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Creation Zone Open Studios

Stop by the Iroquois Ridge Creation Zone every other Wednesday* for a fun and interactive Open Studio session!

Every Other Wednesday*
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Ages: All Ages

Literacy South Halton – Open the Door to Your Future

Literacy South Halton offers a variety of part-time Literacy and Basic Skills programs for adults aged 19+ who require upgrading in reading, writing, math and workplace computer skills.

Help is provided to adults to build the essential literacy skills needed to communicate and connect at home, at work, and in the community.  Set up a free appointment if you are looking to increase your job opportunities, go back to school, attend a training program, or increase your independence.

Starting Sunday, March 17
Woodside Branch
Cost:  Free/By Appointment
Age:  19Y+

Please call 905-631-1770 to book an appointment or email info@literacycouncil.ca for more information.

Services are confidential & flexible.

Tech Help

Bring your tablet, smartphone, or laptop and receive help with basic computer skills. We can assist with email, sharing photos, messaging, Microsoft Word, downloading library apps, and more.

  • Tuesday, March 19
    6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
  • Monday, March 25
    4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Central Branch, Auditorium
  • Monday, April 29
    4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Central Branch, Auditorium
  • Tuesday, May 14
    2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Woodside Branch
  • Monday, May 27
    4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Central Branch, Auditorium
  • Tuesday, June 11
    3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    Woodside Branch
  • Monday, June 24
    4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Central Branch, Auditorium
  • Monday, July 8
    6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
  • Friday, July 26
    10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Woodside Branch
  • Monday, July 29
    4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Central Branch, Auditorium
  • Tuesday, August 13
    6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
  • Thursday, August 22
    5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Woodside Branch
  • Monday, August 26
    4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Central Branch, Auditorium

Cost: Free
Age: 18Y+

Meet & Knit

Bring your needles & yarn to this social knitting and crochet drop-in.

  • Every Friday from March 22 – June 28
    10:30 a.m. – 12 noon
    Woodside Branch
  • Every Wednesday from April 3 – August 28
    6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Central Branch

Free/Drop-in
Age : 12Y+

 

 

Game Night

Join us for FREE Adult Board Games. Meet up at Central Branch every second and fourth Thursday of the month.

Thursday, March 28
5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: Free/ Drop-in
Age: All Ages

Occurs Mar 28, Apr 11 and 25, May 9 and 23, Jun 13 and 27, Jul 11 and 25, Aug 8 and 22

Citizenship Information Session

This session will help you learn about new regulations and forms for Canadian citizenship. Find out about the documents you will need and how to check the status of your application online. Get valuable tips on preparing for the citizenship test.

  • Tuesday, April 2
  • Tuesday, May 7
  • Tuesday, June 4
  • Tuesday, July 2
  • Tuesday, August 6

5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Age: 18Y+

To register call HMC at 905-464-3222

Digital Privacy & Security

Do you use social media or shop online? Are you concerned or unsure about the privacy and security aspects of the online landscape? Come to this session to learn advice and best practices to keep your identity and information safe, while still enjoying all the internet has to offer.

  • Tuesday, April 2
    7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Central Branch, Auditorium
    Course Code: 245167
  • Thursday, July 11
    2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Woodside Branch
    Course Code: 245241

Cost: Free
Age: 16Y+

Let’s Talk About Books

Have you read a book that you can’t stop talking about? A good book can pique your interest, provoke your curiosity, captivate and enthrall you, or it can make you laugh out loud. Drop in to this monthly book chat for an opportunity to discuss a book that has captured your imagination or get inspired with suggestions for your next great read.

  • Wednesday, April 3
    2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Woodside Branch
  • Saturday, April 6
    10:30 a.m. – 12 noon
    White Oaks Branch

Cost: Free/5 classes
Age: 18Y+

Immigration Updates in Mandarin

Learn about new Canadian immigration policies and regulations. Topics include: general guidelines for Permanent Resident application, PR Card renewal, and general guidelines for Canadian Citizenship application, questions, and answers. Conducted in Mandarin.

