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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 Memory and Aging
Tue Nov 10, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Susan Vandermorris, Ph.D., C. Psych. of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health, Baycrest, will tell us about memory changes that occur with age. Topics include: how our brains support memory, different types of memory and how ...

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 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...

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 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 Understanding Osteoporosis
Tue Sep 08, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Did you know that Osteoporosis is a disease more common than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer combined? Fractures from Osteoporosis are very common ailments. They could happen to anyone whose bones are weak, and it is...

Icon of the event Meal Planning Workshop
Wed Aug 12, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Staff from the Kitchen Library will teach you how to plan meals in advance to reduce the work associated with cooking at home. Content covered includes time reducing tips and tricks, foods that freeze and store easily, menu a...

Icon of the event Acupuncture: what can it help?
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Dr. Zhi-Ping Ren, Associate professor of Uppsala University in Sweden, specialized in molecular pathology and tumor biology....


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Aug 10
Mon Aug 24
Icon of the event Living & Learning With Baby-Toronto Public Health
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

(Ages 6 weeks-6 months) Come and meet other parents and talk about adjusting to parenthood, infant nutrition, growth and development, caring for a sick child, keeping your child safe and community resources. Please contact th...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Aug 05
Wed Aug 12