HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Michael Stephens

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.j… (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

Members

Cataloged

private (4)

Comment wall

Upcoming events

Jul
24
Toronto Writers' Co-operative (Sunday, July 24 at 2pm)
Weekly workshops, usually on Sundays (except in July and August when it is bi-weekly), guest authors, member readings, open mic and publications - your opportunity to polish and perform your work. Please note that the May 15 session will take place at the Marriott Hotel, due to TCAF, and the 2016 edition of Voices, the annual anthology of members' prose and poetry, will be launched in the Hinton Learning Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 6, instead of the regular programming in the Discussion Room. In partnership with The Toronto Writers' Co-operative. For further information please contact towc@live.com. (thebookpile)… (more)
Jul
26
Word Basics Part II: Formatting (Tuesday, July 26 at 10am)
Learn to edit and format text, use bullets, and more. An introduction to Microsoft Word 2013. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required. Call 416-393-7209 to register. (thebookpile)
Jul
26
"Discover Canada" Citizenship Education Mentoring Circle - Summer Session (Tuesday, July 26 at 6pm)
Free 10 week program at Toronto Reference Library. For landed immigrants and convention refugees, 19 years and older with LINC Level 4 and higher. Small group settings with experienced and trained mentors. Informal discussion on material from "Discover Canada" booklet. Certificate of participation. Space is limited. To register, call or email Victor Gomes, 416-588-6288 x 208 or vgomes@culturelink.ca. In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, CultureLink and Toronto Public Library. (thebookpile)… (more)
Jul
27
LSP: Building a Network Strategy (Wednesday, July 27 at 1pm)
Learn to set networking goals and identify the right people with whom to network. Tactics for breaking the ice, managing contacts and using LinkedIn effectively will be discussed. In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, YMCA and Toronto Public Library. Designed especially for Newcomers to Canada. (thebookpile)
Jul
27
Tours of the Toronto Reference Library (Wednesday, July 27 at 2pm)
Walking tour of the Toronto Reference Library provides an orientation to its many resources and services. Tour begins at the Stage in the first floor. No registration required. (thebookpile)
Jul
28
Computer Basics for Seniors: Explore the Web (Thursday, July 28 at 10am)
An introduction to the Internet in 2 sessions. For older adults, with little or no Internet experience. Call 416-393-7209 to register. (thebookpile)
Jul
28
Open Data Book Club (Thursday, July 28 at 6pm)
A book club - but with open data sets! Data miners, analysts and engaged citizens are invited to join these monthly discussions to get a better understanding of their government. At each event, members review, analyze and find trends using government open data sets alongside the staff members who are responsible for them.

To view discussion topics, speakers, and to register, visit meetup.com/opentoronto. (thebookpile)… (more)
Jul
28
Non Fiction Book Club (Thursday, July 28 at 6:30pm)
A book club for people looking to read thought-provoking books. If you like to read non-fiction, this is the place!

For more information and this month's book title please visit
http://www.meetup.com/Non-fictionBookclubToronto/

(thebookpile)… (more)
Jul
29
3D Printer Certification (Friday, July 29 at 2pm)
Staff members show participants how to use the 3D printer at the Digital Innovation Hub.

Class instruction includes:

* How to prepare a 3D design file for print
* How to use the equipment properly and safely
* Reviewing the rules and guidelines to using the 3D printer

Note: Customers must complete this 3D printer certification before they can use the 3D printer independently.

