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.



3D Printer Certification
Learn how to use a 3D printer. This is required to submit personal designs for printing at the library.
Wednesday, August 16, 6:00-6:30 pm
Ages 12+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4710, or sign up in the library.

Sew it together!
Learn the basics of sewing and create a simple project. All materials will be provided.
Thursday, July 20, 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 8-12 |  FREE  |  No registration is needed. Pick up tickets one hour before the program.
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.

Tinkercad for Junior Designers
Learn how to use Tinkercad to create 3D models. Print your designs on our 3D printer!
Thursday, August 3, 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 8-12 |  FREE  |  No registration is needed. Pick up tickets one hour before the program.
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.

Stop-Motion Animation with LEGOTM
Create your own short movies using LEGOTM characters and stop-motion technology. 
Thursday, August 10, 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 5-12 |  FREE  |  No registration is needed. Pick up tickets one hour before the program.
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!


Central Library

3D Printer Certification

Learn how to use a 3D printer. This is required to submit personal designs for printing at the library.
2nd floor, Green Space West
Monday, July 17, 7:00-7:30 pm 
Tuesday, August 8, 7:00-7:30 pm
Monday, August 21, 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 and Intro to 3D Design
Learn how to use a 3D printer. This is required to submit personal designs for printing at the library.
Tuesday, July 18, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Ages 12+ |  FREE  |  No registration is needed. Drop by!
To register, please call 905-615-4750, or sign up in the library.


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, July 17, 7:00-8:00 pm
Thursday, August 24, 7:00-8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 26, 7:00-8:00 pm
Thursday, October 26, 7:00-8:00 pm
Monday, November 27, 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.

3D Printer Certification for Tweens
Learn how to use a 3D printer. This is required to submit personal designs for printing at the library.
Thursday, July 27, 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 8-12 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4640, or sign up in the library.


Meadowvale Library

Tinkercad for Junior Designers
Learn how to use Tinkercad to create 3D models, then print your designs on our 3D printer!
Thursday, August 3, 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 8-12 |  FREE  |  No registration is needed. Pick up tickets one hour before the program.
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.

3D Printer Certification
Learn how to use a 3D printer. This is required to submit personal designs for printing at the library.
Wednesday, August 16, 6:00-6:30 pm
Ages 12+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4710, 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!


Burnhamthorpe Library

Hand Sewing
Hand-sew a wallet! Learn a skill and go home with something you created! All materials will be provided. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, July 18, 2:00-3:30 pm
Ages 8+ |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4635, or sign up in the library.


Central Library

DIY Double Feature
Create natural bath products, then hand-sew a gift bag to put them in! No experience necessary. All materials will be provided.
Ground Floor Program Room B
Wednesday, July 12, 2:00-4:00 pm
Ages 12-19 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-3200 ext. 3544, or sign up in the library.


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.


Cooksville Library


Sewing
Wednesday, July 26, 2:00-3:30 pm
Thursday, July 27, 2:00-3:30 pm
Friday, July 28, 2:00-3:30 pm
Ages 10-14 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4855, or sign up in the library.

Crocheting
Thursday, August 3, 2:00-3:30 pm
Ages 10-14 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4855, or sign up in the library.


Erin Meadows Library

Knitting Circle
Learn to knit or build on what you already know. Share patterns, ideas, and stories. Please bring needles, yarn, and project ideas. All levels of skills and experience are welcome.
Wednesdays, July 5 to July 26, 10:30-11:30 am
Ages 8+ |  FREE  |  No registration is needed. Drop by!
For more information, call 905-615-4750.

Sew What!
Learn the basics of sewing. Make your own project to take home!
Tuesday, July 25, 2:00-3:30 pm
Wednesday, July 26, 2:00-3:30 pm
Ages 12+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4750, or sign up in the library.


Frank McKechnie Library

Let’s Sew
Learn the basics of sewing and create a simple project. All materials will be provided.
Tuesday, August 8, 2:00-3:00 pm
Ages 10 +
Free Limited registration
Please call 905 615-4660 ext. 2230


Malton Library

Sew Right! Sewing machine basics for youth
Learn a great skill and go home with something you created!
Wednesday, August 2, 6:00-7:30 pm
Ages 13+ |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4640, or sign up in the library.

Tween DIY: Sewing Machine Basics
Learn a great skill and go home with something you created!
Friday, August 4, 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 8-12 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4640, or sign up in the library.


Meadowvale Library

Sew it together!
Learn the basics of sewing and create a simple project. All materials will be provided.
Thursday, July 20, 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 8-12 |  FREE  |  No registration is needed. Pick up tickets one hour before the program.
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.


Mississauga Valley Library

Cross Stitching
Learn the basics of the relaxing, gratifying art of embroidery. No experience is necessary, and all materials will be provided.
Wednesdays, July 5 to July 26, 3:00-4:00 pm
Ages 12-14 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4670, or sign up in the library.

Learn to Sew
Learn the ins and outs of sewing on the library’s sewing machines. No experience is necessary, and all materials will be provided.
Tuesday, August 1, 2:00-4:00 pm
Ages 12-19 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4670, or sign up in the library.


