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Check out the Teen Calendar to see upcoming programs for youth ages 11 to 17.

All programs are free and some of them require advance registration.

Missed one of our online programs or want to watch one again? Check out our Online Programs page.

 
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For more information on this opportunity, please visit
https://teens.sapl.ca/programs-and-events/read-it-and-review.html

 


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Upcoming Events

Title:Read It & Review Volunteering Opportunity
Date:Sunday, November 1
Time:All Day Event
Location:Online
Description:

This is a virtual volunteering opportunity for teens in Grades 7-12. Volunteer reviewers promote books, movies, games and music for our community. Reviews are kept on our catalogue and used for library advertising and promotional materials. Check out the latest reviews here.

 

Volunteering Benefits:

  • Earn volunteer hours (1 hour per review, max. 15 hours per school year)

  • Make your voice heard in our community

  • Promote the books that you enjoy

  • Improve your writing skills

  • Experience to add to your resume

 

Qualifications:

  • Grades 7-12

  • Live or attend school in St. Albert

  • Member of St. Albert Public Library (Don’t have a card? Get one for free!)

  • Interested in reading and writing

 

Responsibilities

  • Must read a book or listen to an audiobook in the Library’s collection that you have never borrowed before.

  • Must write a personal review (150-250 words) that is suitable for publication. We may offer feedback before the review is published on our catalogue. Looking for something new to read? Check out this month’s books up for review.

 

Review Requirements:

  • Register as a Read it & Review Volunteer on September 1 at http://teens.sapl.ca/

  • Length of the review must be between 150-250 words

  • Give it a rating out of 5 stars (can give .5 star)

  • Write a short summary and give your personal opinion about the book

    • Share key points about the plot without giving away the entire story. No spoilers!

    • What did you like/dislike about this book? What would others like/dislike about it?

    • Share your thoughts about story elements: the setting, characters, plot, conflicts

    • Share your thoughts about the writing: length of the book, writing style, perspective

 

Questions? Email to Celeste Trottier, Teen Services Librarian at ctrottier@sapl.ca

Looking for something new to review? Check out this month’s books up for review:

Verona Comics

 

This Boy

Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know

 

 

 

Title:ONLINE - Virtual Escape Rooms
Date:Wednesday, November 4
Time:All Day Event
Categories:Teen
Description:

Try one of our Virtual Escape Rooms! These games were designed with 11-17 year olds in mind but players of all ages enjoy solving the puzzles! Think you've got what it takes to escape?

Maker Escape

 Robots have gone haywire and we need an expert coder like you to make things right.

 

Click here to play.

Cabin Fever 

 You're locked in a creepy cabin in the woods. You could take the easy way out, or follow the clues to discover treasure.

Click here to play.

The Mad Wizard's Tower

You're trapped in a castle with a strange wizard who isn't too keen on revealing the secret to escape.

Click here to play.

Sugar Rush 

 You're an apprentice at a bakery. You're about to start your shift when you discover it's has been pranked with all kinds of puzzles! Can you solve the riddes and narrow down the suspects?

Click here to play.

Hotel Heist 

 Travel back in time to this luxurious 1920s hotel. One of the guests was robbed last night at a masquerade ball. Investigate the crime scene, talk to witnesses and accuse a suspect in this game.

Click here to play.

Museum Mayhem 

Locked in an amazing museum overnight, the only way out is the to examine the displays and learn about Ancient Civilizations to escape.

Click here to play.

Phantom of the Arden 

 You're an understudy who's been given the chance of a lifetime to perform a lead role at the Children's Festival. Can you solve all of the Phantom of the Arden's puzzles before the time runs out?

Click here to play.

The Haunted Theatre 

 At annual scary movie festival, things get spooky real quick. Classic horror movies, old Hollywood lore and some paranomal activity make this game a stand out! Try to get out before curfew! 

 

Click here to play.

 

 

 

Title:Reading Outloud: Teen Bookclub
Date:Tuesday, November 10
Time:7:00pm - 8:00pm
Presenter:Celeste
Categories:Teen
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Join us on Zoom for a fun discussion about Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones. This bookclub is facilitated by our Teen Services Librarian, Celeste, and Mia from Outloud St. Albert.

I Wish You All the Best

Summary: A family tragedy forces Shane, a gay Native American teenager in Northern Ontario, to choose between staying home to help support his family or leaving for college and the freedom to be himself. Caution: This book contains suicide, attempted suicide, sexual assault, homophobia and underage drug use. 

Author bio: Adam Garnet Jones (Cree/Métis/ Danish) is a Two-Spirit screenwriter, director, bead-worker and novelist from Edmonton Alberta. You can find Adam online at http://www.adamgarnetjones.com/

 

This book is available at the Library in print or as a downloadable ebook.

 

 

 

Themes that we will discuss in our Zoom meeting:

- Trauma. What sorts of things do the characters do to cope with trauma? Which ones would you categorize as a quick fix vs. healing?

- Systemic Oppression. What factors play into Shane's current situation? What are the systems (people, institutions, etc) that put him in such a difficult spot?

- Resilience. What provides strength and hope to the characters?

 

This is a partnership with Outloud St. Albert.Outloud, PFLAG, Pride St. Albert LGBTQ