Mississauga Library System Adult Programs

Mississauga Library System Adult Programs
Mississauga Library Sysstem Adult Programs

Mississauga Library System
Adult Programs

All programs are free of charge unless otherwise noted. For more information and links to the various sites, visithttp://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/programsforolderadults

Technology

Computer Buddies

Churchill Meadows Library
The program pairs up older adults who want to learn more about computers with teen volunteers who can assist with one on one mentoring. The program is offered through one or two hour appointments, focusing on the specific needs of the older adult.
For dates and times please call 905-615-4735.

Meadowvale Library
Six week program held on Saturday mornings, pairing up older adults with teen volunteers who assist with one-on-one mentoring focusing on such topics as mouse and keyboard skills, Internet and email basics.
Saturdays
9-10 am OR 10-11 am

Streetsville Library
Saturdays, 10 am – Noon
Registration is required.

eReader Help sessions
Lakeview Library
Need help traversing the electronic maze?
Lakeview Library offers free help sessions
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
2-4pm & 6-9pm
By appointment only

Book a Librarian Meadowvale Library
New to Computers and the Internet? Book up to one hour with a librarian for an introduction to Internet searching, email, Facebook, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, the library catalogue or downloading eBooks.
By appointment only. For more information and to register, call 905-615-4715
eLibrary Basics
Central Library, Sciences & Business (2nd Floor)
Want to learn how to download eBooks or AudioBooks through OverDrive? Having a problem you just can’t figure out? Make an appointment with our experts.
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information and to register, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.
By appointment.
Email: [email protected]

LinkedIn Basics
Central Library, Green Space West (2nd Floor)
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.
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information and to register, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free
[email protected]

Facebook Basics
At this lecture-based program, learn the basics of Facebook – how to register, navigate the newsfeed, friend people, join groups, and become fans.
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information and to register, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.
Event Dates:
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Event Times:
Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Central Library, Green Space West (2nd Floor)
Free
Email: [email protected]

Twitter and Pinterest Basics
At this lecture-based program, learn the basics of both Twitter and Pinterest – how to register, tweet, re-tweet, use hashtags, navigate the trending items, create pinboards, pin items from the web, and more.
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information and to register, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.
Event Dates:
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Event Times:
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Central Library, Green Space West (2nd Floor)
Free
Email: [email protected]

Android Basics
Learn how to use Android, hands-on, with a Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet. No experience required.
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information and to register, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589
Saturday, September 20, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Central Library, Green Space West (2nd Floor)
Free
Email: [email protected]

“Tea, Earl Grey, Hot!”
Unleash your inner designer and discover how 3D printers are revolutionizing space travel and life here on Earth.
Admission is free. Registration is not required.
For more information please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.
In partnership with the Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science (RCI).
Thursday, October 2, 2014
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium
Free
Email: [email protected]

Maker Mississauga 3D Printer Certification
Learn about 3D printing and watch a demo of the Mississauga Library’s own 3D printer! This orientation is required to submit personal designs for printing.
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information and to register, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.
• Saturday October 4, 2014 | 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m
• Tuesday October 14, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday October 25, 2014 | 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Central Library, Green Space West (2nd Floor)
Free
Email: [email protected]

Healthy Surfing: Finding Health Information on the Net
Come for a tour of the most popular and reliable health websites on the internet. Learn about the top blogs, news, health tools and informational sites available to support an informed healthy lifestyle.
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information and to register, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Central Library, Ground Floor Program Room
Free
Email: library.scie[email protected]

Social Clubs
Social Clubs
Central Library, Sciences and Business Department
Older Adults Social Club
The “Green Room”, Second Floor
Come out for the first meeting of a new club. Tell us what YOU need and want! All older adults and seniors welcome.
First Wednesday of the month 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Clarkson Library
Seniors’ Social Club
Chat with friends; meet new people, free refreshments and Good Company!
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
11 am – Noon

Frank McKechnie Library
Older Adult Book Club
2nd Thursday of each month
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lakeview Library
Older Adult Social Club
Chat with friends, meet new people, enjoy free coffee, cookies and good company!
Drop in to Lakeview Library every 4th Thursday from 11:15-noon.

Mississauga Valley Library
Seniors’ Social Club
Last Friday of Every Month
10:30 – 11:30a.m.
Get together, make friends,
talk and do something fun!
Free
Register by calling at 905 615 4670 Ext. 2480
Sheridan Library
Zoomers Time
3rd Wednesday of the Month 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Join us for coffee, share your hobby, knitting & conversation or just sit and read before the library opens
All older adults welcome

Streetsville Library
Young at Heart Older Adults Social Club
A Program exclusively for older adults and seniors!
11:00-12:00 on the 4th Wednesday of each month

Woodlands Library
Older Adult Social Club
Meeting time: Every 1st Tuesday 10am-12pm, and every 3rd Wednesday, 7pm-8:45 pm. The exception is in November, when it will be the 4th Wednesday evening.

