Virtual Festive Happy Hour
Tuesday, December 8, 7pm
Join MPL for a virtual happy hour from the comfort of your own home and learn how to make festive cocktails & mocktails to make your spirits bright.
Email Jenn at email@example.com to register and receive online meeting information.
Virtual Cookie Walk
Saturdays in December & special Santa taste test Dec. 23
Participate in our virtual cookie walk! Each Saturday, we’ll release a new cookie recipe and baking video to help you recreate your favourite cookies from MPL.
Tune in December 23, when Santa will conduct a taste test to let us know which cookie he prefers.
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Virtual Author Visit: Kate Hilton
Thursday, December 3, 7pm
Join us for a special conversation with Canadian author Kate Hilton, the bestselling author of The Hole in the Middle and Just Like Family. Kate’s latest novel is Better Luck Next Time, a laugh-out-loud generational family comedy for those of us who have survived siblings, children, parents, and marriage.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Tech Savvy Seniors
Saturdays on our Facebook and YouTube pages
Technology can be overwhelming. But learning the basics of technology can make your life easier, keep you socially engaged, stimulate your mind, and provide you with a creative outlet. Join Jen every week on Youtube or Facebook for quick technology tips and info, starting Saturday November 7. Call Jen at (705) 526-4216 ext. 3321 or email email@example.com for more information, or to request a specific technology related topic! Let’s tackle technology together!
Enjoy working with your hands? Give embroidery a try with MPL’s Easy Embroidery program. Learn the basics of embroidery in just seven weeks! Register and pick up your easy embroidery kit at MPL starting on Monday Oct. 26. Then follow along with weekly embroidery tutorials released every Monday at 4pm beginning on Monday Nov. 2. You’ll learn basic stitches, easy flower designs, and fun fonts, culminating in a beautiful final project. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to register.
Fall Reading Challenge: 10 to Try
September 21 – December 21
Challenge yourself to read a book in each of our 10 categories and keep track of your reading online or with the Beanstack app for your chance to win great prizes. Ages 12+.
Register online here or using the FREE Beanstack app.
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. November 25, 7pm – Read a non-fiction book
- Wed. December 16, 7pm – Read a seasonal book (winter/holidays)
Email email@example.com to register and receive the meeting link.
Need help finding a title to fit our prompt? Visit our personal reading recommendations page.
Introduction to Ukulele
Borrow a ukulele from our lending & learning collection and check out the MPL YouTube channel for a series of introductory videos from ukulele instructor Sean McGaughey: https://youtu.be/
Our ukulele kits come with an instrument, instruction booklet, tuner and case!
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.
5 libraries, 5 books, 1 winner!
Join your Library for our first ever Simcoe Reads! A champion from each community has chosen a book they think everyone in Simcoe County should read right now. Midland champion, Kristi Presse, has chosen Jesse Thistle’s heartwrenching memoir of homelessness and coming into his Metis identity, From the Ashes.
A winner was chosen at the end of September. Watch the debate online.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-526-4216 with your technology concern & how you’d like to learn (video chat, phone) to book your time. FREE – registration required.
Virtual Midland Makers
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 email@example.com.
Virtual French Conversation Group
Join us for special virtual meetings during the COVID-19 closure. Email Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
This program is a partnership with La Clé.
Virtual MPL Writers’ Group
Email Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org to “register” to receive the link to our Zoom meeting.
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.