Special programs at both branches: check back often!

These programs are happening! They are not cancelled, as so many library programs & events have had to be during this pandemic era.

MMPL STEAM Program 2020-21: Craft in a Bag

Spend some fun time creating and experimenting at home & reading with your kids and teens!

Thanks to the generous support from the Friends of the Mississippi Mills Public Library, the library can offer a monthly STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) themedCraft in a Bag”  for kids and one for teens, this fall and winter. Each bag contains all the materials, instructions and some surprises for an afternoon of crafts, science & technology experiments, coding & math games as well as“how-to” instructions to help you search for complimentary reading materials in our library catalogue.

The teen and/or kid “Craft in a Bag” are available to order as of the 1st of each month by email at almontelib@missmillslibrary.com or by phone at 613 256-1037. Please note “Craft in a Bag” does not include basic supplies like glue, scissors, tape and crayons, but the library offers a FREE “Starter Kit Bag” by request that includes these supplies. All bags can be picked up in Almonte or Pakenham.

Each month’s bags have different themes. Pictures/videos of contents are posted to the MMPL STEAM Program 2020-2021 Facebook Group. Please join our Facebook group and share your family’s creations!

Bags with craft materials are for you to keep, but if you request other library materials (books, movies, audiobooks, etc.) with your bags, you can return them later in the bins or the book drop, when you come to the library.

Stay tuned for more news about STEAM after-school programming at the library this fall and winter!

The image is an example: September’s STEAM Craft in a Bag for TEENS – JELL-O LENSES: BENDING LIGHT

Register for all programs  HERE

OZOBOT CHALLENGES Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30pm. IN-LIBRARY. Come to the library to complete a fun Ozobot challenge for two consecutive Tuesdays. Each workshop is different.

GAME DESIGN WITH SCRATCH Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6pm. ONLINE. Connect online with the instructor on two consecutive Wednesdays for a fun experience making your own video games. Each workshop is different. After you register, you will be contacted by Gabe with the link to the online workshop via Zoom.

LEGO ROBOTICS Saturdays from 10am to 1pm with a 15min break. IN-LIBRARY, Almonte Branch. Each workshop has a different challenge. We will provide nut-free snacks and juice/water but participants are welcome to bring their own food and water bottle.

You need a library card to register. Residents of Mississippi Mills may join the library at no charge. To apply call 613-256-1037 or drop by the Library.

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

  • Participants with Covid-19 symptoms will be asked to stay home.
  • Participants 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 workshop.
  • Each team will have their own table with their own dedicated programming material. Tables will be placed at a minimum of 2 meters apart from each other. When entering and exiting the workshop, participants must maintain a safe 2-metre distance from others.

Surfaces will be disinfected before and after use and all equipment will be quarantined.

Try your hand at building a sumobot with Lego EV3 Mindstorms and have some fun competing against other teams. Robot-sumo is a sport in which two robots attempt to push each other out of a circle (in a similar fashion to the sport of sumo).

Participants will gather in the main room of the library after closing hours so each team will have plenty of space around them. The competition will consist of 8 teams, each team composed of 1 or 2 people from the same household.

Each team will have their own table with a Lego EV3 Mindstorm kit, a Chomebook and instructions to build and code a sumobot. Our awesome STEM programmer will be at hand to help you with the building and the coding. Afterwards, we will pit the sumobots against each other and we will declare a winner!

One of the team members need a library card to register. Residents of Mississippi Mills may join the library at no charge. To apply call 613-256-1037 or drop by the Library. 

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

  • Participants with Covid-19 symptoms will be asked to stay home.
  • Participants 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.
  • Each team will have their own table with their own dedicated programming material. Tables will be placed at a minimum of 2 meters apart from each other. When entering and exiting the event, participants must maintain a safe 2-metre distance from others.
  • Surfaces will be disinfected before and after use and all equipment will be quarantined.

Register here https://form.jotform.com/210494880927263

Monthly diversions and fun for seniors! Request yours by phone (613) 256-1037 or email: almontelib@missmisslibrary.com. Bags can be picked up at Almonte or Pakenham branch.

Lots of fun! Each month’s Craft in a Bag is available at the beginning of the month. Request yours by phone (613) 256-1037 or email: almontelib@missmisslibrary.com. Bags can be picked up at Almonte or Pakenham branch.

Events

March 6, 2021
  • Almonte: Lego robotics in-library

    March 6, 2021  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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March 9, 2021
  • Almonte: ozobots labyrinth in-library

    March 9, 2021  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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March 10, 2021
  • Almonte: video game design - geometry - online

    March 10, 2021  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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March 13, 2021
  • Almonte: Lego robotics in-library

    March 13, 2021  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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March 16, 2021
  • Almonte: ozobots pathfinder in-library

    March 16, 2021  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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March 17, 2021
  • Almonte: video game design - cube soccer - online

    March 17, 2021  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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March 18, 2021
  • Library Board Meeting @ 3PM Via Zoom

    March 18, 2021  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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March 20, 2021
  • Almonte: Lego robotics in-library

    March 20, 2021  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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March 23, 2021
  • Almonte: ozobots pathfinder in-library

    March 23, 2021  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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March 24, 2021
  • Almonte: video game design - cube soccer - online

    March 24, 2021  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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March 27, 2021
  • Almonte: Lego robotics in-library

    March 27, 2021  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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March 30, 2021
  • Almonte: Sumobot for adults in-library

    March 30, 2021  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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March 31, 2021
  • Almonte: 3D Printer launch in-library

    March 31, 2021  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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