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Icon of the event Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions and Pain in Mandarin
9:00 am - 12:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Agincourt

Getting the most out of life with chronic pain means better managing your pain, your emotions and your daily activities. Workshop is for adults of all ages and is delivered in Mandarin. For more information and to register ca...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 13
Tue Sep 20
Icon of the event Canadian Citizenship Preparation Sessions
10:30 am - 12:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodside Square

This program is for Permanent Residents. Topics will include: Who can apply for citizenship and how? Canadian history, geography and the government system, rights and responsibilities of citizens and more.* Tuesday October ...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Sep 10
Sat Sep 17
Icon of the event Let's Draw
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The skill of drawing is not unlike the skill of speaking. You are trying to make a point. Help your language along visually, draw, talk and network here at the Library!


Upcoming Dates:
Mon Aug 29
Mon Sep 12
Mon Sep 19
Icon of the event Let's Draw
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The skill of drawing is not unlike the skill of speaking. You are trying to make a point. Help your language along visually, draw, talk and network here at the Library!


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jul 07
Thu Jul 14
Thu Jul 21
Thu Jul 28
Thu Aug 04
Icon of the event Powers Of Attorney (in Mandarin)
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

By making powers of attorney, people can plan ahead and be confident that their plans will be carried out. In this workshop newcomers and community members can learn more about:...

Icon of the event Safe Cycling 101
Sat Jun 04, 2016 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Tired of commuting with others on the TTC? Fed up off getting stuck in traffic? Looking to save some money on the costs of parking and insurance? Get on a bicycle and beat the GRIDLOCK! But first attend Cycle Toronto's intera...

Icon of the event Understanding Your Credit Score & Report
Sat Jun 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Anyone who has ever applied for a credit card, borrowed money to buy a car or a house or any other personal loan will have a credit report on file with a credit bureau. Attend this workshop and learn more about how this 3-dig...

Icon of the event Canadian Citizenship Preparation Sessions
10:30 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Woodside Square

This program is for Permanent Residents. Topics will include: Who can apply for citizenship and how? Canadian history, geography and the government system, rights and responsibilities of citizens and more.* Tuesday June 28t...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jun 04
Sat Jun 11
Sat Jun 18
Sat Jun 25
Tue Jun 28
Icon of the event Diabetes Self-Management Program in Mandarin
9:00 am - 12:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Agincourt

Learn about diabetes and how to cope with the disease. In Mandarin. Six sessions....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 31
Tue Jun 07
Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Danforth/Coxwell

For newcomers who want to practice English and improve communication. Local volunteers sit together with newcomers for a 90 minute discussion on themes such as workplace culture, job searching and current events. You must b...


Upcoming Dates:
Mon May 30
Thu Jun 02
Mon Jun 06