Adulting 101

Ages 13-18

Notice: Due to reduced COVID-19 restrictions, the library has resumed some in-person programming. As a result, we are switching this Adulting 101 program to Makerspace 101


Volunteering video  

Special thank you to Lisa Brett, FCSS Coordinator Community Connections! For more information on FCSS and Lisa's volunteer connections, check out their website.

Places to inquire about volunteering in Hinton:

  • Royal Canadian Legion
  • The Share Shop
  • SPCA or Spay and Neuter Society (HADSANS)
  • HELP (tutor - 18 years or older)
  • Senior's Care Centre
  • Northern Rockies Museum
  • Food Bank
  • Hinton Mountain Bike Association

Reading List:

Volunteer Vacation: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others - Bill McMillon

Green Volunteers: The World Guide to Voluntary Work in Nature Conservation - Fabio Ausenda

Literacy Volunteer Resources - Chris Harwood

The Volunteer Revolution: Unleashing the Power of Everybody - Bill Hybels

Vehicle Maintenance

Check out the e-resource Auto Repair Source

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Sign in with your library card and learn how to take care of your vehicle.

Mental Health

Video introduction to Kids Help Phone (

Kids Help Phone - Something On Your Mind?

Depression & Anxiety Self-Management for Teens (physical copies available at the library)

Thank you to BRIDGES for sharing the following resource:

Self-Care and Resilience Guide

Reading List:

Anxiety Relief for Teens - Regine Galanti

Mind Your Head - Juno Dawson

Your Brain Needs a Hug - Rae Earl

(Don't) Call me Crazy - edited by Kelly Jensen

Life Inside my Mind - edited by Jessica Burkhart

Basic Cooking Skills

Basic Cooking Skills video

Cooking Channels on YouTube:

Binging with Babish

Joshua Weissman

Gordon Ramsay

Recipe Websites:

Yummly - searches multiple websites to find the perfect recipes for you

Budget Bytes - affordable and simple recipes with step-by-step pictures and price points

All Recipes - a huge selection of recipes with hundreds of reviewers

Reading List:

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat - Samin Nosrat

How to Cook Everything: The Basics - Mark Bittman 

The Can't Cook Book: Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified! - Jessica Seinfeld

Job Applications

Employment 101: PowerPoint presentation

Employment 101 video

Basic Resume Template

Combination Resume Template

Special thank you to Kylie Nein from H.E.L.P. for the resources provided in this program! Check out their website to learn more about their employment services.

Reading list:

What color is your parachute? for teens: Discovering yourself, defining your future - Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles

Career finder: Where to go from here for a successful future - Gill Hasson

I don't know what I want, but I know it's not this- Julie Jansen

Hired! The job hunting and career planning guide - Michael Stebleton and Michael Henle 

How to figure out what to do with your life (next) - Jennifer Turliuk

Next job best job - Rob Barnett

Think again - Adam Grant

Sell yourself in any interview - Oscar Adler

All work, no pay: Finding an internship, building your resume, making connections, and gaining job experience - Lauren Berger

The ultimate job hunting book

 Date Theme Partner 
January 11 at 11:00 am Job Applications  Kylie Nein, H.E.L.P
January 18 at 11:00 am
Basic Cooking Skills  
January 25 at 11:00 am
Mental Health Trevor Haas
February 8 at 11:00 am
Vehicle Maintenance  
February 15 at 11:00 am
Volunteering Lisa Brett, FCSS