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 Fall/Winter Teens Programs.

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Get Help Finding Volunteer Opportunities

We have partnered with Volunteer Halton to help our customers find volunteer opportunities in their communities.

Whether it is for high school students looking to fill their 40 hours, seniors looking to make connections in the community, or anyone else looking to volunteer their time to local organizations, volunteering is a great way to participate in your community, help local organizations, and gain a rewarding experience while gaining useful and marketable skills.

Drop into our Glen Abbey Branch every second Monday, starting September 19th from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm, and receive one-on-one personalized help finding the right volunteer experience for you, with a representative of Volunteer Halton.

Intended for: All Ages
When: Every second Monday, 3-6 pm: Sept 26th, Oct 10th & 24th, Nov 14th & 28th, Dec 12th
Where: Glen Abbey Branch
Cost: Free

No registration required. This is a drop in program, first come first served.

Teen 3D Design

Learn about 3D design and work on your very own printable 3D object with instructor Teresa Biagi. With over 30 years in the design field, Teresa is a designer and artist who has incorporated 3D printing technology in her own pieces www.teresabiagi.com. During the workshop you will be guided through the design process starting with your original idea and working towards a final prototype. Applications explored will be 123D Design and Tinkercad. A familiarity with 3D printing is recommended. We’ll print your design to pick-up at a later date.

Ages: 14-18Y
Cost: $8/1 class

Monday, October 24th from 6:30pm-8:00pm Course Code: 220285

Write2Xpress Contest 2016

Open to all Oakville students in grades 7-12, Write2Xpress Teen Writing Contest opens on Thursday, August 25th, and closes at 11:59pm on Sunday, October 23rd at 11:59pm. Be sure to enter your short story and/or poem based on this year’s image.

Contest entries will only be accepted through the library’s website at www.opl.on.ca/programs/write2xpress. Contest rules and regulations will be available at all branches and online.

Winners will be announced at the Write2xpress Celebration and all participants will receive a certificate for their entry. Celebration evening is by invitation only.

Write2xpress 2016 Celebration
Our celebration will once again take place in the Rehearsal Hall at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre starting at 7pm on Thursday, November 17th, 2016. Our guest speaker will be Leah Bobet author of

Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre
Wednesday, November 18th      Celebration begins at 7:00pm

Digital Discovery with the Teen Tech Team

Drop by the Training Lab at Central Branch Library from 4-6pm and receive tech coaching from members of our Teen Tech Team.

Age: All Ages
FALL Session Dates:
Tuesday, October 4th, 11th, 18th

WINTER Session Dates:
Tuesday, February 14th, 21st, 28th
Tuesday, March 14th

Central Branch


Teen 3D Printing Night

Come create and tinker while exploring the world of 3D printing technology. This hands-on class will introduce you to beginner concepts of 3D printing technology and design. We’ll print your designs to pick-up at a later date.
Ages: 12-18Y
Cost: $8/1 class

Iroquois Ridge Branch
Monday, October 17th from 6:30pm-8:00pm Course Code: 220290

Tuesday, November 29th from 6:30pm-8:00pm Course Code: 220288
Monday, March 6th from 6:30pm-8:00pm Course Code: 220291

Central Branch
Monday, December 5th from 6:30-8:00pm Course Code: 220289

Lego Robotics! 9-14Y

Learn how to build and code with Lego Mindstorms in collaboration with Team 3161 – Tronic Titans, a FIRST Robotics Competition Team of dedicated secondary school students. You will work together with people of all ages and expand your knowledge and interest in the fields of science and technology.
Ages: 9Y-14Y
Tuesday, October 4th – Tuesday, November 8th from 6:30pm -8:00pm
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Course Code: 220225
Cost: $42/6 classes

Teen Book Club & Information Night 2016-17

Sponsored by the Friends of the Oakville Public Library, the Teen Book Club will be reading eight incredible titles, voted on by YOU the reader at the Teen Book Club Information Night. Books will be provided for borrowing.

Teen Book Club Information Night
Central Branch Auditorium
Wednesday, October 12th 7:15pm-8:15pm
Grades: 9-12
Cost: Free/8 Classes

Register by email to Justine, Teen Services Librarian at TeenLibrarian@oakville.ca

Monthly Teen Book Club Meetings held at Central Branch in Boardroom, from 7:15pm-8:15pm
Meeting Dates 2nd Wednesday of the month: Nov 9, Dec 14, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10

Developing Your Personal Brand for Teens

Join Employment Halton and learn tips for using LinkedIn and how to be safe and smart when establishing your own personal brand.

Ages: 14-18Y
Wednesday, October 26th from 6:30-8:00pm
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Register through IRIS using course code 220348