May 14 – 15, 2021

Ready, Set, Make with Free MakerFest Activities 

Together with Mississauga Library, we are pleased to present our first MakerFest event! Join us to participate in a variety of virtual STEAM and Maker activities and learn from guest presenters, outlined below.

Schedule

Friday, May 14, 2021

4:00 – 5:00 pm: 3D Design with TinkerCAD 

Learn the basics of 3D design with TinkerCAD. TinkerCAD is a free, web-based, easy-to-use software that is used by teachers, kids, hobbyists and designers. Presented by Mississauga Library. Register here

5:00 – 6:00 pm: Fabrication with Shop3D 

Learn about 3D printing, laser cutting and vacuum forming with experts from Shop3D. Register here.

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Get Started with MIT App Inventor

In this workshop we'll introduce you to MIT App Inventor, a beginner-friendly visual programming application for creating mobile apps for Android devices. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Presented by Brampton Library. Register here

Saturday, May 15

1:00 – 2:00 pm: Traditional Indigenous Technologies 

Learn how ancient Indigenous peoples adapted ‘technologies’ from nature and used these concepts day to day. A look at how ‘Traditional Ecological Knowledge’ and design blending with modern materials contributes to our everyday life in today’s world. Presented by Traditional Indigenous Elder Cat Criger. Register here

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Exploring the Night Sky

The president of the RASC Mississauga Centre, Randy Attwood, will introduce participants to the hobby of amateur astronomy and give tips on how to get started observing the night sky and taking astrophotos with digital cameras and cell phones.Presented by RASC Mississauga Centre. Register here

2:00 – 4:00 pm: Virtual Fixit Clinic

Have a household item that's broken? Don't toss it, fix it! In partnership with Fixit Clinic, join our local fixers and coaches from around the globe online for guidance on how to repair your broken items at home. Please note that you must arrive at the beginning of the event in order to showcase your item and be assigned a breakout room. 

Want help fixing your item? Sign up here

Want to help others fix their items, or just observe? Sign up here

3:00 – 4:00 pm: Maker Trivia Challenge

Want to test your maker & STEM knowledge in a fun trivia challenge? Come by yourself or bring friends! Register here

Take & Make for Tweens: Da Vinci Bridge

Make a popsicle stick bridge with no mechanical fasteners or adhesives based on one of Leonardo Da Vinci's designs. Kits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis starting May 14 from any Brampton Library branch via curbside pickup. Recommended for ages 6-12. Register for a kit here and follow along with our video on YouTube.

Enjoy even more Maker and STEAM projects in our Digital Library!

CreativeBug
Creativebug gives you access to thousands of high quality, on-trend arts and crafts classes. Find your next creative project in knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, food & home, papercrafting, kids activities, and more! Benefit from an unlimited number of free classes, self-paced and designed for all skill levels, available anytime on your desktop or mobile device.

LinkedIn Learning
Access an on-demand library of instructional videos covering the latest business, technology and creative skills. Get unlimited access to over 16,000 courses, taught by recognized experts and available in 7 languages. 

PressReader
You’ll find publications for all types of makers in PressReader. Access the latest digital versions of craft, hobby, science and technology magazines from around the world.

STEM Village

STEM Village guides students through learning paths in science, technology, engineering, and math through fun tools, games, and assessments. This education program is based on the Ontario Curriculum.

Virtual STEM Challenges

Visit our Youtube channel for more fun STEM challenges. Complete the challenge and share your results on social media with @BramptonLibrary #kidsatBL! 

Makerspace On Demand
Makerspace On Demand service is available on a limited basis while our branches are closed to the public due to COVID-19. Request a 3D print or vinyl cut and meet virtually with a Librarian to set up and execute your job. 

Virtual Maker Meetups
Need some inspiration for your next project? Need advice on how to finish a work in progress? Maybe you have a completed project you’d like to share? Join us and other makers for a casual virtual meetup where we share ideas, inspire and encourage each other, and highlight the things we make.

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