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Teen Summer Reading

We've got books, eBooks, downloadable audiobooks and graphic novels from serious to hilarious, summer romance to zombie apocalypse. Whether you need a book for the beach or to pass the time at work, talk to your friendly neighbourhood librarian about finding a few titles that are just right for you.

Take a minute to rate what you've read and enter for a chance to win a prize! Visit any library location for details.

If you're bored, drop by the Victoria Avenue Library's Oakes Room Media Lab for a couple of hours of creativity with audio and video recording, photo editing, 3D printing and musical instruments. And remember to keep an eye out for some exciting new teen programs, coming Fall 2018.

Cupcake Wars

Choose any book and create a cupcake creation somehow inspired by or related to that book. Will have awards for the tastiest book-to-cupcake interpretation and the most daring cupcake. Materials supplied.
Ages 12-17 years.

Stamford Centre Library
Friday, July 13th, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration is required.

Secret Science of Ice Cream

Teens can make their own ice cream using various recipes, and can head to the sundae bar to enjoy their creations!
Ages 12-17 years. No registration required.

Victoria Avenue Library
Friday, July 27th, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Stamford Centre Library
Monday, July 30th, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Teen Paint Time

Take the opportunity to let your inner artist soar. Sign up for an hour of painting and learn some cool techniques as you go.
Ages: 13-17 years

Victoria Avenue Library
Saturday, August 18th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $3.00 Materials supplied.
Registration is required.

Bullet Journaling for Teens

Are you struggling to stay organized? Come and discover the art or bullet journaling. This is where mindfulness meets productivity with a dash of imagination. Please bring a notebook suitable for writing and a pen. Coloured markers and pencils will be provided along with stickers and other embellishments. 
Ages 13-18 years.

Stamford Centre Library
Saturday, July 21st, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Registration is required.

Dungeons & Dragons with The Frugal Dutchman

Join Christian from the Frugal Dutchman - a locally owned store in Ridgeway - and learn how to play Dungeons & Dragons. Beginners welcome!
Ages 12 years and up.

Tuesdays, May 29th - August 28th, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Victoria Avenue Library
Registration is required.

Exam Cram

Looking for a quiet space to study, or an area for a group cram session? need to take a Brain Break? The Victoria Avenue Library Teen Area has plenty of space and free Wi-Fi - perfect for studying. Bring snacks to fuel your mind. Sit by the pond and enjoy the water, hang out with the Therapy Tails dogs (Saturday at 2:00 p.m.), pick up a colouring page or hop into the media lab to play music and sing.

Victoria Avenue Library
June 20th through June 27th, during regular library hours.
No registration required.

YMCA Youth Job Search Drop-In Services

Looking for a job? YMCA Youth Job Employment Services can help! Visit us at the Library to learn about their services and get on-site résumé critiques, interview preparation information, program details and more.

Services are available at Community Centre, Stamford Centre and Chippawa Libraries by calling Nikki at 289-969-0506 to make an appointment.

Ages 15-29, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Victoria Avenue Library
Free. No registration required.
Check the Events Calendar for dates.

St. John Ambulance - Babysitting Basics

Developed by a team of child care professionals, trained babysitters, St. John Ambulance instructors and parents, this course teaches new babysitters the skills necessary to care for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. It emphasizes safety, dealing with emergencies and first aid basics.

Ages 11-15 years. $50.00 Register by calling St. John Ambulance at 905-356-7340. Space is limited.

Thursday, July 26th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Victoria Avenue Library