National Day of Mourning - Remembering lives lost or injured in the workplace

April 27, 2013 | Ashley

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In 1991, the federal government officially started recognizing April 28 as the National Day of Mourning after passing a Mourning Day Act on February 1, 1991. This important day commemorates workers who have been killed or injured in the workplace as well as reminding us all to be committed to...

Asian Heritage Month Talk at NYCL: East Asian Fashion

April 26, 2013 | Muriel

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Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Please call 416-395-5639 to register Come and join us as Susan Fohr from the Textile Museum of Canada talks about 19th century East Asian fashion, robes, headdresses etc., from the museum's beautiful collection. The focus of this program is...

Free Science Events in Toronto for May 2013

April 23, 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 May calendar. This month's highlights include: May 3: Scientific...

North York Central Libary Book Club to discuss Fahrenheit 451

April 22, 2013 | Ellen

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Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 will be discussed on Tuesday, April 30 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in Room 2 as part of Toronto Public Library's Keep Toronto Reading Festival. The discussion will be led by a librarian from the Merril Collection, whose expertise is in science fiction and fantasy. I...

Sew Inspired...

April 19, 2013 | Jeannette

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Growing up, my mom would often take me along on her trips to the fabric store. We would find rows upon rows of fabric bundled on rolls and rectangular cardboard. My favorite were the ones with farm animals. I loved little cows and pigs. I remember wandering around as my...

Swinging into Spring

April 15, 2013 | Laura

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What a long, snowy winter we have had! Now that the last blast of winter is hopefully past us it is the perfect time to venture outside and enjoy the weather. There is no better way to enjoy our city than to partake in some physical activity throughout our more...

Art Talk at NYCL: Florentine Altarpieces in the Early Renaissance

April 12, 2013 | Muriel

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Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Please call 416-395-5639 to register Come and join us for an art talk by Rebekah Carson, art historian at the University of Toronto and OCAD University, as she examines the effects of artistic competition and a flourishing economy on...

Small Victories

April 5, 2013 | Carolyn

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I remember like it was yesterday what I was doing 28 years ago this week. In a matter of days I went from looking forward to the birth of my baby - in theory, still many weeks away - to watching him rushed to intensive care. I was fortunate that...