Adult Programs and Events

From book clubs and contests to workshops and programs, there's always something happening for adults here at your library. We plan new and unique events throughout the year.

We also have some great programs that we run every year, such as One Book, One Milton, the Laurier Milton Lecture Seriesand the DIY Maker Fest.

View Program Calendar for Adults.

View Seniors' Resources

Adult Programs - Winter 2018

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What is Dementia?

Wed Jan 24  7:00 - 8:00 PM

Main Library

Understand the difference between normal forgetfulness and memory loss. Learn to recognize the warning signs and behaviour changes caused by Alzheimer's disease. Presented by Vinitha Nair, Caregiver Education Coordinator, Acclaim Health Alzheimer Services. Please register.


eBooks for Beginners

Wed Jan 31  2:00 - 3:00 PM

Main Library

Come in to learn how you can use apps to access eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library on your smartphone or tablet. Please register.


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Changing the Narrative of "Not Good Enough"

Wed Jan 31  7:00 - 8:00 PM

Main Library

Do you feel like deep down you’re meant for something more? In this interactive presentation, Life & Relationship Coach Mandy Wong will go through the four common narratives that often make us feel “not good enough”. Learn how these barriers limit us from achieving more, and gain the tools that will help you break free from these stories, so that you can begin to create more confidence and personal freedom in your life and relationships. Please register.


Wills and Estate Law

Tue Feb 6  7:00 - 8:00 PM

Main Library

Learn the importance of having a will and powers of attorney. Get practical guidance on the key points to consider whether using a lawyer or doing it yourself. Presented by Fay Hassaan, Barrister and Solicitor at Law. Please register.


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eBooks for Beginners

Wed Feb 6  6:00 - 7:30 PM

Main Library

Come in to learn how you can use apps to access eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library on your smartphone or tablet. Please register.


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Milton Literati Mixer

Wed Feb 7  7:00 - 9:00 pm

Main Library

Please join us for a literary mixer in the Bandura Fireside Lounge. All local writers are welcome: published authors, hobbyists, first-time or experienced writers. Enjoy a pleasant evening getting to know other community members with a passion for writing. Refreshments will be served. Please register.


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Milton Philharmonic Orchestra: Valentine's Day

Sat Feb 10  2:00 - 3:00 PM

Main Library

From September 2017 through May 2018, musicians from the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at the Main Library. This program is made possible through funding from the Ontario Arts Council. The concerts will be held in the Bandura Fireside Lounge. Space is limited so please register to reserve your spot.

Get ready for romance with a selection of love songs performed by members of the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra.


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Black History Month Celebration

Sat Feb 17  3:00 - 4:00 PM

Main Library

Enjoy African music and history through a participative drumming experience with Toronto musician, Amara Kanté. Mr. Kanté is a world renowned Master percussionist, Composer and Artistic Director. His repertoire of instruments includes: Djembe drum, Dunun drums, Talking-drum, Bolon, Krin, Bara and Congas.

Suitable for all ages. Please register.


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Top 10 RRSP Tips

Wed Feb 21  7:00 - 8:00 PM

Main Library

Take full advantage of RRSPs. Learn the importance of early contributions, spousal RRSPs, making tax-efficient deduction decisions, resisting the "dip," designating a beneficiary through your will, and more. Presented by consultants from Investors Group Financial Services. Please register.


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Storm Chasing in Ontario

Wed Feb 28  7:00 - 8:00 PM

Main Library

Experience the life cycle of thunderstorms with this exciting and educational presentation. Professional photographer and storm chaser, David T. Chapman, will show how thunderstorms form and develop into powerful lightning and wind storms. Watch an Ontario super-cell tornado from start to finish as it cuts a path through the countryside near Arthur, Ontario. Please register.


Adult Programs - Spring 2018

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Milton Philharmonic Orchestra: La Traviata Preview

Thu Mar 8 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Main Library

From September 2017 through May 2018, musicians from the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at the Main Library. This program is made possible through funding from the Ontario Arts Council. The concerts will be held in the Bandura Fireside Lounge. Space is limited so please register to reserve your spot.

Be the first to experience the Milton Philharmonic's production of La Traviata in this exclusive intimate performance.


