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Adult Programs
  • A Look at Canada: Racial Equality
    Please join us for the launch of our community conversations. This year, we will discuss if and how the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms works in practice.
  • Appy Hour for Your Brain
    Drop in and share free apps and learn about new ones. Feel free to bring your own device.
  • Archaeology in York Region - Prospect Hill
    Prospect Hill: Skeletal Remains From a 19th Century Methodist Cemetery

    In the Fall of 1989, during excavation for a new building site in Newmarket, Ontario, human remains were unearthed.

  • Archaeology in York Region - The Mantle Site
    The Mantle Site: a Sixteenth Century Ancestral Wendat Town

    In 2003 archaeologists discovered evidence of a very large sixteenth century Wendat town near the Village of Stouffville.

  • Archaeology in York Region - The Ward Uncovered
    The Ward Uncovered: Archaeological Investigations of one of Toronto’s First Arrival Communities

    Dr. Holly Martelle will provide an overview of archaeological investigations undertaken in 2015 in downtown Toronto.

  • Big Screen Thursday: 18+
    Come and enjoy a free relaxing afternoon watching your these amazing classics, in our drop-in movie program.

    November 17 “The adventures of Robin Hood”
    January 12 “Gone with the Wind”
    February 9 “It Happened One Night”
    March 9 “Casablanca”

    Come and discuss Bruce Springsteen's new memoir with other Springsteen fans. Bring along your favourite Bruce memories and any memorabilia you may have picked up along the way.
  • Canadian Film Series presents C.R.A.Z.Y.
    A story of two love affairs: a father’s love for his five sons, and one son’s love for his father, a love so strong it compels him to live a lie. TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL/ BEST CANADIAN FILM
  • Canadian Film Series presents The Whale
    The true story of Luna, a young, wild killer whale who tries to befriend people on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island.
  • Canadian Film Series presents Water on the Table
    Water On The Table is a social-issue documentary by Liz Marshall that explores Canada’s relationship to its freshwater, arguably its most precious natural resource.
  • Career Change: A New Year, A New Start?: adult
    Do you hate your job? No idea what you want to do or which direction to go in? Perhaps you are working in a dying industry or just wish to make a change in how you earn your living. This workshop is for you!
  • 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 very own tutor!
  • Cut Your Taxes this April!
    Join Andrew Porteous, Financial Planner as he helps us understand tax rates and brackets. Discussions will include ways to reduce taxes through credits, RRSPs, TFSAs, RESPs, income splitting and tax efficient investing.
  • 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.
  • ESL : Let’s Play Games
    A fun way to build vocabulary, practice English and meet others!
  • 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:
  • Everyday English: CLB 3+
    Students will improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening as it applies to daily life situations.
  • Film Club with Barry Dempster: Canadian Books on Film: 18+
    Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with a theme of Canadian Books on Film. Watch a film and discuss it with Barry Dempster, poet, novelist, and founder of Southlake Cinemania.
  • Free Legal Clinics
    Are you facing some daily-life legal issues such as: delinquency of rents, salaries, debts or contractual balances? Or unfairly treated in working place or public institutions (e.g. government, schools, etc.)? Or being sued but unfamiliar with legal procedures or court etiquette?

  • Friendship Club Art Workshops: 18+
    A program for adults with developmental or cognitive disabilities. Each workshop will focus on a different art project.
  • Heart and Stroke Awareness
    Learn the signs, know what to do, recovery process and how it will affect your body. Discussion on how major risk factors can be managed or prevented.
  • Knitting Workshop - Drop Stitch Cowl
    Join expert knitter Melanie Sparks to learn how to make an easy cowl scarf. Basic knitting skills are required (cast on & knit stitch). You will need 10 mm circular needles, and one skein of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick Yarn.
  • Meditation Toronto: 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.
  • Social Media Saturdays: Learn YouTube Basics With Your Own Tech Tutor!: 18 years and older
    Bring you laptop or tablet (fully charged!) to learn YouTube BASICS with your very own Library Tech Tutor!
  • Story of my Life
    Join us for an introductory session for a series of workshops that guide you through journaling your life story.
  • 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!
  • The Mantle Site
    Dr. Ronald Williamson will describe the excavation of a 16th Century Ancestral Wendat Town discovered near Stouffville in 2003.
  • The Ward Uncovered
    Archaeologist Dr. Holly Martelle will describe the excavation of an early Black Methodist Church in Toronto