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Did you know that less than 10 percent of people who enroll for online courses complete them? Don’t be discouraged! The library wants to help – which is why we’ve started offering Learning Circles. The likeliness of completing an online course increases to 55 percent if you take the course... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at What's On at the Library
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Career Cruising is a handy career guidance e-resource you can use to research careers, find job postings in Canada, learn how to conduct an effective work search or prepare a resume. It also has career profiles and links to relevant Canadian college and university programs. Students can use it when... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Are you a high school student who is looking for current information to include in a homework assignment? Canada In Context, available 24/7 with your library card, is your lifeline to all things Canadian. It covers a wide range of topics from a Canadian perspective, including Canadian history, geography, politics,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at North York Central Library Blog
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It may be the mobile information age, but we hope the public will still think of the library as the place to go for their information needs no matter what age they may be. It’s always a good idea to keep up with technological advancements and know what’s new out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Information Services Team Blog
There are a lot of resources on businesses at the library. In addition to the business programs, business inc., and business network, there are the business databases. The most popular ones include: Business Insights: Global (Formerly Business and Company Resource Centre) This database is international in scope. You can research,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Information Services Team Blog
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I’m sometimes at a lost to come up with a random phrase quickly – especially when different sentences to use to test typing skills, or demonstrate the text formatting features of Microsoft applications are needed. The often used ‘the quick red fox jumped over the lazy brown dog’ can be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2013 at Information Services Team Blog
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Mango Languages database is an online language-learning system that can help you learn over 30 languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Greek, Italian and more. The online language learning resource uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2013 at Information Services Team Blog
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All are welcome to the 2013 Barbara Frum Book Club Tuesday meetings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room A on the third floor of the library. Meeting dates for 2013 are as follows: January 22 - Major Pettigrew's last stand by Helen Simonson February 19 - Hotel on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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The 2012 Information Services Team Fall Conference theme is all about evolving reference services, highlighting the strategic plan initiative of supporting a city of innovators. One of the keynote speakers was Amanda Etches, Head of Discovery & Access at the University of Guelph Library, where she spends her time guiding... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Information Services Team Blog
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The winner of Toronto Book Awards will be announced on October 11, 2012. Paramitia, Little Black by Suzanne Robertson is one of the five finalists. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a collection of poetry – especially by one poet. I usually only read one poem and would... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at The Buzz...About Books
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Previously you had a brief list of the types of travel guides available at the library in Bon search ... Bon find ... Bon voyaage!. These are the print versions of the guides that you can take with you on your trip, but what if you want an electronic version... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at Barbara Frum District Blog
Thanks for your comment. I haven't used Pauline Frommer's series of guides yet. You're correct. Her guides are not regularly updated. The library has about 9 different Pauline Frommer's series of guides in book format with publication dates of 2006 to 2009 and they are the most updated versions.
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Around this time people are asking for information on their choice travel destinations. They are particularly interested in the most current and popular travel guides. They may hesitate over what guide suits them, so the following is a convenient guide to some of the more popular travel guides: Bradt These... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2012 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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I previously introduced you to The order of books: Dewey Decimal System and was going to explain in detail the 10 main classes (000 - 900) that make up the Dewey Decimal System. Let's begin with the 000's, what we call 'Generalities'- or general works. Items in this section have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at Barbara Frum District Blog
All are welcome to the 2012 Barbara Frum Book Club Tuesday meetings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Room A on the third floor of the library. Meeting dates for 2012 are as follows: January 24 February 21 March 20 April 24 May 22 June 26 September 25 -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2012 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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Canada's Information Resource Centre databases give instant access to information on Canadian organizations, businesses, libraries, schools, governments, and cultural institutions. The list of databases includes: Associations Canada Canadian Almanac & Directory Canadian Environmental Resource Guide Canadian Parliamentary Guide Financial Services Canada Governments Canada Libraries Canada Click on Canada's Information Resource... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Information Services Team Blog
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Microsoft word documents created using MS-Office 95 to MS-Office 2003 have the file extension as .doc while Microsoft word documents created using MS-Office 2007 have the extension as .docx. You can open older version files in Office 2007 and can work with them, but to open files with .docx extension,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at Information Services Team Blog
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The Azrieli Foundation is launching their 3rd Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs with a rare opportunity to hear one of the authors speak. On Wednesday June 8, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., you are invited to Barbara Frum Library for The Azrieli Series 3 of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2011 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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I've been receiving a lot of questions about eBooks and downloading eBooks since the beginning of the year - especially after Christmas. Customers would ask via telephone or in person about eBooks for their sleek looking white iPad, brand spanking new Kobo, or elegant black Sony Reader. They have absolutely... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at Information Services Team Blog
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The first Book Club meeting at Barbara Frum Library is on Tuesday January 25, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Subsequent meetings are at the same time on: February 22, 2011 March 29, 2011 Meet and share your views on the featured book of the month: For more information... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2011 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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 I've had library customers asked me how our Non-Fiction books (about real things, events, people, and places) are arranged on the shelves, what the numbers on the spine means and more importantly, how to find them. I've even had customers give me a barcode number with the hope that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at Barbara Frum District Blog
There is an information session on Services and Benefits on Friday November 5, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Bloor/Gladstone Branch. A guest speaker from Service Canada will discuss: Employment Insurance (EI) Services for people with disabilities Social Insurance Number Get answers to your questions about benefits. Contact... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at New to Canada
Find out if HIPPY (Helping communities, help parents, help children!) is right for your child in the "HIPPY" information session at Bloor/Gladstone Branch on Friday October 29, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants will see that HIPPY is about learning how easy, fun, and rewarding it is to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at New to Canada
There is a free six-week workshop on Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions at the Morningside Branch from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition to learning new skills and tools to use for coping with chronic conditions, participants will be able to better manage their health conditions and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2010 at New to Canada
The Women's Support Group at Agincourt Branch will be talking about how to Succeed in Public Speaking on Saturday October 23, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join them and learn: What is meant by an engaging voice and how to develop one Breathing exercises How to enunciate Articulation,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2010 at New to Canada