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Ontario

Barrie

Maker Monday’s

Maker Mondays feature a new DIY item every week using new or old-school technology. Drop in, mess around and make something cool. Open to everyone ages 8 and up.

Sept. 19th, 4:30-5:30 p.mBarrie Public Library60 Worsley St, Barrie, ON, L4M 1L6More information

Belleville

L’il science program about food!

Children ages 3 and up can come out to the Belleville Public Library at 10:30 am for an hour of cool experiments and crafts! No registration required, call 613-968-6731 x2235 for more details.

Sept. 24th, 10:30-11:30Belleville Public Library254 Pinnacle St, Belleville, ON K8N 3B1More information

Brampton

Spin! Pop! Boom! Interactive science experience at the library

Featuring: StarLab Inflatable Planetarium, 3D printing demos, Google Cardboard and more!

Sept. 17th, 12-2 p.mMount Pleasant Village Branch, Brampton Public Library100 Commuter Drive, Brampton, ON L7A 0G2 More information

Spin! Pop! Boom! Interactive science experience at the library

Featuring: StarLab Inflatable Planetarium, 3D printing demos, Google Cardboard and more!

Sept. 18th, 2-4 p.mMount Pleasant Village Branch, Brampton Public Library100 Commuter Drive, Brampton, ON L7A 0G2 More information

Spin! Pop! Boom! Interactive science experience at the library

Featuring: StarLab Inflatable Planetarium, 3D printing demos, Google Cardboard and more!

Sept. 19th, 6:30-7:30 p.mMount Pleasant Village Branch, Brampton Public Library100 Commuter Drive, Brampton, ON L7A 0G2 More information

Spin! Pop! Boom! Interactive science experience at the library

Featuring: Chromatography experiments, robotics with Sphero, periodic table battleship and more!

Sept. 19th, 6:30-7:30 p.mChinguacousy Branch, Brampton Public Library150 Central Park Dr, Brampton, ON L6T 1B4More information

Spin! Pop! Boom! Interactive science experience at the library

Feturing: Conductivity tests with Makey Makey, make your own spectroscope and more!

Sept. 19th, 6:30-7:30 p.mFour Corners Branch, Brampton Public Library65 Queen St E, Brampton, ON L6W 3L6More information

Spin! Pop! Boom! Interactive science experience at the library

Featuring: StarLab Inflatable Planetarium, 3D printing demos, Google Cardboard and more!

Sept. 20th, 6:30-7:30 p.mMount Pleasant Village Branch, Brampton Public Library100 Commuter Drive, Brampton, ON L7A 0G2 More information

Spin! Pop! Boom! Interactive science experience at the library

Featuring: Make your own robot with Cubelets, Google Cardboard and More!

Sept. 20th, 6:30-7:30 p.mGore Meadows Branch, Brampton Public Library10150 The Gore Rd, Brampton, ON L6P 0A6More information

Spin! Pop! Boom! Interactive science experience at the library

Featuring: StarLab Inflatable Planetarium, 3D printing demos, Google Cardboard and more!

Sept. 21st, 6:30-7:30 p.mMount Pleasant Village Branch, Brampton Public Library100 Commuter Drive, Brampton, ON L7A 0G2 More information

Spin! Pop! Boom! Interactive science experience at the library

Featuring: Google Cardboard, explore chemical reactions and a conductivity test!

Sept. 21st, 6:30-7:30 p.mCyril Clark Branch, Brampton Public Library20 Loafers Lake Ln, Brampton, ON L6Z 1X9More information

Spin! Pop! Boom! Interactive science experience at the library

Featuring: StarLab Inflatable Planetarium, 3D printing demos, Google Cardboard and more!

Sept. 22nd, 6:30-7:30 p.mMount Pleasant Village Branch, Brampton Public Library100 Commuter Drive, Brampton, ON L7A 0G2 More information

Spin! Pop! Boom! Interactive science experience at the library

Featuring: Float or sink experiment, electronics exploration with Little Bits, Scientist matchup game and Google Cardboard!

Sept. 22nd, 6:30-7:30 p.mSouth Fletcher’s Branch, Brampton Public Library500 Ray Lawson Blvd, Brampton, ON L6Y 5B3More information

Brownsville

Fun with robotics – explore robotics using play based learning

Fun with robotics – explore robotics using play based learning

Sept. 22nd, 4:30 p.mBrownsville Public Library292240 Culloden Line, Brownsville, ON N0L 1C0More information

Burgessville

Fun with structures

Fun with structures

Sept. 20th, 4:30 p.mBurgessville Public Library604 Main St S, Burgessville, ON N0J 1C0More information

Science of taste

Science of taste

Sept. 24th, 10 a.mBurgessville Public Library604 Main St S, Burgessville, ON N0J 1C0More information

Burlington

Science Literacy Week Challenge

Challenge yourself to build the tallest tower – drop in anytime during science literacy week

Sept. 19th-24th, all dayTansley Woods Branch1996 Itabashi Way, Burlington, ON, L7M 4J8More information

Blow off some STEAM

We’re bringing the fun to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Register in person day of program. Ages 6-9

Sept. 20th, 4:30-5:15Alton Branch, Burlington Public LibraryTim Dobbie Dr, Burlington, ON, L7M 0M3More information

Sweet Treat: Candy Science

Candies aren’t just for eating! Learn about density, acids, bases, and other science concepts using sweet treats. No sign-up required. SK to grade 4 (part of a longer running program)

Sept. 21st, 4-4:45 p.mCentral Library, Burlington Public Library2331 New Street, Burlington, ON, L7R 1J4More information

DIY Tech Time

It’s Science Literacy Week! Explore the wonders of technology—everything from Cubelets to virtual reality adventures using Google Cardboard. Call to register

Sept. 21st, 5-6 p.mAlton Branch, Burlington Public LibraryTim Dobbie Dr, Burlington, ON, L7M 0M3More information

Cubelets@Aldershot

Play, build and learn with these simple robots

Sept. 22nd, 4:30-5:30 p.mAldershot Branch, Burlington Public Library550 Plains Road East, Burlington, ON, L7T 2C7More information

Cambridge

Explore on the Floor

Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands on, learning activity centres

Sept. 19th, 10:30-11:30Clemens Mill, Idea Exchange50 Saginaw Parkway, Cambridge ON, N1T 1W2More information

Art Lab

Science meets art in this 30 minute all ages drop in program. Imagine, explore and discover! Please dress to get messy!

Sept. 19th, 10:30-11:00Hespeler, Idea Exchange5 Tannery Street East, Cambridge, ON, N3C 2C1More information

Explore on the Floor

Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands on, learning activity centres

Sept. 20th, 10:15-11:15Hespeler, Idea Exchange5 Tannery Street East, Cambridge, ON, N3C 2C1More information

Explore on the Floor

Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands on, learning activity centres

Sept. 20th, 10:15-11:15Queens Square, Idea Exchange1 North Square, Cambridge, ON, N1S 2K6More information

The 4 P.M project

School’s out. Now what? Come and explore, create, and share. Craft’s, robotics, comics and more. Minecraft, Pokemon and Marvel to explore. Build, paint, draw, and construct. New ideas and activities every week

Sept. 20th, 4-5 p.mQueens Square, Idea Exchange1 North Square, Cambridge, ON, N1S 2K6More information

Explore on the Floor

Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands on, learning activity centres

Sept. 21st, 10:30-11 a.mPreston, Idea Exchange435 King Street East, Cambridge, ON, N3H 3N1More information

STEM Storytime

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are … come for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun learning activities that will inspire curious minds to explore science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more!

Sept. 21st 6:30-7 p.mQueens Square, Idea Exchange1 North Square, Cambridge, ON, N1S 2K6More information

Explore on the Floor

Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands on, learning activity centres

Sept. 22th, 10:30-11:30Queens Square, Idea Exchange1 North Square, Cambridge, ON, N1S 2K6More information

Art Lab

Science meets art in this 30 minute all ages drop in program. Imagine, explore and discover! Please dress to get messy!

Sept. 22nd, 10:30-11:00Hespeler, Idea Exchange5 Tannery Street East, Cambridge, ON, N3C 2C1More information

STEM Storytime

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are … come for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun learning activities that will inspire curious minds to explore science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more!

Sept. 22nd, 10:30-11:00Preston, Idea Exchange435 King Street East, Cambridge, ON, N3H 3N1More information

The 4 P.M project

School’s out. Now what? Come and explore, create, and share. Craft’s, robotics, comics and more. Minecraft, Pokemon and Marvel to explore. Build, paint, draw, and construct. New ideas and activities every week

Sept. 22nd, 4-5 p.mClemens Mill, Idea Exchange50 Saginaw Parkway, Cambridge ON, N1T 1W2More information

The 4 P.M project

School’s out. Now what? Come and explore, create, and share. Craft’s, robotics, comics and more. Minecraft, Pokemon and Marvel to explore. Build, paint, draw, and construct. New ideas and activities every week

Sept. 22nd, 4-5 p.mQueens Square, Idea Exchange1 North Square, Cambridge, ON, N1S 2K6More information

STEM Storytime

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are … come for songs, rhymes, stories, and fun learning activities that will inspire curious minds to explore science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more!

