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Celebrate With Us!

Midland Public Library is excited to celebrate Ontario Public Library Week, October 19-23, with special online events, projects to take home and enjoy with family, and our Food For Fines forgiveness program.

Between October 19-23, bring in a non-perishable food item to receive $1 in fine forgiveness (up to $10). Throughout the week, while supplies last, families can register for a free cookie decorating box for an MPL Bake Off (decorate your cookies as your favourite book & share photos with us!) and pick up Mo Willems Take & Make crafts and activities, to correspond with new videos from MPL.

On Monday October 19 at 2 pm, we’ll be hosting a free 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. Call Faith at 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 or email [email protected] to get the online meeting link.

On Tuesday October 20 at 7pm teens can 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

The Library is thrilled to host international bestselling historical fiction author, Jennifer Robson for a virtual author visit on Wednesday, October 21 at 7pm. Jennifer is author of six novels set during and after the two world wars, including her most recent Canadian bestseller The Gown, a novel of the Royal Wedding of Queen Elizabeth II. Jennifer will be doing a brief reading from The Gown, followed by an interview with MPL Adult & Teen Services Coordinator, Jennifer Paquette. Patrons can register to receive the online meeting information by emailing Jennifer Paquette at [email protected]. This presentation is made possible with financial assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts through the Writers’ Union of Canada.

On Thursday, October 22 at 6:30pm the Midland Makers are having a special virtual How-To in 10 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. 19 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 [email protected] for the online meeting details.

MPL is proud to celebrate the work of public libraries and library staff across the province, and pleased to share these exciting events with our community. Thanks for loving your library!

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