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...

Changes Coming in January to Some Key Canadian Magazines

October 11, 2016 | Carrie

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Rogers Media announced that it will be significantly reducing its print magazine publications -- with some titles shifting to online only content. Starting in January, Flare, Sportsnet, MoneySense and Canadian Business will cease print publication completely and become exclusively online publications. Other titles will see their print frequency scaled back...

Looking for Life in the Cosmos

April 18, 2016 | Jane

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Let’s grapple for a moment with another of the universe’s eternal puzzles. Is there life elsewhere, besides here on earth? Neil deGrasse Tyson at NASA says that “most astrophysicists accept a high probability of there being life elsewhere in the universe, if not on other planets or on moons within...

Biggs the Fig Pig

April 4, 2016 | Jane

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Mr. Stephen Biggs is a self-described fig pig. He seems to have been born to the role, suited as his name is to his vocation (at least if you like rhymes). But what is it that draws a man to a fruit tree with such passion and commitment? He isn't...

Store-wide Half Price Sale at Book Ends in NYCL

November 16, 2015 | Ann

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Courtesy of geralt at Pixelbay. License: CC0 Public Domain / FAQ Free for commercial use / No attribution required The festive season is arriving. Do you have enough books to read and share through the holidays? Do you love finding exciting and rare titles? Do you want to buy as...

Toronto's New Poet Laureate and a Super Fun Poet Laureate Quiz

November 6, 2015 | Maureen

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Change is in the air, Torontonians! A new Prime Minister has been sworn in, and Toronto's current Poet Laureate will soon pass the torch to…wait, hold that drum roll. Before I introduce our new Poet Laureate, take my super fun poet laureate quiz! Who was Toronto's first poet laureate (from...

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...

Got the Fever? /ɪˈlɛkʃən/ Fever?

October 20, 2014 | Ann

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Prior to the official election date, North York Central Library is offering a program on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 7 pm to 8 pm in the Concourse. The program is called, Election Fever: Exploring What Makes Our City Great with guest speaker, Edward Keenan who is currently involved in several notable professions including working as a columnist for The Toronto Star and as a talk show host at Newstalk radio 1010. Please register by calling (416) 395-5660 to reserve a seat.

Get Real: Great Documentaries on DVD

October 6, 2014 | Viveca

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Prefer your cinema....vérité? Hundreds of great documentaries are available from the Toronto Public Library. While feature films hog the spotlight, documentaries shine the spotlight on their subjects, presenting a version of reality that will entertain, enlighten, and on occasion, even enrage you. Check out the large collection available at the...

New science and technology books for summer reading

June 27, 2014 | Carolyn

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In summer many of us have more time to read, so I'd like to highlight some recently published books about science and technology available at the North York Central Library. People often want to read something lighter in summer, so I've selected books that are suitable for a hammock or...