Port Credit Library

Knitting Circle
Improve your knitting skills, or start from the very beginning. Please bring needles, yarn, and project ideas.
Thursdays, July 6 to July 27, 1:00-2:00 pm
Ages 8-12 |  FREE  |  No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4835.


South Common Library


Learn to Sew
Learn the basics of sewing over four sessions. Create a project to keep.
Wednesdays, July 5 to July 26, 2:00-3:30 pm
Ages 9+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4770 ext. 2275, or sign up in the library.


Streetsville Library

Sewing 101
Get creative in a beginner’s sewing workshop. No experience necessary.
Session 1: Saturday, July 29, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Session 2: Saturday, July 29, 2:00-4:00 pm
Ages 13+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please visit 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.



Central Library

Robotics Workshop
Build robots and program them to do your bidding. No experience necessary. Come and learn!
Ground Floor Program Room B
Wednesday, August 2, 2:00-4:00 pm
Ages 12-19 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-3200 ext. 3544, or sign up in the library.


Cooksville Library

LEGOTM Mindstorms Robotics 
Build robots and make them go!
Wednesday, July 12, 2:00-3:30 pm
Thursday, July 13, 2:00-3:30 pm
Friday, July 14, 2:00-3:30 pm
Ages 10-14 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4855, or sign up in the library.


Mississauga Valley Library

Robotics Workshop

Build robots and make them run. No experience necessary.
Four-day workshop: Tuesday, July 18 to Friday, July 21, 11:00 am-12:30 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

Robot Revolution!
Come in and test out the new robots from Maker Mississauga! No experience necessary.
Thursday, August 3, 2:00-3:30 pm
Ages 5+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4770 ext. 2275, or sign up in the library.






 
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!


Burnhamthorpe Library

Popsicle Stick Catapults
Have a fling with mini catapults! 
Tuesday, July 25, 2:00-3:30 pm
Ages 8+ |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4635, or sign up in the library.


Churchill Meadows Library


Maker Mondays: Fun with Circuits
Use Snap Circuits to make things light up, buzz, and whirr.
Monday, July 17, 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 6+ | FREE | No registration needed, but space is limited.
For more information, please call 905-615-4735.

Maker Mondays: Keva Contraptions
Become an engineer and an architect with Keva Contraptions.
Monday, July 24, 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 6+ | FREE | No registration needed, but space is limited.
For more information, please call 905-615-4735.


Courtneypark Library

Maker Club: Snap Circuits
Lights! Sound! Action! Experiment with circuits using our hands-on Snap Circuits kits. What will you make electronics do for you?
Wednesday, July 26, 2:00-3:30 pm
Ages 6-12 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please visit the library.


Erin Meadows Library

Minecraft
Do you like to play Minecraft? Join other Minecraft fans at the library to play on our network.
Wednesday, July 19, 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 7+ |  FREE  |  No registration is needed. Pick up tickets at the Information Desk.
For more information, please call 905-615-4750.


Malton Library

Squishy Circuits
Create clay figures and make them light up!
Thursday, July 20, 4:00-5:00 pm
Ages 8-12 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4640, or sign up in the library.


Mississauga Valley Library

Keva Constructions
Become an architect and engineer with Keva Constructions. 
Tuesday, July 18, 2:00-3:00 pm
Ages 5-10 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4670, or sign up in the library.


Woodlands Library


Minecraft
Do you like to play Minecraft? Come in and play on the library’s network.
Tuesday, July 25, 2:00-4:00 pm
Ages 6-14 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4825, or sign up in the library.



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


Burnhamthorpe Library
Mondays
July 10 to July 31
2:00-3:00 pm

Cooksville Library
Fridays
July 7 to August 11
10:00-11:00 am

Erin Meadows Library
Saturdays, April 1 to June 17, 10:00–11:00 am
Fridays, July 7 to July 28, 10:30-11:30 am
Pick up tickets in the library.

Lakeview Library
Saturdays
July 8 to August 12
2:00-3:00 pm

Malton Library
Mondays, July 3 to July 31, 1:15-2:00 pm
Saturdays, July 8 to August 26, 2:00-3:00 pm (no program on August 12)
Pick up tickets in the library.

Mississauga Valley Library
Saturdays, July 8 to July 29
Wednesdays, August 2 to August 23
10:30-11:30 am
Pick up tickets in the library.

Port Credit Library
Fridays
July 7 to July 28
2:00-3:00 pm

Sheridan Library
Thursdays
July 8 to August 12
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Streetsville Library
Tuesdays
July 4, 18, 25
6:30-7:30 pm

Woodlands Library
Thursdays
July 6 to August 24
2:00-3:00 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.


Central Library

Star in Your Own Stop-Motion Movie
Create a movie using stop-motion technology and real people. No experience necessary.
Ground Floor Program Room B
Wednesday, August 16, 2:00-4:00 pm
Ages 12-19 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-3200 ext. 3544, or sign up in the library.


