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All Aboard! Experience a World of Possibilities for Free at the Library

Entertainment and activities | October 27, 2022

Your Mississauga Library card is your passport to a world of new experiences – no travel fare needed! This month, the library has launched new e-resources to help you explore the planet, local history and your creative side – all you need is your library card. With its growing number of programs, services and resources, the library provides barrier-free access to opportunities for fun, life-long learning, community-building and empowerment – all without opening your wallet. Check out some of the things that you can do for free at the library or with your library card.

Go on an adventure

Use your library card to travel to new destinations. Browse virtual magazines from National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic History, with issues dating back to 1888. Know a young explorer? Go on a family adventure with children-focused magazines, books, videos and photos from National Geographic Kids.

Check out the National Geographic Virtual Library Tip Sheet and the National Geographic Kids Tip Sheet to make exploring the collections easier.

Travel back in time

Who needs a time machine when you have a library card?

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Explore your inner artist

From baking and cake decorating to drawing and woodworking, visit Craftsy, the online learning portal, to access classes, lessons, videos and printable instructions for a variety of hobby projects. If music is more your thing, check out ArtistWorks. From the banjo to the violin, this online music education platform connects you to lessons and teachers for all skill levels.

Look for Craftsy and ArtistWorks under Extras in your Libby account or find it on the Online Courses page. Get seven days of free access to these portals using your library card.

Maker Mississauga

If you prefer a more hands-on approach, Maker Mississauga gives you the chance to use 3D printers, building kits, robotics, sewing machines, film equipment, cricut machines, a recording studio and more. Book a Makerspace to work on your projects or join one of the many clubs and programs offered at the library to learn from instructors and connect with others. Maker equipment and programs can be found at all library locations, with the majority located at Burnhamthorpe Library, Courtneypark Library, Malton Library and Meadowvale Library.

Learn something new

Go back to school – no tuition needed! The library’s Lecture Me! series gets you back in the classroom for free. Attend online lectures from University of Toronto Mississauga faculty members from a variety of disciplines and learn more about their research in a fun and approachable way. The series takes place during the first week of every month and is open to ages 13 and up.

Want more?
There are more free things you can do at the library:

What new things will you learn or explore?

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