Art at the Library - the Harold Town Frieze

July 29, 2011 | Alyson

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When you enter the atrium to the North York Central Library from the south, look up and you'll see a glorious frieze of 15 tiles created by a Canadian icon, Harold Town. The frieze was re-installed here from its original location outside the Gladys Allison Library, the "old" North York...

Romance Fiction: Some Like it Hot

July 26, 2011 | Viveca

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The North York Central Library invites you to come look for love in all the right places. Our Browsery on the main floor has a great selection of paperback romance fiction - and there is something for just about everyone. Finished everything by your favourite author? Ask a librarian for...

Summer Reading - moving beyond fiction

July 22, 2011 | Carolyn

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Who doesn't look forward to having more time to read in the summer, whether it's in a hammock, on the dock or at home on the patio or balcony? Lighter reading seems appropriate as we enjoy the slower pace of summer living, and summer reading lists usually focus on fiction:...

Discover Your Ancestry Through Photos

July 20, 2011 | Chantel

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I’ve always enjoyed looking at family photos – remembering the surprise birthday party or the amazing summer vacation in Europe. With today’s technology, recording the dates, people and events are made easy by a click of a button. But what about those old faded family photos you found while cleaning...

Physical Graffiti

July 18, 2011 | Thomas

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Graffiti has been around for a long time. When archaeologists began excavating the Roman city of Pompeii, they were surprised to find that the walls of the city were covered with graffiti. Messages ranging from the mundane to the explicit had been preserved. Ancient graffiti in Pompeii Recently, Mayor Rob...

So You Want to Write a Picture Book? Read This Book First

July 17, 2011 | Deb

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Hello Everyone, Not Quite Miss Rumphius Here ... Welcome back to the blog for the Children's Department at North York Central Library. Many people have an interest in writing picture books, those books for very young children that are heavy on pictures and light on words. And if you happen...

Expecting a Bundle of Joy?

July 11, 2011 | Laura

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Are you thinking of starting a family? Are you expecting a baby? Trying to get pregnant, being pregnant and becoming a first time parent can be very stressful times. Luckily, the North York Central Library has a collection of books to help make these exciting times more manageable. We have...

The Crime That takes Everything away...Guard Yourself Against Identity theft

July 8, 2011 | Ashley

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Have you ever been scammed, do you know someone who has or do you even know if you've been scammed? June was Senior's month and at North York Central Library and we had a series of programs presented by an educator from InCharge Canada, one of them was called: Guard...

Summer Fun : Climb Your Family Tree

July 8, 2011 | Diana

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Has the immensely popular TV series “Who Do You Think You Are” captivated you and are you interested in your own related (pardon the pun) experience but don’t know where to begin? It has never been easier to begin researching your family history than now. Records are being digitized as...

Get the Polaris Prize Shortlist from TPL

July 6, 2011 | M. Elwood

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This afternoon the shortlist for the Polaris Music Prize was announced. The prestigious music award is given annually to the best full-length Canadian album regardless of genre, sales or record label affiliation. Arcade Fire--The Suburbs Austra--Feel it Break Braids--Native Speaker Destroyer--Kaputt Galaxie--Tigre et Diesel Hey Rosetta!--Seeds Ron Sexsmith--Long Player Late...