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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
3
Arresting Hope: Women Taking Action in Prison Health Inside Out (Tuesday, March 3 at 1pm)
Ruth Elwood Martin and Mo Korchinski discuss their new edited book (with Lynn Fels and Carl Leggo): a story about women in a provincial prison in Canada, how creative leadership fosters opportunities for transformation, and how engaging in research and writing contributes to healing. Ruth Elwood Martin is Clinical Professor, Department of Family Practice, UBC. Mo Korchinski volunteers with Women in2 Healing and is a research assistant, Canadian Institute of Health Research, UBC.

A program marking International Women's Day. (thebookpile)
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Mar
3
Word Basics Part I: Create and Edit a File (Tuesday, March 3 at 2pm)
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)
Mar
3
Citizenship Mentoring - Winter Session (Tuesday, March 3 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)
Mar
3
The eh List Author Series: Kim Echlin - Under the Visible Life (Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm)
Award-winning author of The Disappeared and Elephant Winter returns with the story of two very different jazz musicians, Katherine Goodnow and Mahsa Weaver-Najibulla, who couldn't be more different. One from Hamilton's east side and one from Karachi - and both children of mixed-race parents - the two women find music and fulfillment in friendship and family as unexpected as it is poignant. (thebookpile)
Mar
4
Power Interviews (Wednesday, March 4 at 1pm)
The interview process and how to prepare yourself. Types and styles of interviews. In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, YMCA and Toronto Public Library. (thebookpile)
Mar
4
3D Printer Certification (Wednesday, March 4 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 Wed. Feb. 4 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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Mar
4
Factors that determine your investment portfolio (Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30pm)
Mark Yestrau,CFA, Associate Portfolio Manager at Successful Investor Wealth Management Inc. explains the factors he takes into consideration when building a portfolio for his clients: age, income level, withdrawal requirements, investment knowledge, the willingness and ability of a person to accept different levels of risk.Presently he does not recommend fixed income (bonds, GICS) for his clients. (thebookpile)
Mar
4
Canada Reads: One Book to Break Barriers (Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm)
Join Mary Ito, host of CBC Radio One's Fresh Air, as we celebrate the launch of the 2015 edition of Canada Reads.

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Ticket holders: As our events are free, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your ticket reservation may not guarantee admission. Entrance to the Atrium seating will open at 6 pm.

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 standby customers 10 minutes prior to the start of the program
. (thebookpile)… (more)
Mar
5
Seniors Drop-in (Thursday, March 5 at 10am)
Practice makes perfect! For those with little or no Internet experience. No registration required. (thebookpile)
Mar
5
Researching Magazines and Journals Online (Thursday, March 5 at 2pm)
Discover the online magazine and journal databases available at the library and acquire the techniques to help you research them effectively. To register, call 416-393-7209. (thebookpile)
Mar
5
How Small Businesses Use Social Media (Thursday, March 5 at 3pm)
Take a look at how small businesses use social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to promote themselves. To register call 416-393-7209. (thebookpile)
Mar
5
Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson (Thursday, March 5 at 7pm)
Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors like Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau and others, the show (which has run more than 80 times) is animated by music and lively caricatures. (thebookpile)
Mar
6
RIP in Toronto: Little Known Historic Cemeteries in the City (Friday, March 6 at 1pm)
Join Charlotte Broome for an illustrated look at three final resting places about which few Torontonians are aware - one of the earliest military cemeteries under Victoria Square, a prominent family's private cemetery along the Humber, and a forgotten one reflecting the early city's dark side, discovered during excavations at the Don Jail. (thebookpile)
Mar
6
Intro to 3D Design (Friday, March 6 at 2pm)
Learn to design simple 3D objects and prepare them for printing. Explore the applications Autodesk 123D Design, OpenSCAD and Sculptris and get a hands-on demo of each.

Online registration is required for this class and will be available starting Fri,Feb 6 at 9am. For more information, please call the Digital Innovation Hub: 416-393-7007. (thebookpile)
Mar
8
Toronto Writers' Co-operative (Sunday, March 8 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
9
Web Basics II (Monday, March 9 at 10am)
Learn more about search engines and the Library?s website. Web Basics is the recommended prerequisite. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required. Call 416-393-7209 to register. (thebookpile)
Mar
10
Photoshop I (Tuesday, March 10 at 2pm)
Learn to scan documents and photos to email them as attachments. Design business cards and letterheads. Instruction on effective use of equipment in the studio and Photoshop.

Online registration is required for this class and will be available starting Tue. Feb 10, at 9am. For more information, please call the Digital Innovation Hub: 416-393-7007. (thebookpile)
Mar
10
Small Business Network (Tuesday, March 10 at 6pm)
Toronto Reference Library is hosting an ongoing Small Business Network, meant for small businesspeople or people who are just thinking about starting their own business.

'IMIXcoCREATION helps people and organizations to grow and adapt to the challenges they face, increasing their ability to achieve what is most important to them, through services in Design, Coaching, Consulting, Training and Facilitation. We are a team commited to help our clientes and the community, always keeping in mind the triple bottom line: People, Planet, and Prosperity.'

All are welcome on the 3rd floor of the TRL. Bring your business cards for your networking needs. (thebookpile)
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Mar
10
On Stage: Jeremy Lopez on Jonson's The Alchemist (Tuesday, March 10 at 7pm)
Jeremy Lopez is Associate Professor and Associate Chair of English at the University of Toronto. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries including, most recently, Constructing the Canon of Early Modern Drama. In 2001 he directed and acted in a production of Ben Jonson's The Alchemist.

Shakespeare and Jonson: Four Lectures (thebookpile)… (more)
Mar
11
iMovie for Beginners (Wednesday, March 11 at 6pm)
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 February 11th at 9am. For more information, please call the Digital Innovation Hub: 416-393-7007. (thebookpile)… (more)
Mar
12
Computer Basics for Seniors: Move that Mouse (Thursday, March 12 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)
Mar
12
Searching TPL's Health Databases (Thursday, March 12 at 2pm)
Learn to find health information using the Toronto Public Library's health databases. To register call 416-393-7209. (thebookpile)
Mar
12
European Book Club (Thursday, March 12 at 6:30pm)
The European Book Club is a co-operation of the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Toronto. Read and discuss books by contemporary European authors, in English translation. This evening the novel "Axolotl Roadkill", by Helene Hegemann, will be presented by the Goethe-Institut. (thebookpile)
Mar
12
Star Talks: Andrew Morton (Thursday, March 12 at 7pm)
Britain's Andrew Morton, bestselling author of Diana: Her True Story, uncovers scandal and intrigue in 17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History. With Toronto Star's Jennifer Hunter.

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Ticket holders: 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. Doors open at 6 pm. Please join us for a cash bar reception starting at 6 pm.

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 standby customers 10 minutes prior to the start of the program
. (thebookpile)… (more)
Mar
13
Excel Basics II (Friday, March 13 at 10am)
Learn to create charts and tables, sort your data, and more, using Microsoft Excel. Recommended prerequisite: Excel Basics I. Keyboarding & mouse skills required. To register, call 416-393-7209. (thebookpile)

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