Virtual – Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Virtual – Adult Summer Reading Challenge

June 25 – September 6

Why should kids have all the fun?

Track your summer reading in Beanstack. Earn raffle tickets for your chance to win the grand prize draw for a Cuisinart: Galateria Ice Cream Maker or our secondary gift card prizes to Georgian Bay Books or Tiny Gems.

Complete activities for additional chances to win!

Complete the challenge and receive MPL swag bag including journal, pen & camping mug! (while quantities last).

Click here to register on Beanstack.

Virtual – Seniors’ Storytelling Series

Virtual – #SeniorsMonth Storytelling Series

Tuesdays in June, 2 pm

June is Seniors’ month and MPL is celebrating the many ways seniors contribute to our community with a special virtual storytelling series. Join us for candid conversations with local seniors about their experiences.

Click here to watch on


Virtual – Love, Scott Film Screening

Virtual – Love, Scott Film Screening

Tuesday, June 15, 7 pm

Following the journey of a young gay musician who is attacked & paralyzed, Love, Scott is an intimate and visually evocative window into queer experience.

Email to register and receive online meeting information.

In partnership with

Virtual – Celebrate LGBTQ2S+ History With The ArQuives

Virtual – Celebrate LGBTQ2S+ History with The ArQuives

Thursday, June 24, 7 pm

Learn & celebrate the Gay Liberation Movement in Toronto & Canada, the history of the Gay Village in Toronto, and the birth of The ArQuives, with archivist Ariana Ho.

Email to register and receive online meeting information.

In partnership with

Virtual – Book Tournament

Virtual – Book Tournament

July 2 – August 27

16 of MPL’s most popular titles go head-to-head in this tournament. Vote for your favourites until there is one book crowned the champion!

Virtual – Fun & Games With MPL

Virtual – Fun & Games with MPL

Sundays starting July 4, 2pm on YouTube. 

Each week we’ll highlight a game in MPL’s new board game lending collection!

Virtual – How To Play With MPL

Virtual – How to Play with MPL

  • July 7 – How to Play: Poker
  • July 21 – How to Play: Bridge
  • Aug. 18 – How to Play: Euchre

Follow our video series for an introduction (or refresher!) to a few traditional card games, including general concepts, game play & strategy.

Virtual – Simcoe Reads Book Discussion

Virtual – Simcoe Reads Book Discussion

Tuesday at 6:30pm

July 27 – September 7

Join other interested readers to discuss the 7 books chosen for our Simcoe Reads challenge, with 6 other Simcoe County libraries! Stay tuned for all the details as Simcoe Reads launches July 2! Contact Faith, 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 or email to register and for more details.

Virtual – Midland Makers DIY Night

Virtual – Midland Makers DIY Night

3rd Thursday of the Month, 6:30pm

Calling all do-it-yourselfers, crafters, and creatives! Join us on Zoom the 3rd 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! Making together is better!

June 17—Mystery Take & Make Embroidery. Whether it is your first time trying embroidery or if you are looking for your next project, our YouTube channel will feature helpful tutorials throughout the month of June.

July 15—Backyard Games. Create a festive bean bag toss for your backyard!

August 19—Game on! Throughout the month of August, we’re discussing games and gaming technology. Our August DIY is creating your own checkerboard!

Email for meeting details and to reserve a kit today. FREE – while supplies last.


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, online learning, and more.

Email Faith at 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.


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!

  • June 30, 7 pm – A book with a one-word title
  • July 28, 7 pm – Readers’ Choice
  • August 25, 7pm – Readers’ Choice

Email 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 Nicole at 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

We’re making the old new again in June. We can’t turn back time, but we can reflect on how old maker technologies inform and inspire the new. Let’s talk about how creative outlets from the past have made a massive comeback.

In July and August, it’s Game On! We’re going to get creative with all our maker hobbies, discussing and making backyard games, creating board games, gaming technology, and the history of gaming and computing.

Email for meeting details and to register.


French Conversation Group

Virtual French Conversation Group

Fridays at 11:00 AM

Practice your French conversation skills & meet new people in a relaxed virtual environment. Newcomers always welcome! Email Jenn at to “register” and receive Zoom meeting links.

This program is a partnership with La Clé.

For dates head to our calendar.

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