30 Days Of Digital Drawing

Virtual – 30 Days Of Digital Drawing

Prompts every day in April on Social Media, Zoom meetings every Friday at 4pm

Teens and adults can register for our 30 Days of Digital Drawing program and learn how to create digital art! We’ll loan you a Samsung tablet and drawing stylus to learn on. Spend, 5, 10, or 50 minutes a day honing your skills while completing drawing prompts posted daily to our social media pages. Then, join a Zoom meeting every Friday at 4pm to swap drawing tips, learn more advanced techniques, and draw together! Email jwhipp@midlandlibrary.com for more details or to register.

Ask An Expert Real Estate

Ask an Expert: Real Estate

Tuesday, April 13, 7pm

For the answers to all of your real estate questions and other tips, tricks & advice, join our special virtual interview with a panel of real estate experts.

Email jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com to register and receive online meeting information.

Historic Tales Of True Crime

Historic Tales of True Crime

Friday, April 9, 3pm

Join us for a special presentation by Nancy Leveque of Simcoe County Branch, Ontario Ancestors on a murder story so intriguing, it still has researchers scratching their heads.

Email jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com to register and receive online meeting information.

In partnership with Simcoe County Branch: 

Understanding Nutrition

Understanding Nutrition

Tuesday, March 9, 3pm

Understand nutrition & learn how to make healthier choices for yourselves & your families.

Email jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com to register and receive online meeting information.

Working Women

Working Women: Candid Conversations with Women in Unique Careers

Every Monday in March, 7pm via Zoom

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the achievements of local women in a special interview series.

  • Mar. 1 – Carole Boucher, Architect
  • Mar. 8 – Operation Grow
  • Mar. 15 – Ashlee Hebner, Communications Officer with Barrie Fire & Emergency & Volunteer Firefighter with Town of Penetanguishene
  • Mar. 22 – Ainsley Hobart, Machine Vision Specialist at Innovative Automation Inc.
  • Mar. 29 – Lisa Bertram, Engineer & Owner of Bertram Construction

Email jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com to register & receive online meeting information.

Virtual Author Visit – Julia Zarankin

Virtual Author Visit – Julia Zarankin

Tuesday, May 18, 6:30pm

Julia Zarankin saw her first red-winged blackbird at the age of 35, and it would change her life. Join us for a free virtual visit with the author of Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder and find out more about the challenges and joys of unexpectedly discovering one’s wild side. Contact Faith, fshergold@midlandlibrary.com or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 to register and get the online meeting information.

Cooking With MPL & Flipster

Cooking with MPL & 

Tuesday, February 2

Watch online via 

Join Jenn, MPL Adult & Teen Services Coordinator, as she uses the bestselling magazines on Flipster to improve her recipe repertoire with a hearty recipe perfect for Family Day using MPL’s digital services.

Virtual – Midland Makers DIY Night

Virtual – Midland Makers DIY Night

2nd Thursday of the Month, 6:30pm

Next Session: March 11th
Calling all do-it-yourselfers, crafters, and creatives! Join us on Zoom the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30pm for a live DIY tutorial. Pick up your take & make from the library (while supplies last) and follow along to learn a new skill! For our second DIY Night, the Makers will be learning origami! Email jwhipp@midlandlibrary.com for the online meeting details.

Maker Book Series

Maker Book Series

Sundays in January on YouTube

Winter is long, so why not pass the time by picking up a new hobby? Not sure where to start? No problem! Check out MPL’s Maker Book Series. Every Sunday we will release a post on our YouTube channel featuring a fun and exciting maker skill, books you can check out from MPL, and information on where to get started! From crocheting and jewelry making, to woodworking and DIY projects, MPL has the resources you need! Email jwhipp@midlandlibrary.com for more details.

Virtual Screening – True North: Inside The Rise Of Toronto Basketball

Virtual Screening – True North: Inside the Rise of Toronto Basketball

Tuesday, February 23, 6:30pm 

Join MPL for an online film screening and follow-up discussion celebrating Black History Month. On the heels of the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA Championship and the record-setting number of Canadian draft picks, the Toronto hoop dream is more alive than ever. In this feature-length documentary, director Ryan Sidhoo shines the spotlight on 12-year-old Elijah Fisher, 15-year-old Keone Davis and 18-year-old Cordell Veira as they navigate today’s youth basketball machine in pursuit of their own NBA dreams.

Email Faith at fshergold@midlandlibrary.com or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 to register and receive the online meeting information.

 

Build Your Business – Virtual 1-1 Research And Referrals

Build Your Business – Virtual 1-1 Research and Referrals

Interested in starting or building your small business or entrepreneurship idea, but don’t know where to start? We can be your point of connection to all the great resources available for new or expanding business owners, saving you time! We can also introduce you to the great resources available via your Library, like Simply Analytics, Lynda.com online learning, and more.

Email Faith at fshergold@midlandlibrary.com or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 to book your FREE virtual 1-1 today.

You can also stay up to date by joining our Build Your Business group on Facebook.

 

Virtual Indigenous Film Series

Virtual Indigenous Film Series

Thursday, February 25, 6:30pm 

Thursday, March 25, 6:30pm 

Join MPL for an online film screening and follow-up discussion. On February 25, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up weaves a profound narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own adoption, the stark history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands. On March 25, Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger tells the story of how the life of Jordan River Anderson initiated a battle for the right of First Nations and Inuit children to receive the same standard of social, health and educational services as the rest of the Canadian population.

Email Faith at fshergold@midlandlibrary.com or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 to register and receive the online meeting information.

 

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Club

Virtual B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Book) Club

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

  • Wed. February 24, 7pm – Freedom to Read – A book on the list of written works that have been challenged in Canada in the past decades.
  • Wed. March 31, 7pm – Female Authors – A book by a female author
  • Wed. April 28, 7pm – National Poetry Month – A book of poetry or a novel in verse

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

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

Virtual Book Talks

Virtual Book Talks

Watch online every other Thursday 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 every other 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

These book talks are funded by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund, via the United Way of Simcoe Muskoka.

            

Tech Help

Virtual Tech Help

Every Wednesday, 1:00-4:00pm

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. Please contact Angie at ablackwood@midlandlibrary.com or 705-526-4216 with your technology concern & how you’d like to learn (video chat, 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

Virtual meetings are currently suspended for the holiday season. Our regular Friday meetings will resume Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11am. 

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.

Volunteer Tax Clinics

Volunteer Tax Clinics

March & April 2021

Community members with low incomes and simple returns can use the free services of a professional, volunteer tax preparer via the Library.

Call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 or email fshergold@midlandlibrary.com to determine eligibility and for more information.

Virtual – Income Tax Info Sessions

Virtual – Income Tax Info Sessions

Tuesday, March 9, 2:00pm

Come to a free online information session to find out about benefit and credit payments you could get from the Canada Revenue Agency if you do your taxes every year.

Representatives from the Canada Revenue Agency will share information on how benefits are calculated, how and when you should apply for benefits, and will answer any questions you might have.

Thursday, March 11, 2:00pm

Come to a free online information session about how to protect yourself against fraud and recognize CRA scams.

 

Contact Faith, fshergold@midlandlibrary.com or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 to register and get the online meeting information.

 

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