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Calling All Makers! Get Excited about Science and Technology as MakerFest Returns

Entertainment and activities | May 9, 2022

MakerFest is back on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 with new and returning interactive programs that will get you and your family excited about science and technology! This online event is hosted by Mississauga Library, Brampton Library and Caledon Public Library to provide even more access to activities, experts and resources. MakerFest is the perfect opportunity to learn about your library’s maker programs and meet others in the community.

The MakerFest activities explore a variety of topics including 3D design, fabrication, assistive technology, space exploration, entrepreneurship, coding and more. The interactive activities involve live demonstrations and opportunities to ask questions, learn from experts and connect virtually with others. No prior maker experience is needed to participate.


Free, online maker and STEAM activities, presented by Mississauga Library, Brampton Library and Caledon Public Library.


  • Anyone with experience or a passion for science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM)
  • Anyone interested in an introduction to maker and STEAM programs


All MakerFest activities are free with registration. Participants do not need a library card from Mississauga Library, Brampton Library or Caledon Public Library to register.

Participants can register online for the event(s) they want to attend and will be sent meeting links.

MakerFest Programs and Dates

Date Time Event Details
Friday, May 13 4 to 5 p.m. 3D Design with TinkerCAD Learn the basics of 3D design with TinkerCAD, the free, web-based, easy-to-use software used by teachers, kids, hobbyists and designers. (Ages 13 and up)
5 to 6 p.m. Fabrication with Shop3D Learn about 3D printing, laser cutting and vacuum forming with experts from Shop3D. (Ages 13 and up)
6 to 7 p.m. DIY Assistive Technology with Makers Making Change Learn how the Makers Making Change program is enabling people with disabilities through their library of low-cost, assistive technologies. Find out how you can get involved. (Ages 13 and up)
7 to 8 p.m. Maker Entrepreneur Spotlight Hear from entrepreneurs who turned their maker skills into thriving businesses. The panelists will discuss their challenges, successes and advice for future entrepreneurs. (Ages 13 and up)
Saturday, May 14 10 to 11 a.m. STEM with Let’s Talk Science UTM: Exploration Mars Learn about space exploration, different types of space probes and scientists at the Canadian Space Agency from Let’s Talk Science UTM.  (Ages six to 12)
11 a.m. to noon Satellite Design Challenge with Indus Space Indus Space invites kids to join an interactive satellite design challenge using household items, such as recycled materials. (Ages six to 12)
2 to 3 p.m. Pixel Art with the Raspberry Pi SenseHAT Learn how to create pixel art with python code and a virtual Raspberry Pi SenseHAT. (Ages 12 and up)
2 to 4 p.m. Virtual Repair Café with Fixit Clinic Join Fixit Clinic and learn from local fixers and coaches from around the globe about how to repair your broken items at home. (Ages 13 and up)
3 to 4 p.m. Cricut Basics: Everything You Need to Know About Vinyl and HTV Meet Cricut product expert Crystal Allen from Hello Creative Family and Cutting Machine Crafting. Experience a live-demo of a project and get an exclusive free cut file created by Crystal. (Ages 13 and up)


Visit to learn more about the event and register for the online activities.

Maker Mississauga

The library offers a variety of free, online programs through Maker Mississauga to help residents of all ages develop their STEAM skills, including Lego Club, tween and teen robotics clubs, Knit & Crochet Circle and more. This spring, residents can also attend a Makerspace Open House to learn about the maker equipment and technology available at Burnhamthorpe Library, Meadowvale Library and Courtneypark Library. Stay tuned for more information about the Malton makerspace opening this year!

To see all of the programs, activities and events the library has to offer, visit


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