Play To Plant

Virtual – Play To Plant

April 22 on Beanstack

Earth Day is April 22 and we want to plant 100 trees! The best part is, all you have to do is play a game. This Earth Day play one of Plant the Peace’s 7 trivia games, and for every 10 correct answers, they’ll plant a tree! Track your trees by registering on Beanstack, or by calling the library. Let’s plant 100 trees together! Email jwhipp@midlandlibrary.com for more details.

Celebrate Earth Day With Sustainable Severn Sound

Celebrate Earth Day with Sustainable Severn Sound

Tuesday, April 20, 6:30pm

Join us for a special Earth Day presentation from the Severn Sound Environmental Association and staff from their Sustainable Severn Sound project! You’ll hear all about protecting pollinators, watching our water, and being vigilant about invasive species. One lucky audience member will win a draw for a gift card from a local native plant nursery and a children’s Pollinator Kit from Bee City Canada!

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

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: 

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 – Click here for the recorded interview. 
  • Mar. 8 – Kathy Willis, Executive Director of Huronia Transition Homes & 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. This visit is funded by the Canada Council through The Writers’ Union of Canada.

Virtual – Midland Makers DIY Night

Virtual – Midland Makers DIY Night

2nd Thursday of the Month, 6:30pm

Next Session: April 8
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! Email jwhipp@midlandlibrary.com for the online meeting details.

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.

 

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. 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 Nicole at ngareau@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

Fridays at 11:00 AM

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

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.

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