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    Celebrate Chinese New Year at Richmond Public Library 2017-01-13


    Richmond, BC – It’s almost time to celebrate Chinese New Year, which means that Richmond Public Library is getting set to invite the community to help welcome in the Year of the Rooster. Library visitors interested in learning more about Chinese culture and what kind of celebrations take place to mark the arrival of the New Year will enjoy a wide variety of literacy-based programs and events to suit all ages and interests.



    The fun kicks off on Saturday, February 4 with a puppet show, arts and crafts and a chance to try Chinese painting or calligraphy. If Lantern Riddles are your passion, then you can also enter our Lantern Riddle contest. Pick up an entry form in-branch and drop it off between January 28 and February 12. Events wrap up on Friday, February 10 with a celebration of Spring organized by the RPL Chinese Classic Study Club and RPL Chinese Couplets Study Club, including poetry recitation, music, dancing and a prize ceremony for the winners of the Chinese Couplet contest that ran in December.



    All events take place at the Brighouse branch.



    “People that are born in the Year of the Rooster generally work hard and are resourceful, courageous and talented,” says Wendy Jang, Coordinator, Multicultural and Chinese Community Services. “The events we are offering this year to celebrate the Year of the Rooster will be fun and interesting for Roosters and for people born in other Zodiac years. Come and see for yourself!”



    For more details about these and other programs, please check out our online event calendar at www.yourlibrary.ca/events, or call the library at 604-231-6412.

    Contact:

    Stephanie Vokey Coordinator, Marketing & Public Relations Richmond Public Library 604-231-6454 Stephanie.Vokey@yourlibrary.ca
    Wendy Jang Coordinator, Multicultural and Chinese Community Richmond Public Library 604-231-6409 Wendy.Jang@yourlibrary.ca

    Richmond Public Library offers new collections and programs at Hamilton, beginning January 21st 2017-01-06

    Richmond, BC – Starting on January 21st, the library’s Saturday service at Hamilton Community Centre is changing, and we think you’re going to like it! We’re bringing exciting new collections and literacy-based activities to Hamilton. There will be something for everyone and whether you’re a regular member or new to the library and curious to find out more, come and experience all that RPL has to offer in 2017!

    There are fresh new collections for readers of all ages to discover and borrow. Then, after you’ve checked out your books, spend your afternoon exploring a variety of themed book-based activities. Every Saturday, there will be hands-on activities scheduled from 2 – 4 PM related to one of four theme days.

    Make Saturdays at Hamilton your favourite day of the week! You can come on your own, with your family or bring a friend. It’s up to you! Everyone is welcome and all events are drop-in.

    For more details about these and other programs, please check out our online event calendar at www.yourlibrary.ca/events, or call the library at 604-231-6412.

    Contact:

    Stephanie Vokey Coordinator, Marketing & Public Relations Richmond Public Library T 604-231-6454 Stephanie.Vokey@yourlibrary.ca
    Anne Bechard Head of Digital Services Richmond Public Library T 604-231-6439 Anne.Bechard@yourlibrary.ca

    Branch hours are being restored as of February 17th2017-01-06

    Richmond, BC – Richmond Public Library is pleased to announce that as of February 17th, the hours of operation at the Cambie, Ironwood and Steveston branches will be restored to their original times.
    Beginning February 17th, the Cambie and Steveston branches will be open Monday – Friday from 10 AM to 9 PM, and the Ironwood branch will be open from 9 AM to 9 PM. Brighouse branch hours remain unaffected.
    Restoring the hours at the branches was identified as a priority for both the library and the City of Richmond in 2017.
    “In 2017, the library is poised to offer some very exciting collections, partnership programs, services and learning opportunities to the community. In order to improve our members’ access to these programs and services, it was essential to restore branch hours,” says Susan Walters, Deputy Chief Librarian at Richmond Public Library.
    For the latest information about these changes, please refer to the library’s website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
    About Richmond Public Library
    Richmond Public Library (RPL) has been proudly serving the Richmond, BC community since 1976. With four branches open 7 days a week to serve you plus a wealth of information available 24/7 at yourlibrary.ca, we take you beyond the Google search to help you find the content you need wherever you are – in the library, on your mobile, at home or on the go. 
    Did you know? RPL is a registered charity and relies on public donations to enhance the services and materials we offer to the community. No donation is too small! Find out more about how you can make a difference. 

    Contact:

    Stephanie Vokey, Coordinator Marketing & Public Relations Richmond Public Library
    T 604-231-6454
    Stephanie.Vokey@yourlibrary.ca

    "Learning Together" Family literacy program now offered at Ironwood and Cambie Libraries2017-01-03

    Richmond, BC – Richmond Public Library is excited to announce that our popular “Learning Together” family literacy program will return to both the Ironwood and Cambie Libraries in January 2017. This eight-week program for preschoolers and their caregivers will run at Ironwood on Wednesdays, Jan. 18 to March 8 from 10-12 PM and at Cambie on Thursdays, Jan. 19 to March 9 from 10:30-12:30 PM. Registration is required.


    Participants will discover new ways to connect with their child and make learning fun. Parents and children ages 3-5 will use the alphabet, numbers, stories and play to learn literacy skills and help develop a love of reading. A previous program participant reports that “We have a lot of fun, reading and playing games together… things that we usually did before, but now with a better understanding and even better techniques to make it fun and interesting for them.” Activities, storytime and snacks are included in each weekly session.


    For more details about this program, including dates, times and how to register, interested participants should check out our online event calendar at www.yourlibrary.ca/events, or call the library at 604-231-6412.


    About Richmond Public Library


    Richmond Public Library (RPL) has been proudly serving the Richmond, BC community since 1976. With four branches open 7 days a week to serve you plus a wealth of information available 24/7 at yourlibrary.ca, we take you beyond the Google search to help you find the content you need wherever you are – in the library, on your mobile, at home or on the go.


    Did you know? RPL is a registered charity and relies on public donations to enhance the services and materials we offer to the community. No donation is too small! Find out more about how you can make a difference.

    Contact:

    Stephanie Vokey Coordinator, Marketing & Public Relations Richmond Public Library T 604-231-6454 Stephanie.Vokey@yourlibrary.ca;

    Jan Turner Librarian, Kids’ Place Richmond Public Library T 604-231-6412 jan.turner@yourlibrary.ca
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