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 -

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

City of Richmond Marketing Survey

Community Services is launching a Marketing survey on 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.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Environmental Assessment- George Massey Tunnel Replacement

The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has put forth a proposal to replace the George Massey Tunnel with a new bridge, along with multiple highway improvements.

During the application process, there will have a 60 day public feedback period from August 3, 2016 to October 3, 2016.

An electronic copy of the application for improvement and information regarding the assessment process is available at

Each branch will have a set of the large binders containing the full application and information regarding the assessment process available for in-library use. There will be a poster indicating where in the branch you can find these.

At Brighouse the binders will be kept on the second floor by the newspaper shelves. 

Monday, 20 June 2016

Richmond Affordable Housing Strategy Update

City of Richmond would like to hear about your experience with housing affordability in Richmond through a public open house and online survey.

Participate in the Open House -
Tuesday, June 28 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Richmond Cultural Centre
Performance Hall
7700 Minoru Gate

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Free Book Launch Event at Gateway Theatre - May 12

Announcing a free book launch event! Join Gateway Theatre and Penguin Books Canada in celebrating the launch of the House of Wives, by Simon Choa-Johnston on Thursday May 12 at 7 PM in the Gateway Theatre lobby.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Ironwood Storytime Time Change

Saturday Storytime at Ironwood will be moving back to 11 a.m. beginning April 9th.

Bring your children down to Ironwood branch for stories and songs that will help your children learn early literacy skills while they meet new friends!

Monday, 22 February 2016

Esteemed Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee passes at age 89- Celebrating Harper Lee's Legacy

We are sad to report that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee has died at the age of 89. Lee's death was confirmed by the city clerk in her hometown of Monroeville, Ala. and by her publisher, HarperCollins.

The author's 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is one of the most beloved books in literary history, winning a Pulitzer Prize for fiction and becoming the most defining work of Lee's career. An earlier version of the book, Go Set a Watchman, was the biggest publishing event of 2015. Read more from cbcBooks here: