Bad Singer

November 21, 2016 | Jane

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Tim Falconer, who is among the statistically tiny percentage of people who are completely tone deaf, loves music. This puts him into an even tinier percentage of that tiny group. One of the things that sets Falconer apart, again, is that he's chosen to address his musical shortcomings by trying...

How Music Heals

October 13, 2016 | Jane

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"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me -- like food or water." -...

Welcome to the Business, Science and Technology Department

July 22, 2016 | Carolyn

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If you're a regular visitor to the North York Central Library you've probably noticed some recent changes. The Library is undergoing a major renovation, a project that will be completed over the next few years. One change which has already taken place is the merger of the Business Department with...

Jazz Festival Preview: Chase Sanborn Trio Live!

June 3, 2016 | Maureen

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North York Central Library is partnering with the TD Toronto Jazz Festival for a free preview show. The Chase Sanborn Trio will perform at the library on Tuesday, June 21 at 7:15 p.m. Before the performance, Chase and his fellow musicians will give a workshop on jazz fundamentals. It doesn't...

Fun, Free, Fabulous Drag Fashion Show

May 6, 2016 | Maureen

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Miss Understood by David ShankboneYou’re invited to Stilettos on the Move, a drag fashion show! Come celebrate Pride Week at North York Central Library on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. Flamboyant drag performers will turn the library stage into a catwalk as glamorous as any you'll see during Toronto...

Looking for Life in the Cosmos

April 18, 2016 | Jane

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Let’s grapple for a moment with another of the universe’s eternal puzzles. Is there life elsewhere, besides here on earth? Neil deGrasse Tyson at NASA says that “most astrophysicists accept a high probability of there being life elsewhere in the universe, if not on other planets or on moons within...

International Women's Day Film Screening: It's A Girl

February 29, 2016 | Emoke

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International Women's Day (March 8th) is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The United Nations started celebrating International Women's Day on March 8 during International Women's year, 1975. In 1977, the...

Store-wide Half Price Sale at Book Ends in NYCL

November 16, 2015 | Ann

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Courtesy of geralt at Pixelbay. License: CC0 Public Domain / FAQ Free for commercial use / No attribution required The festive season is arriving. Do you have enough books to read and share through the holidays? Do you love finding exciting and rare titles? Do you want to buy as...

Citizenship/Settlement Programs at North York Central Library!

October 26, 2015 | Emoke

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The Toronto Public Library offers a vast variety of New to Canada and Citizenship Test Preparation classes and programs on an ongoing basis. The library website under New To Canada is a good place to look for information on: Learning English for all levels and ages, Citizenship Test, Settling in...

Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano

September 25, 2015 | Maureen

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Please join us at North York Central Library on Thursday October 15 at 7:00 pm to explore a topic that has fascinated generations – the destruction of the city of Pompeii by volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Paul Denis, Assistant Curator (Greek, Etruscan, Roman & Byzantine) at the Royal Ontario...