Sept. 23rd, 10:30-11 a.mHespeler, Idea Exchange5 Tannery Street East, Cambridge, ON, N3C 2C1More information

Dundas

Let’s Talk Science: Weather Wonders

Explore science in a fun way with McMaster engineering students. See the wonders of the scientific world when you perform your own experiment. Presented By: McMaster Engineering Students. Ages: 3 – 5 years Registration Required (one week before event starts) – Please Call 905-627-3507

Sept. 21st, 10:30 a.mDundas Branch, Hamilton Public Library18 Ogilvie St, Dundas ON, L9H 2S2More information

Embro

Explore a science themed books display and drop in science craft

Explore a science themed books display and drop in science craft

Available all weekEmbro Public Library135 Huron St, Embro, ON N0J 1J0More information

Grimsby

Harnessing DNA’s potential: How it can help prevent disease, by Lucas Penny

Lucas Penny is a youth innovator who is passionate about science, technology, engineering and entrepreneurship. Having been actively involved in research from a young age, he has been able to work in various university laboratories identifying genes that are involved in disease onset, such as Alzheimer’s, prostate cancer, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). His latest engineering endeavours include creating a simple saliva test for breast cancer. For his work, Lucas received the Canadian Manning Innovation Award and won gold at the Canada-Wide Science and Engineering Fair (CWSF). He is now working to develop paper-based testing as an inexpensive approach for screening diseases. Lucas has been actively exploring science and is always looking to inspire others to pursue STEM opportunities. Lucas believes that working together to solve global issues is how we can nurture and hone innovation for years to come.

Sept. 17th, 11 a.mGrimsby Public Library18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON, L3M 1Y1More information

Saving the Planet: With Neha Gulati

Neha Gulati is a grade 12 student who is extremely passionate about the environment and climate change. In order to learn more about environmental issues and work towards solving them, Neha has travelled to the high Canadian Arctic, Greenland and Norway. She is an advocate for environmental change; Neha has given many presentations regarding climate challenges, she believes the solution to these problems begins with education. Neha has also conducted research analyzing the effects of environmental toxins on brain development and is currently working with other young entrepreneurs to develop a sustainable method to produce electricity and drinkable water from natural resources. Stop by the Grimsby Public Library on Sept. 21st to learn about Neha’s endeavours and how you too can help save the planet!

Sept. 21st, 7 p.mGrimsby Public Library18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON, L3M 1Y1More information

Drop in Family Storytime: Sensational Science

Suggested for children 2-6 years old – come to the library for a story time about the wonderful world of science!

Sept. 22nd, 6:30-7:15 p.mGrimsby Public Library18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON, L3M 1Y1More information

Guelph

Spark: Amazing Science

Celebrate Science Literacy Week and SPARK your imagination! Meet a mad scientist and learn something new! Program for ages 3-11

Sept. 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.mMain Library, Guelph Public Library100 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 4J6More information

Spark: Sink or Float

Celebrate Science Literacy Week and SPARK your imagination! Everyone will have fun with this STEM program.

Sept. 21st, 10:30-11 a.mMain Library, Guelph Public Library100 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 4J6More information

Cafe Curiosity: A book club for discovery

We will start with a bang—the Big Bang! This short, lively, layperson account explains the equation and dishes the dirt on its discoverer (a certain Mr. Einstein) and the fascinating folks who used it for better and worse, in wartime and beyond.

Sept. 22nd, 7-8;30 p.mMain Library, Guelph Public Library100 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 4J6More information

Spark: Super Science Saturday

Celebrate Science Literacy Week and SPARK your imagination with fun science demos from local educators! Program in partnership with Let’s Talk Science, Creative Encounters, Tinker Truck, Diyode CommunityWorkshop and Sylvan Learning.

Sept. 24th, 1-3 p.mMain Library, Guelph Public Library100 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 4J6More information

Hamilton

TED Talks for Science Literacy Week

Bring a snack and join us to watch a series of science TED Talks. Explore outer space, the ocean floor or the complexities of the Human Brain. Registration required – please call 905-546-3921

Sept. 19th, 11 a.mTerryberry Branch, Hamilton Public Library100 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton, ON, L9C 1W1More information

Disney’s Oceans: Movie Screening

Journey in to the depths of a wonderland filled with mystery, beauty and power. Oceans is a spectacular story, narrated by Pierce Brosnan, about remarkable creatures under the sea. It’s an unprecedented look at the lives of these elusive deepwater creatures through their own eyes. Incredible state-of-the-art-underwater filmmaking will take your breath away as you migrate with whales, swim alongside a great white shark and race with dolphins at play.

Sept. 19th, 12:30 p.mThode Library, McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4P5More information

Science Fun

Celebrate Science Literacy Week with some fun and easy science experiments! Ages: 5 – 12 years. Drop in!

Sept. 19th, 4 p.mSherwood Branch, Hamilton Public Library467 Upper Ottawa St, Hamilton, ON, L8T 3T3More information

Science Fun

Celebrate Science Literacy Week with some fun and easy science experiments! Ages: 5 – 12 years. Registration Required – Please Call 905-689-8769

Sept. 19th, 4 p.mCarlisle Branch, Hamilton Public Library1496 Centre Road, Hamilton, ON, L0R 1H0More information

Tour and view the technologies at use in the LIVELab!

Located within the McMaster Institute for Music & the Mind (MIMM), the LIVE (Large Interactive Virtual Environment) Lab is a 106 seat research-based performance theatre and testing centre. The LIVELab is committed to developing a world class facility for the scientific study of music, sound, and movement and their importance in human development and human health.

Sept. 20th, 12:30-1:30 p.mLIVELab, Room 202, 2nd floor, Psychology Building, McMaster University1280 Main Street W. PC202A, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L8More information

Reactor Lecture: Dr. Michael Egan on The Social History of Truth: How Science Became Science.

How do we know what we know? And how do we know it is true? What is expertise? And why do we value it? What is science? And what does it produce? Why do we trust science? And how is it that it has come to dominate our daily lives? Science is a function of society. The rules of who can do science, what and where truth comes from, and who has access to this specialized knowledge were composed over a centuries-long evolution. Valuing empirical knowledge over superstition may seem like a natural pursuit, but its practice is actually fairly recent and much more contested than we might imagine. This lecture aims to explore the cultural features of who could practice science and how their scientific method came to be ingrained as a method of forging consensus among scientists, and how their findings came to be adopted as truths to a more general public. Live in the Reactor Café Space

Sept. 20th, 12:30 p.mThode Library, McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4P5More information

Let’s Talk Science: Build your own Bacteria

Join Let’s Talk Science McMaster for an exciting interactive science demo

Sept. 20th 3:30-4:30Westdale Branch, Hamilton Public Library955 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 1K9More information

Science Fun

Celebrate Science Literacy Week with some fun and easy science experiments! Ages: 5 – 12 years. Registration Required – Please Call 905-689-6269

Sept. 20th, 4 p.mWaterdown Branch, Hamilton Public Library163 Dundas St E, Hamilton, ON, L8N 2Z7More information

Gaze at the Stars

Join John Gauvreau of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers as he takes us on a virtual tour of the universe. Presented By: Hamilton Amateur Astronomers. Registration required – Please Call 905-546-4790

Sept. 20th, 7 p.mTurner Park Branch, Hamilton Public Library352 Rymal Rd E, Hamilton, ON, L9B 1C2More information

Let’s Talk Science: Weather Wonders

Join Let’s Talk Science McMaster for an exciting interactive science demo

Sept. 21st, 10:30-11:30The Beer Store, Dundas, ON55 Cootes Dr, Dundas, ON L9H 1C4More information

Lunch with TED: Can You Believe Your Eyes?

