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." -...

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...

This is a Big One: North York Central Library presents Mona Eltahawy!

April 23, 2015 | Emoke

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As soon as I heard about Mona Eltahawy's upcoming book entitled: Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, I knew I would be interested in this woman's work. According to her official website, Mona (Egyptian-American activist and journalist) is an award-winning columnist as well as international...

Got the Fever? /ɪˈlɛkʃən/ Fever?

October 20, 2014 | Ann

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Prior to the official election date, North York Central Library is offering a program on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 7 pm to 8 pm in the Concourse. The program is called, Election Fever: Exploring What Makes Our City Great with guest speaker, Edward Keenan who is currently involved in several notable professions including working as a columnist for The Toronto Star and as a talk show host at Newstalk radio 1010. Please register by calling (416) 395-5660 to reserve a seat.

Picture Labour Day...Over A Century Ago

August 29, 2014 | Ann

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Going back one hundred and nine years ago, visualize standing on a raised wooden platform from the main street and looking up at the cool misty grey sky. A photographer gages the weather and scans the procession. Beside him, balanced on a tall wrought iron tripod, rests an early-period camera.

Boomers and Beyond: Programs for retirement planning

May 28, 2014 | Ashley

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Did you know that June is Senior's month? To celebrate the library has a wide assortment of great programs, workshops, computer classes and of course books for Seniors. Now, you may be thinking about retirement even if you aren't a Senior and that is great, the earlier you start planning...

Author Visit: Angela Misri and Natalie Corbett Sampson

March 12, 2014 | Cameron

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Please join us in the library for an author event featuring two authors from Fierce Ink Press, who will be discussing the ins and outs of writing for youth.

How Black History Month Became A Canadian Tradition

February 6, 2014 | Ann

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Photo Credit: cpnas.org This month of February celebrates Black History Month. The inception of this historical custom involved the idea of one person and the support of many people to bring this to fruition. In 1926, Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950), shown above, was the first American historian to recognize the...

Keep your New Year's Resolution and Rock your Finances this 2014! You could win a free book!

January 22, 2014 | Ashley

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Here we are again, it is the beginning of the year and I'm sure we are all filled with resolutions. One of the most common ones is to manage our money better, especially after spending over the holidays. New Year's resolutions seem to go by the wayside quite shortly after...

Happy Financial Literacy Month! Are you a good financial role model?

November 13, 2013 | Ashley

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Did you know that November is officially Financial Literacy Month in Canada? You may not know because it is a fairly new initiative, this is Canada's 3rd annual Financial Literacy Month. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) and the Financial Literacy Action Group (FLAG) (which is 7 non profit...