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Discover the scientist in you!


Science Literacy Week, which runs from September 19 to 25, 2016, is a nationwide celebration of the amazing world of science. Museums, schools and libraries across the country are planning lectures and workshops for families to learn about and have fun with science.

Come visit us and take part in our activities.

Start your week by connecting with other science fiction lovers through Nepean Centrepointe's Science Fiction Book Group on Monday. Activate your neurons, on Wednesday, by attending one of the Science Cafés hosted at the Sunnyside branch. Come pass your 3D printer and Laser Cutter Certification and make something fabulous at Imagine Space. While you're there, check out our telescope!

For the young scientists, we have fun workshops planned. They can discover the science behind basic magic tricks with Mad Science or learn fascinating facts about migratory  fish with students from Carleton University. They can also explore energy with Canadian Science and Technology Museum Corporation staff through hands on demonstrations and activities. And our mini scientists at St-Laurent branch will put their problem solving skills to the test in a special storytime delivered by the Canada Science and Technology Museum.

Teens can also connect with their geek side by attending our Teen Coding Club at the Beaverbrook branch.

If you want to bring science home with you, the week's creator, Jesse Hildebrand, put together lists of the best scientific booksblogs and podcasts for you to explore. Here are some suggestions for the children:

Look up! - Regarde là-haut! #scilit16 by cindy_program

Science literacy week - Semaine de la culture scientifique

Try it at home-Expérimente à la maison #scilit16 by cindy_program

Science literacy week - Semaine de la culture scientifique