Come to Thode Library for a session of great themed TED Talks

Sept. 21st, 12:30 p.mThode Library, McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4P5More information

The astrophysics of everyday life

In our daily lives, we constantly experience physical phenomena. Driving in a car, turning on a light, boiling water – physics is inescapable. But the fundamental laws that govern everyday life don’t stop there. On the scale of the Universe, these same equations have extraordinary consequences. In this show, we’ll take a tour of the night sky and see these principles in action. Just by looking in the right places, we’ll be able to see, for example, what it looks like when you turn on a light the size of our Solar System. Tickets $7

Sept. 21st, 7 p.mW.J McCallion Planetarium, McMaster UniversityBurke Science Building, Building, B149,, 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8More information

The astrophysics of everyday life

In our daily lives, we constantly experience physical phenomena. Driving in a car, turning on a light, boiling water – physics is inescapable. But the fundamental laws that govern everyday life don’t stop there. On the scale of the Universe, these same equations have extraordinary consequences. In this show, we’ll take a tour of the night sky and see these principles in action. Just by looking in the right places, we’ll be able to see, for example, what it looks like when you turn on a light the size of our Solar System. Tickets $7

Sept. 21st, 8:15 p.mW.J McCallion Planetarium, McMaster UniversityBurke Science Building, Building, B149,, 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8More information

Disney’s Planet Earth: Movie Screening

An epic story of adventure, starring some of the most magnificent and courageous creatures alive, awaits you in Earth. Disneynature brings you a remarkable story, narrated by James Earl Jones, of three animal families on a journey across our planet – polar bears, elephants and humpback whales.

Sept. 22nd, 12:30 p.mThode Library, McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4P5More information

Let’s Talk Science: Weather Wonders

Explore science in a fun way with McMaster engineering students. See the wonders of the scientific world when you perform your own experiment.

Sept. 22nd, 1:30 p.mLocke Branch, Hamilton Public Library285 Locke St S, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4C2More information

TED Talks for Science Literacy Week

Bring a snack and join us to watch a series of science TED Talks. Explore outer space, the ocean floor or the complexities of the Human Brain. Drop in!

Sept. 22nd, 2:30 p.mSherwood Branch, Hamilton Public Library467 Upper Ottawa St, Hamilton, ON, L8T 3T3More information

Mathstronauts: The science you see

Are you interested in science? Do you want to learn more about space? Explore the Space-Time continuum with the Mathstronauts! Presented By: Mathstronauts Ages: 8 – 12 years – Registration Required – Please Call: 905-546-3200 ext – 3416

Sept. 22nd, 4 p.mCentral Branch, Hamilton Public Library55 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON, L8N 4E4More information

Lunch with TED: So You Think You Know… Science Myths Debunked!

Come to Thode Library for a session of great themed TED Talks

Sept. 23rd, 12:30 p.mThode Library, McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4P5More information

The Planetary Society’s McMaster Space Initiative Science Café

Featuring 4 speakers from the scientific community at McMaster from different departments, a night of great talks about science (and of course space too!) – plus coffee, tea and sweet treats! Open to all ages. Friday September 23, 2016 5:30-7:30 (doors open at 5:15) at Bridges Café McMaster University.

Sept. 23rd, 5:30-7:30Bridges Cafe, McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4P5More information

Let’s Talk Science: Elephant toothpaste

Join Let’s Talk Science McMaster for an exciting interactive science demo

Sept. 24th, 10:30-11:30Westdale Branch, Hamilton Public Library955 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 1K9More information

Let’s Talk Science demonstration

Join Let’s Talk Science McMaster for an exciting interactive science demo after the Turning your Brain Inside Out lecture

Sept. 24th, 11-1Michael DeGroote centre, McMaster University1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8More information

Let’s Talk Science: Silly putty and Chromatography Butterflies

Join Let’s Talk Science McMaster for an exciting hands on science demonstration!

Sept. 24th, 2-3 p.mTurner Park Branch, Hamilton Public Library352 Rymal Rd. E., Hamilton, ON L9B 1C2More information

Let’s Talk Science

Explore science in a fun way with McMaster engineering students. See the wonders of the scientific world when you perform your own experiment. Presented By: McMaster Engineering Students Ages 5-12 – Registration Required – Please Call: 905-546-3921

Sept. 24th, 2 p.mTerryberry Branch, Hamilton Public Library100 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton, ON, L9C 1W1More information

Science Fun

Celebrate Science Literacy Week with some fun and easy science experiments! Ages: 5 – 12 years Registration Required – Please Call: 905-546-3960

Sept. 24th, 2:30 p.mKenilworth Branch, Hamilton Public Library103 Kenilworth Ave N, Hamilton, ON, L8H 4R6More information

Harrington

Science experiments

Science experiments

Sept. 20th, 10-1 p.mHarrington Public Library539 Victoria St., Harrington, ON N0J 1J0, Zorra, ONMore information

Ingersoll

Loopy shapes with dash

Loopy shapes with dash

Sept. 19th, 3:30 p.mIngersoll Public Library130 Oxford St, Ingersoll, ON N5C 2V5More information

hairy scary hexbugs

hairy scary hexbugs

Sept. 20th, 3:30 p.mIngersoll Public Library130 Oxford St, Ingersoll, ON N5C 2V5More information

3D Doodle

3D Doodle

Sept. 21st, 3:30 p.mIngersoll Public Library130 Oxford St, Ingersoll, ON N5C 2V5More information

Mindstorm Mania

Mindstorm Mania

Sept. 22nd, 3:30 p.mIngersoll Public Library130 Oxford St, Ingersoll, ON N5C 2V5More information

Freaky Food with Makey Makey

Freaky Food with Makey Makey

Sept. 23rd, 3:30 p.mIngersoll Public Library130 Oxford St, Ingersoll, ON N5C 2V5More information

Innerkip

Science experiments/craft program

Science experiments/craft program

Sept. 24th, 1:30 p.mInnerkip public library695566 17th Line, Innerkip, ON N0J 1M0More information

Kingston

Duck Day @ Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area

Join us at Little Cat as we kick off Science Literacy Week with Ducks Unlimited for Duck Day. The gate fee has been waived, so come in and enjoy dip netting, nature walks and more. Look for our tent and check out great books about nature, and learn about the library and Science Literacy Week.

Sept. 17, 11-2 p.mLittle Cataraqui Creek Conservation AreaKingston, ON, K0H 1H0More information

What is Statistics, Anyway?

It’s not only essential for science but is also just an extension of everyday thinking. Join Queen’s University lecturer and life-long Kingston resident Chuck Molson for his engaging talk about the fundamental ideas of statistics. Learn how scientists look at the variability in people and decide how much of that is due to nature and how much to nurture. No mathematical ability required! Of interest to all ages.

Sept. 19th, 7 p.mCentral Branch, Kingston-Frontenac Public Library130 Johnson St, Kingston, ON K7L 1X8More information

Tne Truth about Stories: Adventures from the Field

Join us for a funny and enlightening talk about the adventures and mishaps of scientific field work, from bear spray accidents, to wayward cattle, and more.

Sept. 20th, 7 p.mCalvin Park Branch, Kingston-Frontenac Public Library88 Wright Crescent, Kingston, ON K7L 4T9More information

Fabulous Fossils

If you have ever wondered how fossils form, and what kinds of fossils you can find near Kingston, Ontario, then this event is for you! Spend time with Mark Badham, curator of the Miller Museum of Geology at Queen’s University in Kingston to find out about the many different ways that evidence of past life is preserved. A highlight of the program will be time spent in the Turner Library rock garden (weather permitting) to see what it shows about the oceans that covered the Kingston area around 450 million years ago. Indoors, you can spend some “hands-on” time with actual slabs of fossils from the Kingston area, and learn how to identify the many animals that lived here millions of years ago.

Sept. 22nd, 6 p.mIsabel Turner Branch, Kingston-Frontenac Public Library935 Gardiners Rd, Kingston, ON K7M 9A9More information

Intro to Geology

Come to the Miller Museum to learn about geology, the study of the Earth, during this engaging introduction to the various aspects of the science. This hour-long interactive overview of rocks, minerals, fossils and Earth processes features many “touch samples” (including a meteorite, a dinosaur bone, examples of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and mineral ores) that are circulated amongst the group. The first 40 minutes will take place in the Miller Museum classroom, followed by 15-20 minutes of exploration time in the museum galleries featuring a dinosaur exhibit, and displays of minerals and rocks.

Sept. 23rd, 10 a.mMiller Museum of Geology36 Union St, Miller Hall, Queens University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6More information

London

Science Discovery Zones

Celebrate Science Literacy Week 2016 at your Library with interactive Science Discovery Zones. Drop-in and explore all things Science. Learn about magnetism, weather, DNA and more!

Sept. 19th-24th, 9-9 p.mCentral Branch, London Public LibraryCiti Plaza, 251 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 6H9More information

Science Discovery Zones

Celebrate Science Literacy Week 2016 at your Library with interactive Science Discovery Zones. Drop-in and explore all things Science. Learn about magnetism, weather, DNA and more!

Sept. 20th-24th, 9-9 p.mByron Branch, London Public Library1295 Commissioners Rd W, London, ON N6K 1C9More information

Science Discovery Zones

Celebrate Science Literacy Week 2016 at your Library with interactive Science Discovery Zones. Drop-in and explore all things Science. Learn about magnetism, weather, DNA and more!

