Virtual – Parenting, Youth & Mental Health with North Simcoe Youth Wellness Hub
Tuesday, October 5, 7 – 8:30pm
A special panel discussion with clinicians & service providers specifically for families/caregivers. Engage in discussions about when & how to get help on a variety of mental health issues affecting youth.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (705) 526-4216 Ext. 3307 to register & receive the online meeting information, or to have your question anonymously included in our panel discussion. Portions of this session will be recorded and available to watch via .
Virtual – Ask an Expert: Auto Repair
Tuesday, September 21, 3pm
For answers to your frequently asked questions & other tips, tricks & auto repair advice, join us for a special virtual interview with local auto repair experts.
Email email@example.com to register & to receive the online meeting information.
Virtual – Mighty Marketing for Small Business
Tuesdays in October, 7pm
Join us for a learning series celebrating small business month, with a focus on marketing skills for creative entrepreneurs.
October 5 – Don Bourne – Developing Your Value Proposition
October 12 – Jim Lowe – Digital Marketing
October 19 – Ian McIntosh & Joanne Lougheed – Start Making Videos
October 26 – Adrian Sauvageot – Using Etsy to Make Your Hobby a Business
This webinar series is a collaboration between the Culture Alliance, Midland Public Library, and the Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 705-526-7884 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual – Author Visit with Denis Lahaie
Wednesday, October 20, 7pm
Join us for a special OPLW virtual author visit with Denis Lahaie, a Metis author born & raised in Penetanguishene. Denis’ book The Stone Cottage follows the lives of Maude & Gilbert Valcour & their challenges managing The Stone Cottage, its property and the affluent, colourful owners & guests.
Email email@example.com to register & receive online meeting details.
Virtual – Photo Editing Workshop with Kevin Cascagnette
Tuesday, October 26, 7pm
Learn how to take your photos to the next level with professional photographer, Kevin Cascagnette.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register & to receive online meeting information.
Virtual – Author Visit with Terry Fallis
Wednesday, September 22, 7pm
Terry Fallis, the two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, is back to celebrate the release of Operation Angus, his much-anticipated follow-up about Angus McLintock! Join us for a special virtual presentation and reading from Operation Angus.
Email email@example.com to register.
Virtual – Maker Moms
Join us weekly to create projects using MakerPlace equipment, including a mobile, name stencil and wall art that would be perfect for any nursery or bedroom. Make connections with other mothers! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this free program.
Love Your Library Mural
Month of October
Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week with us! Contribute to our “Love Your Library” mural. Just ask staff for a slip of paper and tell us what you love about your library – we’ll display them and create an amazing piece of art, all month long!
Virtual – Culinary Creations
First of each month, 2:00pm
Mouth watering yummy food! Whether you’re looking for something new, or just curious, you’ll love these cooking videos. Each session is short and fairly simple for you to follow along or save for a later date. Look for it on our YouTube channel! Email email@example.com for more details.
Virtual – Assets Map Storytelling Group
Wednesday, October 20, 2:00pm
Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week with us! Are there any local sites that have great meaning to you? Meet with MPL staff to share your stories and pictures, and we will upload them to the Culture Alliance Assets Map – where you can check out all of the amazing sites and stories! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 for the online meeting details.
Virtual – Flint Knapping with Shawn Corbiere
Tuesday, October 19, 7:00pm
Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week with us! Join MPL and Shawn Corbiere of Parks Canada for a special look at the Indigenous history of the area, including Georgian Bay Islands National Park, and a demonstration of flint knapping. Email email@example.com or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 for the online meeting details.
Virtual – Indigenous Canada Study Group
Thursdays, September – March, 7:00pm
Join this discussion group focused on the free online Indigenous Canada course available from the University of Alberta and Coursera. We’ll consider the course content as well as current Indigenous issues. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 for the online meeting details.
Virtual – Orange Shirt Day Film Screening – Indian Horse
Saturday, September 25, 2:00pm
Monday, September 27, 6:30pm
Join staff from MPL and from Beausoleil First Nation for a screening and discussion of the film Indian Horse, based on Richard Wagamese’s poetic and heartwrenching novel. Email email@example.com or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 for the online screening details. Our thanks to the Culture Alliance in the Heart of Georgian Bay for sponsoring these screenings.
Virtual – Simcoe Reads Author Visit with Amanda Leduc
Thursday, September 9, 7:00pm
Join us for a free online Simcoe Reads author visit from Amanda Leduc! Our local champion, Cady McLaughlin, has chosen Leduc’s magic realist novel of tragedy and resilience, The Centaur’s Wife. It imagines what it means for us, and our world, to be broken, changed, and grieving…and to be resilient, sufficient, and bound together.
Amanda Leduc is a disabled writer and author of the non-fiction book Disfigured: on Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space, as well as many award-winning essays, books, and stories. She has cerebral palsy and she makes her home in Hamilton, Ontario, where she serves as the Communications and Development Coordinator for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), Canada’s festival for diverse authors and stories.
To participate in any Simcoe Reads programs, contact Faith. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305.
Virtual – Ways to Wellness
Wednesdays, 4 pm
This weekly Zoom program will focus on making healthy changes to aid you in developing or reaching better health & well being. This program will touch on numerous topics – learn new skills, change behaviour and gain knowledge to improve wellness!
Email email@example.com or contact the front desk for details and registration. You can find previous weeks’ programs on our YouTube channel.
Cultural Assets Map – 1-1 Help
Book your appointment
Are there any local sites that have great meaning to you? Meet online or via phone with staff at MPL to share your stories and pictures, and we will upload them to the Culture Alliance Assets Map – where you can check out all of the amazing sites and stories! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 for more information and to book an online meeting time. All ages.
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).
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 – 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! Contact Faith, 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 or email email@example.com to register and for more details.
July 27 – A Mind Spread out on the Ground
August 3 – Ayesha At Last
August 10 – Gutter Child
August 17 – Company We Keep
August 24 – Greenwood
August 31 – Indians on Vacation
September 7 – The Centaur’s Wife
DIY Night Take & Makes
Calling all do-it-yourselfers, crafters, and creatives! Pick up your take & make from the library (while supplies last) and follow along to learn a new skill! Making together is better!
August 19—Game on! Throughout the month of August, we’re discussing games and gaming technology. Our August DIY is creating your own checkerboard!
September 23—Learn how to use the Cricut machine while making a welcome sign for your house! We’re celebrating #30DaysofCulture. $5 fee.
October 21—Learn about leather working while making your own belt for #OntarioPublicLibraryWeek! $5 fee.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a kit today.
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 email@example.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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive the meeting link.
Need help finding a title to fit our prompt? Visit our personal reading recommendations page.
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 email@example.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.
Virtual Midland Makers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com to “register” and receive Zoom meeting links.
This program is a partnership with La Clé.