City services | October 3, 2022
Libraries are magic. Library staff can often recommend books from a vague description, they don’t judge, they curate and display books, they plan interesting and enriching events… and they work in libraries! Follow the library on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and help us celebrate them at in-person and virtual events during Ontario Public Library Week from October 16 to 22.
Mississauga has 18 library locations across the city with shelves full of your next dive into mysterious, heartbreaking, inspiring, terrifying, curious and creative stories. The library holds fiction and nonfiction, graphic novels, newspapers, magazines and the latest how-to books covering as many subjects as your heart desires. You can also borrow or stream music, movies and television shows.
But even more than books, here are ten more reasons to love your library during Library Month this October.
Discover a new author or learn more about a favourite at Author Talks. On Wednesday, October 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. Sandra SG Wong, a finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence and a nominee for the Whistler Independent Book Awards, will be talking about their craft of telling captivating stories.
Join this month’s creepy lecture for people 13 years and up called Demonic Infestation in 17th-Century Quebec: The Diabolical Arts and Daily Lives of Early Canada on Tuesday, October 4 online using Webex from 7 to 8:15 p.m.
The library offers materials, technology and services in accessible formats and offers a homebound service. Learn more on the library accessibility page.
Most library locations have bookable group and individual study rooms. Groups or individuals can book study rooms for non-commercial use for up to two hours.
The Burnhamthorpe Library and Mississauga Valley Library host Open Window Hub, a resource and information centre designed to support and empower people who are unhoused and/or experiencing mental health issues within the Mississauga.
Computers, photocopiers, printers, scanners and other types of technology are available to use or borrow at your local library. You can sign out a laptop or tablet to use during your visit at the Clarkson Library. Feel free to hop on WiFi hotspots to get stuff done. Ultramodern equipment like 3D printers are available for a small fee.
You can borrow a park pass or donate your seeds in the fall to the library. Visit the seed libraries page to learn more or sign up for the virtual programs: Nature in Your Neighbourhood – Halloween Edition For Kids! on Thursday, October 20 from 7 to 8 p.m. or Winterize Your Lawn and Garden Tuesday, October 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Participate in demonstrations of 3D printing, circuitry, robotics and more at the Mississauga Maker Open House. Admission on Open House days is first come, first served. Visit Thursday, October 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sheridan Library location and Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Clarkson Library location.
The Mississauga Comic Expo 2022 is back, free and in-person at the Living Arts Centre on Sunday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plan your route for the artist alley, exhibitors, workshops, panels, cosplay shoots, tabletop board game demos, video game free-play session, presentations and featured guests.