Tween and Teen Programs Spring 2021

April 2021

Word poetry spelled out in wooden letters

Take and Make: Blackout Poetry

April 9, 2021 | Pickup at Main Library | Register for Blackout Poetry

Ages 10-17. Blackout poetry is a form of poetry that can be created using texts from old books. You blackout the portions of the text to make certain words or phrases stand out, creating a unique poem of your own! Please note there is no Zoom program associated with this event. Limit of one kit per registration. Participants will be emailed pick-up instructions the week of the program.


Small vibrating robot made from the head of a toothbrush and battery pack

Take and Make: Bristlebots

April 10, 2021 | Pickup at Beaty Branch |  Register for Take and Make: Bristlebots

Ages 10-13. Create your own zippy bot in minutes with this fun-filled electronics kit! Bristlebots are a fun way to learn about basic engineering, motor, circuits, and principles of balance. Please note there is no Zoom program associated with this event. Limit of one kit per registration. Participants will be emailed pick-up instructions the week of the program.

Barn Owl

Species at Risk with Conservation Halton

April 13, 2021 | 1:00pm | Zoom | Register for Species at Risk

Ages 11-13. Visit “screen to beak” with several of Mountsberg’s live birds of prey as we explore the issues surrounding Ontario’s species at risk. We will discover what it means to be "at-risk" and what students can do to help at-risk species in their own neighbourhood. Hosted in partnership with Conservation Halton.

Close up of Tyrannosaurus Rex skull

Dinosaurs in Canada with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum

April 14, 2021 | 11:30am | Zoom | Register for Dinosaurs in Canada

Ages 11-14. Join staff from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum for a discussion on Dinos in Canada. Learn about Scotty the T-Rex (the world's largest T-Rex), excavations tools and techniques, and have a chance to ask questions.


Scientists in School: Go With The Flow

April 15, 2021 | 1:00pm | Microsoft Teams | Register for Go With The Flow

Ages 11-13. Explore fluids and their properties! Build a colourful but salty density column. Find a boat while exploring buoyancy. Compare viscosities while racing liquids. Discover the difference between gases and liquids under pressure. Science kits are mandatory for participation and must be picked up at Beaty Branch prior to April 15. Registrants will receive an email with pick-up information when the kits are ready. You will receive ONE kit per registration.

LED Nametag

Take and Make: LED Nametags

April 17, 2021 | Pickup at Beaty Branch | Register for LED Nametags

Ages 11-16. Create your own light up name badge in minutes. This simple activity teaches kids about optics, circuits, and art.  Please note there is no Zoom program associated with this event. Participants must be available to pick up kit from April 17, 19-20 at Beaty Branch. Limit of one kit per registration. Participants will be emailed pick-up instructions the week of the program. 

Single Words on papers, scattered on table

Worlds of Words: Writing for Resilience (and Fun!)

April 18, 2021 | 1:00pm | Zoom | Register for Worlds of Words

Grades 8-12. This creative writing workshop is designed to help participants write their own personal stories of the past year, reflect on the positives, and document their triumphs, no matter how big or small.We'll use short, simple guided writes to get your pen moving and feel the power of your own words. Everyone will have a chance to do some writing and a few people can opt to share what they’ve written and receive some positive feedback in this session. Led by Firefly Creative Writing.

tablet with words small business

Teen Job Prep Series: Be Your Own Boss

April 21, 2021 | 6:00pm | Zoom | Register for Be Your Own Boss

The Summer Company program is a provincial program that helps enterprising students between the ages of 15 and 29 start and run their own summer business. The Halton Region Small Business Centre coordinates the program locally and delivers it with the support of experienced business advisors from the community. Join us for an information session and get the inside scoop on applications and being your own boss this summer. 

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Teen Job Prep Series: Resume Writing

April 28, 2021 | 6:30pm | Zoom | Register for Resume Writing

New to job searching? Need help putting together a resume? Join us for an introductory workshop where you'll learn the basics of putting together a great resume. Learn about important content to include, get formatting tips, learn how to beat online resume scanning software, and how to make a great first impression with your resume. Hosted by The Centre for Skills and Development.

May 2021

Group of teens laughing and smiling

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!

Mandalorian and Baby Yoda

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!

Butterfly on a yellow flower, in field of yellow flowers

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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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.

Teenaged girl in the stacks of a library

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.

Three youth sitting crossed legged on floor in front of bookshelf

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.

type writer with words Chapter One on page

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!