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 Adult and Teen Programs.

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Join us for our Free Comic Book Day Event!

Our theme is C3: Cool. Comic. Creation., a mini comic-con on Saturday, May 3rd from 1:30pm-4:30pm.

We’ll have lots of great things happening including a Cosplay costume contest, best comic strip creation contest, 3D printing, caricature artist and much, much more!

Free Comic Book Day comics will be distributed by our friend and partner, Conspiracy Comics!

Central Branch – 120 Navy Street, Oakville
Please note: This event is open to Ages 13+

Teen Financial Literacy Workshop

This workshop will show teens how to budget, understand credit and credit ratings,and consider options for financing their education. You will also learn some basic investing tips and strategies that will help you to 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.

Sat., May 24 – 1-4:30pm. Course Code 196099.
Central Branch Auditorium
Ages 13-18 (Grades 8-12)

Teen Career Exploration Fair – Take 2

We’re having another one! Come to the Career Exploration Fair at the Oakville Public Library and sit down one-on-one with people from a variety of different professions. Learn how they got to where they are today! Complete details will be available here as participants and professions are confirmed.

Sat/Jun 7 1:00-4:30pm
Grades 8-12
Free/ Drop-In
Central Branch Auditorium

Registration now open for Teen Spring/Summer Programs!

There’s lots happening, so be sure to check our library guide for more details. For those programs that register via iris, be sure to have your iris information handy and click on the links below:

Teen Introduction to Animation: Mon., Jul. 7, Thu., Jul. 10, and Mon., Jul. 14 – 1-5pm. Course Code 196108 ($23.73/3 Classes)
In this three part workshop, participants will be introduced to character design and learn to produce the drawings necessary to then animate them digitally.
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.

Teen Photography Workshop: Thu., Jul. 17 and 24 – 1-4:15pm. Course Code 196111 ($15.82/2 Classes)
In this two part workshop, you will learn how to use your camera functions properly, how to light your images, and how to 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