The Evolution Revolution

November 30, 2012 | Carolyn

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The Darwin anniversary year in 2009 (it was the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his best known book, On the Origin of Species) raised the profile of this groundbreaking scientist, and the renewed interest in his work has continued...

Hobbits and dwarves coming to Toronto!

November 28, 2012 | Maureen

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Is the hair on your toes prickling? Feeling a tad peckish, though you ate only an hour ago? Thinking about having a second breakfast? Or blowing smoke rings? Are you craving tea and a nice seed cake, by the fire? Does the steam rising from your cup seem to take...

What are you doing with your bicycle this winter?

November 26, 2012 | Irene

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Store it, ride it, put it on an indoor trainer or spend some quality time with it learning basic maintenance and how to tune it up. It‘s about that time of the year when you start thinking about putting away your bike and pulling out your skis .Or, if you’re...

Our relationship with animals: it's complicated

November 16, 2012 | Carolyn

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People tell me all the time that our dog is very cute. Friends volunteer to care for her when we're away, and even people who don't like dogs are won over by her charms. But how much does her appeal have to do with the way she looks? I started...

Small Business Month may be over, but our Small Business Programs aren't!

November 15, 2012 | Ashley

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Even though small business month is technically in October, in the Business Department at North York Central Library we decided to extend it until the end of the year! Did you know that in Ontario roughly half of us work for small and medium size enterprises (SME's), and they generate...

You Are Invited to Sample a Taste of Handel!

November 13, 2012 | Muriel

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:00 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Join host Duncan Chisholm, musicologist, for his talk, "A Taste of Handel." Handel is now known as a great composer, but he was also an impresario, a collector of music, literature and especially of fine art. He was also...

Local History Apps

November 12, 2012 | Thomas

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For those of you with a smartphone - either andriod or iPhone - and a curiousity in the history of Toronto there maybe an app out there for you. Toronto in Time is an application that shares over 150 stories related to Toronto's past. There are many different ways to...

TPL Arts & Craft Fair for the United Way

November 11, 2012 | MRM

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Treat yourself to an exciting day of shopping in support of the United Way! On Friday, November 16th, join us for the TPL Arts & Crafts Fair for the United Way in the North York Central Library Lobby from 12-7pm. Your TPL staff and colleagues will be selling their one-of-a-kind...

Youth Volunteer Fair Monday November 5th 2012

November 5, 2012 | Cameron

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Please join us in the North York Central Library at 5120 Yonge St. for a volunteer fair for youth. This fair features over 30 agencies from across the city who accept and work with youth volunteers. Do you need to get your 40 hours? Do you want to help build...

Bright future, dim future, or no future?

November 2, 2012 | Paula

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Twenty five years ago, OMNI asked 14 minds to predict how the future would change by 2007. These were some of the predictions: Bill Gates predicted modern LCD TVs, voice command recognition Siri, YouTube, Wikipedia and payment without a card. Timothy Leary predicted every child would have access to his/her...