Mothers as Artisans of Compassion

May 6, 2016 | Ann

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The term, mother, brings to mind someone who loves, protects, strengthens, and endures. Mothers do their best to their abilities in raising their children to face the world in all its pain and glory.

Repair Your Car Yourself

April 11, 2016 | Ranald

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Use the library e-resource Chilton Library, which is accessible anywhere Œ(1) your car calls out to be pushed onto its side and repaired, (2) you have your tools with you and (3) you have something, besides what you're wearing, to wipe your hands on. Photograph: Julia Kertesz, "Bucarest, car repair...

Eh Canada!

April 6, 2016 | Diana

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Are you a high school student who is looking for current information to include in a homework assignment? Canada In Context, available 24/7 with your library card, is your lifeline to all things Canadian. It covers a wide range of topics from a Canadian perspective, including Canadian history, geography, politics,...

Biggs the Fig Pig

April 4, 2016 | Jane

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Mr. Stephen Biggs is a self-described fig pig. He seems to have been born to the role, suited as his name is to his vocation (at least if you like rhymes). But what is it that draws a man to a fruit tree with such passion and commitment? He isn't...

Exercise Your Talents in New & Exciting Ways

January 4, 2016 | Ann

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The Holiday season for 2015 has drawn to a close. Consider the next signpost to appear over the horizon on the proverbial road through life that reads, "Exercise." This is a daunting suggestion right after a delirious period of holiday binging and relaxing. The interesting aspect of this word is its dual nature--it can either describe a "thing" or an "action." An exercise, for instance, conveys a static description of tasks to be completed whereas the phrase to exercise reflects a dynamic expression of movement.

Free Science Events in Toronto for October 2015

September 29, 2015 | Jeannette

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The Science and Technology Department of North York Central Library compiles a monthly calendar of free science and applied science events in Toronto. Applied science includes health, gardening, pets and food; all subjects found in the department's collection. Here is the October calendar (PDF). October's highlights include: October 3: Green...

Health Force Ontario – A Type of Matchmaking

September 8, 2015 | Jane

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Canada is a country that thrives on immigration. So there are systems in place to help immigrants move into their new lives in Canada as easily as possible. In fact, new changes in immigration processes (some of them controversial) allow skilled and highly educated immigrants to be “fast-tracked” into Canada...

Events That Reign Supreme

August 31, 2015 | Ann

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Today marks the end of August. The CNE season is nearing its end of another successful run. As seasons go, the hot and heavy humidity along with the gloriously warm sunshine will eventually be replaced by shorter days, cooler temperatures, and bright yellow and red hues of autumn. As the weather transitions, three upcoming events are worth anticipating.

Who Cares If It Rains?

August 21, 2015 | Jane

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Sometimes, it is just what you pay attention to. Ever wondered, for example, how people saw the constellations – shapes of bears, hunters, scorpions, while we see undifferentiated masses of stars? That is if we’re lucky enough, here in the well-lighted city, to see the stars at all? photo credit:...

Starry starry nights

July 24, 2015 | Carolyn

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In summer I love to look at the night sky, and the Perseid meteor shower in August is, for me, the highlight of the season. Don't take my word for it; here's what NASA has to say: "The Perseids, which peak during mid-August, are considered to be the best meteor...