Special Occasions

From January to February, join us for fun, themed crafts and virtual visits from award-winning authors.

February 2022

Lunar New Year

Feb. 1 / 8-8:15 p.m. / Facebook Live
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger by crafting a paper plate drum!
Family (all ages) | FREE | Register for a kit

 

Love Stories with Adam Bunch

Feb. 1 / 7-8 p.m. /  Zoom
Rediscover Toronto through rose-coloured goggles! Discover the scandal, passion, and heartache embedded in this city’s history as celebrated author Adam Bunch shares true tales of romance from The Toronto Book of Love.
Adults (teens welcome) | FREE | Learn more and register

 

Make a Digital Valentine!

Feb. 5 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. / Zoom
Curious about coding? Learn how to code in a no-pressure, welcoming environment, while making an interactive Valentine postcard. No experience necessary.
Adults | FREE | Learn more and register

 

Craft Happens

Feb. 7 / 8-8:45 p.m. / Zoom
Join us for social crafting and make Valentine gnomes! Free craft kits will be available for pickup one week before the program at Central Library for those who register.
Adults | FREE | Learn more and register

 

Black History Month with Ekiwua Are

Feb. 9 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. / Zoom
Discover ancient kings, queens, and landmarks in this workshop on African culture and history. Register your class for a virtual visit with Ekiwua Are, award-winning author of Idia of the Benin Kingdom and Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba.
Grades 1-2 | FREE | Learn more and register your class

 

Get Artsy

Feb. 10 / 7-7:45 p.m. / Zoom
Discover your inner artist and join us to create heart-felt crafts in February. Free craft kits will be available for pickup one week before the program at Central Library to those who register.
Teens (ages 13-17) | FREE | Learn more and register

 

Valentine's Day

Feb. 14 / 11-11:15 a.m. / Facebook Live
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by creating a heart person!
Family (all ages) | FREE | Register for a kit

 

Escape Room: Valentine's Delivery

Feb. 14 / premieres at 11 a.m.  
Who needs a Valentine when you could be cupid himself? This Valentine’s Day, decide to start your own imaginary courier service and deliver love notes around Richmond Hill! Can you correctly deliver all your orders? Solve trivia and gather clues to complete this virtual escape room.
Family (all ages) | FREE | Learn more

 

National Flag Day

Feb. 15 / 5:30-5:45 p.m. / Facebook Live
Celebrate National Flag Day by creating a flag-waving, beaver puppet!
Family (all ages) | FREE | Register for a kit

 


 

March 2022

International Women’s Day with Helaine Becker

Mar. 8 / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. / Zoom
Celebrate International Women’s Day with award-winning children’s book writer, Helaine Becker! Learn about the female mathematicians, politicians and pirates inspiring her stories!
Grades 3-4 | FREE | Learn more and register your class

 

St. Patrick's Day

Mar. 17 / 5:30-5:45 p.m. /  Facebook Live
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a beautiful, leprechaun-approved rainbow craft.
Family (all ages) | FREE | Register for a kit