Programs & Events

General Interest | Business | Newcomers | Seniors | Technology

General Interest

Pan Am Games Summer Reading Challenge |
Evergreen Award™ - Summer Reading Contest | Lifescapes Book Launch |
MPL Maker Faire | One Book, One Milton Events |
Volunteering in Halton | Yarn Bomb Bikes

 

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.

Yarn Bomb Bikes

Knit or crochet covered bikes

Join in the fun and yarn bomb a bicycle to show spirit and enthusiasm for the cycling events happening in Milton. Join crafters at the library to work on these colourful knit or crochet covered bikes. The bikes will be on display throughout Milton before, during, and following the Games for all to enjoy.

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • June 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Location: Main Library, Bandura Fireside Lounge
  • Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Drop-in

Lifescapes Book Launch

Memoir cover

Join us for the launch of Meaningful Memories, an anthology of memoirs written by participants in Milton Public Library's Lifescapes memoir writing program.

Family, friends and members of the community are invited to this special celebration.

  • Date: Monday, July 6
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library
  • Drop-in

Copies will be available for purchase.


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
    • June 22
    • August 17, 31
  • 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.

Night Sky
Explore the Night Sky
Wednesday, July 8th
Share Chris Hadfield’s love of adventure and discover new frontiers in space exploration. Make your own planisphere and learn to explore space from your backyard.

Bryden's map
One Book, One Pub
Thursday, July 30th
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Join us at Bryden's for a lively discussion of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. Appetizers provided.

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.

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.

Business

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!

Facebook and Twitter for Business

Build-Your-Business Workshop

A step-by-step exploration of two fo the hottest social media platforms around. Post and Tweet your way to business success!

Newcomers

The Canadian Citizenship Workshop

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

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • July 21
  • 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.

Until June 24th. Sessions resume September 9th

  • 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 16, 30
    • July 7, 21
    • August 4, 18
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in

Beaty Branch Session

  • Days: Thursdays on
    • June 18, 25
    • July 9, 23
    • August 6, 20
  • 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
    • June 24
    • July 8, 22
    • August 5, 19
  • 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 23
    • July 7
    • August 4, 18
  • 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
    • June 25
    • July 30
    • August 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! Plus, learn about new ones. Don't forget to bring you Apple or Google Play ID.

Get the complete app experience with tasty appetizers courtesy.

  • Days: Thursdays on
    • June 17
    • July 15
    • 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.