It's the Royal Ontario Museum's 98th birthday today

April 30, 2012 | Thomas

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On March 19th the Royal Ontario Museum celebrated it's 98th birthday. On 3:00pm on March 19th, 1914 fifteen hundred people gathered to watch the Governor General - Prince Arthur - officially open the ROM to the public. The history of ROM dates back long before the 1914 opening, but in...

Body Bizarre or Body Beautiful?

April 27, 2012 | Irina

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With the beach season right around the corner many of us are starting to pay a bit more attention to our looks: some are dieting, some are tanning, some are exercising more than in colder months, others are picking out new tattoos and jewellery to adorn their bodies. No matter...

Are you an Ecofriendly Traveller?

April 23, 2012 | Ashley

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A car powered by 100% vegetable oil Ride the new rocket! This morning as I was riding the sleek new Bombardier rocket style TTC, I was thinking "perfect timing, tonight is our program" Transit Around the World featuring author Taras Grescoe. I love the design of the new subways, they're...

North York Central Library Book Club Spring Lineup

April 23, 2012 | Jane

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Time for a little spring cleaning of the mind? You love reading but sometimes wonder what others think about the books you love? If only you could pick the author's brain? Why not join a library book club? "The North York Central Library Book Club" is run by Libary Staff...

How Ants Survive Microwaves

April 20, 2012 | Grace

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Ever wonder how it happens? Scientific study and activity is important for finding answers to many questions that cross our minds. Some questions are natural to ask. Other questions are just quirky. And some still don’t have answers. Regardless, the North York Central Library carries a number of books related...

Do they have to die to get our attention?

April 13, 2012 | Maureen

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Sometimes it seems that the poets who attract the most attention are those who committed suicide, like Sylvia Plath and Ann Sexton, or those who embody the cliché of the tortured writer, like the hard drinking Charles Bukowski. So I apologize for the sensationalistic title of my post, but if...

Gap Years and Apprenticeships -- What's in YOUR Future?

April 8, 2012 | Linda

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Gap years and apprenticeships are a couple of things you may be considering when thinking about what to do after high school. Why not join us at the North York Central Library for the start of our Generation Next Series? We will have speakers on such topics as The Gap...

The Doomsday Vault

April 6, 2012 | Carolyn

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It was built on an island, part of a remote Arctic archipelago off the coast of Norway. Located at the end of a reinforced tunnel 120 meters inside a mountain, it is protected by multiple airlocks. The tunnel entrance was designed to withstand a missile strike, and reflective and refractive...

Jane Austen Lives on . . . as the undead?

April 2, 2012 | Cameron

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Recently in publishing history it has become de rig-eur to publish classic novels with a little bit of contemporary monsters thrown in. For example "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" which is one of the first examples of what is now known as the "mash-up" genre. Where a writer takes one...

Teen English Conversation Circle at North York Central Library

April 1, 2012 | Cameron

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It is with great pleasure that the Teen Zone department of the North York Central branch is offering a Teen English Conversation Circle. This program is set to begin on Wednesdays starting March 28th and continuing through all of April and May. The program will be every Wednesday in the...