Opening Doors to Your Future - 2012 Career and Job Fair

February 28, 2012 | Linda

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Come and join us Thursday, March 8, 2012 for the Career and Job Fair, Opening Doors to Your Future When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St. Exhibitors include: Canadian Tire, InCharge Canada, Paragon Security, VHA Home HealthCare, and many, many more! For more...

Literary Westerns take on Wild Frontiers

February 27, 2012 | Jane

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Most of us think of Westerns as stories of wild frontiers, dangerous outlaws and brave sheriffs, good cowboys and bad indians. Westerns, by both Canadian and American contemporary authors are quite, quite different. Since Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian they are also much more violent. Modern Literary Westerns are generally well...

Being Weird Is Not Actually A Bad Thing

February 24, 2012 | Grace

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Smell that? Fresh, cool air. The perfume of Japanese cherry blossom trees surrounding us, the colour of dandelions brightening up our yards, and the sun warming our emotions. Ahhhhh…spring is in the air! Um, well, maybe not quite, but we’re so close I can feeeel it. Can’t you? And it’s...

Cool Family Time

February 20, 2012 | Ann

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From the October 12, 2007 Toronto Star article, Premier Dalton McGuinty declared Family Day as a new civic holiday for every third Monday in February. This year, Family Day marks its fifth anniversary. provides a list of activities and attractions for parents and their children to enjoy. While the...

Canadian Opera Company Opera Talks Part 3: Semele by Handel

February 17, 2012 | Muriel

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Visual artist and director Zhang Huan blends a baroque aesthetic with the splendor of China in Handel's opera of endless pleasures. Using an actual Ming Dynasty ancestral temple as his canvas, Huan paints a breathtaking and playful...

Sale at Book Ends North

February 1, 2012 | M. Elwood

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Book Ends North describes itself as a "great place to get good books cheap". Located on the concourse level beneath North York Central Library, Book Ends has been operating since 1993. Run by volunteers from Friends of the Toronto Public Library - North Chapter, the bookstore sells withdrawn library materials....

The Re-Invention of Hugo Cabret: The Boy Who Loves Movies Gets One of His Own

February 1, 2012 | 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! Brian Selznick's giant door stopper of a book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, has a perfectly nice cover. But it's not ever going to be the most...