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September 27, 28, 29, 2019

Join us as we celebrate the tenth anniversary of Culture Days weekend, and our fifth anniversary as Richmond Hill's Culture Day Hub.

We're pleased to announce that City Council has recognized Culture Days as an official celebration in Richmond Hill. 

Bring your friends and family and join us at Central Library for our free celebration of culture. Explore the full lineup of programs below. 


Art Conversations: The 17th Annual Richmond Hill Art & Studio Tour Preview

 Friday/Saturday, 10 AM  5 PM // Sunday, 12 PM to 5 PM
Take the opportunity to preview paintings, photographs, ceramics, and other artworks of the 17th Annual Richmond Hill Art & Studio Tour. Artists will be present for demonstrations and conversations. 
Central Library lobby | FREE | drop in. 


Experiment with Watercolour

Saturday, Sept. 28 | 10:30 AM - 4 PM
Watch live watercolour demonstrations by local artists from the Dynasty Watercolour Association. Enjoy a display of art work from around the world and try your hand at painting. 
Central Library, 3rd floor Events Room | FREE | Drop in 


Spin and Weave with the Burr House Spinners & Weavers

Saturday, Sept. 28 | 10:30 AM - 4 PM
Do you love textiles? Interested in timeless crafts? Come and try a hand at spinning and weaving. 
Central Library, 3rd floor Events Room | FREE | Drop in 


Family Storytime 

Saturday, Sept. 28 | 10:15 - 11 AM 
Join us as we explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes for children and their parents or caregivers. All are welcome, but this program is best suited for ages 6 and up.
Central Library, 2nd floor Children's Program Room
Ages 6 + | FREE | Pick up your free ticket in the south walkway 15 minutes before the program starts.


What Makes Our Community Resilient? 

Saturday, Sept. 28 | 10:30 AM - 4 PM
Help create a ‘Resilience Map’ of Richmond Hill by adding stickers to a large map to indicate where you have seen or done ‘resilient’ things like using a bike path, solar panels on a roof, community gardens, etc. Then create a community art piece by using coloured string to indicate your interest/support for certain ‘resilient’ actions or features. Presented by City of Richmond Hill / Sustainability Section.
Central Library, 3rd floor Events Room | FREE | Drop in 


Creativity Crafting Station

Saturday, Sept. 28 | 11 AM - 12 PM, 2 PM - 4 PM
We provide the craft supplies, you provide the creativity.What will you make? Art for the fridge, an animal friend, a fancy crown or perhaps even a fire breathing dragon?
Let your imagination go wild and you will be amazed by what you can create!
Central Library, Children's Department, first floor | FREE | Drop in 


Tai Chi and Tai Chi Dance 

Saturday, Sept. 28 | 11:30 AM - 12:30
Come and join tai chi exercises and tai chi dancing. It's easy, even if you have never done it before! Red Maple Sunset Glow Cultural Association will do a 24-form style tai chi, a short version of tai chi that is composed of twenty-four unique movements. Red Maple Sunset Glow Cultural Association was established in 2008 and has about 150 members. The Association has singing, dancing, waist drum and tai chi groups.
Central Library | FREE | Drop in 


Origami Teaching Station with Origami Canada

Saturday, Sept. 28 | 12 - 4 PM
Learn the art of Origami, a technique of folding a single sheet of paper into something amazing without the aid of scissors. 
Central Library, 3rd floor Events Room | FREE | Drop in 


Build Your Own Animal Sculpture with Cindy Scaife, RH Artist in Residence 

Saturday, Sept. 28 | 1 - 4 PM
Families will have the opportunity to view Cindy's animal sculpture series called "A Puzzling Habitat" and create mini sculptures of a Red-Headed Woodpecker, a Jefferson Salamander or a Snapping Turtle. 
Central Library, 3rd floor Events Room | FREE | Drop in. 


STEAM Storytime

Saturday, Sept. 28 | 1 - 1:45 PM
Join us as we explore your child's natural curiosity for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. We'll explore STEAM concepts through songs, stories and interactive play. All ages with an adult. Tickets for this free program will be given out on the first floor of the library. 
Central Library, Children's Program Room, second floor. | FREE | Drop in. 


Chinese Knot Weaving Art 

Saturday, Sept. 28 | 1:30 PM - 4 PM
Participants will have the hands-on opportunity to use the provided string to make beautiful ornaments. Chinese knotting is a decorative, handcrafted art that began as a form of Chinese folk art in the Tang and Song dynasty (960-1279 CE) in China. 
Central Library, Rooms A & B, second floor. | FREE | Drop in. 


Meet Seedlings 

Saturday, Sept. 28 | 1:30 PM - 4 PM
Come and meet Seedlings, a non-profit organization, created by four young climate catalysts in York Region! Green crafts for kids while parents will learn how to fight against the climate change within their community. Seedlings aims to reduce the amount of garbage and plastics used when purchasing daily items such as fruits and vegetables through their seed library program.
Central Library | FREE | Drop in. 


We are Colourful Friends with Author Josephine Vaccaro-Chang

Saturday, Sept. 28 | 3 - 4 PM
Make a colourful puppet based on a character from the popular children's book "We Are Colourful Friends."
Central Library, Children's department, first floor. | FREE | Drop in. 


Sing with Chorus York

Saturday, Sept. 28 | 2 - 3 PM
Listen to the wonderful voices of Chorus York and then learn to perform a choral work!
PAM's Coffee, 1st floor. | FREE | Drop in.