Virtual B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Book) Club: Summer Reading Edition

Virtual B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Book) Club: Summer Reading Edition

Last Wednesday of the Month, 7pm

Read a book that fits our theme and join friendly readers to discuss via Zoom. New members always welcome!

  • July 29, 7pm – Read a book with a summery word in the title (i.e. summer, lake, heat, sun, etc.)
  • August 26 , 7pm – Read a book set in a far away place.

Email jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com to register and receive the meeting link.

Don’t forget to visit our summer reading pages and register for our Adult Summer Reading Challenge. 

Need help finding a title to fit our prompt? Visit our personal reading recommendations page.

Virtual Book Talks

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

Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading 2020

June 19 – September 7

Join in on the adventure! Log your reading on Beanstack to complete our adult summer reading challenge. You’ll get a cool MPL camping mug (while supplies last), and you can put in your ballots for a grand prize draw!

Virtual – Your Rights During COVID

Virtual – Your Rights during COVID

Select Tuesdays, 1-2pm

Join an expert from the Community Legal Clinic to find out more about your rights in this challenging time. Contact Faith at fshergold@midlandlibrary.com or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 to get the online meeting invitation.

July 7: Tenant Rights During Covid-19

  • Learn about your rights as a tenant, and how Covid-19 has affected proceedings at the Landlord and Tenant Board.

July 21: Employment Law During Covid-19

  • Learn about your rights as an employee, about temporary layoffs and whether or not your employer can change your work hours during Covid-19.

Simcoe Reads Virtual Book Club

Simcoe Reads Virtual Book Club

Saturday, September 12, 2pm

Join MPL Champion, Kristi Presse & MPL Community Engagement Coordinator, Faith Roebuck-Shergold for a virtual book club to discuss From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle.

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. Our competitors are Barrie, Essa, Innisfil, and Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Libraries, but we know we’ll come out ahead!

Click here to join the Simcoe Reads Challenge and track your reading.

**Remember: Earn a Simcoe Reads Challenge Activity Badge for attending this event**

Virtual Author Event With Jesse Thistle

Virtual Author Event with Jesse Thistle

Thursday, August 13, 7pm 

Join us for a special virtual conversation with Jesse Thistle, author of From the Ashes, our Simcoe Reads 2020 MPL pick.

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. Our competitors are Barrie, Essa, Innisfil, and Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Libraries, but we know we’ll come out ahead!

Click here to join the Simcoe Reads Challenge and track your reading.

**Remember: Earn a Simcoe Reads Challenge Activity Badge for attending this event**

Tech Help

Virtual Tech Help

Every Wednesday

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 (starting May 6) and will be 40 minutes maximum. Please contact Angie at ablackwood@midlandlibrary.com with your technology concern & how you’d like to learn (video chat, text, phone) to book your time. FREE – registration required.

 

Midland Makers

Virtual Midland Makers

Thursdays, 6:30-8pm

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, & to get the link to each week’s video meeting, please contact makerplace@midlandlibrary.com.

 

French Conversation Group

Virtual French Conversation Group

Join us for special virtual meetings during the COVID-19 closure. Email Jenn at jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com 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 jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com

This program is a partnership with La Clé.

For dates head to our calendar.

MPL Writers’ Group

Virtual MPL Writers’ Group

Email Jenn at jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com 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.

Free.

 

Books ‘n’ Brews: Stay @ Home Edition

Books ‘n’ Brews: Stay @ Home Edition

Thursday, June 25, 7pm-8pm 

We’ve revived one of our most popular programs to help bust boredom during this time of physical distancing!

Books n’ Brews: Stay @ Home Edition continues with The Trust by Ronald Balson for the next virtual book club discussion.

It’s easy to join, just follow these steps.
3. Email Jenn at jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com to “register” and receive a link to our Zoom meeting.
4. Grab your favourite “brew” and join us for a virtual book club discussion Thurs., June 25 at 7pm!

Looking forward to “seeing” you then!

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