Maker Mississauga


Maker Mississauga, part of the Mississauga Library System, brings new opportunities for learning to children, teens, and adults. Making means sharing ideas, exploring new technologies, developing new skills – and having fun in the process.

Build your STEAM skills -- Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Discover – Learn – Create.

If you have questions about any Maker Mississauga programs, services, or equipment, please email us at maker@mississauga.ca.

 

This initiative is made possible through the generous support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

 

 

Makerspace

 

Did you know you can use our equipment for your own projects?  
See what the Meadowvale Library Makerspace has to offer. 
Hardware | Software
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.


Join us at the Meadowvale Library Makerspace, as we continue to celebrate a Year of Making.


LEGO™ & Tech Shop
Build LEGO™ structures and try out some Maker equipment.
Saturdays, January 13 to March 3, 10:00-11:00 am
Ages 5-12 | FREE | No registration needed, but space is limited. Pick up tickets one hour before the program begins.
January 13: Code-a-Pillar
January 20: Snap Circuits
January 27: Keva Contraptions
February 3: Stop-Motion Movies
February 10: Minecraft
February 17: Snap Circuits
February 24: Coding with Cubelet Robots
March 3: Coding with Dash Robots
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.

Tech Time
A series of in-depth workshops on building and programming robots.
Saturday, January 20, 3:00-4:00 pm
Saturday, February 3, 3:00-4:00 pm
Saturday February 17, 3:00-4:00 pm
Saturday, March 3, 3:00-4:00 pm
Ages 7-12 | FREE | No registration needed, but program is limited to 12 participants. Pick up tickets beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the workshop.
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.

Always & Forever: A Valentine Photoshoot
Take your photo against our green screen, then insert the background of your choice. Bring a USB so you can take your photo home.
Saturday, February 3, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
All Ages | FREE | Registration is required.
To register, please call 905-615-4710, or sign up in the library.

3D Printer Certification
Learn how to use a 3D printer. This is required to submit personal designs for printing at the library.
Wednesday, January 10, 6:00-6:30 pm
Wednesday, February 7, 6:00-6:30 pm
Ages 12+ | FREE | No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.

Arts & Craft Time
An informal knitting, sewing, arts, and craft session for all ages and all levels of experience. Work on your projects and share ideas. Please bring your own materials.
Thursdays, January 11 to March 1, 2:00-3:00 pm
All Ages | FREE | No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.

Sewing Time
Use our sewing machine to work on your own projects. Basic help for the machine is available if needed.
Saturday, January 27, 2:30-4:00 pm
Saturday, February 24, 2:30-4:00 pm
Ages 12+ (under 12 with adult) | FREE | No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.

3D Modelling Meet-Up
A team of experts from Shop3D.ca will present an introduction to 3D modelling for 3D printing. Figure out what kind of modelling will work best for your next project!
Thursday, March 15, 6:00-8:00 pm
Ages 12+ (under 12 with adult) | FREE | No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.

 

3D Printing


3D printers are now available at these Mississauga libraries: Burnhamthorpe, Courtneypark, CentralErin Meadows, Malton, Meadowvale, and South Common. Come try them out!


Maybe you’ve heard of 3D printing and wondered what it’s all about.
Maybe you know how 3D printing works and you want to try it for yourself.
Or maybe you’re wondering, how on earth can something print in 3D??
Whatever your interest, come to our libraries to learn more, and try it for yourself.
You can watch the 3D printer in action, you can print from sample designs, or you can submit your own design for printing.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The printer is available anytime the library is open.
  • The cost for a print is a $1.00 set-up fee plus $0.05 per minute.
  • A small sample print may take about 45 minutes and cost between $2.00 and $4.00.
  • Printing is limited to four hours per person.
  • Appointments for printing are made on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • To print your own design, you must take a short class. The class is free and takes 30 minutes.
  • The print colour is changed weekly. To print in a certain colour, make your print on the week that colour is featured.
  • All designs must be approved by library staff.
  • Accepted file types are .thing, .stl, and .obj.


More questions? Ask us!



Burnhamthorpe Library

3D Printer Certification
Learn how to use a 3D printer. This is required to submit personal designs for printing at the library.
Tuesday, February 20, 7:00-7:30 pm
Ages 12+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4635, or sign up in the library.



