Tween and Teen Programs Spring 2021

May 2021

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Youth Week: Seven Days of YA

May 1-7 | Instagram @miltonpubliclibrary 

It's National Youth Week, and to celebrate we're giving away a book every day from May 1-7. To enter, visit our Instagram stories and submit your answer to the day's book cover quiz. Each day, we'll select one lucky participant, at random, to win the book we're trying to get you to guess!

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May the Fourth: Mandalorian Trivia Night

May 4, 2021| 7:00pm | Zoom | Register for May the Fourth Trivia Night

Fun for All Ages. Join us for family trivia night, featuring all things Mandalorian and everyone's favorite, Baby Yoda. The program will take place using Zoom and Kahoot Trivia (a second device is required). May the Fourth be with you!

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I Can Environment Club with Project Autism

Fridays May 7-21, 2021 | 11:00am | Zoom | Register for I CAN Environment Club

The “I Can” Initiative by Project Autism is designed to increase social interaction, learning and development for neurodiverse children and youth. Programs are designed to inspire creativity, curiosity and encourage hidden talents with a variety of fun, interactive classes. Join us for a 3-week environment-themed I CAN club, with guest speakers from Conservation Halton and the Halton Environmental Network. Learn about Species-at-Risk, Pollinators, and more!

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100 Books Before Graduation Launch

Grades 9-12 | New Reading challenge launches May 10, 2021 on the Beanstack Tracker App!

There’s no doubt about it: High School is a super busy and stressful time. Reading for fun can be a great way to build academic and social skills, and can even help improve mental health by allowing you to slow down and recharge. Our new reading challenge, 100 Books Before Graduation will help you track your reading. Read anything you like, and at your own pace. To sign up, download the Beanstack Tracker App to your device, or visit to use the web version. 

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Teen Job Prep Series: Interview Tips and Tricks

May 12, 2021 | 6:30pm | Zoom | Register for Interview Tips and Tricks

New to interviews? Learn how to answer questions, make a great impression, and have an effective interview experience. We'll be covering things you can do before, during, and after your interview to help you land that next job! Hosted by the Center for Skills and Development.

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Gap Years 101: What Your Need to Know in Covid-Times

May 13, 2021 | 6:30pm | Zoom | Register for Gap Years 101

Gap Years are on the rise.  Students are feeling burnt out, avoiding more online schooling, exploring new career options and looking for alternatives after graduation that will help them to feel excited about life again.  Delaying (not cancelling) entry into post-secondary is a great tool you can use to get back to your best self.  Come learn how to plan a purposeful gap year and the risks & rewards of taking this intentional time. Presented by the Canadian Gap Year Association.

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Improv Storytelling

May 15, 2021 | 1:00pm | Zoom | Register for Improv Storytelling

Ages 10-12. Join us for this collaborative storytelling program where anything can happen! Work together to create some great tales, and learn the ins and outs of improv through storytelling.

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Put Pen to Paper Short Story Contest for Teens

Online Submissions to be accepted from May 19 to July 19, 2021.

Our annual short story contest is back for another year of great story writing! Check back for details on how and where to submit your story, for contest rules, and for tips on getting your story in top shape!