Author Talk: Alice Jane Hamilton
Tuesday, June 27th @ 7:00pm – FREE FOR ALL
Come to the Midland Public Library for an evening of long ago stories, featuring “Finding John Rae” by Alice Jane Hamilton.
This creative nonfiction biography of the celebrated Arctic explorer Dr. John Rae begins in 1854 when, on a mapping expedition to the Boothia Peninsula, Rae discovers the missing link in the Northwest Passage. On the same trip, a chance encounter with an Inuit hunter leads him to uncover the tragic fate that befell the officers and crew of the long-missing Franklin Expedition when, starving on the ice, they resorted to cannibalism.
Author Talk: Peter Jennings
Saturday, June 24th @ 2:00pm – FREE FOR ALL
Join Peter Jennings for an inspiration talk on the power of optimism. Shark Assault tells the story of co-author, Nicole Moore, a nurse from Ontario who was brutally attached by a shark while on vacation in Mexico. Her quick thinking saved her from dying, but she lost 60% of her blood and her arm had to be amputated.
Shark Assault is about overcoming trauma and challenges with the power of positivity. Hear the story behind the book, the reports from 3 shark experts and a reading from Peter.
Autographed books will be available for purchase.
Canadian Movie Night
6:30pm – FREE
Join us at MPL in celebrating Canada in the way of film. We are showing two Canadian films for the month of June.
Thursday, June 22nd – “Sleeping Giant” is the story of 3 teenage boys, bored of the summer on the shores of Lake Superior. The story takes on the dares and adventure that only 14 year old boys share.
Thursday, June 29th – “Big News from Grand Rock” is the story of a small town journalist, who makes up stories for his hometown newspaper. One of these fabricated stories catches the eye of a big city reporter since one of these made up stories is actually true and now he’s in a little trouble….
50th Anniversary on King St. Celebration
Friday, June 30th
Did you know that Friday, June 30th marks the 50th Anniversary of Midland Public Library being in it’s currently location on King Street? Join us at 2pm to celebrate this milestone with lots of fun, cake & prizes!
Everyone is welcome!
FREE for all ages
Makers of Midland
CANCELLED – Stay tuned for future dates for this program.
Meet other creators, tinkerers, hobbyists, and crafters. Share your projects and techniques, and try something new! Find out what other great things people are making in Midland!
As this group grows, we will feature 3 new creators each month.
June 8 @ 6:30pm – Jars & Succulents $10
Monthly DIY workshops just for ladies!
Try different tools and get creative with little projects you can be proud of. These hands-on craft nights are a great way to unwind and and be yourself with other women, all while learning something new!
Now Reading: Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
June 21 @ 4-5:00pm
Join our book club, ‘Between the Covers’, and meet other friendly readers for engaging conversation on each month’s book of choice. All books are provided by the Library.
Books may be from various genres, and members are encouraged to nominate future selections.
Thursday, August 3rd @ 7pm – Genealogy 101 and Local Resources
Coming soon – Genealogy Club
Every family has a story. What’s yours? Learn tips and tricks to uncover your family’s history, and dig into the wealth of resources available to you as a local resident and library member.
Every Wednesday – 1-on-1 Tutorials
June 15 @ 2pm – eBooks for Kobo
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.