News from the Library

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The Mending Circle is a free exhibit of original art inspired by five women who came together to heal. Featuring the work of artists Beverley Hawksley, Beth Ward, Elspeth Wood, Vicky Mathies, and Vera Samarkina, the exhibit reflects on themes of repairing relationships and the meditative nature…

libra digital resource

Introducing Libra, a new digital resource e-collection with over 30,000 books and reference works in the Persian language. From literary fiction and novels to traveling writing and cookbooks, the digital platform offers specialized content in ebook and audiobook formats. Access…

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Our new catalogue is live! Find out how to register your account and get started. Discover new features and enhancements that make it easy to search, borrow, and explore. Create and share your own reviews, make lists, place one-click holds, and more.

milk bags and cows

UPDATE: We have received an overwhelming amount of bags and are at capacity so we are not accepting any more bags. Thank you to all that participated and the community support.

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Donate your used milk bags to the Richmond Hill Public Library to support the…

mobile app

Explore the library in a whole new way with the new app! The RHPL mobile app delivers the same engaging experiences online as browsing in-branch, or through the online catalogue. Find curated collections, register for programs and services, and discover new titles, staff picks, and current…

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Elevate your digital experience at the Library with keyboards supporting 8 languages! From Persian to Arabic, express yourself effortlessly in another language. Features include seamless transitioning, precision typing, and global connectivity.

How to Activate:

• Navigate to your…

Paul Aloisi art display of letter forms on wall

Explore relationships between typography, architecture and social space in new art exhibit at Central Branch. Toronto artist Paul Aloisi's "Language Structures" exhibit is currently featured at the Library. His work will be displayed in the Glass Case Gallery from Mar. 1…

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An RHPL card is your ticket to explore Ontario! Borrow an Experience Pass with your library membership and get free admission to select museums, art galleries, and parks. Learn more about how to borrow Experience Passes and check availability in our catalogue. 

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Mark your calendars! Registration for March and April library programs opens on Friday, Feb. 9 at 9:30 a.m. Check out the March/April program guide for a sneak peek on new and popular programs starting next month! 

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On Friday, Jun. 7, visit the library for PA Day fun! Branches will have summertime themed activities for kids and families. Please note: caregivers are asked to stay with their children for this drop-in event. Locations and times below. 

Richmond Green Branch / 10:30 a.m…

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Exciting news! Our catalogue launch is almost here, and we invite you to be among the first to explore. The catalogue is live, working, and ready for you to dive in. We invite you to discover the new catalogue in our member preview starting on Monday, Feb. 12.

This will…

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Dynamic art exhibits in Richmond Hill? Yes, at the Library. Richmond Hill Public Library (RHPL) proudly unveils a vibrant artistic display with two striking exhibits – "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" and "…

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The Library is offering free tax clinics at Central Branch for eligible Richmond Hill residents in March and April. Spaces are limited.  

To book your in-person appointment, download and fill out the…

hair today, gone tomorrow exhibit

Come and celebrate Kwanzaa with us by contemplating the African Canadian heritage! “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow” is a powerful art exhibition by Nigerian Canadian artist Ehiko Odeh that explores symbols of memory and healing in Black communities. The exhibit is on now until Feb. 24. Find it at…

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New RHPL clothing and merchandise have arrived! Check them out on display on the ground floor near Cafe Louise at Central Branch. T-shirts, travel mugs, bags, notebooks, and more are available for purchase. Every purchase supports library programs and services. Limited edition. While quantities…

holiday giving

Spread holiday cheer when you donate to Richmond Hill Public Library, and help us bring vital programs, resources and services to our community. Every donation helps. Donate Today.  

You can also make a contribution to the…

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Learn, explore, and create with your child at our new Interactive Touch Play Table.

Kids and families can enjoy games. activities, and puzzles for all levels of learning, including: painting games, numbers and matching activities, shapes and word puzzles, curling and air hockey, and more…

giving Tuesday

Make a difference in your community? Yes, at the library.

Donate on Giving Tuesday and join a global movement of acts of generosity on Nov. 28. Your donations can go a long way to bring valuable programming, collections and more to our members.

Giving…

3D printing dog

Great news! After carefully reviewing feedback from our community and our team, we’re excited to reopen 3D printing and fabric printing services at Central Branch. Our members will now have an opportunity to book a Maker 101 training session with our team if they’ve never used our makerspace…

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Our Annual Report highlights key milestones and library achievements in customer experiences, community engagement, and innovation. The report connects to strategic priorities, and examines the impact on the community it serves through programs, services, collections, and…

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We’re thrilled to bring you virtual, interactive interviews with world-class, bestselling authors! Thanks to our partnership with Library Speakers Consortium, it’s free for members to tune in to virtual talks with today’s top writers and thought leaders every month. Ask questions in live…

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This October, we're getting a little nostalgic as we celebrate Central Branch's 30th Anniversary! Central Branch opened in 1993, and has become a cornerstone of the Richmond Hill community. 

Join us for special 90s nostalgia events happening at the branch all month long as we wish our…

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Richmond Hill Public Library has a new Wi-Fi lending service for members who don't have Internet access at home. 

Visit any RHPL branch to borrow a hotspot, and access unlimited data from anywhere in Canada. This library initiative helps bridge the digital divide in the…

woman doing yoga LifeSpeak

Richmond Hill Public Library introduces a new digital resource now available for members: LifeSpeak is a digital wellness platform with free online access to expert-led, curated content on physical and mental health. 

Learn about mental health stigmas, signs of digital…

community art project

Richmond Hill Public Library (RHPL) and York Region District School Board (YRDSB) welcomed community members to participate in the unveiling of Kwiinwining - In the Community, an authentic community art project that is now a permanent fixture of RHPL’s Richmond Green Branch. Led by…

TD src news story

The TD Summer Reading Club is back at RHPL! Registration opens on June 24 at 9:30 a.m.

Join us at the all-ages, kick-off party at Hillcrest on Friday, June 28 from 2:00–4:00 p.m. Kids 0–12 years will receive a free reading kit once they register. 

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We're excited to announce that Kanopy and Kanopy Kids…