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  • 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.

  • Baby & Child CPR
    This is a basic introductory workshop focusing on baby/child safety and is open to anyone taking care of babies and young children. This is a baby friendly course. Children under the age of one are welcome.
  • Big Screen Thursday: 18+
    Come and enjoy a free relaxing afternoon watching your these amazing classics, in our drop-in movie program.

    January 12 “Gone with the Wind”
    February 9 “It Happened One Night”
    March 9 “Casablanca”

  • 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, Eh? A Seminar by Jette Vandermeiden
    Canada, such a unique country, has weaving traditions dating back hundreds of years.
    Influenced by First Nations, immigrants from all over and traditional Canadian skills, the mosaic of Canadian Weaving is rich and varied.
  • Coffee and Code
    Join us every other Saturday for a real coding fun with our volunteers.
  • 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! To benefit from these classes it is important to attend every day.
  • Creative Writing Circle: Adults
    The Oak Ridges library invites writers of all levels and styles to come and share their writing with peers.
  • Decluttering for the Spring
    Start your Spring off right with a clutter-free home & mind. Shirley Walker from Downsizing Diva will help you "put things into perspective."
  • Discover Great Poets
    Do you wish you read more poetry but don’t know where to begin? In celebration of Poetry Month, come discover (or rediscover) some of the “great poets.”
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Fraud : Identify and Protect Yourselves!
    Join Andrew Porteous, Financial Planner as he discusses who is a risk from different types of fraud. Topics will include scam and schemes, technological fraud, and how we can protect ourselves. Question & answer period will follow.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Movies, Music and Magazines at your fingertips!
    Want to know how to access FREE movies, music and magazines anywhere. Please join us for a demo of the HOOPLA, FREEGAL and ZINIO digital content service on one of the dates.
  • Pinterested: Altered Bookshop
    Learn techniques for turning old books into works of art. We will provide you with the materials and the skills.
  • Pinterested: From Poetry to Art
    Join us as we turn a poem into a mural. Each participant will receive a portion of a poem to interpret through painting. All of the paintings will be joined together into one visual poem.
  • Pinterested: Iris Folding
    Come learn this paper-folding technique which involves folding strips of coloured paper to form a design resembling an iris. Perfect for making your own greeting cards.
  • Seniors Open House (Oak Ridges)
    Drop in for complimentary refreshments, learn about new programs and give the art of coloring a try.
  • The Mantle Site
    Dr. Ronald Williamson will describe the excavation of a 16th Century Ancestral Wendat Town discovered near Stouffville in 2003.