Programs & Events

General Interest | Business | Newcomers | Seniors | Technology

General Interest

2014 Evergreen Vote | eBook Self-Publishing Workshop |
Interviews That Impress | Laurier Lecture Series VI |
Military Heritage with Ancestry® Library Edition | One Book One Milton |
Polish Film Showcase / Festiwal Polskich Filmów

 

Polish Film Showcase / Festiwal Polskich Filmów

A showcase of three Polish films. Please note the films are not rated.

Please register as space is limited. To register call 905-875-2665 ext 3293.

Film Date Time Location
The Mole / Kret (2011) Directed by Rafael Lewandowski
* Consul Grzegorz Jopkiewicz will help launch the showcase this evening.
Tue, October 21 7:00 p.m.
107 minutes
Beaty
Erratum (2010) Directed by Marek Lechki Tue, October 28 7:00 p.m.
95 minutes
Ida Tue, November 4 7:00 p.m.

Program offered by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto, in partnership with Milton Public Library.

Interviews that Impress

Resume Review

Do your find interviews challenging? Wonder how to answer questions and make a great impression? Attend this session to learn how to have an effective interview experience.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 28
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
  • Location: Main Library
  • Register: Call 905-693-8458 ext 101

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

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.

Attestation Paper

Military Heritage with Ancestry® Library Edition

Drop-in for tips on how to uncover your military heritage and get hands-on experience using this database.

  • Date: November 11
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab, 2nd floor
  • Drop-in

eBook Self-Publishing Workshop

eBook

Learn how to create and publish your book in electronic format.


2014 Evergreen Vote

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. Throughout October vote for your favourite Evergreen nominated title.

2014 Evergreen Award Nominees:

Evergreen Award Nominees

Business

Your Business Plan

Learn how to write a plan to guide your business and take away examples of templates that can be used.

  • Dates: Wednesday, November 5
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library
  • Register by calling Access Halton at 905-825-6000
  • Cost: $25

Presented by Halton Region's Business Development Centre in partnership with Regional libraries.

Starting a Small Business

Resources to help you succeed including registrations, regulations, licences, taxes, financing options, and more.

  • Dates: Wednesday, November 12
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library
  • Register by calling Access Halton at 905-825-6000
  • Cost: $25

Presented by Halton Region's Business Development Centre in partnership with Regional libraries.

Newcomers

The Canadian Citizenship Workshop

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

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • 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.

  • 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
    • October 14, 28
    • November 11, 25
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in

Beaty Branch Session

  • Days: Thursdays on
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

Birds at feeder

Feeding your Backyard Birds in Winter

Welcome local bird enthusiast Jennifer Brink!

  • Date: Thursday, November 13
  • Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab
  • Drop-in
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
    • October 30
    • November 27
  • Time:: 3:30- 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab, 2nd floor
  • Drop-in

Technology

iPads for Beginners

Tablet

Learn about iPad basics from buttons and ports to navigating your home screen, connecting to Wi-Fi networks, and downloading apps from the App store. Don't forget to bring your Apple ID, if you have one.

  • Date: Thursday, October 23
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab, 2nd floor
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Register: Call 905-875-2665 ext 3263 or email information@mpl.on.ca.

Android Tablets for Beginners

Tablet

Learn about Android tablet basics from buttons to navigating your home screen, connecting to Wi-Fi networks, exploring widgets, and downloading apps from the Play store. Don't forget to bring your Google Play ID, if you have one.

  • Date: Thursday, November 13
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab, 2nd floor
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Register: Call 905-875-2665 ext 3263 or email information@mpl.on.ca.

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.