Adult Programs and Events

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

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Adult Programs - Fall 2019


Writers' Circle

The Writers' Circle

Tuesdays  1:30 - 3:30 PM

Sept 3, 17
Oct 1, 15, 29
Nov 12, 26

Main Library

Have others often said, “You should write that story down before it gets lost?” Do you like exploring thoughts and observations through poetry? Enjoy creating fiction? Or have you always wanted to write but been too timid to try it?

Then this creative writing group is for you. We’ll get together to share what we’ve written, and be supported in whatever genre we choose. We’ll self-direct our group, welcome occasional speakers, and write, write, write.


Volunteer Halton

Mondays  2:30 - 5:00 PM

Sept 9, 23
Oct 21
Nov 4, 18

Main Library

Volunteer Halton is at Main Library every other Monday afternoon starting on September 9 to connect you with volunteer opportunities across Halton. Are you a teen looking to get your volunteer hours? A senior looking to make new friends and give back to the community? An adult looking for new experiences or to change careers? Volunteer Halton's database of volunteer opportunities is a wealth of information.

Archives

The Role of Archives in Sixties Scoop Research

Tues Sept 17  7:00 - 8:00 PM

Main Library

In the digital age, many students prefer to do research based on sources they find online. However, the best sources are not always digitized. C. Elizabeth Best, PhD student at York University, will discuss the challenges and rewards of her work on the Sixties Scoop and share her most recent archive finds. The archives hold a lot of information relevant to Indigenous and non Indigenous people as we collectively come to understand our past.

Podcast & Pints

Podcasts & Pints Club

Wednesdays  7:00 - 8:00 PM

Sept 25
Oct 30
Nov 27

Main Library

Like a book club, but for podcasts! This club meets the last Wednesday of every month at the Orange Snail Brewers from 7-8pm. We’ll be serving up great discussions for podcasts lovers and new podcast listeners. Come and discuss podcasts with people in your community.


Orange Snail Brewers is located at 32 Steeles Ave. East, Unit #1, Milton, ON


Community Conversation

Wed Oct 23 2:00 - 4:00 PM (Beaty Branch)                                         
Sat Nov 30
1:00 - 3:00 PM (Sherwood Branch) 

What are your aspirations for Milton? What would help strengthen our community? Please join our Community-Led Librarian for a "kitchen table" conversation about your goals and dreams for your library and your community. Come join us, have your say, and engage with community members from across Milton. Space is limited so please register.

Family Law Information Session

Family Law Information Session

Mon Sept 30  6:30 - 8:00 PM

Main Library

If you are working through a separation or divorce, you're not alone. Come learn more about the legal process, and get help and resources at this free information session. The session will be conducted by a family lawyer and provide a general overview of the relevant areas of law including spousal support, child support, and support enforcement. Presented by the Family Mediation Resource Centre. Please register online or RSVP directly to fmrcentre@gmail.com.

Food for Fines

Food for Fines

Oct 1-31

All branches

Food for Fines

October 20-26 is Ontario Public Library Week, which recognizes the important contribution public libraries make to education, literacy, and life-long learning. To celebrate Ontario Public Library Week, we look forward to giving back, celebrating, and supporting our community. Throughout the month of October, we are running our second annual Food for Fines campaign. Donations to support the Milton Community Resource Centre's Infant Food Bank will be accepted as payment of fines for overdue materials. Fines for lost and damaged items are not eligible for the Food for Fines program. Please see your local branch for further details.

How-to Prepare Quick Meals for People with Diabetes

How-to Prepare Quick Meals for People with Diabetes

Wed Oct 2  10:00 - 12:00 PM

Sherwood Branch

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult. Take the guess work out of what to eat, as we share great meal tips and enjoy some sampling along the way. 

Pre-Registration is required and is available at any Town of Milton Recreation Centre. Fall registration starts Tuesday, August 27 for residents and Thursday, Adults 29 for non-residents. 

Cost: $7.74

How-to Make the Perfect Pie Crust

How-to Make the Perfect Pie Crust

Wed Oct 9  10:00 - 12:00 PM

Sherwood Branch

Enjoy our version of a cooking show. Learn how to make the perfect pie crust, with plenty of tasting along the way. 


Pre-Registration is required and is available at any Town of Milton Recreation Centre. Fall registration starts Tuesday, August 27 for residents and Thursday, Adults 29 for non-residents. 

Cost: $7.74

Canadian flags raised at sunset

Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremony

Wed Oct 9  2:30 - 3:30 PM

Beaty Branch

What does being Canadian mean to you? We are celebrating citizenship with a formal event to reaffirm your Canadian citizenship. Whether you're a brand new citizen or a longstanding Canadian, please come celebrate with us! Please register.

