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 Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer Teens Programs.

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Idea Room: a Teen Maker Event

Come one, come all to the idea room where possibilities are endless. You just need to bring your creativity and inner maker. Drop in once a month at branches throughout the system where activities include: making your own 3d printed creations, creating digital music with fruit and many, many more surprises. Come connect, collaborate, and share!

Age: 13Y – 18Y
Cost: $5/Drop-in/Pay at the door

Woodside Branch                   Wednesday, February 18th, 2015        3:00-5:00pm
White Oaks Branch                Thursday, March 12th, 2015                 3:00-5:00pm


Teen Book Club 2014-15

Seven incredible titles to read and, once again, there will be NO THEME! That’s right! Teen Advisory Group and previous Book Club members have created an incredible list of their favourites. We will be reading Fantasy, Science Fiction, Vampire, Dystopia, Mystery – a little bit of everything for everyone!

More information please visit Teen Book Club 2014-15 or to register email Justine, Teen Services Librarian at TeenLibrarian@oakville.ca

Be Job Ready for Teens

Be ready to apply to volunteer opportunities, part-time and summer jobs by attending this workshop. You’ll learn how to create a resume, cover letter and get great interview tips from the pros!

Grades: 8-12

Thursday, February 26th 6:00-8:30pm

Central Branch Auditorium

FREE/1 class

Register with Justine, Teen Services Librarian at TeenLibrarian@oakville.ca or by telephone 905-815-2042 x5903
Please provide participant’s name, current grade, email address & telephone number.

This workshop is presented in partnership with Sheridan and Employment Ontario.

Steps to College and University

The Newcomer Information Centre will be offering an information session to high school students including newcomer teens to learn more about:
Choosing a college or university
Financing post secondary education
How to apply to post-secondary institutions
Campus life
Your future as a post-secondary student!

Grades: 9-12

Saturday, March 7th 1:00pm-4:00pm

Central Branch Auditorium

Free to register! Please contact nicyouth@tcet.com to sign up.

Teen Leadership and Communication

How can you speak confidently as an adult? Start when you’re young! Here you will learn to create better habits and apply techniques that will support a more confident and enjoyable approach to public speaking and self-expression in general. Using methods from many disciplines in this highly interactive setting will assist you in retaining, building on and applying your learning well into adulthood. This series is taught by Bradd Morgan, a trained facilitator and coach who has led personal development and communication courses over the last 15 years.
Ages: 13Y-18Y
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Central Branch
$56/7 Classes
Register through IRIS using course code 206851

Teen SAT Prep Session

Are you considering university in the US? This student-led session will take participants through the various sections of the SAT Reasoning Test while providing tips and general information. Two sections of a practice test will follow as well as a draw for some helpful study aids!

Grades 9-12
Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Iroquois Ridge Branch

This is a drop in session with 30 spaces only. To secure a spot early, email TeenLibrarian@oakville.ca

Unplugged Coffee House – A Night of Music & Poetry

Come take the stage, observe from the sidelines, or just join us to sip on a warm drink while we celebrate poetry month this year. There will be a competitive poetry slam and unplugged musical acts that explore the link between poetry and music.

Ages: 14Y-18Y
Thursday, April 16th, 2015 from 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: Free/Drop-In
Central Branch Auditorium

All musical acts, poets & poetry teams must register through TeenLibrarian@oakville.ca by April 1st, 2015.

No video recording without the permission of the artist
Maximum of two entries per individual
Age of artist must be 14Y-18Y
Must be a resident of Oakville
Teams/Bands are allowed and encouraged!

Poetry Slam
1. Poems must be completely original and written by at least one of the speakers or authorized by the poet themselves
2. Costumes and props allowed
3. Maximum of 3 minutes per poem
4. In case of a tie, there will be a tiebreaker round
5. All styles are welcomed and encouraged (ie. monologues, poetry etc.)
6. Reading from a page is allowed, memorization not required
7. Be respectful of other acts

1. All instruments must be provided by performer and must be unplugged (Acceptable instruments include any of the following : keyboard, percussion, woodwind, brass, strings)
2. Maximum of 5 minutes per piece
3. Pieces can be original or covers
4. In case of a tie, there will be a tiebreaker round
5. All musical genres are acceptable (acapella, classical, rap, country, folk etc.)
6. Be respectful of other acts

Judging Criteria:
Engaging performance
Overall performance

Comic Countdown

Visit us to print a comic book character using our 3d printer, explore some vintage and not so vintage game consoles, and create your own fan button. You will even have the opportunity to test your comic book knowledge with our first ever comic book trivia contest. Winner takes home a one-of-a- kind trophy!

Ages: 12Y-18Y
Saturday, April 25th, 2015 from 3:00pm-4:30pm
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Central Branch Auditorium