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 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, December 14th, 2015 from 7:00pm-8:30pm Course Code: 210804
Monday, February 8th, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:30pm Course Code: 210801
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:30pm Course Code: 210803

Central Branch
Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:30pm Course Code: 210802

Teen Book Club & Information Night 2015-16

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

Grades: 9-12
Cost: Free/8 Classes

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

Teen Book Club Information Night
Central Branch Auditorium
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 from 7:30pm-8:30pm

Monthly Teen Book Club Meeting
Central Branch Boardroom, from 7:15pm-8:15pm
Meeting Dates 2nd Wednesday on: Nov 11, Dec 9, Jan 13, Feb 10, Apr 13, May 11
Exception: March meeting will be held on Tue/Mar 8

Code Your Own Game!

Learn from a pro about the fundamentals of creating your own web based game. Participants will join Justin Vanderheide from Uken Games and will learn game development essentials such as player movements, introducing gravity and collision and much more! No previous programming experience needed.

Ages: 14-18Y
Iroquois Ridge Branch Library
$8/1 Class
Saturday, March 5th, 2015 from 1:00pm-3:00pm Course Code: 210738

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, March 3rd, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:30pm Course Code: 210800

Think Like An Entrepreneur

Join us for this highly entertaining and informative introduction to the world of entrepreneurship that takes teens through the process of building a start-up team, identifying valuable problems, prototyping, testing, and pitching solutions. Participants will learn by doing and will leave this session with a toolbox of innovative skills and mindsets. Join facilitator Ryan Burwell who currently works as a consultant for education-based startups, and as a facilitator and instructional designer for MaRS Discovery District’s youth entrepreneurship programs.

Age: 14Y-18Y
Saturday, November 21st, 2015 from 1:00pm-4:30pm
Central Branch Auditorium
Cost: $8/1 Class

Register through IRIS using course code 210807

Scholarship Search

ScholarshipsCanada.com is here to offer a session on how to research scholarships and best utilize additional resources to maximize your searches. You will also learn about college and university fees, other types of financial aid available and more.

Ages: 14Y-18Y
Saturday, January 30th from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Central Branch Auditorium
Cost: Free/1 Class

Registration by email to Justine, Teen Services Librarian

Take Action!!

Earn volunteer hours for community involvement and join us for this unique four session series offered in partnership with SAVIS of Halton (www.savisofhalton.org) where teens will discover engaging ways to create positive change in their community.

Topics discussed will be social media for social change, art and activism, identity, and cumulating in a fourth week where ideas are turned into civic action! Activities will include creating your own infographic, 3D printing, button making with a message, and much more.

Ages: 14-18Y
Cost: FREE/ 4 Classes

Central Branch
Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 1:00-3:00pm

Classes will be held every other week on the following dates: Saturday, February 6th, February 20th, and March 5th.
To register, please email: publiceducator@savisofhalton.org