January 2021

We're Celebrating Family Literacy Day - January 27th!

Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Milton Public Library is celebrating all day long.

Our line-up is posted below. We also encourage you to check out our Facebook and Instagram accounts for some special video messages from our Librarians throughout the day.

10:00 am - Arabic Circle time with Ms. Suzan - this video will be shared on MPL's Facebook page

10:30 am - Rise & Shine: a special storytime for children 6 months - 2 years. Register here

11:00 am  - Community Conversation: Choosing Childcare in Halton with The Halton Resource Connection - join the conversation with Bibi Mohammed. Register here

1:00 pm - Read and Draw Contest! Check out our Facebook page for details and you could win a $25 e-gift card to Indigo!

2:30 pm - Preschool Storytime: a special storytime for children ages 2-6. Register here

6:00 pm - "Share Your Love of Reading Contest!" Check out our Facebook page for details and you could win a special book bundle with accompanying plush characters.

7:00 pm - Pajama Jam for the Fam: a special pajama storytime for all members of your family. Check out our Facebook page for the video (no need to pre-register for this one). 


Family Literacy Day logo

February 2021

STEAM: Design & Build a Mandoharp

Looking for something fun to do over the long weekend? Why not try your hand at building and designing your very own Mandoharp? Basic supplies will be provided and available for pick up at the Main Library between February 11th and February 12th. Fun for all ages (with caregiver assistance). Click here to register

picture of a Mandoharp craft

Maple Syrup Time with Conservation Halton

Join the educators from Conservation Halton (virtually) as they head into the sugar bush to find Bushy the Squirrel who will help us learn all about how maple syrup is made! Participants will learn Mountsberg’s special maple syrup song and discover how people and animals rely on beautiful sugar maples for their delicious sap. For ages 4-8 (with curriculum connections for K, Gr. 1 & Gr. 3).

Sat Feb 20 at 2:00 pm   Click here to register

a pair of blue wool mittens with white snowflakes on them

March 2021

Sticky Science with Scientists in School

Get Sticky with it! Discover the science of sticky. Make your own glue from food products and test them to see how they hold. Create your own sticky art! And of course, there will be silly putty! For students in JK-Gr. 1. Please note that science kits are mandatory for class participation and must be picked up at the Main Library prior to March 11 to confirm your spot in the program. 

 Mon March 15 at 10:00 am

A child playing with sticky substance

Royal Botanical Gardens presents: Creatures with Wings & Crawly Things

It is an insect or not? How do they depend on plants? Learn about the characteristics and needs of insects, through interactive songs, poetry & specimens. This program will be presented (virtually) by the experts at Royal Botanical Gardens. For ages 4-8.

Mon March 15 at 2:00 pm

a young child using a magnifying class to identify bugs found on a flower

Owl Prowl with Conservation Halton

Get "screen to beak" with live owls native to Ontario, and the educators from Conservation Halton, from the comfort of your own home. Learn about their fascinating adaptations, their habitats and calls, and see their soft, silent feathers and sharp talons. Bushy the Squirrel will make a special guest appearance! Fun for the whole family!

Tues Mar 16 at 10:15 am

the Conservation Halton Logo

Hooo's in the Owl Pellet with Scientists in School

Experience being a real-life biologist! Use an integrated STEM approach to investigate the diet of an owl and estimate the prey number and type. Dissect an owl pellet, sort and identify bones. Opportunities pre- and post-workshop to enhance your student's literacy, numeracy and visual arts activities by integrating owl pellet dissection and analysis into the program. For students in Grades 4-6. Please note that science kits are mandatory for class participation and must be picked up at the Main Library prior to March 14th to confirm your spot in the program. 

Tues Mar 16 at 7:00pm

two children standing with a microscope

Take & Make: STEAM Boats

Want to try your hand at engineering your own boat? Pick up a kit from us to take home, and you can create and customize your very own sailboat! Once you’ve built the boat it will be ready to put into action. Test it to see how well it floats and how far it can sail when the wind blows.  Best suited for ages 8-12.

Pick up kit: March 17

a collection of craft pieces required to build sailboat

Take & Make: STEAM Cars

Want to try your hand at engineering your own car? Pick up a kit from us to take home, and you can create and customize your very own balloon-powered car! Once you’ve built the car it will be ready to put into action. Test it and see how far it goes. Best suited for ages 8-12.

Pick up kit: March 17

a collection of the craft pieces required to a build balloon-powered car

Electricity: Close the Circuit with Scientists in School

Explore the nature of electricity and its use. See how static electricity makes objects move. Design and build circuits to learn how a house is wired. Test conductors, insulators and switches. For students in Grades 5-7. Please note that science kits are mandatory for class participation and must be picked up at the Main Library prior to March 15th to confirm your spot in the program.

Wed Mar 17 at 7:00 pm

A young man wearing glasses with a lightbulb over his head