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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 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 The Borderless Plague - SOLD OUT
Sun Feb 08, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Featuring Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Dr. James Maskalyk, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and author of the bestselling Six Months in Sudan and Dr. James Orbinski, Former preside...

Icon of the event Junction Family Resource Centre @ Annette Street Library
10:00 am - 1:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Annette Street

Parents and caregivers can bring their children to the Junction Family Resource Centre program here at Annette Street Library for:...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Feb 02
Mon Feb 09
Mon Feb 23
Mon Mar 02
Mon Mar 09
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 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 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 Distracted Thinking
Mon May 25, 2015 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Nasreen Khatri, Rotman Research Institute, discusses how the brain responds to information overload, technology and instant communication. Is there a change in ability to juggle or handle distractions as one ages? Presen...

Icon of the event Junction Family Resource Centre @ Annette Street Library
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Annette Street

Parents and caregivers can bring their children to the Junction Family Resource Centre program here at Annette Street Library for:...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Feb 03
Tue Feb 10
Tue Feb 17
Tue Feb 24
Tue Mar 03
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.