Seniors’ Appy Hour

Seniors’ Appy Hour

Wednesday, February 26, 2pm 

Learn more about how to use some great apps on your mobile device.

This month we’ll take a closer look at the Simcoe County Library App & Libby. Learn how to use these apps to manage your library account & gain access to thousands of e-books & e-audiobooks on your mobile devices.

FREE.

Drop-in program.

3D Printing – Scanning And Designing In Sketchup

3D Printing – Scanning and Designing in Sketchup

Saturday February 29, 11:00am

Thursday, March 26, 6:30pm

Thursday, April 16, 6:30pm

Get the software skills you need to create 3D printed projects you’ve designed yourself! Join us by installing free Sketchup design software and bringing your own laptop, or use one of ours. We suggest you take the Intro to 3D Printing workshop before attending this one.

Ages 12+.

FREE— Visit the circulation desk to register.

Volunteer Tax Clinics

Volunteer Tax Clinics

March and April, 2020

Community members with low incomes and simple returns can use the free services of a professional, volunteer tax preparer via the Library.

Call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 or email fshergold@midlandlibrary.com to determine eligibility and for more information.

Intro To Podcasting

Intro to Podcasting

Thursday, March 5, 6:30pm

In this two hour session, you’ll be given all the tools you’ll need to take your ideas to people’s ears in this introductory session on Podcasting.

Ages 12+. FREE program. Registration is required due to space limitations.

Job Fair Prep Workshop

Job Fair Prep Workshop

Monday, March 2, 1:30-3:30pm 

We’ve partnered with YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka’s employment specialists to bring you tips & tricks to help you land your dream job! Learn all the dos & don’ts of job fairs. We’ll also point out the great library services available to help you in your quest for employment.

FREE

Registration required. Visit or call the main desk to register.

Tech Workshops For Seniors

Tech Workshops for Seniors

Wednesdays, 11am-1pm

Mar 4: Using Email

Mar 18: 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.

Income Tax Info Session

Income Tax Info Session

Friday, March 6, 2:00-4:00pm

Come to an information session to find out about benefit and credit payments you could get from the Canada Revenue Agency if you do your taxes every year.

Representatives from the Canada Revenue Agency will share information on how benefits are calculated, how and when you should apply for benefits, and will answer any questions you might have.

Free. Drop-in.

 

MakerPlace Open House

MakerPlace Open House

Saturdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Every other week, starting March 7

The Media Lab and the Maker Lab will be open and our MakerPlace Coordinator is on hand. Ask questions & see what the tech can do for you.

Free, drop-in program for all ages.

Intro To Laser Cutting

Intro to Laser Cutting

Thursday, February 13, 6:30pm

Thursday, March 19, 6:30pm

Thursday, April 9, 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+.

FREE

Registration is required due to space limitations.

 

Intro To 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

Thursday February 6, 6:30pm

Thursday, March 12, 6:30pm

Saturday, April 25, 11:00am

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.

Monday Afternoon Movies

Monday Afternoon Movies

Mondays, 2pm

Join us for a FREE afternoon movie on the following Monday afternoons:

  • February 24 – A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (Rated PG)
  • March 23 – Title: TBC
  • March 30 – Title: TBC
  • April 20 – Title: TBC
  • April 27 – Title: TBC

*Films are subject to change

FREE. Drop-in.

Seniors’ Crafternoon: Spring Signs

Seniors’ Crafternoon: Spring Signs 

Wednesday, March 25, 2-4pm 

Spring is just around the corner! Join us to make decorative signs for the season. Together we’ll explore the project potential at your fingertips in the MPL MakerPlace. We’ll provide you with the materials, you supply the creativity.

$5/participant.

Space is limited – registration required.

 

 

Designing For Laser Cutting – Inkscape

Designing for Laser Cutting – Inkscape

Thursday February 20, 6:30pm

Saturday, March 28, 11:00am

Thursday, April 23, 6:30pm

Get the software skills you need to create laser cut projects you’ve designed yourself! Join us by installing free Inkscape design software and bringing your own laptop, or use one of ours. We suggest you take the Intro to Laser Cutting workshop before attending this one.

Ages 12+.

FREE— Visit the circulation desk to register.

An Evening In Israel & Jordan

An Evening in Israel & Jordan

Thursday, April 2, 7:00pm 

Join Kate & Larry on their travels to Israel & Jordan. Visit cities both old and new, see ruins and discover the mystical ancient city of Petra. Learn about communal living in a Kibbutz, cooking with women in a community project and floating in the Dead Sea.

$10, tickets available at the main desk.

Intro To Video Editing

Intro to Video Editing

Thursday, April 2, 6:30pm

Join us to learn best practices for filming and editing your very own videos to put online.

Ages 12+. FREE program. Registration is required due to space limitations.

Ukulele For Beginners

Ukulele for Beginners

Saturday, April 18, 1-2:30pm 

The ukulele is a great way to play, appreciate and enjoy music; it’s simple and easy to learn! Our instructor will show you the basic notes and techniques required for most popular tunes. You’ll even be able to borrow a ukulele to take home and practice!

FREE

Space is limited – visit/call the main desk to register.

SPECIAL THANKS to Huronia Community Foundation 

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.

 

Media Lab Open House

Media Lab Open House

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30pm

Our MakerPlace Coordinator is here to show you what our Media Lab has to offer!

Free, drop-in program for all ages.

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 makerplace@midlandlibrary.com. Check our website, call, or email for more details.

 

Adult Art Program

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.
fshergold@midlandlibrary.com, 705-526-4216 ext. 3305

 

French Conversation Group

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 jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com

This program is a partnership with La Clé.

For dates head to our calendar.

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!

Free.

Registration is required.

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.

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.

6:30pm-8:00pm

Free.

Drop-in.

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, fshergold@midlandlibrary.com or 705-526-4216 ext. 3305, to be placed on a waitlist.

Older & Bolder: LGBTQ+ Adult Drop-In

Older & Bolder: LGBTQ2S+ Adult Drop-In

Last Tuesday of the month, 2-3:30pm

A social safe space for individuals (55+) from the LGBTQ2S+ community & allies.

  • March 31 – Seniors “crafternoon”: Spring-themed crafts.
  • April 28 – Movie showing: (title TBA). Refreshments provided.

Free, drop-in program.
For more information, contact Evan at evanm@gilbertcentre.ca

Hosted in partnership with the Gilbert Centre.

Genealogy Gems

Genealogy Gems

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, kmclaughlin@midlandlibrary.com or 705-526-4216.

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