Spiders of Toronto

September 30, 2012 | Carolyn

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The booklets in the City of Toronto's Biodiversity Series are fantastic resources for anyone interested in learning about the amazing variety of plant and animal life in our city. The plan is to produce seven booklets. Four have already been released: Birds of Toronto , Butterflies of Toronto, Fishes of...

Not so Silent Spring

September 21, 2012 | Carolyn

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Spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song. Silent Spring September 27 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, credited with alerting the American public to the...

North York Central Library Film Club: Women on the Edge

September 17, 2012 | Viveca

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Our Fall program "Women on the Edge" delivers blows: hits to the heart, to the soul (and to the head) with heroines that are complicated, desperate, fiercely intelligent - and trapped. The Film Club meets on Mondays once a month in the North York Central Library auditorium. Films start at...

Whenever I Go to the Library, My Friend From Iran is There

September 14, 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. * * * * * * My good friend, Laleh, is from Iran and every time I go to the library I see someone who reminds me...

A Hundred Tales of Invention

September 7, 2012 | Paula

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Have you ever finished an absorbing novel - I mean something that really spoke to you - and felt like you needed a holiday from reading fiction just so you could fully digest the story and characters? That happens to me all the time. But the problem is, that without...

Aspiring writers: this post's for you

September 4, 2012 | Maureen

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You’ve probably heard the phrase, “It’s never too late!” many times. Does it sound as naïve to you as it does to me? If not, sorry to burst your bubble, but sometimes it is too late. The fact is, some dreams and aspirations do have a shelf life. Consider the...