Author Visit: Terry Fallis

Author Visit: Terry Fallis

Thursday, November 14, 6:30pm 

Terry Fallis is a two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for humour. He is the author of seven national bestsellers, including The Best Laid Plans, and No Relation.

Join us for a discussion and reading from Terry’s latest book, Albatross.

Tickets $10/ea. $5 for seniors/students.

Tickets available at the main desk.

NaNoWriMo Writers’ Gathering

NaNoWriMo Writers’ Gathering

Saturday, November 2, 11am-3pm

November is National Novel Writing Month! We’ve got the space and motivation to get your creativity flowing!

Join us to meet other local writers participating in NaNoWriMo. Together we’ll help you keep motivated to write the next chapter of your novel (or go ahead and finish the entire thing!).




Community Concert

Community Concert

Tuesday, October 22, 6:30-8:30pm

Celebrate our amazing community by attending a free concert for Ontario Public Library Week! Join the Sistema Youth Orchestra, the Children’s Community Choir, and Vox Femina for some beautiful music.

FREE, drop-in program.

Brews & Bots

Brews & Bots

Thursday, October 24, 6-9pm

Gather up your buds to build and battle robots while sampling some tasty craft beer!

$15 / person, 19+. Proceeds support the MPL MakerPlace. Tickets available now!

Thanks to

Tech Workshops For Seniors

Tech Workshops for Seniors

Wednesdays, 11am-1pm

Oct 9: Choosing a Device / Understanding Data Plans
Oct 23: Using the Internet
Nov 13: Using Email
Nov 27: 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.

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., 705-526-4216 ext. 3305

September: Steampunk

October: Collage

November: Glass Art with Sue Dalrymple

December: Cardmaking

January: 3D printing in the MPL MakerPlace

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.

Intro To 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

Thursday November 14, 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday December 7, 11am-1pm

Thursday January 9, 6:30-8:30pm

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.

Ages 12+.

FREE— Visit the circulation desk to register.

Intro To Laser Cutting

Intro to Laser Cutting

Thursday, November 21, 6:30pm

Thursday, December 5, 6:30pm

Saturday, January 4, 11:00am

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.


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.




Older & Bolder: LGBTQ+ Adult Drop-In

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 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, or 705-526-4216.

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!


Registration is required.

Ontario Public Library Week

Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week!

Food for Fines

October 20-26

We’re celebrating Ontario Public Library Week. All week long bring in a non-perishable food item to receive $1 off in fine forgiveness (maximum $10).

An Exciting New Collection is Coming to MPL!

Sunday, October 20, 2pm

Join us as we kick off Ontario Public Library Week with the exciting launch of MPL’s newest lending and learning collection. FREE. Drop-in.

MakerPlace Open House

Monday, October 21, 3:30-5:30pm

Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week in the MPL MakerPlace! Watch our 3D printers and laser cutter in action; try out our green screen; play an instrument; build with LEGO or K’Nex; run a robot race! FREE. Drop-in.

Seniors’ Crafternoon: Book Bags

Tuesday, October 22, 2-4pm

Make a book bag to bring home your library materials in style! Use the Cricut to explore the project potential at your fingertips in the MPL MakerPlace. We’ll provide the materials, you supply the creativity. $5/participant. Visit the main desk to register.

Community Concert

Tuesday, October 22, 6:30pm

Celebrate our amazing community by attending a free concert for Ontario Public Library Week! Join the Sistema Youth Orchestra, the Children’s Community Choir, Vivo and Vox Femina for some beautiful music. FREE. Drop-in.

Brews and Bots

Thursday, October 24, 6-9pm

Gather up your buds to build and battle robots while sampling some tasty craft beer! $15 / person, 19+. Proceeds support the MPL MakerPlace. Tickets available now.

Launch Of MPL’s Ukulele Lending & Learning Collection

Launch of MPL’s Ukulele Lending & Learning Collection

Sunday, October 20, 2pm 

Join us for the launch of our new ukulele lending and learning collection.

FREE. All welcome. Drop-in program.

Special thanks to Huronia Community Foundation for their support of this program,

Seniors’ Crafternoon: Custom Book Bags

Seniors’ Crafternoon: Custom Book Bags

Tuesday, October 22, 2pm 

Take your library materials home in style! Use the Cricut to explore the project potential at your fingertips in the MPL MakerPlace. We’ll provide the materials, you supply the creativity.

$5/participant. Space is limited – registration required.



Once Upon A Tombstone

Once Upon a Tombstone

Wednesday October 30, 2pm & 6pm

Explore our local cemeteries with Kim in this presentation of some of the most unique & interesting grave markers in our local area!

FREE. Registration required.


Remembering On Remembrance Day

Remembering on Remembrance Day

Wednesday, November 6, 2pm & 6pm 

Pay homage to the soldier in your family this Remembrance Day! Discover what your ancestors endured during the world’s first Great War.

FREE. Registration required.


Hearing And Hearing Loss Presentation And Screening

Hearing and Hearing Loss Presentation and Screening

Wednesday, November 13, 11am-4pm

Notice a change in your hearing? Having trouble communicating with someone who has hearing loss? Come to a free, drop-in presentation on hearing and hearing loss at 11am, followed by free hearing screenings, thanks to the Canadian Hearing Society.  To book one of the afternoon screenings, contact Faith, 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 or

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

This program is a partnership with La Clé.

For dates head to our calendar.

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 Check our website, call, or email for more details.


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.


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, or 705-526-4216 ext. 3305, to be placed on a waitlist.

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