Central Library

3D Printer Certification
Learn how to use a 3D printer. This is required to submit personal designs for printing at the library.
Second Floor, Green Space West
Wednesday, February 14, 7:00-7:30 pm
Monday, February 26, 7:00-7:30 pm
Ages 12+ (under 12 with adult) | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-3500 ext. 3589, or sign up in the library.


Erin Meadows Library

3D Printer Certification
Learn how to use a 3D printer. This is required to submit personal designs for printing at the library.
Wednesday, January 17, 7:30-8:00 pm
Ages 12+ (under 12 with adult) | FREE | No registration is needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4750.


Malton Library

Tween 3D Printing
Learn how to use a 3D printer. This is required to submit personal designs for printing at the library.
Wednesday, January 31, 6:00-7:00 pm
Ages 8-12 | Free | Registration is required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4640.

3D Printer Certification
Learn how to use a 3D printer. This is required to submit personal designs for printing at the library.
Saturday, January 20, 3:30-4:30 pm
Saturday, February 24, 3:30-4:30 pm
Ages 12+ | Free | Registration is required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4640 ext. 2525.


Meadowvale Library

3D Printer Certification
Learn how to use a 3D printer. This is required to submit personal designs for printing at the library.
Wednesday, January 10, 6:00-6:30 pm
Wednesday, February 7, 6:00-6:30 pm
Ages 12+ | FREE | No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.

3D Modelling Meet-Up
A team of experts from Shop3D.ca will present an introduction to 3D modelling for 3D printing. Figure out what kind of modelling will work best for your next project!
Thursday, March 15, 6:00-8:00 pm
Ages 12+ (under 12 with adult) | FREE | No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.


South Common Library

3D Printer Certification
Learn how to use a 3D printer. This is required to submit personal designs for printing at the library.
Saturday, January 13, 2:30-3:00 pm
Saturday, February 17, 2:30-3:00 pm
Ages 12+ (under 12 with adult) | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4770, or sign up in the library.
 




Watch a 3D printer at work here:


Handicraft


The Library has always been a place to explore crafts and DIY projects. Now join us for our expanded handicraft programs, including knitting, needlework and -- of course -- sewing by hand or with our sewing machines. Watch for programs for children, teens, and adults!




Clarkson Library

Stitch!
Bring your own project to work on, meet other stitchers, get advice or give advice! All ages and levels of experience are welcome.
Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 pm
All Ages | FREE | No registration is needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4840.


Lakeview Library

Knitting Circle
Learn to knit or build on what you already know. Share patterns, ideas and stories. All levels of skills and experience are welcome.
Thursdays, January 11 to March 8, 6:00-7:00 pm
Ages 8+ | FREE | No registration is needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4805.


Lorne Park Library

Sit & Knit
Drop in with your knitting projects for a friendly, informal knitting circle. Open to all skill levels. Bring your own supplies.
Wednesday, January 17, 7:00-8:30 pm
Wednesday, February 21, 7:00-8:30 pm
Ages 10+ | FREE | No registration required. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4845.


Malton Library

Tween Sewing
Learn the basics of sewing! No experience necessary.
Thursday, February 22, 6:00-7:30 pm
Ages 9+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4640 ext. 2525.

Sewing Machine Basics
Learn the basics of working with a sewing machine! No experience necessary.
Saturday, February 10, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Ages 19+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4640 ext. 2525.


Meadowvale Library

Arts & Craft Time
An informal knitting, sewing, arts, and craft session for all ages and all levels of experience. Work on your projects and share ideas. Please bring your own materials.
Thursdays, January 11 to March 1, 2:00-3:00 pm
All Ages | FREE | No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.

Sewing Time
Use our sewing machine to work on your own projects. Basic help for the machine is available if needed.
Saturday, January 27, 2:30-4:00 pm
Saturday, February 24, 2:30-4:00 pm
Ages 12+ (under 12 with adult) | FREE | No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.


Mississauga Valley Library

Cross-Stitching
Learn how to cross-stitch and make two projects of your choice! No experience necessary – just learn and have fun. All materials will be supplied.
Wednesdays, January 10 to February 28, 4:00-5:00 pm
Ages 9+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4670, or sign up in the library.


Woodlands Library

Stitch & Sew
Use the Library’s sewing machines for minor alterations or repairs.
Saturdays, 10 am-12:00 pm
Saturdays, 2:00-4:00 pm
All ages (under 12 with adult) | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To book a sewing machine, please call 905-615-4825, or sign up in the library.

