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Icon of the event Evening films at the Toronto Reference Library
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for some inspiring, uplifting and entertaining films and documentaries. Films are themed around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Finance, Careers, Innovation, Imagination and the Human Spirit....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jun 30
Fri Jul 08
Thu Jul 21
Fri Jul 22
Thu Jul 28
Icon of the event Depression in late life
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

This talk outlines the signs and symptoms of depression, and the way in which these can impact life. We will explore some of the risk factors for developing depression, how depression relates to memory and dementia, and curre...

Icon of the event Healthy Cognitive Aging: What The Research Tells Us
Tue Sep 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Join Assistant Professor Alexandra Fiocco of Ryerson University for a talk about predictors and prevention of cognitive decline. Learn about current research studies and how aging is a next chapter in life filled with as many...

Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course
Thu Aug 11, 2016 | 9:05 am - 5:05 pm
Location: North York Central Library

This course teaches teens how to safely babysit infants and young children. It will cover all the necessary information including: diapering, feeding, age-appropriate activities, household safety, and basic first aid. Partici...

Icon of the event Your Brain on Exercise
Mon Sep 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Lorne Opler will explore how the brain responds to exercise. How physical activities can alleviate depression, boost mood and increase cognitive memory and learning. He will demonstrate which exercises are best for brain hea...

Icon of the event Older Caregiver Cafe
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

When is the last time you took a rejuvenating break? You're invited to join other family caregivers to socialize, learn, relax and be entertained in a series of interactive workshops. Presentations include: Sharing-Listening...

Icon of the event Dance Therapy (For Early Stage Dementia)
Thu Aug 25, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

This session is for people in the early stage of dementia and their caregivers. It is an opportunity to experience the joy of dance and music. This session is led by a certified dance therapist....

Icon of the event Live longer, live stronger with plant-based nutrition
Thu Sep 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Plant based diets are on the rise! Catch the benefit of this trend to slow aging, fight disease and help the environment and animals. Learn practical strategies to increase the plant content of your diet....

Icon of the event At Home Alone: 5 Easy Step to Independence
Thu Sep 01, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

This Toronto Public Health workshop offers safety tips to parents and children as they prepare to stay home alone....

Icon of the event Are You Ready for School?
Wed Aug 24, 2016 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Are You Ready For School? is an interactive workshop for young women to learn more about how we can minimize the stress and anxieties of returning to school.  This two hour workshop will explore how to make time for yourself ...