Teen Programs/Events

Teen programs by category:

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 Teens Programs.

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Newcomer Youth Tutoring

Free one-on-one tutoring for newcomer youth between 13-18 years old (grades 8-12). Volunteer tutors help students complete homework assignments and assist with essay writing. Subject-specific tutoring (e.g. math, science) is also offered.
 
Wednesdays from September 13 – December 10, and again from January 10 – March 7
4:30pm – 6:30pm
Glen Abbey Branch
Age: 13-18Y
Cost: Free
 
To register, call HMC Connections at 905-842-2486 ext. 248.

Teen Book Club and Information Night

The Teen Book Club will be reading eight incredible titles, voted on by YOU the reader at the Teen Book Club Information Night. Books will be provided for borrowing.
 
Book Club Meeting Dates:
Second Tuesday of every month starting on Wednesday, November 8 until Wednesday, May 9, 2018
7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Central Branch
Grades: 9-12
Cost: Free
Teen Book Club Information Night
Wednesday, October 11
7:15pm – 8:15pm
Central Branch, Auditorium
Grades: 9-12
Cost: Free
 
To register for Teen Book Club, please email TeenLibrarian@oakville.ca with your name and grade.

Intro to 3D Printing for Teens

These hands-on classes will introduce you to beginner concepts of 3D printing technology and design. We will print your design for pick-up at a later date.

Central Branch Dates:

  • Monday, October 16
    Register through IRIS using course code 230192.

Iroquois Ridge Branch Dates:

  • Monday December 4
    Register through IRIS using course code 230193
  • Monday, February 12, 2018
    Register through IRIS using course code 230265
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Age: 12-18Y
Cost: $8/1 class

Teen 3D Design

Learn to design simple 3D objects from scratch in this hands-on workshop. All objects designed will be printed for pick-up at a later date.

Prerequisite: Intro to 3D printing for Teens

Central Branch Date:

  • Monday, November 27
    Register through IRIS using course code 230218.

Iroquois Ridge Branch Dates:

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
    Register through IRIS using course code 230274
  • Monday, March 5, 2018
    Register through IRIS using course code 230275

6:30pm – 8:00pm
Ages: 12-18
Cost: $8/1 class

Tech Under Twenty Presentations

Drop in for exciting presentations from local technologically and business minded youth. This is offered in collaboration with Silicon Halton and Tech Under Twenty.

Understanding Smart Cities
Saturday, December 16
2:00pm – 2:45 pm

Thinking Like a Startup
Saturday, January 13
2:00pm – 2:45 pm

Creating a Business Plan
Saturday, February 3
2:00pm – 2:45 pm

Delivering a Great Pitch
Saturday, February 24th
2:00pm – 2:45 pm

Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone 
Age: All Ages
Cost: Free/Drop-in

Ask the Blue Shirt Expert

Get hands-on and learn about the latest trends in technology from the experts at this interactive information series, in partnership with Best Buy Canada.
 
Best Buy’s Blue Shirt Experts will bring along their top-selling gadgets for you to test and experiment with. Come explore your techie side and join in on the fun!
 
Upcoming topics:
  • Smart Home Gadgets – Tuesday, January 9, 2018
  • Drones – Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • VR & Wearable Tech – Tuesday, March 6, 2018
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Iroquois Ridge Branch – Creation Zone
Cost: Free – Drop-in
Ages: All ages

Photography with your Phone

Maximize your cell phone camera to take quality photos using apps and other camera settings. Please bring your own device.

Saturday, January 13
10:30am – 12:00pm
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Age: 16Y and up
Cost: $8*

*Register through Iris using course code: 230264

Own Your Education: Succeed at University

You’re about to finish high school. Next stop: post-secondary education. This new journey will be exciting for some, nerve-wracking for others, and a blend of both for most. You can overcome your nerves and thrive if you stop, think and plan. At this session, you will learn what your priorities should be when you begin your post-secondary education to set you on the right path for a successful four years.
 
Thursday, January 18, 2018
6:30pm-8:00pm
Central Branch
Ages: 14-18Y
Cost: Free

Register through IRIS using course code 230256.

Job Search, Interviews and Networking

Summer job searching can be very competitive so why not start early? Employment Halton will provide tips on your search, the interview process, and networking.
 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
6:30pm-8:00pm
Central Branch
Ages: 14-18
Cost: Free
 
Register through IRIS using course code 230251.

Keep Your Selfie Safe: Online Safety Tips

Please join us for an evening discussion with the Public Educator from Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services about the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media. We’ll talk about how you can have fun while still keeping yourself and those in your social network safe.
 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7:00pm-8:00pm
Central Branch
Ages: 12-18
Cost: Free

Register through IRIS using course code 230277.

Love My OPL: Into to Digital Library Resources

Did you know the library has downloadable movies, music, and more? We also have databases providing you with health, business, and consumer information. Make the best out of your FREE library card by joining us for this hands on session and learn about what your library has to offer.

Wednesday, February 7
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Age: 16Y and up
Cost: Free*

*Register through Iris using course code: 230302

Learning Word with Lynda.com

Join us for a hands on tutorial on the basics of Microsoft Word and how to use Lynda.com resources to support learning.

Sunday, February 11
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Central Branch
Age: 16Y and up
Cost: Free*

*Register through Iris using course code: 230253

Film in Motion

Explore the impact of using devices such as drones and GoPros when taking video

Thursday, February 15
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Age: 16Y and up
Cost: $8*

*Register through Iris using course code: 230242

Advanced Audio Coding for Teens

Please note that the Advanced Audio Programming for Teens program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

This program is aimed at students who have taken the Audio Coding program previously or have a basic knowledge of coding. Tony will show you some more advanced techniques in audio using the skills that you have previously developed.
 
Monday, February 26, 2018
6:30pm-8:00pm
Central Branch
Ages: 14-18
Cost: $8/1 class

 

Learning Excel with Lynda.com

Join us for a hands-on tutorial on the basics of Microsoft Excel and how to use Lynda.com resources to support learning.

Sunday, March 11
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Central Branch
Age: 16Y and up
Cost: Free*

*Register through Iris using course code: 230252


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