Going out with a Bang: Psychological Thrillers and Suspense

December 28, 2011 | Jane

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Librarians from North York Central Library's Browsery would like to help you to end your reading year with a bang. If you enjoy cinematic pacing, twisted mysterious story lines, and unsettling questions then psychological thrillers and suspense novels are for you. Thrillers are pretty fast-paced and usually plot-driven. There is...

Would you like to read a good Biography?

December 28, 2011 | Linda

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Have you ever heard of Martha Stewart, Steve Jobs, or Peter Pocklington? It doesn't matter if you are into cooking, entertaining, new technology, or sports, I'm sure these names are as familiar to you as they are to me and maybe, just like me, you'd like to know a bit...


December 19, 2011 | Grace

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Shopping tips are welcomed no matter what time of the year it is. However, with the merry season here, shopping is on the rise, and you either love it or hate it. For those of you who love it, saving a buck or two is probably your objective. After all,...

Automatic Returns now at North York Central

December 12, 2011 | Jane

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North York Central now has a Automatic Returns Sorter (picture below). This big blue machine will be up and running on Tuesday, Dec. 13th. It will work quietly (we hope) behind the scenes to make returning library material more efficent (you will get a receipt at the time of return)...

Avoid the Holiday Dating Blues

December 12, 2011 | Ann

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The festive season is underway. The time could not be better spent than to read some funny books on dating and what dates to avoid, if you can, and hopefully make the holiday season pass easier. If you think the dating scene could not get any worse after being dumped,...

RIP Harrowsmith

December 9, 2011 | Carolyn

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I'm sure I'm not the only person who daydreams about owning some land in the country and living more self-sufficiently. One spring you're planting a few vegetables in the garden and the next thing you know you're dreaming about fruit trees and chickens and making your own cheese. It's counterintuitive...

Keep it Local : Discover Ontario Local History

December 7, 2011 | Diana

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Bird's-eye view, looking north from harbour to north of Bloor St... I have to admit that ever since I began working in the Canadiana Department I have been fascinated by Ontario place names, the histories associated with the places and maps. The place names Athens, Baden, East Garafraxa , Lotus,...

Louis Riel...

December 5, 2011 | Thomas

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Statue of Louis Riel as it sits at the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Louis Riel is one of Canada’s most controversial figures. Celebrated by some; scorned by others. Known infamouly as the leader of the Red River Rebellion, the founder of Manitoba and hanged for treason on November...

Teen Mystery Writing Workshop with Toronto author Evan Munday

December 4, 2011 | Cameron

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What do young girls and dead people solving mysteries have to do with the library? Well a fair amount if you read any paranormal themed book these days. Paranormal romances, mysteries, thrillers, comedies, and mash ups (think "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies") are still very popular at the library. The...