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Pride Month Reads

Looking for some great LGBTQA books?

Here's a list of all our lists of favourite reads.  We've also got some great queer stories in ebook format!

Register for Ready, Set, Read

Enthusiastic Readers and energetic Volunteers for Ready, Set, Read! can register HERE.

This program begins Monday, July 4, 2016 and runs until Thursday, August 11, 2016 
Children who can read and have attended Kindergarten through grade 3 have the opportunity to read with a Volunteer who has attended Grade 4 to 12. This fun and informal program is one hour in length, running from 10 a.m. to 11 a. m.. The Reader and Volunteer share 40 minutes of reading time, with the last 20 minutes spent in a fun group activity.


Are you a filmmaking wizard?
Then Huckleberry the Dragon wants to work with you!

Join the library’s teen movie project this summer, and help share information about the library with the community - with the help of a very smart puppet.

The film workshop is open to teens in grades 7-12. Space is limited, so you must pre-register and be able to attend all four afternoons:

  • August 10: Script Writing
  • August 11: Filming
  • August 17 & 18: Editing

All sessions will take place at the Crossings Branch.

Movie Daze: A Miyazaki Summer

Bring your family and let your imaginations soar this summer as we revisit some of the greatest animated films by Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki.
With a career spanning 40 years, Hayao Miyazaki is known as a master storyteller and a genius in bringing three dimensional worlds into his two dimensional films. With a following which rivals that of Walt Disney, Miyazaki has brought to life some of the world's most beloved and visually stunning animated films.
(All films are in English.)

Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)
Fridays (July 8, 2016 - August 12, 2016)
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Movie roster: (Click the titles for more information)
July 8, 2016: My Neighbor Totoro (G, 86 min.)
July 15, 2016: Castle in the Sky (PG, 126 min.)
July 22, 2016: Kiki's Delivery Service (G, 102 min.)
July 29, 2016: Spirited Away (PG, 124 min.)
August 5, 2016: Ponyo (G, 103 min.)
August 12, 2016: Howl's Moving Castle (PG, 119 min.)

Movies are FREE and all ages are welcome to attend. 
Freezies will be provided as an afternoon snack OR feel free to bring your own snacks.
Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free summer audiobooks!

All summer long, SYNC offers free audiobook downloads. You can download the audiobooks to your phone/tablet/computer and keep them forever!

Each set of audiobooks is available for one week - so be sure to check the site regularly!

Teen Library Yearbook

To mark the end of a year's programs, we'll be making the first ever teen library yearbook in August.  It will be filled with art, photos, writing and more - all from things that have happened at teen programs or in the teen spaces of the library.

If you'd like to contribute, just give the teenbrarian your work, and she'll make sure it's added to the book.  Copies of the yearbook will be available in both teen zones for you to check out.

Volunteer: Teen Reviewers

The library is looking for teens to review books over the summer!  Apply now!

For every accepted book review, you'll receive 5 hours of volunteer credit, to a maximum of 25 hours over the summer. You can review whichever books you like - old favourites, new discoveries, comics, audiobooks - anything!  Reviews can be submitted in written format, as art projects, or as short videos.

You must be between grades 7-12 and be a member of the library to take part.  For more info, email

Reviews will be posted to the library's teen Tumblr.

Community QSA

Looking for a safe space?  Want to support LGBTQA rights?

In partnership with The MAT and OUTreach, the library is now hosting a monthly Queer Straight Alliance meeting on the last Tuesday of every month.  The meetings are open to anyone ages 16-21.

We meet in the Community Meeting Room of the Main Branch at 7:00pm.

You can also connect with the group on Facebook.

Calendar of Teen Events

July 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Calendar Legend

Main Branch