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Mississauga Libraries Have Lots to Celebrate in October

Oct 03, 2016

This is a busy and exciting month for the Mississauga Library System. October marks Canadian Library Month, Ontario Public Library Week (October 16 to 22), and the 25th Anniversary of Mississauga Central Library. To mark the occasions, the Mississauga Library System is hosting a wide variety of family-friendly activities, programs and events all month long.

“Commemorating these important dates raises awareness about the importance of libraries in the community,” said Rose Vespa, Director, Mississauga Library Services. “For residents, visitors and newcomers, our libraries are community hubs that provide universal access to information, programs, activities and services. Our Libraries offer spaces that foster a sense of belonging while encouraging all citizens to learn, create and discover."

UPCOMING EVENTS IN OCTOBER:

MCX – Mississauga Comic Expo 2016
The Comic Expo will feature artists, performers and cosplayers. Dress up in costume or stop by and witness all things from the Fandom world.
Friday, October 21 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., Mississauga
Free

Official Opening of Meadowvale Community Centre and Library
Residents are invited back to Meadowvale Community Centre and Library to celebrate the building’s reopening. Tour the facility, participate in programs, try-it activities, demonstrations and crafts.
Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
6655 Glen Erin Dr, Mississauga,
Free

Central Library’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
Join us as we celebrate the past, present and future of the Central Library. Festivities kick off at 11 a.m. with a storytime in the Children’s Department and the opening of the Maker Mississauga Showcase.
Saturday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., Mississauga
Free

For a detailed listing of activities and programs happening this month throughout the Library System, visit:
mississauga.ca/documents/library/main/2016/2016WhatsOn_SepOct.pdf

BACKGROUND:

About Canadian Library Month
During the month [of October], libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness about the valuable role libraries play in improving overall health and well-being of Canadians. 
 
Ontario Public Library Week
This provincially-recognized week showcases the important contributions Ontario public libraries make to education, literacy and lifelong learning.

The Mississauga Library System
The Mississauga Library System is one of the largest public library systems in Canada with more than 300,000 registered users. In 2015, the Library welcomed 4.75 million visitors and circulated approximately 6.4 million items. Since 2014, more than 415,535 eBooks and eAudiobooks have been downloaded. The Library collection consists of 1.3 million items across 18 branches conveniently located throughout Mississauga.

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Media Contact:
Karen Flores
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga                                                  
905-615-3200, ext. 5053                                            
Karen.Flores@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151
 






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