Tickets will be available starting on Fri July 1 at 9:00 a.m. Registration is required for this class. Please note that due to high demand only registered participants will be accepted to this class. You can order free tickets by clicking the link below.
For more information about the Digital Innovation Hub, please call 416-393-7007. (thebookpile)
… (more)
Jul
30
Tours of the Toronto Reference Library (Saturday, July 30 at 2pm)
Walking tour of the Toronto Reference Library provides an orientation to its many resources and services. Tour begins at the Stage in the first floor. No registration required. (thebookpile)
Aug
2
"Discover Canada" Citizenship Education Mentoring Circle - Summer Session (Tuesday, August 2 at 6pm)
Free 10 week program at Toronto Reference Library. For landed immigrants and convention refugees, 19 years and older with LINC Level 4 and higher. Small group settings with experienced and trained mentors. Informal discussion on material from "Discover Canada" booklet. Certificate of participation. Space is limited. To register, call or email Victor Gomes, 416-588-6288 x 208 or vgomes@culturelink.ca. In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, CultureLink and Toronto Public Library. (thebookpile)… (more)
Aug
2
3D Printer Certification (Tuesday, August 2 at 7pm)
Staff members show participants how to use the 3D printer at the Digital Innovation Hub.

Class instruction includes:

* How to prepare a 3D design file for print
* How to use the equipment properly and safely
* Reviewing the rules and guidelines to using the 3D printer

Note: Customers must complete this 3D printer certification before they can use the 3D printer independently.

Registration is required for this class and begins Tue July 5, 9 a.m. Please note that due to high demand only registered participants will be accepted to this class. You can order free tickets by clicking the link below.
For more information about the Digital Innovation Hub, please call 416-393-7007. (thebookpile)
… (more)
Aug
3
Tours of the Toronto Reference Library (Wednesday, August 3 at 2pm)
Walking tour of the Toronto Reference Library provides an orientation to its many resources and services. Tour begins at the Stage in the first floor. No registration required. (thebookpile)
Aug
3
Intro to the Green Screen Studio Space (Wednesday, August 3 at 7pm)
Thinking of using the Toronto Reference Library’s Green Screen Studio Space but don’t know where to start. Come down and learn more about the space and how to use the equipment properly.

In this class, participants will learn about the kinds of equipment that is available. The session will focus on how to properly set up the equipment for both audio and video recording. The goal of the class is to make everyone feel more comfortable using the equipment and to utilize your time in the space by learning how to use the equipment effectively.

Play with the camera, lights and microphones to capture the best footage you can and get familiar with the equipment and some tricks to make recording easy.

Customers will also learn how to correctly use the audio interface and studio control centre to record vocals, instruments and other music equipment at studio quality. In addition to the hardware, a quick demo on the accompanied software to record/capture your audio will be given.

Class is not required but considered a great option for anyone who wants to use the space but not sure where to start.

After the session, you should have a better understanding of the following:
Audio Recording (Voice and Instrument)
Video Recording
Lighting
Audio and Video Equipment (Camera and Microphones)

Note: Class will be held in the Green Screen Studio Space located in the Digital Innovation Hub at Toronto Reference Library.

Tickets will be available starting on Wed July 6 at 9:00 a.m. Registration is required for this class. Please note that due to high demand only registered participants will be accepted to this class. You can order free tickets by clicking the link below.
For more information about the Digital Innovation Hub, please call 416-393-7007. (thebookpile)
… (more)
Aug
4
Asquith Press Information Session (Thursday, August 4 at 07am)
Now you can print your book at the library.

Learn about the library's new book printing service, Asquith Press, and see a live demo of our book printer in action.

