Ready, Set, Make with Free MakerFest Activities

On May 14 and 15, Mississauga Library and Brampton Library are jointly hosting their first online MakerFest, which builds upon their respective maker programs. These maker programs strive to help residents develop their science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) skills. This year, MakerFest brings a variety of online, interactive activities to youth and adults with a passion for STEAM. The collaborative approach allows more residents to access the activities, experts and opportunities to connect with the broader STEAM and maker community.

No prior experience is needed to participate in MakerFest activities. They explore a variety of topics, including robotics, fabrication, mobile app development, traditional Indigenous technologies, astronomy and more. The activities will connect participants to experts in the STEAM field and others in the STEAM and maker community, as well as provide opportunities to engage, ask questions and experience live demonstrations.

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

What:

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

Who:

·       Teens ages 13 and up

·       Young adults and students

·       Anyone interested in an introduction to maker and STEAM programs

·       Anyone with experience or a passion for science, technology, engineering, art and math

Registration:

Participants can register online for the day(s) they want to attend and will be sent meeting links to access the specific online event(s) they are interested in joining. Participants interested in joining events on the Friday and Saturday should register for both days. 

Visit mississaugalibrary.ca/makerfest to learn more about the event and register for the online activities.

Children ages six to 12 can also join in the fun, with Take & Make for Tweens. Starting May 10, the Da Vinci Bridge Take & Make craft kits are available at Mississauga and Brampton library locations on a first come, first served basis. In Mississauga, residents can pick up a kit by making a contactless pickup appointment. The craft kits are filled with all the supplies needed and instructions can be found on the Mississauga Library YouTube channel.

The Mississauga Library offers a variety of free, online programs through Maker Mississauga to help residents of all ages develop their STEAM skills. Through Active Mississauga, the library offers Teen Robotics, Knit & Crochet Circle and more.

As part of the Mississauga Library’s contactless pickup service, 3D printing is also available at Malton Library and Sheridan Library. To learn more about this service, visit mississaugalibrary.ca/maker.

To see all of the programs, activities and events the Mississauga Library offers, visit mississaugalibrary.ca.

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