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Icon of the event Grey Glory and Grey Ambition
Tue Sep 16, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Award winning Canadian filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk screens 2 extraordinary documentaries. Grey Glory tells the story of 5 inspiring athletes, including Olga Kotelko, a 94 year old Masters Track and Field star who didn't start t...

Icon of the event Restoring Balance
Mon Sep 29, 2014 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Toronto Reference Library

Are you dizzy? Feeling off-balance? Afraid of falling? Physiotherapist Paul Godlewski discusses the causes of dizziness and vertigo. He will explain what can be done to alleviate these symptoms, improve your balance and p...

Icon of the event Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course (Ages 11-15)
Tue Aug 26, 2014 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
North York Central Library

Learn to meet the challenges of babysitting and develop skills to cope with common emergencies, prevent injuries and keep children safe. Fee is $60 per student (includes manual), to be paid to instructor by Visa, Mastercard, ...

Icon of the event Locating Reliable Health Information on the Internet
Thu Sep 11, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Learn to tell if the health information you find on the internet is reliable. See which websites our health librarians recommend. Call 416-393-7209 to register.

Icon of the event Chronic Pain Management Workshop
Mon Dec 01, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

An expert from the Arthritis Society will conduct a Chronic Pain Management Workshop that will teach the participants how to handle their chronic pain, stress, depression and fatigue.

Icon of the event Alcohol:  The Delightful Poison
Mon Sep 15, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Marilyn Herie, PhD RSW discusses alcohol and why women and older adults are at higher risk for alcohol-related problems. This talk looks at the physical effects of alcohol, including its challenges to the brain and the i...

Icon of the event Aging and Mental Health: Tips for Success
Wed Sep 17, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Maria A. Shchuka

This interactive workshop will focus on the ways in which thoughts, feelings, and behaviours can serve to either increase or decrease our experience of stress. Participants will be given evidence-based stress reduction tips a...

Icon of the event Elder Abuse:  Causes, Identification and Supports
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Baycrest's Professional Practice Chief of Social Work, Christina Van Sickle leads a discussion around the myriad factors that contribute to the perpetration of elder abuse. A complex issue, with no one-size-fits-all solution...

Icon of the event Searching TPL's Health Databases
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

Learn to find health information using the Toronto Public Library's health databases. To register call 416-393-7209.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Dec 11
Icon of the event Use Music to Improve Memory
Wed Sep 10, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Maria A. Shchuka

Learn about the latest studies that show the connection between improved memory and listening to music. Learn how to apply this knowledge to your daily life. To register, call 416-394-1000.