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Adult Programs
  • A Passage to India: An Afternoon Travelogue
    In 2008, librarian Melissa Bell spent six months in India travelling and interning at a non-profit literacy organization. Come hear about her experiences and take a journey through India’s incredible sights, sounds, and tastes.
  • A Poet’s Walk: Live in the Moment
    There is so much in the world to pay attention to that it’s easy to get lost in the chaos of it all. A Poet’s Walk is designed to focus you.
  • Appy Hour
    New to technology? Drop in and share free game apps and learn about new ones. Feel free to bring your own device.
  • Big Screen Thursday
    Come out, meet new friends and enjoy a lazy afternoon watching Alfred Hitchcock’s themed movies.

    March 31st “Notorious” with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman.
    April 28th “To Catch a Thief”
    May 26th “Vertigo”
    June 23rd “Strangers on a Train”

  • Books, Chairs and Blankets : book chat
    Bring a blanket or chair and come and join us in the front courtyard for cold lemonade and a chat with fellow book lovers. Tonight we will be chatting on a coming of age or love story.
  • Comic Craft CANCELLED: 15+
    Have that big idea brewing in your head? Need the skills to make your novel a reality? Learn the skills to create your own graphic novel in this five-class intensive course with comic artist and writer Anthony Cristina.
  • Driving Test Workshop for Seniors
    Are you turning 80 and need to retake your driving test, or just want a refresher on rules of the road? A speaker from the Ministry of Transportation will come and help you prepare for the test.
  • EBooks Troubleshooting
    Having problems getting e-books onto your e-reader, tablet or laptop? Library staff can help! Please bring your technology to the Library and a staff person will help you with your difficulties accessing e-books.
  • ESL Conversation Group
    This English Conversation Group at Richmond Green meets for one hour every Wednesday and Saturday and is designed to help ESL community members improve their English speaking skills through group discussion and activities.
  • ESL for Seniors: 55+
    Improve your listening and speaking skills using different topics and situations. Facilitated by an instructor from York Catholic District School Board. Registration takes two steps:
  • Fighting Eviction
    What should I do if an eviction order requires me to vacate by next Friday? What if the police come to my rental unit asking me to leave? Can my landlord kick me out at his will?

  • Friendship Club Art Workshops: 18+
    A program for adults with developmental or cognitive disabilities. Each workshop will focus on a different art project.
  • Pinterest for Beginners: 18 years and older
    Be creative by “pinning” stuff you find interesting on the Internet on your “Pinterest” boards. Share your boards with others, too!
  • Resume and Cover Letter Workshop: Adults
    Designed to assist individuals to prepare and understand what is an effective resume and cover letter. This workshop will help you create a winning resume and cover letter to increase your chances of landing a job interview.
  • Retiring Without Debt
    Participants will be taught how to make changes to their finances in preparation for a retirement free from debt.
  • The Over Site
    The excavation of the Over Site has resulted in the first detailed examination of an early 15th Century Iroquoian village site on the Don River drainage system. Dr. Dana Poulton will describe the site, the flora and fauna and artifacts.
  • The Teston Road ossuary
    Human remains were unearthed on Teston Road in Vaughan that proved to be part of a 15th Century Huron-Wendat burial site. Dr. Ronald Williamson will describe his experiences overseeing the excavation of this site.
  • The Vanderburgh House
    An archaeological assessment was completed on this site when it was realized that the house was to be relocated. Martin Cooper will describe the history of the site and the rare opportunity it provided for discovering the early settlement of this area.
  • The Wise Family Cemetery
    During a heritage assessment conducted in 1986 for the proposed Bayview Hill Subdivision, archaeologists were informed by a local farmer of a pioneer cemetery located somewhere on the site. Dr. Robert Pearce will describe his search for the cemetery.
  • Twitter for Beginners: 18 years and older
    Learn how to share interesting, funny, thought-provoking and meaningful moments with the “Twittersphere” or just “follow” others in Twitter.
  • Unauthorized Biography of 20th Century Oak Ridges
    Last year Adult Services Librarian Cam Knight presented his “celebrated” unauthorized biography of 19th century Oak Ridges. This year, Mr. Knight will extend his narration into the 20th Century.