Monday Afternoon Movies
Mondays, 2pm, starts June 17th
Join us for a FREE afternoon movie every Monday! Just drop-in. Feel free to bring your own snack & join us for the cinematic fun.
*Films are subject to change
June 17- On the basis of sex (Rated G)
June 24- Vice (Rated 14A)
The Art of Downsizing
Tuesday, June 18, 2-3pm
Thinking of downsizing? Michelle Lockhurst , of Stress Free Moving, shares her insights on paring down a lifetime of stuff to simplify your home. Learn how the MPL MakerPlace can help you preserve family memories and de-clutter your home.
Let’s Talk About: Human Trafficking
Tuesday, June 11, 7pm – 8:30pm
Sherrie Fraser, social worker with Child Advocacy Centre, sheds light on human trafficking. Learn more about human trafficking, how to recognize it and what we as a community can do to prevent it.
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.
Intro to Laser Cutting
Thursday, June 13, 6:30pm
Thursday, July 18, 6:30pm
Thursday, August 15, 6:30pm
Saturday, August 17, 11am
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.
Intro to 3D Printing
Thursday, June 6, 6:30pm
Thursday, July 11, 6:30pm
Thursday, August 8, 6:30pm
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.
Who Do You Think You Are?
Tuesday, June 4th: 6pm or Thursday, June 6th: 2pm
Join us as we explore the exciting world of DNA testing and how it relates to your genealogy research.
An Evening in the Azores
Thursday, June 20, 7pm – 8:30pm
Adventure to the Azores with Tom and Leslie! Learn more about the dramatic landscapes and rich Portuguese culture of one of the most remote European destinations. Discover the signs of volcanic activity, the rich whaling history and other stunning features of this far-flung archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic.
Available at the main desk.
Pride Film Screening
Wednesday, June 26, 6:30pm
MPL and The Gilbert Centre are celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month with a special screening of Pride, a comedy about London-based gay and lesbian activists who lent their support to striking miners in 1984 Wales.
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.
Register at the main desk.
Third Wednesday of each month, 2:30pm
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.
First Chapter Indigenous Book Club
MPL’s book club exploring Indigenous authors, works, and topics.
The club is currently full. Contact Faith, email@example.com or 705-526-4216 ext. 3305, to be placed on a waitlist.
French Conversation Group
Fridays at 11:00 AM
Free – Drop In!
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.
Come in & talk with our trained peer support worker. We provide a safe, confidential & non-judgmental environment to explore your personal goals, strengths & challenges. We can help you improve your quality of life. This is a FREE program.
Contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-526-4216 ext 3305 to see what it’s all about or to book an appointment.
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 partner-ship with the Gilbert Centre.
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.