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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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:
  • DSLRs and Go Pros – Tuesday, July 4
  • Toys – Tuesday, August 1
  • Gaming – Tuesday, September 5
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Glen Abbey Branch
Age: All ages
Cost: Free – Drop-in

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 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm:
Wednesday, July 5th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th
Wednesday, August 2nd, August 9th, August 16th, August 23rd

Central Branch


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

Get Help Finding Volunteer Opportunities

We have partnered with Volunteer Halton to help our customers find volunteer opportunities in their communities.

Whether it is for high school students looking to fill their 40 hours, seniors looking to make connections in the community, or anyone else looking to volunteer their time to local organizations, volunteering is a great way to participate in your community, help local organizations, and gain a rewarding experience while gaining useful and marketable skills.

Drop into our Glen Abbey Branch every second Monday, starting September 19th from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm, and receive one-on-one personalized help finding the right volunteer experience for you, with a representative of Volunteer Halton.

Intended for: All Ages
When: Some Mondays, 3-6 pm: Jun 19 and 26
Where: Glen Abbey Branch
Cost: Free

No registration required. This is a drop in program, first come first served.

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

Teen Introduction to Animation

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

Animate Your Own Character!

Celebrate character design and animation by bringing your characters together in a short animated group film. Students will learn to design their own characters, then learn the basic principles of animation. They will see their characters come to life and then come together with the other characters, creating a short animated film.

Age: 14-18Y
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 from 10:30am-4:30pm
Central Branch Library
$8/1 class
Register through IRIS using course code 225690

Find Your Voice: Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to lift your words off the page and bring readers into your fictional world. Through discussions and exercises with TD Canada Children’s Book Week Author, Shelly Sanders, you will hone your writing skills and discover the importance of showing rather than telling your story. Shelly Sanders is the author of the award-winning Rachel Trilogy.

Ages: 14-18Y
Saturday, August 26th, 2017 from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Glen Abbey Branch
$8/1 class
Register through IRIS using course code 225691