Winter/Spring Programs & Events

All programs will be held at the Main Library unless otherwise noted. Programs are for ages 11-18. Register at the Info desk, call 519-756-2220 or register online. Registration starts on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Register Online


Introduction to Arduino

February 7th, 10:00am - 11:00am

Main Computer Lab

Are you an interactive artist, a creative programmer, a maker or just interested in creating? If your answer is YES, then this Arduino workshop is for you. Led by our resident Technology Support Technician, this 6-session workshop will expose you to the Arduino hardware/software. This course is designed for beginners and will provide participants with a basic understanding of programming and electronics. You will be learning by doing as we lead you through several creative projects with the Arduino kits. Ages 14 & up. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, only 9 spots available.


Freedom to Read Week (Ages: All)

February 22nd - February 28th

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Read a challenged (banned) book and submit a review online (just head to the teen page on BPL's website) for your chance to win some cool gift baskets. For a list of banned or challenged books visit


3D Design (Ages: 13 & up)

March 16th, 10:00am - 11:00am

Third Floor Computer Lab

Come and learn the basics of 3D design. We’ll use a web-based program so you can finish your design and print it later on our 3D printer. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Must be 13 or older. Only 9 spots available.


Let’s Judge a Book by Its Cover (Ages: 11-18)

March 16th - March 20th 9:00 - 5:00 pm

Let's judging a book by its cover. Create an alternate design for your favourite YA book, and win the chance to see it framed in our YA section! Winner also receives a John Green boxset.


Overdrive Teen Page Tutorial (Ages: 11-18)

March 17th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

BPL has tons of eBooks and eAudioBooks for Teens! Drop by and see what's available and find out how easy these books are to download. Registration required.


iPhone Photography (Ages: 11-18)

April 7th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Discover fun ways to create awesome photography using different apps on your iPhone. Registration required.

Class Visits & Outreach

We'd love to have your class visit the library for orientation and a tour. If you can't come to us, let us bring the library to you! Using a multimedia presentation, we introduce the research process and show how the library can assist students 24/7.

For info, telephone 519-756-2220 or email

T.A.G. @ your library

T.A.G. is BPL's Teen Advisory Group — an enthusiastic group of teen volunteers! At our monthly meetings, we discuss teen collections and programs, plan events, work on our newsletter and more! New members are always welcome — come out and enjoy snacks, meet great people, contribute ideas and earn volunteer hours!

All meetings run from 2:30-3:30 pm at Main unless otherwise noted.

Meeting dates: TBA in Fall 2014