Sept. 20th-24th, 9-9 p.mBeacock Branch, London Public Library1280 Huron St, London, ON N5Y 4M2More information

Science Discovery Zones

Celebrate Science Literacy Week 2016 at your Library with interactive Science Discovery Zones. Drop-in and explore all things Science. Learn about magnetism, weather, DNA and more!

Sept. 20th-24th, 9-9 p.mEast London Branch, London Public Library2016 Dundas St, London, ON N5V 1R1More information

Science Discovery Zones

Celebrate Science Literacy Week 2016 at your Library with interactive Science Discovery Zones. Drop-in and explore all things Science. Learn about magnetism, weather, DNA and more!

Sept. 20th-24th, 9-9 p.mMasonville Branch, London Public Library30 N Centre Rd, London, ON N5X 3W1More information

Science Discovery Zones

Celebrate Science Literacy Week 2016 at your Library with interactive Science Discovery Zones. Drop-in and explore all things Science. Learn about magnetism, weather, DNA and more!

Sept. 20th-24th, 9-9 p.mSherwood Forest Mall1225 Wonderland Rd N, London, ON N6G 2V9More information

Science Discovery Zones

Celebrate Science Literacy Week 2016 at your Library with interactive Science Discovery Zones. Drop-in and explore all things Science. Learn about magnetism, weather, DNA and more!

Sept. 20th-24th, 9-9 p.mWestmount Branch, London Public Library3200 Wonderland Rd S, London, ON N6L 1A6More information

Science Discovery Zones

Celebrate Science Literacy Week 2016 at your Library with interactive Science Discovery Zones. Drop-in and explore all things Science. Learn about magnetism, weather, DNA and more!

Sept. 20th-24th, 9-9 p.mLambeth Branch, London Public Library7112 Beattie St, London, ONMore information

Science Discovery Zones

Celebrate Science Literacy Week 2016 at your Library with interactive Science Discovery Zones. Drop-in and explore all things Science. Learn about magnetism, weather, DNA and more!

Sept. 20th-24th, 9-9 p.mLandon Branch, London Public Library167 Wortley Rd, London, ON N6C 3P6More information

National Science Literacy Week Celebration

FREE Admission during Free Friday Family Fun Night. Celebrate science at the Children’s Museum along with the London Public Library, Let’s Talk Science, The Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Western Engineering Outreach. Experiment, problem solve, and create!

Sept. 23rd, 5-8 p.mLondon Children’s Museum21 Wharncliffe Rd S, London, ON, N6J 4G5More information

Squishy Circuits

Learn about electricity and create working circuits using conductive and insulating doughs! These squishy circuits can be molded into any shape you like and can light up lots of different kinds of loads like LED lights! Offered in partnership with London Children’s Museum.

Sept. 24th, 10-1 p.mByron Branch, London Public Library1295 Commissioners Rd W, London, ON N6K 1C9More information

Science Literacy Week Astronomy Day!

Join us on 24th Sept 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Western University’s Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory to celebrate Science Literacy Week. The event will feature a Space Science Challenge, Planet Walk, hands-on activities as well as arts and crafts for kids, and a raffle draw. The visitors will enjoy star gazing through several telescopes including Cronyn’s 10 inch refractor telescope. The visitors will also have a chance to look at the historical displays and artifacts. This event is hosted by Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, in partnership with Western University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and Royal Astronomical Society of Canada-London Chapter.

Sept. 24th, 5-9 p.mHume Cronyn Memorial Observatory1151 Richmond Street. London, ON N6A 3K7More information

Markham

Solar Telescopes and Gold medal Winning Science Projects

Children ages 4+  are invited to explore science projects, learn how to safely use sun telescopes and enjoy various drop-in demostration. No registration required.

Sept. 24th, 10-1 p.mAngus Glen Library, Markham Public Library3990 Major Mackenzie Dr E, Markham, ON L6C 1P8More information

Science, Fossils, Exotic Insects, Robots and 3D printing

Children ages 4+  are invited to explore a wide variety of science activities. From experts showing their collections of exotic insects or fossils, to community members showing and teaching 3D printing and robotics. No registration required.

Sept. 24th, 1:30-3:30 p.mAngus Glen Library, Markham Public Library3990 Major Mackenzie Dr E, Markham, ON L6C 1P8More information

Milton

Appy Hour

Share your favourite apps, learn about new ones, and enjoy some delicious appetizers. In honour of Science Literacy Week Sept. ‘s Appy Hour will be all about some of the best science themed apps around! Drop in.

Sept. 20th, 7-8 p.mMilton Public Library1010 Main St E, Milton, ON, L9T 6H7More information

Robotics Demo and Discussion

Come and learn about the impressive world of robotics today and the future possibilities that lie ahead from members of the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Teams from the Milton District High School and the Craig Kielburger Secondary School. Watch a bot demonstration and see how innovation and technology set the stage for this high-intensity robo-sport.

Sept. 21st, 7-8 p.mMilton Public Library1010 Main St E, Milton, ON, L9T 6H7More information

Mississauga

Let’s Talk Science Interactive Science Demos

Visit the library for STEM-related book displays and fun hands-on science demos with Let’s Talk Science

Sept. 19th, 11-1 p.mUniversity of Toronto MississaugaMississauga, ON, L5L 1J7More information

Campus Walk – Birds and Global Change

Learn about UTM’s birds and how birds can be used to assess environments – Dr. Sanja Hinic-Frlog

Sept. 19th, 12-1 p.mUTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

Let’s Talk Science Interactive Science Demos

Visit the library for STEM-related book displays and fun hands-on science demos with Let’s Talk Science

Sept. 19th, 4-6 p.mUniversity of Toronto MississaugaMississauga, ON, L5L 1J7More information

Let’s Talk Science Interactive Science Demos

Visit the library for STEM-related book displays and fun hands-on science demos with Let’s Talk Science

Sept. 20th, 11-1 p.mUniversity of Toronto MississaugaMississauga, ON, L5L 1J7More information

Campus Walk – Local Geology

Walk around campus and into the Credit river valley to explore the local geology – Dr. Dan Schulze

Sept. 20th, 12-1 p.mUTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

Let’s Talk Science Interactive Science Demos

Visit the library for STEM-related book displays and fun hands-on science demos with Let’s Talk Science

Sept. 20th, 4-6 p.mUniversity of Toronto MississaugaMississauga, ON, L5L 1J7More information

Let’s Talk Science Interactive Science Demos

Visit the library for STEM-related book displays and fun hands-on science demos with Let’s Talk Science

Sept. 21st, 11-1 p.mUniversity of Toronto MississaugaMississauga, ON, L5L 1J7More information

Campus Walk – Don’t Eat Me

Human uses for plant defensive chemicals – Dr. Steven Chatfield

Sept. 21st, 12-1 p.mUTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

Let’s Talk Science Interactive Science Demos

Visit the library for STEM-related book displays and fun hands-on science demos with Let’s Talk Science

Sept. 21st, 4-6 p.mUniversity of Toronto MississaugaMississauga, ON, L5L 1J7More information

Let’s Talk Science Interactive Science Demos

Visit the library for STEM-related book displays and fun hands-on science demos with Let’s Talk Science

Sept. 22nd, 11-1 p.mUniversity of Toronto MississaugaMississauga, ON, L5L 1J7More information

Campus Walk – Welcome to the Greenhouse

This tour is limited to the first 15 people and will be offered twice, each for 30 minutes – Dr. Steven Chatfield

Sept. 22nd, 12-1 p.mUTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

Let’s Talk Science Interactive Science Demos

Visit the library for STEM-related book displays and fun hands-on science demos with Let’s Talk Science

Sept. 22nd, 4-6 p.mUniversity of Toronto MississaugaMississauga, ON, L5L 1J7More information

Let’s Talk Science Interactive Science Demos

Visit the library for STEM-related book displays and fun hands-on science demos with Let’s Talk Science

Sept. 23rd, 11-1 p.mUniversity of Toronto MississaugaMississauga, ON, L5L 1J7More information

Campus Walk – Fossils of UTM

Join us for an introduction into campus life 445 million years ago – Vikram Chochinov

Sept. 23rd, 12-1 p.mUTM LibraryMississauga, ON L5L 1J7More information

Hands on Science Literacy Demonstrations

Visit the library for STEM-related book displays and fun hands-on science demos with Let’s Talk Science and Maker Mississauga

Sept. 24th, 1-4 p.mCentral Library, Mississauga Library System301 Burnhamthrope Road West, Mississauga, ON, L5B 3Y3More information

Mount Elgin

Fun with robotics – explore robotics using play based learning

Fun with robotics – explore robotics using play based learning

Sept. 22nd, 6:30 p.mMount Elgin Public Library333204 Plank Line, Mount Elgin, ON N0J 1N0More information

Niagara Falls

Lego Challenge

Put your engineering skills to work at the Lego Challenge. Using Lego bricks, solve the challenges using your ingenuity and creativity. Free. Registration not required.

