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Toronto Public Library - Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario, M4W 2G8

Canada

416-395-5577

Type: Library

Web site: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Nr=p_cat_branch_name:Toronto%20Reference%20Library

Events: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/pro_trl.js… (updated February 2009)

Twitter account: @torontolibrary

Amenities: wifi, food/drink

Description: Toronto's main public reference library. (Note that the map at right shows an incorrect location for this address. The library is one block north of Bloor St. and Yonge St.)

Added by: LolaWalser.  Contacted: Not contacted.  Venue ID: 897

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Upcoming events

Jan
31
Introduction to Mobile Devices (Saturday, January 31 at 3pm)
An overview of Apple and Android mobile devices and their functions and features. A library card is required to borrow a tablet for the session. Participants are welcome to bring their own Android or Apple Smartphones or Tablets. To register, call 416-393-7149. (thebookpile)
Feb
1
Toronto Writers' Co-operative (Sunday, February 1 at 2pm)
The Toronto Writers' Co-op offers weekly workshops, guest authors, member readings, open mic and publications--your opportunity to polish, publish and perform your work.
(thebookpile)
Feb
3
What Can Scientists Learn about Work from the People Who Do it? (Tuesday, February 3 at 1pm)
In Europe, Asia and Latin America supermarket checkout clerks work sitting down. In North America, they stand all day and have leg and back problems. Why?
Award-winning and internationally recognized occupational health expert Karen Messing tells the story of how she went from looking at test tubes to listening to workers, drawing on her recent book Pain and Prejudice: What Scientists Can Learn about Work from the People Who Do It.
(thebookpile)
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Feb
3
Citizenship Mentoring - Winter Session (Tuesday, February 3 at 6pm)
A 10-session mentoring program for newcomers covering all the topics in "Discovering Canada" the citizenship book. In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, CultureLink and Toronto Public Library.
(thebookpile)
Feb
3
European Book Club (Tuesday, February 3 at 6:30pm)
The European Book Club is a co-operation of the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Toronto. Read and discuss books by contemporary European authors, in English translation. This evening, the novel 'Stupeur et tremblements', by Amelie Nothomb, will be presented by Alliance francaise de Toronto. (thebookpile)
Feb
4
Excel Basics II (Wednesday, February 4 at 10am)
Learn to create charts and tables, sort your data, and more, using Microsoft Excel. Recommended prerequisite: Excel Basics I. Keyboarding & mouse skills required. To register, call 416-393-7209. (thebookpile)
Feb
4
How to File a Tax Return. Do It Right the First Time. (Wednesday, February 4 at 6:30pm)
Jamie Golombek at Tax & Estate Planning,CIBC, explains how to avoid the most common mistakes when filling a personal tax return: failure to report all incomes, over contribution to RRSP, foreign tax credit, and which deductions are allowed. (thebookpile)
Feb
5
Seniors Drop-in (Thursday, February 5 at 10am)
Practice makes perfect! For those with little or no Internet experience. No registration required. (thebookpile)
Feb
6
Black History Gala! (Friday, February 6 at 6:30pm)
From Griot to Hip Hop: The Music IS the Story

Music isn't only entertainment -- it is also a way to tell stories, news and philosophy. Join us for a concert featuring stories and music from Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, the Caribbean and Canada. Five great artists share their stories drawn from the musical traditions of Africa and from the urban experiences of Toronto's black and Caribbean communities. With Roger Gibbs, Amadou Kienne, Tich Maredza, Tiki Mercury-Clarke and Hip Hop with Rasselas Asfaw.
(thebookpile)
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Feb
8
The Borderless Plague: A Conversation about Ebola and its Global Ramifications (Sunday, February 8 at 1:30pm)
Featuring Dr. James Maskalyk, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and author of Six Months in Sudan and Dr. James Orbinski, Former president of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), bestselling author of An Imperfect Offering.

A fascinating conversation with two of Canada's most respected international health advocates as they discuss the physical and political challenges posed by the Ebola virus.

Moderated by Carol Off, Host of CBC Radio's As It Happens

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Ticket holders: As most Appel Salon events are free, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your ticket reservation may not guarantee admission. Doors open at 12:30 pm. *Please note there will not be a cash bar for this event*

RUSH SEATS: A limited number of rush seats will be made available on the day of the event, beginning at 12:30 pm. Rush seat ticket holders are not guaranteed admittance and will be admitted into the event at 1:20 pm if seats are available.

