Programs & Events

General Interest | Business | Newcomers | Seniors | Technology

General Interest

Accessing the Hidden Job Market | Adult Summer Reading Contest |
AfterHours @ the Library | Laurier Lecture Series VII |
One Book, One Milton |
Short Story Workshop | Spring Gardening |
Volunteering in Halton


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 2, 16
  • Location: Main Library
  • Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in

A joint initiative of Milton Public Library and Volunteer Halton.

Short Story Workshop


In this six-week short story workshop, author Larry Brown will help you develop your writing sparks - creating characters, settings and situations, and drawing on these details to write short stories.

  • Workshop Dates: Tuesdays, April 5 to May 10
  • Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Location: Main Library
  • Register: Register at the Ask Us desk
  • Cost: $30 to be paid at time of registration

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!

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 3
  • 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.

Spring Gardening

Flowering shrub

Experts from Milton and District Horticultural Society will have tips for planting the perfect spring garden.

  • Date: Wednesday, May 4
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 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.

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! Youíve 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.


Maximize Your Marketing

Build-Your-Business Workshop

Marketing is an important part of your business. Let marketing expert Fred Scheuer show you how developing a proper marketing strategy will save you time and money.


The Canadian Citizenship Workshop

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

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • May 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.

  • 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
    • April 12, 26
    • May 3, 24
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Register: Call the Centre, 905-693-8103 ext. 204

Beaty Branch Session

  • Days: Thursdays on
    • April 14, 28
    • May 5, 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
    • April 13, 27
    • May 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
    • April 12, 26
    • May 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: 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.

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


One-on-One with a Technology Coach

One on One Technology Help

Need help with your device or online resources? Book a 30-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.