Programs & Events

General Interest | Business | Newcomers | Seniors | Technology

General Interest

Author Visit: Cathy Marie Buchanan | Adult Summer Reading Preview |
Employment Services | Family History Workshop | Frogs of Ontario
From Spark to Story | Lifescapes Book Launch | Laurier Lecture Series V |
Native Plants | Social Networking and the Job Search

 
Book Cover - The Painted Girls

Author Visit: Cathy Marie Buchanan

Join Canadian author, Cathy Marie Buchanan, as she talks about her latest hit novel, The Painted Girls. This book is a #1 National Bestseller in Canada, a New York Times bestseller, and has garnered rave reviews and everything from selection as a People Magazine pick to inclusion in Entertainment Weekly's Must List.


From Spark to Story

Writing

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. You will leave the workshop with at least three stories written and the sparks for many more.

  • Workshop Dates: Tuesdays, March 25 to April 29
  • 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
Family Tree workshop

Family History Workshop

Get tips on how to begin your genealogical research and get hands-on experience using the Ancestry® Library Edition database.

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • April 15, 22
    • May 6, 13
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library
  • Drop-in

Celebrate Earth Week

Frogs of Ontario

Learn about local frog species including identification, natural history and the conservation needs of the ten species that inhabit Halton Region. Presented by Don Scallen, Vice-President of Halton North Peel Naturalist Club.

Native Plants

Presented by Sean James, President of Fern Ridge Landscaping.

Further details about the program, please contact haltonenvironment.ca or call 905-815-6185.

Programs offered by Halton Environmental Network and MiltonGreen Environmental Association in partnership with Milton Public Library.

Adult Summer Reading Preview

Read from the list of 10 Canadian books nominated for the 2014 Evergreen Award.

2014 Evergreen Award Nominees:

Evergreen Award Nominees

Lifescapes Book Launch

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

  • Date: May 5
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library
  • Drop-in

Social Networking and Your Job Search

Learn the basics of Linkedin and Twitter and discover how to use social media to enhance your job search.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 6
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • 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.

Employment Services

Resume Review

Are you getting as many interviews as you would like? Meet with an employment advisor for free assistance with resumes, cover letters, job searching, interviews and more.

  • Days: Thursdays on
    • April 10
    • May 8
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon.
  • Location: Main Library
  • Register: Call 905-693-8458 ext 101 to book your appointment.

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

Related Resources in Your Online Library @ your library®

LearningExpress LibraryLearningExpress Library

The Job Search & Workplace Skills Learning Center offers opportunities to take an eCourse to Create a Great Resume and Cover Letters. Also available are downloadable eBooks such as Goof-Proof Resumes & Cover Letters and Resumes That Get You Hired. New users: Your username should be your Milton Public Library barcode so you can access your account anywhere.

Career CruisingCareer Cruising

Your one-stop shop for career planning! The Resume Builder guides you through the steps of building your resume. Select a format and let it do the work for you. Print or download a copy and fine tune it your preferences.

Laurier Milton Lecture Series V

Lectures

Wilfrid Laurier University, Town of Milton and Milton Public Library are pleased to introduce its fifth series of lectures.

Business

Business Consultant on Site

Meet with knowledgeable business consultants at Milton Public Library! Book a one hour consultation.

  • Days: Thursdays on
    • March 20
  • Time: Appointments must be booked in advance for times between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library
  • Register: Call Access Halton to make an appointment at 905-825-6000 ext 7900
  • FREE one-hour consultation

Program offered by Halton Region's Business Development Centre in partnership with Milton Public Library.

Coworking Mondays

Can't get any work done at your kitchen table? Drop in for Coworking Mondays! Whether you're looking for space to spread out, technology, or just a place to hear yourself think, we're here to support your small business needs.

  • Days: Mondays on
    • March 24
    • April 14
    • May 26
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Flint Computer Lab, Main Library
  • Register: Call 905-875-2665 ext 3263 or email information@mpl.on.ca.

Financial Basics: Understanding Financial Statements

Learn how to record and maintain financial records for your small business including balance sheets, cash flow and income statements.

  • Dates: Wednesday, April 23
  • Time: 6:30 - 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.

Better Business Branding

Small business, even smaller budget? Learn about free web-based tools to design your own business logo and cards, create your own websites, and more!

Newcomers

The Canadian Citizenship Workshop

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

  • Days: Tuesdays on
    • March 18
    • May 27
  • 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
    • March 18
    • April 15, 29
    • May 20, 27
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Drop-in

Beaty Branch Session

  • Days: Thursdays on
    • March 13, 27
    • April 10, 24
    • May 1, 22
  • Time: 10:30 - 12:00 p.m.
  • 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 16, 30
    • May 14, 28
  • 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 15, 29
    • May 13
  • 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.

April is Poetry Month

Celebrate Poetry Month with us! Enjoy a poetry reading by local poet and short story writer, Trevor C. Trower.

  • Date: April 17
  • Time: 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab
  • Drop-in

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!

Begins April 24th

  • Monthly: Last Thursday of the month
  • Time:: 3:30- 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Library, Flint Computer Lab, 2nd floor
  • Drop-in

Technology

Tablets for Beginners

Tablet

Bring your tablet and connect to the Wi-Fi, find and install apps, download eBooks and eAudiobooks, and more!

  • Dates & Locations: Thursdays
  • Time: CANCELLED

eReaders for Beginners

eReaders

Bring your eReader and learn how to find, download, and read or listen to eBooks and eAudiobooks from the Library.

One-on-One with an Information Specialist

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.