Free Science Events in Toronto for January 2013

December 31, 2012 | Jeannette

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The Science and Technology Department of North York Central Library compiles a monthly calendar of free science events in Toronto. Applied science includes health, gardening, pets and food; all subjects found in the department's collections. Here is the January Calendar. This month's highlights include: January 11: Malaysian Bazaar 2013, a...

A Short Meditation on Winter

December 28, 2012 | Carolyn

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I love the idea of winter. But the reality of winter - not so much. This is my winter ideal: snow falling, skating on frozen rivers, buildings made of ice... This is my winter reality: snow shovelling, slipping on icy sidewalks, white-knuckle driving on slushy, slippery roads... There's no getting...

December Reflections

December 24, 2012 | Ann

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(Tick tock! Click the clock!) Most people, like myself, officially begin celebrating the festive season today with friends and family. Some people celebrate by reflecting on achievements accomplished in the past year. Others choose to celebrate by comparing accomplishments of this year to previous years. And some simply enjoy reading...

Winter Holiday Concert for All Ages: Cassava Latin Band

December 20, 2012 | Muriel

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. North York Central Library - Concourse Sing! Dance! Clap! All ages are welcome to come and warm up the winter with the alluring South American rhythms of Cassava Latin Band. Please call 416-395-5639 for further information. Be sure to visit NAXOS, the...

A Downton Abbey Gingerbread house for the holidays

December 20, 2012 | Cameron

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For those of you who are fans of the BBC historical drama "Downton Abbey" life may just get a little bit more sweet. Curtis Jensen has posted a video on youtube of himself creating a gingerbread house version of the house in Downton Abbey and you can watch it below....

Seeking A Book for the End of the World

December 17, 2012 | Jane

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Oceans boiling, volcanoes erupting, California crumbling into the sea – this is what the end of the world looks like in the disaster movie 2012, as envisioned by Roland Emmerich, the director who brought us other such apocalyptic films as Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow. Any muddled references...

The best science books of 2012

December 14, 2012 | Carolyn

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As the year's end approaches, lists are everywhere - the best movies of the year, the best apps, the best songs and, of course, the best books. Here are some of the best science books of 2012, according to a selection of lists: Turing's Cathedral: the origins of the digital...

Check your Stocks with Value Line, now available online anywhere!

December 12, 2012 | Ashley

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Today as I was working extra hours at the Don Mills Library, a man asked me if he could see the Value Line Records and Ratings Reports. When I presented him with the large binder, he was disappointed to find that the latest print issue was from November. I asked...

Get Started at the Library: MS Office Products

December 3, 2012 | Jane

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North York Central Library Staff offer a wide range of computer classes in the Learning Centre, all absolutely free. Once you have mastered our Web Basics classes, you're ready to create your own documents, spreadsheets and presentations! Consider taking one of the following primers on how to use Microsoft Office...

Free Science Events for December 2012

December 1, 2012 | Paula

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The Science and Technology Department of North York Central Library compiles a monthly calendar of free science events in Toronto. Applied science includes health, gardening, pets and food; all subjects found in the department's collections. Here is the December Calendar: This month's highlights include: Dec 2 - Ontario's Wild Bees,...