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Adult Programs
  • 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.
  • Bird Watching Workshop: 18+
    Please join us for a wild day at the library and learn about one of North America’s most enjoyed pastimes - bird watching! Our guest speaker will give a talk about the local birds in our community and the best ways to spot them.
  • Coffee and Code: 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!
  • Create a ringtone with Garageband: 18+ years
    Using Garageband, learn how to create a catchy ringtone that you can put on your phone and play for your friends!
  • 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.
  • Culture Days @Richmond Hill Library 2017: Adults & Kids
    Culture Days is an annual three-day national celebration of all forms of arts and culture. The Central Library will once again become a culture hub featuring local artists.
  • Diabetes Month: Adults
    Volunteer from Care First’s Diabetes Education Centre will discuss the types of diabetes, prevention and other lifestyle choices.
  • Electric Cars
    Are you curious about electric cars? Have you considered buying one but have some concerns about the availability of charging stations or if they do save you money? Ontario's Plug&Drive will answer your questions. Electric car will be there to view.
  • Entrepreneur-In-Residence (E.I.R)
    Join the conversation as local entrepreneurs share their stories of their journey and what they learned along the way.
  • E-Services SOS...
    Having problems getting e-books onto your device or just want to learn how to sign up and navigate Overdrive, Zinio, Freegal, and Hoopla. Please bring your device to the Library and a staff person will assist you.
  • 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.

  • Everyday English Summer Session
    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 an 8-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).
  • Learning with Lynda.com : 18+ years
    Stop! Before you pay for distance education or an online training seminar, find out what your library offers free of charge!
  • Make a Movie with iMovie: 18+ years
    Learn how to create a short video using iMovie. This program will show you how to edit video clips, add transitions, music, and more!
  • 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.
  • Pinterested: Tin Can Art
    From lanterns to wind-chimes, the possibilities are endless! Explore what you can do with some old tin cans that will transform them into something beautiful.
  • Pinterested: Upcycling T-Shirts
    Ever wonder what to do with old t-shirts you can't bear to throw away? Whether they're out of style or they just don't fit anymore, learn some ways to repurpose those old tees! NO SEWING REQUIRED!
  • 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
  • The Aging Brain Series
    Join us for a three part series about the changes in the brain associated with Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Our guest speaker from the Alzheimer’s Society will discuss topics such as: early symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and everything in between. These workshops will be sure to leave you with a world of knowledge on the aging brain. Wednesdays: July 12; August 2; September 6 6:00 - 7:00pm
  • The Benefits of Coding for Kids: 18+
    Learn how to access free apps and activities that will nurture a love for coding in your kids.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale: From Page to Screen: Adults
    With the huge success of The Handmaid’s Tale television series, there has been a renewed interest in Margaret’s Atwood’s writing. Discuss the controversial novel, its powerful adaptation, and the relevance of Atwood’s dystopic vision in today’s world.
  • The Whisky King: Author Trevor Cole in Conversation with Brock Smith
    Join author Trevor Cole as he reads from his new book, The Whisky King: The Remarkable True Story of Canada’s Most Infamous Bootlegger and the Undercover Mountie on His Trail.
  • Writing the Wrong: How Canadian Jews in Uniform Fought Hitler: 18+
    Author and journalist Ellin Bessner will discuss her new book, Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War II.