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Candle Making Workshop with Lamb & Kiss

In person

Wednesday, April 19, 6-7:30pm

Learn how candles are made with Lamb & Kiss! Participants will learn about candle components, techniques and scent mixing.

$15/person. Space is limited.

Register online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/candle-making-workshop-with-lamb-kiss-tickets-596033481187

For more information or for financial assistance, contact Jenn at jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com

Tech Workshops for Older Adults

In-person

Join one or all of these workshops on technology & digital literacy. Offered in partnership with Gateway Centre for Learning [incl. logo if possible]

You can also register by calling 705-526-4216 or visiting the main desk.

SafeGuard Your Home with Southern Georgian Bay OPP

In Person

Thursday, May 25, 2-3pm

Learn techniques & practices to help reduce the risk of break and enter crimes in your home & community.

Event partners:

Click here to register online or by calling 705-526-4216.

Pop Up Painting Project

In person

Friday April 14, 10am

Ages: Adult/Senior

This in person program will see you choose a kit, and voila! All the supplies and visual instructions are in the kit. It’s silly, it’s creative and it’s fun! Projects include nature or animal theme. Registration free on line or by calling 705-526-4216

Welcome Plaque Workshop

In person

Wednesday March 01, 2pm

Ages: Adult/Senior

Join us for an afternoon of creating a welcome sign. Register online or by phoning 705-526-4216.

Local Beekeeping with Barks Apiaries

In person

Wednesday, May 10, 6-7pm

Learn about pollinators, the process and the product from local professional beekeeper and small business owner, Mike Barks. He’ll discuss his personal experience with beekeeping and speak to bee-friendly initiatives and the way they affect the bee population.

Event partners:

Click here to register online or call (705) 526-4216 to register.

Learning with Dog_Grrrl

Saturday April 15, 11:00 – 12:30

Ages: Tween/Teen & Adult/Senior

Learn how to better understand your canine companion. Jessica CPDT – KA, SDC will help you reach your goals and increase the bond you have with them for life.

Customize Your ‘Vault’ Water Bottle for Teens!

In person

Thursday, May 4, 4-5pm
Ages 12-18

Create a custom vinyl sticker in the MPL MakerPlace to use on your very own ‘Vault’ water bottle!

Click here to register online or by calling 705-526-4216.

An Evening Cycling Through Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand

In person

Wednesday, May 3rd, 6:30-7:30pm

Join us as Irene & Doug share their personal travel story, anecdotes, and travel tips. Together we’ll visit Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand on a bicycle!

Click here to register online or call (705) 526-4216 to register.

Simple Auto Maintenance & Repair with Bourgeois Auto Group

Tuesday, April 25, 4-5pm

Learn the basics to keep your vehicle running smoothly. In this outdoor workshop, an expert from Bourgeois Auto Group will discuss some of the important parts of your vehicle, explain their functions and cover simple maintenance such as checking oil, tire pressures, etc.

Event partners:

Click here to register online or by calling 705-526-4216.

Discover the History of Your Home

Virtual

Wednesday, April 19, 2pm

Jennifer Huddleston from Simcoe County Archives discusses how to research the history of your home. Learn more about the services & records offered through the Simcoe County Archives, as well as tips, tricks, & advice on how to begin researching your property.

Click here to register online or by calling 705-526-4216.

Poetry Month Reading with Ty the Poetess

Saturday, April 29, 2pm

Join Tyneisha Ternent, known as Ty the Poetess, Barrie’s Poet Laureate, for a National Poetry Month reading sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets. She’ll also be bringing a special guest! Free, drop-in.

Introduction to Fermentation

Adults

Monday, March 20 and Monday April 17, 4-5PM

Join Robert Cordy to learn how to make your own tasty sauerkraut, flavourful kimchi, and fermented root vegetables, as well as kombucha and water kefir. Register for one or both sessions; part two will be suitable for new or returning participants. Register online or by phone at 705-526-4216.

Introduction to Quantum Technology

Virtual

Adults

Thursday, March 30, 6-7PM

Quantum mechanics is dramatically changing our understanding of the world and reshaping society. John Donohue from the University of Waterloo will discuss and demystify what we know about quantum so far, and how quantum information and computing provide a new frontier in science.  Register online or by phone at 705-526-4216.

Tips & Strategies for Using FamilySearch in Your Genealogy Research

In person

Join Family History consultant Linda Hayward for a presentation on using FamilySearch to kickstart your genealogy research!

Click above to register online or register by calling 705-526-4216.

Books ‘n’ Brews Book Club

In person – offsite

Wednesday, March 15, 6:30-8pm

Wednesday, May 17, 6:30-8pm

The Books ‘n’ Brews Book Club meets bi-monthly at local pubs/restaurants to discuss our latest book club pick.

In March, we’re reading: Ru by Kim Thuy

March meeting place: Cellarmans (337 King St, Midland, ON L4R 1Z8)

Click here to register for our March session, or register by calling (705) 526-4216.

