Free Science Events in Toronto for April 2013

March 26, 2013 | Jeannette

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The Science and Technology department of North York Central Library compiles a monthly calendar of free science and applied science events in Toronto. Applied science includes health, gardening, pets and food; all subjects found in the department’s collection. Here is the April calendar. This month’s highlights include: April 2: Climate...

Calling all opera lovers! Opera Talk # 4: Richard Strauss's Salome

March 26, 2013 | Maureen

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This is your last chance, opera lovers! The fourth and final Canadian Opera Company opera talk takes place on Thursday March 28 at North York Central Library. Wayne Gooding, author, lecturer and editor of Opera Canada magazine, will discuss Richard Strauss’s controversial opera Salome. Salome has had a fascinating performance...

Distract Me

March 25, 2013 | Paula

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I have to admit these days I mostly feel like Wesley Crusher in that episode of Star Trek:TNG where the entire crew becomes obsessed with a new gadget and soon find themselves so addicted they can't perform basic ship functions but instead sit in zombie-like trances. Poor Wesley runs around...

Understanding Food Labels

March 22, 2013 | Jeannette

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Do you know the difference between the best before date and expiration date label? I’ve always thought they were the same thing. But according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, you can still buy and consume foods that have passed the “best before” date. However, the food may have lost...

Reveal the 8 Universal Truths about Your Money

March 19, 2013 | Ashley

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Even though Money Matters Month is technically over here at North York Library we still have one more personal finance program to offer you 8 Universal Truths about Your Money: The Basics of Financial Planning Tom Hamza, President of the non-profit Investor Education Fund (IEF) will discuss eight Universal Money...

Canadian Gothic

March 15, 2013 | Maureen

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Where does a librarian go on a night off? To a book launch, of course. Actually, it was my first. I was amazed at how many people were crowded into the room at the Gladstone Hotel – all seats were taken, and many were standing -- but then, there’s a...

Alissa York leads North York Central Book Club - March 19th at 7 pm

March 11, 2013 | Jane

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North York Central Library Book Club members are very excited to have Toronto Public Library's Writer in Residence Alissa York lead the discussion of her novel "Fauna" on Tuesday, March 19th at 7 pm in Room 2. New members are always welcome. For more information and to register call the...

Community gardening taking root in Toronto

March 8, 2013 | Carolyn

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Community gardens have been around for awhile, but it seems that in the last few years their profile is growing, so to speak, as the urban agriculture movement has increased awareness of the viability and the benefits of growing food in an urban environment. Community gardens provide an opportunity to...