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Speaking of Democracy

Friday, September 9, 10:30am

On loan from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Speaking of Democracy Exhibition explores the roots of, threats to, and promise of democracy, through quotes from contemporary and historic individuals. The exhibition is available at MPL from August 31—October 28.

On Friday, September 9 at 10:30am, we’re hosting the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to officially open the exhibition and explore the importance of the democracy to the fabric of local community. Register here or call 705-526-4216 to find out more.

(Photo: V. Tony Hauser)


Indian Horse Film Screening

Wednesday, September 28, 2-4pm

Join us to see the film adaptation of Richard Wagamese’s novel, Indian Horse. It follows Saul Indian Horse as he is torn from his Ojibway family and taken to one of Canada’s notorious Catholic residential schools. Despite the oppression, abuse and indignity he suffers there, Saul finds salvation in the unlikeliest of places and favourite Canadian pastime-hockey. Film rated: 14A. FREE. Drop-In.

Thanks to the Culture Alliance in the Heart of Georgian Bay for sponsoring this screening for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Downtown Summer Movies

Thursdays at dusk

Come to 509 Bay St. for family fun and great movies, thanks to our partners and sponsors!

THURSDAY JULY 14 – ENCANTO, SHOWTIME 9 PM (Sponsored by Bourgeois Auto Group)
THURSDAY JULY 28 – SHANG CHI, SHOWTIME 9 PM (Sponsored by Bourgeois Auto Group)
THURSDAY AUG 11 – SING 2, SHOWTIME 8:30 PM (Sponsored by Bourgeois Auto Group)
THURSDAY AUG 25 – SPIDERMAN: NO WAY HOME, SHOWTIME 8:15 PM (Sponsored by Morden Construction)

With our thanks to the Town of Midland and Downtown Midland BIA!

Wear Your Pride

In person

All ages

June 1-30

Show your Pride this June by making a button to celebrate your flag! Come check out the MPL MakerPlace in June and use one of our button makers to create your own Pride flag button. Limit of one free button per patron. Email for details.

Virtual – Seniors’ Author Series – Susan Juby

Thursday, June 30, 2-3pm 

MPL is celebrating Seniors’ month by kicking off our seniors’ author series with award-winning author Susan Juby. Susan will be reading from her latest novel, Mindful of Murder, a cozy mystery following a smart, preternaturally calm, insightful, freshly trained butler trying to solve the murder and settle the affairs of her former employer. Email to register and receive the online meeting information.

Sponsored by

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 29, 7pm – Nature
  • July 27, 7pm – A book written by an author with a different faith than your own
  • August 31, 7pm – A book about a vacation

Email to register and receive the meeting link.

Need help finding a title to fit our prompt? Visit our personal reading recommendations page.

Seedy Saturdays

In person

All Ages

July 2, 2-3:30 PM
August 27, 2-3PM

Learn how to make MPL’s seed library work for you in our monthly Seedy Saturday tutorials.  On July 2, bring your extra seedlings, cuttings, and unused seeds to swap with other members.  On August 27, learn best practices for harvesting and saving seeds for next year. Email for details.

DIY Farmhouse Rustic Herb Planter

Wednesday July 6, 2pm

Deck out your front porch or kitchen this summer with a farmhouse-inspired rustic planter you built yourself! Space is limited so register today with or by calling 705-526-4216. Thanks to the Home Depot Midland for sponsoring this program!

Summer Afternoon Adult Movie Series

In person

Wednesday, July 6, 2pm – No Time to Die

Wednesday, July 20, 2pm – #JeSuisLa (French with English Subtitles)

Wednesday, August 3, 2pm – House of Gucci 

Wednesday, August 17, 2pm – Dear Evan Hansen

Join us for an afternoon movie! Bring your own snacks.

Films subject to change. Ages 15+.

No registration required.

A Toast to Myths and Legends

In person


July 13, 6-7PM

Celebrate summer with a custom glass mug! We provide everything you need to create a drinking vessel worthy of the legends of old. Choose one of our preselected designs and learn how to etch it onto a glass surface. Email for details and registration.

Local Legends: A Walking Tour

In person

Thursday, July 21, 2pm

Thursday, August 18, 2pm   

Join MPL on a walking tour of the local legends of downtown Midland. Commemorate Midland’s heritage through the stories of the events, people, and activities in local landmarks & historic murals.

Email , or visit the main desk to register.

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

Deadline to order summer boxes: Monday, June 20, 2022

Summer Meeting: Thursday, August 4, 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.

Click here to reserve your summer book club spot today!

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

Intro to Laser Cutting

In person


August 11 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. Email to register as space is limited.

Flower Arranging Workshop with Georgian Roots

In person

Wednesday, August 17, 6-7:30pm

Learn the floral design process using the best of the summer’s bounty from Georgian Roots Flower Farm! Participants will learn about types of flowers & ways to use different sizes, textures, and colours when composing them in a vase.

Participants are required to supply their own vessel or vase.

FREE. Space is limited. Email or visit the main desk to register.

Due to the nature of this program, we require at least 24 hours’ notice if you won’t be able to attend so that we have ample time to contact patrons on the wait list.

Event partners:

Midland Makers

In person


Thursdays 6:30-8PM beginning May 5

Attention all crafters, creators, and DIY-ers! Drop in Thursday evenings 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 with questions.

The Loop

In person


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 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 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 for more details.

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 Melanie at or 705-526-4216 ext. 3321 with your technology concern & how you’d like to learn (video chat, phone) to book your time. FREE – registration required.


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 to “register” and receive Zoom meeting links.

This program is a partnership with La Clé.

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, online learning, and more.

Email Faith at 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 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 or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 for more information and to book an online 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.

We’ve finished meeting for the year and will start back up in September.

Contact Faith, 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

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