Film Club: Mira Nair's The Namesake

May 31, 2011 | Viveca

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The International Indian Film Academy Awards takes place in Toronto from June 23-25. This is a great event for fans of Indian Cinema - and the North York Central Library Film Club is joining in the celebration. The Film Club is screening Mira Nair's The Namesake on Monday, June 13...

Dear Mem Fox, I Have Read All Your Books Even the Pathetic Ones

May 30, 2011 | Deb

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Hello Everyone, Welcome to the blog for the Children's Department here at North York Central Library. I am Not Quite Miss Rumphius and I hope you'll come along with me as I explore all things to do with reading, children, and the world they live in. And by the way,...

Microfilm steps up as Google News falters

May 28, 2011 | Andrew L

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Last week's announcement from Google that it is suspending its five-year-old Google News Archive project shows that long term preservation of materials of historical value, such as newspapers, cannot be trusted only to for-profit organizations like Google. The Death of Google News Archive - GenealogyIntime.com Google Shuts Down Newspaper Archive...

Our Teen Zone moves from Reelin' & Rockin' to Graphics & Gaming

May 26, 2011 | Jane

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A revitalization is taking place on North York Central Library's first floor known as Gateway Services/Teen Zone. This popular area of the libary is closed to the public this month for the first time since it opened in 1987. We will reopen in the Fall with a brand new Teen...

Giller Prize winner at North York Central Library on May 28

May 26, 2011 | Maureen

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Here's what critics said about The Sentimentalists: "...moments of astounding raw beauty and original word play..." The Globe and Mail "...unapologetically challenging fiction..." National Post "...a superbly constructed story told with great skill..." Now Magazine "As the adult son of a Vietnam veteran, I was, simply, moved to tears." The...

Lots of people try - but you can't take it with you.

May 25, 2011 | Teresa

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It is an age old saying "you can't take it with you" - "it" being your money. And while you might not be able to take your estate with you, there are ways to make sure that you leave a legacy behind for your loved ones. Join us for the...

Decaf for me, espresso for my car

May 23, 2011 | Carolyn

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Coffee has always provided a number of delightful perks: its aroma, its flavour and, most importantly, its energizing side-effects. These days however, acting as fuel for our bodies is not the only fuel it can provide. A British team of scientists and engineers have recently assembled a coffee-powered car. A...

"The ukulele is the thinking man's violin."

May 19, 2011 | Alyson

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Krusty says so, and he's hardly ever wrong. If you're a thinking man or woman, why not come to our Ukulele Night and play your uke with other like-minded people? When: June 9th, 2011 7:30 p.m Where: North York Central Library auditorium Playing level: everyone from beginners to George Formbyesque...

Sharing Your Stories: An Introduction to Memoir Writing

May 19, 2011 | Andrew

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Mondays June 6, 13, 20 and 27 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street Room 1 ***THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL*** If you've ever dreamed of recording your life stories, these lively and inspiring workshops are for you. See how flexible memoirs can be, and how...

Exploring Toronto's Urban Forest with LEAF

May 14, 2011 | Carolyn

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If you have ever flown over Toronto you probably noticed how green our city is. Over 17 percent of the city is currently covered by tree canopy, and there is an ambitious plan in place to double the amount of forested space by 2050. Toronto's urban forest is more than...