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:...

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...

Free Science Events in Toronto for October 2018

September 29, 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 October calendar (PDF) October's highlights include: October 4:...

My Funny Valentine, Over and Over Again

June 11, 2018 | Ranald

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Naxos Music Library Jazz is a library eresource with a lot of jazz (jazz legends and contemporary jazz), pop and rock, nostalgia, world and relaxation music: over 185,000 tracks of it. You can listen to these tracks in different ways. You can listen to a whole album. You can listen...

Repair Your Car Yourself

January 8, 2018 | Ranald

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Use the library e-resource Chilton Library, which is accessible anywhere Œ(1) your car calls out to be pushed onto its side and repaired, (2) you have your tools with you and (3) you have something, besides what you're wearing, to wipe your hands on. Photograph: Julia Kertesz, "Bucarest, car repair...

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...

Niagara Falls' Daredevils

October 24, 2016 | Ann

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ANNIE EDSON TAYLOR (1838-1921) Over a century ago today on October 24, 1901, a 63 year old teacher climbed into a wooden rowboat accompanied by two men with a half submerged pickle barrel in tow. Annie Edson Taylor decided that in order to procure more funds to ensure a healthy retirement, she had to perform an amazing act to draw attention to herself. The pickle barrel was fully insulated by a rolled-up mattress, a heart-shaped pillow, and possibly her cat for moral support.

Augmented Reality

August 5, 2016 | Jeannette

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My daughter petting a pidgey Pokémon at the doctor's office The Oxford English Dictionary defines augmented reality as the use of technology which allows the perception of the physical world to be enhanced or modified by computer-generated stimuli. By adding graphics, sounds and other sensory elements to the reality we...