Sewing Machine Basics
Learn how to use a sewing machine, so you can create your own projects.
Friday, February 9, 2:00-4:00 pm
Ages 12+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, call 905-615-4825, or sign up in the library.


 




Making For Good

Members of Clarkson Library’s Stitch! group has been knitting colourful caps for people undergoing chemotherapy. They’ve already made 30 caps, which will be donated by the end of the year.

 

Robotics


Robotics is a true 21st century craft. It’s creative and collaborative, it exercises problem-solving abilities, and it’s based on STEM learning. Working with robotics builds a huge range of skills, including coding. Many experts feel coding is the key literacy for our time. Robotics is all that – and fun, too!

Maker Mississauga
robotics uses LEGOTM Mindstorm Ev3 kits. Join us to build these robots and make them run.



Clarkson Library

Junior Maker Club: LEGO™ Robotics
Assemble robots and program them to do your bidding!
Tuesday, February 6, 4:00-5:00 pm
Ages 6-12 | FREE | No registration is needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4840.


Lorne Park Library

Lego Mindstorms Robotics
Wednesday, January 24, 6:30-8:00 pm
Wednesday, January 31, 6:30-8:00 pm
Ages 9-13 | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4845, or sign up in the library.


Meadowvale Library

Tech Time
A series of in-depth workshops on building and programming robots.
Saturday, January 20, 3:00-4:00 pm
Saturday, February 3, 3:00-4:00 pm
Saturday February 17, 3:00-4:00 pm
Saturday, March 3, 3:00-4:00 pm
Ages 7-12 | FREE | No registration needed, but program is limited to 12 participants. Pick up tickets beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the workshop.
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.






 
Building


What is Maker Mississauga building?

We’re constructing electrical projects that light up, ring bells, turn fans, and power all kinds of moving parts. 
We’re creating dough creatures with eyes that light up. 
We’re reinventing old games and building crazy new DIY versions. 
We’re busting up broken toys to create strange new ones, and raiding the recycling bin for spare parts. 
And we’re re-imagining everything that can be done with the original maker kit: LEGOTM.
At the Library’s building programs, you’ll find many fun opportunities for builders to come together, make friends, and share ideas.


All Libraries

Minecraft
Minecraft is now available on all public computers in all Mississauga libraries!


Clarkson Library

Junior Maker Club: Keva Contraptions
Become an architect with Keva!
Tuesday, January 16, 4:00-5:00 pm
Ages 6-12 | FREE | No registration is needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4840.

Junior Maker Club: Make-Do
Build and create with Make-Do!
Tuesday, February 20, 4:00-5:00 pm
Ages 6-12 | FREE | No registration is needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4840.


Churchill Meadows Library

Minecraft Club
Love Minecraft? Come to the library to play on our computers!
Saturdays, January 13 to March 3, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ages 6+ | FREE | No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please 905-615-4735, or sign up in the library.


Malton Library

Maker Mondays: Featuring Keva Contraptions, Dash Robots, and Hour of Code
Join us for building and creating. Learn new technology, DIY, and more!
Monday, January 22, 4:00-5:00 pm
Monday, February 5, 4:00-5:00 pm
Monday, February 26, 4:00-5:00 pm
Ages 8-12 | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4640 ext. 2525, or sign up in the library.

P.A. Day LEGOTM Challenge
Use your creativity to complete the LEGOTM Challenge!
Monday, January 22, 2:30-3:30 pm
All Ages | FREE | No registration is needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4640 ext. 2525.


Meadowvale Library

LEGO™ & Tech Shop
Build LEGO™ structures and try out some Maker equipment.
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00 am
January 20: Snap Circuits
January 27: Keva Contraptions
February 10: Minecraft
February 17: Snap Circuits
Ages 5-12 | FREE | No registration needed, but space is limited. Pick up tickets one hour before the program begins.
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.




LEGOTM  Clubs

All LEGOTM clubs: drop in, no registration, ages 5-12.
See below for days and times.