In May, we’re reading: The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

May meeting place: Maple Canadian Pub (282 King St, Midland, ON L4R 3M6)

Click here to register for our May session, or register by calling (705) 526-4216.

Space is limited. First come, first served.

The Top Floor Writers’ Group: MPL’s Community-Led Writers’ Group

In person

2nd Wednesday of the month beginning January 11, 6-7:30pm

Join an enthusiastic, informal and volunteer-led writer’s circle to improve your craft, regardless of your level of experience. Open to all genres – this group is open to anyone interested in the writing process.

For more information contact Jenn at jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com.

Perspective: A Documentary Series

In person

January – May

A documentary series designed to offer a variety of perspectives & world views from across the country and spark discussion of current issues affecting Canadians.

Tuesday, March 7, 2pmIn Full Voice  – Click here to view the trailer.  Content warning: Islamophobia. Run time: 52 min. Call (705) 526-4216 or click here to register for this film. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2pmMagnitude of All Things  – Click here to view the trailer.  Content warning: difficult subject matter (grief, climate change, etc.). Run time: 1 h 26 min. Call (705) 526-4216 or click here to register for this film. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2pmSovereign Soil  – Click here to view the trailer. Run time: 1 h 31 min. Call (705) 526-4216 or click here to register for this film. 

Films provided by:

Do The Work Antiracist Book Club

 Select Thursdays at 6:30pm

Join MPL staff and members of the community for biweekly conversations based on W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz’ Do The Work: An Antiracist Activity Book. This book club is free for everyone; a $25 suggested donation would cover the cost of your workbook. Call Faith at 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 to find out more or to register.

Crafternoon

Adults

Tuesday, March 7, 4-6PM – Monogrammed wreath

Tuesday, April 4, 4-6PM – Monogrammed keychain

If you’re an adult and looking to get creative, this program is for you! Each month we’ll use some Maker tools and technology to craft unique projects.  In March, use the laser cutter to personalize a wreath; in April, use the Cricut to cut a leather keychain.  Register online or by phone at 705-526-4216.

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!

  • March 29, 7pm – Read a book recommended by someone else
  • April 26, 7pm – Read a book with a blue or green cover
  • May 24, 7pm – Read a book in a genre you don’t normally read/outside of your comfort zone

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.

Midland Makers

In person

Adults

1st and 3rd Thursdays 6:30-8PM 

Attention all crafters, creators, and DIY-ers! Drop in the 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings of the month to work on your projects or learn something new with other members of the community.  This is a casual way to explore MPL’s MakerPlace and discover new hobbies. Email makerplace@midlandlibrary.com with questions.

The Loop

Teens/Adults

3rd Monday of the month, 2-3PM

The Loop has a new day and time! If you love yarn or needle craft, this group is for you! Bring your projects and join us for an informal drop-in gathering where we can learn from each other and share our craft. Email mnichol@midlandlibrary.com for details. No registration required.

 

Community Art Program

Thursdays, 1-3pm

Join a small group of participants from the Waypoint HERO Centre at Quest Art School + Gallery to learn amazing skills from professional instructors including: glass, 3D printing, printmaking, pottery, textiles & more! Contact Faith – 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 or email fshergold@midlandlibrary.com for more information and to register.

Thanks to the Township of Tiny for their support of this program.

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 bbesenyodi@midlandlibrary.com for more details.

Tech Help

Every Wednesday, 2:00-4:00pm

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 Melanie at mnichol@midlandlibrary.com or 705-526-4216 ext. 3321 with your technology concern to book your time. FREE – registration required.

 

Community-Led French Conversation Group

In-Person

Drop-In Fridays, 11am-12pm

Practice your French conversation skills & meet new people in a relaxed environment. Newcomers always welcome! For more information contact Jenn at jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com.

For dates head to our calendar.

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.

 

Cultural Assets Map – 1-1 Help

Book your appointment

Are there any local sites that have great meaning to you? Meet 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! Find the Do You Remember When? Local History videos on the Culture Alliance YouTube Channel. Email fshergold@midlandlibrary.com or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 for more information and to book a meeting time. All ages.

Intro to Laser Cutting & 3D Printing

Teens/Adults

Thursday, March 9, 6-8PM – 3D Printing

Thursday, April 13, 6-8PM – Laser Cutting

Learn to use our laser cutter and 3D printer with our expert volunteer Tim! These are the courses you need to complete in order to use the equipment in our Maker Lab independently. Register online or by phone at 705-526-4216.  Can’t make the class? Intro to 3D Printing is now available online! Check out our website for details.

 

First Chapter Indigenous Book Club

MPL’s book club exploring Indigenous authors, works, and topics.

For previously read titles, click here.

Feb 21 – Indians on Vacation

Mar 28 – The Ministry for the Future

Apr 25 – Daughters are Forever

May 30 – The Northwest is our Mother

June 27 – 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act

Contact Faith, fshergold@midlandlibrary.com or 705-526-4216 ext. 3305, to join.

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

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