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2023 Press Releases

Richmond, BC – RPL welcomes the Year of the Rabbit! This year’s event at the Brighouse library will be a cross-cultural community celebration that honours traditions, highlights cultural experiences and welcomes people of all ages.

On Friday, February 3 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm, stop by the Brighouse library for an afternoon of Chinese song, dance, art, crafts and traditional experiences.

Youth and the young at heart will delight in the dance exhibitions that include a K-Pop demonstration, a Lion Dance and Chinese folk dances. Children will be captivated by the Monkey King puppet show and the Han-style costumes showcased in the costume show. There will also be a choir performance of traditional Chinese New Year folk songs by a local seniors’ choir. For those looking to try their hand at some traditional Chinese activities, there will be Chinese calligraphy stations, ink painting, and a compass fortune-telling workshop.

RPL would like to thank the event partners and sponsors whose contributions have helped to make this celebration possible. Thank you to Big Bear Education, CLF Kong Fu Club, Chinese Couplets Study Club, E Show Dance, Richmond Chinese Senior Group, Richmond Family Place Society, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Richmond Chinese Women’s Club, Touchstone Family Association, and VISM Education Group.

This event is free to attend and no registration is required. To learn more, visit See you there and 恭喜發財!

Richmond, BC – Richmond Public Library, together BCNET and CANARIE, has launched eduroam, the secure, global Wi-Fi service for the higher education and research community, at all RPL locations. With this new service, staff, students, faculty and researchers from any participating Canadian or international post-secondary institution can now automatically connect to the internet at the library. The eduroam service securely connects participating customers to the library’s internet connection, that is powered by City of Richmond’s network infrastructure, using the username and password from their home institutions.

RPL locations are extremely well utilized by students of all ages to study, do research, and work on group or individual projects. In addition, Richmond is a travel destination and a connecting hub, welcoming newcomers and students from around the world. The ability for Canadian and international post-secondary students to use eduroam to stay connected to their institution’s online resources while on the go provides vital access to the internet and improved access to online learning.

Students and faculty at eduroam-equipped institutions can quickly and easily access the service at the library. It should seamlessly connect without any action required. RPL joins over 194 locations in BC and 626 sites across Canada that offer eduroam.

“Our libraries are popular go-to destinations for local students,” said Charles Leung, Manager of Information Technology at Richmond Public Library. “Enabling eduroam at RPL will enhance our in-library experience. We are always seeking out meaningful initiatives and partnerships such as this one, where we can inspire learning.”

“The library offers seamless connectivity to this world-wide roaming service, supporting Wi-Fi access for education and research, anytime and anywhere,” said Clarence Lee, Director of Client Services and Communications at BCNET. “As more libraries join eduroam, we are enabling broader internet access and bridging the digital divide.”

“Students, staff, and faculty with eduroam access can securely learn and work from wherever, whenever – including now at RPL,” said Christina Colangelo, Program Manager, Identity and Access Management at CANARIE. “We’re pleased to work with BCNET and the library to expand eduroam access at more public places – supporting smart cities initiatives across Canada.”