Programs & Events

General Interest | Business | Newcomers | Seniors | Technology

General Interest

Aboriginal History Month | Accessing the Hidden Job Market |
AfterHours @ the Library | Celebrate Asian Heritage Month | Escape from the Library |
Evergreen Award™ - Adult Summer Reading Program | Garden Design | Golden Oak™ Award Reading Program |
Maker Faire | One Book, One Milton Events |
Short Story Workshop | Volunteering in Halton

 
Evergreen Award Nominees

The Evergreen Award™ - Adult Summer Reading Program

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.


Golden Oak™ Award Reading Program

Golden Oak Award Logo

The Golden Oak™ Award reading program is designed for new adult learners and adult ESL students. It is one of eight programs that form the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading®, Canada's largest recreational reading program.

Read from the list of Canadian fiction and non-fiction books nominated for the 2015 Golden Oak™ Award. Vote for your favourite nominated book in May!

Start reading the 2015 Golden Oak™ Nominees!

Accessing the Hidden Job Market

Experts say only 20% of job openings are advertised. How do you access the rest? Learn how to create job seeker summary and how to network effectively.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 12
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
  • Location: Main Library
  • Register by calling The Centre at 905-693-8458 ext. 101

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

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month

Award-winning author and storyteller, Rukhsana Khan, will present entertaining stories of South Asian culture and the experience of immigrating to Canada. Suitable for all ages.

  • Date: Saturday, May 23
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main
  • Drop-in

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 27
    • June 3, 10
    • 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.

Chris Hadfield
Chris Hadfield Visit
Monday, May 25th
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a book signing and a variety of space related activities. Books will be available for sale at a discounted rate of $20.

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.

AfterHours @ the Library

AfterHours Book event

Back by popular demand 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 8
  • 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.

Aboriginal History Month

Inukshuk

First Nations Educator Nick Bertrand will discuss the importance of learning about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives and the moral imperative.

Escape from the Library

Escape

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

  • Date: Friday, June 12
  • Time: 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library
  • Register: Call 905-875-2665 ext 3263 or email information@mpl.on.ca.
  • Ages: Teens 13+ and adults

Garden Design

Flowering shrub

As part of Ontario Garden Week, Jennifer Mirosolin from Milton District Horticultural Society will present a workshop on garden design for new and tired looking garden.s

  • Date: Wednesday, June 17
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main
  • Register: Call 905-875-2665 ext 3263 or email information@mpl.on.ca.

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.

How to Participate?

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

Showcase your creations and share your skills! Look for the Maker Exhibit Form online in June.

When is the 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!

Build a Business Website

Build-Your-Business Workshop

Is your business online yet? Why not? Join us as we explore online resources to build your own business website. Suitable for beginners.

Newcomers

The Canadian Citizenship Workshop

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

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • May 26
  • 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.


Job Search Workshop for Newcomer Youth

Workshop

Six hour workshop over 3 days. Includes 6 hours of hands-on training and one-on-one coaching to help you prepare for your future.

  • Duration: Three days
  • Days: Wednesdays on
    • May 27
    • June 3, 10
  • Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Beaty Branch
  • Register: Call 905-693-8103 ext 204.
  • Age: 15 - 19

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

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
    • May 5, 12
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in

Beaty Branch Session

  • Days: Thursdays on
    • May 7, 14
  • 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
    • April 29
    • May 13, 27
  • 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
    • April 28
    • May 12
  • 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.

Find Your Online Voice: Learn to Blog

Get your story told! Drop in and learn how to create a dynamic blog.

  • Date: Thursday, May 21
  • Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab
  • Drop-in
Refreshments

Seniors' Tea

Join staff at Main Library as we celebrate Seniors' Month.

  • Date: Thursday, June 11
  • Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Bandura Fireside Lounge
  • Drop-in

Enjoy cold drinks and treats. Enter for draws and prizes.

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
    • May 28
  • 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 25
    • July 30
    • August 27
  • 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.