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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.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

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Upcoming events

Feb
13
Are You Looking For A Job? (Saturday, February 13 at 3pm)
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. Space is limited. Please click the link below to register. (thebookpile)
Feb
14
Toronto Writers' Co-operative (Sunday, February 14 at 2pm)
Weekly workshops, guest authors, member readings, open mic and publications - your opportunity to polish and perform your work. In partnership with The Toronto Writers' Co-op. (thebookpile)
Feb
16
Disability and Human Rights Law (Tuesday, February 16 at 6:30pm)
Dianne Wintermute, a lawyer at ARCH Disability Law Centre, talks about human rights law and how it impacts the rights of the disabled. (thebookpile)
Feb
17
3D Printer Certification (Wednesday, February 17 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.

Tickets will be available starting on Wed Jan 20 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)
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Feb
18
Computer Basics for Seniors: Explore the Web (Thursday, February 18 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)
Feb
18
iMovie for Beginners (Thursday, February 18 at 2pm)
An introduction to using iMovie on the Mac. Basic video editing techniques will be taught like using transitions and titles, adding audio and a soundtrack, cutting and splicing, and mastering the timeline.

Online registration is required for this class and will be available starting January 21st at 9am. For more information, please call the Digital Innovation Hub: 416-393-7007. (thebookpile)… (more)
Feb
18
Meet Brian Brett, Poet in Residence (Thursday, February 18 at 7pm)
Brian Brett will be discussing his own work, and his plans for the next few months, as he takes his place as the Toronto Reference Library's Spring Poet in Residence. (thebookpile)
Feb
21
Toronto Writers' Co-operative (Sunday, February 21 at 2pm)
Weekly workshops, guest authors, member readings, open mic and publications - your opportunity to polish and perform your work. In partnership with The Toronto Writers' Co-op. (thebookpile)
Feb
22
How Small Businesses Use Social Media (Monday, February 22 at 6pm)
Take a look at how small businesses use social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to promote themselves.

Online registration is required for this workshop. Space is limited. To reserve a ticket, click on the link below:
(thebookpile)
Feb
24
Hands-On Ancestry.ca Library Edition (Wednesday, February 24 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)
Feb
24
Embattled Truths: Reporting on Gaza - ATRIUM (Wednesday, February 24 at 7pm)
Please note that this Salon event will be held in the Atrium on the main floor of Toronto Reference Library and there will be no cash bar.

Searching for truth within the fog of war is particularly consequential in dispatches from Israel's occupied territories. Depending on where we get our news, Gaza is either a terrorist haven and a legitimate military target, or a zone of unjustified violence against a captive civilian population.

PEN Canada presents acclaimed US journalist Max Blumenthal on the challenges of sifting truth from propaganda when reporting on conflict in the Gaza Strip.

Note: This event replaces Free Speech and Digital Warfare previously announced in What's On: Programs & Events at Your Library (January to March 2016).

$15 suggested donation. All proceeds go to PEN Canada.

Presented in partnership with Another Story and Independent Jewish Voices.

About the Author:

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Guardian, The Independent Film Channel, The Huffington Post,
Salon.com, Al Jazeera English and many other publications.

His book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Part, was a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller.

He blogs at Maxblumenthal.com (thebookpile)
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Feb
25
Seniors Drop-in (Thursday, February 25 at 10am)
Practice makes perfect! For those with little or no Internet experience. No registration required. (thebookpile)
Feb
25
Non Fiction Book Club (Thursday, February 25 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/

Please note: The January meeting will begin at 6:00 pm. (thebookpile)… (more)
Feb
28
Toronto Writers' Co-operative (Sunday, February 28 at 2pm)
Weekly workshops, guest authors, member readings, open mic and publications - your opportunity to polish and perform your work. In partnership with The Toronto Writers' Co-op. (thebookpile)
Mar
1
Looking for funding? Explore Grant Connect (Tuesday, March 1 at 2pm)
Grant Connect is an online source of grants and fund information from more than 3,000 Canadian foundations, 400 corporations and government programs and available only through subscription or at the library. This introductory session includes time for hands-on searching for your own organization. To register, call 416 393-7209 (thebookpile)
Mar
2
Hands-On Ancestry.ca Library Edition (Wednesday, March 2 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)
Mar
2
Small Claims Court: A Primer from Start to Finish (Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30pm)
Personal Injury Lawyer, Adrian Lomaga leads a discussion on navigating the Small Claims Court system for Small Businesses. Topics include: who can file a claim, timelines, jurisdictions and more. (thebookpile)
Mar
4
iPad for Seniors: Part I (Friday, March 4 at 10am)
An overview of iPad, its functions and features. This session is for first-time users of iPads. A library card is required to botrrow a tablet for the session. Participants can bring their own iPad. To register, call 416-393-7209.

(thebookpile)
Mar
6
Toronto Writers' Co-operative (Sunday, March 6 at 2pm)
Weekly workshops, guest authors, member readings, open mic and publications - your opportunity to polish and perform your work. In partnership with The Toronto Writers' Co-op. (thebookpile)
Mar
7
Mango Languages (Monday, March 7 at 10am)
Come and experience Mango Languages, a site that combines slides and audio from native speakers to help you practice pronunciation of common words and phrases in 37 different languages such as Spanish, French and English. To register call 416-393-7209 (thebookpile)
Mar
7
LinkedIn for Job Searching (CANCELLED) (Monday, March 7 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.

**This class has been cancelled until further notice. (thebookpile)
Mar
8
Small Business Network (Tuesday, March 8 at 6pm)
Toronto Reference Library is hosting an ongoing Small Business Network meant for small business people or people who are just thinking about starting their own business.

Speaker TBA


Please bring your business cards and get ready to network. All are welcome!


(thebookpile)
Mar
8
Macbeth: So Foul and Fair (Tuesday, March 8 at 7pm)
Professor Jeremy Lopez on prophecy,murder and spectacle in Macbeth, and the dramatic legacy of Scotland's most treacherous King.

Hosted by scholar Jane Freeman.

Presented in partnership with Stratford Festival.

Doors open at 6 pm for a cash bar reception.

Ticket Holders: Limit two tickets per library customer. 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.

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.

Toronto Public Library is committed to the protection of your privacy and will never sell, rent, trade, or disclose your personal information, including your e-mail address, to a third party without your consent or where not explicitly authorized by the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.M.56. (thebookpile)
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Mar
9
Newspaper Resources on the Internet (Wednesday, March 9 at 10am)
Learn how to find newspapers and news sources from different countries and places on the Internet. To register call 416-393-7209. (thebookpile)
Mar
9
Hands-On Ancestry.ca Library Edition (Wednesday, March 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)

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