Programs & Events

General Interest | Business | Newcomers | Seniors | Technology

General Interest

Culture Days |
Evergreen Award™ - Summer Reading Contest |
Lifescapes: Memoir Writing | MPL Maker Faire | One Book, One Milton Events |
Pan Am Games Summer Reading Challenge | Volunteering in Halton

 

Pan Am Games Summer Reading Challenge

Join in the the spirit of the Pan Am / Parapan Am Games. Choose your own avatar, log your reading and see your progress, gain badges for milestones achieved and completed challenges.

Program runs from June 20 to September 20, 2015.

 

Register

Set up your own private summer reading account to track your progress through the challenges!

Log Activity

Log on with the username and password you selected and log your activities.


Challenges

Complete the challenges. Log your books read and your achievements.

Pan Am Reading Challenge
Read 15 Books
Log the books you read! Can you reach the goal?
A bronze medal badge is awarded once you have reached 5 books. A silver medal badge is awarded once you have reached 10 books. And you have guessed it! A gold medal badge is awarded upon reaching the program goal of 15 books read.
Review a Book
A badge is awarded once a review has been submitted.
AfterHours at the Library
Did you attend the event on June 8th? Email joan.faehrmann@mpl.on.ca and get your special code! Claim your badge by logging your achievement code.
Garden Design
Did you attend the session on June 17th? Email joan.faehrmann@mpl.on.ca and get your special code! Claim your badge by logging your achievement code.
Pan Am / Parapan Quiz #1
Take Quiz #1 between June 20th and July 24th and log your achievement code.
Lifescapes Book Launch
Attend on July 6th and log your achievement code.
Explore the Night Sky
Attend on July 8th and log your achievement code.
Appy Hour
Attend on Appy Hour and log your achievement code.
Pan Am / Parapan Quiz #2
Take Quiz #2 between July 25th and August 21st and log your achievement code.
Prose on the Patio
Attend Prose on the Patio and log your achievement code.
Pan Am / Parapan Quiz #3
Take Quiz #3 between August 23rd and September 18th and log your achievement code.
One Book, One Pub
Attend on July 30th and log your achievement code.

2015 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.

Teddy Bear picnic
Teddy Bear Picnic
Friday, September 25
10:30 a.m. – Noon
Join Library friends along with your favourite stuffed friend for crafts, activities and refreshments. Please bring your own blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy afterwards. Preregister.

Percy Jackson Demigod Party
Percy Jackson Demigod Party
Saturday, September 26
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Celebrate Culture Days with this Greek mythology themed program. Test your knowledge and your inner God or Goddess with quests, trivia, crafts and activities based on everyone's favourity Greek hero. Ages 10-14. Preregister.

Fall crocus bulb
Bulbs in the Garden
Sunday, September 27
2:30 p.m.
Jennifer Mirosolin, Milton District Horticultural Society, will present a workshop on planting and maintaining bulbs.

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, September 23
  • End Date: November 25
  • 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).

MPL Maker Faire

Calling makers of all ages to be part of our first annual faire!

Maker Faire

Join us for a day of discovery, DIY, innovation and experimentation.

Who Can Participate?

Showcase your creations and share your skills! Are you a ...

  • Computer techie, science discoverer engineer or self-proclaimed tinkerer
  • Crafter (from cards to crochet), hobbyist, engineer or artist (from music to murals)
  • Educator, author, student or entrepreneur

How Do I Participate?

When is the MPL Maker Faire?

Learn new skills! Visit the Faire in October 2015 and support local makers. If you have questions, contact Natalie by email natalie.marlowe@mpl.on.ca or call 905-875-2665 x 3241.

Evergreen Award Nominees

The Evergreen Award™ - Summer Reading Contest

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.


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
    • August 31
    • September 21
    • October 5, 19
    • November 2, 16
  • Location: Main Library
  • Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in

A joint initiative of Milton Public Library and Volunteer Halton.

One Book One Milton

Take part in an exciting new reading journey with us! All of Milton is reading the same book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield.

Upcoming and current events follow:

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
Read the Book
February 12th and onwards
Borrow, download or purchase the selected book to read and enjoy.

Trivia
Trivia Tuesday
May 26th - October 6th
Challenge yourself to answer trivia questions based on An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth! A new question will be posted every Tuesday.

Camera
Amateur Photography Contest: “You Are Here: Around Milton in 92 Days”
July 1st to September 30th
We invite you to get creative with your camera and open our eyes to the beauty of Milton, Ontario.

Captain Wong
Meet Captain Terry Wong
Tuesday, November 3rd
Learn about the interesting and inspired life of Captain Wong of the RCAF.


Business

Branding Your Business

Build-Your-Business Workshop

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

Newcomers

Language Assessment Services

CLARS (Co-ordinated Language Assessment and Referral System)

Join the The Centre for Education and Training for a workshop about the language assessment process and about the federally- and provincially-funded language training options available to you in the community. The eligibility criteria include permanent residents, naturalized Canadian citizens, convention refugees and claimants, and other immigration categories that have applied for permanent residency in Canada.

  • Date: Thursday, September 15
  • Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Beaty Branch
  • Drop-in

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

Get Ready to Work

Sign-up for this program by The Centre for ESL & Immigrant Services and get ready to work! This program covers hands-on training over three sessions which includes learning to write a resume and cover letter, to developing and practicing interview skills.

  • Day: Thursday
  • Start Date: September 24
  • End Date: October 8
  • Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Location: Beaty Branch
  • Register: Contact Natasha Petit at 905-693-8103 x207 or petitn@thecentre.on.ca

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

The Canadian Citizenship Workshop

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

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • September 29
    • November 24
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Beaty Branch
  • Register: Call the Halton Multicultural Council, 905-842-2486 ext 223

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.

Sessions resume September 12th

No session October 12th

  • Weekly Meetings: Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
  • 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
    • September 15, 29
    • October 13, 27
    • November 17, 24
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Register: Call the Centre, 905-693-8103 ext. 204

Beaty Branch Session

  • Days: Thursdays on
    • September 17
    • October 15, 29
    • November 19, 26
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. - Noon
  • Register: Call the Centre, 905-693-8103 ext. 204

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
    • September 2, 16, 30
    • October 14, 28
    • November 11, 25
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Make an appointment by calling the Halton Multicultural Council, 905-842-2486 ext 223

Beaty Branch Session

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • September 1, 15
    • October 13, 27
    • November 10
  • Time: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Make an appointment by calling the Halton Multicultural Council, 905-842-2486 ext 223

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.

Royal Tea

Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II as she becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch.

  • Date: Thursday, September 10
  • Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: 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
    • August 27
    • September 24
    • October 29
    • November 26
  • 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! Plus, learn about new ones. Don't forget to bring you Apple or Google Play ID.

Get the complete app experience with tasty appetizers.

  • Days: Wednesdays on
    • August 19
  • Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab
  • 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.