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 November 2018

October 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 November calendar (PDF). November's highlights include: November 8:...

Free Science Events in Toronto for February 2016

February 2, 2016 | 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 February calendar (PDF). February's highlights include: February 5: Respiratory...

Exercise Your Talents in New & Exciting Ways

January 4, 2016 | Ann

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The Holiday season for 2015 has drawn to a close. Consider the next signpost to appear over the horizon on the proverbial road through life that reads, "Exercise." This is a daunting suggestion right after a delirious period of holiday binging and relaxing. The interesting aspect of this word is its dual nature--it can either describe a "thing" or an "action." An exercise, for instance, conveys a static description of tasks to be completed whereas the phrase to exercise reflects a dynamic expression of movement.

Computing Mutations

December 1, 2015 | Jane

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The Human Genome Project finished mapping the three billion-or-so chemical base pairs that make the how-to-build-a-human instructions code in 2003. It was a monumental step. But of course each human’s code is unique, and the difficulty of “reading” the genomic map means that in some sense this was just the...

iPad/iPhone Tips

April 17, 2015 | Jeannette

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Recently, I was helping a patron download movies from hoopla on to her iPad. While I was helping her, I showed her how to delete an app she no longer wanted by pressing and holding on the app and then pressing the x at the top left corner of it....

A Modern Plague

April 2, 2015 | Carolyn

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In Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio curses the feuding families by wishing "A plague on both your houses". I find it interesting that in Shakespeare's time a plague - a disease - was considered one of the worst curses one could wish on an enemy. Burying Plague Victims of Tournai. Public...

Digital Innovation Hub Librarian Internship Experience!

February 2, 2015 | Emoke

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Photo of me at the Toronto Reference Library Hub Recently I finished a librarian internship at the Digital Innovation Hub at the Toronto Reference Library. I had the honour of spending about five months there, getting to know what goes on in the hub and learning how to do my...

Carrot City: urban agriculture in Toronto

September 20, 2014 | Cathy

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image courtesy of www.petite-riviere.com Some people, like my colleague, Carolyn, have very successful home gardens. I drooled over the pictures of her garlic. Me? Not so lucky. When I talked my husband into buying a house instead of a condo, it was supposedly so the kids would have a backyard...