Shelves full of books, nooks to read … libraries are always comforting, especially in Milton.
If going to the library to read is not enough of an excuse, here’s a sample of what you can do there in the summer.
National Aboriginal History Month – June 12, 19 and 25,
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Celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and the achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis. You can learn dot painting, attend a Crawford Lake lecture and get to know more about the region’s history. There’s also an Indigenizing Education speaking engagement. It’s all happening at the Main Library.
Seniors’ Tea – June 14, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
You know the lovely stories your grandma probably told you, or perhaps your grandpa spilled some family secrets and ended up giving you a lot of wisdom. For Seniors’ Month, there’s a special tea being hosted at the library. A little date with your grandparents could turn out fun, no?
National Garden Day – June 16, 11 a.m.
Get involved in a country-wide celebration. We may get very few months of gardening, so why not take full advantage of this therapeutic activity. The library is hosting a tree-planting event. You can get your hands dirty and do the environment some good.
TD Summer Reading Club and Read and Ride Program Launch Party – June 23, 1 – 3 p.m.
Main and Beaty Library
Get your kid to become an avid reader this summer. With several activities all through the summer, the annual program will kick off on June 23. For the launch, Mayor Krantz will be at the Main along with other special guests. The events for the program will take place at Main and Beaty.
Celebrating Harry Potter – August 11, 1 – 3 p.m.
Rowling has given us some of the best characters to look up to. Pass on the wonders of the wizarding world to your kids or get your other Potterhead friends to celebrate the-boy-who-lived. There will be crafts and a lot of other activities.
Put Pen to Paper Teen Short Story Contest Awards Reception –August 27, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
If you’re a participant, time to cross your fingers! Winners will be announced. And, budding authors can listen to an inspirational talk by author and 2018 Red Maple nominee Vikki VanSickle.
There are several more children and teen programs happening in July and August.