October 19-23

We’re celebrating Ontario Public Library Week! Join us online for film screenings, author visits, maker programs, special storytimes and more. Check out our new Adventure Backpacks, and grab a take & make! Thanks for loving your library!

All Week:

Food For Fines:

From Oct. 19-23 bring in a non-perishable food item to receive $1 in fine forgiveness (up to $10).

MPL Bake Off:

Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week by decorating cookies to look like your favourite book. We will supply the cookies, you supply the creativity. Register to receive cookies that you can take home and decorate! Free while supplies last! Limit one box per family. Registration Required.

Mo Willems Take & Make:

We are celebrating Ontario Public Library Week with some of our favourite characters. Take a Mo Willems themed kit for fun crafts and activities featuring the Pigeon, Gerald and Piggie.  Then tune into our YouTube channel for corresponding videos. FREE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!


2:00pm: Artists and Poets National Film Board Screening

Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week and join us for an online screening and discussion of two short documentaries from the National Film Board: Ladies and Gentlemen, Leonard Cohen and Still Waters: The Poetry of P.K. Page. FREE. Call Faith at 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 or email fshergold@midlandlibrary.com to get the online meeting link.


7:00pm: All The Bright Places Twitter Watch Party

Watch the book-to-film adaptation of All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven on NetFlix and live tweet about it from home! Hosted by Adult & Teen Services Coordinator, Jenn. Tweet along: @Midland_Library


1:00pm: Employment Law During COVID-19

Join an expert from the Community Legal Clinic to find out more about your rights in this challenging time. Learn about your rights as an employee, about temporary layoffs and whether or not your employer can change your work hours during COVID-19. Contact Faith at fshergold@midlandlibrary.com or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 to get the online meeting invitation.

7:00pm: Virtual Author Visit: Jennifer Robson

In celebration of Ontario Public Library Week, we’ll be hosting a special virtual conversation with international bestselling author of historical fiction, Jennifer Robson. Email jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com to register. With the financial assistance of The Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers’ Union of Canada.


6:30pm: Midland Makers How-To in 10

Join the Midland Makers for a virtual Ontario Public Library Week special event! Follow along with experienced Makers as they show us fun maker projects that you can do at home in 10 minutes or less. Also, stop in to MPL starting Monday Oct. 19th and grab your very own LED Throwies Take and Make Kit. Then, tune in to the Maker meeting for a live LED Throwies tutorial! Email makerplace@midlandlibrary.com for the online meeting details.


11:00am: French Conversation Group

Connect with other French speakers to practice your skills. The group meets weekly via Zoom. Email jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com for more information and to receive links to our meetings. This is a partnership program between MPL & La Cle.

4:00pm: LEGO Challenge

Do you love LEGO? Join us for a weekly online challenge where you can create, build and use your imagination! Challenge posted on social media 10:30am Tuesday. Live video meet-up is at 4:00pm Friday. Call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 or email fshergold@midlandlibrary.com to register. This program is funded by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund.