Programs & Events

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General Interest

Adult Summer Reading Program
Family History Workshop | Images of Ontario Exhibit | Milton Cooks Summer Challenge
Preserving Your Family Heirlooms


Images of Toronto Exhibit

One Book One Milton logo

In Mount Pleasant by Don Gillmor, the city of Toronto could be viewed as another character. Visit the Holcim Gallery to see images of Toronto through the eyes of two very different artists. Is this the way you see Harry's world - grilled cheese sandwiches at Fran's, the financial towers, wandering in the cemetery, the decaying mansions of Jarvis Street?

Visit our One Book, One Milton site for more event details.

Family Tree workshop

Family History Workshop

Get tips on how to begin your genealogical research and get hands-on experience using the Ancestry® Library Edition database.

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • July 15
    • August 12
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library
  • Drop-in

Preserving Your Family Heirlooms


Learn how to preserve your family heirlooms and explore options for maintaining and displaying your most treasured items.

  • Days: Thursdays on
    • July 24
    • August 21
  • Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library
  • Drop-in

Milton Cooks Challenge: Summer Free for All!

Milton Cooks Blog

Cook it! Eat it! Post it! and Win it!

You choose the cookbook. You choose the recipe. Share your cooking experience on our blog to receive a ballot to win a dinner for two at a fabulous restaurant in Milton. Share as often as you like to increase your chances to win!

Contest runs June 1, 2014 September 1, 2014.

To participate just follow these simple steps:

  1. Cook: check out a cook book and try a new recipe(s)
  2. Record: take a picture of your creation and record your comments
  3. Share: email your pictures and comments to

We'll post your picture on our blog! Remember to include the title of the cookbook and the recipe name.

Get ready to Cook it! Eat it! Post it! and Win it this summer!

Adult Summer Reading Program

Read from the list of 10 Canadian books nominated for the 2014 Evergreen Award.

From May to September enter ballots on titles read for a chance to win monthly prizes. Vote for your favourite Evergreen nominated book in October.

2014 Evergreen Award Nominees:

Evergreen Award Nominees


Coworking Mondays

Can't get any work done at your kitchen table? Drop in for Coworking Mondays! Whether you're looking for space to spread out, technology, or just a place to hear yourself think, we're here to support your small business needs.

  • Days: Mondays on
    • June 23
    • July 14
    • August 18
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Flint Computer Lab, Main Library
  • Register: Call 905-875-2665 ext 3263 or email


The Canadian Citizenship Workshop

This one-day program includes practice tests, checking your application online, and lots more.

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • July 22
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Beaty Branch
  • Register: Call the Halton Multicultural Council, 905-842-2486 ext 233

A joint initiative of Milton Public Library and Halton Multicultural Council (funded by CIC).

Related Citizenship Resources Online @ your library®

LearningExpress Library LearningExpress Library is an online learning portal offering opportunities to take practice Canadian Citizenship exams and more.

Local citizenship resources.

ESL Conversation Circles

Build your confidence speaking English and meet new people weekly.

No sessions August 6th to September 3rd.

  • Weekly Meetings: Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Beaty Branch
  • Information: Call the Halton Multicultual Council at 905-842-2486 ext. 241

A joint initiative of Milton Public Library and Halton Multicultural Council (funded by CIC).

Commissioner of Oaths & Settlement Service

The representative is a Commissioner of Oaths and as such can certify documents not only for newcomers but for the general public as well. This is a free service.

Main Library Session

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • June 24
    • July 8, 22
    • August 5, 19
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in

Beaty Branch Session

  • Days: Thursdays on
    • June 26
    • July 10, 24
    • August 7, 21
  • Time: 10:30 - 12:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in

Program offered by The Centre: Skills Development & Training, Milton Employment Services in partnership with Milton Public Library.

Settlement Worker @ the Library

If you are new to Canada and need help getting settled, a visiting settlement worker from the Halton Multicultural Council can assist you in many ways: government document application, employment and job search, information and referral to local services, document translation, help with school enrolment, budgeting, finding affordable housing, and much more.

Main Library Session

  • Days: Wednesdays on
    • June 25
    • July 9, 23
    • August 6, 20
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Make an appointment by calling Jacky at the Halton Multicultural Council, 905-842-2486 ext 233

Beaty Branch Session

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • June 24
    • July 8
    • Aug 5, 19
  • Time: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Make an appointment by calling Jacky at the Halton Multicultural Council, 905-842-2486 ext 233

A joint initiative of Milton Public Library and Halton Multicultural Council (funded by CIC).



Seniors: Thursdays are Special

Meet old friends and make new ones. Every week a different activity is offered: cards, board games, book talks and more.

  • Weekly: Thursdays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab, 2nd floor

Ask staff about our wide range of collections, services and programs for you.

Seniors' Tech Talks

Senior Tech Talks

Drop in and learn more about using your device, including how to use Online Library resources. Bring your questions!

  • Days: Thursdays on
    • June 26
    • July 31
    • August 28
  • Time:: 3:30- 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab, 2nd floor
  • Drop-in


Get Appy! : Join us for Appy Hour

Drop in and share your free apps. Learn more about and download new apps. (Don't forget to bring you Apple or Google Play ID.)

Get the complete app experience with tasty appetizers courtesy of East Side Mario's Milton.

  • Days: Wednesdays on
    • June 19
    • July 17
    • August 21
  • Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Bandura Fireside Lounge
  • Drop-in

One-on-One with a Technology Coach

One on One Technology Help

An Information Specialist is always available to help you in-person, on the phone, and via email. During peak hours, it may be difficult to devote enough time to answer some questions in detail. So, why not book an Information Specialist! Call or email us to book an individualized 30 minute session to get you started with:

  • Technology applications such as file management, searching the Internet, et cetera.
  • Navigating our website
  • Searching our library catalogues
  • Using Ancestry Library Edition
  • Exploring our Business resources
  • Accessing eBooks or eAudiobooks
  • Choosing an eReading device
  • Setting up an email account

Location: Main Library, 2nd floor
Register: Call 905-875-2665 ext 3241 or email

Note: These sessions are designed to teach applications. We will not be able to provide hardware set-up or troubleshooting.