Sept. 19th, 4-5 p.mStamford Centre Branch, Niagara Falls Public LibraryTown & Country Plaza Po, 3701 Portage Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2J 2K8More information

Lego Robotics

Celebrate Science Literacy Week by trying Lego WeDo. Lego Robotics uses WeDo bricks as a fun tool to explore robotics, mechanical systems, electronics, and programming. Free. Registration required.

Sept. 19th, 4-5 p.mVictoria Avenue Library, Niagara Falls Public Library4848 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C5More information

Crazy Science Lab

Celebrate Science Literacy Week by exploring chemistry in the Crazy Science Lab. See what crazy concoctions can be created when mixed together. $1. Registration required.

Sept. 20th, 4-5 p.mCommunity Centre Branch, Niagara Falls Public LibraryVictoria Avenue Library, Niagara Falls Public Library, 4848 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C5More information

Coding with Scratch

Explore computer coding during Science Literacy week. Learn to make a video game using the coding language Scratch. Free. Registration required.

Sept. 20th, 4-5 p.mVictoria Avenue Library, Niagara Falls Public Library4848 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C5More information

Colour Science

Explore the chemistry behind colour. Using chromatography we’ll experiment with what is really in a colour. Free. Registration not required.

Sept. 21st, 4-5 p.mCommunity Centre Branch, Niagara Falls Public LibraryVictoria Avenue Library, Niagara Falls Public Library, 4848 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C5More information

Crazy Science Lab

Celebrate Science Literacy Week by exploring chemistry in the Crazy Science Lab. See what crazy concoctions can be created when mixed together. $1. Registration required.

Sept. 21st, 4-5 p.mCommunity Centre Branch, Niagara Falls Public LibraryVictoria Avenue Library, Niagara Falls Public Library, 4848 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C5More information

Crazy Science Lab

Celebrate Science Literacy Week by exploring chemistry in the Crazy Science Lab. See what crazy concoctions can be created when mixed together. $1. Registration required.

Sept. 22nd, 4-5 p.mStamford Centre Branch, Niagara Falls Public LibraryTown & Country Plaza Po, 3701 Portage Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2J 2K8More information

Lego Robotics

Celebrate Science Literacy Week by trying Lego WeDo. Lego Robotics uses WeDo bricks as a fun tool to explore robotics, mechanical systems, electronics, and programming. Free. Registration required.

Sept. 23rd, 4-5 p.mVictoria Avenue Library, Niagara Falls Public Library4848 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C5More information

Norwich

How Plants Grow

How plants grow

Sept. 21st, 4 p.mNorwich Public Library10 Tidey St, Norwich, ON N0J 1P0More information

Fun with robotics – explore robotics using play based learning

Explore Robotics using play based learning

Sept. 24th, all dayNorwich Public Library10 Tidey St, Norwich, ON N0J 1P0More information

Ottawa

Mini SciencExplore

Following a simple story, students help the character problem solve, and then build practical solutions. Presented by the Canada Science and Technology Museum / Tout en suivant une histoire, les jeunes aident les personnages à résoudre leurs problèmes, puis à fabriquer des solutions. Présenté par le Musée des sciences du Canada

Sept. 19th, 10:30-11:30 a.mOttawa Public Library – St-Laurent Branch / Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa- succursale St- Laurent515 Coté Street, Ottawa / 515 rue Coté, Ottawa, More information

Can Geo Talks 2016: The Great Canadian National Bird Debate

Close to 50,000 Canadians voted for the bird they felt would best represent their country inCanadian Geographic’s National Bird Project. Now we’re down to the top five bird species, one of which will become The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s recommendation for Canada’s National Bird: the common loon, the snowy owl, the gray jay/whiskey jack, the Canada goose and the black-capped chickadee. The next phase of the project is an expert panel debate, where five celebrated Canadians from different fields will advocate for the declaration of a National Bird and the species they believe is most worthy of the honour. Held at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, this Can Geo Talks event is a partnership with Bird Studies Canada and the Canadian Museum of Nature. Panellists include the following: – Steven Price, President of Bird Studies Canada -David Bird, Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Biology, McGill University -Shirley Ida Williams, Professor Emeritus of Indigenous Studies, Trent University -George Elliott Clarke, Parliamentary Poet Laureate -Alex MacDonald, Senior Conservation Manager, Nature Canada. The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change will provide opening remarks about why birds are important to Canadians. George Kourounis, renowned global adventurer, storm chaser, explorer and television presenter will fearlessly guide the lively debate.

Sept. 19th, 7 p.mBarrick Salon, Canadian Museum of Nature240 McLeod St., Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1More information

Energy All Around/L’energie autour de nous

Explore energy with Canadian Science and Technology Museum Corporation staff. Discover the properties and characteristics of electricity through hands on demonstrations and activities. Ages 6-13. / Explorez l’énergie avec le personel de la Société des Musées de sciences et technologies du Canada. Découvrez les propriétés et les caractéristiques de l’électricité à travers des démonstrations pratiques et des activités.

Sept. 20th, 12:30 p.mCarlingwood Library, Ottawa Public Library281 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 3W4More information

After School Science Fun/La Science amusante – special apres les classes

Take part in exciting hands-on activities with the Canada Science and Technology Museum, try your hand at neat science experiments, and discover how science and technology touches the lives of Canadians / Participez à des activités pratiques avec le Musée des sciences et de la technologie du Canada., faites d’épatantes expériences scientifiques et découvrez à quel point les sciences et la technologie sont importantes dans la vie des canadiens.

Sept. 20th, 3-4 p.mN/AMore information

Lunch Hour Science Fun/La Science Amusante – special du midi

Take part in exciting hands-on activities with the Canada Science and Technology Museum, try your hand at neat science experiments, and discover how science and technology touches the lives of Canadians / Participez à des activités pratiques avec le Musée des sciences et de la technologie du Canada., faites d’épatantes expériences scientifiques et découvrez à quel point les sciences et la technologie sont importantes dans la vie des canadiens.

Sept. 21st, 11:30-12:30 p.mN/AMore information

Mini SciencExplore

Following a simple story, students help the character problem solve, and then build practical solutions. Presented by the Canada Science and Technology Museum / Tout en suivant une histoire, les jeunes aident les personnages à résoudre leurs problèmes, puis à fabriquer des solutions. Présenté par le Musée des sciences du Canada

Sept. 22nd, 10:30-11:30 a.mOttawa Public Library – North Gloucester Branch / Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa- succursale Goucester Nord2036 Ogilvie Rd, Ottawa/ , 2036 Ogilvie, Ottawa, More information

Energy All Around/L’energie autour de nous

Explore energy with Canadian Science and Technology Museum Corporation staff. Discover the properties and characteristics of electricity through hands on demonstrations and activities. Ages 6-13. / Explorez l’énergie avec le personel de la Société des Musées de sciences et technologies du Canada. Découvrez les propriétés et les caractéristiques de l’électricité à travers des démonstrations pratiques et des activités.

Sept. 22nd, 1 p.mSunnyside Library, Ottawa Public Library1049 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W9More information

Canadian Science Trivia Night

Join us for a friendly game of trivia and test your knowledge about Canadian Science

Sept. 22nd, 7-9 p.m
The Lieutenant’s Pump361 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M9More information

Energy All Around/L’energie autour de nous

Explore energy with Canadian Science and Technology Museum Corporation staff. Discover the properties and characteristics of electricity through hands on demonstrations and activities. Ages 6-13. / Explorez l’énergie avec le personel de la Société des Musées de sciences et technologies du Canada. Découvrez les propriétés et les caractéristiques de l’électricité à travers des démonstrations pratiques et des activités.

Sept. 24th, 10:30 a.mRosemount Library, Ottawa Public Library18 Rosemount Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1P4More information

Magic of Science with Mad Science/La Magie de la Science avec Sciences en Folie

Discover how magical science can be and the science behind some basic magic tricks! Try out some Houdini chains, discover the science behind disappearing water and much more! Ages 4 – 8 / Découvrez comment la science peut être magique. Essayez les chaines d’Houdini, découvrez la science derrière la disparition de l’eau et bien plus encore! Pour les 4 à 8 ans.

