Events and Activities

Upcoming Events & Current Activities

Beginning May 2017

Read the Book

Borrow, download or purchase a copy of the selected book to read and enjoy. If you need help downloading the book, just let us know - we are happy to help. Please call us at 905-875-2665 or email and we will get in touch with you.

Past Activities

Thursday, September 14, 2017

An Evening with Yann Martel
Yann Martel - purchase tickets

Share an evening with one of Canada’s bestselling authors, recognized for his award-winning novels, including Life of Pi. Yann Martel will share excerpts from his novel, The High Mountains of Portugal, and answer audience questions about the book. The Host for the evening is Michael Serapio, CBC News Network.

Discounted copies of The High Mountains of Portugal ($20) and Life of Pi ($20) will be available for sale beginning September 1st at the Main Library, as well as at the event. Yann Martel will autograph copies of the book in this year's grand finale event.

View the video from An Evening with Yann Martel.

FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $20
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May 1 to September 13, 2017

Yann Martel puzzle piece
Taste of Portugal

Stop by EddieO’s PourHouse and Kitchen and receive a FREE dessert by showing your Milton Public Library card, with the purchase of either an appetizer or two items from the tapas menu.

EddieO’s PourHouse & Kitchen
370 Main Street East

May 12 to August 31, 2017

Amateur Photography Contest: “The High Mountains of Milton”

The remarkable beauty of nature features prominently in Yann Martel’s The High Mountains of Portugal. One Book, One Milton invites you to grab your camera and capture Milton’s natural beauty. Winning photographs will be submitted in the Milton Canadian Champion and profiled in MPL’s online gallery.

Winning Photos
  1. Marcel Painchaud, Hilton Falls- Hanging On
  2. Younghoon Park, Crawford Lake Evening
  3. Faiq Farooq, Mushroom Fractals

Hilton Falls- Hanging On Crawford Lake Evening Mushroom Fractals


Submit your photograph(s) online from May 12th - August 31st, 2017.


First place winner receives two tickets to An Evening with Yann Martel.

Contest Rules
  1. Digital images must be submitted online and must have a minimum resolution of 1536 x 1024.
  2. Each person is limited to 5 entries.
  3. The subject of the photograph must fall within the theme: “The High Mountains of Milton: Grab your camera and capture Milton's natural beauty."
  4. Photographs must be taken in Milton or surrounding Halton Region.
  5. People may be present in the photograph with their permission.
  6. The contest is open to amateurs only. A professional is defined as one whose primary source of income (50% or more) results from his / her photographic work.
  7. By entering this contest, the photographer agrees to have his / her entry displayed in the Milton Public Library, as well as on the Milton Public Library website and / or One Book, One Milton website and its social media feeds, this year and in future years. The photographer also agrees to have his / her winning entry published in the Milton Canadian Champion.
  8. The photograph must be a single work of original material taken by the contest entrant. By entering the contest, the entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.
  9. The contest is closed to the staff of Milton Public Library but is open to their family members, as well as all members of the Milton Public Library Board, library volunteers and their family and friends.
  10. Any entries that do not comply with the rules as described will be disqualified. Judges’ decisions are final.
  11. Entries must be received no later than August 31, 2017.

Entry deadline: August 31, 2017
All ages

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Agatha Christie Murder Mystery

Calling all amateur sleuths! Join us for an evening of murder, mystery, and mayhem, and help us to solve this Agatha Christie style whodunit.

Main Library
1010 Main Street East
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ages 18+

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Woodland Trail Hike

Meet other readers at Crawford Lake Conservation Area for a hike along the Woodland Trail, led by a Conservation Halton guide.

Crawford Lake Conservation Area
3115 Conservation Road
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Please bring water and wear appropriate footwear.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Sights and Sounds of Portugal

Portugal's culture, food, beaches, and 3,000 hours of sunshine a year make it a perfect holiday destination. Join local travel agent Banerji Gloridason of Marlin Travel to learn more about this tourist paradise.

Main Library
1010 Main Street East
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Adult audience encouraged

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Forensically Speaking: Fact vs. Myth

What’s a typical day in the life of a coroner? Is what we see on TV accurate? Dr. Cuberovic is an investigative coroner, Medical Director at the Milton Emergency Department, and an Ontario Race Physician for NASCAR. Join Dr. Cuberovic as he debunks myths and shares details of fascinating cases.

Main Library
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Adult Audience Encouraged

The Search Has Concluded!

Twelve puzzle pieces were hidden throughout Milton. Assembled these twelve pieces reveal the 2017 One Book, One Milton selection. Those returning a puzzle piece to the Library have won a copy of the 2017 title and were also entered into the grand prize draw for a one in twelve chance to win two tickets to An Evening with the Author on September 14th.

A clue a day was revealed beginning April 1st until they were all found! These clues were posted on our Facebook and Twitter streams and below at noon each day.

Puzzle Clue Recap

Below is a recap of the clues revealed so far and the status of pieces. For the most up-to-date information on the hunt please refer to our Twitter or Facebook streams.

Piece 1

OBOM Puzzle Piece #1

Status: Found at the Main Library


Piece 2

OBOM Puzzle Piece #2

Status: Found at the Hawthorne Cafe


Piece 3

OBOM Puzzle Piece #3

Status: Found at the Centre for Skills and Development


Piece 4

OBOM Puzzle Piece #4

Status: Found at Coffee Culture


Piece 5

OBOM Puzzle Piece #5

Status: Found at the Velodrome


Piece 6

OBOM Puzzle Piece #6

Status: Found at Starbucks


Piece 7

OBOM Puzzle Piece #7

Status: Found at the Milton Sports Centre


Piece 8

OBOM Puzzle Piece #8

Status: Found at the Beaty Branch Library.


Piece 9

OBOM Puzzle Piece #9

Status: Found at the Milton Centre for the Arts


Piece 10

OBOM Puzzle Piece #10

Status: Found at Kelso Conservation Area


Piece 11

OBOM Puzzle Piece #11

Status: Found at the Milton Leisure Centre


Piece 12

OBOM Puzzle Piece #12

Status: Found at Town Hall