The Hand-Me-Down Project: Passing Generational Knowledge


What is the Hand-Me-Down Project?

The Hand-Me-Down project is a new initiative led by Milton Public Library for the purpose of cataloguing and disseminating the knowledge of seniors in our community, with a focus on intergenerational relationships between seniors and youth.


Upcoming Sessions

Teens can register for all upcoming sessions by visiting our program calendar. High school students interested in attending can obtain community service hours towards their diplomas.

Knitting 101

Learn how to knit! Small group guidance for complete beginners. Two sessions. All supplies to be provided. Please ensure you can attend the morning or afternoon session on both dates. 

Saturday, November 12th at 11:30am (FULL) and 1:00pm

Saturday, November 18th at 11:30am (FULL) and 1:00pm

Main Library

Financial Literacy Three-Part Series

Learn some valuable money tips and tricks to help you navigate your financial future. Enroll in one or all three sessions.

Managing Money in School - Tuesday, Nov. 29th at 4:30pm

the Truth about Credit - Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 4:30pm

Investment Basics - Tuesday, Dec. 13th at 4:30pm

Main Library

Tai Chi

What is Tai Chi? A health practice for your grandparents? Meditation in motion? A martial art? It's all that and more. Come and find out why.

Thursday, Nov. 24th at 4:15pm

Main Library

Physical Wellness

Learn different techniques that can be applied on yourself to help with headaches, pain, and other common conditions.

Foot Reflexology - Wednesday, November 30th at 4:00pm

Acupressure - Wednesday, December 7th at 4:00pm

Main Library

Qigong

What is Qigong (Chi Kung)? Shaolin Monks bending spears with their bodies? (Yes, Hard Qigong). Standing in one position for an hour? (Yes, Standing Post Qigong.) Spoiler alert: We will be doing neither of these activities. Qigong occupies an incredibly varied and broad spectrum of mind-body practices. Come and spend some time investigating this ancient art.

Thursday, Dec. 1st at 4:15pm

Main Library

Samosa Making Demo

Follow along with a detailed samosa making demo to learn each step in the process. Delicious samosas will be provided at the end. 

Upcoming Saturday in December

Sherwood Branch

Book Binding workshop

Learn the art of book binding.

Upcoming session

Fudge Making Demo

Learn how to make delicious fudge and take a sample home!

Upcoming session

And more!

Keep an eye out here for more exciting upcoming sessions!

Get Involved

Interested in sharing your skills through the Hand-Me-Down project? Fill out our Call for Seniors HERE


Our Goal

Share generational knowledge with the next generation, focusing on areas including tradeskills, crafting and culinary expertise, while supporting skills-building as well as intergenerational dialogue and cultural exchange.


Program Focus Areas and Objectives

  • Skills-building, repair and Sustainability
  • Re-engaging community members with practical, tactical experiences
  • Bringing generations of community members together, reducing social isolation
  • Promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations
  • Engage seniors in the community through mentoring others
  • Support the social participation and inclusion of seniors
  • Provide capital assistance for new and existing community projects and programs for seniors