Programs & Events

General Interest | Business | Newcomers | Seniors | Technology

General Interest

Conquer the Blank Page | Family History with Ancestry® Library Edition
Laurier Lecture Series VI | Lifescapes: Memoir Writing | Nutrition and Active Living |
Volunteering in Halton

 

Lifescapes: Memoir Writing

Writing

Everyone has a story to tell. Let us help you write your memoirs. Lifescapes is a 10 week, progressive, guided writing program. All of the Lifescapes stories will be published in an anthology.

Be inspired! Read other memoirs - writen by past participants.

  • Start Date: Wednesday, January 7
  • End Date: March 11
  • Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Location: Main Library
  • Register: Call 905-875-2665 ext 3263 or email information@mpl.on.ca.
  • Cost: $50 (includes workbook and one copy of the anthology).
Family Tree workshop

Family History with Ancestry ® Library Edition

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

  • Date: Wednesday, January 14
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library
  • 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
    • January 5, 19
    • February 2
  • Location: Main Library
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in

A joint initiative of Milton Public Library and Volunteer Halton.

Nutrition and Active Living

MPL nutrition and active living resources will be highlighte. Presented by dietician Karolina Otto.

Conquer the Blank Page

Writing

This workshop will help you create characters, experiment with dialogue, story openings and scenes. Some of your work will be shared with the class but most of the time will be spent writing and stockpiling material. Led by local author, Larry Brown.

  • Date: Saturday, January 31st
  • Time: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library
  • Register: Register at the Ask Us desk
  • Cost: $10 to be paid at time of registration

Business

GST/HST Information for Small Business

Provides a general overview of how the GST/HST impacts your business. Topics covered will include collecting GST/HST, filing and reporting, e-services for business, and much more!

Presented by GST/HST Rulings - Ontario Region, Canada Revenue Agency, in partnership with public libraries.

Newcomers

The Canadian Citizenship Workshop

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

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • January 20
  • 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
    • December 9, 23
    • January 8, 22
    • February 12, 26
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in

Beaty Branch Session

  • Days: Thursdays on
    • December 11, 18
    • January 13, 27
    • February 10, 24
  • 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
    • December 10
    • January 7, 21
    • February 4, 18
  • 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
    • December 9, 23
    • January 6
    • February 3, 17
  • 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.

Christmas Tea

Christmas Tea

Join the festivities at the Main Library with new and old friends. Enjoy refreshments and good cheer at the Christmas Tea.

  • Date: Thursday, December 11
  • Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Watson & Associates Children's Room, Main Library
  • 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
    • January 29
    • February 26
  • Time:: 3:30- 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab, 2nd floor
  • Drop-in

Technology

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.