Miscellaneous
Films
Legends of Rock Film Festival
Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium
Wednesdays, September 3—November 26, 2014, 6:30 pm
Join us for a dozen films that defined the rock era.
• Sep 3 – Don’t Look Back [Bob Dylan] (NR)
• Sep 10 – Pink Floyd: The Wall (R)
• Sep 17 – The Grateful Dead Movie (NR)
• Sep 24 – No Movie
• Oct 1 – Gimme Shelter [The Rolling Stones] PG
• Oct 8 – Jimi Hendrix (14A)
• Oct 15 – Rockshow [Paul McCartney & Wings] (G)
• Oct 22 – Rush: Behind the Lighted Stage (PG)
• Oct 29 – Rock N’ Roll High School [The Ramones] (PG)
• Nov5 – The Song Remains the Same [Led Zeppelin] (14A)
• Nov12 – Mad Dogs & Englishmen [Joe Cocker] (PG)
• Nov19 – Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars [David Bowie] (PG)
• Nov26 – The Kids Are Alright [The Who] (NR)
Films listed as NR (Not Rated) are restricted to persons 18 or older.
For more information, call 905 615-3200, ext. 3660.
Friday Films at Lorne Park Library
Oct. 17, 2 p.m. Blue Jasmine
Oct. 31, 2 p.m. Philomena

Games / Gaming

Improve Your Scrabble Game
Join Craig Rowland and members of the Mississauga Scrabble Club who will teach you the skills that will help improve your game. Learn new words and strategies, and try out model game positions from Canada’s top players and tournament winners.
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information and to register, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.
In partnership with the Mississauga Scrabble Club.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Central Library, Meeting Room CL 3
Free
Email: [email protected]

Health

Gluten-Free 101
Everyone is talking about gluten-free diets but when is it right for you? The Canadian Celiac Association explains what gluten intolerance is including the basics of celiac disease and how it is diagnosed and treated.
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information and to register, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.
In partnership with the Canadian Celiac Association.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Central Library, Ground Floor Program Room
Free
Email: [email protected]

Healthy Surfing: Finding Health Information on the Net
Come for a tour of the most popular and reliable health websites on the internet. Learn about the top blogs, news, health tools and informational sites available to support an informed healthy lifestyle.
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information and to register, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Central Library, Ground Floor Program Room
Free
Email: [email protected]

Lifestyle

The YOU Factor
Does it feel as if everyone has control over your life? Are you always complaining? The key to happiness lies in you. It’s not about THEM; it’s about YOU. Join life coach Leslie Strong for an inspiring evening where you learn to take back your life.
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information and to register, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Event Time:
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Central Library, Meeting Room CL 3
Free
Email: [email protected]

Multiculturalism

What impact has multiculturalism made on Canada?
One of Canada’s leading experts on immigration and multiculturalism, Prof. Jeffery Reitz, University of Toronto, will discuss the impact of multiculturalism has on Canada. Policy from both the philosophical and popular perspectives will be discussed.
Admission is free. Registration is required.
For more information and to register, please call Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Central Library, Meeting Room CL 3
Free
Email: [email protected]

Author Visit

Remembering World War 1
Lorne Park Library, Friday Sept. 19, 2-4pm
Author and historian Jennifer Robson will read from her debut novel “Somewhere in France” on Friday September 19 at 2pm at the Lorne Park Library. All are welcome to this free author visit. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
As part of the event to honour the 100th anniversary of World War 1, patrons will be invited to share their family stories, memorabilia and photos of the era.
For more information, please call the branch at 905 615-4845.

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LIBRARY LOCATIONS

LOCATION GUIDE
Mississauga Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. 905-615-3500 Lorne Park Library, 1474 Truscott Dr. 905-615-4845
Burnhamthorpe Library, 3650 Dixie Road, Suite 101. 905-615-4635 Malton Library, 3540 Morning Star Dr. 905-615-4640
Churchill Meadows Library, 3801 Thomas St. 905-615-4735 Meadowvale Library, 6677 Meadowvale Town Ctr. Circle 905-615-4715
Clarkson Library, 2475 Truscott Dr. 905-615-4840 Mississauga Valley Library, 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.905-615-4670
Cooksville Library, 3024 Hurontario St. 905-615-4855 Port Credit Library, 20 Lakeshore Rd. E. 905-615-4835
Courtneypark Library, 730 Courtneypark Dr. W. 905-615-4745 Sheridan Library, 2225 Erin Mills Pkwy 905-615-4815
Erin Meadows Library, 2800 Erin Centre Blvd.905-615-4750 South Common Library, 2233 South Millway Dr. 905-615-4770
Frank McKechnie Library, 310 Bristol Rd. E. 905-615-4660 Streetsville Library, 112 Queen St. S. 905-615-4785
Lakeview Library, 1110 Atwater Ave.905-615-4805 Woodlands Library, 1030 McBride Ave. 905-615-4825

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