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Icon of the event The Local Dish
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Join the City of Toronto's Live Green Toronto team to explore the wonders of cooking, eating & growing local food. Learn about the City's new campaign - The Local Dish - and discover how you can find fantastic new recipes fea...

Icon of the event Decluttering Your Space and Mind
Sat Oct 03, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Albert Campbell

This workshop is designed to clear your mind and give you new perspectives on personal spaces, both inside and out. Stephen Ilott, an experienced professional organizer, will help you learn how to effectively declutter your s...

Icon of the event Why we and other living things sleep
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The human brain is the most complex known machine in the universe, yet it shuts itself off from the outside world each and every day, for hours on end. Why? This talk identifies why rest and sleep evolved in living things. T...

Icon of the event Don't Be A
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

Let our experienced health librarians show you how to find reliable health information consulting 'Dr. Google.' Please register by phoning the Computer & Library Training Department at 416-393-7209.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 10
Thu Nov 05
Icon of the event Driving Program for Seniors Turning 80
Tue Nov 03, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Albert Campbell

A representative from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation will provide a review of the Official Driver?s Handbook, assist participants in preparing for the senior driving licence test, and provide tips for safe winter driv...

Icon of the event Safe Seniors 2016 Calendar Launch
Thu Oct 29, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Toronto Reference Library

Join the BASSIC partnership in celebrating the launch of the 2016 Safe Seniors Calendar. BASSIC, a partnership of GTA service providers is committed to improving the quality of life for seniors by raising awareness of safety ...

Icon of the event Memory & Dementia
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Maria A. Shchuka

In this educational workshop, we will explore the nature of Alzheimer?s disease and other types of dementias. Participants will become familiar with underlying causes of dementia, the risk factors for developing dementia, and...

Icon of the event Antisocial Personality Disorder, Psychopaths among Us.
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In this lecture Dr. Cullen ( Ph.D., R.S.W.) discusses the diagnostic criteria for antisocial personality disorder (psychopath/sociopath), referencing recent publications "Snakes In Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work"(Paul Bab...

Icon of the event Health Literacy
Wed Oct 28, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Be Health Smart! How health literate are you? What can you do to prevent health problems or better deal with chronic conditions? How can you improve your own and your family and friends' interactions with the health care syst...