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Adult Summer Reading Program
Culture Days | Milton Cooks Summer Challenge |
One Book One Milton

 

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 information@mpl.on.ca

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!


2014 Culture Days

Every year, thousands of artists, individuals, organizations and communities offer free, hands-on interactive activities that invite the public to participate behind the scenes to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work.

Milton Public Library has a wide variety of activities planned for this special weekend. Unless otherwise noted, programming takes place at the Main Library.

Portrait of General Sir Arthur William Currie, Commander of Canadian Forces
Photo Memories from WWI
Friday, September 26
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
As part of our program for Seniors, patrons will be encouraged to bring along photos of their family members who fought during WWI to share their memories of them and their family histories.

Be a Puppeteer
Be a Puppeteer!
Saturday, September 27
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – Noon
Join us for an interactive storytime and craft session. Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a puppet show featuring your favourite puppets from Milton Public Library. Then make your own puppet and try it out in the puppet theatre. Members of our Teen Advisory Group will be on hand to help with tips on putting the best puppet show using your newly made puppets.

Attestation Paper
Discover Your Military Heritage
Saturday, September 27
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Come and find out about your family's military past using Ancestry Library Edition®. The session will help you to discover more about the places of importance to you and your family from the period and the part your family members played in WWI.

Green Screen
Discover our Green Screen
Saturday, September 27
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Green Screen technology allows you to travel to the moon, act in your favourite film, or visit your favourite foreign country all without leaving the comfort of the library, providing photographic evidence of your adventure. This discovery session will be interactive and you decide your venue of choice.

Rainbow Loom Bracelet
Rainbow Loom® Fun
Saturday, September 27
Beaty Branch
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
To commemorate the significant role women contributed to the war effort of WWI and the part this played in securing the right to vote for women, children can make their own Rainbow Loom® jewellery in the rumoured suffragette jewellery colours of Green, White & Violet.

Rainbow Loom Bracelet
Rainbow Loom® Fun
Sunday, September 28
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
To commemorate the significant role women contributed to the war effort of WWI and the part this played in securing the right to vote for women, children can make their own Rainbow Loom® jewellery in the rumoured suffragette jewellery colours of Green, White & Violet.

Nellie McClung
Suffragette Bracelet Making
Sunday, September 28
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
To commemorate the significant role women contributed to the war effort of WW1 and the part this played in securing the right to vote for women, adults and teens can make their own jewellery in the rumoured suffragette jewellery colours of Green, White & Violet.

One Book One Milton

Take part in an exciting new reading journey with us! All of Milton is reading the same book, Mount Pleasant by Don Gillmor.

Milton Public Library has a wide variety of activities planned leading up to the author visit in November. Upcoming and current events follow:

Mount Pleasant by Don Gillmor
Read the Book & Snap a Pic!
June 9th - November 10th
Borrow, download or purchase the selected book to read and enjoy. Snap a pic of you with the book and share it with us.

Kobo Aura HD e-Reader
Trivia Tuesday
July 15th - November 3rd
Tweet it, Post it or Submit it to win! You could win a Kobo Aura HD e-Reader to be awarded at the author visit in November.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade
Gail Vaz-Oxlade
Friday, September 19
Milton’s chosen book Mount Pleasant is about secrets, debt, inheritance and expectations. Gail will give tips on taking control of your money and your life. Get your ticket today! Cost $15.

Literary Pub Crawl down Main Street.
Literary Pub Crawl – One Book, Three Pubs
Thursday, September 25
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
We'll meet you at the Ivy Arms and we will discuss a reading from Mount Pleasant. We will then walk to Bryden’s and finish at EddieO’s. Preregister.

Don Gillmor
Come and Meet Mount Pleasant Author Don Gillmor
Monday, November 10
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a talk, reading, and book signing. Please bring along your questions for Don, or if you prefer, submit them in advance. Preregister.

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

Business

Branding Your Business

A strong brand allows you to instantly connect with your customers. Come in and learn how to build and strengthen your brand.

Newcomers

The Canadian Citizenship Workshop

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

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • September 30
    • November 25
  • 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
    • August 5, 19
    • September 16, 23
    • October 14, 28
    • November 11, 25
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in

Beaty Branch Session

  • Days: Thursdays on
    • August 7, 21
    • September 18, 25
    • October 9, 23
    • November 13, 27
  • 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
    • August 6, 20
    • September 3, 17
    • October 15, 29
    • November 12, 26
  • 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
    • August 5, 19
    • September 2, 16
    • October 14, 28
  • 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.

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
    • August 28
    • September 15
    • October 30
    • November 27
  • Time:: 3:30- 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab, 2nd floor
  • Drop-in

Technology

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 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.