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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

Sep
1
Summer Afternoon at the Movies (Tuesday, September 1 at 2pm)
The Theory of Everything (2014). The story of cosmologist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane, and their life together as Hawking pursues his study of time and Jane supports him through his life with ALS. Eddie Redmayne won the 2015 Best Actor Academy Award for his performance as Stephen Hawking. PG. 123 min. (thebookpile)
Sep
2
Information Session for Internationally Educated Accountants (Wednesday, September 2 at 1pm)
Learn about the free evaluation process, qualifications and experience requirements, and advanced standing options.In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, YMCA and Toronto Public Library. (thebookpile)
Sep
3
Heather O'Neill (Thursday, September 3 at 7pm)
A collection of beguiling new stories by Giller Prize finalist O'Neill that evokes sorrow, laughter and heartbreak. (thebookpile)
Sep
8
Excel Basics I (Tuesday, September 8 at 2pm)
An introduction to Excel Basics 2013. Learn to create, save, and edit a file, formatting and more. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required.

Online registration is required for this workshop. Registration opens August 4, 9 am. Space is limited. To reserve a ticket, click on the link below. For more information or to cancel, please call 416-393-7209. (thebookpile)
Sep
8
Lawrence Hill (Tuesday, September 8 at 7pm)
The internationally acclaimed author of The Book of Negroes presents his highly anticipated new novel, The Illegal. With CTV's Marci Ien.

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Ticket Holders: Doors open at 6 pm. Please join us for a cash bar reception starting at 6 pm. 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. Ticket holder lineups for sold out events begin as early as 4pm.

Room Capacity: Based on fire code regulations the Appel Salon can accommodate seating for 458 in the main room. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Additional overflow seating as well as standing room is available in the adjoining room.

Rush Seats: A limited number of rush seats will be made available on the day of the event, beginning at 6 pm. Rush seat ticket holders are not guaranteed admittance and will be admitted into the event at 6:50 pm if seats are available. Unclaimed reservations will be released to customers in the rush seat lineup 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive early.

Accessibility: Toronto Public Library is committed to providing equitable access to library service in a welcoming and supportive environment. A limited number of hearing assist devices are made available to all attendees at the Appel Salon bar. If special seating is required for any of the Appel Salon events, prior arrangements can be made by contacting event staff at salonprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca. Please contact staff only once you have obtained an event ticket. We may not be able to accommodate requests on the day of our Appel Salon events.
(thebookpile)… (more)
Sep
9
Hands-On Ancestry.ca Library Edition (Wednesday, September 9 at 2pm)
Ancestry Library Edition is available at all library branches. This three-session course will help you to uncover your family history and build your family tree. Free. Registration required. OGS Toronto Branch http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/courses (thebookpile)
Sep
9
What would you like your legacy to be? (Wednesday, September 9 at 6pm)
Rachel Blumenfeld and Jeffrey McKay will cover how to decide which charities to consider, what to give and how to ensure your legacy will be honoured. To reserve your seat for this session please call 416-397-5924. (thebookpile)
Sep
10
Hub Talk: Bringing 3D Printing to Uganda (Thursday, September 10 at 7pm)
University of Toronto Professor Matt Ratto discusses how he worked with a research team, a charitable organization, and Autodesk Inc. to bring 3D printing technology to Uganda and to train local technicians to 3D print lower-limb prosthetics to improve lives in the developing world.

This lecture is part of the Hub Talk lecture series presented by the Digital Innovation Hubs at Toronto Public Library. (thebookpile)… (more)
Sep
14
Doing Research On Your Cellphone, iPad or Tablet for Students & Teachers (Monday, September 14 at 4pm)
In this hands-on workshop you will learn about apps that will help both in and outside the classroom. Bring your own device or borrow a tablet or iPad with your library card (some conditions apply). For Highschool, University Students, Teachers and Parents with some experience using mobile devices. Online registration is required for this workshop. To reserve a ticket, click on the link below:
(thebookpile)
Sep
14
Are You Looking For A Job? (Monday, September 14 at 6pm)
Discover the job hunting resources available at the library, such as company information, industry information and interview materials.

