Want to Party at Mississauga Libraries this October?

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If you're happy to have Mississauga's libraries back (who isn't?), you might be happy to know that October should be a big month for our city's institutions of research and learning.

October is Canadian Library Month and Oct. 16-22 is Ontario Public Library Week. October is also the 25th anniversary of the Mississauga Central Library.

So, to mark the event-filled month, the Mississauga Library System is hosting a bunch of events that might interest you.

"Commemorating these important dates raises awareness about the importance of libraries in the community," said Rose Vespa, Director, Mississauga Library Services. "For residents, visitors and newcomers, our libraries are community hubs that provide universal access to information, programs, activities and services. Our Libraries offer spaces that foster a sense of belonging while encouraging all citizens to learn, create and discover.”

If you're into cosplaying, touring local institutions and spending time with your family (a lot of the events are ideal for children), you're in luck.

So, what's on tap for this month?

MCX - Mississauga Comic Expo 2016

The Comic Expo will feature artists, performers and cosplayers.

Friday, October 21 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.

Cost: Free

Official Opening of Meadowvale Community Centre and Library

Residents can tour the facility and participate in programs, demonstrations and crafts.

Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

6655 Glen Erin Dr.

Cost: Free

Central Library's 25th Anniversary Celebration

Festivities kick off at 11 a.m. with a story time in the Children's Department and the opening of the Maker Mississauga Showcase.

Saturday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.

Cost: Free

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