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On Wednesday, November 6th at 7 pm Ann Ireland will read and discuss her most recent novel, The Blue Guitar. The novel centres on characters who are all participating in the fascinating and scary world of the international classical guitar competition. Ann brings with her classical guitarist, Patrick Teggart who... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at North York Central Library Blog
BOOK Ends - NORTH OPERATED BY THE FRIENDS OF TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY, NORTH CHAPTER 20th ANNIVERSARY SALE OCT. 3, 4, 5, 2013 All books 1/2 price (except special-priced (blue dot) books) Mysteries; SciFi ; Romance; Children’s story and non-fiction books; Teen books; Graphic novels; History; Geography; Travel; Religion; Sciences; Philosophy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at North York Central Library Blog
North York Central Library Book Club members are very excited to have Toronto Public Library's Writer in Residence Alissa York lead the discussion of her novel "Fauna" on Tuesday, March 19th at 7 pm in Room 2. New members are always welcome. For more information and to register call the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at North York Central Library Blog
Oceans boiling, volcanoes erupting, California crumbling into the sea – this is what the end of the world looks like in the disaster movie 2012, as envisioned by Roland Emmerich, the director who brought us other such apocalyptic films as Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow. Any muddled references... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at North York Central Library Blog
North York Central Library Staff offer a wide range of computer classes in the Learning Centre, all absolutely free. Once you have mastered our Web Basics classes, you're ready to create your own documents, spreadsheets and presentations! Consider taking one of the following primers on how to use Microsoft Office... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at North York Central Library Blog
The North York Central Book Club got off to great start this Fall. Some might even say we began with a "bang" as we discussed "The Sisters Brothers" by Patrick deWitt. Club members became rather heated as they argued the merits and demerits of this Picaresque Western where two brothers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2012 at North York Central Library Blog
If it wasn't for Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series there would be no Shades of Grey. E.L. James' erotic trilogy has made the publishing world very, very happy and readers just can't get their hands on the novels fast enough. English author E.L. James debut series "Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2012 at The Buzz...About Books
Time for a little spring cleaning of the mind? You love reading but sometimes wonder what others think about the books you love? If only you could pick the author's brain? Why not join a library book club? "The North York Central Library Book Club" is run by Libary Staff... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at North York Central Library Blog
If it's April it must be Keep Toronto Reading at the library. As part of this festival of reading people all over Toronto can be seen reading the library's One Book choice "Girls fall Down" by Maggie Helwig. The library has planned some fascinating and fun events around the content... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2012 at The Buzz...About Books
Most of us think of Westerns as stories of wild frontiers, dangerous outlaws and brave sheriffs, good cowboys and bad indians. Westerns, by both Canadian and American contemporary authors are quite, quite different. Since Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian they are also much more violent. Modern Literary Westerns are generally well... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at North York Central Library Blog
A lot of people play computer games. Some play for hours every day. Many people think that gamers waste a lot time. Others think that gamers might just save the world and find the cure for cancer while they're at it. Jane McGonigal will convince you that Gamers are the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at North York Central Library Blog
Librarians from North York Central Library's Browsery would like to help you to end your reading year with a bang. If you enjoy cinematic pacing, twisted mysterious story lines, and unsettling questions then psychological thrillers and suspense novels are for you. Thrillers are pretty fast-paced and usually plot-driven. There is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at North York Central Library Blog
North York Central now has a Automatic Returns Sorter (picture below). This big blue machine will be up and running on Tuesday, Dec. 13th. It will work quietly (we hope) behind the scenes to make returning library material more efficent (you will get a receipt at the time of return)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at North York Central Library Blog
Each year in early December my mother begins a baking marathon, churning out 6-10 different cookies for the holidays. The variety and quantity of her delicious cookies not only helps make her an excellent host at this time of year, it makes her a very welcome guest too. She saves... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at North York Central Library Blog
Want to start a book club, or just need a boost for your existing group? Seasoned Book Club Leaders, Ellen & Jane can help you. These two saavy librarians have been running The North York Central Library Book Club for many fun-filled years and have read/talked about all kinds of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at North York Central Library Blog
Rabindranath Maharaj's fifth novel "The Amazing Absorbing Boy" has won the $20,000 English-language Trillium Book Award. In a Quill & Quire author profile Maharaj is quoted as saying "I wanted to show the different way immigrants view Canada." The Amazing Absorbing Boy is the tale of an immigrant Trinidadian teenager,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at The Buzz...About Books
Ava Homa, author of Echoes from the Other Land will be reading selections from her short story collection on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., in Room 1 at North York Central Library. Her reading is part of the Thrilling Tales series for adults. Echoes from the Other Land... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at North York Central Library Blog
Juliet by Anne Fortier is a "sequel" to Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Author, Anne Fortier was born and grew up in Denmark. She recently moved to North America to work in film. If you like historical fiction Juliet is for you. If you like books that take you to... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at The Buzz...About Books
A revitalization is taking place on North York Central Library's first floor known as Gateway Services/Teen Zone. This popular area of the libary is closed to the public this month for the first time since it opened in 1987. We will reopen in the Fall with a brand new Teen... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at North York Central Library Blog
I just finished Jonathan Franzen's critically acclaimed novel "Freedom". While some of it was tough going I'm glad I read it. Freedom is a big book, at almost 600 pages, and the author made me think about some big issues. I had forgotten about overpopulation and I'd rather not think... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2011 at The Buzz...About Books
Several years ago I read an article in one of the Toronto newspapers called, if I remember correctly, “Forget Self-Help! Read a Memoir”. What people decide to reveal about their lives can be even more educational than say, reading books by Dr. Phil on relationships, or how to reclaim and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at The Buzz...About Books
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