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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

Sep
24
Investing 101 (Saturday, September 24 at 2pm)
Financial advisor, Mac Mekawi, CFA, CFP will review the basics of investing, providing tips and tricks.
(thebookpile)
Sep
25
Toronto Writers' Co-operative (Sunday, September 25 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 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)
Sep
27
Guided Tour of The Art of Cartography (Tuesday, September 27 at 2pm)
A free guided tour of The Art of Cartography on display in the TD Gallery.

This exhibit highlights the unexpected beauty of world maps, sea charts, city plans, and atlases from the 16th to the 19th century from Toronto Public Library?s Special Collections.

Visit www.tpl.ca/tdgallery for details. (thebookpile)
Sep
29
Older Caregiver Cafes (Thursday, September 29 at 10am)
When was the last time you took a rejuvenating break? You're invited to join other family caregivers to socialize, learn, relax and be entertained in a series of interactive workshops:
10 AM Caregiver Connection: Sharing-Listening
11 AM Taking Care of Self, While Taking Care of Others
12:30 PM Toronto Police Advice on Frauds and Scams
1:15 PM Caregiver Survival Tips
2:15 PM Understanding Musical Support
3 PM Care for the Caregiver: Relieving Tension-Finding Balance

Mingle with likeminded caregivers over coffee, refreshments and snacks and take away educational support resources along with a renewed sense of self. In partnership with Caregiving Matters. Please RSVP 1-905-939-2931. (thebookpile)
… (more)
Sep
29
Discover Special Collections (Thursday, September 29 at 2pm)
The Discover Special Collections series is an opportunity to view some of the rare and unique treasures of the Toronto Public Library's Special Collections. Each week a new topic is presented. Please meet at the doors of the Marilyn and Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre on the 5th floor. All are welcome. (thebookpile)
Sep
29
Non Fiction Book Club (Thursday, September 29 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)
Sep
29
The History of Virtual Reality (Thursday, September 29 at 7pm)
Terry Myers, Co-Founder of Digital Generals, discusses how the concept for VR technology dates back to the early 1900s. He also discusses the creation of the Toronto Reference Library VR Experience. (thebookpile)
Sep
30
Editing Your Book for Publication on Asquith Press (Friday, September 30 at 2pm)
Learn practical tips and techniques for evaluating your own fiction and non-fiction manuscripts through a thorough description of the three stages of editing: substantive, stylistic, and copy editing. This seminar will include hands-on activities, Q&A, and a handout with seminar notes, cheat sheets, and additional resources to help you prepare your book for publication with Asquith Press, the library's new book printing service.

Instructor Maggie Morris is a writer, an editor with a Certificate in Publishing from Ryerson University, and an active member of the Editors' Association of Canada.

Online registration is required for this workshop and opens on Fri Sep 2 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)
Sep
30
Evening Films @ the Toronto Reference Library (Friday, September 30 at 6pm)
Join us for some inspiring, uplifting and entertaining films and documentaries. Films are themed around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Finance, Careers, Innovation, Imagination and the Human Spirit.

July 21: Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
July 22: The Fruit Hunters
July 28: The Theory of Everything
July 29: Freakonomics
August 4: Manufactured Landscapes
August 5: Waste Land
August 11: Boxing Girls of Kabul
August 12: Mighty Jerome
August 18: Murderball
August 19: Facing Ali
September 2: Planet of the Apes
September 9: The Salt of the Earth
September 16: Jane's Journey (title change)
September 23: Sicko
September 30: Taking Root
October 7: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
October 14: Force of Nature: The David Suzuki movie
October 21: The Chocolate Farmer
November 4: Pipelines, Power & Democracy
November 18: Queen of Versailles
November 25: Maxed Out
December 9: The Big Short
December 16: That Sugar Film (title change)
(thebookpile)
… (more)
Oct
1
Introduction to Mobile Devices for Android Smartphones and Tablets (Saturday, October 1 at 1pm)
In this hands-on workshop, we will demonstrate and explain basic concepts for using Android smartphones and tablets. Bring your own device or borrow one of our Android your library card (some conditions apply). This workshop is suited to those who are new to Android devices. Online registration begins on Sep 1, 2016 at 9am. Call 416-393-7149 for more information. (thebookpile)
Oct
2
Toronto Writers' Co-operative (Sunday, October 2 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 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)
Oct
3
Hasn't everything been mapped already (or why do we need cartographers anymore)? (Monday, October 3 at 6:30pm)
At a time when virtually every square metre of land on Earth has been accurately mapped, is there any need for map makers in 2016? Cartographer Chris Brackley certainly thinks there is. In this talk, Chris will explain how the cartographer's role has shifted from creating maps that help people get from A to B, to creating maps that help people understand the complexity and the beauty of the world that exists between A and B.

Chris Brackley is the cartographer for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Canadian Geographic Magazine, as well as the owner of As the Crow Flies cARTography

This event is presented in partnership with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in conjunction with The Art of Cartography exhibit in the library's TD Gallery. (thebookpile)
… (more)
Oct
4
Guided Tour of The Art of Cartography (Tuesday, October 4 at 2pm)
A free guided tour of The Art of Cartography on display in the TD Gallery.

This exhibit highlights the unexpected beauty of world maps, sea charts, city plans, and atlases from the 16th to the 19th century from Toronto Public Library?s Special Collections.

Visit www.tpl.ca/tdgallery for details. (thebookpile)
Oct
4
Small Business Network (Tuesday, October 4 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.
Meet and learn from other business owners, share your own experiences, and soak in the collective wisdom of the group. Bring your business cards!

