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Bruce County Public Library bringing hands-on fun to SWERVE event

Bruce County Public Library (BCPL) is bringing more than books to SWERVE—and has an endless supply of hands-on fun for children and youth.

Librarians and staff throughout the county are packing up unique experiences and bringing them to the NII ExploreZone at the Nuclear Innovation Institute’s SWERVE event, a free public festival running from September 9 to 11 at the Southampton Coliseum.

You will be able to stop by and visit with BCPL Librarians as they lead you through a series of technology-based activities. One of their three 3D printers will be making an appearance and creating 3D trinkets that will be made available for take home.

While you can stop by at any time to watch the 3D printer at work, there will be scheduled demonstrations taking place throughout the entire three days:

  • Catch a demonstration with the Library's new Cricuts and learn how to create an acrylic key-chain.

  • Rediscover your Library and what they have to offer by checking out their Ozobots, Harry Potter Coding Wands and more!

  • And if you get tired or need a quiet space at the busy event, get cozy in the Book Nook and choose from the Library's huge selection of science-themed books.

Keep an eye out for the Library's schedule of events to ensure you don't miss a thing!

"As a modern public library, BCPL has embraced technology and innovation, and we are excited to share some of our unique collections and resources at SWERVE," said Library Director Brooke McLean. "The variety of hands-on activities we have planned will encourage people of all ages to explore the digital world and rediscover their library.”

Set a calendar reminder so you don’t miss out—the event takes place over three days at the Southampton Coliseum in Saugeen Shores, Ontario:

  • Friday, September 9 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

  • Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Sunday, September 11 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

A first-of-its-kind event, SWERVE is supported by NII’s Founding Members and other partners committed to bringing unique STEM opportunities to Bruce, Grey, and Huron counties.

Stay tuned for other partnership announcements, contest news and more as we count down to the event—follow along at, on Instagram @NIIExplore and Facebook @OntarioNII.


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