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If your memory isn't what it used to be, this should be of interest. On Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 2 - 3 pm, graduate students from Ryerson University's Cognitive Aging Lab, will demonstrate techniques to improve memory and mental abilities, in a presentation called: Memory & Aging: Strategies to Improve... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Whether the thought of summer's end makes you euphoric or melancholy, it is inevitable. And since there are 3 weeks of summer left, scientifically only, let me give you some ideas for picking up the pace in the fall. Here are just a few suggestions from the TRL programming schedule... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
China is a rising power, it's indisputable. The contrasts between modern China and old, rural China are astonishing. The post-modern architecture of Shanghai demonstrates the tremendous growth of China's economy. The contrast with poverty in the countryside is striking, and speaks to the challenges of China's economic, social and political... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
When Galileo was born in Italy in 1654, there was no such thing as 'science'. Today, more than any other single person, he is regarded as its father. His crafting of a telescope, turning it toward the sky, and observing the sun, moon and planets, led him to conclude that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
"If I were to be zapped by a Vespa jaywalking across Bloor Street today, I would be happy to have ended my authorial career with this book," Michael Adams says. "If I manage to dodge that Vespa, then I will continue to work for the rest of my life as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Does this resonate with you too? Marni Jackson, Toronto journalist and author, examines the last secret lap of parenting in her new book, Home Free . How do you get through your kids' twenties and learn to let them go at the same time? Home Free offers insight into the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at What's On at the Library
Have a look at this fabulous flyer created by Worn Fashion Journal intern, Peter Ha. WORN's publisher and editor, Serah-Marie McMahon, talks about the importance of independent fashion publishing in a Thought Exchange event at Toronto Reference Library. WORN is a maverick fashion journal. It's an uninhibited and intelligent approach... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2010 at What's On at the Library
You have to love the spirit behind this "indie" fashion publication that doesn't report on trends or promote the latest items on the market. In fact, WORN is only published twice a year (once in hot weather, once in cold) and delivers diverse and interesting content, as relevant today as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2010 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Well, there is a city revitalization plan; it's called Toronto's Official Plan, and it's coming up for its five-year review. Is the plan working? Can the city effectively plan its own future? Can Toronto do better? John Lorinc, urban affairs journalist for the Globe and Mail and Spacing Magazine, will... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at What's On at the Library
The Urban Voter Series launched successfully, this past Wednesday at Toronto Reference Library with Ageing in the City: Is Toronto an Age-Friendly Community? The program featured the expertise of Jane Barratt (International Federation on Ageing), Glenn Miller (Canadian Urban Institute) and CARP's dynamic VP of Advocacy, Susan Eng. The next... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Just a follow-up to my reference to the book tower in the post about the Information Fair for Seniors on Friday, June 18. The artist who created the book tower at Toronto Reference Library is Tom Bendtsen. Have a look at his website to view some of his other towers:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at What's On at the Library
Over 40 organizations have registered for the Information Fair for Seniors which takes place on Friday, June 18 at the Toronto Reference Library. It was interesting to organize this Fair and I'm hoping there is a large attendance. There should be something of interest for everyone (including the Luminato Tower... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at What's On at the Library
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