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Adult Programs
  • “What’s Poverty Got To Do With It?”: 16+ years
    Join us for a consciousness raising Panel Discussion about the Interconnectedness of Poverty, Homelessness, Precarious Work and Human Trafficking in York Region.
  • Arm Knitting: Adults/Teens
    Want to learn how to knit with only your arms? Come with 2 skeins of super chunky yarn and we will learn how to knit an infinity scarf.
  • Artist in Residence: Melanie Siegel
    * Meet the Artist at the Ontario Public Library Week celebration

    October 17, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

    * Feel the Felt Workshops

    Mondays, October 23 - December 3, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

    More information here.

  • Canadian Film Series
    Join us for of an afternoon of exploring Canada through movies.
  • Computer Buddies at Central Library: 18 years and older
    This FREE, 4-DAY program will help people who have little or no computer experience. Learn BASIC computer skills with your own tutor! To benefit from these classes it is important to attend every day. This is not a smartphone nor a tablet/iPad class.
  • Create Holiday cards using “iris folding,”: Adults
    Learn the technique of "iris folding" to create greeting cards for all occasions.
  • Creative Writing Circle: Adults
    The Oak Ridges library invites writers of all levels and styles to come and share their writing with peers.
  • Diabetes Month: Adults
    Volunteer from Care First’s Diabetes Education Centre will discuss the types of diabetes, prevention and other lifestyle choices.
  • Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War II: 18+
    Author and journalist Ellin Bessner will discuss her new book, Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War II. It reveals how 17,000 Canadian Jews donned a uniform in WWII. They fought and died in all the major battles, and they had a double reason to enlist: they weren’t only fighting for freedom and democracy, but were also trying to save the Jews of Europe from Hitler’s Final Solution.
  • Everyday English Fall 2017
    Students will improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening as it applies to daily life situations. Facilitated by an instructor from York Catholic District School Board. Please register on the library’s website. Level CLB 3+. Please bring your language assessment certificate to the class instructor. To arrange the language assessment test please contact CLARS Language Assessment Centre (ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655) or call 647-882-0036.

  • Film Club: Films by Indigenous Filmmakers
    Watch and discuss films by Indigenous filmmakers:
  • Financial Literacy Series
    In partnership with the CPA [Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada], the library will facilitate a 6-week financial literacy education and information program for Canadians of all ages. You can register for all of the series or just the ones that
  • Friendship Club Art Workshops: 18+
    A program for adults with developmental or cognitive disabilities.
    Each workshop will focus on a different art project.
  • Friendship Colouring Club: 18+
    This program is for adults with developmental or cognitive disabilities.
    Come try out the newest trend in relaxation - colouring for adults.
  • Kamal Al-Solaylee: On Being Brown
    Join author and journalist Kamal Al-Solaylee to discuss his latest book, Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone), winner of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing (2016).
  • Meditation Yoga : Drop-in Yoga Class
    Meditation Toronto has been teaching meditation through yoga in the GTA for over 15 years. Meditation Toronto will offer free simple and basic yoga classes here in our community at the Richmond Hill Central Library.
  • Meditation Yoga at OAK RIDGES
    Meditation Toronto has been teaching meditation through yoga in the GTA for over 15 years. Please join our drop in class at the Oak Ridges Library.
  • Mini Con: Get Your Geek On: All Ages
    The Central library will transition into a fandom paradise! Whether you get geeky with fantasy, science fiction, or graphic novels -- we’ve got you covered.
  • Pinterested: Altered Books
    Learn techniques for turning old books into works of art.
  • Pinterested: Quilling
    Come learn this paper-rolling technique which is perfect for making holiday art, cards, and ornaments.
  • RH Thomson-The World Remembers-Nurses, Caregivers and Mothers of WW1: 16+ years
    Back by popular demand! Join Richmond hill born, Canadian television star of the ANNE television series, film and stage actor Robert Holmes “R.H.” Thomson, to explore the roles of women and the war.
  • Saturday Code Camp: Adult & Teen 14+
    Join us every Saturday morning for step-by-step coding instruction. Come learn exciting computer coding language and work on projects that will test your skills and mind. Novices and beginners welcome!
  • Small Business 1-1 Consultation Sessions
    If you have a business idea and need help with the next steps, book a 20 minute appointment for a consultation with the business consultant from the Town’s Small Business Enterprise Centre. Book an appointment by calling 905 884 9288 ex. 301.
  • Small Business Information Sessions
    Are you considering starting a small business but don’t know where to begin? Come and join us for a one-on-one informal chat with the library’s Business Librarian and the Small Business Consultant from the Town’s Small Business Enterprise Centre. Held in Meeting Room D, 2nd floor Central Branch
  • Spa Escape
    Relax and renew at the Richmond Green Library! We will be making homemade sugar scrub, face masks, and bath bombs before enjoying a guided meditation and breathing exercises.
  • Take a Paws: University/College Exam Study Break : Post-Secondary Students
    Studying for university or college exams? Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Then take a little “paws” to de-stress with a St. John’s Ambulance therapy dog!
  • Tech Meetup : Teen/Seniors: Adults
    Having problems searching the internet? Have questions you need answers to? Bring your own smartphone, tablet or laptop & sit down with a teen volunteer. Sign up for one or all of these sessions