BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Club

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Club

2nd Wednesday of the month, 4-5pm 

Join friendly readers to discuss books you’re currently reading or books you’d recommend to other readers. New members welcome!

FREE. Visit the main desk to register.

Once Upon A Tomb

Once Upon a Tomb

Wednesday October 30, 2:00pm & 6:00pm

Explore our local cemeteries with Kim in this presentation of some of the most unique & interesting grave markers in our local area!

FREE. Registration required.


Remembering on Remembrance Day

Wednesday, November 6, 2pm & 6pm 

Pay homage to the soldier in your family this Remembrance Day! Discover what your ancestors endured during the world’s first Great War.

FREE. Registration required.


Downton Abbey Tea & Trivia

Downton Abbey Tea & Trivia

Thursday, September 12, 3pm 

How well do you know Downton Abbey? Brush up on your knowledge before the movie comes out! Feel free to come in costume or wear your favourite fascinator! Light refreshments provided.

FREE. Visit the main desk to register.

Gathering: Festival Of First Nation Stories

Gathering: Festival of First Nation Stories

September 19-21, 2019 

Readings, Presentations and Performances by Canada’s Leading First Nations Authors, Poets, Storytellers and Artists including:

Tomson Highway

Cherie Dimaline

Daniel Heath Justice

Alicia Elliott

Darrel J. McLeod

Sherry Lawson

Arthur Stevens

Tsista Kennedy

Tickets available at

Genealogy Workshops

Genealogy Workshops

Register for one (or all) of these free workshops & refine your genealogy skills.

Ancestry Library – Find out how you can use Ancestry for free here at MPL – Wednesday October 2, 2:00pm & 6:00pm

Genealogy 101- Learn how to get started exploring your family tree – Wednesday October 9, 2:00pm & 6:00pm

Who Do You Think You Are? –DNA Workshop – Explore the interesting world of DNA testing and find out how it can impact your research – Thursday October 10 2:00pm & 6:00pm




Monday Afternoon Movies

Monday Afternoon Movies

Mondays, 2pm

Join us for a FREE afternoon movie every Monday! Just drop-in. Feel free to bring your own snack & join us for the cinematic fun.

  • August 12 – Best of Enemies (PG 13)
  • August 26 – Breakthrough (PG)
  • Sept 9 – Tolkien (PG)
  • Sept 16 – Poms (PG)

*Films are subject to change

FREE. Drop-in.

Genealogy 1-on-1 Lessons

Genealogy 1-on-1 Lessons

1st Thursday of each month, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm (appointments required)

Sign up for a one hour, 1-on-1 genealogy research lesson with Kim, MPL’s resident genealogy guru. Learn how to find the gems in your own family history!


Registration is required.

Intro To Laser Cutting

Intro to Laser Cutting

Thursday, September 19, 6:30pm

Thursday, October 17, 6:30pm

Thursday, November 21, 6:30pm

Come to one of these sessions to learn from an expert! Find out what you can do with a laser cutter, the best ways to design your projects, how to safely operate the LC40 laser cutter, and get certified to create and cut your own projects. Ages 12+.


Registration is required due to space limitations.


Intro To 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

Thursday, September 12, 6:30pm

Thursday, October 10, 6:30pm

Thursday, November 14, 6:30pm

Come to one of these sessions to learn from an expert! Find out about 3D printing, the elements of good 3D design, how to safely operate a 3D printer, and get certified to create and print your own projects.

Ages 12+.

FREE— Visit the circulation desk to register.

MPL Writers’ Group

MPL Writers’ Group

3rd Wednesday of the month. 

An enthusiastic informal writer’s circle to improve your writers’ craft, regardless of your level or experience. Open to all genres – this group is open to anyone interested in the writing process.



Register at the main desk.

Genealogy Gems

Genealogy Gems

Third Wednesday of each month, 2:30pm

Join us for a monthly meetup to exchange tips, tricks and ideas to expand your family tree. Contact Kim about the Genealogy Gems, or 705-526-4216.

First Chapter Indigenous Book Club

First Chapter Indigenous Book Club

MPL’s book club exploring Indigenous authors, works, and topics.

The club is currently full. Contact Faith, or 705-526-4216 ext. 3305, to be placed on a waitlist.

French Conversation Group

French Conversation Group

Fridays at 11:00 AM

Free – Drop In!

Looking to improve your French? Interested in increasing your repertoire past “Est-ce que je peux aller aux toilettes?” Want to learn the language without the pressure of the classroom environment?

MPL and la Clé are partnering to develop a French Conversation group.

For dates head to our calendar.

Older & Bolder: LGBTQ+ Adult Drop-In

Older & Bolder: LGBTQ+ Adult Drop-In

Last Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30pm
A social safe space for individuals from the LGBTQ+ community and allies. Join us for coffee and conversation. Hosted in partnership with the Gilbert Centre.

Midland Makers

Midland Makers

Thursdays, 6-8pm

Join us for engaging speakers, exciting projects, and the chance to share and develop your own high- and low-tech interests with everyone in the community. If you have a particular technology or project of interest you’d like to present on or hear about, please contact Check our website, call, or email for more details.


Tech Help

Tech Help

Every Tuesday and Wednesday – 1-on-1 Tutorials

Figuring out a new device? Giving social media a try? If you’ve got a question about today’s technology or are looking for a little guidance, then we’re here to help!

Join a small workshop and learn with others. Or, book a 30-minute one-on-one session with a resident ‘techie’. See dates and classes here.


Send Us Your Suggestions!

Midland Public Library would love to hear from you! If you have an idea for an adult program that you would like to see at the library, or if you’d like to present a program at the library please let us know by sending us a message at