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Adult Programs
  • 15th Annual Barry Dempster Poetry Celebration
    Barry Dempster is hosting the 15th Annual celebration of the National Poetry Month. Poets of Honour are Heather Cadsby, Degan Davis, Doyali Islam, Jim Johnstone, and Brenda Leifso. Readings, refreshments & book signing.
  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Want to know how to access your family history online? Please join us for a demo of the Ancestry Library Edition available to patrons for free - in library use only.
  • Book Swap Social
    Calling all book lovers! Join us for a fun, informal chat about books and reading, and leave with something new to read.
  • Brain Booster
    Give your brain a boost! Did you know that doing puzzles is a great way to keep your brain active? Discussion will include apps that are available as well as budget friendly old school options.
  • Check It Out: Goodreads
    In this session of Check It Out, you’ll learn all about Goodreads, a social media website for book lovers.
  • Community Conversation / #MeToo: Taking Stock
    The #MeToo movement went viral, but where are we now? Are any changes happening because of this movement?
  • Computer Buddies at Central Library (Winter Session): 18 and older
    This four-day program is a basic introduction for people who have not used a computer before or who very little computer experience.
  • Creative Writing Circle: Adults
    The Oak Ridges library invites writers of all levels and styles to come and share their writing with peers.
  • Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Talks
    Starting your own business is hard work. You’re likely to experience challenges and setbacks before you reach success. If you could use some motivation, then this is the event for you!
  • Escape from the Death Star: Ages 13+ (10+ with adult supervision)
    The Rebel Alliance needs your help! In a team of 4 to 6 with your family and friends, you will be challenged to steal information from the Death Star and escape in 45 minutes -- before Darth Vader discovers your presence.
  • ESL Cafe
    Newcomers and ESL learners are welcome to practice their English language skills in an informal environment. Participants can expect to meet new people and learn new vocabulary while discussing everyday topics.
  • Film Club: How They Rise
    Watch and discuss films about how tyrants rise and fall
  • 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.
  • Genealogy Basics at the Library
    Local History and Genealogy Librarian Peter will help you get started in genealogy. He will provide you with valuable tips, tricks and strategies to help you make the most of your research efforts. Learn about basic records and where to find them.
  • Get Board! : Age 14+
    Join us for a couple hours of casual board gaming. Bring your own, or explore our new collection of games. We have some great new games to share with you.
  • Healthy Homes Workshops for Newcomers
    Yellow Brick House is an organization that provides direct assistance to women as they rebuild their lives after an experience of violence. Healthy Homes is a public education program developed specifically for newcomers and immigrants to Canada.
  • Live and Learn: 18+
    Join RHPL for engaging programs about key topics important to Richmond Hill and the larger society. Programs cover a wide range of topics.
  • 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.
  • New Moms Open House
    Join us for a casual afternoon of discussion, activities (for mom and baby), and a chance to meet other moms in the area.
  • Pinterested: Basket Weaving: 18+
    Learn how to weave your own decorative basket out of reeds. Materials provide
  • Pinterested: Macrame: 18+
    Macrame is back! Learn some of the basic knots and take home a beautiful wall hanging. Materials provided.
  • Road to Marylake
    Local author and historian Kelly Mathews presents the fascinating story of Marylake, built by Sir Henry Mill Pellatt (Casa Loma) in the countryside of King. Former country estate now an Augustinian monastery.
  • Seedy Saturday at Central Library

    Calling all “Green Thumbs!"
    Check out some seeds for your garden, or bring your own seeds to exchange with others in our community.
  • Small Business One-on-One Consultations: Winter 2019
    If you have a small business idea and need help with the next steps, book a 30-minute appointment with a consultant from the Richmond Hill Small Business Enterprise Centre.
  • Small Business Workshop: How to Conduct Market Research
    Every business venture starts with an idea – but not all ideas have the potential for profit. Researching your market is key to ensuring success.
  • Sunday Music & Film Series 2 - February: Caribbean Sights and Sounds
    Join us for a celebration of Caribbean culture for Black History Month.
  • Sunday Music & Film Series 3 - March: International Women’s Day
    International Women’s Day is March 8th, 2019 and we’re marking the occasion with live music from Kate Boothman and a screening of the film Venus, winner of the Best Female-Directed Feature at the Whistler Film Festival 2017.
  • Sunday Music & Film Series 4 - April: Spring Rocks!
    Spring is in the air and doesn’t it just make you want to rock out?
  • Tech Tutors: Adults
    Having problems searching the internet? Have questions you need answers to? Bring your own smartphone, tablet or laptop & sit down with a teen volunteer. Sign up for one or all of these sessions.
  • Writers’ Studio
    Calling all writers! We are looking for writers of all genres, stages and skill levels to take part in our Writers’ Studio.
  • Zero Waste Workshop
    Keeping our planet healthy involves keeping our planet clean – and the best way to reduce litter and waste is to not create it in the first place.