Science Literacy Week 2017 at the OPL

Sep 14 2017

Ottawa –The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will host a series of programs during this year’s Science Literacy Week, a nationwide celebration of science in Canada from September 18 to 24. This annual celebration of the wonderful world of science is a chance to make new discoveries at the Library and learn about some of Canada’s outstanding scientists and science organizations. Come to the OPL to turn up the dial on science literacy in Canada and exercise your curiosity at an OPL branch near you.

Monday, September 18, 6:00 p.m. (in English)
Catch Me If You Can
Do you have what it takes to be Sherlock Holmes? Test your powers of observation and deduction as you use forensic science to solve the mystery of the missing munchies. Fingerprints, footprints, and invisible ink–oh my!
Emerald Plaza, 1547 Merivale
Ages 9-12

Monday, September 18, 7:15 p.m. (in English)
Science Fiction Book Group – Solar Express by L.E Modesitt Jr.
Share the enjoyment of books in a relaxed atmosphere. This month's selection is Solar Express by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
Nepean Centrepointe, 101 Centrepointe
Adults

Thursday, September 21, 1:00 p.m. (in English)
Hands on Science
Come join Let's Talk Science volunteers from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University to discover: how to build your own simple kaleidoscope; how to build a playground of simple machines; and, how to 'eat' like a bee!
Sunnyside, 1049 Bank
Ages 6-12.

Thursday, September 21, 7:30 p.m. (in English)
3D Printer and Laser cutter Certification
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will instruct participants in the proper use of the Imagine Space 3D printers.
Imagine Space, Nepean Centrepointe, 101 Centrepointe
Adults

Friday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. (in French )
Plus noir que la nuit : un atelier de codage
Come learn to code with Scratch and learn about the life of Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield. No experience necessary.
Cumberland, 1599 Tenth Line
Âges 8-12

Saturday, September 23, 2:00 p.m. (in English)
Hands on Science
Come join Let's Talk Science volunteers from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University to find out: how to build your own simple kaleidoscope; how to build a playground of simple machines; and, how to 'eat' like a bee!
Main, 120 Metcalfe
Ages 6-12.

Saturday, September 23, 10:30 a.m. (Bilingual)
Good Clean Fun! / La propreté c’est amusant!
Fun with soap and water? You’ll be astonished when you explore surface tension, make a soapy work of art and discover the fascinating things bubbles can do.
St-Laurent, 515 Côté
Ages 6-12.

Saturday, September 23, 1:30 p.m. (in English)
Please Play with your food
Learning chemistry is fun when it’s all about food! 
Beaverbrook, 2500 Campeau
Ages 6-12.

Saturday, September 23, 2:00 p.m. (in French)
Attrape-moi si tu peux!
Do you have what it takes to be Sherlock Holmes? Test your powers of observation and deduction as you use forensic science to solve the mystery of the missing munchies. Fingerprints, footprints, and invisible ink–oh my! North Gloucester, 2036 Ogilvie
Ages 6-12

Sunday, September 24, 2:00 p.m. (in English)
Good Clean Fun!
Fun with soap and water? You’ll be astonished when you explore surface tension, make a soapy work of art and discover the fascinating things bubbles can do.
Hazeldean, 50 Castlefrank
Ages 6-12.

All Week
Exhibit: Science Exposed / Exposition : La prevue par l’image (Bilingual)
One picture is worth a thousand words! Science Exposed is a travelling exhibition featuring the winning and finalist images of the Science Exposed and La preuve par l’image contests that will tour across Canada.
Main, 120 Metcalfe
All Ages

The programs are free to attend and open to the public. Online registration may be required for some programs. For more information, please visit our website, call 613-580-2940 or InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.

The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America, with 34 branches, physical and virtual at BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca, mobile libraries, and a vending machine library service. OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on Twitter Twitter.com/OPL_BPO and like us on Facebook Facebook.com/BiblioOttawaLibrary. Contact us at 613-580-2940 or InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca. If it’s out there, it’s in here!

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