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Teen Take & Make

July: Stencilled Tote

August: Painted Pot

We’ve got great Take & Makes this summer for our teen DIYers! Check for kits in the Vault teen space or email to reserve yours. Free, while supplies last!

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!

Beach Towel Tails

In person

Ages 12-18

Tuesdays in July and August, 10AM-12PM

Fee: $10

Show off your inner merperson at the beach this summer with a DIY towel tail! Book a two-hour time slot on a Tuesday morning, and we’ll teach you machine sewing and serging in the MakerPlace to make your own unique beach accessory.  Email for details and registration.

Dive Into D&D for Teens

In person

Monday, July 18, 12-3pm – Intro to D&D – Short Game

Monday, July 25, 12-5pm – Game # 1 – The House of Seth (Inspired by the myth of Isis and Osiris)

Monday, August 8, 12-3pm – Intro to D&D – Short Game

Monday, August 15, 12-5pm – Game # 2 – The ODDyssey (As the name suggests, it is inspired by the Odyssey).
Ages 12-18

Step into the world of myths & legends! Spend the afternoon playing D&D, the classic table top role-playing game. Whether you’re joining us for our shorter sessions to get used to game play or our custom-made adventure games, all are welcome!

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

Music Legends in the Making: GarageBand Workshop for Teens

In person

Tuesday, August 16, 4-5pm
Ages 12-18

Want to make music like Eminem? Maybe you want to produce records like Mark Ronson? Join MPL for an open-house style workshop & mentoring event to learn how to use GarageBand to mix your own sounds in the MPL MakerPlace.

Email or visit the main desk to register.

Make Your Own Comic Book Workshop for Teens

In person – artist appearing virtually

Thursday, August 11, 3-4:30pm
Ages 12-18

Venture into the vibrant world of comic books to learn the process and get advice from comic book author/artist, Angela O’Hara. We’ll discuss important concepts like narrative, world-building, and visual literacy, as well as provide activities to get you started and showcase the equipment available at the MPL MakerPlace to help you create your final product.

Email or visit the main desk to register.

Teen Drop-In

In Person

Tuesdays 3-4pm
Ages 12-18

A weekly drop-in for teens (12-18) to be creative, meet new people, engage in a game or two, chat about books, or just hang out!


In person

All Ages

Alternating Tuesdays beginning May 10 3-4PM

MPL has some unusual pets!  Drop into the Makerplace every other Tuesday to learn about composting and see our red wigglers worms get fed.  Email for details.

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.

Virtual Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

1st Wednesday of the Month @  5:00 PM

Our Teen Advisory Group is a team leadership group at MPL – programming for teens by teens.

If you know what you want to see in the library, have suggestions for books to order or programming you want to attend – then TAG is for you!
Earn community service hours (required for graduation) for all TAG meetings, plus earn extra for TAG-led activities. Email Jenn, Adult & Teen Services Coordinator at for our virtual meeting link!


Teen Review Program

Teens now have a new way to earn volunteer hours – by becoming a volunteer reviewer! You can review your favorite book, movie or video game.


If you are interested in this position, visit our website to apply!

Send Us Your Suggestions!

If you have ideas for programs you’d like to see, or if you’d like to volunteer to put on a program please let us know by contacting us at

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