the SESHins: Creative Writing 4 Teens
Teens ages 14 to 18
4 - 5:30pm
Mill Street Branch
Jump into a cool pool of writers and express yourself through spoken word, music, visual arts and the craft of writing. Learn how to free up your voice. Together we will create a playground that encourages collaboration, exploration and inner freedom. Let's have fun. Let's get inspired.
This is not your mom and pop's creative writing workshop. Think of it more like a journey, an exploration of who you are, where you are, and where we might be going together as a writing collective. We'll explore our place in the community, and by extension, the world.
Authors Anthony Carnovale and Harry Posner team up to lead this creative writing workshop series. A different topic is explored at each session. Teens (ages 14 - 18 yrs) may register at the Circulation Desk. Light refreshments provided.
For more information, please visit or contact the Information Desk at 519-941-0610,
For Grade 7 & 8 Students
Wednesday, April 17 to June 5, 2013, 4 - 5 p.m., Mill Street Branch
The transition to high school may be a difficult one for many teens. It usually means a move to a new building with a larger number of students, new teachers, new administration, and increased academic expectations. It is a time of establishing a greater independence from the family while still managing to maintain these ties. New social connections and perhaps balancing a part time job, made add to the student's demands. Pressure from the peer group to experiment or participate in risky behaviours may increase.
Family Transition Place and the Orangeville Public Library have partnered to bring the "I AM" Program to the community to empower young people entering high school; providing the tools they will require to be successful. Grade 7 & 8 students are invited to sign up for this fun, interactive program offered at the Mill St. location of the Orangeville Public Library.
Facilitated by staff from Family Transition Place.
Program is full. Running again in Fall 2013.
Watch for fall 2013 start up dates and times to be announced...
For girls only in Grades 6 and 7
The Library is very pleased to offer girls in the community this popular 8 week program in partnership with Family Transition Place (FTP). Sabina Greenley of FTP will facilitate this fun, interactive program that empowers adolescent girls by teaching concepts and skills that promote a positive personal image, assertiveness, critical thinking, independence through responsible decision making, and problem-solving skills.
Girls learn to recognize and build on their personal strengths, feel good about themselves, and resist pressures to make unhealthy choices, decreasing their chances of engaging in risky behaviour.
The Joy of Books
Just for fun, check out this YouTube Video for a great example of self-expression! A little imagination goes a long way.
Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, writing, and poetry are all forms of art and of self-expression. We use art to explain the way we feel, think, see or imagine things to be.
The Teens' Gallery is a virtual art gallery. Teens between the ages of 13 and 19 are welcome to submit their art, to be posted on the Teens' Gallery.
If you have a picture, photograph, image of your work, poem, story or book review you'd like to share, please send us a copy.
Click on the link below that best describes what you'd like to do:
Teens' Art - Send in pictures of your art and photography to be posted in the Teens' Gallery
Teens' Reviews - Read book reviews by teens
Write a Review - Rate and/or review a library book you've read
Teens' Gallery - See artwork submitted to Teens' Gallery
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