The Hand-Me-Down Project: Passing Generational Knowledge

What is the Hand-Me-Down Project?

The Hand-Me-Down project is a new initiative led by Milton Public Library for the purpose of cataloguing and disseminating the knowledge of seniors in our community, with a focus on intergenerational relationships between seniors and youth.

Teens can register for all upcoming sessions by visiting our program calendar. High school students interested in attending can obtain community service hours towards their diplomas.

Upcoming Programs

101 Deweguns

101 Deweguns...A Living Hearts Legacy

Milton Public Library is honoured to work in relationship with Grandmother’s Voice to be a part of the 101 Deweguns...a Living Hearts Legacy. During this workshop, teens will have the opportunity to participate in assembling and designing Drums, strykers, and Drum bags that will travel all across Canada. Older teens will be able to create a wood burning design on the inside of the Drums, and the younger participants will be working on the Drum strykers. After the Drums are completed and wrapped with the hyde, they will be shipped to the 101 artists from across Canada, coast to coast to coast. The Artists will paint their positive reflection of intergenerational residential school impact on the face of the Drum. Please register to be a part of this project that will bring healing and truth and reconciliation through the arts. For more information on the project, click here

Saturday, March 11th at the Main Library

9:30am, 12:30pm, or 3:00pm. Registration opens March 1st.

Book Binding Workshop

The Japanese have many variations of bookbinding, some more popular like the Fukurotoji. Many of the other styles share common elements so when you learn one, the building steps of the others feel comfortable. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to build some of the alternative bindings. This is a great follow-up to the Fukurotoji workshop and you can also use the papers made in the Suminagashi workshop as part of your bindings.

Thursday, March 9th

6:00pm-9:00pm at the Beaty Branch

Our Goal

Share generational knowledge with the next generation, focusing on areas including tradeskills, crafting and culinary expertise, while supporting skills-building as well as intergenerational dialogue and cultural exchange.

Program Focus Areas and Objectives

  • Skills-building, repair and Sustainability
  • Re-engaging community members with practical, tactical experiences
  • Bringing generations of community members together, reducing social isolation
  • Promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations
  • Engage seniors in the community through mentoring others
  • Support the social participation and inclusion of seniors
  • Provide capital assistance for new and existing community projects and programs for seniors