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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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 January 11th 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, starting January 11th, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
Where: Glen Abbey Branch
Cost: Free

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

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

Monday, June 13th, 2016 from 6:30pm-8:00pm Course Code: 215786

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

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:30pm Course Code: 215850

Thursday, August 18th, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:30pm Course Code: 215851

Digital Discovery with the Teen Tech Team

Come join library staff and teen volunteers to help you explore popular tech trends in a hands-on collaborative atmosphere. Learn about connecting with friends and family on Facebook, sharing and collecting ideas on Pinterest, exploring the library’s amazing digital collections of magazines, music, books and movies and much much more.

All Ages
Sunday, July 10th, 2016 from 1-4pm
Central Branch, Auditorium

Teen Financial Literacy Workshop

This workshop will show you how to budget, finance your education, understand credit and credit ratings. You will also learn some basic investing tips and strategies that will help you 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 and economics.

Age: 13-18Y
Saturday, May 28th, 2016 from 1:00pm-4:30pm
Central Branch, Auditorium
$8/1 class
Register through IRIS using course code 215813

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: open as of Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 and closes Labour Day, Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 11:59pm.

All details including contest rules will be announced at www.opl.ca/blog/type/teen by June 15th. Entries will be judged by a panel of award-winning photographers.

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

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.

Age: 12-18Y
Monday, July 25th -Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 from 12:30pm-4:30pm
Central Branch, Auditorium
$24/3 Classes
Register through IRIS using course code 215859