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Forest Gardening-create a copy of a natural eco system

Are you a gardener? Would you like to recreate a natural eco system in your backyard, garden or maybe in the boxes on your balcony? Join us for one or both sessions on Forest Gardening.

Go online: search faster - find more

In times such as these, when more and more people are competing for the same types of jobs, it is important  to use as many resources as possible to find the best job available. Efficiency is crucial. When it comes to job hunting online, three different approaches come to my mind: a) general online job board, b) business directories / phone directories, c) classifieds.

1) Online Job Boards

Nature's Health Spa: how to make teas, ointments and tinctures for your health and beauty

Nature's Health Spa: how to make teas, ointments and tinctures for your health and beauty , a talk by a herbalist will take place on Wednesday, April 29th at 7pm in the Stevenson & Hunt room A. Join us for this session to experience Nature for its beauty, natural medicine, and culinary values.

Awakening Your Garden

Join us for a talk : Awakening Your Garden on Thursday, April 30 at 7pm in Stevenson & Hunt room A, in Central Library,  by a Master Gardener, Ron Rossini, which will take us through the important steps in successfully preparing a garden for summer. Many areas will be covered including perennials, soil, vegetable gardens, lawn care, ponds, roses etc. The presentation will be appreciated by both the new and experienced gardener.


Debut Novels

Recently I did a display on debut novels because lately, I've enjoyed seeking out and reading authors who have published novels for the first time. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of debut novels out there. It's wonderful to discover a new author to follow as well. Would you like to try a few? Here are a couple of titles I've really enjoyed:

Enviro-Week at Central Library

earth week logoIt may not have been easy for Kermit, but being green is much easier than you think. It starts with understanding what you need to change and why it's important.

Come join us April 16th to the 23rd for Enviro-Week, Central Library's first official eco-festival. We've got lots of

Barbie at "50"!

Were you one of the children who spent countless make-believe hours playing with your "Barbie" doll ? 

Well guess what -- Barbie   just turned 50 years old.

"Introduced at a toy fair in New York City on March 9, 1959 as a teenage fashion model", the original Barbie cost $3.00.  Over the years she

Read a Movie

Last week, I watched two fabulous films ( "Fugitive Pieces"  and "Emotional Arithmethic")  adapted from Canadian novels, both written in the 1990s - by Anne Michaels and  by Matt Cohen respectively.   Both these works deal with Holocaust memories, family dynamics and survivors' deep-seated emotions.  I kept

Youtube Symphony Orchestra debut

First there was Edison's wax cylinders and the gramophone.  Next came 78s, LPs, 45s, cassette tapes, CDs and digital file sharing all in the name of disseminating recorded music.  Popular music has stood up rather well in the face of the technological changes in the recording industry.  Old bands, new bands and retooled bands don't have any problem drawing audiences - especially youthful listeners.

Earth Wisdom Teachings:empower yourself and BE the difference

Join the Living Centre and associates for two evenings of dynamic, experiential and wisdom filled presentations of Earth Wisdom Teachings.  Visually stunning, emotionally enriching and filled with arrey of practical skills to enhance your life and your Earth Community.