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Icon of the event Living and Learning with Baby for Dads
10:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

This is a free parenting program provided by Toronto Public Health for parents with infants aged 6 weeks to 6 months. Meet other new parents and discuss parenthood. Topics covered: adjusting to parenthood, infant nutrition, g...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Nov 18
Sat Nov 25
Sat Dec 02
Sat Dec 09
Sat Dec 16
Icon of the event Genome Editing: Harnessing the Power of CRISPR
Mon Oct 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Learn more about CRISPR Genome Editing and how scientists use this revolutionary tool to "cut and paste" genes. Graduate students from the University of Toronto will explain how this type of gene editing works, its applicatio...

Icon of the event Coping with the Challenges of the Golden Years
Wed Oct 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Evelyn Burns-Weinrib is a long-time Baycrest volunteer who has experienced severe depression. She will candidly discuss the losses which living until the senior years bring; and outline methods she has adopted to improve her...

Icon of the event How to Maximize Your Brain Health
Tue Oct 24, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Angela Troyer discusses the science behind brain health, and how to maximize brain health by adopting healthier lifestyle habits. Most people in their 50s, 60s and beyond notice changes in how well they learn and remembe...

Icon of the event At Home Alone: 5 easy steps to independence
Sat Oct 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre

A fun, interactive workshop to help families prepare their 10-14 year olds to stay home alone safely. Develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to meet your family's unique needs....

Icon of the event Rabbinic And Talmudic Sources for Exercising and Eating Healthy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 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 throu...

Icon of the event The Secret to Cleaning Better, Faster and Loving Your Home Every Day
Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Melissa Maker is beloved by fans all over the world for her completely re-engineered approach to cleaning. As the dynamic new authority on home and living, Melissa knows that to invest any of our precious time in cleaning, we...

Icon of the event Red Cross Babysitting Course
Sat Oct 14, 2017 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre

Get your babysitting certification on Saturday, October 14, 9am-5pm, back by popular demand with our amazing trainer Maureen! Recommended age 11-15. This one-day course teaches you how to safely babysit infants and young chil...

Icon of the event Senior Housing
Tue Oct 03, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Burrows Hall

An information session on senior housing. Who can qualify? Where to look to find housing. To register, visit the Library or call 416-396-8740.

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 Sep 28
Thu Oct 12
Thu Oct 26
Thu Nov 09
Thu Nov 23