Unless noted, all programs are for teens only (grades 7-12).
It’s the 1920s and the vengeful
librarian has struck again, this time, right in the midst of the annual library
dinner party. It’ll be up to you to solve the crime. Prowl the stacks, hunt for
clues, unveil the legend… and you just might apprehend the culprit before he or
she strikes again. Costumes welcome. Teens only.
Call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at email@example.com to register.
Note to parents: At 6pm, the library doors will be locked. Teens can be dropped off between 5:30-6, and picked up at the parking lot entrance at 8pm. When registering, please provide an emergency phone number.
Friday, October 23, 5:30-8pm, Central Library/Teen Central
In the spirit of this year’s Young Reader’s League
selection, Rump by Liesl Shurtliff,
we are holding a writing contest. In 300 words or less, tell us something about
your name. This could be how you got your name, what it means to you, or what
it means in general. Anything about your name is fine. The winners will be
featured on the library blogs and win a gift card to Vroman’s Bookstore.
Download a contest form HERE. Deadline Nov. 30, 2015.
Categories: (1) Ages 8 – 11 OR (2) Ages 12-14
For more information contact:
Jane Gov • (626) 744-4246, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jennifer Driscoll • (626) 744-4389
Sponsored by The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library
Writing a novel or just experimenting? Get some practice and expert advice from YA authors. To sign up, call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at email@example.com. For ages 13 and up.
Goldstein, author of Becoming Jinn,
and Charlotte Huang, author of For the
Celebrate Rump, this year’s Young Readers League selection. Meet author Liesl Shurtlff, go on a scavenger hunt, don disguises in the photo booth, snag a prize and munch on themed snacks.
Tuesday, Nov. 17 • 6-8pm Central Library/Studio on 4th
Join us for a book discussion for teens and adults. Having trouble getting a book? Call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena to request a copy or receive a reminder. For ages 13 and up. This meeting is facilitated by a Teen Advisory Board member.
Join us as we discuss books that inspire compassion, self-esteem and courage in the face of social pressure and explore what it means to be a strong, confident young woman! For girls 11-14, their mothers or an adult guest of their choice. To sign up, call (626) 744-4066, option 4.
College admission officers want to know the real you, but that doesn’t mean that they have to see what you were doing last Friday night. Learn the best ways to use social media and how to avoid getting rejected due to a post, picture or status update. Discover exactly why posts on supposedly anonymous sites like SnapChat are not as private as you think. Learn how to use social media to your advantage and how to clean up your digital footprint. Presented by National College Planning Solutions, Inc.
Thursday, Nov. 12 • 7 - 8 p.m. • Hastings
Get ready for the official ACT® by taking a practice test proctored and scored by C2 Education. Pick up your test scores, the following week, directly from C2 Education. There you will have a one-on-one meeting and receive tips on how to raise your scores and what areas of the exam where you may need to concentrate on. Please bring pencils, calculator, and a snack. Test is approximately 4 hours. To sign up call (626) 744-7262.
Saturday, Nov. 14 at 1:30 pm | Hastings Branch Library
New to the SATs? Get an early start by taking a practice test proctored and scored by C2 Education. Afterward you can pick up your test scores directly from C2 Education. You will have a one-on-one meeting and receive tips on how to raise your scores and areas of the exam where you need to focus. Please bring pencils, calculator, and a snack. Test is approximately 4 hours. For 10th graders and younger. To sign up call (626) 744-7262.
Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1:30 pm | Hastings Branch Library
Speaker series presented by Dan Bodwell, Associate Director of Admissions, Maranatha High School, held at Central Library. For students 6th grade and up. Call (626) 744-4066, option 4, to sign up.
Thursday, Nov. 5 • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. • Central Library
Students will receive a detailed overview of the ISEE exam, including format, question types and ways to prepare, as well as admissions requirements. Students will gain an understanding of how schools weigh the ISEE as part of the admissions process.
Thursday, Nov. 12 • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. • Central Library
Students will receive sample questions to consider and interview prep tips. They will also take part in a mini mock interview, practicing effective introductions, expressing school fit and voicing their interest in the school of their choice.
They will also learn about the different aspects of high school life from emotional, social and academic perspectives. Highlights will include ways to engage in extra-curricular activities, handling teacher expectations and ways to deal with social challenges.
Never written a software program before? Learning your 5th programing language? Get support at our bring-your-own-laptop event.
Wednesdays • Nov. 4, 11, 18 • 7 – 8:30 p.m. • Central Library/Sunroom
Discover something new about yourself or the world around you! It could be games, crafts or something you’ve never seen before! A fun adventure awaits –don’t miss it!
Thursday, November 12 • 3 p.m. • Allendale
Drop in to make zines. Zines are small independent publications that could be about anything—poetry, art, lists, essays, cartoons, comments, fanfiction, collages, pictures, stories… you name it! You create it!
Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 • 4-6 p.m. • Central Library/Teen Central
Transform your handwriting into artful drawings. Style a phrase or your name, and develop an illustrative concept that matches its mood and tone. Led by Alethea Allarey. Call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Thursday, Nov. 19 • 4:30-6pm • Central Library/Studio on 4th
Create a working clock using a recycled book! Paint or collage your own book design and install a working clock kit. Great for gifts! Supplies provided. Class size is limited. To register, call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at email@example.com
Saturday, Dec. 12 • 2-3:30 p.m. • Central Library/Studio on 4th
Personalize a metal box for yourself or as a gift. Then make some no-bake, no-cook chocolate truffles to fill the box. To personalize the box, you’ll first add your drawings, then use a simple battery powered salt water solution, etch in your design. Call 626-744-4246 or email Jane Gov at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Monday, Dec. 21 • 2-4pm • Central Library/Studio on 4th
at Central Library: Enjoy this month's special edition of the Anime Club, with Japanese snacks and the newest manga in the library’s collection.
at Santa Catalina Branch: Teens, go crazy over the latest anime! Join us for a special screening.
Settle it at the Library! Super Smash Brothers for WiiU has arrived and the battles are heating up! Every Monday you can challenge your friends, make new rivals and learn new tricks! Pick up a GameCube remote and prepare to send foes flying! For ages 13 +.
Mondays • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. • Hastings
It’s Winter Break! Join us for board games, video games, and pizza. Board game selection: Castle Panic, Pandemic, Forbidden Island, Dominion, Risk, Trivia Pursuit, Ticket to Ride, Monopoly, and more. Video game selection on the Wii U: Just Dance, Mario 3D World, Wipe Out. Must play well with others. For ages 13 and up. To sign up, call 626-744-4246 or email Jane Gov at email@example.com
Tuesday, Dec. 29 • 1-4pm • Central Library/Studio on 4th
AUTHORS: Lori Goldstein, author of Becoming Jinn, and Charlotte Huang, author of For the Record.
A complete listing of events and programs for audiences of all ages is available on our main Library site.
If you are look for Kids events, please see our listing on the Kids page!
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