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MPL Holiday Bake Sale Fundraiser 

Proceeds from this year’s sale will support our Community Pantry, an important community resource for those struggling with food insecurity.

Cookies – $15 (baker’s dozen)
Dog Biscuits – $7 (baker’s dozen)

Order deadline: Dec. 7

Pick up at library: Dec. 16 & 17, 11am-3:30pm

Click here or call (705) 526-4216 for more information and to order. Payment will be collected upon pick up via cash/debit/credit.

Virtual Seniors’ Author Series: Virtual Author Visit with Lesley Crewe

Virtual

Friday, December 2, 2pm

East Coast author Lesley Crewe will be reading from her latest novel, Nosy Parker, followed by an interview with Adult & Teen Services Coordinator Jennifer Paquette and an audience Q & A.

Visit https://forms.gle/KZsCZGWSPF952FVm8 or call (705) 526-4216 to register.

Sponsored by:

Sugar Scrub

Wednesday, December 7, 2pm

Learn how to make DIY skin care simply and naturally. This sugar scrub recipe promotes softer, healthier skin. Once you learn, you can make them for family and friends. Join us for a hot beverage and chat as you create your own!

Space is limited. Register online or by calling (705) 526-4216.

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, January 3, 2pmStanding on the Line  – Click here to view the trailer.  Content warning: Suicide and self harm. Run time: 1h 20 min. Call (705) 526-4216 or click here to register for this film. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2pmWe Were Children  – Click here to view the trailer.  Content warning: physical, sexual, and emotional abuse against children. Run time: 1h 23 min. Call (705) 526-4216 or click here to register for this film.

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:

Simcoe Money Management Series: Insurance 101 – Home & Auto

Click here to watch the recording: https://youtu.be/KsKoA8nOX6o

Midland Public Library has partnered with nine County libraries (Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Clearview, Collingwood, Innisfil ideaLab, New Tecumseth, Ramara, Tay Township, and Wasaga Beach) to offer a 2022 financial and legal speakers’ series.

In this program, insurance & financial advisor Jill Charlebois-Richards will discuss home & auto insurance. Jill will also discuss required coverage, when you might consider additional coverage and industry tips, tricks and advice.

 

Community Concert

Saturday, December 3, 2pm

Join us for special music from Sistema Huronia and other local groups, as well as a hearty holiday open house! Free, drop-in!

To find out more or join as a participant, please contact Faith – 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 or fshergold@midlandlibrary.com.

Digitizing Media at MPL

In person

Adults

December 29, 6PM or 7PM

If your New Year’s resolution is to declutter, MPL can help! Did you know that we have the equipment to digitize vinyl, VHS, and more? Sign up for one of our demonstrations to learn how to put our resources to work for you. Register online or by phone at 705-526-4216.

Festive Fashion

In person

All Ages

December 22, 6-8PM

Need a new look for the holidays? Make it DIY-style at MPL’s MakerPlace. Bring in a plain shirt and we’ll use our Cricut and heat press to deck it out! This program is for all ages; participants under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Register online or by phone at 705-526-4216.

Gift Making

In person

All Ages

Tuesdays, 4-6PM

Need a unique, handmade gift for someone special? Sign up for one (or all!) of our gift-making workshops. This program is meant for all ages; participants under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

November 1 – Wooden gnome ornaments
November 8 – Etched glass coffee mug
November 15 – Heat press tote bag
November 29 – Bamboo serving board
December 6 – Personalized door mat
December 13 – Heat press apron

Sit to Stand Gentle Exercise Program

Mondays at 10:00am

This program is ideal for individuals with barriers to traditional exercise groups due to strength, health, and/or mobility. It will be tailored to the needs of participants and will include an educational component, including smart goal setting and fall prevention strategies. Register online or by calling 705-526-4216.

Do The Work Antiracist Book Club

 Thursdays at 6:30pm

Every other week, starting soon!

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. Register online or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 to find out more.

Crafternoon

In person

Adults 50+

November 10, 2-4PM – Cricut Greeting Cards

December 8, 2-4PM – Sock Snowmen

If you’re 50+ 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 November, use the cricut to create your own greeting cards; in December, decorate for the season with snowmen made from socks. 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!

  • November 30, 7pm – Read a science fiction/fantasy novel
  • December 21, 7pm – Read a book by an  author who shares your first/last name, or a title that includes a word that starts with your first initial

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.

Engage, Inspire, Empower Book Club with Wine, Women, Well-Being Midland

Sales for our Inspire & Empower packages have closed. Spots still available for our meeting. Click here to register. 

Fall Meeting: Thursday, November 3, 6-7:30pm (Hybrid meeting – attend in person or online)

Midland Public Library and Wine, Women, Well-Being Midland have partnered to create a book club that celebrates women storytellers, artists & entrepreneurs.

There are three ways to join:

  • Engage with us using the free invitation to our monthly meet-up! Everyone is welcome.
  • Purchase an Inspire box to receive our book club book of choice, an enrichment item, and a delicious snack.
  • Purchase an Empower box to receive our book club book of choice, 3+ enrichment items, snacks, and empower the next generation of young readers with a donation to MPL’s Tween Book Club.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Paquette at jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com or (705) 526-4216 Ext. 3307.

Intro to Laser Cutting

In person

Teens/Adults

October 27, 6-8PM

December 8, 6-8PM

Learn to use our laser cutter with our expert volunteer Tim! This is the course you need to complete in order to use the equipment in our Maker Lab. Register online or by phone at 705-526-4216.

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

In person

Teens/Adults

3rd Wednesday of the month 4-4:45PM

If you love yarn or needle craft, this group is for you! Bring your projects and join with us for an informal drop-in gathering where we can learn from each other and share our crafting abilities. Email mnichol@midlandlibrary.com for details.

 

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.

First Chapter Indigenous Book Club

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

For previously read titles, click here.

Dec 20 – One Drum

Jan 24 – The Strangers

Feb 28 – 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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