The Business, Science and Technology Department of North York Central Library compiles a monthly calendar of free science and applied science events in Toronto. Applied science includes health, gardening, pets and food; all subjects found in the department's collection. Here is the August calendar (PDF).
August's highlights include:
- August 6: Open Class: Python for Data Science - The Why, What & How - Speakers will share how python is used with examples from projects they have worked on.
- August 11: Your Hair in the Golden Years - Learn how to maintain your hair as you age.
- August 27: Coconut Festival Canada - Learn about the many health benefits of coconuts, as well as its diverse culinary uses.
The Toronto Public Library also offers many free science and applied science events:
- Science & Technology
- Health & Wellness
- Computer & Library Training
- Our Fragile Planet: Environmental Programs
At the Library, August's highlights include:
- August 3: Veg 101 - Sustainable and Healthy Eating, at Brentwood branch. An interactive workshop designed to inform people about the environmental benefits of eating less meat and to help people introduce healthy, delicious plant-based meals into their diet.
- August 8: Introduction to Inkscape, at North York Central Library. Learn how to use Inkscape, a professional quality vector graphics software used by design professionals and hobbyists worldwide, for creating a wide variety of graphics.
- August 9: Your Pane is Their Pain - Preventing Bird Collisions with Windows, at Bayview branch. A workshop to help you discover how to make your home or apartment more bird-friendly.
- August 13: Cycle Toronto Workshop: Basic Bike Maintenance, at Palmerston branch. Learn the basics of day-to-day bicycle maintenance.
- August 20: D.I.Y. Beauty Products, at Cedarbrae branch. Learn to make your own inexpensive cosmetic products using natural ingredients in this hands-on workshop.
Can't attend a program or want to read more about the topics covered? Try some of these books: