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Adult Programs
  • A Work in Process: Memory
    Join artist and author Bernice Eisenstein for an illustrated talk on how she has come to understand memory and the way it passes through us, informing our understanding and perception of the world.
  • Camilla Gibb: The Writer as Anthropologist
    Join Camilla Gibb as she discusses her novels, Mouthing the Words, The Petty Details of So-and-So’s Life, Sweetness in the Belly, and The Beauty of Humanity Movement, as well as her memoir, This Is Happy.
  • Check It Out: Podcasts
    Listening to podcasts is an increasingly popular way of learning new information and being entertained.
  • College and University Fair : All Ages
    Drop in and chat with recruiters from a wide variety of high-profile colleges and universities in Ontario, including Seneca College, Centennial College, George Brown College, Humber College, York University and the University of Toronto. Join us at Central Library in Meeting Rooms A & B.
  • Community Conversation: From Newcomer to Canadian
    Join us for a panel discussion about the barriers that the newcomers face and the support that is available. Newcomers have challenges such as the language barrier, culture shock, loss of identity, isolation and lack of social support, to name a few.
  • Computer Buddies at Central Library: FALL 2018 SESSION: 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!
  • Create Holiday Cards with “Iris Folding,”
    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 Hub @Richmond Hill Central Library 2018
    Once again, the Library becomes the Culture Days Hub of Richmond Hill. Join us for a weekend of music and visual arts!
  • Doug Saunders: Are 35 Million Canadians Enough?
    Join Doug Saunders as he discusses his latest book, Maximum Canada: Why 35 Million Canadians Are Not Enough, a bold and detailed vision for Canada's future.
  • 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!
  • Everyday English September - December 2018
    Students will improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening as it applies to daily life situations. Please register on the library’s website and also through HARTs (details will be provided by the instructor).
  • 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.
  • Georgina: Its Early History (Ontario Genealogical Society York Branch)
    Using various records, Melissa D. Matt has pieced together the early settlement history of the former Georgina and North Gwillimbury Townships. Presented by the Ontario Genealogical Society York Branch. Free admission and all are welcome.
  • 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.
  • Growing Great Tomatoes from Seed to Harvest
    Jennifer Pyke, a longtime member of the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society, will share tips and techniques from her 30+ years of experience. She will also give attendees seeds from a variety of heirloom tomatoes.
  • 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.
  • Keeping Your Child Safe Online
    Are you concerned about your child’s safety online? Worried that their online habits are affecting their health? This workshop will cover topics like cyber bullying, online predators, excessive internet use, and daily smartphone use.
  • Magic: The Gathering Madness!: Ages 13+
    Are you new to Magic: The Gathering card game and wanting to earn your stripes? Are you a Magic professional who wants to show off well-honed skills? No matter where you fall on the spectrum, come enjoy the high excitement of Magic: The Gathering Madness!
  • 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.
  • Mental Health Support
    Please join Nick Albanese from York Support Services Network as he discusses burnout, support, and resources currently in place for those who have loved ones experiencing mental health concerns.
  • Money Matters: Cent$ible Celebrations
    The holiday season is quickly approaching! Learn how to plan a celebration without breaking your budget.
  • Money Matters: Raising Financially Fit Kids
    Parents will learn easy techniques to teach their kids about saving, spending and donating money.
  • 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.
  • Osteoporosis Canada
    A volunteer from Osteoporosis Canada will be on hand to educate, empower those in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. The presentation will define osteoporosis, the diagnoses, nutritional aspects of the disease and preventative strategies.
  • Patterson Village: A 19th Century Company Town
    This Land Archaeology Inc. undertook the complete excavation of Patterson Village documenting evidence and recovering more than 290,000 artifacts. Dr. William Findlayson will discuss the findings from his book on the excavations.
  • Pinterested: Fall Mason Jar Luminary: Adults (18+)
    Keep the fall evenings bright with a rustic handmade tea light holder. 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: String Art: Adults (18+)
    Use nails and string to complete a beautiful wooden wall hanging. Materials provided.
  • Richmond Hill Cenotaph – A Concise History
    Local History Librarian Peter Wilson has been delving into a broader history of the cenotaph and those it commemorates. He has been eager to produce a concise history of it and to share his findings.
  • Richmond Hill Takes A Selfie
    Richmond Hill Public Library is launching the Photographer in Residence program. Led by Petrija Dos Santos, our first Photographer in Residence, the participants will explore Richmond Hill as a place and as a community. Please bring your camera or smartphone.
  • 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.
  • Sunday Series 1: September - Celebrating National Piano Month
    Piano Concert (music)

    Join us for an amazing piano concert as we celebrate National Piano Month! Inspiring piano music will be supplied courtesy of talented Chris Au, who will perform a range of classical, pop, jazz, and improvisational music! Don’t miss out!

    La La Land (film)

    La La Land is a romantic musical film about a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress, who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles while pursuing their dreams. La La Land came in with a record-tying 14 nominations and went home with 6 Oscars. Funny and heartfelt!

  • Sunday Series 2: October
    127 Hours (film)

    127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

    The Horables (music)

    An afternoon of fantastic fun and high energy Klezmer music! Rachel Melas, Conny Nowe and Rachel Sheinin share with us a toe-tapping, hand clapping, hour of bulgars, horas, freylachs, shers, kolomaikas and Yiddish songs.

  • Sunday Series 3: November - Celebrating International Drum Month

    Beat of the Drum (music)

    Feel the beat: celebrating International Drum Month with incredible drummer, Ben Riley! He will bring the enjoyment and educational value of drums and drumming!

    The Gene Krupa Story (film)

    The story of legendary jazz drummer, Gene Krupa. Rejecting his father’s plan for him to join the priesthood, Krupa instead embraces music and goes to New York, where he wins fame and experiences its dark side of success.
  • 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 Titanic Years in Egypt : The West Visiting the Orient
    Celebrate the Islamic History Month and learn more about the West Visiting the Orient in the Era of Titanic.
  • 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.
  • Using Library Resources for School Success: Ages 7+ (Family)
    Library provides helpful information to new immigrants about their new community. Come to find out how the library can help you to be successful in school through our free services, books, online resources, and volunteer opportunities for students.
  • Writers’ Studio
    Calling all writers! We are looking for writers of all genres, stages and skill levels to take part in our Writers’ Studio.