Drop by Almonte branch Wednesday, 31 March, from 5-7pm

See the library’s new 3D printer at work and bring your experience and your questions! We want to meet the local maker community.

The Library’s Tech Tutor, Greg Young, and our STEM children’s programmer, Gabe Braden, will be here to talk about the uses of a 3D printer. We’ll talk about:

• prototyping for projects
• small fun custom toys (figurines, gear toys etc.)
• models for decoration
• small plastic parts to repair devices and appliances
• plastic brackets for shelving and furniture


Also discuss how you make a model for 3D printing:

• download from the web (Thingiverse, Pinshape)
• build in CAD from simple to complex, Tinkercad to Autodesk 3D
• create a model from pictures of a real object (Photogrammetry)
• designing for 3D printing (tips, tricks, pitfalls)


And finally, how to access the Library’s 3D printer:

• submitting a 3D file for printing
• which formats to use
• tech-tutoring sessions for optimizing your 3D object for printing available

The 3D printer will be printing a live demo object that will complete by the end of the evening.

In order to keep everyone safe, the following Covid-19 protocols will be applied:

Patrons with Covid-19 symptoms will be asked to stay home.
Patrons will use the hand sanitizer in the lobby before entering the library.
Face coverings/masks that securely cover the nose, mouth, and chin are mandatory for the duration of the event.
When entering and exiting the event and while in the building, patrons must maintain a safe 2-metre distance from others.
Surfaces will be disinfected before and after use and all equipment will be quarantined.


The library wants to thank the Elizabeth Kelly Library Foundation for their support providing funding to purchase the 3D printer for the Mississippi Mills Public Library. For more information about the Elizabeth Kelly Library Foundation’s work please visit www.ekellylibraryfoundation.ca