Explore diversity and culture in our community through affordable programs at RHPL.

Reminder: Our programs and parking lots can fill up fast. Arrive early to secure your spot and avoid disappointment. 

 

Monsoon Wedding (Sunday Series) 

Sunday, May 12 | Central Library 
Cultures and families clash in this exuberant film about a modern upper-middle-class Indian family planning the wedding of their only daughter. Enjoy a mix of comedy and chaotic melodrama that results in a feel-good movie you won’t want to miss! Find us in Room A & B.
FREE | Register

 

 Pinterested: Kudusama Flowers 

Tuesday, May 14 |  Richmond Green Library
Pinterested is a series of programs where you can explore crafts seen on Pinterest and make them for yourself! In May, we’ll be making Kusudama flowers.
Adults | $5 | Register 

 

 Metis Kitchen Party 

Wednesday, May 15 |  Central Library
Part 1 - May 15: Practice Métis percussion techniques (clogging, spoons, fiddlesticks) to accompany the fiddle played by acclaimed musician Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk. Learn how the European fiddle traditions became incorporated into Canadian communities. Find us in Room A & B.
Part 2 - June 26: Concert by Métis Fiddler Duo, Alyssa and Conlin Delbaere-Sawchuk. Come to a Métis Kitchen Party and celebrate National Indigenous History Month! Find us in Room A & B.
Adults | Free | Register 

 

Storyteller Bernice Hune

Thursday, May 16  |  Central Library
Miss Hune spins gold mountain stories, telling traditional folktales from Asia entwined with stories of Canada's immigrant history. She weaves magic with words, telling fables of ancient silk trade routes to our rails and subway lines. Find us in Room A & B.
Grades 3-4 | FREE | Register 

 

Taiwanese Paper Weaving Art

Saturday, May 18 | Central Library
Celebrate Asian Heritage Month and learn the art of Taiwanese Paper Weaving. Use local materials to make crafts without scissors and glue. Find us in Room A & B. 
Family program | FREE | Register

 

Firangi Rang Barangi 

Wednesday, May 22 | Central Library
What can fashion do for us? What can clothes uncover? What are the experiences of migration, settlement, adjustment and resistance that stain, crease, fade and rip beyond repair? Celebrate Asian Heritage Monthand join artist Meera Sethi for an illustrated artist talk. Find us in Room A.
Adults | FREE | Register 

 

Canadian Chinese Orchestra Trio (Sunday Series)

Sunday, May 26 | Central Library 
Join us for a special musical workshop featuring traditional Chinese instruments. Three expert musicians from the Canadian Chinese Orchestra will be playing songs with a variety of wind, pluck and bow instruments. Find us in Room A.
FREE | Register

 

Rabbit and Bear Puppet Theatre: The Way

Saturday, June 22 | Central Library
Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day! Learn the story of how the Turtle carries our world on her back and how the tiny muskrat succeeded in giving all of us the greatest gift of all.  Find us in Room A & B.
Ages 3 - 8 | FREE | Tickets given out 15 minutes before program.  

 

Pinterested: Origami Fireworks

Tuesday, July 16 |  Richmond Green Library
Pinterested is a series of programs where you can explore crafts seen on Pinterest and make them for yourself! In July, we’ll be making Origami Fireworks.
Adults | $5 | Register