Board Game Afternoon

Board Game Afternoon

Wednesday, January 22, 2-4pm 

Choose from a variety of classic and new games to play. Bring a friend or join others for a fun afternoon of games!


Drop-in program.

Naturopathic Medicine 101

Naturopathic Medicine 101

Thursday, January 9, 7-8pm

Sharon E. Hannaford Whitmore, ND discusses naturopathic medicine. What is it? How does it work? How is it regulated?


Drop-in program.

Christmas Gift Wrapping Party

Christmas Gift Wrapping Party

Monday, December 23, 10am-1pm

Come for a morning of merriment! We’ve got what you need to wrap those last minute gifts. Create your own DIY wrapping paper or make a custom laser cut gift label from the MPL MakerPlace. All ages.

FREE, while supplies last.

Laser cut gift labels – $2


Seniors’ Crafternoon: Christmas Mugs With The Cricut

Seniors’ Crafternoon: Christmas Mugs with the Cricut

Thursday, December 12, 2pm-4pm 

Create a Christmas mug to celebrate the holiday season. Use the Cricut to explore the project potential at your fingertips in MPL MakerPlace. We’ll provide the materials, you supply the creativity.


Space is limited – registration required.



Designing For Laser Cutting – Inkscape

Designing for Laser Cutting – Inkscape

Thursday December 12, 6:30pm

Thursday January 16, 6:30pm

Thursday February 20, 6:30pm

Get the software skills you need to create laser cut projects you’ve designed yourself! Join us by installing free Inkscape design software and bringing your own laptop, or use one of ours. We suggest you take the Intro to Laser Cutting workshop before attending this one.

Ages 12+.

FREE— Visit the circulation desk to register.

3D Printing – Scanning And Designing In Sketchup

3D Printing – Scanning and Designing in Sketchup

Thursday December 19, 6:30pm

Thursday January 23, 6:30pm

Saturday February 29, 11:00am

Get the software skills you need to create 3D printed projects you’ve designed yourself! Join us by installing free Sketchup design software and bringing your own laptop, or use one of ours. We suggest you take the Intro to 3D Printing workshop before attending this one.

Ages 12+.

FREE— Visit the circulation desk to register.

Tech Workshops For Seniors

Tech Workshops for Seniors

Wednesdays, 11am-1pm

Nov 27: Using Social Media

Jan 8: Photos and Albums

Jan 22: Online Genealogy

Feb 5: Choosing A Device / Understanding Data Plans

Feb 19: Using the Internet

Mar 4: Using Email

Mar 18: 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

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

Saturday December 7, 11:00am

Thursday January 9, 6:30pm

Thursday February 6, 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.

Ages 12+.

FREE— Visit the circulation desk to register.

Monday Afternoon Movies

Monday Afternoon Movies

Mondays, 2pm

Join us for a FREE afternoon movie on the following Monday afternoons:

  • December 23 – Downton Abbey Movie (Rated PG)
  • December 30 – NO FILM – Christmas Break Family Movie
  • January 6 – The Goldfinch (Rated 14A)
  • January 20 – Judy (Rated PG)
  • January 27 – TBC
  • February 24 – TBC

*Films are subject to change

FREE. Drop-in.

Intro To Laser Cutting

Intro to Laser Cutting

Thursday, December 5, 6:30pm

Saturday, January 4, 11:00am

Thursday, February 13, 6:30pm

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: LGBTQ2S+ Adult Drop-In

Last Tuesday of the month, 2-3:30pm

A social safe space for individuals (55+) from the LGBTQ2S+ community & allies.

  • Jan 28 – Ways to Combat Social Isolation for LGBTQ2S+ Seniors
  • Feb 25 – Bingo! Join us for fun times & prizes!

Free, drop-in program.
For more information, contact Evan at

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.

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.

MPL Christmas Market

MPL Christmas Market

Saturday, December 14th – 9:30am – 3:00pm

Support local artisans & crafters by doing your Christmas shopping at the annual MPL Christmas Market. There will also be a canteen, gift basket draw, & cookie walk on site.

FREE admission to the public.

If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Arlene at or 705-526-4216 ext. 3312


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