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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.

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.

Fanfic Club

Write your own stories featuring characters from your favourite books, comics, movies and TV shows. From Stranger Things to harry Styles, there's fanfic for pretty much everything. Angst, fluff - whatever your preferred flavour, come connect with fellow fanfic writers, seasoned and beginner alike.
Ages 12-18 years.

Victoria Avenue Library
Thursdays, October 4th and November 1st
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
No registration required.

Amazing Race

Race around the library! Complete challenges. Solve puzzles. Register on your own or team up with your friends.
Ages: 12-18 years

Victoria Avenue Library
Wednesday, October 3rd, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Community Centre Library
Wednesday, October 10th, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Registration is required.

Getting Started With Pro Tools

Love music? Want to make your own? Join us in the Oakes Room Media Lab and get familiar with the basics of Pro Tools|First, a lite version of the industry standard recording software. Learn how to create a session, record, edit, and process audio, wnd work with MIDI virtual instruments to make your own music.
Ages 13-18

Victoria Avenue Library
Saturday, October 20th
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.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, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Victoria Avenue Library
Registration is 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.

Victoria Avenue Library
Saturday, October 6th
Friday, November 16th
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.