Teen Programs/Events

Teen Programs are developed and run with the assistance of our Teen Advisory Group.

For a complete listing of our programs, including registration deadlines, please pick up a copy of our @ your library guide available at all branches.

Excerpts are available from the @ your library guide for the Spring/Summer Teens Programs and Fall/Winter Adult and Teen Programs.

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Help us celebrate our 10th Annual Write2xpress Contest!

Open to all Oakville students in grades 7-12, the contest opens on Monday, September 8th and closes at 11:59pm on Monday, October 20th. Be sure to enter your short story and/or poem based on this year’s image (see below).

Online Contest entries will only be accepted through the library’s website. Contest rules and regulations will be available at all branches and online. The Write2xpress 2014 Celebration will be by invitation only. Watch the mail for yours. Winners will be announced at the event and all participants will receive a certificate for their entry!

Write2xpress 2014 Celebration

Our celebration will once again take place in the Rehearsal Hall at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre starting at 7pm on Wednesday, November 19th. Our guest speaker will be Jessica Westhead, named by CBC as one of the “Ten Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read Now!”

This Year’s Image:

Photo by G.H. Chang https://www.flickr.com/photos/ghcheng/12837931293/in/photostream/

 

Write2Xpress is the annual Teen Writing Contest open to Oakville students in grades 7 through 12. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Oakville Place Mall, it is held in the fall and wraps up in an awards event organized by the Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG).

The Write2Xpress contest is generously sponsored by:

Friends Of The Library logo Oakville Place logo

 

Idea Room: a Teen Maker Event

Come one, come all to the idea room where possibilities are endless. You just need to bring your creativity and inner maker. Drop in once a month at branches throughout the system where activities include: making your own 3d printed creations, creating digital music with fruit and many, many more surprises. Come connect, collaborate, and share!

Age: 13Y – 18Y
Cost: $5/Drop-in/Pay at the door

Central Branch                         Sunday, September 21st                     2:00-4:00pm
Iroquois Ridge Branch            Thursday, October 16th                        3:00-5:00pm
Glen Abbey Branch                 Tuesday, November 25th                     3:00-5:00pm
Glen Abbey Branch                 Saturday, January 24th, 2015              2:30-4:30pm
Woodside Branch                   Wednesday, February 18th, 2015        3:00-5:00pm
White Oaks Branch                Thursday, March 12th, 2015                 3:00-5:00pm

 

Teen Financial Literacy Workshop

This workshop will show teens how to budget, understand credit and credit ratings, and consider options for financing their education. Teens will also learn some basic investing tips and strategies that will help you to plan for your future, while still balancing wants with needs. After 20 years on Bay St. working in a trading room, instructor Dave Pearson switched careers and began teaching high school business economics.

Age: 13Y – 18Y
Saturday, November 8th 1:00pm-4:30pm
Central Branch
Cost: $8/1 class
Course Code: 200765

Teen Book Club 2014-15

Seven incredible titles to read and, once again, there will be NO THEME! That’s right! Teen Advisory Group and previous Book Club members have created an incredible list of their favourites and you’ll get to vote on what titles are included in this year’s reading list. Come out to the Teen Book Club information night on Wednesday, October 8th at 7:30pm for your chance to register and vote on the titles to be read throughout the year. Fantatsy, Science Fiction, Vampire, Dystopia, Mystery – a little bit of everything for everyone!

More information please visit Teen Book Club 2014-15


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