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Adult Programs
  • 14th Annual Poetry Celebration
    Barry Dempster is hosting the 14th Annual Poetry Celebration. Readings, Refreshments & Book Signing.
  • Astronomy – A Fascinating Tour of the Universe: All Ages!
    Join Tom Vassos from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada as he shares astounding insights, discoveries and facts about the universe. With audiovisual enhancements and audience participation this is a rare opportunity to explore the space beyond our world.
  • 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 own tutor! To benefit from these classes it is important to attend every day. This is not a smartphone nor a tablet/iPad class.
  • Creative Writing Circle: Adults
    The Oak Ridges library invites writers of all levels and styles to come and share their writing with peers.
  • 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.
  • DNA Tests: An Important Tool for Genealogy
    You have probably heard all the talk about DNA in genealogy. This informative session will help shed some light on this topic.
  • 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 416-221-5051 ext. 13630.

  • Everyday English January - April 2018
    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 416-221-5051 ext. 13630.
  • Film Club: Culture Clash
    Watch and discuss films.
  • 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.
  • Getting Started in Genealogy
    Find out how to start using the known bits and pieces of family information to learn more about the history and makeup of your family through official records and the Internet.
  • Learning with Lynda.com
    Join us for an overview of Lynda.com and its many training videos. Bring your own device to receive assistance in setting up your account.
  • Lists of People: Census, Directories and Assessment Rolls
    Learn how to make use of census records, directories and assessment rolls to determine the location of your family.
  • 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.
  • Mining Databases for Every Nugget of Information
    Do you typically confine your Internet searches and online databases to simple keywords? Learn how to get the most out of your searching with Marian Press.
  • Pinterested: Arm Knitting: Adukt
    Learn how to knit large projects very quickly by using your own arms as the knitting needles! No knitting experience necessary.
  • Pinterested: Origami: Adult
    Experience the art of paper-folding as you are led through several projects. No experience necessary. Materials provided.
  • Pinterested: Quilling: Adult
    Come learn this paper-rolling technique which is perfect for making holiday art, cards, and ornaments. Materials provided.
  • Pinterested: String Art: Adult
    Learn how to create beautiful designs using only thumbtacks and string.
  • Saturday Adult Friendship Club – Technology Petting Zoo: 18 years and older
    Experience a different kind of cool technology at each program including 3D printing, Little Bits Electronic Building Blocks & Lego Robotics.
  • Seedy Saturdays at RHPL
    Calling all “Green Thumbs!"
    Check out some seeds for your garden, or bring your own seeds to exchange with others in our community.
  • Senior Health Workshop Series: Adult
    Richmond Hill Public Library will be partnering with CHATS to deliver a 3-part workshop series covering health related topics for seniors and their caregivers.
  • 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
  • Small Business Workshop: How To Avoid The Demise Of Small Business
    In partnership with the Town’s Small Business Enterprise Centre, the library will facilitate the following business workshop: content to be announced.
  • Sustainable Eating Workshops: Adult
    Join us for a 2 part workshop on sustainable eating with a specialist from Shoresh Garden. We will be having discussions and demonstrations on Pickling your own food, and container gardening!
  • Unarmed Verses
    Watch and discuss Unarmed Verses (2016), a feature documentary by Charles Officer.
  • Writer in Residence Trevor Cole
    Trevor Cole, 2018 Writer in Residence, will review manuscripts and give workshops.