Our speaker is Mr. Kirk Lai, MBA and PMP. Kirk has a MBA from McGill University (where he was on the Dean's Honour list) and a bachelor of computer science degree. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) where he achieved 'Proficient' level in all process groups). He has more than 15 years of IT project management experience; managing large projects with budgets up to USD 20 million. Currently, he is a Program Manager in a major Canadian bank.

He has also trained and mentored other junior Project Managers in his previous employments. Now, he would like to share his project management skills, knowledge and tips with you!

His speech will focus on project management and its importance for your small business.
All are welcome! (thebookpile)
… (more)
Oct
5
2016 Entrepreneur in Residence @ TPL Launch (Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30pm)
CBC business commentator, Michael Hlinka, interviews Sima Gandhi, former member of MaRS Entrepreneurship Program Team and founder of riince, an innovative kitchen utensil. No registration required. (thebookpile)
Oct
6
Discover Special Collections (Thursday, October 6 at 2pm)
The Discover Special Collections series is an opportunity to view some of the rare and unique treasures of the Toronto Public Library's Special Collections. Each week a new topic is presented. Please meet at the doors of the Marilyn and Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre on the 5th floor. All are welcome. (thebookpile)
Oct
6
Transition Toronto (Thursday, October 6 at 6:30pm)
Transition Toronto brings neighbours together to have fun and reduce their environmental impact at the same time. By guiding groups of neighbours through a series of social evenings the project helps communities save energy, water, gasoline,and money. Andrew Knox from Transition Toronto, explains the Transition Towns' philosophy and what makes it unique. Upcoming projects such as the EcoFair, the TreeMobile project, yard sharing and a community currency will also be discussed. (thebookpile)… (more)
Oct
7
Digital Painting with Photoshop (Friday, October 7 at 2pm)
Using Photoshop and the Wacom drawing tablet participants learn how to set up a canvas, workspace, and paint brushes to emulate the painting process.

Using the Tablet
Setting up Canvas and Palette
Brush Panel
Opacity and flow

Note: This is not an introductory course on Photoshop. Prior knowledge and use of Photoshop is required.

Online registration is required for this class. For more information, please call the Digital Innovation Hub: 416-393-7007. (thebookpile)
… (more)
Oct
7
Evening Films @ the Toronto Reference Library (Friday, October 7 at 6pm)
Join us for some inspiring, uplifting and entertaining films and documentaries. Films are themed around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Finance, Careers, Innovation, Imagination and the Human Spirit.

July 21: Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
July 22: The Fruit Hunters
July 28: The Theory of Everything
July 29: Freakonomics
August 4: Manufactured Landscapes
August 5: Waste Land
August 11: Boxing Girls of Kabul
August 12: Mighty Jerome
August 18: Murderball
August 19: Facing Ali
September 2: Planet of the Apes
September 9: The Salt of the Earth
September 16: Jane's Journey (title change)
September 23: Sicko
September 30: Taking Root
October 7: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
October 14: Force of Nature: The David Suzuki movie
October 21: The Chocolate Farmer
November 4: Pipelines, Power & Democracy
November 18: Queen of Versailles
November 25: Maxed Out
December 9: The Big Short
December 16: That Sugar Film (title change)
(thebookpile)
… (more)
Oct
8
Historical Fiction Writers' Group (Saturday, October 8 at 10am)
HFWG members normally meet biweekly (except in July & August) to present and critique manuscripts. Space is limited and registration is required. Please contact hfwg.toronto@gmail.com for more information. The meeting takes place in the Discussion Room, 3rd floor. (thebookpile)
Oct
11
Web Basics I (Tuesday, October 11 at 10am)
Explore the Internet using web addresses and search engines. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required. Call 416-393-7209 to register. (thebookpile)
Oct
11
Guided Tour of The Art of Cartography (Tuesday, October 11 at 2pm)
A free guided tour of The Art of Cartography on display in the TD Gallery.

This exhibit highlights the unexpected beauty of world maps, sea charts, city plans, and atlases from the 16th to the 19th century from Toronto Public Library?s Special Collections.

Visit www.tpl.ca/tdgallery for details. (thebookpile)
Oct
12
LSP: Alternative Careers in Healthcare (Wednesday, October 12 at 1pm)
The information session is designed for newcomers and Internationally Educated Health Professionals who are looking to explore alternative careers in health care. The session includes a guided exploration of the steps, considerations and resources along the journey to an alternative career, and an overview of the relevant support programs and services available at HealthForceOntario Access Centre. Provided by HealthForce Ontario. In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, YMCA and Toronto Public Library. Designed especially for Newcomers to Canada. (thebookpile)… (more)
Oct
12
3D Printer Certification (Wednesday, October 12 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 Wed Sep 14 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)
Oct
13
Toronto in Literature Book Club (Thursday, October 13 at 6pm)
Discover Toronto in Literature! Join us for an informal group discussion about a selected book set in Toronto.

No registration is required but participants are asked to read the selected book before the meeting.

Book club selections are available to borrow from the Toronto Reference Library 1st Floor Information Desk three weeks prior to the meeting. Limited quantities are available.

July 14, 2016*
Kicking the Sky by Anthony De Sa

August 2016: no meeting

September 8, 2016*
Everybody Has Everything by Katrina Onstad

October 13, 2016
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

November 10, 2016*
All Saints by K. D. Miller

December 8, 2016*
The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels

*Author will be in attendance. (thebookpile)
… (more)

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