New at the Library
Teen Volunteers Wanted!
Calling all high school students! Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? All four RHPL locations are looking for engaged, inspiring teen volunteers to fill a number of positions – from Tech Tutors to STEAM Coaches, we have a role for you! Interested? Learn more & download an application.
Writer in Residence
We're pleased to announce that Trevor Cole has been selected as our 2018 Writer in Residence . During his residency, Trevor will review manuscripts and give individual consultations to aspiring authors, and will lead a series of free writer workshops.
Happy or Not Kiosks
Have you seen our new Happy or Not Kiosks? With kiosks located at the exits of all of our locations, we invite our community to rate our service with the click of a button! The feedback will help us with our ongoing commitment to provide exceptional customer service to our community.
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.
Richmond Hill Public Library will provide free tax clinics for residents of Richmond Hill in March, by appointment only. Please download and fill out the Tax Clinic Application Form, and submit the completed form to the 3rd Floor Information Desk at Central Library. All forms are also available at main service desks at all our branches. Please fill out a separate form for each person applying. Only those eligible will be contacted for an appointment.
Are you a film buff? Join the RHPL Film Club this winter, as we watch and discuss films under the theme Culture Clash. Our next screening features the romantic comedy The Big Sick at Central Library on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 pm. Please register online.
Sustainable Eating Workshop
Calling all amateur green thumbs and community gardeners! Join us at Central Library on Sunday, Mar. 4 for a workshop on sustainable eating led by a specialist from Shoresh's Kavanah Garden. We'll have discussions and demonstrations on container gardening, with plenty of tips on how to improve sustainable eating in your own home! Please register online.
Robotics & Programming
Is your child interested in learning about robotics? This winter, kids can join us at Central Library for an exciting eight-week workshop presented by Mimetic Digital Education, where they will learn to program a Jade Robot to dance, draw, move and much more. We have two courses available: Introduction to Robotics and Programming and Advanced Robotics and Programming.Workshops begin on Wednesday, Mar. 7. Please register online.
Computer Programming & Game Design
Want to design your own computer game? This winter, kids can join us at Central Library for an eight-week course that introduces computer languages and how to use Stencyl to create digital games. Workshops begin on Saturday, Mar. 10. Please register online.