Author Visit: Terry Fallis
Thursday, November 14, 6:30pm
Terry Fallis is a two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for humour. He is the author of seven national bestsellers, including The Best Laid Plans, and No Relation.
Join us for a discussion and reading from Terry’s latest book, Albatross.
Tickets $10/ea. $5 for seniors/students.
Tickets available at the main desk.
NaNoWriMo Writers’ Gathering
Saturday, November 2, 11am-3pm
November is National Novel Writing Month! We’ve got the space and motivation to get your creativity flowing!
Join us to meet other local writers participating in NaNoWriMo. Together we’ll help you keep motivated to write the next chapter of your novel (or go ahead and finish the entire thing!).
Tuesday, October 22, 6:30-8:30pm
Celebrate our amazing community by attending a free concert for Ontario Public Library Week! Join the Sistema Youth Orchestra, the Children’s Community Choir, and Vox Femina for some beautiful music.
FREE, drop-in program.
Brews & Bots
Thursday, October 24, 6-9pm
Gather up your buds to build and battle robots while sampling some tasty craft beer!
$15 / person, 19+. Proceeds support the MPL MakerPlace. Tickets available now!
Tech Workshops for Seniors
Oct 9: Choosing a Device / Understanding Data Plans
Oct 23: Using the Internet
Nov 13: Using Email
Nov 27: Using Social Media
Contact Faith, 705-526-4216 ext. 3305, for more information.
Free program. Registration is required.
Thanks to New Horizons for Seniors and the Gateway Centre for Learning for their support.
Adult Art Program
Thursdays 1-3pm at the Quest Art School & Gallery
We’re celebrating the HeART of the Community with an adult art program. Join a small group of participants from the HERO Centre at Quest Art School & Gallery to learn amazing skills from professional instructors including: glass, 3D printing, printmaking, pottery, textiles & more!
Space is limited, contact Faith for more info or to register.
email@example.com, 705-526-4216 ext. 3305
November: Glass Art with Sue Dalrymple
January: 3D printing in the MPL MakerPlace
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.
Intro to 3D Printing
Thursday November 14, 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday December 7, 11am-1pm
Thursday January 9, 6:30-8:30pm
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.
FREE— Visit the circulation desk to register.
Intro to Laser Cutting
Thursday, November 21, 6:30pm
Thursday, December 5, 6:30pm
Saturday, January 4, 11:00am
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.
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.
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.
Last Thursday of each month, 3:00pm
Join us for a monthly meetup to exchange tips, tricks and ideas to expand your family tree. Contact Kim about the Genealogy Gems, firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-526-4216.
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.
Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week!
Food for Fines
We’re celebrating Ontario Public Library Week. All week long bring in a non-perishable food item to receive $1 off in fine forgiveness (maximum $10).
An Exciting New Collection is Coming to MPL!
Sunday, October 20, 2pm
Join us as we kick off Ontario Public Library Week with the exciting launch of MPL’s newest lending and learning collection. FREE. Drop-in.
MakerPlace Open House
Monday, October 21, 3:30-5:30pm
Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week in the MPL MakerPlace! Watch our 3D printers and laser cutter in action; try out our green screen; play an instrument; build with LEGO or K’Nex; run a robot race! FREE. Drop-in.
Seniors’ Crafternoon: Book Bags
Tuesday, October 22, 2-4pm
Make a book bag to bring home your library materials in style! Use the Cricut to explore the project potential at your fingertips in the MPL MakerPlace. We’ll provide the materials, you supply the creativity. $5/participant. Visit the main desk to register.
Tuesday, October 22, 6:30pm
Celebrate our amazing community by attending a free concert for Ontario Public Library Week! Join the Sistema Youth Orchestra, the Children’s Community Choir, Vivo and Vox Femina for some beautiful music. FREE. Drop-in.
Brews and Bots
Thursday, October 24, 6-9pm
Gather up your buds to build and battle robots while sampling some tasty craft beer! $15 / person, 19+. Proceeds support the MPL MakerPlace. Tickets available now.
Launch of MPL’s Ukulele Lending & Learning Collection
Sunday, October 20, 2pm
Join us for the launch of our new ukulele lending and learning collection.
FREE. All welcome. Drop-in program.
Special thanks to Huronia Community Foundation for their support of this program,
Seniors’ Crafternoon: Custom Book Bags
Tuesday, October 22, 2pm
Take your library materials home in style! Use the Cricut to explore the project potential at your fingertips in the MPL MakerPlace. We’ll provide the materials, you supply the creativity.
$5/participant. Space is limited – registration required.
Once Upon a Tombstone
Wednesday October 30, 2pm & 6pm
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.
Hearing and Hearing Loss Presentation and Screening
Wednesday, November 13, 11am-4pm
Notice a change in your hearing? Having trouble communicating with someone who has hearing loss? Come to a free, drop-in presentation on hearing and hearing loss at 11am, followed by free hearing screenings, thanks to the Canadian Hearing Society. To book one of the afternoon screenings, contact Faith, 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 or email@example.com.
French Conversation Group
Fridays at 11:00 AM
Free – Drop In!
Practice your French conversation skills & meet new people in a relaxed environment. Newcomers always welcome! For more information, contact Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is a partnership with La Clé.
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 email@example.com. Check our website, call, or email for more details.
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.
First Chapter Indigenous Book Club
MPL’s book club exploring Indigenous authors, works, and topics.
The club is currently full. Contact Faith, firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-526-4216 ext. 3305, to be placed on a waitlist.