Online registration is required for this workshop. Registration begins on Thur. July 7 at 9 am. Space is limited. To reserve a ticket, click on the link below. For more information about the Digital Innovation Hub, please call 416-393-7007. (thebookpile)… (more)
Aug
4
Computer Basics for Seniors: Move that Mouse (Thursday, August 4 at 10am)
Learn basic mouse and keyboard skills. An introduction to the Internet, in 2 sessions. For older adults with little or no Internet experience.Call 416-393-7209 to register. (thebookpile)
Aug
6
Tours of the Toronto Reference Library (Saturday, August 6 at 2pm)
Walking tour of the Toronto Reference Library provides an orientation to its many resources and services. Tour begins at the Stage in the first floor. No registration required. (thebookpile)
Aug
7
Toronto Writers' Co-operative (Sunday, August 7 at 2pm)
Weekly workshops, usually on Sundays (except in July and August when it is bi-weekly), guest authors, member readings, open mic and publications - your opportunity to polish and perform your work. Please note that the May 15 session will take place at the Marriott Hotel, due to TCAF, and the 2016 edition of Voices, the annual anthology of members' prose and poetry, will be launched in the Hinton Learning Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 6, instead of the regular programming in the Discussion Room. In partnership with The Toronto Writers' Co-operative. For further information please contact towc@live.com. (thebookpile)… (more)
Aug
9
"Discover Canada" Citizenship Education Mentoring Circle - Summer Session (Tuesday, August 9 at 6pm)
Free 10 week program at Toronto Reference Library. For landed immigrants and convention refugees, 19 years and older with LINC Level 4 and higher. Small group settings with experienced and trained mentors. Informal discussion on material from "Discover Canada" booklet. Certificate of participation. Space is limited. To register, call or email Victor Gomes, 416-588-6288 x 208 or vgomes@culturelink.ca. In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, CultureLink and Toronto Public Library. (thebookpile)… (more)
Aug
10
Tours of the Toronto Reference Library (Wednesday, August 10 at 2pm)
Walking tour of the Toronto Reference Library provides an orientation to its many resources and services. Tour begins at the Stage in the first floor. No registration required. (thebookpile)
Aug
11
Write Like You Mean It (Thursday, August 11 at 6pm)
Get serious about the craft! Uncover what motivates you to write and explore the ideas, places and themes you just have to write about.

This session is a great way to learn about your untapped potential, and a solid foundation that will keep you writing and learning.

This is the first in Kristyn Dunnion's Write Like You Mean It writing workshop series.

No registration, just drop in! Ages 12-19, Free!

Check out the other workshops in this series! Attend one, or attend them all!

(thebookpile)
… (more)
Aug
13
Arduino Basic Workshop (Saturday, August 13 at 10am)
Arduino Basic Workshop is an introduction to the open source micro-controller hardware platform.

Learn how to utilize creative electronic components to control LEDs, and motors dynamically through simple computer programming.

This introduction to Arduino is a stepping stone to technology that has been used to create 3D printers, drones, and video game consoles.

Online registration is required for this workshop. Space is limited. To reserve a ticket, click on the link below. Registration is available starting Sat July 16 at 9am. For more information about the Digital Innovation Hub, please call 416-393-7007. (thebookpile)
… (more)
Aug
13
Create Fascinating Characters (Saturday, August 13 at 2pm)
Create believable, fascinating characters that will bring your writing to life. This interactive workshop for young artists will introduce writing tools and hone a variety of creative skills.

Suitable for any discipline that involves character work, like novels, short stories, creating video games or playwriting. This is the second in Kristyn Dunnion's Write Like You Mean It writing workshop series.

No registration, just drop in! Ages 12-19, Free!

Check out the other workshops in this series! Attend one, or attend them all!
(thebookpile)
… (more)
Aug
16
Word Basics Part I: Create and Edit a File (Tuesday, August 16 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)
Aug
16
"Discover Canada" Citizenship Education Mentoring Circle - Summer Session (Tuesday, August 16 at 6pm)
Free 10 week program at Toronto Reference Library. For landed immigrants and convention refugees, 19 years and older with LINC Level 4 and higher. Small group settings with experienced and trained mentors. Informal discussion on material from "Discover Canada" booklet. Certificate of participation. Space is limited. To register, call or email Victor Gomes, 416-588-6288 x 208 or vgomes@culturelink.ca. In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, CultureLink and Toronto Public Library. (thebookpile)… (more)

No Local Book Search

Not integrated with LibraryThing's Local Book Search. (find out more)

Find venues
address or postal code
small | full page
Vicinity of Toronto Public Library - Toronto Reference Library
BookstoreLibraryFair/FestivalLittle LibrariesMultiple

Get Readar

The venues and events in LibraryThing can also be found in the handy iPhone Application Readar.

» Get Readar

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 107,481,472 books! | Top bar: Always visible