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:
  • Wearables – Tuesday, May 2
  • Drones – Tuesday, June 6
  • 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 4-6pm and receive tech coaching from members of our Teen Tech Team.

SUMMER Session Dates from 3pm-5pm:
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

Teen Book Club & Information Night 2016-17

Sponsored by the Friends of the Oakville Public Library, 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.

Teen Book Club Information Night
Central Branch Auditorium
Wednesday, October 12th 7:15pm-8:15pm
Grades: 9-12
Cost: Free/8 Classes

Register by email to Justine, Teen Services Librarian at TeenLibrarian@oakville.ca

Monthly Teen Book Club Meetings held at Central Branch in Boardroom, from 7:15pm-8:15pm
Meeting Dates 2nd Wednesday of the month: Nov 9, Dec 14, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10

Newcomer Youth Tutoring

Free one-on-one tutoring for newcomer youth between 13-18 years old (grades 9-12). Volunteer tutors help students complete homework assignments and assist with essay writing. Subject-specific tutoring (e.g. math, science) is also offered.

Tuesdays 5:15-6:45 p.m.
February 7-March 7; March 21-June 13, 2017
Glen Abbey Branch

Age: 13-18

To register call HMC Connections at 905-842-2486 ext. 239

Summer Job Searching Workshop for Teens

Learn strategies for looking for summer employment including where to look, who to connect with and some of the amazing community organizations and opportunities out there for teens. Presented by Employment Halton, this workshop will also provide valuable tips on preparing a top notch cover letter and resume.

Ages: 14-18Y
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Central Branch Library Auditorium
Register through IRIS using course code 220350

Youth Job Link – Information Session

Join us for a presentation from The Centre for Skills Development and Training on their Youth Job Link program. Learn about how this program, designed to help youth, can assist with your job search. If you are looking for a summer job or part-time job through the school year, stop by and hear from their Youth Specialist about the services they can provide.

Ages: 14-18Y
Thursday, March 30th from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Central Branch Library, Auditorium
Free/Drop In

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