Sept. 24th, 10:30 a.mCumberland Library, Ottawa Public Library1599 Tenth Line Road, K1E 3E8More information

Magic of Science with Mad Science

Discover how magical science can be and the science behind some basic magic tricks! Try out some Houdini chains, discover the science behind disappearing water and much more! Ages 4 – 8

Sept. 24th, 1:30 p.mNepean Centrepointe Library, Ottawa Public Library101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa, ON K2GMore information

Otterville

Fun with robotics – explore robotics using play based learning

Explore Robotics using play based learning

Sept. 20th, 6:30-8 p.mOtterville Public library218 Main St W, Otterville, ON N0J 1R0More information

Plattsville

Learn about Airplanes

Display of books about airplanes and a paper airplane making station

Available all weekPlattsville Public Library112 Mill St E, Plattsville, ONMore information

Princeton

Natural Science Display and Natural Science Experimentation Tables

Natural Science Display

Available all weekPrinceton Public Library25 Main St S, Princeton, ON N0J 1V0More information

Richmond Hill

Let’s Talk Science at Richmond Hill Public Libraries

Drop by to see fun science Demonstration with the students from York University Science Outreach Let’s Talk Science

Sept. 17th, 10:30 a.m-3 p.mRichmond Hill Public Library1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 0H5More information

Weird Sciences Challenge

Sept. 19th-25th – online – Participate through the Richmond Hill Public Library Facebook and Twitter page here: https://www.facebook.com/rhpl.news/ and @RHPLibrary

Sept. 19th-25th, all dayRichmond Hill Public Library1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 0H5More information

Coding is Cool: exploring computer science

Code your first program with Let’s Talk Science Outreach / York University.

Sept. 21st, 7-8:30 p.mRichmond Hill Public Library1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 0H5More information

Sault Ste Marie

Creepy Crawly Fun with Entomica

This Monday morning Children are invited to come to the Centennial Library Mother Goose Corner to enjoy bug stories. Entomica will be on hand for a bug talk and exhibit and will teach us about some of their many legged friends.

Sept. 19th, 10-11 a.mSault Ste Marie Public Library50 East St. Sault Sainte Marie, ON P6A 3C3More information

Sudbury

Explore SNOLAB Science

Join us in the Space Place of Science North to learn about SNOLAB, an underground physics laboratory specializing in large neutrino and dark matter experiments. Stop by through the week for special hands on activities and explore the science of SNOLAB!

All Week!Science North100 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury ON P3E 5S9More information

Tavistock

Science themed book display and drop in science experiments

Science themed book display and drop in science experiments

Available all weekTavistock Public Library40 Woodstock St S, Tavistock, ON N0B 2R0More information

Thamesford

Makey Makey – turn everyday objects into a computer!

Makey Makey – turn everyday objects into a computer!

Sept. 20th 6:30-7:30Thamesford Public Library165 Dundas, Thamesford, ON N0M 2M0More information

Tillsonburg

Break Your Brain – interactive visual display

Break Your Brain – interactive visual display

Available all weekTillsonburg Public Library22 Library Ln, Tillsonburg, ON N4GMore information

Thunder Bay

Balloon Fun

Explore physics by making your own hovercraft with just two items – a balloon and a CD. We will also be experimenting by creating a balloon race. On your mark get set, GO! (ages 7+)

Sept. 19th, 6:30 p.mWaverly Branch, Thunder Bay Public Library285 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1A9More information

Colour

Explore colour in all its facets (all ages)

Sept. 20th, 10:30 a.mBrodie Branch, Thunder Bay Public Library216 Brodie St S, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1C2More information

Tear Down Tuesday

Drop-in to learn how to open things up and see how they work, including common household items and electronic devices. (all ages)

Sept. 20th, 5:30 p.mWaverly Branch, Thunder Bay Public Library285 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1A9More information

Trick Your Senses

Seeing is believing…or is it? Drop-in to watch demos and experiment with tricking your senses. (ages 5-8)

Sept. 21st, 3:30 p.mBrodie Branch, Thunder Bay Public Library216 Brodie St S, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1C2More information

Thunder Bay Nerd Nite

Join us for the first Nerd Nite of the season where we’ll be testing just how science literate you are! Are artistic people more prone to use the right side of their brain? Do we really only use 10% of our brains? The answers to these questions and more!

Sept. 22nd, 7:30 p.mRed Lion Smokehouse28 Cumberland St. S, Thunder Bay, ONMore information

Huff and Puff

The 3 Little Pigs were amazing engineers, using their smarts to outwit the Wolf. Join Science North and take a look at this classic tale, through the eyes of scientists. Your young engineers will have a chance to build several structures and do their own strength testing!

Sept. 23rd, 2 p.mWaverly Branch, Thunder Bay Public Library285 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1A9More information

Make Your Own I Spy Aquarium

Make your own special aquarium with sea shells. ocean water and creatures to take home. Fun for I spy games with your family. (ages 4-7)

Sept. 24th, 10:30 a.mMary J.L Black Branch, Thunder Bay Public Library901 Edward St S, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6R2More information

Hot and Cold

Come and join us as we experiment with the power of temperature. We will be performing demonstrations using both extreme heat and extreme cold and seeing what effects they have on certain objects. Demonstrations will be followed by the creation of a heat-sensitive slime which can be taken home. (ages 7+)

Sept. 24th, 2:30 p.mWaverly Branch, Thunder Bay Public Library285 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1A9More information

Timmins

Seniors activity: All about the Northern Lights

Science Literacy Week takes place nationwide from Sept. 19-25 and is an effort to showcase the diversity of science outreach institutions across the county. A staff member of the Timmins Public Library will be giving a talk about the Northern Lights for seniors and other members of the public available on Tuesday afternoon. The talk will explain what the Northern Lights are, how to increase your chances of seeing them, and feature many photographs taken in the area. This is FREE presentation, and coffee/tea will be served. Phone 705-360-2623, ext. 8519 to sign up.

Sept. 20th, 2 p.mTimmins Public Library320 Second Avenue, Timmins, ON P4N 8A4More information

Our Universe

Planetarium presentation that will explore our Universe from Stars to Galaxies and from Exoplanets to Deep Space Objects

Sept. 20th, 2 p.mScience Timmins225 5th Ave, Timmins, ON P4N 0B2More information

Our Universe

Planetarium presentation that will explore our Universe from Stars to Galaxies and from Exoplanets to Deep Space Objects

Sept. 21st, 2 p.mScience Timmins225 5th Ave, Timmins, ON P4N 0B2More information

Our Universe

Planetarium presentation that will explore our Universe from Stars to Galaxies and from Exoplanets to Deep Space Objects

Sept. 22nd, 2 P.mScience Timmins225 5th Ave, Timmins, ON P4N 0B2More information

Our Universe

Planetarium presentation that will explore our Universe from Stars to Galaxies and from Exoplanets to Deep Space Objects

Sept. 23rd, 2 p.mScience Timmins225 5th Ave, Timmins, ON P4N 0B2More information

Our Universe

Planetarium presentation that will explore our Universe from Stars to Galaxies and from Exoplanets to Deep Space Objects

Sept. 24th, 10 a.mScience Timmins225 5th Ave, Timmins, ON P4N 0B2More information

Our Universe

Planetarium presentation that will explore our Universe from Stars to Galaxies and from Exoplanets to Deep Space Objects

Sept. 25th, 10 a.mScience Timmins225 5th Ave, Timmins, ON P4N 0B2More information

Fun with Science

Hands-on and demonstration activities that will give an opportunity to participants to have Fun with Science and discover the role of science in our daily lives. Ages 4 to 14

Sept. 24th, 11:30 a.mScience Timmins225 5th Ave, Timmins, ON P4N 0B2More information

The World of 3D printing info session

This demonstration will give an opportunity for participants to be familiar with designing and printing a model using a 3D printer . Ages 14 to 102

Sept. 24th, 1 p.mScience Timmins225 5th Ave, Timmins, ON P4N 0B2More information

Design-Make-Take (DMT) information session

This workshop will give an opportunity for participants to get acquaintance with Designing and Making or building a model that they can Take home. Ages 14-102

Sept. 24th, 2 p.mScience Timmins225 5th Ave, Timmins, ON P4N 0B2More information

Fun With Science

Hands-on and demonstration activities that will give an opportunity to participants to have Fun with Science and discover the role of science in our daily lives. Ages 4 to 14

Sept. 25th, 11:30 a.mScience Timmins225 5th Ave, Timmins, ON P4N 0B2More information

The World of 3D printing info session

This demonstration will give an opportunity for participants to be familiar with designing and printing a model using a 3D printer . Ages 14 to 102

Sept. 25th, 1 p.mScience Timmins225 5th Ave, Timmins, ON P4N 0B2More information

Design-Make-Take (DMT) information session

This workshop will give an opportunity for participants to get acquaintance with Designing and Making or building a model that they can Take home. Ages 14-102

Sept. 25th, 2 p.mScience Timmins225 5th Ave, Timmins, ON P4N 0B2More information

Toronto

Family Funday: Brilliant Science

Let curiosity get the best of you this weekend as the ROM celebrates everything science! From asteroids to grains of sand, grab your lab coat and come explore the latest discoveries made by ROM researchers.

