Programs & Events

General Interest | Newcomers | Seniors | Technology

General Interest

5 Year Anniversary Celebration | Adult Summer Reading Contest |
AfterHours @ the Library | ComicCon | Escape the Library |
Life in the Garden | Make Your Own Dreamcatcher | One Book, One Milton |
Stop and Smell the Roses | Volunteering in Halton


Adult Summer Reading Contest

Evergreen Award logo

From May to September, read from the list of 10 Canadian books nominated for the 2016 Evergreen Award™. For each book you read, fill out a ballot for a chance to win monthly prizes.

In October, you vote for the winner!



ComicCon Art Contest - Deadline May 27th

Milton Public Library invites Milton artists of all ages to participate in our first ever ComicCon Art Contest! Whether you draw, paint, sculpt, build or design, show off your fan art in the library and be entered to win a $50 gift card to Michaels.

Art will be displayed at the Main Library during ComicCon and public voting will take place from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4th. Winners in each age category will be announced at 4:00 p.m.. First place winners in each category will receive a small prize.

To enter submit a completed application form with your artwork no later than Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.. Artwork may be submitted to either Main Library or Beaty Branch on, or before, the deadline.

ComicCon - Saturday, June 4th

Join us for MPL's second annual ComicCon! Drop-in for an afternoon of cosplay, author / illustrator / collector talks, crafts, games, vendors and more.

Visit Artist's Alley which will display submissions from the Art Contest. Public voting takes place between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m..

All ages welcome. Come in costume and you may win a prize!

  • Date: Saturday, June 4
  • Time: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main
  • Drop-in

ComicCon Speakers

Liam O'Donnell
Panel Power: Making Comics and More

Dive into the world of comics and see how writers and illustrators team up to turn ideas into full colour graphic novels. Drawing on his newest mystery series, Tank & Fizz, Liam shares a hands-on look at the scripts and sketches writers and illustrators create before moving on to the final draft. Liam also talks about where he gets his ideas, including how his love of video games inspired him to create Battle of the Blocks, a middle grade adventure series set in the world of Minecraft.

Ages 8 to 14
Watson & Associate's Children's Program Room
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Angela Keeley
Beyond the Slush Pile: How to Catch the Publisher's Eye

Learn the Do's and Don'ts of what publishers are looking for and how to make your work stand out.

Bandura Fireside Lounge
2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Costuming Q & A

Ask any of your cosplay questions from “What is Cosplay!?” to "How competitions are Judged?" and everything in between!

Bandura Fireside Lounge
3:15 to 4:00 p.m.

Stop & Smell the Roses


Master gardener, Lianne Krane, discusses the history of roses and rose care.

  • Date: Tuesday, June 7
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Main
  • Drop-in

5 Year Anniversary Celebration

Join us to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the Main Library. Enjoy cake, memories and prize draws.

  • Date: Tuesday, June 7
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Main
  • Drop-in

Make Your Own Dreamcatcher

Aboriginal History Month

Make your own “dream catcher”. A member of the Métis Nation of Ontario Credit River Métis Council will lead this workshop.

  • Date: Wednesday, June 8
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main
  • Register: Call 905-875-2665 ext 3263 or email
  • Ages: Adult and Teens ages 13+

Life in the Garden


During Ontario Garden Week, representatives from Milton and District Horticultural Society will present a workshop on birds, butterflies and beasts that will find a haven in your garden (tips on dealing with common pests as well).

  • Date: Wednesday, June 15
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Main
  • Register: Call 905-875-2665 ext 3263 or email

AfterHours @ the Library

AfterHours Book event

Featuring The Dewey Divas!

Get an insider's view of upcoming bestsellers, hidden gems and other great reads.

Enjoy a dessert reception, mocktails and fantastic door prizes. Meet and mingle with other book lovers!

  • Date: Monday, June 13
  • Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Location: Milton Centre for the Arts, MinMaxx Hall
  • Register: Tickets now available at both Main & Beaty
  • Cost: $8 in advance. $10 at the door.

Cash wine bar.

