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Icon of the event The Cutting Edge: How We Discovered a Hidden Genetic Code
Tue Dec 08, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Dr. Brendan Frey (University of Toronto; Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) tells the story of how he and his Toronto research team, aided by a computer tool that uses machine learning, discovered a hidden genetic code...

Icon of the event Change is the Rule of Life
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Director and producer Ken Stern, freelance documentary filmmaker, will screen his short film "Change is the Rule of Life." The film portrays the life transitions that older adults face when living independently becomes moe ch...

Icon of the event Emergency Preparedness and Winter Safety
Tue Nov 10, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn about being emergency ready in this presentation by Red Cross and Toronto Public Health,the potential natural disasters that may occur in our city, how to create an emergency safety plan and what supplies you need in a ...

Icon of the event A Strength-Based Approach to Parenting - Presented by Dr. Wayne Hammond
Wed Dec 02, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Understanding and purposefully nurturing a child's ability to navigate and negotiate life's challenges in successful ways is the goal of all parents. But in light of the many risks and threats our children face, embracing a ...

Icon of the event Mental Health 101
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

An overview of mental illnesses and treatments are described as well as services are available and how to access them. In partnership with Reconnect Mental Health Services. Drop in.

Icon of the event Safer Living for People with Dementia
Mon Jan 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Occupation therapist from the Geriatric Outpatient Clinic of Centre for Addiction and Mental Health provides caregivers the tools to create a safe, supportive environment for a person with dementia. Participants will learn t...

Icon of the event Laughter Yoga
11:30 am - 12:30 pm on recurring dates listed below

Never underestimate a good laugh! Find out the physical, emotional and social benefits of laughter exercises and yoga breathing, and how they can transform your life. Please bring water and wear comfy clothes. The sessions a...

Upcoming Dates:
Mon Oct 26
Icon of the event Out of Mind, Out of Sight
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

What happens to people who suffer from mental illness and commit violent crimes? Where do they go? How are they treated?...

Icon of the event Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course
Sat Nov 07, 2015 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Learn basic first aid and caregiving skills. Get qualified and start earning money as a babysitter. Learn to cope with common and non-life threatening emergencies. Learn also to manage a babysitting business. Limited Space! R...

Icon of the event Supports Matter: Resource Fair for Single Parents
Mon Oct 05, 2015 | 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
North York Central Library

Are you a single parent who requires information on financial, legal, employments and social supports? Then you need to attend the Supports Matter: Resource Fair for Single Parents on Monday Oct 5, 2015. Children are welcome....