Online registration is required for this class beginning Monday, August 17. Space is limited. Please click the link below to register. (thebookpile)
Sep
15
Web Basics I (Tuesday, September 15 at 10am)
Explore the Internet using web addresses and search engines. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required. Call 416-393-7209 to register. (thebookpile)
Sep
16
Hands-On Ancestry.ca Library Edition (Wednesday, September 16 at 2pm)
Ancestry Library Edition is available at all library branches. This three-session course will help you to uncover your family history and build your family tree. Free. Registration required. OGS Toronto Branch http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/courses (thebookpile)
Sep
16
Democracy 360: Follow the Leader? (ATRIUM) (Wednesday, September 16 at 7pm)
A pre-election debate on the kind of leadership Canada needs for the next four years. With Bob Rae, Alison Loat, Desmond Cole and Anne-Marie Owen. Presented in partnership with Samara Canada.

Please note this event will be held in the ATRIUM.

***

Ticket Holders: Doors open at 6 pm. Please join us for a cash bar reception starting at 6 pm. 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. Ticket holder lineups for sold out events begin as early as 4pm.

Room Capacity: Based on fire code regulations the Appel Salon can accommodate seating for 458 in the main room. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Additional overflow seating as well as standing room is available in the adjoining room.

Rush Seats: A limited number of rush seats will be made available on the day of the event, beginning at 6 pm. Rush seat ticket holders are not guaranteed admittance and will be admitted into the event at 6:50 pm if seats are available. Unclaimed reservations will be released to customers in the rush seat lineup 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive early.

Accessibility: Toronto Public Library is committed to providing equitable access to library service in a welcoming and supportive environment. A limited number of hearing assist devices are made available to all attendees at the Appel Salon bar. If special seating is required for any of the Appel Salon events, prior arrangements can be made by contacting event staff at salonprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca. Please contact staff only once you have obtained an event ticket. We may not be able to accommodate requests on the day of our Appel Salon events.
(thebookpile)… (more)
Sep
17
Seniors Drop-in (Thursday, September 17 at 10am)
Practice makes perfect! For those with little or no Internet experience. No registration required. (thebookpile)
Sep
17
Wordpress.com Basics (Thursday, September 17 at 3pm)
Join us as we go over the basics of using Wordpress.com to create your own blog or website: how to create an account, how to write a post and other interesting features of the site. This class is for first-time users of Wordpress.com.

Online registration is required for this workshop starting Thursday, August 20. Space is limited. To reserve a ticket, click on the link below. (thebookpile)
Sep
17
David Lagercrantz (Thursday, September 17 at 7pm)
Swedish author David Lagercrantz on The Girl in the Spider's Web, the fourth installment of the late Stieg Larsson's internationally bestselling The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series.

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Ticket Holders: Doors open at 6 pm. Please join us for a cash bar reception starting at 6 pm. 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. Ticket holder lineups for sold out events begin as early as 4pm.

Room Capacity: Based on fire code regulations the Appel Salon can accommodate seating for 458 in the main room. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Additional overflow seating as well as standing room is available in the adjoining room.

Rush Seats: A limited number of rush seats will be made available on the day of the event, beginning at 6 pm. Rush seat ticket holders are not guaranteed admittance and will be admitted into the event at 6:50 pm if seats are available. Unclaimed reservations will be released to customers in the rush seat lineup 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive early.

Accessibility: Toronto Public Library is committed to providing equitable access to library service in a welcoming and supportive environment. A limited number of hearing assist devices are made available to all attendees at the Appel Salon bar. If special seating is required for any of the Appel Salon events, prior arrangements can be made by contacting event staff at salonprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca. Please contact staff only once you have obtained an event ticket. We may not be able to accommodate requests on the day of our Appel Salon events.
(thebookpile)
… (more)
Sep
19
Chinese Book Club (Saturday, September 19 at 2pm)
The Chinese Book Club provides the opportunity for book lovers to appreciate Chinese literature, explore diverse writing styles and techniques, discuss related historical events, and share ideas with other members. Meeting will be conducted in Mandarin. (thebookpile)
Sep
21
Doing Investment Research Online (Monday, September 21 at 6pm)
Learn how to use investment databases: Financial Post Advisor and Value Line Research Centre.

