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Icon of the event Tai chi for beginners
6:30 pm - 8:15 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Learn the basics of this ancient Chinese practice of movement.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 06
Tue Jan 13
Icon of the event Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course (Ages 11-15)
Sat Dec 20, 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 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 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 Relax With Chair Yoga
Mon Dec 01, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Pedro Boaventura, a certified yoga instructor, introduces all age and fitness level participants to the benefits of chair yoga. Join us to re-energize with restorative exercises and yoga breathing.

Icon of the event Safer Medication Management in the Aging Population
Mon Nov 24, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Medication use is very common in the elderly and comes with both risks and benefits. This session will address ways to decrease the risks and increase the benefits through a better understanding of the health care system as ...

Icon of the event Don't Have a Cow: Veg Eating Made Easy
Sat Nov 15, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Thinking about becoming a vegetarian? Have you experimented with Meatless Mondays? Join David Alexander from the Toronto Vegetarian Association and learn about the health & environmental benefits of eating less meat and how Y...

Icon of the event Need to Know?: Drugs and Supplements
Thu Nov 13, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A basic overview of trusted websites and library databases to help you learn what you need to know about drugs and supplements. To register call 416-393-7209.

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 At Home Alone Workshop-Five Easy Steps To Independence
Sat Nov 08, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barbara Frum

A fun family workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year olds to be home alone safely. Presented by Toronto Public Health. Parents and children must attend together. Register in person or by calling 416-395-5440. Space...