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Icon of the event Teen Food Skills Program - *CANCELLED*
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Malvern

Program has been cancelled. For more information please call the branch....


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Sep 26
Mon Oct 03
Mon Oct 10
Mon Oct 17
Icon of the event Bacterial Nanomachines: The Key to Infection and Resistance
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Bacteria have sophisticated nanomachines to help them stick to various surfaces (including us!) and to exchange genetic material and molecules essential to their survival and spread. Professor Gerald Audette explains how thes...

Icon of the event Can We Go Beyond Treating the Symptoms of Disease?
Mon Nov 21, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Imagine reversing blindness or the devastation associated with stroke. This is the promise of regenerative medicine and the Shoichet lab's research at the intersection of engineering and medicine. With Dr. Molly Shoichet, Uni...

Icon of the event LSP: Journey to Canada: Mental Health and Migration
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A narrative-based workshop exploring experiences of moving to a new country: migration, stress, mental health, culture-shock, racism and resiliency. Provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). In partnership wi...

Icon of the event Rabbinic And Talmudic Sources for Exercising and Eating Healthy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

When we think about healthy lifestyle behaviours, in particular diet and exercise, we assume these are modern day prescriptions for living well. But truth is, in the Jewish tradition, the emphasis to care for our bodies th...

Icon of the event Seul à la maison (Parents d'enfants de 10 à 14 ans)
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Richview

Cinq étapes faciles pour devenir autonome. Cette rencontre s'adresse aux parents d'enfants de 10 à 14 ans, les parents et leur(s) enfant(s) sont invités!...

Icon of the event Plant-Based Diets
Wed Oct 19, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Leaside

Plant-based diets are on the rise! Catch the benefits of this trend to slow aging, fight disease and help the environment too....

Icon of the event Stress Relief through Meditation
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Barbara Frum

Feel yourself transported to another realm by the beautiful chanting of sacred mantras and breathing meditation. This program is drop in and does not require registration. For more information call Barbara Frum Branch at 416-...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Oct 06
Thu Oct 20
Thu Nov 03
Thu Nov 17
Thu Dec 01
Icon of the event Psychiatry and the Business of Madness
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

University of Toronto Professor Bonnie Burstow, author of 'Psychiatry and the Business of Madness', presents a fundamental critique of psychiatry. Burstow makes the case that psychiatry's tenets are unfounded, that psychiatry...

Icon of the event Diabetes: What You Need to Know!
Wed Oct 12, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Leaside

A presentation by the Canadian Diabetes Association....