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

Teen Financial Literacy Workshop

This workshop will show you how to budget, finance your education, understand credit and credit ratings. You will also learn some basic investing tips and strategies that will help you plan for your future, while still balancing wants with needs. After 20 years on Bay St. working in a trading room, instructor Dave Pearson switched careers and began teaching high school business and economics.

Age: 14-18Y
Saturday, May 27th from 1:00pm-4:30pm
Central Branch, Auditorium
FREE/1 class
Register through IRIS using course code 225684

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

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

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: May 29, Jun 12, 19, 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

2017 SAT Teen Workshop

Are you considering university in the US? This session run by College Preparation International will present an overview of the SAT exam as well as introduce strategies to prepare to take this exam.

Ages: 14-18Y
Saturday, June 3rd from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Central Branch, Auditorium

Register through IRIS using course code 225779