How-to Protect Your Privacy on the Web

How-to Protect Your Privacy on the Web

Wed Oct 16  10:00 - 11:00 AM

Main Library

Learn about internet safety and protecting your privacy from Police Constable Dennis Dimitroff. PC Dimitroff is a veteran officer with 28 years of service.

How-to Explore the World Using Virtual Reality (VR)

How-to Explore the World Using Virtual Reality (VR)

Wed Oct 23  2:00 - 3:00 PM

Main Library

Use VR headsets to explore destinations around the world. We'll be visiting historic landmarks, famous museums, and even trying our some daredevil stunts!

Side Hustles and Career Pivots

Side Hustles and Career Pivots

Thurs Oct 24  7:00 - 8:30 PM

Main Library

Join us for an engaging panel featuring Miltonians who have perused their passions in various industries. They will share advice and anecdotes based on their own experiences that may help you with your own career decisions. We will explore the benefits, challenges and lessons of launching your own ideas and creating your own career opportunities. Our panelists include: Damion Orsi, Co-Founder, Orange Snail Brewers, Jeni Marinucci, Creative Director at Ehm & Co, Editor-in-Chief at YMC.ca, and a freelance writer, Kevin Samra, Manager, MEV Innovation Centre, Maria Locker, Founder and CEO, Mompreneur® Showcase Group Inc.

Space is limited. Please register to secure your spot. 

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Halton Housing Help

Thurs Oct 24  2:00 - 4:00 PM

Main Library

Safe and affordable housing is an urgent concern in Halton Region. Join Halton Housing Help for a free workshop on finding housing support. Drop in or register by calling 877-813-3363 or emailing halton@housinghelpcentre.ca. If you need help but can't attend the workshop, please call 311 and speak to Halton Housing Help directly.

Wellness spelled out in blocks

Snake Oil and Pseudoscience: Healthy Choices in a Time of Disinformation

Wed Oct 30  2:30 - 3:30 PM
Wed Nov 20 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Main Library

In a time of complex health information, it's hard to know whether the latest health fad is the real deal or pure quackery. Come chat with the medical librarian from Halton Healthcare and she'll walk you through the good, the bad, and the just plain wrong when it comes to healthy choices.

How-to Get Better Sleep

How-to Get Better Sleep

Tues Oct 29  7:00 - 8:00 PM

Main Library

Sleep is an essential part of your health and well-being. It is time your body needs to rest and recover. However, many of us complain about not getting enough sleep or not feeling rested after sleep.

Join Dr. Melissa Bucking ND for a workshop on how to get a better sleep. Learn about why sleep is so important, what processes control our sleep, and easy ways you can improve your sleep for better health.

NaNoWriMo (13+)

NaNoWriMo (13+)

Nov 1-30  5:30 - 8:30 PM

Main Library

No plot? No problem! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. For the month of November, every Wednesday from 5:00 – 8:30pm the Flint Computer Lab is a “Come Write In” space. Please come in and start writing. It’s much more fun when you have a community of writers beside you!

Repair Café Milton

Repair Café

Sat Nov 2  1:00 - 3:00 PM

Main Library 

Repair Café Milton is a neighbourhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out. Members of our community can bring their broken items to fix them on the spot with the help of voluntary repairers. Repair Café Milton could use more handy volunteers in the area. Join us!

Repair Café Milton is looking for local residents with different skills who can be present as repair experts during the Repair Café meetings. We are especially looking for people who are handy with clothing/textile, bicycles, electrical appliances and furniture/wooden objects. Contact mary.oconnor@mpl.on.ca if you are interested in being a volunteer!

How-to Keep a Healthy Brain

How-to Keep a Healthy Brain

Tues Nov 5  7:00 - 8:30 PM

Main Library 

Learn about dementia, what it is, what causes it, and the top five things you can do right now to reduce your chances of a diagnosis. Presented by the Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton.

Halton Community Legal Services

Legal Drop-In

Fri Nov 8    2:30 - 4:00 PM

Main Library

Do you have a question about Ontario Works, human rights, tenants' rights, disability benefits, government pensions, employment insurance or employment standards? Come meet with Max from Halton Community Legal Services during this free drop-in. If you can't attend but need help, please call 905-875-2069.

Retirement Has Changed: What's Your Next Move?

Retirement Has Changed: What's Your Next Move?

Tues Nov 19  7:00 - 8:30 PM

Main Library

This seminar discusses how to take inventory of current assets and determine how much money investors may need during retirement (ideal for pre-retirees, 5-15 years from retirement).