Attention Shoppers: Awkward Parenting Moment in Aisle Three

September 30, 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! Every parent or caregiver of a young child knows about those days when nothing goes smoothly and everyone, big and small, is out of sorts with the...

Calling all cookbook lovers!

September 30, 2011 | Carolyn

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If you love to cook, or you just love to read and collect cookbooks, you might want to attend Building a Cookbook Collection on Thursday, October 6 at the North York Central Library. Does the bookshelf in your kitchen look anything like this? Cookbooks appeal to us with their gorgeous...

1961-2011: 50 years of the Canadiana Collection

September 28, 2011 | Irena

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Current display marking 50th anniversary of Canadiana Collection The Canadiana Collection was created by North York Public Library in response to frequent requests for local and Ontario history materials. When the library held a book drive in 1961, appealing to the public for book donations to stock 3 new branches,...

Upper Toronto: Envisioning a New City

September 26, 2011 | Laura

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Image by Brett Lamb/Torontoist Imagine if we could start fresh and build a brand new city above our current one? ‘Upper Toronto: Envisioning a New City’ asks us to do just that and as citizens think creatively about what is important in creating a liveable city. Join us at the...

Road Trip!!!!

September 23, 2011 | Irene

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Autumn, the best season of them all. No bugs, not too cold and not too hot, fewer people out and about, good sleeping, crisp air, the bountiful harvest and beautiful colour everywhere! What better time of the year could there be for a weekend road trip? So, grab a map...

Looking for something to do on a brisk autumn night...come to one of our Small Business Series Programs!

September 22, 2011 | Ashley

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Come join us as we embrace the autumn with our Small Business Series programs. The Business department is hosting 5 FREE programs all related to different aspects of Small Business, you can call the Business department at (416)395-5613 to register or come visit us on the 4th floor and register...

Canadiana improves storage capacity with compact shelving

September 20, 2011 | Andrew L

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After the relocation of the Urban Affairs Library last week, the Canadiana collection will benefit by receiving a large section of compact shelving, which will be moved to North York Central's 6th floor. During the installation, portions of Canadiana's collection will be unavailable from September 20 to about October 3,...

Learn about eBooks at North York Central

September 14, 2011 | M. Elwood

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So you've recently purchase an eReader and don't know what to do next? You're not alone. I've had my eReader for about 18 months and I love it but there were a few frustrating moments in the beginning. The good news is that it gets easier. As with any new...

Sarah Dessen to make first Canadian Appearance

September 9, 2011 | Cameron

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Bio: Sarah Dessen grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating with highest honors in Creative Writing. She is the author of several novels, including Someone Like You, Just Listen and Along for the Ride. A motion picture based on her first two books, entitled How...

Goodbye giant robots, hello TIFF

September 8, 2011 | Maureen

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Ah, September! The giant robots fold themselves up and go wherever giant robots go when the battle is over. The pirates stash their loot and head off to winter at their villas in the south of France. The apes punch their time cards, exhausted after so much mayhem. The talking...