Teen Programs and Events

Spring 2020

Whether you're interested in coding, environmentalism, getting a summer job, or writing, we've got a program for you. Click on the different tabs below to check out all the cool things we've got happening this spring. Click on the links to register (where applicable).


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Program

Age

Date/Time

Place

Super Saturdays @ Sherwood

Waiting for your hockey game to start, or for a sibling to finish? Drop by the library on Saturday afternoons for gaming on the big screen, tech toys, scavenger hunts, and more. Each Saturday will be different.  

*Program is drop-in until further notice*

9-16

Saturdays 

Feb 22 - May 30

12:30-3:30pm

Sherwood

Artability Showcase

Join us for a special exhibit dhowcasing written, visual, and performance art by Milton's neurodiverse community. The event will feature the artwork of Aidan Lee, as he presents his work "Acceptance: We're All Part of the Rainbow."

Opening event includes a performance by Danceability.

All Ages

Exhibition runs April 3-9

Opening remarks and performance on Sat Apr 4 at 2:00pm

Main

Makey Makey Orchestra

Make an instrument using basic coding, Makey Makey hardware setup, and a little cardboard. A fun project for beginners. Please register by visiting our program calendar

9-12

 Thu Apr 16

6:00-7:15pm

Beaty

Community Volunteer Fair

Join us for a volunteer fair featuring local community partners. Find unique opportunities to give back to your community, or earn hours for your high school diploma. Drop-in.

14 +

Sat Apr 18

11:00am-3:00pm

Sherwood Community Centre

Youth Week: After-Hours Movie Night

May 1-7 marks a week of free events for youth, by youth. Join MPL, the Town of Milton, and other community sponsors for cool events in your area, including an after-hours movie night with pizza and popcorn at the library. 

 11-18

Sat May 2

6:30-9:00pm

Main

Program

Age

Day/Time

Place

Start Your Own Summer Company Info Night

The Summer Company Program (hosted by the Halton Region Small Business Center) provides hands-on business training and mentoring, with awards to help students start and run their own summer business. Visit here for more info. Please register by visiting our program calendar.

15-19

Tue Apr 7

7:00-8:00pm

Main

Youth Job Connection

This program, hosted by VPI Working Solutions, offers paid pre-employment workshop and paid job placements. It aims to equip youth with the skills they need to secure long-term and meaningful careers. 

Program runs Thursdays, May 7-28, with week 2 (May 14) and week 3 (May 21) focusing on resumes and interviews (for which other members of the public may also participate)

Must be in school, and not currently employed. To participate, email    info@vpi-inc.com or call 905-873-9816  

15-18

Thursdays

May 7-28

6:30-8:00pm

Main

Resumes 101

This course walks you through creating a compelling resume, and when it's finished, you'll have the skills you need to get your resume the attention it deserves. Hosted by VPI Working Solutions. Please register by visiting our program calendar.

 14-29

Thu May 14

6:30-8:00pm

Main

Interviews 101

Learn how to prepare for an interview, handle stressful  or surprising questions, stay focused, and impress potential employers. Hosted by VPI Working Solution. Please register by visiting out program calendar

14-29

Thu May 21

6:30-8:00pm

Main

Program

Age

Date/Time

Place

Halton Youth Disability Advisory Council Meetings

HYDAC is a group of young people of all abilities. We believe that we can make a difference in our communities and in Halton Region. A partnership with ProjectAutism. To join us, please visit: 

https://www.projectautismcanada.com 

14-29

 Thursdays

Mar 5, Apr 2,  May 7

7:00-8:00pm

Beaty

Harry Potter Alliance Chapter Meetings

The Harry Potter Alliance turns fans into heroes by creating a safe space for activism  and advocacy. Join this environmental club, which will use Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as the basis for creating change. Drop-in. 

9-17

Wednesdays

Feb 19-Apr 15

6:30-7:30

*No meeting on Mar 18*

Main

Pflag Halton Meet Up

Peer-to-peer support for those struggling with sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Join for support, education, and advocacy. For more information, please email haltonon@pflagcanada.ca 

 All ages

First Thursday of each month

Mar 5, Apr 2,  May 7

7:00-8:00pm

Main

Girls Who Code

Join us for 9 weeks of coding with Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology by teaching girls computer science. Please register by visiting our program calendar.

12-16

Wednesdays

Apr 8-May 27

5:00-6:00pm

Main

Program

Age

Date/Time

Place

Put Pen to Paper Short Story Contest for Teens

MPL's annual short story writing contest is back! Visit the website in May for contest details.

Grades  6-12 Submissions Accepted May 2-July 11, 2020

Online

Put Pen to Paper Writers' Workshop with Vikki VanSickle

Want to get writing but don't know where to start? Join us for a workshop with a Red Maple author, and learn how to Put Pen to Paper. Room will be left open for creative writing time after the workshop. Please register by visiting our program calendar.

Grades  6-12

 Sat May 16

1:00-2:00pm

*Open writing space 2:00-3:30pm*

Sherwood