Programs for Adults
Programs for Adults

Business | City Planning | Computers/eServices | EducationEmployment | Finances | GardeningHealth | Maker for Adults | Science & History | Writing



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.
Saturday October 14, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Saturday December 9, 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.

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.
Thursday November 16, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday December 14, 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.

Starting your own Business
Central Library, Green Space West, 2FL
Have you ever thought of starting a home-based business? Learn the basics, get to know the competition and learn how to present yourself in the marketplace.
Wednesday November 29, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday December 9, 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. This program is presented in partnership with Newcomer Centre of Peel.



City Planning

Mississauga: Building a Livable City
Central Library, Canadiana Reading Room (3rd Floor)
Author Peter Skeris will discuss what it takes to build a livable city in view of Mississauga’s growing population, the aging of society, and the requirements of an innovative, knowledge based economy, driven by accelerating technological change.
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information and to register, please call the Arts & History Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3660.



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.
Monday October 23, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday November 16, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday December 14, 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.



Education

UTM Lecture Me! series
Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium
UTM's top academics discuss their research in accessible, engaging and informative ways.
Tuesday December 5, 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.

Kids, Education & Video Games
Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium
Too much screen time? Or useful educational tool? What does research tell us about the importance and impact of video games on educating children?
Dr. Cristyne Herbert (York U.) discusses.
Thursday December 7, 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.



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 October 31, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday November 28, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday December 19, 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.

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 November 6, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Monday December 4, 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.



Finances

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.

Financial Planning for Irregular Income
Program Room 1, Erin Meadows Library
2800 Erin Centre Blvd, Mississauga, ON
Thursday October 26, 2017
7:00 –8:00 pm Ages 16+ Free .
Call or visit to register. 905-615-4750 2086Speaker: Anne Arbour, Financial Educator, Credit Counselling Society
Participants will learn how to manage irregular income. Intended for hourly, seasonal, commission, contract and/or self-employed individuals.

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.

75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses
Central Library, Program Room B
Participants will gather tips on how to save on various household expenses including utilities, transportation, groceries and personal items. Participant will also be encouraged to share their best practices with each other.
Saturday November 4, 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 Credit Counselling Society.

How to Teach Your Kids about Money

Central Library, Meeting Room CL2
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.
Wednesday November 8, 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.

Estate Planning

Central Library, Program Room B
Do you have an estate plan? When are you going to get one? Sign up for a free information session to learn what an estate plan is and the key steps needed to ensure that your assets are distributed – in life or after death.
Saturday November 18, 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.

Organize Your Finances in 1 Month

Central Library, Meeting Room CL2
Participants will learn what important documents they need to have, how to store them securely, and how to create a “just in case something happens to me” sheet so their loved ones can take care of their affairs.
Saturday November 25, 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 Credit Counselling Soceity.

Saving Strategies: Easy Concept, Difficult Reality

Central Library, Program Room B
There’s no money left at the end of the month, so how are you supposed to save? With the right mind-set you can develop saving strategies, gain control over your money and achieve financial security.
Saturday December 2, 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.



Gardening

Sprouts and Shoots: Indoor Winter Gardening
Central Library, Program Room B
Learn to grow food indoors all winter in this hands-on workshop.
Wednesday November 29, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 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 Ecosource.



Health

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.

Meditation: Quieting the Mind in Hectic Times
Central Library, Program Room B
Being hectic seems to be everyone’s way of life now. Quieting the mind and relaxing are crucial to keep ourselves less stressed and more creative. Learn simple techniques to stay relaxed in these times. Part 3 of the Stress Less series.
Saturday November 11, 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.

Fourfold Yoga: Explore the Spiritual Side of Yoga
Central Library, Program Room B
Yoga is often viewed as a form of exercise. Whereas when practised fourfold, yoga is a way to explore your inner self. Rangarajan of Vedanta Canada explains the philosophical foundations of yoga and how it can be applied to contemporary life.
Tuesday November 14, 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. This program is presented in partnership with Vedanta Cultural Foundation Canada.

Meditation: Learn to Focus and Balance Your Life
Central Library, Program Room B
With so much on our minds, we tend to lose focus in our lives and work. Learn to quiet the chatter and to focus on what is important. Learn to balance stress and relaxation to help improve your focus. Part 4 of the Stress Less series.
Saturday December 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.



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.
     
  • September 28: Hem Those Pants
    Stop spending money to get your pants hemmed! Learn hand-stitching techniques and how to use sewing machines to make your pants the perfect length. You can bring a pair of pants to work on, or practice on our fabric.
     
  • 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

Green Screening: The Holiday Edition
Central Library, Ground Floor Program Room
Come by with your family and friends to take a holiday picture! Find out how green screening works and leave with a file to share to your social media or print out.
Thursday, December 7th, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Admission is free. Registration is not required.
For more information please call the Arts & History Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3660.

Maker Mississauga LEGOTM Night for Grown-Ups
Central Library, Program Room B
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!
Thursday November 9, 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.

Tinkercad: The Basics

Central Library, Program Room B
Learn how to use Tinkercad to create 3D models. Print your designs on our 3D printer!
Thursday November 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.



Science & History

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.

Astronomy at the South Pole
Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium
Explore the frontiers of space from the ends of the Earth! Prof. Keith Vanderlinde (Dunlap Institute) talks about his work with the 10m South Pole Telescope and why he undertook an 11-month 'winter over' in Antarctica.
Thursday November 2, 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 and RASC Mississauga Central.

Dinosaur Teeth: What Their Evolution Reveals
Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium
As part of the UTM Lecture Me! series: Prof. Robert Reisz will explain the spectacular evolutionary innovations of dinosaur teeth which could range from serrated daggers to grinding batteries of 1200 teeth, of these mostly herbivore animals.
Tuesday November 7, 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.

Random Acts of Poetry: Open Poetry Reading
Central Library, Canadiana Reading Room, 3rd fl.
Bring your own poem to read, or simply join us in appreciation of poetry written by our local community!
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Admission is free. Registration is not required.
For more information please call the Arts & History Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3660.

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.

pcomapp02:8850