Milton Public Library Idea Lab: Sparking ideas; Starting conversations

Everyday Life in Medieval England

Wed Mar 21 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Main Library

This is the first in a new series of talks entitled, "Idea Lab: Sparking ideas; Starting conversations." Explore life as it was in fourteenth-century England. Satisfy your curiosity about what people really ate, wore, invented, and believed in the time of knights and ladies. Perfect for history buffs, and fans of historical fiction and fantasy, this talk is presented by Danièle Cybulskie, TEDx speaker and author of The Five Minute Medievalist. Please register.


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The Power of the Table

Wed Mar 28  7:00 - 8:30 PM

Main Library

The first program in our "Wellness Within" series will be a talk by local author, Roslyn Fisher, on the concepts presented in her book, The Power of the Table. Break the emotional eating cycle and bring back family connections, confidence and positive self image. Learn super-easy, practical ways to confidently eat better while nourishing your relationships with those you love most. Please register.


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Women and Money

Wed Apr 8  7:00 - 8:00 PM

Main Library

Women have unique financial concerns as they tend to live longer on less money than men. This course will focus on what women need to know to build wealth, protect themselves, and protect the people they care about. Presented by Liane LaBarbera, Investors Group Financial Services Inc., Milton. Please register.


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Mindfulness Meditation

Wed Apr 11  7:00 - 8:30 PM

Main Library

In the second program in our "Wellness Within" series, become inspired to incorporate practical mindfulness strategies in your everyday life to give your body the support it needs to heal and your mind the calmness required to live in presence and joy. Presented by Angie Kingma, OT Reg. (Ont.), RP. Please register.


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Climate Reality: An Engineering Perspective on Climate Change

Wed Apr 18  7:00 - 8:00 PM

Main Library

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This is the second talk in a new series entitled, "Idea Lab: Sparking ideas; Starting conversations." In recognition of "Earth Day" this week, come out and learn how bad climate disruptions may get and what we can do about it. Hear about the scientific predictions and solutions from Yannick Trottier, a professional engineer specializing in climate change. Please register.


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Mindful Eating

Wed Apr 25  7:00 - 8:30 PM

Main Library

In the third program in our "Wellness Within" series, find out how to reconnect your body and mind. Learn to identify hunger cues and change your relationship with food. Presented by Karolina Otto, Registered Dietician. Please register.


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From September 2017 through May 2018, musicians from the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at the Main Library. This program is made possible through funding from the Ontario Arts Council. The concerts will be held in the Bandura Fireside Lounge. Space is limited so please register to reserve your spot.

Experience the energy and optimism of the 1960s through a retrospective of the hits of The Beatles.


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Exploring All Forms of Weather

Wed May 2  7:00 - 8:00 PM

Main Library

This is the third and final talk in a new series entitled, "Idea Lab: Sparking ideas; Starting conversations." Ontario has some of the most interesting weather in the world. Learn about fallstreak holes, superior mirages and more This thought-provoking presentation combines Ontario's weather uniqueness, power and beauty. Presented by David T. Chapman, Professional Photographer and Storm Chaser. Please register.


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Milton Philharmonic Orchestra: Season Finale

Sun May 6  2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Library

From September 2017 through May 2018, musicians from the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at the Main Library. This program is made possible through funding from the Ontario Arts Council. The concerts will be held in the Bandura Fireside Lounge. Space is limited so please register to reserve your spot.

Bring the whole family to enjoy a performance and meet local musicians from the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra.


Creating a Pollination Garden

Wed May 9  7:00 - 8:30 PM

Main Library

Learn which plant species native bees and butterflies favour and create a space where these pollinators can thrive. Presented by Milton and District Horticultural Society. Please register.


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Label Reading Made Easy

Wed May 16 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Main Library

The fourth and final talk in our "Wellness Within" series. Take the mystery out of food labels. Sobey's Registered Dietitian, Brittany Raftis, will show key elements of label reading and how to use nutrition labels to compare products and make healthier choices. Please register.


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Strategically Marketing Your Home

Wed May 23  7:00 - 8:00 PM

Main Library

Join Andrew Cosgrove from Sotheby's International Realty Canada, as he provides a take-home, easy-to-understand approach to successfully marketing your home. You'll leave with tips and tools that could make the difference when you do choose to sell you home. Please register.


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Japanese Book Binding

Wed May 30  6:00 - 9:00 PM

Main Library

In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, learn about wonderful washi (paper) and build a book structure using traditional tools and materials (1 project per person). Suitable for ages 12 and older. Please register.