Programs & Events

General Interest | Business | Newcomers | Seniors | Technology

General Interest

Accessing the Hidden Job Market | Author Visit - Robert J. Sawyer |
Celebrate Asian Heritage Month | ComicCon |
Evergreen Award™ - Adult Summer Reading Program | Golden Oak™ Award Reading Program |
Laurier Lecture Series VI |
Short Story Workshop | Volunteering in Halton

 

ComicCon

Pick up your free comic book at Fortress Comics on Saturday, May 2nd.

Join us for ComicCon at the library on Sunday, May 3rd! Enjoy an afternoon of costumes, author / illustrator / collector talks, crafts, games and more.

Sunday, May 3rd - Main Library

All ages welcome.

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Time Event Location
1:00 - 4:30 Cosplay Actors
Batman & Friends (1:00 - 3:00)
Elsa (2:15 - 4:30)
Sad Monster (1:00 - 3:00)
Main Floor
1:00 - 4:30 Craft Tables and Scavenger Hunt Main Floor
1:15 - 2:00 Cosplay Talk: D.I.Y. Costumes
How to make them and where to get supplies.
Bandura Fireside Lounge
2:30 - 3:30 Robert J. Sawyer
Author visit: Science fiction talk.
Bandura Fireside Lounge
3:15 - 4:00 Sad Monster
Author visit: Kurt Dettbarn. Storytime and short film screening of Sad Monster.
Watson & Associate's Children's Program Room
3:45 - 4:15 Fortress Comics
Collecting and Preserving Comics
Bandura Fireside Lounge

Author Visit: Robert J. Sawyer

Book Covers - Author Robert J. Sawyer

Award-winning Canadian Science Fiction author, Robert J. Sawyer will speak at Milton Public Library as part of the library's first ever ComicCon.

According to the Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards, Robert J. Sawyer is the #1 all-time worldwide leader in number of award wins as a science-fiction or fantasy novelist (second place goes to China Miéville; Stephen King, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Connie Willis are tied for third place).

Robert is one of only eight writers in history — and the only Canadian — to win all three of the world's top Science Fiction awards for best novel of the year: the Hugo, the Nebula, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

  • Date: Sunday, May 3
  • Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Bandura Fireside Lounge
  • Drop-in

Evergreen Award Nominees

The Evergreen Award™ - Adult Summer Reading Program

Read from the list of 10 Canadian books nominated for the 2015 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.

View the 2015 Evergreen Award Nominated Titles.


Golden Oak™ Award Reading Program

Golden Oak Award Logo

The Golden Oak™ Award reading program is designed for new adult learners and adult ESL students. It is one of eight programs that form the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading®, Canada's largest recreational reading program.

Read from the list of Canadian fiction and non-fiction books nominated for the 2015 Golden Oak™ Award. Vote for your favourite nominated book in May!

Start reading the 2015 Golden Oak™ Nominees!

Accessing the Hidden Job Market

Experts say only 20% of job openings are advertised. How do you access the rest? Learn how to create job seeker summary and how to network effectively.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 12
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
  • Location: Main Library
  • Register by calling The Centre at 905-693-8458 ext. 101

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

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month

Award-winning author and storyteller, Rukhsana Khan, will present entertaining stories of South Asian culture and the experience of immigrating to Canada. Suitable for all ages.

  • Date: Saturday, May 23
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main
  • Drop-in

Volunteering in Halton

A representative from Volunteer Halton will be available to help you find volunteer opportunities in your community.There are volunteer opportunities for all ages and we can assist by guiding you through the Volunteer Halton database for volunteer positions

  • Days: Mondays on
    • May 4
  • Location: Main Library
  • Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in

A joint initiative of Milton Public Library and Volunteer Halton.

Short Story Workshop

Writing

In this six-week short story workshop, author Larry Brown will help you develop your writing sparks - creating characters, settings and situations, and drawing on these details to write short stories. You will leave the workshop with at least three stories written and ideas for many more.

  • Workshop Dates: Tuesdays, April 7 to May 12
  • Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Location: Main Library
  • Register: Register at the Ask Us desk
  • Cost: $30 to be paid at time of registration

Business

Network It!

Looking for some inspiration? Come in and connect with local small business entrepreneurs and freelancers. Coffee and snacks provided.

  • Date: Monday, May 11
  • Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library
  • Drop-in

Starting a Small Business

Resources to help you succeed including registrations, regulations, licences, taxes, financing options, and more.

  • Dates: Wednesday, May 13
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library
  • Register by calling Access Halton at 905-825-6000
  • Cost: $25

Presented by Halton Region's Business Development Centre in partnership with Regional libraries.

Social Media for Business

Build-Your-Business Workshop

Come and learn some tips and tricks to market your business using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and more!

Newcomers

The Canadian Citizenship Workshop

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

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • May 26
  • 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.

  • 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
    • May 5, 12
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in

Beaty Branch Session

  • Days: Thursdays on
    • May 7, 14
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. - Noon
  • 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
    • April 29
    • May 13, 27
  • 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
    • April 28
    • May 12
  • 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

Scrabble

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.

Find Your Online Voice: Learn to Blog

Get your story told! Drop in and learn how to create a dynamic blog.

  • Date: Thursday, May 21
  • Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab
  • Drop-in

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
    • May 28
  • Time:: 3:30- 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab, 2nd floor
  • Drop-in

Technology

Computers for Beginners

Senior Tech Talks

Learn general computer knowledge and basic computer skills. This four-week beginner course focuses on a different computer topic each week: computer basics, Internet basics, email basics, and social media basics. Bring your own laptop, if possible.

  • Workshop Dates: Thursdays, April 16 to May 7
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab
  • Register: Call 905-875-2665 ext 3263 or email information@mpl.on.ca.

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 natalie.marlowe@mpl.on.ca.

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