  • Wednesday, April 3
  • Wednesday, August 7

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Age: 18Y+

To register call Halton Multicultural Council Connections at 905-842-2486 ext. 257 or email jchen@hmcconnections.com

Intermediate Computer Skills

Hands-on workshop to help newcomers enhance their intermediate computer skills. Includes Microsoft Word, introduction to Excel, and introduction to PowerPoint.

Thursday, April 11
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free/8 classes
Age: 18Y+

To register call HMC Connections at 905-842-2486 ext. 241

3D Modelling for Adults

A hands-on introduction to 3D design software and the basics of 3D modelling and printing.

Thursday, May 23
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $8
Age: 18Y+
Course Code: 245153

Genealogy Resources

Feeling overwhelmed trying to sift through all of the genealogical information available on the web? Join our Local Collections Librarian as she demonstrates some of the best websites and other tools to use when researching your family history. This session is suitable for the beginner researcher and anyone looking for a refresher session.

Tuesday, May 28
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Age: 16Y+
Register via IRIS using Course Code: 245169

Canadian Citizenship Process, Rights & Responsibilities

Learn about eligibility criteria, documents required and the application process. Find out about what it means to be a Canadian, your rights as a citizen and how to be a responsible citizen.

Monday, June 3
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Age: 18Y+
Call NIC to register at 905-875-3851 ext. 5008

In Conversation With… Geddy Lee

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and Rush bassist Geddy Lee celebrates rock music’s thunderous, rumbly bottom end-the bass-in this unique, lavishly illustrated, full-colour compendium showcasing over two hundred rare, iconic, beautiful and sometimes eccentric bass guitars from his extensive collection.

Monday, June 3
7 p.m.
Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Cost: $125/ticket*

* Ticket price includes a copy of “Big Beautiful Book of Bass”.

Tickets are available for purchase from Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.

Please note: Geddy Lee will not sign any memorabilia, and will also be personalizing all copies of his new book, four books per person maximum. No posed photography.

In partnership with Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and A Different Drummer Books.

Photography 101 Workshop

Learn the necessary skills to produce well-composed and well-edited photographs. On our last workshop date, we will hold a Photography Critique.

Thursday, June 6
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $24/3 classes
Age: 16Y+
Course Code: 245197

Learning with Lynda.com – Google Sheets

Learn the basics of Google Sheets with the various resources available to you through Lynda.com in this hands-on workshop.

Monday, June 10
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Woodside Branch

Cost:  Free/1 class
Age:  16Y+
Course Code: 245179

Please bring your own laptop.

 

Creating Characters

Whatever you’re writing ~ fiction or nonfiction ~ readers will care about your story only if they care about your people. In this workshop, you’ll learn techniques for creating fictional characters and depicting real people. You’ll learn how to breathe life into the page so that your characters start telling you how the story should go.

Saturday, June 22
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: $49 in advance or $53 at the door
Age: 18Y+

Email brianhenry@sympatico.ca to register in advance. No email, call Ashley at 905-815-2042 x 5338

Summer Creative Writing

This is your chance to take up writing in a warm, supportive environment.  This course will open the doors to all kinds of creative writing.  We’ll visit short story and children’s writing, writing in first and third person, and writing just for fun.  You’ll get a shot of inspiration every week and an assignment to keep you going until the next class.  Best of all, this class will provide a zero pressure, totally safe setting, where your words will grow and flower.

Tuesday July 2
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Woodside Branch

Cost:  $189/7 classes
Age:  14Y+

To reserve your spot, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca.  No email?  Call Ashley at 905-815-2042 ext. 5338.

 

 

Learning with Lynda.com – Excel

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel with the various resources available to you through Lynda.com in this hands-on workshop.

Monday August 19
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Woodside Branch

Cost:  Free/1 class
Age:  16Y+
Course Code:  245247

Please bring you own laptop.

How to be an Audiophile

Join vinyl enthusiast and local record store owner John Anczurowski from PCV Records to learn and share about purchasing, selling, collecting and listening to vinyl.  There will also be an opportunity to learn about or improve your turntable set-up.

Saturday April 6
2:30-3:30pm
White Oaks Branch
Age: All Ages

Please register by emailing oplprograms@oakville.ca

 

 


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