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 and Fall/Winter Teens Programs.

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Teen Photography Contest

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

Contest: opens on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 and closes Labour Day, Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 11:59pm.

All details including contest rules can be found here. Entries will be judged by a panel of award-winning photographers.

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

Iroquois Ridge Branch
Thursday, August 18th from 6:00pm-7:30pm Course Code: 215851

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

Teen Writer’s Meet-up

Share and work on your writing projects in a positive and constructive space with other teens. Our last week will feature a special guest speaker.

Age: 13-18Y
Meet-ups will be held from 4:00pm-6:00pm on the following dates:
Monday, July 11th & July 25th, 2016
Monday, August 8th & 22nd, 2016

Glen Abbey Branch
Register by email to TeenLibrarian@oakville.ca

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, September 13th, 20th, 27th
Tuesday, October 4th, 11th, 18th

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

Central Branch


Applying to Canadian Universities

Are you thinking about applying to a Canadian university or attending the Ontario Universities Fair? Join us to learn about the application process to Ontario as well as out-of-province universities. In this presentation, we discuss factors to consider in choosing universities, review the various elements of admission applications, and reveal how you can prepare a winning application.

Ages: 14-18Y
Thursday, September 15th from 6:30-8pm
Register through IRIS using course code 220203

Post-Secondary Financing & Scholarship Writing

Put your best foot forward. Discover the many ways you can finance your post-secondary education, including scholarships, grants and the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). We will review how you can better showcase your academic and extra-curricular accomplishments and present a stronger case for scholarship and award funding.

Age: 14-18Y
Tuesday, September 20th from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Central Branch
Register through IRIS using course code 220221

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, September 26th from 6:30pm -8:00pm Course Code: 220287
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