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    To view photos, read recaps, or see contest winners of our past Teen Events, look on our TEENS BLOG!

    Special events

     Teen Book Festival

     Teen Book Fest 

    Meet 20 authors writing for young adult and middle grade audiences as they present a series of author panels, book signings, giveaways, and swag!  This event is free, but space and giveaways are limited. All ages are welcome.

    Register online at http://www.pasadenateenbookfestival.com (recommended) or call (626) 744-4246.

    This program is being presented in partnership with Bridge to Books. Book sales will be provided by Vromans Bookstore.

    For questions, contact Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net 

    Check out the featured books:  http://cityofpasadena.libguides.com/teenbookfest 

    PPL logo      Bridge to Books logo      Vromans logo 


    Anime Afternoons

    Join us for some great teen-rated anime!  Central Library/Children's Story Room
    Saturday, April 12 • 2 p.m.
    Saturday, May 10 • 2 p.m.
    Saturday, June 7 • 2 p.m.

    Book Clubs

    Mother/Daughter Book Club

    Girls and Moms, join us to discuss books that inspire compassion, self-esteem, and courage in the face of social pressure, as we explore what it means to be a strong, confident young woman! For girls 11 and up and their mothers or an adult guest of their choice. Call (626) 744-4066, option 4 to sign up.
    Meetings will take place at the Central Library in the Children's Story Room.
    savvy fairest 

    • Wed. Apr. 23 @ 7-8 pm -- Savvy by Ingrid Law
    • Wed. Jun. 25 @ 7-8 pm -- Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

    YA Book Group

    Join us for a book discussion, snacks, and games! Adults and Teens welcome. To sign up and pick up a book group copy, call (626) 744-4066, option 4 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net
    Meetings will take place at the Central Library in the Story Room (located in the Children's room).

       legend  Shadow and Bone 

    • Wed. Apr. 30 @ 7-8:30 pm -- Legend by Marie Lu
    • Thur. May 29 @ 7-8:30 pm -- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo -- Plus Skype interview with the author!

    Careers and Resume

    Resume Workshop

    Looking for a summer job or internship?  Get started by cleaning up that resume!  This workshop will review your resumes and guide you through the basics.  Please be prepared with a list of your extracurricular activities and work experiences (if any).  Teens only.  THIS SESSION IS FULL.  Contact Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net or 626-744-4246 to sign up.
    Friday, March 28 • 3:30p.m. • Central Library/Children's Story Room

    College Bound

    Free Practice SAT, Scores, Analysis and Tips for Raising Them

    Students, prep for the official SAT® by taking a practice test proctored and scored by C2 Education. The test will be given on Saturday, March 22. Following the test 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 where you need to focus. Students: please bring pencils, calculator, and a snack. Space is limited. Call (626) 744-7262 to register.
    Saturday, April 5 • 10 am – 1 pm • Hastings

    Scholarships: Where Do I Find Them?

    Learn how scholarships work, who can get them and where to find them. Even if you think your parents make too much money or your grades aren’t good enough, there are scholarships and other resources available for just about everyone – including you! Presented by C2 Education. To sign up call (626) 744-7262.
    Saturday, April 12 • 2:30 – 4 pm • Hastings

    SAT Scores -- Tips On How to Improve Scores

    Prepare for the SAT and ACT by attending this workshop. Learn tips on improving your scores and which is better for you. This workshop will be conducted by C2 Education.
    Wednesday, April 16 • 6 p.m. • Central Library/Children's Story Room

    College Essays -- Stand Out and Get In

    Get a head start on those college essays! This informative workshop will be conducted by C2 Education.
    Thursday, May 15 • 6 p.m. • Central Library/Children's Story Room

    Poetry & Writing

    Roaring 20s Poetry Night

    Roaring 20s 

    Audience members of all ages are invited! 

    Teens only for readers.

    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. To sign up, (626) 744-4066, option 4 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net
    Workshops will take place at Central Library in the Children's Story Room. TEENS ONLY.

    • Apr. 5, Saturday, 2 pm  |  Poetry
    • May 17, Saturday, 2 pm  |  Flash Fiction
    • June 14, Saturday, 2 pm  |  Questions about publishing? Meet YA author Amy Tintera and writer Kimberly Cooper as they answer basic questions about their publishing experiences.
    • July 12, Saturday, 2pm

    Teens Write

    Think like a writer... Transform yourself... Talk Back.. Talk Forward... Talk Sideways. Why? Because you matter, and everyone, everyone can write. Stop by for the workshop, refreshments, and a party at the end to share your written words. To sign up call (626) 744-7268.
    Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17, & 24 | 3pm | La Pintoresca

    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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