Teen Programs and Events

Spring 2019 +  March Break

Register in person or online using the links found at each program description. See you there! Registration for March Break programs opens Feb 26 at 9:30am.

Prism Book Club


Mar 5, Apr 9, May 14

Drop in anytime 4:00-5:30pm (NEW)

Main Library

Ages 13-18. Join us once a month for this LGBTQ+ drop-in. Talk about your favourite books, movies, and TV shows, check out our Rainbow Collection, make some buttons, hang out, and eat some snacks. LGBTQ+ youth and allies welcome. Drop-in, no registration required. 

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Creative Writing Club


Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2

Drop in anytime 4:00-5:30pm (NEW)

Main Library

Ages 11-17. Love to write? Bring your ideas to this drop-in program and work on your stories! Meet other young authors, practice your craft, share ideas, get feedback, and immerse yourself in the written word! Original stories and fanfiction welcome. Some laptops provided, please bring your own device.  Drop-in, no registration required. 

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LGBTQ+ Film Forum

Mar 1, 8, 22, 29

Apr 5, 12, 26

May 3, 10, 17

4:00-4:45pm, Main Library

Ages 13-17. Join LGBTQ+ Filmmaker/Actor/Facilitator, Tony Babcock, as he discusses his new web series, it’s complicated, and screens the 10 episodes chronicling the challenges of being an LGBTQ+ youth in high school. Discussion and activities to follow. Drop-in, no registration required. 

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Blackout Poetry

Thu Apr 25


Beaty Branch

Ages 9-13. Celebrate National Poetry Month by taking old book pages and turning them into poetic works of art! Drop-in any time during program hours, no registration required. 

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Storytelling with Ozobots

Tue May 28


Main Library

Ages 9-13. Blend storytelling and coding with these little robots. Write your own story, then learn how to code your Ozobot to act out the plot. Please register

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Put Pen to Paper Short Story Contest for Teens

Online submissions accepted

May 17 - July 19, 2019

Grades 6-12

MPL's annual short story writing contest is back! Visit www.mpl.on.ca/teens in May for contest details and to submit your entry.