Need advice? Where's Aunt Lily or Uncle Joe? How about asking a lawyer?

June 29, 2011 | Linda

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Did you ever need advice about making a will, buying a house, dealing with a landlord? What about problems with your boss, divorce, or that pesky neighbour and his loud parties? Where is Aunt Lily when you need her? or maybe Uncle Joe? There is always SOMEONE with lot's of...

Animal Obession

June 27, 2011 | Grace

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Ever wonder why male seahorses get pregnant, Sumatran tigers adore Calvin Klein’s Obsession, and cows listen to music? If not, then you’re probably wondering now! Animals never cease to amaze, and just when you think you’ve heard it all, biologists and zoologists around the world uncover an exciting new facet...

Enjoy the Toronto Summer Music Festival at North York Central Library!

June 24, 2011 | Muriel

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Enjoy the music of Beethoven and the Romantics with a talk and concerts at the Toronto Summer Music Festival at North York Central Library. On Wednesday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at North York Central Library there will be a Festival Overview talk with the Toronto Summer...

Get yer gaming on!

June 23, 2011 | Cameron

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North York Central Branch's Hub department is proud to present the first official gaming program for the branch. This program is set to take place starting on Saturday July 9th in the Auditorium from 2:30-4:30 and users can sign up at the browsery desk. Space is limited as we only...

Is Elvis really dead?

June 22, 2011 | Irene

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Is Elvis still alive? Was the 1969 moon mission shot on a Hollywood sound stage? Did a second shooter kill JFK? Do Alien reptiles really rule the world? Are crop circles signs from other life forms that have visited earth? What really happened in Roswell? Topics such as these generate...

Curious about ebooks?

June 20, 2011 | Kelli

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While eBooks seem to be a relatively new development, they have actually been around for forty years. The first ebook was created in 1971 when Michael Hart of Project Gutenberg created a text file of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. EBooks developed slowly over the next decades as devices such...

How Does Your Garden Grow?

June 17, 2011 | Carolyn

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Gardening is an increasingly popular pastime for Canadians. Statistics Canada reports that since 2001, sales of lawn and garden products have increased by about 10 percent each year. Anyone who has battled the crowds at their local garden centre on a sunny spring morning has probably figured this out for...

Looking for Your Scottish Roots in Ontario?

June 15, 2011 | Andrew

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For the months of June and July, North York Central Library’s Canadiana Department (6th floor) has prepared a display in support of the Ontario Genealogical Society’s popular and sold out Scottish Family History Workshop held June 18th featuring renowned UK genealogist Christopher Paton. On display are a number of key...

Beat The Heat And Enjoy The Summer!

June 13, 2011 | Ann

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This season is quickly warming up to be another glorious summer! After several months of dark cold grey weather in Toronto, warmer temperatures and sunnier days are a welcome sight. With the hotter weather, there are days when increasing temperatures and humidity that could potentially become harmful to our health....

Downsizing Diva at the North York Central Library

June 11, 2011 | Carolyn

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Perhaps you know this quotation from William Morris, the nineteenth century English artist, writer and designer: "If you want a golden rule...this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." You might want to keep these words in...