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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

Aug
4
Summer Afternoon at the Movies (Tuesday, August 4 at 2pm)
Still Alice (2014). Alice Howland, a renowned linguistics professor begins to forget words. Her family's world is turned upside down when she receives a devastating diagnosis. Julianne Moore won the 2015 Best Actress Academy Award for her performance in this film. PG. 99 minutes. Next films in the series: Two Days, One Night (Aug 11), The Imitation Game (Aug 18), Birdman (Aug 25), The Theory of Everything (Sept 1) (thebookpile)
Aug
5
How to Ace Job Interviews (Wednesday, August 5 at 1pm)
Are you preparing for your next job interview? Do you want to know how to ask and answer those tough interview questions? Join a fun, interactive workshop with role-playing and practice, to help you with your interview skills.In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, YMCA and Toronto Public Library. (thebookpile)
Aug
6
How Small Businesses Use Social Media (Thursday, August 6 at 3pm)
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 starting July 9. Space is limited. To reserve a ticket, click on the link below:

(thebookpile)
Aug
7
Word Basics Part II: Formatting (Friday, August 7 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)
Aug
11
Web Basics II (Tuesday, August 11 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)
Aug
11
Brazilian film series: A Luz do Tom (documentary) (Tuesday, August 11 at 5:30pm)
Subtitled in English. Duration: 88 min.
Directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos.
Based on the book "Antonio Carlos Jobim: um Homem Iluminado" written by Helena Jobim.

Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Brazil in Toronto.
(thebookpile)
Aug
12
iMovie for Beginners (Wednesday, August 12 at 1pm)
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 Wednesday July 15 at 9am. For more information, please call the Digital Innovation Hub: 416-393-7007. (thebookpile)… (more)
Aug
12
Enhancing your retirement and estate plans using life insurance (Wednesday, August 12 at 6pm)
Mark de Hart and Janet Nankivel will cover ways life insurance could help maximize your retirement income and your gift to your heirs and charity. To reserve your seat for this session please call 416-397-5924. (thebookpile)
Aug
13
Flesh and Blood Characters - Young Voices Writing Workshop (Thursday, August 13 at 2pm)
Characters make or break your fiction. It's quite simple: readers will only read to the end if they care what happens to the people in the story, and they're only going to care if those people feel real. In this hands-on writing workshop you'll find out how Sarah Henstra crafted vivid, believable characters in her novel Mad Miss Mimic, and you'll hear her practical strategies for bringing your own characters to life. You'll have a chance to produce some brand-new writing from scratch, and you'll learn about some common-but-deadly "character traps" and how to avoid them.

Ages 12-19

Questions? Contact Ken Sparling, ksparling@torontopubliclibrary.ca (thebookpile)
… (more)
Aug
13
NEW DATE! Star Talks: Mariel Hemingway - SOLD OUT (Thursday, August 13 at 7pm)
*NEW DATE: Please note the day of the event has been changed to August 13 (originally scheduled for August 10). All tickets with an August 10 date will be valid on August 13*

The famed American actor and author on her memoir, Out Came the Sun and the version for younger readers, Invisible Girl.

With the Toronto Star's Richard Ouzounian.


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THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

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.

Ticket Holders: 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. Ticket holder lineups for sold out events begin as early as 4pm.

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.

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.
(thebookpile)
… (more)
Aug
17
3D Printer Certification (Monday, August 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 Monday July 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)
… (more)
Aug
18
PROGRAM UPDATED: Brazilian film series: Brava Gente Brasileira (feature) (Tuesday, August 18 at 5:30pm)
Subtitled in English. Duration: 104 min.
Directed by LĂșcia Murat.
18th century expedition of Portuguese conquerors invading the world of Indigenous People.

Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Brazil in Toronto.
(thebookpile)
Aug
19
Non-fiction Book Club (Wednesday, August 19 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)
Aug
24
Star Talks: Kathy Reichs (Monday, August 24 at 7pm)
The New York Times bestseller, forensic anthropologist and producer of the hit Fox TV series Bones on her new novel, Speaking in Bones. With Toronto Star's Deb Dundas.
***

Ticket Holders: 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. Ticket holder lineups for sold out events begin as early as 4pm.

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.
(thebookpile)
… (more)
Aug
25
3D Printer Certification (Tuesday, August 25 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 Tuesday July 28 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
25
Brazilian film series: Grupo Corpo (documentary) (Tuesday, August 25 at 5:30pm)
Subtitled in English. Duration: 77 min.
Directed by Fabio Barreto & Marcelo Santiago.
It follows the steps of a famous Brazilian dance company on world tour.

Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Brazil in Toronto.
(thebookpile)
Aug
27
Computer Basics for Seniors: Explore the Web (Thursday, August 27 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)
Aug
29
Intro to 3D Design (Saturday, August 29 at 10am)
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 Saturday August 1 at 9am. For more information, please call the Digital Innovation Hub: 416-393-7007. (thebookpile)
Sep
1
Summer Afternoon at the Movies (Tuesday, September 1 at 2pm)
The Theory of Everything (2014). The story of cosmologist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane, and their life together as Hawking pursues his study of time and Jane supports him through his life with ALS. Eddie Redmayne won the 2015 Best Actor Academy Award for his performance as Stephen Hawking. PG. 123 min. (thebookpile)
Sep
2
Information Session for Internationally Educated Accountants (Wednesday, September 2 at 1pm)
Learn about the free evaluation process, qualifications and experience requirements, and advanced standing options.In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, YMCA and Toronto Public Library. (thebookpile)
Sep
3
Heather O'Neill (Thursday, September 3 at 7pm)
A collection of beguiling new stories by Giller Prize finalist O'Neill that evokes sorrow, laughter and heartbreak. (thebookpile)
Sep
8
Excel Basics I (Tuesday, September 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. Registration opens August 4, 9 am. Space is limited. To reserve a ticket, click on the link below. For more information or to cancel, please call 416-393-7209. (thebookpile)
Sep
8
Lawrence Hill (Tuesday, September 8 at 7pm)
The internationally acclaimed author of The Book of Negroes presents his highly anticipated new novel, The Illegal. With CTV's Marci Ien.

***

Ticket Holders: 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. Ticket holder lineups for sold out events begin as early as 4pm.

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.
(thebookpile)… (more)
Sep
9
Hands-On Ancestry.ca Library Edition (Wednesday, September 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)
Sep
9
What would you like your legacy to be? (Wednesday, September 9 at 6pm)
Rachel Blumenfeld and Jeffrey McKay will cover how to decide which charities to consider, what to give and how to ensure your legacy will be honoured. To reserve your seat for this session please call 416-397-5924. (thebookpile)

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