Sept. 17th, 11-4 p.mRoyal Ontario Museum100 Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6More information

STEM activities for kids

Children ages 7-13 are invited to explore STEM concepts with hands on activities. Have fun with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

Sept. 17th, 10:30-11:30Bendale Branch, Toronto Public LibraryMore information

Cosmology and the Big Bang

Learn about Cosmology, the Big Bang theory, and the proof that is out there. Find out the past, present and future of our Universe. Presented by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Toronto Centre

Sept. 17th, 1-2:30 p.mYork Woods Branch, Toronto Public Library1785 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, M3N 1M6, ON,More information

Family Funday: Brilliant Science

Let curiosity get the best of you this weekend as the ROM celebrates everything science! From asteroids to grains of sand, grab your lab coat and come explore the latest discoveries made by ROM researchers.

Sept. 18th, 11-4 p.mRoyal Ontario Museum100 Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6More information

Button Maker Station

Want to proclaim your love of science to the world? Come try out our button maker! We have pre-printed templates or you can create your own designs.

Sept. 19th-22nd, 12-2 p.mUTSC LibraryAA128 Arts & Administration Building, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4More information

Makerspace Demonstration

The UTSC Library has a new Makerspace! Come check out our new technology and see a live demonstration of our MakerBot 3D printer in action.

Sept. 19th-22nd, 12-2 p.mUTSC LibraryAA128 Arts & Administration Building, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4More information

Biodiversity for Ecosystem Services

Come learn about crucial services provided by ecological systems courtesy of Professor Marc Cadotte from the Department of Biological Sciences.

Sept. 19th, 2-2:30 p.,UTSC LibraryAA128 Arts & Administration Building, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4More information

Physics Day at Ryerson

Join Ryerson’s Office of Science Outreach and Enrichment for a day of fun where you can make your own hologram, play with non-newtonian fluid, make your own pendulum painting and more!

Sept. 19th, 11-3Ryerson341 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1S1More information

Future Food Fair: Pueblo Science Interactive Demo

Come and sample the food of the future! U of T science literacy startup Pueblo Science, in collaboration with Gerstein library at the University of Toronto, will organize a molecular gastronomy themed event featuring four delicious demonstrations and activities that students can enjoy and taste test. Maximum 45 guests at a time.

Sept. 19th, 12-2 p.mGerstein Science Information Centre7 King’s College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 1A5More information

K’Nex Car Racing

Using STEM principles, design your own K’nex car and race against your friends for a chance to win prizes!

Sept. 19th, 4-5 p.mJones Branch, Toronto Public Library118 Jones Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4M 2Z9More information

Turning the Plastic Tide: Fighting Pollution in the Great Lakes

Keith Brooks from Environmental Defence’s Water, Climate, and Energy Program outlines Ontario’s initiatives to clean up the Great Lakes. Eighty percent of litter in the Great Lakes is plastic; water bottles are a major source of this pollution. Ontario has the lowest plastic bottle recycling rate of any province and over half of our plastic water bottles end up in landfills or the environment.

Sept. 19, 6:30-8 p.mToronto Reference Library789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8More information

Planet 9 from outer space!?

In January of 2016, astronomers presented evidence that a giant planet may be lurking far beyond Neptune, quietly waiting to be found. If it exists, ‘Planet 9’ would be the first solar system planet to be discovered in over 170 years, with all due respect to the fallen Pluto. In this talk, we’ll examine the case for Planet 9, learn about the latest efforts to detect it and figure out if it is going to kill us all. Hint: no. Presented by Dr. Matt Russo: Having completed degrees in Jazz guitar and astrophysics, Dr. Matt Russo is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics and sessional lecturer at U of T Scarborough Campus. His research tries to uncover the inner workings of the disks of dust and gas from which planetary systems are born.

Sept. 19th, 7-8 p.mRunnymede Branch – Toronto Public Library2178 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1M8More information

Solar Observing

Take a closer look at the sun with York’s Observatory.

Sept. 20th, 10:30-1 p.mCampus Walk across from Steacie Library on York University’s Keele Campus4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3More information

Science Demonstrations

Join York’s Observatory, Science Explorations, and other campus groups as they show you a little science!

Sept. 20th, 11-1 p.mScott Library Atrium (2nd floor) on York University’s Keele Campus4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3More information

Math Tuesday at Ryerson

Join Ryerson’s Office of Science Outreach and Enrichment for a day of learning all about the fascinating world of math with games, art and fun activities

Sept. 20th, 11-3 p.mRyerson341 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1S1More information

Understanding what’s in your beauty products

How is a consumer able to select effective beauty products that live up to their claims from the myriad products available in the marketplace? Cosmetic science writer and chemist Louise Hidinger will discuss: The science of beauty: basic concepts in skin biology and chemistry – How to read a skincare product ingredient list -How to choose skincare products for a specific skin concern and how to get the most out of them

Sept. 20th, 6:3-7:30 p.mNorthern District Library, Toronto Public Library40 Orchard View Blvd, Toronto, ON M4R 1B9More information

Music and Schrodinger’s Cat: The Weirdness of Reality in Physics

Ryerson professor Pedro Goldman explores the strange nature of reality in quantum mechanics and the remarkable connection with harmonies in music and the nature of the colour of sound (why does a flute sound different than a violin?).

Sept. 20th, 7-8 p.mLillian H Smith Branch, Toronto Public Library239 College st, Toronto, ON, M5T 1R5More information

Biology Students’ Association (BioSA) Display

Wanna test your science knowledge? Wanna learn more on how to achieve that 4.0? Come on down to see BioSA (Biology Students’ Association) at Science Literacy week to learn more about the valuable and useful resources the Library provides. While you are here with us, share your passion and knowledge for Science. P.S. there will be treats !

Sept. 21st-22nd, 11-3 p.mUTSC LibraryAA128 Arts & Administration Building, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4More information

Documentary Screening: Taking Root The Vision of Environmentalist Wangari Maathai

Take a lunch break at the Fireside Gallery at Progress Campus. Bring your lunch and some friends and watch the screening of a documentary that celebrates woman and science, diversity, equity, and social inclusion. Lights snacks and drinks will be served, and find out more about Science Literacy Week!

Sept. 21st, 11:30-1 p.mProgress Campus Library, Centennial College941 Progress Ave, Toronto, ON M1G 3V4More information

Biology Wednesday at Ryerson

Join Ryerson’s Office of Science Outreach and Enrichment for a day of biology learning about the science of the senses, a photography exhibit and more!

Sept. 21st, 11-3 p.mRyerson341 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1S1More information

Science of food preservation

Ever wish your vegetables would last longer? Come check out our booth to learn about the science behind this food preservation technique. Lucky giveaways include several pickle jars and canned tomatoes/tomato sauce made by the Sustainability Office using campus-grown produce.

Sept. 21st, 11-1 p.mUTSC Farmer’s MarketAA128 Arts & Administration Building, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4More information

The Human Body Lab Tour

Take this opportunity to explore the anatomy of the human body. Our state of the art facility is unique in that it is the only publicly-funded College in Ontario that houses cadavers. You will have the opportunity to view these cadavers along with anatomical models that we use to teach. Put on a lab coat and gloves, and let the journey begin! All visitors must be 18 or over and bring with them valid photo ID. The tour will take place in room F411 at Humber’s North Campus.

Sept. 21st, 12-1 p.mHumber College – Humber College, North Campus205 Humber College Blvd, Toronto, ON M9W 5L7, Room F411 More information

Climate Change Literacy

Join Dean Bill Gough and the Sustainability Office for a joint discussion on climate change and climate change literacy, hosted in front of the On Thin Ice exhibit in the IC Atrium.

Sept. 21st, 1-2 p.mIC atrium, UTSCAA128 Arts & Administration Building, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4More information

The Human Body Lab Tour

Take this opportunity to explore the anatomy of the human body. Our state of the art facility is unique in that it is the only publicly-funded College in Ontario that houses cadavers. You will have the opportunity to view these cadavers along with anatomical models that we use to teach. Put on a lab coat and gloves, and let the journey begin! All visitors must be 18 or over and bring with them valid photo ID. The tour will take place in room F411 at Humber’s North Campus.

Sept. 21st, 1-2 p.mHumber College – Humber College, North Campus205 Humber College Blvd, Toronto, ON M9W 5L7, Room F411 More information

Science Literacy Week STEAM activity

Join us for a special STEAM after school activity. No Registration. Drop in.

Sept. 21st, 4-5 p.mOakwood Village Library, Toronto Public Library341 Oakwood Avenue, Toronto, ON, More information

Let’s Talk Science

Celebrate Science Literacy Week with Let’s Talk Science! Children will be engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)activities. Recommended for ages 6-12. Drop in. No groups permitted.

