Unless noted, all programs are for teens only (grades 7-12).
Contests & Competitions
Contests & Competitions
Made @ PPL (arts, crafts, & tinkering)
Made @ PPL (arts, crafts, & tinkering)
The Pasadena Public Library’s Teen Center is pleased to host young creatives from the arts and design youth leadership exchange between Art Center College of Design and Blair High School. Teen designers will share their original comics, handmade zines, photography, personal stories, and a short film documentary. Come have fun, see cool stuff, and find out about what artists and designers do in the world. Youth mentors will answer any questions you may have about college or careers in the arts and design.
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2-4pm | Central Library/Teen Central
Friday, Jan. 2, 2-4pm | Central Library/Teen Central/Studio on Fourth
Compete in the gingerbread house challenge. Materials provided. Prizes awarded. Class size is limited. To register, call (626) 744-4246. Teens only.
Saturday, December 27 • 2 p.m. • Central Library, Teen Central
13 clues. 130 points. 1 author. And a Secret… Maybe. Spend an afternoon with Pseudonymous Bosch, author of the Secret series and Bad Magic. Don on disguises at the photo booth, munch on Secret snacks, and decipher clues. Some giveaways and book signing to follow. Warning: Do not go to this event if you intend on not having fun. Great for middle grade and up! No sign up necessary. For info, call 626-744-4066, option 4 or email email@example.com
Saturday, Dec 13, 2-4pm • Central
Formerly Pasadena Teen Book Festival. Meet 20 YA authors. Authors TBA. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-sponsored by Bridge to Books. Book sales by Vroman's Bookstore. Check out 2014's event: http://pasadena-library.net/teens/2014/teen-book-festival-recap/
Saturday, May 23, 2015 • Central
Adults and Teens welcome. If you need to read it, pick up a book group copy at the Children’s Desk at Central Library. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Questions? Call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at email@example.com Meetings will take place in Teen Central (fourth floor). Meetings usually last about 90 minutes.
*All workshops sponsored by C2 Education
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 lasts approximately 4 hours.
Students can be overwhelmed with decisions about potential career choices, majors and how to select a college based on their needs. In this session, we give students guidance about up and coming careers and the potential major selection for their choices.
There’s a lot more to college applications than grades and test scores. Find out what you need to do “beyond the numbers” to get into your dream college. Discover the role internships, community service and extra-curricular activities play in the college application process and how to best take advantage of these opportunities.
Understand what college admissions officers look at in an application. We will review the importance of coursework rigor and GPA, the roles that the SAT I, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests play in college admissions and what colleges look for in recommendations letters and admissions interviews.
Students and Parents can learn about all of the resources available
SAT and ACT scores are some of the most important factors in college admissions. Determine which test is right for you; discover the challenges of each test; learn vital testing strategies to improve scores and understand how previous C2 students mastered the SAT and ACT.
Understand what admissions committees look for in a candidate. We will include tips on selecting topics through self-reflection and brainstorming exercises, structuring thoughts in an interesting and well-organized way and revising your essay to create sophistication and depth.
Get ready for the official SAT® by taking a practice test proctored and scored by C2 Education. Afterward you can pick up your test scores directly from C2 Education. There 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.
Advanced Placement Mock Exams. Students can choose to take a practice AP Literature exam or practice AP U.S. History exam. Students: please bring pencils and a snack. The tests last approximately 4 hours.
Paint a t-shirt by making your own stencil. Guides, supplies, and some “geeky” designs provided, but you can bring in your own ideas, too. Great for gifts! Class size is limited. To register, call (626) 744-4246. Teens only.
Sunday, December 14 • 2 p.m. • Central Library, Teen Central
Make your own snow globe! Select miniatures, slogans, snow, and jars. Personalize it for yourself or as a gift. Class size is limited. To register, call (626) 744-4246. Teens only.
Monday, December 22 • 2 p.m. • Central Library, Teen Central
Join us for some great teen-rated anime! Central Library/Children's Story Room
Calling all budding teen writers! Join us for a creative writing workshop. No experience necessary. Selected stories will be published on our library blog and new Teen Zine. For more info, call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at firstname.lastname@example.orgWorkshops will take place at Central Library in Teen Central, fourth floor. Teens in grades 7-12 only. To see some of the writing produced in previous writing workshops, visit our Teens blog: http://pasadena-library.net/teens/tag/writing/
Join us for a night filled with poems, art, and performances! Teens: Bring your favorite self-written poems to share. Be sure to check in to perform. Light refreshments will be served. Workshops will take place at Central Library in the Studio and Teen Central on the fourth floor. This program is co-sponsored by PUSD and PUSD LEARNs.
For more info, call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at email@example.com
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!
We also offer calendars of events by branch: