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.
 

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!



Central Library

Tinkercad: The Basics
Learn how to use Tinkercad to design 3D models. Print your designs on our 3D printer!
Program Room B
Thursday, November 23, 7:00-8:00 pm
Ages 12+ (under 18 accompanied by adult) | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-3200 ext. 3589, or sign up in the library.


Courtneypark Library

3D Printer Certification
Learn how to use a 3D printer. This is required to submit personal designs for printing at the library.
Monday, November 20, 7:00-7:30 pm
Monday, December 18, 7:00-7:30 pm
Ages 12+ (under 18 accompanied by adult) | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4745, 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.
Monday, November 20, 7:00-7:30 pm
Ages 12+ | Free | No registration is needed, but space is limited.
For more information, please call 905-615-4750.


Malton Library

3D Printer Certification
Learn how to use a 3D printer. This is required to submit personal designs for printing at the library.
Monday, November 27, 7:00-8:00 pm
Thursday, December 28, 7:00-8:00 pm
Ages 12+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4710, or sign up in the library.


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, November 25, 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. Meet other knitters, share patterns, ideas, and advice. Please bring needles, yarn, and project ideas. All levels of skills and experience are welcome.
Thursdays, September 21 to December 14, 6:00-7:00 pm
Ages 8+ | FREE | No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4805.

Sew With Us!
Create your own personalized clutch, complete with handstitched monogram. No previous sewing experience required.
Friday, November 17, 2:30-4:00 pm
Ages 10+ | FREE | Registration is required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4805, or sign up in the library.


Lorne Park Library

Sit & Knit
Drop in with your knitting projects for an informal and friendly knitting circle. Open to all skill levels. Don’t forget to bring your own supplies!
Third Wednesday of every month, 7:00-8:30 pm
All ages | FREE | No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4845.


Mississauga Valley Library

Cross-Stitching
Learn how to cross-stitch and work on a project of your own.
Every Wednesday beginning September 13, 4:00-5:00 pm
Ages 12-19 | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4670, or sign up in the library.


South Common Library

Junior Handicrafts
Get crafty! Learn to knit, sew, and create a variety of handicrafts.
Wednesday, November 22, 6:15-7:00 pm
Ages 8+ | FREE | Registration is required.
To register, please call 905-615-4770, 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.


 




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.





 
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!


Malton Library

P.A. Day LEGOTM in the Library

Join us for a special day of building!
Friday, November 17, 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 5+ | FREE | No registration is needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4640 ext. 2525.



LEGOTM  Clubs

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


Erin Meadows Library
Saturdays
September 23 to December 16
10:00-11:00 am

Malton Library
Pick up tickets in the library.
Saturdays Beginning September 23
2:00-3:00 pm
Please note, there is no LEGOTM Club on October 28, November 4, and December 16.

Mississauga Valley Library
Saturdays
November 18, 26
December 23, 30
10:30-11:30 am

Sheridan Library
Thursdays 
September 21 to December 14
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.


Burnhamthorpe Library

Family Fun Holiday Pics
Get creative with your family holiday pictures using our green screen technology. No experience needed!
Thursday, December 7, 6:30-8:00 pm
All Ages | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4635, or sign up in the library.


Central Library

Green Screen: The Holiday Edition
Come by with your family and friends to take a holiday picture! Find out how the green screen works and leave with a file to print or share on social media.
Ground Floor Program Room B
Thursday, December 7, 6:30-8:00 pm
All Ages | FREE | No registration is needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-3500 ext. 3660.


Churchill Meadows Library

Green Screen Fun at ArcCon
Become your favourite superhero for a day! The green screen will be set up at our third annual ArcCon event. Take a photo or video of yourself having an adventure. Cosplay is welcome (but not required).
Saturday, December 9, 11 am-2:30 pm (ArcCon runs 11 am-4:00 pm.)
All Ages | FREE | No registration is needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4735.

Holiday Photoshoot
Take fun photos of family and friends with props and our green screen technology
Thursday, December 14, 6:00-7:00 pm
Monday, December 18, 6:00-7:00 pm
All Ages | FREE | Registration is required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4735 or sign up in the library.


Lakeview Library

Holiday Photoshoot
Make your holiday greeting cards a fun activity for the whole family. Experience green screen photos this holiday season! Don’t forget… don’t wear green!
Saturday, November 25
Saturday, December 2
All ages | FREE | Registration is required.
To book an appointment, please call 905-615-4845.


Lorne Park Library

Holiday Photoshoot
The weather outside is frightful, but our green screen is so delightful. Bring your family and friends, and create a free holiday card with a fun or fanciful background.
Tuesday, December 5, 6:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday, December 6, 3:00-5:00 pm
Tuesday, December 12, 6:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday, December 13, 3:00-5:00 pm
All ages | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4845.


South Common Library

Maker Lab: Stop-Motion Animation
Each month in Maker Lab, we’ll explore a different type of technology and STEAM learning.
Thursday, November 30, 6:45-8:00 pm
Ages 6+ | FREE | Registration is required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4770, 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.


Erin Meadows Library

Coding with Robots
Come explore the basics of coding with Dash, Sphero and Code-a-Pillars!
Monday, December 11, 7:00-8:00 pm
Ages 4-10 | FREE | Registration is required, space is limited.
To register, please 905-615-4750 or sign up in the library.
 

 

 

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