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Adult Programs
  • 13th Annual Poetry Celebration
    Barry Dempster is hosting the 13th Annual Poetry Celebration with Michael Fraser, Steven Heighton, Maureen Hynes, Soraya Peerbaye, and Sandra Ridley. Readings, Refreshments & Book Signing.
  • Adult Colouring Club: 18+
    This program is for adults with developmental or cognitive disabilities.
    Come try out the newest trend in relaxation - colouring for adults.
  • 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.

  • Canada 150: An Evening of Canadian Music
    Presented by ARTS Mackenzie High School music and theatre arts students. Rain location: Room A.
  • Canadian Film Series presents My Winnipeg
    Join us for of an afternoon of exploring Canada through movies.
  • Canadian Film Series presents The Carbon Rush
    Join us for of an afternoon of exploring Canada through movies.
  • Canadian Film Series presents Tkaronto
    Join us for of an afternoon of exploring Canada through movies.
  • 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.
  • Creating a Monarch Oasis Garden: 16+ years
    Learn how you can create a beautiful sanctuary.
    Help bring back pollinators to our town.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FIRST AID : 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.
  • 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.
  • How to Avoid Elderly Fraud Scams
    Presented by Comfort Keepers: Learn how you and your loved ones can stay safe and reduce the risk of financial abuse.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Poetry: A Workshop with Daniel Scott Tysdal

    Poetry: A Meeting of Life and Art

    Daniel Scott Tysdal, poet and teacher, will introduce the tools of poetry while prompting poems. This workshop is accessible to beginners, but is also a chance for practicing poets to start new work

  • Seedy Saturdays at RHPL
    Check out some seeds for your garden, or bring your own seeds to exchange with others in our community.
    Learn how you can help bring back pollinators to Richmond Hill.
  • Seniors Open House (Oak Ridges)
    Drop in for complimentary refreshments, learn about new programs and give the art of coloring a try.
  • Shi Dingrou: Remembering Lichuan
    Celebrate the Asian Heritage Month and meet Shi Dingrou, the writer of popular Chinese TV series Remembering Lichuan. Watch the trailer (with English subtitles) and ask Shi Dingrou about TV series and her writing.
  • Small Business Information Sessions
    Are you considering starting a small business but don’t know where to begin? Come and join us in the lobby 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.