Churchill Meadows Library
Saturdays, January 13 to March 3
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Clarkson Library
Saturdays
January 13 to March 3
10:00-11:00 am

Malton Library
Saturdays
January 6 to March 3 (Please note, there is no LEGOTM Club on January 27.)
2:00-3:00 pm

Mississauga Valley Library
Saturdays
January 20, 27, February 17, 24
10:30-11:30 am

South Common Library
Thursdays, January 11 to March 1
6:00-6:30 pm

 





Digital Filmmaking


Technology meets art in Maker Mississauga’s digital filmmaking programs.

Create snappy stop-motion animation movies. Use a green screen to add fantasy backgrounds and transport your characters to faraway locations. Explore a world of possibilities with digital photography and videos. We supply the equipment, you supply the creativity and imagination, and we all share what we learn. There are so many ways to tell a story, while you learn new skills and make new friends.



Malton Library

Stop Motion Animation
Create your own Stop Motion Animation movie, using LEGOTM characters and Lapse-It Pro!
Thursday, January 11, 5:30-7:30 pm
Ages 9+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4640 ext. 2525, or sign up in the library.


Meadowvale Library

LEGO™ & Tech Shop
Build LEGO™ structures and try out some Maker equipment.
Saturday, February 3, 10:00-11:00 am: Stop Motion Movies
Ages 5-12 | FREE | No registration needed, but space is limited. Pick up tickets one hour before the program begins.
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.

Always & Forever: A Valentine Photoshoot
Take your photo against our green screen, then insert the background of your choice. Bring a USB so you can take your photo home.
Saturday, February 3, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
All Ages | FREE | Registration is required.
To register, please call 905-615-4710, or sign up in the library.

 

Coding


Are you coding literate? Coding may just be the most important skill of the digital age. At Maker Mississauga coding programs, children, teens, and adults can explore fun introductions to coding concepts, learn the basics of building a website, and collaborate on new ways to express themselves online.



Burnhamthorpe Library

Junior Coding Club: Robot Turtles and Gaming
Learn the basics of coding with robot turtles!
Saturday, January 20, 2:45-3:45 pm
Ages 7-12 | FREE | No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4635

Junior Coding Club: Hour of Code
Join us for an hour of coding!
Saturday, February 3, 2:45-3:45 pm
Ages 7-12 | FREE | No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4635

Junior Coding Club: My Robot Friend Dash
Meet Dash, your new robot friend, and learn how to program it.
Saturday, February 17, 2:45-3:45 pm
Ages 7-12 | FREE | No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4635

Junior Coding Club: My Robot Friend Sphero
Meet Sphero, your new robot friend, and learn how to program it.
Saturday, March 3, 2:45-3:45 pm
Ages 7-12 | FREE | No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4635


Clarkson Library

Junior Maker Club: Coding with Cubelets
Build and program miniature Cubelet robots.
Tuesday, January 23, 4:00-5:00 pm
Ages 6-12 | FREE | No registration is needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4840.

Junior Maker Club: Coding with Sphero Robots
Learn coding basics with Sphero.
Tuesday, January 30, 4:00-5:00 pm
Ages 6-12 | FREE | No registration is needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4840.

Junior Maker Club: Coding with Dash Robots
Explore coding with Dash Robots.
Tuesday, February 27, 4:00-5:00 pm
Ages 6-12 | FREE | No registration is needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4840.


Lorne Park Library

Coding with Sphero Robots
Wednesday, February 21, 3:00-5:00 pm
Ages 13-17 | FREE | No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4845.


Malton Library

Maker Mondays: Featuring Keva Contraptions, Dash Robots, and Hour of Code!
Join us for building and creating. Learn new technology, DIY, and more.
January 8, 4:00-5:00 pm
January 22, 4:00-5:00 pm
February 5, 4:00-5:00 pm
February 26, 4:00-5:00 pm
Ages 8-12 | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4640 ext. 2525, or sign up in the library.

Coding Fun
Learn to code with Dash Robots, Spheros, and Hour of Code!
Wednesday, February 7, 5:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday, February 14, 5:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday, February 21, 5:00-6:00 pm
Ages 8-12 | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4640 ext. 2525, or sign up in the library.


Meadowvale Library

LEGO™ & Tech Shop
Build LEGO™ structures and try out some Maker equipment.
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00 am
January 13: Code-a-Pillar
February 24: Coding with Cubelet Robots
March 3: Coding with Dash Robots
Ages 5-12 | FREE | No registration needed, but space is limited. Pick up tickets one hour before the program begins.
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.

 

 

 

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