Our Fragile Planet: Magazines to the Rescue

April 15, 2016 | Jeannette

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Our Fragile Planet display at North York Central Library It's Earth Month 2016 and the time has come to take seriously our impact on the planet. Toronto Public Library is happy to present the best of our collections on environmental education, geared to children, teens and adults. Watch for environmental...

Free Science Events in Toronto for March 2016

March 1, 2016 | 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 March calendar (PDF). March's highlights include: March 16: Moving...

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 January 2016

December 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 January calendar (PDF). January's highlights include: January 10: The...

The Best Cookbooks of 2015

December 24, 2015 | Jeannette

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It's that time of the year again. I'm back with another post about the best cookbooks of the year. Just like the 2014 and 2013 posts, below are some of the best cookbooks of the year chosen by various sources (click on their name to view the full list and...

Alternative Holiday Activities!

December 7, 2015 | Emoke

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December is the month of holidays. Christmas songs and decorations most obviously bombard us and take over. But what if you don't enjoy the holidays, or do not observe any of them? If this is the time of year for you where you need a good distraction more than anything,...

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...

May Days Are For Parties, Weddings, and Travel

May 11, 2015 | Ann

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Spring arrives with bright floral colours and the sun's warm glow across the land. Temperatures rise as the days grow longer. To celebrate the upcoming summery weather is to enjoy this time outdoors.

Homelessness In Canada

March 16, 2015 | Emoke

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Recently, I attended a training session on homelessness which opened my eyes to the topic and the actions that we must take as a society to put an end to this unfortunate and inhumane social issue. The speaker was Stephen Gaetz, a Professor at the Faculty of Education at York...

Digital Innovation Hub Librarian Internship Experience!

February 2, 2015 | Emoke

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Photo of me at the Toronto Reference Library Hub Recently I finished a librarian internship at the Digital Innovation Hub at the Toronto Reference Library. I had the honour of spending about five months there, getting to know what goes on in the hub and learning how to do my...