Date Night @ Home With Quest Art: Adult Take & Make

Date Night @ Home with Quest Art: Adult Take & Make

Available for curbside pickup appointment February 10. 

Spend an evening with your partner as you create masterpieces for your home or office! We’ll supply the kit, you supply the creativity. Call (705) 526-4216 or email jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com to reserve a kit today! FREE – while supplies last.

Virtual instruction provided by:

Cooking With MPL & Flipster

Cooking with MPL & 

Tuesday, February 2

Watch online via 

Join Jenn, MPL Adult & Teen Services Coordinator, as she uses the bestselling magazines on Flipster to improve her recipe repertoire with a hearty recipe perfect for Family Day using MPL’s digital services.

Read For 15

Read for 15!

Wednesday, January 27

Help us celebrate literacy and reach our community goal of reading 4000 minutes on Family Literacy Day!

Report your reading online here, using the FREE Beanstack app, by calling the main desk (705) 526-4216, or report on social media using #Readfor15Midland

Report your reading to enter our prize draw: we’re giving away a book every 15 minutes during our open hours!

Heads Up For Healthier Brains With Alzheimer Society Of Simcoe County

Virtual – Heads Up for Healthier Brains with Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County

A virtual workshop series to learn more about and participate in discussions on:

Email jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com or call the main desk to register.

This series is offered in partnership with: 

Family Literacy Day: Snowman Building Competition

Family Literacy Day: Snowman Building Competition

January 20 – 27

Build a snowman together as a family! Send us a photo at jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com or tag us online using #MPLFLD2021 for your chance to win a family literacy prize package.

Self-Care Bingo

Self-Care Bingo

January 1 -31

MPL wants to help you start off the New Year by making choices that benefit your physical & mental health. Complete & return our self-care bingo card for your chance to win a prize package.

Return bingo cards by January 31.

Click here to download our bingo card. 

Virtual – Midland Makers DIY Night

Virtual – Midland Makers DIY Night

2nd Thursday of the Month, 6:30pm

Starting February 11

Calling all do-it-yourselfers, crafters, and creatives! On February 11th we are kicking off DIY Night with the Midland Makers! Join us on Zoom the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30pm for a live DIY tutorial. Pick up your take & make from the library (while supplies last) and follow along to learn a new skill! For our first ever DIY Night, the Makers will host a Valentine’s Day card making workshop and you get to pick the designs! Starting January 25th, you can vote for your favourite card on our Facebook page, and we will teach you how to make the top 4! Making together is better! Email jwhipp@midlandlibrary.com for the online meeting details.

Maker Book Series

Maker Book Series

Sundays in January on YouTube

Winter is long, so why not pass the time by picking up a new hobby? Not sure where to start? No problem! Check out MPL’s Maker Book Series. Every Sunday we will release a post on our YouTube channel featuring a fun and exciting maker skill, books you can check out from MPL, and information on where to get started! From crocheting and jewelry making, to woodworking and DIY projects, MPL has the resources you need! Email jwhipp@midlandlibrary.com for more details.

Virtual Screening – True North: Inside The Rise Of Toronto Basketball

Virtual Screening – True North: Inside the Rise of Toronto Basketball

Tuesday, February 23, 6:30pm 

Join MPL for an online film screening and follow-up discussion celebrating Black History Month. On the heels of the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA Championship and the record-setting number of Canadian draft picks, the Toronto hoop dream is more alive than ever. In this feature-length documentary, director Ryan Sidhoo shines the spotlight on 12-year-old Elijah Fisher, 15-year-old Keone Davis and 18-year-old Cordell Veira as they navigate today’s youth basketball machine in pursuit of their own NBA dreams.

Email Faith at fshergold@midlandlibrary.com or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 to register and receive the online meeting information.

 

Build Your Business – Virtual 1-1 Research And Referrals

Build Your Business – Virtual 1-1 Research and Referrals

Interested in starting or building your small business or entrepreneurship idea, but don’t know where to start? We can be your point of connection to all the great resources available for new or expanding business owners, saving you time! We can also introduce you to the great resources available via your Library, like Simply Analytics, Lynda.com online learning, and more.

Email Faith at fshergold@midlandlibrary.com or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 to book your FREE virtual 1-1 today.

You can also stay up to date by joining our Build Your Business group on Facebook.

 

Virtual Indigenous Film Series

Virtual Indigenous Film Series

Thursday, January 28, 6:30pm 

Thursday, February 25, 6:30pm 

Thursday, March 25, 6:30pm 

Join MPL for an online film screening and follow-up discussion. On January 28, the film Gather examines Indigenous foodways and the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty. On February 25, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up weaves a profound narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own adoption, the stark history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands. On March 25, Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger tells the story of how the life of Jordan River Anderson initiated a battle for the right of First Nations and Inuit children to receive the same standard of social, health and educational services as the rest of the Canadian population.

Email Faith at fshergold@midlandlibrary.com or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 to register and receive the online meeting information.

 

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Club

Virtual B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Book) Club

Read a book that fits our theme and join friendly readers to discuss via Zoom. New members always welcome!

  • Wed. January 27, 7pm – Read a collection of short stories
  • Wed. February 24, 7pm – Freedom to Read – A book on the list of written works that have been challenged in Canada in the past decades.

Email jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com to register and receive the meeting link.

Need help finding a title to fit our prompt? Visit our personal reading recommendations page.

Virtual Book Talks

Virtual Book Talks

Watch online on Thursdays via social media & YouTube.

We know finding your next read can be more difficult when browsing the library shelves isn’t an option, so each week we’ll release short book talks on our social media and YouTube pages to introduce you to some of our new arrivals and great library reads.

All booktalks are available on demand on our YouTube channel

These book talks are funded by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund, via the United Way of Simcoe Muskoka.

            

Tech Help

Virtual Tech Help

Every Wednesday, 1:00-4:00pm

Figuring out a new device? Giving video chat 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! Sessions are booked for Wednesday afternoons. Please contact Angie at ablackwood@midlandlibrary.com or 705-526-4216 with your technology concern & how you’d like to learn (video chat, phone) to book your time. FREE – registration required.

 

Midland Makers

Virtual Midland Makers

Thursdays, 6:30-8pm

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, & to get the link to each week’s video meeting, please contact makerplace@midlandlibrary.com.

 

French Conversation Group

Virtual French Conversation Group

Virtual meetings are currently suspended for the holiday season. Our regular Friday meetings will resume Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11am. 

Join us for special virtual meetings during the COVID-19 closure. Email Jenn at jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com to “register” and receive Zoom meeting links. 

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 jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com

This program is a partnership with La Clé.

For dates head to our calendar.

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 info@midlandlibrary.com