1710 West St Andrews

 Midland MI 48640

 (989) 837-3430


Mon. - Fri. 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM 

Sat. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Sun. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

*Closed on Sundays

Memorial Day to Labor Day

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The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is a service of the City of Midland

Our Mission: to inspire lifelong learning by connecting people and resources

Programs for Adults

Board Game Meetup

December 21 at 12 pm - 5 PM

in the Orchard Room

All Ages

Bring your favorite board or card games and meet up with other local game enthusiasts. This is a free, drop-in program.


Computer Classes

Call 837-3449 or stop by the Reference Desk to register beginning Monday November 25 to sign up. Classes will be held in the Computer lab in the lower level of the library.

Tuesday, December 10 at 10 am
Learn the essentials of Google's email service:  read and respond to a message, compose a message, and organize using folders and labels.

Google Maps
Tuesday, December 17 at 10 am
Learn how to use Google Maps and Street View to plan travel routes, locate businesses, check traffic, and explore the world.



Craft Night: Out of the Box

Monday, December 30

6:00 PM-8:00 PM.

This is a free, drop-in program.

Ages 18+
Orchard Room
Need to chill with some art after too much family time? Looking for something fun to do with visiting
relatives? Bring a craft project from home or make something out of our craft closet supplies.
We’ll put on some hot cocoa … come and enjoy a warm drink and some laid-back time to create.





Free Film Friday

All ages
Fridays at 6:30 PM
In the Auditorium

December 6 -  Guardians of the Galaxy
PG-13, 2 hours  1 minutes

December 13 -  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
PG-13, 2 hours  16 minutes

December 20 - Avengers : Age of Ultron
PG-13, 2 hours 21 minutes

December 27 - Ant-man
PG-13, 1 hour 57 minute


Knit and Crochet Circle

Bring a project or start one

Tuesdays from 11 am - 12:30 pm

Lecture Series

Hotspots of the World Fall Lecture Series

Thursday, December 5 - Venezuela
Dr. Michael Huner, Grand Valley State University

7:00 p.m. in the Library Auditorium


Make It and Take it Craft

We'll provide the materials, you bring your creativity!
This is a free, drop-in crafting class. Ages 16 and up.

December 11 - Wrapping Paper

In the Orchard Room
Age 13 and up


Movies at Two

Find some inspiration from these strong women.

Tuesday, Dec 10 - On The Basis Of Sex
2:00 pm, Library Auditorium

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. PG-13. 120 minutes.




Puzzle Competition

Saturday December 28 at 2-4 pm

Ages 18 +

Call 837-3449 to register your team of up to 4 puzzle-solvers.
The first team to complete their puzzle wins a prize!




Starting a Business


Thursday December 12 at 2 - 4 pm

You have a passion... a hidden talent. Do you know what it takes to turn that skill into a successful business? Attend this seminar if you are an entrepreneur, new business owner, innovator or a 'closet' business person. Prepare to be informed, motivated, and focused on your business plan for action. The seminar is FREE and information - PRICELESS! This seminar is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. This introductory seminar helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company; as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to get started. For more information about the Michigan SBDC, business resources and other seminars, go to the SBDC Michigan website or call 989-686-9597. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Speaker: SBDC Michigan Certified Business Consultant and Grace A Dow Memorial Library Reference Librarian

Registration Information
Registration is preferred but not mandatory. Call the Michigan SBDC at 989-686-9597 or register online now.   View the SBDC's Calendar


America's Small Business Development Center - Michigan

U.S. Small Business Administration

Midland Tomorrow




Tablet Users Help

Do you need help using your tablet? Have you bought a new device? The Reference Librarians can work personally with you to help you learn how to use your Android, Kindle or Apple device.  
To make an appointment, please call the Reference desk at 989-837-3449.