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Tea and Entertainment


2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on recurring dates listed below
120 mins


North York Central Library

Every Friday enjoy a wide variety of films followed by refreshments in the auditorium. For more information, call the Language, Literature and Fine Arts Department at 416-395-5639.
Please note there will not be a program on Friday, September 21.

September 7
The Story of Cheese
Join culinary travellers as they venture to different areas of Britain, France, Switzerland, Italy and beyond discovering local cheese-making traditions and learning what makes cheese so popular.
60 minutes. 2015.

September 14
Cheetah Children
The life of a cheetah mother with five newborn cubs on the grasslands of Zimbabwe is filled with hardships and danger. The cubs have much to learn about surviving on the African plains, learning to hunt and survive as predators. Follow two sister cubs as they grow and give birth to a new generation. 55 minutes. 2017.

September 21

September 28
Eclipse Over America
On August 21, 2017 the first total eclipse in 99 years crossed North America. When the moon blocked the sun and cast a shadow across the land, a bright corona was visible to sky watchers everywhere. What did scientists learn about solar storms from this event and what effect do these have on our lives? 60 minutes. 2016

October 5
Grand Canyon: Americas Wild Spaces
Join National Geographic photographers and a group of scientists as they travel the entire two hundred and twenty-seven-mile length of the Grand Canyon through some of the most treacherous rapids on the planet. From the river still cutting through two-billion-year old stone to the creatures roaming the incomparable back-country, the Grand Canyon has many secrets to tell. 60 minutes.2009

October 12
Trekking Turks and Caicos and the Milford Track
Ian Wright island hops through the many coral islands of the Turks and Caicos exploring its history, meeting the islanders and trekking the wild north coast. In South Caicos, he works on an environmental study of the lemon shark before heading out to Grand Turk. In part two, Zay Harding journeys to Milford Sound on New Zealands South Island, to view the magnificent fjords and plunging peaks of one of the most breathtaking places in the world. 60 minutes. 2016

October 19
Shrinking the Planet
Over the centuries through travel and communication, our world has become smaller. Trains, cars, planes and rockets have made unknown places knowable. Communications have soared from the printing press and telegraph to the phone and internet. What possibilities lie in the future? 60 minutes.2013

October 26
Charlie and the Curious Otters
Otters are elusive playful and intelligent animals who are equally adept at hunting underwater as they are at hunting for food in the forests. Wildlife filmmaker Charlie Hamilton follows three loveable orphaned river otter pups and films them as they learn to swim and hunt. 60 minutes. 2017.

November 2
Himalayan Megaquake
In April 2015, a devastating earthquake rocked Nepal, setting off landslides and avalanches that demolished villages in the Himalayas and killed thousands of people. Will it happen again? What can be done to save lives next time? 60 minutes. 2015.

November 9
Switzerland?s Amazing Train Rides
Experience the majesty of the Swiss Alps like never before. Starting in Zurich Jeff Wilson travels by high-tech train, climbs aboard death-defying cable cars, cog trains and more as he explores Switzerland. Moving from the mountain peaks of the Matterhorn to the valleys of Lugano, he criss-crosses charming villages and modern cities on his adventure. 60 minutes. 2014.

November 16
How we Got to Now: Light
Light has transformed our lives. The early candle extended the length of our days, flash photography revealed areas of the world beyond our experience, neon created dazzling signs and billboards and finally lasers and fibre optics carried information and became the basis of the internet. Imagine what new innovations are still to be revealed using light technology? 60 minutes. 2014.

November 23
Memory Hackers
While once we believed that memory was like a tape recorder recording our lives, scientists now know that this is not the case. Our memories can be altered by medications to erase phobias or they can be implanted with false narratives. As we learn ways to change our memories we must ask if we are ready. 60 minutes. 2016

November 30
Giraffes: Africa?s Gentle Giants
Graceful giraffes can survive in harsh desert conditions, even without water, but they face far greater hazards from humans. As their numbers in Africa fall by forty percent, scientists are doing their best to study and protect them. What can be done to change this trend? 60 minutes.2016.




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