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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Oakville Public Library celebrates Youth Week!

Join us at Iroquois Ridge Branch Library on Wednesday, May 4th to celebrate Oakville Youth Week! Pop by the program room from 4:30pm-6:30pm and let your creativity flow for an evening of 3D printing and button making.

To see more Youth Week events from May 1st-7th visit Oakville Youth Week

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

Monday, May 16th, 2016 from 6:30pm-8:00pm Course Code: 215785

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

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:30pm Course Code:215790

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

Summer Job Searching for Teens

Presented by Employment Halton, teens will learn strategies for finding a summer job, including where to look and whom to connect with, and about some of the amazing organizations and opportunities out there. This workshop will also provide valuable tips on preparing top-notch resumes and cover letters.

Age: 14-18Y
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Register by emailing TeenLibrarian@oakville.ca

Getting Started with HTML & CSS

Brought to you by the team behind Ladies Learning Code, this travelling computer lab on wheels will be stopping by the library to inspire participants to learn code to become passionate builders – not just consumers of technology. Together, we’ll explore the basics of coding in HTML by hacking pre-existing text and images in a pre-built template. By the end of the workshop, all will have developed a basic understanding of how the web is made, and feel inspired to create their own websites to share with family and friends!

Ages: 13-17Y
Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 3:00pm-4:30pm
$8/1 Class
Central Branch, Auditorium
Register through IRIS using course code 215793

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