Tween and Teen Programs Summer 2021

August 2021 Program Highlights

These are just some of the great programs you can join this July. Learn about more fun and educational programs by visiting our program calendar! Registration opens June 19, 2021 at 9:30am. 

Virtual Volunteer Workshops

Visit the Teen Volunteer Webpage for event-specific details. 

The Teen Advisory Group at Milton Public Library is the perfect opportunity for teens looking to complete their high school community service hours. All summer long, we'll be hosting online workshops aimed at helping you learn more about community development, diversity, inclusivity, and how to be an ally to members of your community. 

Minerals and More with the Pacific Museum of Earth

Wednesday August 5, 2021 | 11:00am | Zoom | Register for Minerals and More

Ages 12-14. Join us for a virtual trip to the museum. Your group will explore the basics of mineral identification using mineral properties such as streak, colour, crystal shape, hardness, and specific gravity. During this program, we’ll discuss how we use minerals in our everyday lives and explore the unique properties of common rock-forming minerals.

Extreme Weather with the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration

Wednesday August 11, 2021 | 6:30pm | Zoom | Register for Extreme Weather

Ages 11-14. Tornados! Hurricanes! Tsunamis! Learn all about extreme weather from the staff at the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration. Ask a meteorologist your weather questions and learn all about how and why extreme weather occurs.

More with Money by JA Central Ontario

Thursday August 12, 2021 | 1:30pm | Zoom | Register for More with Money

Ages 11-13. More than Money is offered by JA Central Ontario. This fun, interactive program teaches young learners about money management and introduces them to the concept of business strategy. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to think like an entrepreneur and develop financial literacy skills that they can apply to a simulated business.

Climate Action Kits

Wednesday August 18 & 25, 2021 | 6:00pm | Zoom | Register for Climate Action Kits

Ages 12-15. Interested in helping the environment? Join us as we learn about bees, 3D design a bee house, and then build and code our own automated bee counter! Participants will be able to borrow Climate Action Kits that include the necessary motors and electrical components, but participants will be required to gather the remaining supplies themselves (such as boxes, paper towel rolls, tape, etc.); a detailed list will be sent out prior to the start of the program. 

Put Pen to Paper Awards Reception

Wednesday August 25, 2021 | 7:00pm | Zoom

For participants of the Put Pen to Paper, Short Story Contest for Teens. This virtual event will feature an author talk from YA Author, Natasha Deen, as well as presentation of the awards. Family and friends welcome. The event will take place via Zoom and participants will receive the login information prior to the event.

Coding with Lynx

Thursday August 26, 2021 | 5:00pm | Zoom | Register for Coding with Lynx 

Ages 12-14. Lynx is a cloud-based programming environment for learners to create sophisticated projects. This text-based language supports computational thinking without the strict rules of other coding languages. Lynx is the perfect stepping stone between block-based coding and more complex coding languages!