Programs for Adults
Programs for Adults

Art Exhibits | Business | Computers/eServices | Employment | Finances | Health | Maker for Adults | Science & History | Writing



Art Exhibits

Art Walls & Display Cases

Central Library


Beyond! A celebratory exhibition by Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood

3rd Floor, Arts & History Department
July 10-August 27
For more information please call the Arts & History Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3660.

The Artwork of Hanan Brailowski
2nd Floor, Science & Business Department
Aug 1-Aug 31
For more information please call the Arts & History Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3660.

The Artwork of Courtney Downman

3rd Floor, Arts & History Department
Aug 1-Aug 31
For more information please call the Arts & History Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3660.



Business

Small Business Resources @ Your Library
Central Library, Green Space West, 2FL
Discover the wealth of Library resources available on starting and running a small business.
Thursday September 21, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Saturday October 14, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.



Computers/eServices

eLibrary Basics
Central Library
To setup or learn how to enjoy eBooks, eMagazines, eComics, eLearning, or downloadable and streaming music and video, book an appointment by calling 905-615-3500 x3589 for one-on-one tutorial.

An Introduction to LinkedIn
Central Library, Green Space West, 2FL
Join us for this introductory seminar on how to use LinkedIn. Learn how to create an effective profile, network with colleagues, and use LinkedIn to advance your career.
Saturday September 16, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Monday October 23, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.

Increasing Your Online Security

Central Library, Green Space West, 2FL
Keith McVean will discuss tools and techniques to help better secure yourself online such as through the use of password managers, two-factor authentication, and how to make better, easier to remember passwords.
Tuesday October 3, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589. This program is presented in partnership with Friends of the Library: Mississauga.



Employment

Rural Employment – Your Job Awaits!
Central Library, Green Space West, 2FL
Are you highly qualified, unemployed or underemployed with multiple years of professional experiences? The Rural Employment Initiative (REI) provides the opportunity for you to change your job status and start a career in a rural Ontario community.
Wednesday September 6, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589. This program is presented in partnership with Newcomer Centre of Peel.

Job Hunting Resources
Central Library, Green Space West, 2FL
Library staff will highlight some of the key Library resources to use for the job hunt and for company research.
Monday September 11, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Monday October 2, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.

Job Search Support
Central Library, Green Space West, 2FL
New to Canada? Are you looking to build a successful career? ACCES Employment can help!
Join our workshop to learn how to: target your resume; interview successfully; and use social media in your job search effectively.
Monday September 18, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589. This program is presented in partnership with ACCES Employment.

Resume Help Days
Central Library, Green Space West, 2FL
Job hunting and interview tips are provided in addition to assistance in writing an effective resume.
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday October 31, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589. This program is presented in partnership with Centre for Education & Training.



Finances

How to Teach Your Kids about Money
Central Library, Meeting Room CL3
Learn about age appropriate “teachable moments” for kids of all ages – from as young as five to young adults. Ensure your child’s future financial independence with our tips and best practices.
Saturday September 23, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589. This program is presented in partnership with CPA : Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Retiring Without Debt
Central Library, Meeting Room CL2
Participants will learn about debt elimination options so that they can enter their golden years without the shackles of debt.
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589. This program is presented in partnership with Credit Counselling Society.

Ten Healthy Habits of Financial Management
Central Library, Meeting Room CL3
Get ready to examine ten healthy financial habits that will improve the way you manage your finances. Sign up for this free information session -- can you afford to miss it?
Thursday October 19, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589. This program is presented in partnership with CPA: Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.

Planning for Your Retirement
Central Library, Meeting Room CL2
They say retirement is the largest bill you’ll ever face! Will you be able to afford to retire? With the right knowledge and the right plan of action, you can get yourself fully on track to fully enjoy this stage in your life.
Saturday October 28, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589. This program is presented in partnership with CPA: Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.



