Hobbies & Leisure Series

3D Printing

Closeup of a 3D printer in use.To use the 3D Printers in the Makerspace at the Main Public Library you must first attend "An Introduction to 3D Printing" workshop and then follow up with staff to book an appointment for 3D Printing Certification.

Introduction to 3D Printing Workshop

Are you interested in learning about this cutting edge technology? Sign up for our information workshop at Main Public Library to learn about different 3D printing technology, its history, and how it's being used today. Get acquainted with design process and see the printers in action!

The workshop will be offered on the following Wednesdays @ 6 PM:

  • March 1st
  • April 5th
  • May 3rd

Register online.

3D Printing Certification

Your librarian coach will guide you through your first 3D print as you put your new-found knowledge to the test!

Limit one person per session

Register online.

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Arduino and NeoPixels

The Main Public Library will host this program in the Makerspace on Thursday, March 9th from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

Maker-in-Residence, Pat Ryan, will teach you about Adafruit's powerful NeoPixel LEDs and how to incorporate them into your projects!

All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Familiarity with the Arduino platform is a plus, but not required.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

Register online.

A senior couple playing backgammon.

Board Game Café

The New Sudbury Public Library will host biweekly sessions of "Board Game Café" on the following Wednesdays @ 1 PM:

  • March 1st

Whether you are looking to get reacquainted with some childhood favourites or to challenge your friends to some fun and friendly competition, we have the game for you!

Register online.




Colouring Club

Adult colouring pageThe Azilda Public Library will host a weekly colouring club for adults on Thursdays from 6 PM - 8 PM.

Materials will be supplied, or you may bring your own.

Registration not required.



A young Japanese woman wearing a kimono.Explore a Culture:
Japanese Kimono

The New Sudbury Public Library will host this event on Sunday, February 25th @ 1 PM.

The kimono is the most well known traditional Japanese form of clothing came into existence over 1000 years ago in Kyoto, Japan. The kimono has resurged in popularity within recent years while spreading all around the globe with kimono clubs being formed in dozens of countries. Join the Sudbury Kimono Club to learn all about the art of kimono.

Register online.



Logo_MakerspaceEN_90px.jpgIntroduction to Raspberry Pi and Python

A computer circuit boardThe Main Public Library will host this program in the Makerspace on Saturday, March 4th @ 1 PM.

The Raspberry Pi is a tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn computer programming. Join Pat Ryan, our Maker-in-Residence, and learn about the Raspberry Pi and try your hand at programming LEDs with Python programming language.

All ages welcome.

Participants should be comfortable with computers since this workshop involves computer programming.

Reserve your spot now!

Register online.

Logo_MakerspaceEN_90px.jpgPepakura Masks and Armour Cosplay

A mask made with pepakura.The Main Public Library will host this program in the Makerspace on Thursday, April 6th from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

Our Maker-In-Residence, Pat Ryan will show you how to use pepakura to construct masks and armour for your cosplaying needs.

This workshop will also teach you how to use a vinyl cutter to make precise cuts and save time!

Recommended for ages 15+.

Register online.



Photography 101

Closeup of a woman using a DSLR camera.The New Sudbury Public Library will host a 4-part photography series on the following Mondays @ 6:30 PM:

  • March 13th
  • March 20th
  • March 27th
  • April 3rd

This series is an introduction to the world of photography, teaching participants the basics of DSLR / mirrorless camera photography, including camer functions (shutter speed, aperture, ISO), creative photograph techniques, artistic principles and photograph editing.

Please bring your own DLSR (or similar mirrorless SLR) camera, an SD card, and a fully-charged battery to each session.

Registrations available for 12 participants.

Register online.

Rediscover the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra with Mélanie Léonard

Symphony orchestra on stage; violins, cello and flute performing.Join Sudbury Symphony Orchestra's new music director Mélanie Léonard for these hour-long Maestro chats at the South End Public Library on the following Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM:

  • March 22nd
  • April 26th
  • May 10th

This new series offers an evening to rediscover the local symphony orchestra.

Parents bring your kids - story time takes place at the same time!

No registration required.

A happy woman enjoying popcorn.Senior Matinee Movies

Looking for something to do? Come to the Dowling Public Library every Friday from 1 PM - 3 PM and watch great movies!

Participants choose the films from our library collection.

Register online or drop in to the library!

Sit and Stitch

A young woman knitting.Everyone is welcome to join these fun, informal knit and crochet drop-in circles at the following locations:

This is a place where crafters can get together in a relaxing atmosphere and share their interests.

All skill levels are welcome.

Sudbury Writers Monthly Open Mic

Closeup of a microphone at the front of a stage.The Main Public Library will host Sudbury Writers Monthly Open Mic, Thursday evenings @ 6:30 PM in the Reader's Lounge on the following dates in 2017:

  • March 9th
  • April 13th
  • May 11th
  • June 8th
  • July 13th
  • August 10th
  • September 14th
  • October 12th
  • November 9th
  • December 14th

Celebrate the power of words with Sudbury writers of all ages and walks of life, at monthly evenings of stories and poetry.

Local writers and readers can share their own work or that of their favourite authors.  Those wishing to read can sign up at the event or you can just listen and enjoy!

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Logo_MakerspaceEN_90px.jpgToy Hacking: Wii Nunchuck Edition

A girl holding a Wii nunchuck.The Main Public Library will host this program in the Makerspace on Saturday, March 25th @ 1 PM.

Join our Maker-in-Residence, Pat Ryan, and create lights and sounds using a Wii Nunchuck and Arduino!

All ages are welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Familiarity with Arduino is a plus but not required.

Spots are limited so register now!

Bring a friend or family member if you're willing to share an Arduino kit!

Register online.


Logo_MakerspaceEN_90px.jpgVinyl Cutting One-on-One

A woman using a vinyl cutter.The Main Public Library will offer one-on-one vinyl cutting sessions in the Makerspace.

Learn how to use the GCC Expert 24LX vinyl cutter and GreatCut 3 software to create vinyl decals for your signs, décor, clothing, and more!

Limit one person per session.

Register online.