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Online Survey - Central Library Feasibility Study
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How would you like to see Central Library expand? Take this three-minute online survey to provide your thoughts.

Richmond Hill is a growing community, and we want to ensure the Library continues to meet your needs. We want to take your opinions into strong consideration as we look at the potential expansion of Central Library.


Summer Reading
We Shall not all sleep by Estep Nagy The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh The Man of Legends by Kenneth Johnson The Unprotected by Kelly Sokol Death in a Darkening Mist by Iona Wishaw

Underground Parking Closed
The underground parking at Central Library will be closed for repairs starting August 14. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Construction Notice at Richmond Green Complex
Parts of the Richmond Green Complex will be inaccessible due to a construction project between Aug. 17 and Sept. 2. Throughout this period, the public will continue to have full access to Richmond Green Library and its parking lot through its main entrance on William F. Bell Pkwy via Leslie St.

Call for Artists
RHPL will be hosting an Artist in Residence from October 16 - December 4, 2017. Interested artists will need to submit an application by September 5, 2017, following the application guidelines.

Calling All Local Writers!
RHPL has 2 great opportunities for local writers. We'll be hosting Indie Author Day on Saturday, October 14 and you can participate in the book fair. On Tuesday, October 17, you can also participate in a local author panel & book fair. Please apply for any of these opportunities by September 18. More Details

Join us as we celebrate another great summer of reading with parties at our four branches, featuring Canadian-themed games, activities, prizes and cake!

Richvale Library
Wednesday, August 16, 5 pm
Central Library
Thursday, August 17, 2 pm
Richmond Green Library
Tuesday, August 22, 2 pm
Oak Ridges Library
Thursday, August 24, 11 am

Overdue Items and Fines
Our circulation policy is changing on Sept. 5, 2017. More information coming soon.

Don't Miss Out, Suspend Your Holds
Did you know that you can suspend your holds so they don't become available when you're on vacation? Log in to your library account, click the holds tab, select the titles you want to suspend, click suspend and enter start and stop dates. You'll keep your position in the holds queue.

Looking for reading recommendations? Loan Stars is the 10 hottest books published monthly, as voted by library staff across Canada. Looking for more? Try our Readers' Corner for more suggestions.

New Oak Ridges Library
Construction of the new Oak Ridges Library is well underway. Check the Oak Ridges Building Project page for updates.

ESL Skill Building
Come join Everyday English Summer Session at Central Library and improve your English skills.
Enter our Mini Con Logo Challenge today! For more information, see our entry form, contest rules and requirements.

Moonlight Movies
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join in the fun at Bond Lake Park on Wednesday, August 16 at 7 pm and watch Sing. More Details

Create a Paperback Heart
Teens can join us at Oak Ridges Library on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 2:30 pm to create a heart decoration using only a paperback novel. Please register online

Create Your Own Ringtone
Using GarageBand on our iPads, teens can learn how to create a catchy ringtone to put on your phone and play for your friends! Join us at Central Library on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 pm to create your own beats. Please register online.

Solar Eclipse Viewing
Join us outside Central Library on Monday, August 21 at 1 pm to view the solar eclipse! Presented by the York Region Astronomy Association, solar telescopes and safety glasses will be available for a safe viewing experience.

Author Visit: Andrea Beck
Celebrate Canada 150 with a visit from Elliot Moose author/illustrator Andrea Beck at Central Library on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 10 am. Beck will read from her books and show how she creates her characters!

Anime Club
Teen Anime fans unite! Join us at Central Thursday, August 24 from 6:30-7:15 pm for anime screenings, manga, Japanese crafts, and, of course, snacks! Please register online

K-Pop Club
Join us right after Anime Club on Thursday, August 24 from 7:30-8:15 pm for K-Pop Club! Korean music, games, and karaoke - does it get much better? Please register online.

Movie Madness
Join in the fun at the Central Library on Saturday, August 26 at 2 pm and watch Boss Baby. You'll need to pick up a ticket
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