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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

Mar
28
Website Design II (Saturday, March 28 at 10am)
Go behind the code in Dreamweaver and apply HTML to create online forms, payment buttons and interactive elements, including video. Prerequisite: Website Design I.

Online registration is required for this class and will be available starting Sat. Feb. 28 at 9 a.m. Click on the link below to register. For more information, please call the Digital Innovation Hub: 416-393-7007. (thebookpile)… (more)
Mar
28
DATE CHANGE - Italian Film Series (Saturday, March 28 at 1pm)
A Special Day (Un giornata particolare); directed by Ettore Scola.
English language version.
Presented by Anthony Cristiano from the University of Toronto.

Scola's 1977 film enacts a behind-the-scenes casual encounter and
relationship between two neighbours (Loren and Mastroianni) who remain home during that "special day" of Mussolini and Hitler's first
meeting in Rome. The film looks at the un-official side of history,
from an intellectual and emotional perspective, and is concerned
with the inner realities of one's domestic and private spheres.
Scola's approach stands out for the psychological realism, conveyed
via his cognizant camera movements and accurate mise-en-scène. In a
nationalist-fervor mood Antonietta's fascist husband returns and tells her -- while the fascist police pick up Gabriele -- that the historic visit between the two dictators inspired him to want to conceive a seventh child with her. Though a fictional film, this masterpiece documents in a spellbinding style the untold story of human feelings, and even a sense of alienation, during one of the most euphoric periods of Italian history, the Fascist affair. (thebookpile)
… (more)
Mar
28
Are You Looking For A Job? (Saturday, March 28 at 3pm)
Learn to use the job hunting resources available at the library, including company directories, industry information, and where to find job postings. Call 416-393-7209 to register. (thebookpile)
Mar
29
Toronto Writers' Co-operative (Sunday, March 29 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)
Mar
30
Blogger: Setting Up an Account (Monday, March 30 at 6pm)
Set up your blog, using Blogger, begin writing posts and learn to manage your settings. Call 416-393-7209 to register. (thebookpile)
Mar
31
3D Printer Certification (Tuesday, March 31 at 2pm)
Staff members show participants how to use the 3D printer at the Digital Innovation Hub - including:

* 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 Tue. Mar. 3 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)
Mar
31
Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry (Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30pm)
Helaine Olen, contributing editor, Pacific Standard, takes on some of the central myths of the personal finance industry. Drawing on her book Pound Foolish, Olen takes a compelling look at how we think and talk about money. (thebookpile)
Apr
4
DATE CHANGE - Italian Film Series (Saturday, April 4 at 1pm)
Respiro; directed by Emanuele Crialese.
Subtitled in English.
Presented by Anthony Cristiano from the University of Toronto.

The film is set on Lampedusa, which in recent years is remembered for
the arrival of illegal migrants from Northern Africa. It is an original depiction of the unknown side of this fascinating and
idyllic-like island in the Mediterranean, mid-way between the shores
of Italy and those of Africa. Crialese tells the story of Grazia
(Valeria Golino), an extravagant and apparently disturbed woman, her
relationship with her husband and children, and the rapport with the
islanders and fishermen, who want her 'cured.' The traditional mores
of the island, its women, in conflict with Grazia's 'madness,'
illustrate the local challenges faced by one unconventionally 'free mind.' Yet, the geography of the place is enriched by the very folkloristic traditions the main character confronts. In a magic-realism style Crialese depicts the contrast between present-day Italy, its urban and modern character, and the surviving beautiful-and-raw culture and landscape of Lampedusa. (thebookpile)
… (more)
Apr
7
Fixing our broken food system (Tuesday, April 7 at 1pm)
Our food system is not working properly. Diet-related illnesses are on the rise. Many farmers are going broke. Water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture keep increasing. In part II of this series on the food system, Professor Rod MacRae, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, continues his discussion from last year with more ideas on how to fix our food system.

(thebookpile)
Apr
7
Citizenship Mentoring - Spring Session (Tuesday, April 7 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)
Apr
8
Building a Networking Strategy that Works (Wednesday, April 8 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. (thebookpile)
Apr
8
Excel Basics (Wednesday, April 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. Space is limited. To reserve a ticket, click on the link below: (thebookpile)
Apr
8
Slimming Meals That Heal (Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30pm)
Nutritionist Julie Daniluk shares science-based information that will shatter your need to count calories and conquer cravings. She will offer ideas on how to lose weight without dieting, using anti-inflammatory superfoods. (thebookpile)
Apr
9
Computer Basics for Seniors: Move that Mouse (Thursday, April 9 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)
Apr
9
The eh List Author Series: Michael Hlinka - Stalled (Thursday, April 9 at 7pm)
There are many things North Americans take for granted - including a robust economy. But the past fifteen years have seen persistent stagnation that threatens the results of fifty years of previous growth. With his classic lightening-speed wit and delivery, Michael Hlinka, business commentator on CBC?s Metro Morning, will offer a diagnosis of Canada's economic woes, laying out a roadmap back to growth. (thebookpile)
Apr
10
Internet Safety (Friday, April 10 at 10am)
Learn to keep your information safe online. Topics covered include creating strong passwords, using email safely, identifying and avoiding online scams, shopping online securely, and more. To register call 416-393-7209. (thebookpile)
Apr
10
Mango Languages (Friday, April 10 at 2pm)
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)
Apr
11
PowerPoint Basics (Saturday, April 11 at 2pm)
Learn to open, create and edit presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills are required. Call 416-393-7209 to register. (thebookpile)
Apr
12
Toronto Writers' Co-operative (Sunday, April 12 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)
Apr
13
Web Basics I (Monday, April 13 at 10am)
Explore the Internet using web addresses and search engines. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required. Call 416-393-7209 to register. (thebookpile)
Apr
13
How Small Businesses Use Social Media (Monday, April 13 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)
Apr
14
Excel Basics (Tuesday, April 14 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. Space is limited. To reserve a ticket, click on the link below: (thebookpile)
Apr
14
Citizenship Mentoring - Spring Session (Tuesday, April 14 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)
Apr
15
Word Basics Part II: Formatting (Wednesday, April 15 at 10am)
Learn to edit and format text, use bullets, and more. An introduction to Microsoft Word 2010. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required. Call 416-393-7209 to register. (thebookpile)
Apr
16
Maps: Worth a Thousand Words (Thursday, April 16 at 2pm)
Come learn about maps and tour the Map Collection at the Toronto Reference Library. Find out who uses maps and when, why the information they provide makes them essential research tools. To register call 416-393-7209. (thebookpile)

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