Creation Zone

Creation Zone Open Studios

Stop by the Iroquois Ridge Creation Zone every other Wednesday* for a fun and interactive Open Studio session!

Every Other Wednesday*
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Ages: All Ages

3D Printing

Come and learn how to design your own 3D item using our Makerbot 3D printer and software. We’ll print your design to be picked up at a later date.

  • Thursday, March 21
    6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245154
  • Tuesday, April 16
    6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 245156
  • Monday, May 6
    6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245155
  • Saturday, July 6
    3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245225
  • Tuesday, July 9
    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 245226

Cost: $7
Age: 8Y-12Y

Ozobots Jr.

Meet Ozobot, a tiny robot, and learn about computer science and coding.

  • Saturday, March 23
    2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Course Code: 245185
  • Thursday, August 1
    6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Course Code: 245268

Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $7
Age: 5Y-7Y

Ozobots Sr.

Meet Ozobot, a tiny robot, and learn about computer science and coding.

  • Tuesday, April 2
    6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245186
  • Saturday. May 11
    10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245187
  • Saturday, June 22
    11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Clearview Branch
    Course Code: 245188
  • Thursday, July 4
    2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245269

Cost: $7
Age: 8Y-12Y

RoboRobo(TM) Robotics

Join us for a RoboRobo(TM) Robotics Program that allows young engineers the opportunity to Build, Program & Play while learning the basics of robotics. The Lego-style building blocks contain special circuits that will help students make their own custom-built robot move in different patterns through a card-reader system with colourful programming cards. Each child will enjoy the excitement of building a moving robot and easy programming without a computer.

  • Saturday, April 6
    Course Code: 245204
  • Saturday, May 25
    Course Code: 245205
  • Saturday, June 15
    Course Code: 245206
  • Saturday, July 20
    Course Code: 245276
  • Saturday, August 17
    Course Code: 245277

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: 6Y-9Y

Bloxels Sr.

Bloxels are a hands-on platform for kids to build, collaborate, and tell stories through video game creation. Join us and build your own video game with Bloxels!

  • Saturday, April 6
    10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Clearview Branch
    Course Code: 245160
  • Saturday, April 27
    2:30 p.m. -4 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245159
  • Thursday, July 18
    3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245237
  • Thursday, August 29
    6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245238

Cost: $7
Age: 8Y-12Y

Lego® Robotics

Learn how to build and code with LEGO® Mindstorms in collaboration with Team 3161 – Tronic Titans, a FIRST Robotics Competition team of dedicated secondary school students. You will work together with people of all ages to expand your knowledge and interest in the fields of science and technology.

Tuesday, April 30
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $42/6 classes
Age: 9Y-13Y
Course Code: 245180

May the 4th

Drop by the library for Star Wars themed activities for Jedi masters of all ages.

Saturday, May 4
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Stop Motion Creation

Do you have a passion for storytelling? Come express yourself using games and technology designed for creating stories. Combine your narrative skills with some creativity, imagination, and teamwork to create your very own stop motion film.

  • Saturday, May 25
    11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Clearview Branch
    Course Code: 245215
  • Friday, June 7
    2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245214
  • Wednesday, August 7
    2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245285

Cost: $7
Age: 8Y-12Y

STEAM Club

STEAM Club meets weekly to explore a new activity in science, technology, engineering, arts, or math. Each session will focus on a new project that allows time for open-ended exploration and creative thinking.

Saturday, May 25
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $42/6 classes
Age: 8Y-12Y
Course Code: 245213

June 1 and June 8 sessions will be held in the Program Room.

OzoBlockly

Join us to learn about computer science and coding with Ozobots. We will show you how to code using OzoBlockly, then give you a coding challenge!

  • Monday, May 27
    6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Course Code: 245184
  • Tuesday, July 16
    2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Course Code: 245266
  • Tuesday, August 27
    10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Course Code: 245267

Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $7
Age: 8Y-12Y

Esther the Wonder Pig – Live from the Farm!

Down on Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary lives Esther the Wonder Pig! Esther started off as a tiny piglet and grew and grew and grew. She encountered some challenges in life but now lives happily with her humans & other farm friends. Come hear her amazing story and join us for a storytime and activities inspired by Esther with a special visit via Skype from Esther herself!

Sunday, June 9th
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: All Ages
Course Code: 245427

Two-Hour Tinker

Check out our new Two-Hour Tinker Loanable Tech Toys:

Visit Iroquois branch of Oakville Public Library to explore new technologies and creation. With your FREE library card you can sign out and play with a Code-A-Pillar, Ozobot, Cubelets, Snap Circuits and much more. The length of sign out is two-hours with most of the tech toys to be used in the Creation Zone at the Branch.

Where: Iroquois Ridge Branch, 1051 Glenashton Dr., Oakville, L6H 6Z4

When: During library hours

 

Lights! Camera! Green Screen Magic!

Love movies? Then you’ll love exploring how green screens bring the ‘magic’ to movies with our very own tech-loving staff. Together we’ll create a short video – just bring your imagination!

  • Friday, July 12 & 19
    1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Central Branch, Auditorium
    Course Code: 245249
  • Saturday, August 10 & 24
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
    Course Code: 245248

Cost: $14/2 Classes
Age: 8Y-12Y

Bad Art Night

Do you love art but unfortunately have no artistic skill? Come join us to create something artistic and socialize without the pressure to make it look perfect.

Tuesday, July 23
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: 5Y-12Y
CourseCode: 245080

Virtual Reality Drop-in

Drop-in to the Iroquois Ridge branch to try out Virtual Reality and learn more about this cool technology.

  • Friday, July 26
  • Friday, August 23

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Age: 8Y-12Y

FIRST LEGO® League Jr.

Guided by coaches, teams will explore a real-world scientific problem. Then they will construct a motorized model of what they learned using LEGO® and showcase it with a poster at the end of the three-day session.

Monday, July 29
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $21/3 classes
Age: 8Y-12Y
Course Code: 245243

This program is held over three consecutive days.

RoboRobo™ Robotics

Join us for a RoboRoboTM Robotics Program that allows young engineers the opportunity to Build, Program & Play while learning the basics of robotics. The Lego style building blocks contain special circuits that will help students make their own custom-built robot move in different patterns through a card-reader system with colourful programing cards. Each child will enjoy the excitement of building a moving robot and easy programming without a computer.

  • Saturday, January 12
    10:00 – 11:30a.m.
    Course Code: 245081
  • Saturday, February 23
    10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    Course Code: 245082

Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: 6Y-9Y

 


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