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  • Appy Hour
    New to technology? Drop in and share free apps and learn about new ones. Feel free to bring your own device.
  • Book Chats At Central
    Do you love discussing books with fellow book lovers or listening to conversations about books? So do we! Everyone is welcome to attend our monthly informal book chat. Light refreshments served.
  • Comic Craft: A Workshop with Anthony Cristina: 14+
    Have that big idea brewing in your head? Need the skills to make your novel a reality? Comic artist and writer Anthony Cristina will teach you how to create your own graphic novel.
  • 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!
  • Create a Paperback Holiday Tree
    Learn to make a holiday tree decoration using only a paperback novel.
  • Culture Days @Richmond Hill Library: Adults & Kids
    Culture Days is an annual three-day national celebration of all forms of arts and culture. On Saturday, October 1, Central Library will become a culture hub featuring local artists. Come and try your hand at weaving or printing; sing, dance, and conduct!

  • 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 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:
  • Estate Planning and Wills
    Paula Thompson, Financial Planner in association with CHATS Community & Home Assistance to Seniors will give an interactive workshop on estate planning.
  • Film Club with Barry Dempster: Food for Thought
    Big screen feasts for those who live to eat. Whether hunger strikes in Taipei or Mumbai or a French patisserie, food is served with wit and sensuality. Come take a trip around the world one dish at a time – watch a film and discuss it with Barry Dempster, poet, novelist, and founder of Southlake Cinemania.

  • Financial Literacy Series
    In partnership with the CPA [Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada], the library will facilitate an 8-week financial literacy education and information program for Canadians of all ages. You can register for all of the series or just the ones that
  • Financial Success After High School: Teens and Parents
    So, you’ve decided where you want to go after high school, but now you’ve got to decide how to get there.
  • Find Your Next Great Read
    Ever feel stuck when it comes to picking your next book? Come learn about some of the library’s resources that can help you find the right book at the right time.
  • Friendship Club Art Workshops: 18+
    A program for adults with developmental or cognitive disabilities. Each workshop will focus on a different art project.
  • Indie Author Day 2016
    Join us on Saturday, October 8, 2016, as libraries across North America and their local writing communities come together for the first annual Indie Author Day.

  • Let’s Get Quizzical: 16+
    Do you love trivia? Well so do we! Why not join us in a friendly competitive trivia quiz? You can play as an individual or in teams of 2, 3, or 4. Come have fun and win prizes on International Games Day!
  • 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.
  • Muslims Actually. . .
    Love. Laugh. Live. It’s Muslims Actually! is a website and a hash tag campaign that counters the negative images of Muslims being projected in the media and portrays Muslims more truthfully – as peace loving, generous and compassionate people.

  • RH Thomson
    Join Richmond Hill born, Canadian television, film and stage actor Robert Holmes “R.H.” Thomson, to explore stories and photos of Richmond Hill, Canada and WW1.
  • Richmond Hill Launch: Rockets Versus Gravity by Richard Scarsbrook
    Join Richard Scarsbrook as he reads from his new book. Books will be available for purchase and author signing. Richard is the author of eight books of fiction and poetry, and winner of 2011 White Pine Award. He was our library’s Writer in Residence in 2012/2013. More about Richard Scarsbrook here.
  • Seed Saving Workshop by Evergreen
    Join Evergreen, the Town of Richmond Hill and the Richmond Hill Public Library to explore techniques to save and store your favourite seeds for the next season.
    Everyone is welcome!
  • Social Media Saturdays: Learn Skype Basics With Your Own Tech Tutor!: 18 years and older
    Bring your laptop or tablet (fully charged!) to create a Skype account and learn THE BASICS with the help of a Library Tech Tutor. If you have friends or family on Skype bring their names so you can contact them on Skype!
  • 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!
  • 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 Empty Fridge
    You’ve started noticing the signs. The fridge is empty. Mum won’t talk about the mysterious dent on the car. Dad can’t find his meds. The mail is piled up, as is the laundry and you have discovered a neglected kettle boiling on the stove - more than once. No matter how hard we try, we can’t be there with our loved ones all the time. Faryar Foroodi from Homeinstead Senior Care will help you recognize these universal signs and start important conversations early, before a crisis occurs.
  • The Gradual Instant: A Conversation with Anne Michaels
    How will the future remembrance of Holocaust be created? Anne Michaels will be interviewed by Joseph Kertes. Books will be available for purchase and author signing.
  • The Over Site
    The excavation of the Over Site has resulted in the first detailed examination of an early 15th Century Iroquoian village site on the Don River drainage system. Dr. Dana Poulton will describe the site, the flora and fauna and artifacts.
  • The Sun’s Story: 13+
    Join us for a trip through time as we follow the Sun’s 10 billion year life cycle - from birth in a cold primordial nebula into its last throes of nuclear fusion before fading away as a remnant of cosmic jewellery.
  • The Vanderburgh House
    An archaeological assessment was completed on this site when it was realized that the house was to be relocated. Martin Cooper will describe the history of the site and the rare opportunity it provided for discovering the early settlement of this area.
  • The Wise Family Cemetery
    During a heritage assessment conducted in 1986 for the proposed Bayview Hill Subdivision, archaeologists were informed by a local farmer of a pioneer cemetery located somewhere on the site. Dr. Robert Pearce will describe his search for the cemetery.