North York Central Library's Wookiee

October 1, 2018 | Jane

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Daniel comes to North York Central Library's Creation Loft several times a week to work on sewing projects. He might mention that he's working on a costume, but it's a piece here, a piece there. So when he offered to bring one of his costumes in the following week, we...

Here Comes the Summer Solstice!

June 20, 2016 | Ann

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Photo courtesy of Bart Everson on Flickr under cc Generic 2.0 licence. While temperatures soared above the 30 degree Celsius mark after Victoria Day on May 23rd, summer officially begins at 6:34 pm today. As the commuter traffic dwindles, the Summer Solstice pours through the City hurling us into hot...

Citizenship/Settlement Programs at North York Central Library!

October 26, 2015 | Emoke

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The Toronto Public Library offers a vast variety of New to Canada and Citizenship Test Preparation classes and programs on an ongoing basis. The library website under New To Canada is a good place to look for information on: Learning English for all levels and ages, Citizenship Test, Settling in...

Healthy Cognitive Aging

June 8, 2015 | Jane

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As baby boomers approach old age, and as we’re living longer, topics like brain health and prevention of age-related cognitive decline are making headlines, but also a matter we come across in our personal lives. The brain is at the centre of everything we do, who we are, what we...

Homelessness In Canada

March 16, 2015 | Emoke

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Recently, I attended a training session on homelessness which opened my eyes to the topic and the actions that we must take as a society to put an end to this unfortunate and inhumane social issue. The speaker was Stephen Gaetz, a Professor at the Faculty of Education at York...

Ode to the Illustrious Typewriter

June 23, 2014 | Ann

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June 23rd is National Typewriter Day. Those who worked in office settings or used them at home prior to the 1990s will remember these machines well. Whether they are manual, electric, or electronic, typewriters played a major role in processing information.

Boomers and Beyond: Programs for retirement planning

May 28, 2014 | Ashley

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Did you know that June is Senior's month? To celebrate the library has a wide assortment of great programs, workshops, computer classes and of course books for Seniors. Now, you may be thinking about retirement even if you aren't a Senior and that is great, the earlier you start planning...

Book A Librarian

March 21, 2014 | Cathy

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The Book A Librarian service allows patrons to book a 30 to 60 minute appointment with a librarian for assistance with understanding how to do research, get readers' advisory assistance, or learn how to use and access library resources and services. Appointments can be made in person at the library...

New To Canada? Speak To A COSTI Representative!

March 4, 2014 | Margaret W.

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If you are new to Canada, no doubt you have a lot of questions. Did you know that you can come to North York Central Library and speak to someone who will help you find some answers? COSTI Immigrant Services is a community-based multicultural agency which has been serving all...

Happy Financial Literacy Month! Are you a good financial role model?

November 13, 2013 | Ashley

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Did you know that November is officially Financial Literacy Month in Canada? You may not know because it is a fairly new initiative, this is Canada's 3rd annual Financial Literacy Month. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) and the Financial Literacy Action Group (FLAG) (which is 7 non profit...