Escape from the Library


Do you think you can escape the library? Get locked into Main Library after hours and solve a series of riddles and skill testing questions to logic your way out in 45 minutes! Register with friends or family or join a team and meet new people. Maximum 6 people per team.

  • Date: Friday, June 24
  • Times:
    • 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
    • 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.
    • 8:30 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library
  • Register: Call 905-875-2665 ext 3263 or email
  • Ages: Adults and Teens ages 13+

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 16
    • June 6, 20
    • August 22, 29
  • 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, The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood.

Upcoming and current events follow:

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
Read the Book
Beginning April 21st
Borrow, download or purchase a copy of The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood to read and enjoy.

Maplehurst Correctional Complex
Life Inside a Prison
Thursday, May 12th
Hear first-hand about life inside Maplehurst Correctional Complex and hear first-hand accounts from two correctional officers who work at the prison.

Trivia Tuesdays
June 7th - November 8th
Challenge yourself to answer trivia questions based on The Heart Goes Last! A new question will be posted every Tuesday.

Amateur Photography Contest: "The View From My Car"
July 1st to September 30th
We invite you to get creative with your camera and capture what life would look like if you lived in your car.

Hypnotist, Richard Cole
Comedy Hypnotist
Thursday, July 14th
Your new cell phone is really your shoe! You’ve fallen in love with a 3 foot banana! Join in the laugh out loud event of the summer featuring hypnotist, Richard Cole!
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Ned Devin's map
One Book, One Pub
Thursday, August 18th
6:30 p.m.
Join us first at Ned Devine's Irish Pub for a lively discussion featuring The Heart Goes On.

Robotics Demo
Robotics Demo & Discussion
Coming in September
6:30 p.m.
Come learn about the impressive world of robotics today and the future possibilities that lie ahead from members of the F.I.R.S.T Teams.

Green Screen
Hollywood Glam: Green Screen Photos
Saturday, October 29
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Inspired by the glamour of Hollywood and just in time for Halloween! Come dressed in costume or borrow a prop from us and have your photo taken with our special effects green screen.

Margaret Atwood
An Evening with Margaret Atwood
Monday, November 30th
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Milton Public Library presents internationally acclaimed, award-winning author Margaret Atwood for a discussion of the 2016 One Book, One Milton community read, The Heart Goes Last.


The Canadian Citizenship Workshop

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

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • May 24
    • July 19
  • 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.

Runs through May. Resumes in September.

  • Weekly Meetings: Thursdays 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 24
    • June 7, 21
    • July 12, 26
    • August 9, 23
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Register: Call the Centre, 905-693-8103 ext. 204

Beaty Branch Session

  • Days: Thursdays on
    • May 26 - rescheduled to June 2
    • June 2, 9, 23
    • July 14, 28
    • August 11, 25
  • 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
    • May 25
    • June 8, 22
    • July 6, 20
    • August 3, 17, 31
  • 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
    • June 7, 21
    • July 5
    • August 2, 16, 30
  • 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: 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' Tea

Join staff as we celebrate Seniors' Month!

  • Date: Thursday, June 16
  • Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Bandura Fireside Lounge
  • Drop-in

Enjoy cold drinks and treats.

Memories of Milton

Do you have memories of Milton that you would like to share? Join in our Memories of Milton project by sending us a written story, an oral story, or any photographs or other ephemera that they would like to share. If anyone requires assistance the library has all the equipment necessary to help preserve your stories online.

For more information or to book a recording session please call (905) 875-2665 ext. 3263 or email

Let's Talk Vacations

Join the seniors and talk about your past and future vacations. Share your photos and souvenirs.

  • Date: Thursday, May 12
  • Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab
  • Drop-in


Tech Clinic

Bring in your devices for this hands-on help session. Learn how to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, and magazines on your phone, tablet, or eReader!

  • Dates: Tuesdays
    • June 28
    • July 26
    • August 23
  • Time: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library
  • Drop-in

One-on-One with a Technology Coach

One on One Technology Help

Need help with your device or online resources? Book a 30 or 60 minute session with an Information Specialist to help you get started!

  • 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 Anah Mustapha at 905-875-2665 ext 3241 or email

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