Happy New Year! I can hardly believe it’s 2020!! I was feeling very nostalgic through the end of 2019, since the past decade saw so many big changes in my personal life. The past couple years have been extremely hectic and exhausting, and it has left little time for me to devote to the blog and to delivering public talks. I thank all of you who have been following since I began delivering my seminars at the Toronto Public Library, way back in 2014 (!!).

Having said that, the first half of 2020 is going to be very busy. I have been booked for several talks at Toronto Public Library branches around the city. The first one is coming up fast, and it’s going to be the most important one I have ever done as it will be at the Toronto Reference Library! Not only that, but this is my most-requested talk, where I cover examples of products that are suitable for particular skin conditions, and skin care best practices (i.e. how to get the most out of those products!).

“No Filter Required: Tips for Great Skin” 
Location: Toronto Reference Library
Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Following the talk at the Toronto Reference Library, here are the dates I have lined up thus far until June 2020.  In March, I will be covering the science concepts that are fundamental to understanding skin care products. 

“The Science of Beauty”
Location: Barbara Frum Branch – TPL
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

“Workshop: The Science of Beauty and How to Make a Simple Skin Cream”(NOTE: Registration is required as I can only accommodate up to 15 participants in the hands-on portion of this workshop.)
Location: College-Shaw Branch – TPL
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

April is Earth Month, so I am going to talking about sustainability, ways to reduce consumption, and reviewing ingredients that have been deemed toxic/dirty by environmental groups. This is part of the library’s “Fragile Planet” program series.

“Beauty Hacks: How to Save Your Money and the Planet!”
Location: Barbara Frum Branch – TPL
Date: Monday, April 6, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

“The Real Dirt on Beauty Products” (2 dates)
Location: Bayview Branch – TPL
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: S. Walter Stewart Branch – TPL
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

Finally, in case you are unable to make it to my talk at the Toronto Reference Library, I will be doing it again in June. As June is Seniors’ Month, I will be focusing on products for dry, sensitive and mature skin types.

“No Filter Required: Tips for Great Skin”
Location: Bayview Branch – TPL
Date: Friday, June 12, 2020
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

More information about each talk will be sent out closer to the date of the talk. In the meantime, please visit www.torontopubliclibrary.ca for the branch locations and phone numbers. Admission is free as always, but please register in advance as space in the meeting rooms may be limited. Registration can be done by calling the library branch. For the hands-on workshop, please note that registration is required and that there is a limit on the number of participants.