Health

Stress Relief Naturally
Central Library, Program Room B
Stress is the largest contributor to many of our problems today. In this introductory “Stress Less” workshop, author Elizabeth Banfalvi, will teach natural techniques to help you relax and get relief during stressful situations.
Saturday September 9, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.

Radon: Is It in Your Home?
Central Library, Meeting Room CL2
What is radon, what are its harmful effects, and how do I measure the amount in our home? Presented by Mary Chimienti, RRT, CRE, CTE
Saturday September 23, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.

Relaxation Tips & Techniques
Central Library, Program Room B
The “Stress Less” series continues. Relaxation and stress are opposites of each other. If you think stress, you contract, but when you think relaxation, you expand. Learn quick and easy techniques to help you relax and counteract the stress you feel.
Saturday October 14, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.



Maker for Adults

Maker Mississauga: Thursday Night Maker Series
Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Central Library Ground Floor Program Room B

 

  • September 7: Lego Night For Grown-Ups
    Finally, you don’t have to wait until the kids are in bed to build superior structures in Lego! Get inspired by Lego architecture books and building challenges. Be there or be square!
     
  • September 14: Robot Coding 101
    Control robots with block-based code. All experience levels welcome.
    September 28: Hem Those Pants!
    Spending all your money on getting your pants hemmed? Learn hand-stitching techniques and how to use sewing machines to get your pants to the perfect length. Participants are encouraged to bring along a pair of pants to work on.
     
  • October 12: Robot Coding 201
    Control robots with text-based code. All experience levels welcome.
    October 26: Deviant Art Night
    Let your creativity run wild in a night of fun, non-judgemental art as we use childhood art supplies to create unconventional art pieces. We will start off with a demo on paper-marbling followed by a casual art jam.

Ages 18+. To register, call 905-615-3500, ext. 3589.
To discover more maker programs offered by your Library visit Maker Mississauga



Science & History

Science Literacy Week
Central Library, Sciences & Business
Let’s celebrate with STEM-related displays and science programming. Highlights are Tuesday’s lecture on the Magic of Enzymes and Saturday’s fun hands-on demonstrations with Let’s Talk Science and Maker Mississauga’s amazing robots from 1 to 4 pm.
September 18 to 24, 2017
Admission is free. Registration is not required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.

The Magic of Enzymes Which Devour Pesticides
Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium
As part of the UTM Lecture Me! series: Prof. Scott Prosser will explore the strange world of protein catalysts called enzymes. Proteins do everything in our cells from structure to transporter, receptor, or super catalyst. How do they do it?
Tuesday September 19, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589. This program is presented in partnership with University of Toronto Mississauga.

RCI Science Talk Series
Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium
Canadian-based scientists discuss their research in areas ranging from climate change to the vast cosmos. We explore all areas of science.
Thursday October 5, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Admission is free. Registration is not required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589. This program is presented in partnership with RCI Science.

The Joke’s on Them: Klondike Humour & Social Lines
Central Library, Meeting Room CL3
As part of the UTM Lecture Me! series: Prof. Chris Petrakos will explain the role of laughter in developing and contesting relationships during the 1890s Klondike gold rush by studying miners’ tales taken from this fabled time in the North.
Tuesday October 17, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589. This program is presented in partnership with University of Toronto Mississauga.



Writing

Publish Me!
Central Library, Green Space West, 2FL
Join us for 4 dynamic speakers over 4 evenings in October! Learn about the publishing industry from different perspectives: a literary agent, a graphic novelist, a children's publisher and a recently published author.
Wednesday October 4, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday October 11, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday October 18, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday October 25, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589. This program is presented in partnership with Friends of the Library: Mississauga.

Writers’ Workshops and Discussion
Central Library 
Join the Mississauga Writers Group for a 45minute writing workshop followed by discussion. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Readers to Writers Network
Central Library – Readers Den Department
Are you an aspiring writer or a reader interested in assisting new writers?  The Library’s Readers to Writers Network is here to help! Writers have the opportunity to interact with readers by sharing short drafts of their work and receiving feedback from readers. 
More Information.

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