Cooksville Library

Stop-Motion Animation
Create your own short movies using stop-motion animation technology.
Wednesday, August 16, 2:00-3:30 pm
Thursday, August 17, 2:00-3:30 pm
Friday, August 18, 2:00-3:30 pm
Ages 10-14 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4855, or sign up in the library.


Erin Meadows Library

Stop-Motion Moviemaking
Create your own short movies using stop-motion animation technology.
Monday, August 14, 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 8+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4750, or sign up in the library.


Malton Library

Stop-Motion Animation
Learn how to create your own short movies using stop-motion animation technology.
Tuesday, July 18, 6:00-8:00 pm
Ages 13+ |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4640, or sign up in the library.


Meadowvale Library

Stop-Motion Animation with LEGOTM
Create your own short movies using LEGOTM characters and stop-motion technology. 
Thursday, August 10, 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 5-12 |  FREE  |  No registration is needed. Pick up tickets one hour before the program.
For more information, please call 905-615-4710.


South Common Library

Stop-Motion Animation
Create your own stop-motion animated movie!
Wednesday, August 9, 2:00-3:00 pm
Ages 8+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4770 ext. 2275, or sign up in the library.


Streetsville Library

Canada 150 Green Screen Photo Booth
Use our green screen technology to get your picture taken in front of a Canadian landmark.
Thursday, July 20, 2:00-4:00 pm
Friday, July 21, 2:00-4:00 pm
Saturday, July 22, 2:00-4:00 pm
All Ages |  FREE  |  No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4785.

 

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.

 

Churchill Meadows Library

Maker Mondays: Hour of Code
Combine Minecraft and coding with “Minecraft Hour of Code”.
Monday, July 31, 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 6+ |  FREE  |  No registration needed, but space is limited.
For more information, please call 905-615-4735.

Clarkson Library

Code-a-pillars for Pre-schoolers!
Learn simple coding and have loads of fun with a caterpillar!
Tuesday, July 25, 2:00-3:00 pm
Ages 3+ |  FREE  |  No registration needed. Drop by!
For more information, please call 905-615-4840.

Junior Maker Coding Club with Dash Robots
Build your coding skills with Dash Robots
Tuesday, August 1, 2:00-3:00 pm
Ages 6-8 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4840, or sign up in the library.

Junior Maker Coding Club with Little Bits
Have fun learning to code with Little Bits
Tuesday, August 8, 2:00-3:00 pm
Ages 6-8 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4840, or sign up in the library.

Junior Maker Coding Club with Scratch
Build your coding skills with the global phenomenon of Scratch.
Tuesday, August 15, 2:00-3:00 pm
Ages 6-8 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4840, or sign up in the library.

Junior Maker Coding Club with Sphero
Learn to code Sphero robots, then command them to do your bidding!
Tuesday, August 22, 2:00-3:00 pm
Ages 6-8 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4840, or sign up in the library.


Erin Meadows Library

Hour of Code
Play Minecraft and learn about coding with Minecraft Hour of Code.
Monday, July 17, 3:00-4:00 pm
Ages 11+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4750, or sign up in the library.

Code-a-pillars for pre-schoolers!
Learn simple coding and have loads of fun with a caterpillar!
Tuesday, July 27, 10:30-11:30 am
Ages 4-7 | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4750, or sign up in the library.


Frank McKechnie Library


Think and Learn: Code-a-pillar
Learn simple coding and have loads of fun with a caterpillar!
Tuesday, August 29, 2:00-2:45 pm
Ages 4-8 | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
For more information, please call 905-615-4660 ext. 2230.


Meadowvale Library

Learn to Code
Monday, July 17, 3:00-4:00 pm
Ages 11+ | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4750, or sign up in the library.

Coding for Preschoolers with Code-a-Pillar and Dash
Learn the basic concepts of coding by playing!
Thursday, July 27, 10:30-11:30 am
Ages 4-7 | FREE | Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4750, or sign up in the library.


Malton Library

Coding with Scratch
Learn to code or build on what you already know, with the global phenomenon of Scratch. A four-part program.
Wednesday, July 12 to Friday, July 15, 4:00-5:00 pm
Tuesday, August 8 to Friday, August 11, 5:00-6:00 pm
Ages 8-12 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4640, or sign up in the library.

Coding with Sphero
Learn to code Sphero robots, then command them to do your bidding!
Thursday, July 13, 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 7+ |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4640, or sign up in the library.

Coding with Dash Robots
Learn the basics of coding using Dash robots.
Thursday, August 10, 2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 8-12 |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4640, or sign up in the library.


Sheridan Library
 

Coding Games
Learn the coding basics by playing unique board games and computer games.
Monday, July 17, 2:00-3:00 pm
Ages 6+ |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4815, or sign up in the library.

Coding Basics with Scratch
Use Scratch to develop your own code, animation or video game.
Monday, July 24, 2:0-3:00 pm
Ages 6+ |  FREE  |  Registration required, space is limited.
To register, please call 905-615-4815, or sign up in the library.

 

 

 

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