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 and Spring/Summer Teens Programs.

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Teen SAT Prep Session

Are you considering university in the US? This student-led session will take participants through the various sections of the SAT Reasoning Test while providing tips and general information. Two sections of a practice test will follow as well as a draw for some helpful study aids!

Grades 9-12
Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Iroquois Ridge Branch

This is a drop in session with 30 spaces only. To secure a spot early, email TeenLibrarian@oakville.ca

Unplugged Coffee House – A Night of Music & Poetry

Come take the stage, observe from the sidelines, or just join us to sip on a warm drink while we celebrate poetry month this year. There will be a competitive poetry slam and unplugged musical acts that explore the link between poetry and music.

Ages: 14Y-18Y
Thursday, April 16th, 2015 from 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: Free/Drop-In
Central Branch Auditorium

All musical acts, poets & poetry teams must register through TeenLibrarian@oakville.ca by April 1st, 2015.

No video recording without the permission of the artist
Maximum of two entries per individual
Age of artist must be 14Y-18Y
Must be a resident of Oakville
Teams/Bands are allowed and encouraged!

Poetry Slam
1. Poems must be completely original and written by at least one of the speakers or authorized by the poet themselves
2. Costumes and props allowed
3. Maximum of 3 minutes per poem
4. In case of a tie, there will be a tiebreaker round
5. All styles are welcomed and encouraged (ie. monologues, poetry etc.)
6. Reading from a page is allowed, memorization not required
7. Be respectful of other acts

1. All instruments must be provided by performer and must be unplugged (Acceptable instruments include any of the following : keyboard, percussion, woodwind, brass, strings)
2. Maximum of 5 minutes per piece
3. Pieces can be original or covers
4. In case of a tie, there will be a tiebreaker round
5. All musical genres are acceptable (acapella, classical, rap, country, folk etc.)
6. Be respectful of other acts

Judging Criteria:
Engaging performance
Overall performance

Comic Countdown

Visit us to print a comic book character using our 3d printer, explore some vintage and not so vintage game consoles, and create your own fan button. You will even have the opportunity to test your comic book knowledge with our first ever comic book trivia contest. Winner takes home a one-of-a- kind trophy!

Ages: 12Y-18Y
Saturday, April 25th, 2015 from 3:00pm-4:30pm
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Central Branch Auditorium

Teen 3D Printing Night

Come create, tinker and explore the world of 3D printing technology. These hands on classes will introduce you to beginner concepts of 3D printing technology and design.
Ages: 12Y-18Y
Cost: $8/1 Class

Central Branch
Monday, May 4th, 2015 7:00pm-8:00pm
Course Code: 206853

Iroquois Ridge Branch
Monday, April 13th, 2015 7:00pm-8:00pm
Course Code: 206852

Central Branch
Monday, June 8th, 2015 7:00pm-8:00pm
Course Code: 206854

Teen 3D Printing Summer

Come create, tinker and explore the world of 3D printing technology. These hands on classes will introduce you to beginner concepts of 3D printing technology and design.
Ages: 12Y-18Y
Cost: $8/1 Class

Iroquois Ridge Branch
Monday, July 13th, 2015 6:30pm-7:30pm
Course Code: 206953

Central Branch
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 2:30pm-3:30pm
Course Code: 206913

Iroquois Ridge Branch
Monday, August 10th, 2015 2:30pm-3:30pm
Course Code: 206912

It’s Back….Teen Photography Contest!

For the second year, we’re holding our Teen Photography Contest! We’ll be accepting digital photographs from students in grades 7-12 in a variety of categories.

Contest: open as of July 2nd, 2015 and closes Labour Day, Monday, September 7th at 11:59pm. All details including contest rules and regulations will be announced here by June 15th.

Entries will be judged by a panel of award-winning photographers.

Teen Introduction to Animation

In this three part workshop, participants will be introduced to character design and learn to produce the drawings necessary to then animate as a digital flip book in the third class. Instructor Enzo Avolio is a professor of Animation at Sheridan. He is also a seasoned Animator and Character Designer with studio production credits for both Warner Bros. and Disney.

Ages: 12Y-18Y

Monday, July 20th, 2015 from 12:30pm-4:30pm
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 from 12:30pm-4:30pm
Monday, July 27th, 2015 from 12:30pm-4:30pm

Central Branch Library – Auditorium
$24/3 classes

Register through IRIS using course code 206917

Teen Photography Workshop

In this two part workshop, you learn how to use your camera functions properly, light your images and compose your shots. After a week applying these concepts, everyone will gather to evaluate their work and receive feedback from the instructor. Oakville-based photographer Michael Willems is a renowned educator and coach. He teaches photography at Sheridan, Vistek and via his daily blog at www.speedlighter.ca.

Ages: 12Y-18Y
Thursday, August 6th & Thursday, August 13th from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Central Branch – Auditorium
$16/2 classes
Register through IRIS using course code 206919