Online registration is required for this workshop beginning Monday, August 24. Space is limited. To reserve a ticket, click on the link below:

(thebookpile)
Sep
22
Technology- The good The bad and The ugly (Tuesday, September 22 at 1pm)

No matter how you cut it, technology is woven into the fabric of our lives. We learn with it. We are entertained with it. We study with it. We even socialize through it. We are guided and influenced by it. How do we make sure that we use the technology and not the other way around? What are the harms that are hidden in our technologies? Is wifi harmful and do cell phones cause brain cancer? Come to explore what we know, what we think we know and what is to come in the world of technology in our lives.



Speaker: Dr. Peter Lin, MD CCFP
Director Primary Care Initiatives
Canadian Heart Research Centre
(thebookpile)
… (more)
Sep
22
Excel Basics II (Tuesday, September 22 at 2pm)
Learn to create charts and tables, sort your data and more, using Microsoft Excel. Recommended prerequisite: Excel Basics I. Advanced Keyboarding, Word Processing & mouse skills required.

Online registration is required for this workshop. Registration opens August 4 at 9 am. Space is limited. To reserve a ticket, click on the link below. For more information or to cancel, please call 416-393-7209. (thebookpile)… (more)
Sep
22
Kate Beaton (Tuesday, September 22 at 7pm)
The New York Times bestselling creator of the comic strip Hark! A Vagrant presents its fantastically feminist follow up, Step Aside, Pops. With National Post's Books Editor Emily M. Keeler.

***

Ticket Holders: Doors open at 6 pm. Please join us for a cash bar reception starting at 6 pm. 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. Ticket holder lineups for sold out events begin as early as 4pm.

Room Capacity: Based on fire code regulations the Appel Salon can accommodate seating for 458 in the main room. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Additional overflow seating as well as standing room is available in the adjoining room.

Rush Seats: A limited number of rush seats will be made available on the day of the event, beginning at 6 pm. Rush seat ticket holders are not guaranteed admittance and will be admitted into the event at 6:50 pm if seats are available. Unclaimed reservations will be released to customers in the rush seat lineup 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive early.

Accessibility: Toronto Public Library is committed to providing equitable access to library service in a welcoming and supportive environment. A limited number of hearing assist devices are made available to all attendees at the Appel Salon bar. If special seating is required for any of the Appel Salon events, prior arrangements can be made by contacting event staff at salonprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca. Please contact staff only once you have obtained an event ticket. We may not be able to accommodate requests on the day of our Appel Salon events.
(thebookpile)
… (more)
Sep
23
Word Basics Part I: Create and Edit a File (Wednesday, September 23 at 10am)
Learn to open Word, create a document and save a file. An introduction to Microsoft Word. Basic keyboarding skills recommended. Call 416-393-7209 to register. (thebookpile)
Sep
23
Hands-On Ancestry.ca Library Edition (Wednesday, September 23 at 2pm)
Ancestry Library Edition is available at all library branches. This three-session course will help you to uncover your family history and build your family tree. Free. Registration required. OGS Toronto Branch http://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/courses (thebookpile)
Sep
24
The Complete Works: A Film Screening and Celebration of bpNichol (Thursday, September 24 at 7pm)
A tribute to the one of 4 horsemen, bpNichol. A screening of the 40 minute film (the first screening in the world, following its premiere at TIFF), a visual display (bpNichol books, prints of his poems, pictures of bp himself)and a Q&A afterward. (thebookpile)
Sep
25
Memoir Now! The Importance of Writing the Boomer Memoir (Friday, September 25 at 1pm)
Writer musician John Timmins discusses the premise and craft of memoir writing. What is a memoir? Why should we write them? What constitutes a "good memoir"? John has written 2 private memoirs and is currently at work on a celebrity memoir. Join him to consider the importance of sharing your legacy. (thebookpile)

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