Unclaimed reservations will be released to standby customers 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. (thebookpile)
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Feb
8
Toronto Writers' Co-operative (Sunday, February 8 at 2pm)
The Toronto Writers' Co-op offers weekly workshops, guest authors, member readings, open mic and publications--your opportunity to polish, publish and perform your work.
(thebookpile)
Feb
9
Web Basics II (Monday, February 9 at 10am)
Learn more about search engines and the Library?s website. Web Basics is the recommended prerequisite. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required. Call 416-393-7209 to register. (thebookpile)
Feb
9
LinkedIn (Monday, February 9 at 6pm)
Join the discussion with Job Developer, Raluca Guja on how to get a job using LinkedIn. Followed by a hands-on portion with a librarian where LinkedIn profiles will be created during class. A working email address is a prerequisite. Call 416-393-7209 to register. (thebookpile)
Feb
10
How Offshore Tax Havens Destroy Governments (Tuesday, February 10 at 1pm)
Offshore tax havens have become the bane of governments worldwide. As much as $21-trillion in taxable wealth belonging to corporations and wealthy individuals is being hidden in tax havens out of reach of the taxman. As a result, governments are experiencing a cash crunch, unable to pay their bills and imposing austerity measures as a result. Health, education, environmental and other social programs are suffering as a result. This talk will explore the devastating impact of offshore tax havens and who is responsible, and how little is being done to correct the problem.

Speaker: Award-winning journalist Bruce Livesey
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Feb
10
Small Business Network (Tuesday, February 10 at 6pm)
Toronto Reference Library Hinton Learning Theatre

Toronto Reference Library is hosting an ongoing Small Business Network, meant for small businesspeople or people who are just thinking about starting their own business.

Our speaker is Mr. Brent Weaver. He has over twenty years of professional experience in the areas of business planning, operations, and management. He will be focusing on the following topics:

· The business owner advantage: how to start paying your fair share of taxes (and stop paying too much)

· Different business setups: which is best for you?

· Why many business owners with great ideas fail: how to protect yourself from what you don?t see over the horizon.

All are welcome on the 3rd floor of the TRL, Hinton Learning Theatre. Bring your business cards for your networking needs. (thebookpile)
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Feb
10
Une Causerie Littéraire (Tuesday, February 10 at 7pm)
Venez découvrir votre prochain coup-de-coeur durant cette discussion de romans classiques, contemporains, et graphiques. (thebookpile)
Feb
11
Publisher Basics (Wednesday, February 11 at 10am)
Learn to create a sign, personalize your own calendar and design a newsletter using templates from Microsoft Publisher. Prerequisite: any of: Word, PowerPoint or Excel. Call 416-393-7209 to register. (thebookpile)
Feb
11
Writing a Winning Resume (Wednesday, February 11 at 1pm)
Learn about different types of resumes, and how to write one that will get you that job! In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, YMCA and Toronto Public Library. (thebookpile)
Feb
11
Using Technical Analysis to Invest in the Stock Market (Wednesday, February 11 at 6:30pm)
Brooke Thackray, Research Analyst at Horizon ETFs (Canada) Inc. explains how technical analysis and seasonal investing can help you to improve your investment strategy. (thebookpile)
Feb
12
Doing Market Research Online (Thursday, February 12 at 3pm)
Learn to use Scott's Business Directories Online, article databases and other online sources to do market research for your small business. To register call 416-393-7209. (thebookpile)
Feb
12
Film Essay "20-22:ALPHA" (Thursday, February 12 at 5:30pm)
20-22:ALPHA is a nonverbal documentary film produced and directed by local artist Thierry Loa. In his words, 20-22 is "a cinematic symphony of spectacular moving images and evocative music, describing the futuristic world of postmodern mankind." The screening will be followed by the A&Q with the director. (thebookpile)
Feb
12
The eh List Author Series: Cecil Foster - In Conversation (Thursday, February 12 at 7pm)
Barbados in the 1960's was difficult for the children and parents of a generation who came to Canada and elsewhere to fulfill the promise of the good life. In this poignant novel, the author gives us the taste and feel of the culture of those who stayed behind, waiting for the word from the north.

Cecil speaks with author and critic Donna Bailey Nurse about his life, his work, and about this latest novel, Independence. (thebookpile)… (more)
Feb
13
Treehouse Talks (Friday, February 13 at 6:30pm)
Ongoing event running from: Fri. Jan. 9, 2015 - Fri June 12, 2015

3 PEOPLE x 3 TOPICS = 1,000 IDEAS

The Treehouse Talks are a fun and free lecture series held at the Toronto Reference Library on the second Friday of every month. Each Treehouse Talks features 3 speakers from 3 different fields who speak about 3 different topics. They introduce the audience to new ideas and new ways of thinking.



Upcoming dates (2015- Time: 6:30-8:30 pm):

Fri. Jan. 9
Fri. Feb. 13
Fri. March 13 Location: Hinton Centre (3rd. floor)
Fri. Apr. 10
Fri. May 15
Fri. June 12 (thebookpile)
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Feb
14
Create A Facebook Page For Your Business (Saturday, February 14 at 3pm)
Learn about Facebook Fan Pages and how they can be useful for your business. Create a basic Fan Page profile in class. An email account is a prerequisite. Call 416-393-7209 to register. (thebookpile)
Feb
15
Toronto Writers' Co-operative (Sunday, February 15 at 2pm)
The Toronto Writers' Co-op offers weekly workshops, guest authors, member readings, open mic and publications--your opportunity to polish, publish and perform your work.
(thebookpile)

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