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 Teens Programs.

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Creation Zone Open Studios

Stop by the Iroquois Ridge Creation Zone every other Wednesday* for a fun and interactive Open Studio session!

Every Other Wednesday*
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Ages: All Ages

Newcomer Youth Tutoring

Free one-on-one tutoring for newcomer youth between 11-19 years old (grades 6-12). Volunteer tutors help students complete homework assignments and assist with essay writing. Subject-specific tutoring (e.g. math, science) is also offered.

  • Thursdays, January 10 – March 7
  • Thursdays, March 21 – June 13

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Age: 11Y-19Y

To register call Halton Multicultural Council Connections at 905-464-5778.

Summer Job Search

Join Employment Halton to learn about job search strategies, such as using the hidden job market, social media, networking, cold calling, and informational interviews. We will also look at identifying relevant sources of job leads and how to further research companies, positions, and contacts.

Tuesday, April 23
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Age: 14Y-18Y
Course Code: 245217

iMovie Video Editing on iPad Pro

In this workshop we will go over basic video editing and training fundamentals for iMovie on the iPad Pro. iPad Pro and sample media will be provided for this workshop.

Thursday, May 2
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $8
Age: 16Y+
Course Code: 245177

May the 4th

Drop by the library for Star Wars themed activities for Jedi masters of all ages.

Saturday, May 4
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Teen Financial Literacy

In this workshop, retired HDSB business teacher Al Samasa will show you how to budget, finance your education, and 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 and needs.

Saturday, May 11
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: Free
Age: 14Y-18Y
Course Code: 245220

Tech Under 20 – How to Find a Summer Job in Marketing

In this TU20 session you’ll learn how to find a summer marketing job as a high school student.

Saturday, May 11
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: 12Y-18Y

Networking for Teens

Networking is an essential part of an effective job search and you probably already have a larger network of contacts than you think. Come to this interactive workshop to learn tips from Employment Halton on how to network effectively in both one-on-one and group settings.

Tuesday, May 14
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: Free
Age: 14Y-18Y
Course Code: 245183

Capture, Edit, Print – Photography Workshop

In this three-part workshop series, participants will learn the necessary skill sets to produce well composed and well edited photographs. This is a great series for those who are interested in the Teen Photography Contest.

Wednesday, May 15
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $24/3 classes
Age: 12Y-18Y
Course Code: 245162

Photography with your Phone

Maximize your cell phone camera to take quality photos using apps and other camera settings.

Thursday, May 16
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $8
Age: 16Y+
Course Code: 245198

*Please bring your own device.

Tech Under 20 – Find a Summer Graphic Design Job

In this TU20 session you’ll learn how to find a summer Graphic Design job as a high school student.

Saturday, June 1
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: 12Y-18Y

Photography 101 Workshop

Learn the necessary skills to produce well-composed and well-edited photographs. On our last workshop date, we will hold a Photography Critique.

Thursday, June 6
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $24/3 classes
Age: 16Y+
Course Code: 245197

Tech Under 20 – How to Start a Summer Business

In this TU20 session you’ll learn how to start a summer business as a high school student.

Saturday, June 8
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: 12Y-18Y

Teen Introduction to Animation

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

Tuesday, June 25
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: $24/3 Classes
Age: 12Y-18Y
Course Code: 245221

Two-Hour Tinker

Check out our new Two-Hour Tinker Loanable Tech Toys:

Visit Iroquois branch of Oakville Public Library to explore new technologies and creation. With your FREE library card you can sign out and play with a Code-A-Pillar, Ozobot, Cubelets, Snap Circuits and much more. The length of sign out is two-hours with most of the tech toys to be used in the Creation Zone at the Branch.

Where: Iroquois Ridge Branch, 1051 Glenashton Dr., Oakville, L6H 6Z4

When: During library hours

 

Teen Photography Contest

We are excited to host the 6th annual Teen Photogrpahy Contest! We’re changing the format this year, and will be accepting submissions on Instagram and email!

Monday, July 2- Contest opens
Monday, September 2- Contest closes at 11:59 p.m.
All Branches
Cost: Free
Age: 12Y-18Y

All details including contest rules will be announced at opl.on.ca/blog/teen by June 14th, 2019. You can submit your photo on Instagram using #TeenPhotoOPL19. Don’t have an Instagram account? Email oplprograms@oakville.ca

Teen Film Festival

In this four-part workshop series, participants will learn the necessary steps to produce a short film from concept to the screen. At our last session, friends and family can join us as we hold a Teen Film Festival to showcase the works made during our program.

  • Thursday, July 11
  • Thursday, July 25
  • Thursday, August 8
  • Thursday, August 22

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free/4 classes
Age: 12Y-18Y
Course Code: 245286

This program happens every 2 weeks.

Cupcake Wars

Just like a TV food competition, you will square off against others to see who can design the most accurate representation of a theme!  Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate cupcake master?

Wednesday, August 21
6pm-8pm
Nottinghill Youth Centre Kitchen
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Age: 12Y-16Y

Teen Craft Night

BYOP – bring your own project! Join us for an evening of crafting, socializing, and fun. Bring a craft project you’re currently working on, and hang out with other crafters. Share your projects, learn from friends, or start something new!

Iroquois Ridge
Tuesday February 26
6:00-8:00pm
Ages 12Y-17Y
Free/Drop-In


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