Sept. 21st, 5-6 p.mYork Woods Branch, Toronto Public Library1785 Finch Ave W, Toronto, ON, M3N 1M6More information

Science and Adventure on the Greenland Ice Sheet – public lecture

Listen to York’s own William Colgan talk about the excitement of research in a remote environment.

Sept. 21st, 6 p.mPetrie 317 on York University’s Keele Campus4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3More information

Observatory Tour

Take a look at the night sky with York’s Observatory.

Sept. 21st, 7:30 p.mYork University’s Keele Campus4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3More information

Computer Science Thursday at Ryerson

Join Ryerson’s Office of Science Outreach and Enrichment for a day of computer science complete with video games, virtual reality demos and more!

Sept. 22nd, 11-3 p.mRyerson341 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1S1More information

Rock Walk – Talk and Tour

Join us for a 15-minute guided Rock Walk of the rocks next to the AA building. This project was funded as part of the UTSC 50 anniversary legacy fund, and features a landscaped, interpretive, outdoor display of rocks found throughout Ontario. Organized by professor Nick Eyles

Sept. 22nd, 2-:2:15 p.mUTSC – Path Next to AA buildingAA128 Arts & Administration Building, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4More information

Science experiment

Kids will learn about electric circuits by making their own mini flashlight. Please register in person or by phoning 416-393-7717.

Sept. 22nd, 4-5 p.mGerrard/Ashdale Library1432 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON, M4L 1Z6More information

From Euclid to Einstein: Milestones in the History of Science

Come to Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library to see and touch some of the iconic books in the history of science. Flip the pages of originals by Darwin, Galileo, Newton and more in this incredible showcase of the library’s collections.

Sept. 22nd, 4-7 p.mThomas Fisher Rare Book Library120 St George St, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A5More information

Antibiotics as Friends and Foes

In this talk we will learn how antibiotics work against bacteria, how they cure infections when used properly, and how they can lead to antibiotic-resistant superbugs that plague global health when misused. Presented by SciChat, a University of Toronto Immunology Department graduate student-run seminar series.

Sept. 22nd, 6:30-8 p.mJones Branch, Toronto Public Library118 Jones Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4M 2Z9More information

Waste and Recycling

Come learn about the waste and recycling streams at UTSC as part of our sustainable living session at the Student Residence Centre.

Sept. 22nd, 7-8 p.mStudent Residence Centre, UTSCAA128 Arts & Administration Building, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4More information

Archaeoastronomy: Astronomy of Civilizations Past

For millennia, people (including our First Nations) have used the sky as a clock, calendar, and compass. Astronomy thus became deeply rooted in their spirituality, mythology, and culture. This profusely-illustrated non-technical presentation will describe the astronomy of civilizations ranging from the Polynesians who navigated the vast Pacific Ocean, to the builders of Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, and the Chinese, Indian, and Islamic astronomers who preserved and developed astronomy through Europe’s Dark Ages, leading to the Copernican Revolution and our present conception of the universe. Dr. John Percy is Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, in Astronomy & Astrophysics, and in Science Education. His research deals with the nature and evolution of the stars. He was recently awarded the 2013 Education Prize of the American Astronomical Society.

Sept. 22nd, 7-8 p.mJane/Dundas Branch, Toronto Public Library620 Jane St, Toronto, ON, M6S 4A6More information

Nerd Nite Toronto – the final season kickoff!

Two exciting presentations, Convergent Evolution and the guy with a botfly in his scrotum by Dan Riskin of Daily Planet, and The Stray shopping cart identification system by Julian Montague from the original Toronto Nerd Nite!

Sept. 22nd, 7 p.mTranzac Club292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y2More information

Planets around Expired stars (also know as white dwarfs)

Prof. Yanqin Wu investigates the formation and evolution of planets, both inside and outside our own Solar System. Her current attention is devoted to a recently discovered puzzle, the presence of planetary systems around white dwarf stars, stars that have lived through their lives and are cooling off quietly in their cemeteries. The observational evidences are difficult to square with our current knowledge about the extra-solar planetary systems, and perhaps a new picture is required.

Sept. 22nd, 8 p.mMaclennan Physical Laboratories, University of Toronto60 st. George street, Toronto, ON, M5S 3H8More information

Chemistry Friday at Ryerson

Join Ryerson’s Office of Science Outreach and Enrichment for a day of chemistry with electric ink, and delicious liquid nitrogen ice cream too!

Sept. 23rd, 11-3 p.mRyerson341 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1S1More information

From Idea to Reality: Student Startups Panel and Networking event

Dreaming of taking your research into the real world? Curious about how to do that while studying at U of T? Join our panel of student startup founders, who will share their experiences and take your questions. Includes an orientation to campus resources available to startups at U of T and lots of opportunity for networking! Moderated by Entrepreneurship Librarian Carey Toane.

Sept. 23rd, 12-1:30Gerstein Science Information Centre7 King’s College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 1A5More information

Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Science Edition!

Volcanology, conductivity, malleability, sublimation, combustibility?! Do YOU know what these terms mean? Well your 5th grader certainly does! Get a hands-on look at your child’s curriculum by taking part in some wild DIY experiments in celebration of Science Literacy Week. Are YOU smarter than a 5th grader?

Sept. 24th, 2-3 p.mPape/Danforth Branch, Toronto Public Library701 Pape Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4K 3S6More information

Maker Kids Science Fun

In honour of Science Literacy Week, children ages 6 & up are invited to drop into the library to participate in science themed activities with MakerKids.

Sept. 24th, 2-3 p.mJane/Dundas Branch, Toronto Public Library620 Jane St, Toronto, ON M6S 4A6More information

Slime Time

To launch STEM Preschool Storytime, Let’s Talk Science will be coming in to show us how to make slime!

Sept. 24th, 2-3 p.mMorningside Branch, Toronto Public Library4279 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1E 2S8More information

Science Is

What does science mean to you? Let Ryerson Science and Ontario Science Centre know by answering science literacy-based questions, contributing  to a unique, interactive installation that bridges art and science. Your answer will help create a visual and physical understanding of the role science plays in the lives of Ontarians.

Sept. 25th, 11-6 p.m235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8More information

Bug Basics

A talk for bug lovers and fearers! Come learn about the behaviours, eating habits, and secret weapons of the earth’s tiniest animals.

Sept. 28th, 7-8 p.mNorth York Central Library, Toronto Public Library5120 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 5N9More information

Waterloo

Doors Open Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute is the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics. Its award-winning design fosters interdisciplinary research into the workings of the universe, from the smallest particles to the entire cosmos. From quiet nooks to ubiquitous blackboards, Perimeter is made to spark big ideas and collaborations. Discover the space while learning about the Institute’s research, training, and educational outreach activities. Join one of the small guided tours for your chance to step inside the Perimeter. Tours are free but timed tickets are required.

Sept. 17th, 10-5 p.mPerimeter Institute31 Caroline St N, Waterloo, ON, N2L 2Y5More information

Science Literacy Week Special Presentation: Nerd Nite KW Trivia Night!

Join WPL and Nerd Nite KW for this educational and entertaining SciLit Week Event. Nerd Nite KW will be collaborating with the Laurier Centre for Women in Science and providing a short science lecture followed by a round of trivia with contributions from The Planetary Society of Waterloo Region. Prizes will be awarded to winners so come on out and get your science nerd on!

Sept. 21st, 6:30-8 p.mMain Library, Waterloo Public Library35 Albert St, Waterloo, ON, N2L 5E3More information

Whitchurch-Stouffville

SOLUTIONS AND MIXTURES

Children will explore and create various solutions and mixtures. Hands on workshop suitable for children ages 6 – 8.

Sept. 20th,4:30-5:15 p.mWhitchurch-Stouffville Public Library2 Park Dr. Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1More information

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DROP IN

Join us for a few fun and easy STEM activities, hosted by the library’s Teen Advisory Group. Suitable for all ages. Free.

Sept. 22nd, 4:30-8:30 p.mWhitchurch-Stouffville Public Library2 Park Dr. Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1More information

Spin! Pop! Boom!

This thrilling performance will explore a combination of chemistry and physics. Audiences will be amazed by our colourchange demonstration. Children will be awed as the Mad Scientist creates an extra hand to help with our experiments. Children will witness a number of exothermic reactions that will produce a Genie Out of a Bottle and a Giant Foam Snake. The fundamental forces of planet Earth will be summoned as the Mad Scientist turns a glass of water upside-down without spilling a drop. We will also challenge the odds with a bungee jumping glass bottle. Free, but a ticket is required for each person attending.

Sept. 22nd, 7-7:45 p.mWhitchurch-Stouffville Public Library2 Park Drive, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1More information

Saving Turtles at Risk

Hands-on activities. Free. Drop in.

Sept. 25th, 2:30-3:30 p.mWhitchurch-Stouffville Public Library2 Park Dr. Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1More information