Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Richmond’s Canada 150, a multi-faceted, year-long celebration, ignites the passions of the citizens of Richmond, honours Richmond’s distinct and vibrant cultural diversity, and leaves lasting legacies that foster civic pride and carry the spirit of 150 into the future.”

Visit http://www.richmondcanada150.com/ for all event listings.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Walking Tour Vignettes

See history come to life this summer! The Steveston Historical Society, together with the Steveston Museum, are pleased to present Walking Tour Vignettes – a play in five parts during a walking tour of Steveston.
Costumed interpreters (who also happen to be very talented high school drama students from Hugh McRoberts Secondary School) will accompany our summer walking program.
Tours will leave from Steveston Museum on Fridays at 4:30pm, and Saturdays at 1pm in June and July, 2017.
Tickets are $7. Children under 12 are free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. To book, contact the Steveston Museum & Visitor Centre at 604-271-8280 or in person at 3811 Moncton Street. Ask for the “Walking Tour Vignettes” tour. 

Monday, 6 February 2017

Freedom to Read Week 2017

Freedom to Read Week will be celebrated across Canada from February 26 to March 4, 2017 and will mark the continued support for intellectual freedom for all individuals. Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadian to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The Library will be celebrating Freedom to Read Week with displays at all branches of books that have been banned or challenged in Canada and around the world.

To find out more about Freedom to Read Week go here http://www.freedomtoread.ca

Monday, 12 December 2016

Get to Know the New BC Curriculum

B.C.'s New Curriculum

B.C. teachers and the Ministry of Education are working with experts in education design and delivery – both locally and internationally – to develop this new system. A key goal is to provide students with an education that is flexible and innovative. They’ll also gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to succeed in today’s world.

Visit this link for all the details on BC's New Curriculum - https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

City of Richmond Marketing Survey

Community Services is launching a Marketing survey on LetsTalkRichmond.ca which is available until Sunday November 20, 2016.

They would like to obtain feedback on how best to share information and connect with customers about parks, recreation, culture, and community social development, programs, facilities and services offered by the City and its partners. The results of the survey will be used in the development of an updated Marketing Plan to ensure we are effectively connecting and communicating with those who live, work or play in Richmond.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.  

They need your assistance. Here is how you can support and communicate the information about the survey.
  • ·         Add the electronic promotional flyer to your TVs
  • ·         Post the flyer on your community board
  • ·         Share the survey with your friends, family and colleagues
  • ·         Go online and complete the survey

Thank you for your time and input! 

Monday, 19 September 2016

Local BC author W.P. (Bill) Kinsella passes away at age 81

We are sad to report the passing of BC writer W. P. “Bill” Kinsella, who is best known for his novel Shoeless Joe, which was later adapted for the movie Field of Dreams.

Kinsella has authored a number of literary works, including novels, short fiction collections, poetry, baseball plays, and non-fiction books.

Kinsella fans can take comfort in knowing that his legacy will continue to grow. According to Kinsella’s website, a new collection of linked stories called Russian Dolls will be published by Coteau Books in fall 2017.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Bestselling children's author and illustrator Anna Dewdney passes away at age 50

We are sad to report that bestselling children's author and illustrator, and the creator of Baby Llama, Anna Dewdney, has passed away at the age of 50 following a battle with brain cancer.

Anna's career began with illustrating a number of children's chapter books and led to publishing Llama, Llama Red Pajama, her first picture book that she both authored and illustrated in 2005. This book led her to write a series with over 10 titles that has sold more than 10 million copies.

RPL carries many of the Llama Llama books and invites you to come in and enjoy a heartwarming story and share in a piece of American children's literature history. https://yourlibrary.bibliocommons.com/search?q=anna%20dewdney&t=keyword