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February 2014

How well do you remember North York?

February 26, 2014 | Cynthia | Comments (0)

How well do you remember what has happened in North York in your lifetime and before your time?   The North York Historical Society will be bringing pictures to the Barbara Frum Library, depicting life in North York during the last 100 years to show us how far we’ve come, and remind us of all that has taken place here in the past century.

You may be surprised at what you remember, or what you have forgotten, or never knew about life in North York.





Please join us for an evening of remembrance and discussion.  March 4, 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Canada in Vancouver 2010 vs. Sochi 2014 Olympics

February 19, 2014 | Alex | Comments (0)

In Sochi 2014, Canada won a total of 17 medals as of February 18. In Vancouver 2010, Canada compiled a grand total of 26 medals. Will Canada surpass the total of 26 medals from Vancouver 2010? Explain why this will or will not happen. Also, check out the display of Olympic books on the main floor of the Barbara Frum public library.                                                           

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Books about Love to Enjoy with your Little Ones

February 12, 2014 | Kate S. | Comments (0)

Valentine’s Day can be a drag when you’re older, but when you’re four years old it’s a pretty great day.  My daughter is attending her first Valentine’s Day Party at school tomorrow and she spent hours making cards for all her friends and teachers. To her the day is about showing her friends that she cares about them, and maybe getting some treats. Her excitement is contagious, and I find that for the first time in years, I'm looking forward to the day as well. Remember that your Valentine can be the little one in your life! Here are some sweet books to enjoy with your kids, all about love.

Love You Forever   Counting Kisses  How do Dinosaurs Say I Love You Hug   Because I'm Your Dad  Guess How Much I Love You


Branch Renovations - What You Need to Know!

February 3, 2014 | Loretta | Comments (0)

Barbara Frum Branch will be undergoing a minor renovation until early March to better serve the public. Here's what you need to know:

  • The 2nd floor will not be accessible. The rest of the library will remain open at regular hours of operation.
  • During this time, customers may continue to pick up holds, check out and return materials, access collections, and use computers on the 1st floor.
  • Staff will retrieve materials from the second floor
  • Scheduled programs & meetings will continue on the 3rd floor

What can you expect from the renovation?

  • A brand new Le@arning Centre: a computer lab that will house computer classes for customers
  • an expanded teen zone
  • a book sorter to facilitate book returns

Learning centre




If you have any questions regarding the renovation, please call the branch at (416)395-5440.




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