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 Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter Teens Programs.

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Teen Photography Contest

For the fourth year, we’re holding our Teen Photography Contest! We will be accepting digital photographs from students in grades 7-12 in a variety of categories.

Contest: opens on Saturday, July 2nd, 2017 and closes Labour Day, Monday September 4th, 2017 at 11:59pm.

All details including contest rules can be found here. Entries will be judged by a panel of award-winning photographers.

To enter the contest please click here!


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 yur design for pick-up at a later date.
Ages: 12-18Y
Cost: $8/1 class

Monday, March 6th from 6:30pm-8:00pm Course Code: 220291

Central Branch
Monday, April 3rd from 6:30pm-8:00pm Course Code: 225643

Monday, July 10th from 6:00pm-7:30pm Course Code : 225693

Iroquois Ridge Branch
Monday, August 21st from 6:00pm-7:30pm Course Code: 225694

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
Ages: 12-18Y
Cost: $8/1 class

Central Branch
Wednesday, April 26th from 6:30pm-8:00pm Course Code: 225685
Thursday, July 27th from 6:00pm-7:30pm Course Code: 225724

Iroquois Ridge Branch
Wednesday, August 23rd from 6:00pm-7:30pm Course Code: 225723

Digital Discovery with the Teen Tech Team

Drop by the Training Lab at Central Branch Library from 3:00pm – 5:00pm and receive tech coaching from members of our Teen Tech Team.

Summer Session Dates:
Wednesday, July 5th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th
Wednesday, August 2nd, August 9th, August 16th, August 23rd

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Central Branch
Cost: Free
Ages: All ages

Teen Introduction to Animation

Please note that the Teen Introduction to Animation program has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In this three part workshop, participants will be introduced to character design and learn to produce the drawings necessary to then animate as a digital flip book in the third class. Instructor Enzo Avolio is a professor of Animation and Character Design at Sheridan College with studio production credits for both Warner Bros. and Disney.

Age: 14-18Y
Monday, July 24th – Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 from 12:30pm-4:30pm
Central Branch, Auditorium
$24/3 Classes
Register through IRIS using course code 225725

Meet the Maker with Austin McNeil

Come watch local maker Austin McNeil in the Creation Zone as he works on his newest project – “The Weather Station.”

3D Design
Tuesday, July 25
4:30pm – 8:00pm

3D Printing & Raspberry Pi Zero Coding
Wednesday, July 26
11:00am – 3:00pm

3D Printing
Thursday, July 27
1:00pm – 5:00pm

3D Printing
Friday, July 28
10:30am – 2:00pm

Final Assembly
Saturday, July 29
1:00pm – 4:00pm

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

Creation Zone Youth Open Studio

Explore our new Creation Zone at the Iroquois Ridge Branch by attending our awesome drop-in Open Studio sessions.

Explore building materials and take on a challenge!

  • Tuesday, July 25 / 5:30pm – 8:00pm

VR Headsets
Come explore Virtual Reality by trying out our new VR headsets! A smart phone and ability to download apps are required.

  • Tuesday, August 1 / 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday, August 4 / 10:30am – 2:00pm
  • Saturday, August 5 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Come to learn and play with robotics.

  • Tuesday, August 8 / 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday, August 11 / 10:30am – 2:00pm

iPads and OSMO
Watch your colouring page come to life and play some games with an iPad.

  • Tuesday, August 15 / 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday, August 18 / 10:30am – 2:00pm
  • Saturday, August 19 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Shadow Art
Get creative with this fun and engaging Shadow Art activity.

  • Tuesday, August 22 / 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday, August 25 / 10:30am – 2:00pm

Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Ages: 5Y and up

Ask the Blue Shirt Expert

Get hands-on and learn about the latest trends in technology from the experts at this new 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:
  • Toys – Tuesday, August 1
  • Gaming – Tuesday, September 5
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality – Tuesday, October 4
  • 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