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Limited services at Richmond civic facilities on Friday

Brighouse library, community buildings operating shorter hours for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Richmond Public Library
Brighouse Library will be open this Friday while other branches will be closed for the day.

Some Richmond civic facilities will either be closed or open with limited hours on Friday, Sept. 30 for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

City hall, works yard, recycling depot and Hamilton Community Centre will be closed for the day.

Meanwhile, other community centres, arenas, swimming pools and the Richmond Nature Park will operate on statutory holiday hours.

Garbage, recycling and green cart collection are not affected and will proceed as scheduled.

Reflecting and learning at Brighouse library

Richmond's Brighouse library will be the only branch opened on Friday. The library is providing programming for community members to learn the history and ongoing impact of residential school system in Canada.

The Brighouse branch will be screening a 16-minute film titled Now is the Time by Haida filmmaker Christopher Auchter. The film looks back on the day the entire village of Old Massett gathered to celebrate the first new totem pole on B.C.’s Haida Gwaii in almost a century, which signified the rebirth of the Haida spirit. Visitors can watch the film in the library's Launchpad area throughout the day. 

Two family storytimes will also be available in the morning and in the afternoon, featuring books by Indigenous authors and illustrators. Registration is required.

The library will also be hosting Indigenous author Teoni Spathelfer for a virtual author visit later on Oct. 6. The virtual event is ideal for children in Grades 2 through 5 and registration is required.

Brighouse library will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30.

 

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