Author Talk: Marina Nemat

Author Talk: Marina Nemat

Wednesday, June 20 – 6:30 -9 p.m.

Tickets are available at the front desk for $10.00 or $5.00 for students.

Prisoner of Tehran is Marina Nemat’s memoir of her like and political imprisonment in Iran. This extraordinary tale of faith and survival is a testament to the power of love in the face of evil and injustice.

After Tehran, examines the changes in Marina’s life after she wrote Prisoner of Tehran, once everyone knew and could read her story and the courage it took to face her experiences.


An Evening In Abu Dhabi And Dubai

An Evening in Abu Dhabi & Dubai

Thursday, May 3 – 7pm

Tickets: $10, available at the main desk. 

Travel with Mark and Claudia to the United Arab Emirates for the story of a rags to riches in less than a generation. Discover this less traveled area and its history opulence and the importance of dates (not the social kind). Spend a night in a Bedouin camp then marvel at the world’s tallest building and the Grand Mosque. Sip Arabic coffee and enjoy basbousa.

Board Game Night

Board Game Night @ MPL

Thursday, May 17 – 7pm

Free – Drop In!

Choose from a variety of classic and new games. Bring a friend or join others for a fun night of games!

The Loop

The Loop

Free. Last Saturday of the month @ 2pm.

Join us for monthly gatherings to share your favourite needle craft with others. For needle crafters of all skill levels, the Loop is a way of making a time and place for your craft and a change to meet new people who share your interests.

New to knitting? Pick up new tricks and always have someone at the ready to help you through difficult parts of patterns or explain a new-to-you technique.


Books ‘n’ Brews

Books ‘n’ Brews

Monthly MPL Book Club at local pubs.

Interested? Contact Jenn.

Genealogy Workshops

Genealogy Workshops

Join use for one (or all) of these free workshops; registration is required.

Genealogy 101

A brief introduction for those starting out building their family tree.

  • Wednesday, May 2 @ 2-3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 9 @ 6:30-8 pm

Ancestry Library 101

Learn to use this free database to find more information on long-lost relatives.

  • Wednesday, May 23 @ 2-3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 30 @ 6:30-8 pm

World War 1 Records

How to access Attestation Records, war diaries, and more.

  • Wednesday, June 6 @ 6:30-8 pm
First Chapter Indigenous Book Club

First Chapter Indigenous Book Club

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

Register at the Main Desk or contact Faith, or 705-526-4216 ext. 3305.

French Conversation Group

French Conversations Group

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.

Makers Of Midland

Makers of Midland

Midland Public Library is developing a makerspace to offer everyone in our community the opportunity to discover and share their creative passions, and explore the intersection between their creativity and new technologies. This investment will make skills, tools, and equipment that are out of reach for individuals available to the whole community, and allow us to gather and learn together.

If you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, or maker and would be willing to offer insight into relevant programs, materials and tools for the makerspace, or you’re interested in joining our Makerspace Advisory Group, please contact Faith for more information (705-526-4216 ext. 3305, We want to hear from you!


Book Club

Book Club

Join our book club, ‘Between the Covers’, and meet other friendly readers for engaging conversation on each month’s book of choice. All books are provided by the Library.

Books may be from various genres, and members are encouraged to nominate future selections.

Tech Help

Tech Help

Every 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