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  • Events & Programs

    Unless noted, all programs are for teens only (grades 7-12).

    Events:

    Author Visits 

    Book Clubs 

    College Prep 

    Contests 

    Made @ PPL (arts & crafts)

    Movies 

    Special events 

    Writing 

     


    Special events

    Know Your Rights

    Join us for this very important and informative workshop for teens and their parents on constitutional rights and behavior. Light refreshments will be served. Provided through a partnership between the Flintridge Center and ACLU.

    Wednesday, September 24 • 3:30 p.m. • Santa Catalina

    Book Swap

    It’s time to clean out that home library! Bring your leftover books or old favorites and swap them out for something new. All ages and genres welcome... but because it's Teen Read Week, we have some giveaways for teens!

    Sun. Oct. 12, 2-4pm | Central Library/Teen Central

    Murder Mystery

    Spend Halloween night with a murder mystery dinner party… after the library closes! Put those Sherlock thinking hats on! Party revelers will explore the spooky corners of the library, hunt for clues, and use deductive skills to determine how, where, and who is the murderer. Costumes welcome. Teens only. Call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net to register.

    Fri. Oct. 31, 5:30-8pm | Central Library (please arrive before 6pm)

    Old Time Fair

    Sat. Nov. 15, 12-4pm | Central Library

    Contests

    Writing Contest

    Up for a real challenge? Submit a story with 500 words or less featuring the theme “Turn Dreams into Reality.” Selected entries will be printed in our Teen Zine and blog, plus the grand prize entry will win a $50 gift card! Contest open to teens in grades 7-12 only. Email entries to Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net. Deadline to submit: October 18, 2014.

     Author Visits

    Crafting a Good Fright

    This event will include panel discussions on the art of writing horror stories, along with author signings. Co-sponsored by the Horror Writers’ Association.  Adults & teens. 

    YA authors include:  Nancy Holder and Tananarive Due  

    • Sat. Oct 4 @ 2-5 pm • Central Library, Auditorium

    Book Clubs

    YA Book Club

    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 jgov@cityofpasadena.net
    Meetings will take place in Teen Central (fourth floor). Meetings usually last about 90 minutes. 

    • Thur. Sept 25 @ 7 pm • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher -- to celebrate Banned Books Week
    • Fri. Oct 17 @ 4pm • The Maze Runner by James Dashner -- to celebrate Teen Tech Week

    College Prep

    Practice SAT®

    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.

    • Saturday, September 13, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. @ Hastings Branch Library | 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Registration required. To sign up call (626) 744-7262.
    • Saturday, November 8, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ La Pintoresca Branch Library | 1355 N. Raymond Ave. Registration required. To sign up call (626) 744-7268.

    College Essays: Stand Out and Get In

    Discover what admissions committees look for in a candidate. Pick up tips on topic selection through self-reflection and brainstorming exercises. Learn to structure your thoughts in an interesting and well-organized way. Learn how to revise your essay to create sophistication and depth.

    • Tuesday, September 16, 6:30 p.m. @ Central Library/Children’s Story Room | 285 E. Walnut Street.
      No registration necessary.
    • Saturday, November 15, 2:00 p.m. @ Hastings Branch Library | 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Registration required. To sign up call (626) 744-7262.

    Practice ACT®

    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.

    • Saturday, October 11, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. @ Hastings Branch Library | 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Registration required. To sign up call (626) 744-7262.
    • Saturday, December 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ La Pintoresca Branch Library | 1355 N. Raymond Ave. Registration required. To sign up call (626) 744-7268.

    Made @ PPL

    DIY: Create a Wooden Sculpture

    Teens, put wooden shapes together to create an animal sculpture, an abstract sculpture, or anything in between! Wooden pieces and hot glue guns provided – just bring your imagination!

    Wednesday, September 17 • 3 p.m. • Allendale

    Movies

    Anime Afternoons

    Join us for some great teen-rated anime!  Central Library/Children's Story Room

    • Saturday, Sept 13 • 2 p.m.
    • Saturday, Oct 11 • 2 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov 22 • 2 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec 20 • 2 p.m.

    Writing

    Creative Writing Workshops

    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 jgov@cityofpasadena.net
    Workshops 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/  

    • Saturday, Sept. 20, 2 pm
    • Friday, Nov. 7, 4pm

    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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