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Adult Programs
  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Want to know how to access your family history online? Please join us for a demo of the Ancestry Library Edition available to patrons for free - in library use only.
  • Book Swap Social
    Calling all book lovers! Join us for a fun, informal chat about books and reading, and leave with something new to read.
  • Brain Booster
    Give your brain a boost! Did you know that doing puzzles is a great way to keep your brain active? Discussion will include apps that are available as well as budget friendly old school options.
  • Check It Out: Goodreads
    In this session of Check It Out, you’ll learn all about Goodreads, a social media website for book lovers.
  • Creative Writing Circle: Adults
    The Oak Ridges library invites writers of all levels and styles to come and share their writing with peers.
  • Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Talks
    Starting your own business is hard work. You’re likely to experience challenges and setbacks before you reach success. If you could use some motivation, then this is the event for you!
  • Escape from the Death Star: Ages 13+ (10+ with adult supervision)
    The Rebel Alliance needs your help! In a team of 4 to 6 with your family and friends, you will be challenged to steal information from the Death Star and escape in 45 minutes -- before Darth Vader discovers your presence.
  • Film Club: Comedy Is King!
    Watch and discuss films by Wes Anderson.
  • 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.
  • Genealogy Basics at the Library
    Local History and Genealogy Librarian Peter will help you get started in genealogy. He will provide you with valuable tips, tricks and strategies to help you make the most of your research efforts. Learn about basic records and where to find them.
  • Get Board! : Age 14+
    Join us for a couple hours of casual board gaming. Bring your own, or explore our new collection of games. We have some great new games to share with you.
  • Holiday Ornaments with Paper Artist Elaine Joy Roach
    Get ready for the Holidays! Come and create your own set of modern ornaments or a card while enjoying a glass of hot apple cider. All materials provided.
  • Live and Learn: 18+
    Join RHPL for engaging programs about key topics important to Richmond Hill and the larger society. Programs cover a wide range of topics.
  • Make Your Own Documentary Film!
    The personal documentary film workshop with Roberto Santaguida will provide participants with a comprehensive knowledge of the mechanics involved in producing a personal documentary film. The lessons will focus on learning the fundamental elements of visual storytelling
  • 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.
  • Money Matters: Cent$ible Celebrations
    The holiday season is quickly approaching! Learn how to plan a celebration without breaking your budget.
  • National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo): Ages 16+
    Have you been dreaming about writing a novel? November is National Novel Writing Month and is the perfect time to get your story on paper.
  • New Moms Open House
    Join us for a casual afternoon of discussion, activities (for mom and baby), and a chance to meet other moms in the area.
  • Pinterested: Altered Books: 18+
    Make an old book into a beautiful work of art by folding, cutting and painting the pages! Project ideas will be provided, but you can also use our supplies to exercise your own creativity. Materials provided.
  • Pinterested: Basket Weaving: 18+
    Learn how to weave your own decorative basket out of reeds. Materials provide
  • Pinterested: Macrame: 18+
    Macrame is back! Learn some of the basic knots and take home a beautiful wall hanging. Materials provided.
  • Pinterested: Paper Poinsettias: Adults (18+)
    Add a splash of colour to winter with a striking paper poinsettia bloom in red or white. Add it to a gift, put it on your tree, or use it as a centerpiece. Materials provided.
  • Pinterested: Paper Quilling: 18+
    Learn the art of paper quilling, an age old technique of curling paper into intricate designs. Make stunning greeting cards and artwork to hang in your home. Materials provided.
  • Road to Marylake
    Local author and historian Kelly Matthews presents the fascinating story of Marylake, built by Sir Henry Mill Pellatt (Casa Loma) in the countryside of King. Former country estate now an Augustinian monastery.
  • Rose Growing in Richmond Hill – History of a Blooming Important Industry
    Did you know that Richmond Hill has a deep history in the growing of roses? Maggie Mackenzie, the Heritage Services Coordinator from the Town of Richmond Hill, will take us on a journey back to revisit one of our Town’s most important historic industries.
  • Small Business One-on-One Consultations
    If you have a small business idea and need help with the next steps, book a 30-minute appointment with a consultant from the Richmond Hill Small Business Enterprise Centre.
  • Small Business Workshop: How to Conduct Market Research
    Every business venture starts with an idea – but not all ideas have the potential for profit. Researching your market is key to ensuring success.
  • Small Business Workshop: How to Start Your Own Business
    If you’re interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin, this workshop is for you.
  • Speed Dating at the Library
    Join us for the library’s first ever speed-dating event! Singles aged 35-50 (men seeking women and women seeking men) are invited to come meet new people and maybe make a connection in a safe space.
  • Start Your Own Side-Hustle
    In the current economy it’s tougher than ever to make ends meet. If you’re looking for a way to make some extra money, starting a side-hustle might be the answer.
  • Sunday Music & Film Series - January: Sing in the New Year
    Sing in the New Year with award-winning barbershop quartet Playback and the hit comedy movie Pitch Perfect!
  • Tablet Help: Ages 18+
    If you need help using your tablet (e.g. iPad, Surface, Samsung Galaxy tablet, or Kobo tablet), we are here to help. Sign up for a one-on-one help session where we can assist you with issues such as downloading eBooks, email, Web browsing, and more.
  • 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 Weight of Your Heart: A Walk with Chanie Wenjack
    Join Joel Clements for the screening and discussion of his documentary The Weight of Your Heart: A Walk with Chanie Wenjack. Chanie Wenjack was a young Anishinaabe boy who died in 1966 while trying to escape from a residential school.
  • Toronto Book of the Dead
    Local author and historian Adam Bunch looks at some of the fascinating and shadowy stories of death in Toronto from his book The Toronto Book of the Dead.
  • Writers’ Studio
    Calling all writers! We are looking for writers of all genres, stages and skill levels to take part in our Writers’ Studio.
  • Zero Waste Workshop
    Keeping our planet healthy involves keeping our planet clean – and the best way to reduce litter and waste is to not create it in the first place.