True North Noir: Mysteries in the Mean Streets

August 31, 2011 | Viveca

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Are you left mystified by detectives who knit? Or bake? Who are cats? If you prefer your hero to access their inner Marlowe or Warshawski rather than whip up a batch of muffins, here are some great reads by Canadian authors. The North York Central Library has large mystery collections...

Studying for a Profession or Trade?

August 26, 2011 | Carolyn

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Are you considering a career as a health professional? Most faculties of medicine, pharmacy and dentistry require candidates to write aptitude tests when applying to their programs. You can find books to help you prepare for the MCAT, PCAT and DAT at many library locations. Type any of these acronyms...

Tour the sights in the Canadiana Department

August 24, 2011 | Irena

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Next time you are visiting North York Central Library, you might want to ride the elevator up to the 6th floor. The Canadiana Department contains some unique visual treats -- and some great reference resources, too! To your right as you exit the elevator, you will meet Henry, aka The...

A City within a park

August 20, 2011 | Thomas

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Parks are vital to social and cultural life of Toronto. In this post we will explore Dufferin Grove Park, located just south of the beautiful and much beloved Bloor/Gladstone Library in Toronto's west-end. Dufferin Grove Park Dufferin Grove spans two city blocks and is full of huge deciduous trees. It...

Book A Librarian: Free, Personalized Service

August 19, 2011 | Laura

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Researching a topic? Having trouble tracking down information? Want to brush up on your library and research skills for the next school year? North York Central Library offers one on one, personalized Book a Librarian Sessions. In these sessions you meet for up to 1 hr with a librarian to...

Me Frog, You Toad: When We're Together Everything's Better

August 19, 2011 | Deb

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Hello Everyone, I'm Not Quite Miss Rumphius and this is the blog for the Children's Department at North York Central Library. Welcome back! Friendships between animals, especially friendships between different kinds of animals, make up some of the most memorable stories around for children. Sometimes these stories are charming and...

There’s an app for that?! Market your bright idea into an app and make a profit!

August 17, 2011 | Ashley

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If you have a smartphone (i.e., iPhone ®, Blackberry ® or an Android ® phone) - you know that there is an abundance of apps which actually can make your life a little easier, relieve your boredom or or maybe even make you laugh. Even if you don't have a...

2011 Young Voices Conference

August 15, 2011 | Cameron

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The North York Central Library host an annual youth event that focuses on the artistic and creative talents of the youth within the city of Toronto. The Young Voices Conference is organized by the Toronto Public Library with a focus on creating space for youth to get a chance to...

Canadian Opera Company Talks

August 15, 2011 | Muriel

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The COC Opera Talks are back! Members of the Canadian Opera Company will speak about the stories, music and productions of three operas: Gluck's Iphigenia in Tauris; Saariaho's Love From Afar; and Handel's Semele. These talks will offer an insider's view, balancing tidbits of opera history with guided listening, images...

Computer books for Boomers and Seniors

August 10, 2011 | Kelli

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Although North York Central's Learning Centre is closed for renovation this summer, boomers and seniors who want to learn about computers and technology can make use of books designed specifically for them. All of these books are available in the 5th floor Science and Technology Department. Click on the cover...