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Tue May 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barbara Frum

When Francesca Cavaliere's son committed suicide, she wrote a book and became a speaker to bring awareness to and increase acceptance of mental health issues, to help comfort families who have suffered this tragic loss, and t...

Icon of the event Say Om - Yoga and Meditation
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Barbara Frum

Join us for this yoga and meditation series during Mental Health Awareness Month. Let Pamela help you to release your tension and worries. Location: Barbara Frum Library, Room B. For more information and to register, visit in...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed May 06
Wed May 13
Wed May 20
Icon of the event Air quality health index, UV index, and sun safety
Tue Apr 21, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

This information session will help you to prevent and lower your risk of skin cancer by learning about sun safety, the air quality health index, and the UV index. You will learn how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle...

Icon of the event What's in an outbreak? An Overview of Ebola and Infectious Disease
Tue Apr 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North York Central Library

Graduate students from the University of Toronto's Department of Immunology want to clear up some of the misconceptions about Ebola. They will talk about how viruses infect us and, focussing on the Ebola virus, about the biol...

Icon of the event Slimming Meals That Heal
Wed Apr 08, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Nutritionist Julie Daniluk shares science-based information that will shatter your need to count calories and conquer cravings. She will offer ideas on how to lose weight without dieting, using anti-inflammatory superfoods.

Icon of the event Speaking of Bones
Wed Mar 25, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Osteoporosis Canada offers an educational program about living well with osteoporosis. If you want to learn what you can do to maintain healthy bones, join Osteoporosis Canada trained instructors as they discuss how to manage...

Icon of the event Process Addictions:  The Hidden Struggle
Fri Mar 20, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Addictions expert,Dr. Jim Cullen(PhD.RSW) outlines the unique struggle of "Process Addictions" (PA's) which refers to compulsive behaviours that have the same behavioural patterns as addiction to substances. Currently the ma...

Icon of the event Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course (Ages 11-15)
Mon Mar 16, 2015 | 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 Finding Answers to Common Health Questions
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

A basic overview of trusted websites and library databases to help you learn where to find the answers to your most common health questions. To register call 416-393-7209.

Icon of the event Posture Improvement with the Mitzvah Technique
Wed Mar 11, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Based on the body's innate ability to spring upward, this technique is a physical approach to improving posture and relieving stress and tension. It is a gentle and dynamic discipline learned through a series of practical exe...