Free Science Events in Toronto for January 2019

December 27, 2018 | Liana

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The Business, Science & 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 January calendar (PDF). January's highlights include: January 6:...

Free Science Events in Toronto for December 2018

November 30, 2018 | Liana

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The Business, Science & 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 December calendar (PDF). December's highlights include: December 4:...

Free Science Events in Toronto for September 2018

August 29, 2018 | Cathy

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The Business, Science & 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 September calendar (PDF). September's highlights include: September 6:...

O(nt.) Pioneers!

December 18, 2017 | Jane

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I was reading Willa Cather’s wonderful novel, O Pioneers!, and musing about a world that I have no direct experience of . . . farming. Without such prompts, city folk like me perhaps don’t think much about farming. I fall into lazy notions of a bucolic world where adorable cows...

The Best Popular Science Books of 2016 are...

January 27, 2017 | Carolyn

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In December I often post about the best popular science books of the year (see the lists for 2013 and 2015). I look for books that appear again and again as I check lists of the best non-fiction published in the past year. Here, better late than never, is my...

Free Science Events in Toronto for December 2016

November 30, 2016 | Jeannette

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The Business, 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 December calendar (PDF). December's highlights include: December 7:...

Announcing the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize, 2016

November 25, 2016 | Jeannette

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Founded in 1988, the Royal Society Science Book Prize celebrates outstanding science books from around the world. Securing a new sponsor this year, the prize is now known as the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize. And the winner of the Science Book Prize for 2016 is... The Invention...

Bad Singer

November 21, 2016 | Jane

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Tim Falconer, who is among the statistically tiny percentage of people who are completely tone deaf, loves music. This puts him into an even tinier percentage of that tiny group. One of the things that sets Falconer apart, again, is that he's chosen to address his musical shortcomings by trying...

November 21st, a Brief Moment in Time

November 21, 2016 | Ann

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Just over two weeks ago, Daylight Savings Time reverted back to Eastern Standard time. It is that time of year again when the skies turn grey and cool. In fact, there is a chill and gloom in the air as most of the leaves have fallen off the trees. To inspire you to embrace the cooler changes in weather and scenery, here are some images taken from Toronto Public Library on Pinterest to illuminate your spirits:

The Dark is Rising

November 18, 2016 | Maureen

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I wish I could find the secret door in the back of my wardrobe that leads to another world. Winter is coming in this one. And it feels like the dark is rising. I need a fictional vacation destination. But to where? A holiday in the Shire would suit me,...