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Social Hour

  • Spend an hour with us at the library. Older adults are invited to this free program featuring activities, guest speakers and informational workshops.

 

Schedule

2019
May
Thu
  • 2:30 PM

    March 14 - Telus Wise
    Presented in partnership with Telus. Internet, smartphone and social networking safety tips. Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft, scams and more.

    April 11 - The Great Pianists: Stories, Music & More
    Penny Johnson gently guides listeners along a journey through the first generation of pianists for whom we have recordings.

    May 9 - DavidsTea
    DavidsTea will be joining us with samples of tea for tasting. Come and find out more about tea, and enjoy a cuppa with Cynthia Breadner, store manager of DavidsTea in the Promenade Mall!

 
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2019
May
Mon
  • 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    March 4 - The Great Pianists: Stories, Music and More
    Join us as we welcome Canadian pianist, educator and presenter Dr. Penny Johnson for this ninety-minute program consisting of a mix of both spoken word and excerpts from select recordings of pianists from the Golden Age of pianism (approx. 1875-1910). Stories featured are both humorous and poignant and commentary has been designed to gently guide listeners along a journey through the first generation of pianists for whom we have recordings.

    March 21 - Armchair Travel – Amazonian Immersion
    Join us for an afternoon of adventure into the Ecuadorian rainforest and the Amazon headwaters. Janice Partington will be sharing her recent immersion experience with the Achuar and Sapara tribes using stories, photos and indigenous wisdom to share her journey. Learn about the Pachamama Alliance, a partnership with Amazonian tribes designed to help protect their lands and preserve their culture, and a little about Ecuador in general.

    April 1 - Spoofs on Classical Music
    People often regard classical music as being “high-brow”, only for the highly educated and sophisticates in society. Nothing could be further from the truth. Classical works have been the subject of mockery, ridicule and derision from the day they were first written and presented. This session will demonstrate that classical music can be a lot of fun. No need to wear a tuxedo or formal attire for this session. Presented by Howard Mednick.

    April 18 - Service Canada
    This workshop will cover CPP and OAS benefits, as well as the latest entitlements offered by the Government of Canada.

    May 6 - Opera Talks
    Art is life for this group of young bohemians as they navigate infatuation, poverty, love and loss; Puccini’s La Bohème has a story as timeless as the music is enchanting. In this 60-minute lecture with musicologist Margaret Cormier, you’ll get an insider look at the music and learn about what makes La Bohème one of the world’s most loved operas. Presented in partnership with the Canadian Opera Company.

    May 16 - Health: Memory and Aging: What’s normal, What’s not and What you can do about it
    Dr. Nicole Anderson, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences discusses how memory changes as we age, what is considered "normal" and when to be concerned. Learn how health and lifestyle factors can affect memory, and about strategies that can be used to improve it.

 
2019
May
Thu
  • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    March 4 - The Great Pianists: Stories, Music and More
    Join us as we welcome Canadian pianist, educator and presenter Dr. Penny Johnson for this ninety-minute program consisting of a mix of both spoken word and excerpts from select recordings of pianists from the Golden Age of pianism (approx. 1875-1910). Stories featured are both humorous and poignant and commentary has been designed to gently guide listeners along a journey through the first generation of pianists for whom we have recordings.

    March 21 - Armchair Travel – Amazonian Immersion
    Join us for an afternoon of adventure into the Ecuadorian rainforest and the Amazon headwaters. Janice Partington will be sharing her recent immersion experience with the Achuar and Sapara tribes using stories, photos and indigenous wisdom to share her journey. Learn about the Pachamama Alliance, a partnership with Amazonian tribes designed to help protect their lands and preserve their culture, and a little about Ecuador in general.

    April 1 - Spoofs on Classical Music
    People often regard classical music as being “high-brow”, only for the highly educated and sophisticates in society. Nothing could be further from the truth. Classical works have been the subject of mockery, ridicule and derision from the day they were first written and presented. This session will demonstrate that classical music can be a lot of fun. No need to wear a tuxedo or formal attire for this session. Presented by Howard Mednick.

    April 18 - Service Canada
    This workshop will cover CPP and OAS benefits, as well as the latest entitlements offered by the Government of Canada.

    May 6 - Opera Talks
    Art is life for this group of young bohemians as they navigate infatuation, poverty, love and loss; Puccini’s La Bohème has a story as timeless as the music is enchanting. In this 60-minute lecture with musicologist Margaret Cormier, you’ll get an insider look at the music and learn about what makes La Bohème one of the world’s most loved operas. Presented in partnership with the Canadian Opera Company.

    May 16 - Health: Memory and Aging: What’s normal, What’s not and What you can do about it
    Dr. Nicole Anderson, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences discusses how memory changes as we age, what is considered "normal" and when to be concerned. Learn how health and lifestyle factors can affect memory, and about strategies that can be used to improve it.

 
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See also:

Tech 1-On-1

Fri Mar 1 11:00 AM

Tech 1-On-1

Fri Mar 1 4:00 PM

Social Hour

Tue Mar 5 2:00 PM

Hindi Book Club

Thu Mar 28 6:30 PM

Study Hall

Thu Apr 4 During Library Hours


What's On Program Guide