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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 Searching TPL's Health Databases
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Learn to find health information using the Toronto Public Library's health databases. 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...

Icon of the event Sushi Making Class
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Join us for a fun, hands-on sushi-making class! Learn about the history of sushi before you draw out your Inner Sushi Chef by creating Makimonos. Take photos to send to your friends and family to prove your culinary genius! V...

Icon of the event Immunology and Autoimmunity
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

University of Toronto researchers from the Department of Immunology will provide an introduction to the field of immunology, including how the immune system overreacts in autoimmunity using arthritis and lupus as examples.

Icon of the event Stress management through restorative meditation
7:00 pm - 8:00 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 meditation methods will be taught and practiced: one using the breath and another accompanied by beautiful m...


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