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Icon of the event Locating Reliable Health Information on the Internet
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

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


Upcoming Dates:
Thu May 15
Icon of the event Sexuality and Sexual Expression in Long-Term Care Homes
Fri May 02, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

For years, societal stereotypes of an asexual older age have prevailed. Despite an aging baby boomer population, the attitude of seniors regarding the role and importance of sex in their own lives was relatively neglected. ...

Icon of the event To Drive or Not to Drive: That is the Question
Fri May 30, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

This presentation addresses the myths and truths about older drivers including the impact of aging and medical conditions on driving. Tips for older drivers and their family members, as well as the doctor's role in decisions ...

Icon of the event Stress management through restorative meditation
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Feel yourself transported to another realm by the beautiful chanting of sacred mantras and breathing meditation. Two methods of meditation will be taught and practiced; one using the breath and another accompanied by beautifu...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Apr 24
Thu May 08
Thu May 22
Thu Jun 05
Thu Jun 19
Icon of the event Benefits of a Vegetarian/Vegan Diet
Wed May 07, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leaside

Presented by the Toronto Vegetarian Association....

Icon of the event A Healthy Aging Brain: Contributing Life Style Factors
Mon Aug 11, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Emily Nalder, Rotman Research Institute, describes functional changes linked to aging and how aspects of our lifestyle, such as diet, sleep and exercise habits contribute to brain health. Dr. Nalder is an occupational th...

Icon of the event You May Be a Target, But Don't Be a Victim
Wed May 14, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Take a proactive approach to safety by learning about preventative measures and practices. Toronto Police will discuss "Personal Safety - Wherever You Are"; Toronto Fire Services looks at "What's Keeping You Safe in Your Bui...

Icon of the event Toronto Public Health - Dental Workshop
Wed Apr 23, 2014 | 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Malvern

Following our babytime session, an outreach worker from Toronto health will speak to parents/caregivers about infant oral health, hygiene and teething. Drop-in.

Icon of the event At Home Alone: Five Easy Steps to Independence
Tue May 20, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Davenport

A fun family workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year olds to be home alone safely. Registration is required in person or by calling 416-393-7732

Icon of the event Basic Yoga and Meditation
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Main Street

Relax, renew, and reflect. Learn simple yoga and meditation exercises to relieve your stress and anxiety, and restore your sense of well-being and calm. An instructor from Meditation Toronto will conduct free sessions of yoga...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat May 03
Sat May 31
Sat Jun 28
Pedometer Lending Program
Pedometer Lending Program

Count your steps using a pedometer borrowed from the library. Get some motivation and get active.