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

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    Contests & Competitions 

    Teen Library Olympics

    Dare to discover the Teen Library Olympics! Join a team of fearless adventurers on minute-to-win-it missions to capture the most points and win the competition. Your team will have to work together and make some pulse-pounding maneuvers in a variety of obstacle courses and races to the finish. Teens only. All equipment and supplies provided. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Must be a team player. To sign up, call 626-744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net.

    Saturday, Aug 6 • 4pm • Central Library

    Author Visits

    Pasadena Loves YA: A TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL

    FEATURED AUTHORS:

    • Cecil Castellucci, Stone in the Sky (Tin Star #2)
    • Charlotte Huang, Going Geek
    • Dana Elmendorf, South of Sunshine
    • Elizabeth Briggs, Future Shock
    • Eric Laster, Static
    • Evelyn Skye, The Crown’s Game
    • Frank Beddor, Hatter Madigan and Looking Glass Wars
    • Ingrid Sundberg, All We Left Behind
    • Josephine Angelini, Firewalker (Worldwalker #2)
    • Julie Buxbaum, Tell Me Three Things
    • Kerry Kletter, The First Time She Drowned
    • Marisa Reichardt, Underwater
    • Nicola Yoon, Everything Everything
    • Robin Reul, My Kind of Crazy
    • Robyn Schneider, Extraordinary Means
    • Shannon Messenger, Let the Wind Rise (Sky Fall #3)
    • Tobie Easton, Emerge
    • Thomas Voorhies (Lex Thomas), The Giant (Quarantine #4)

    Look out for updates here:  http://www.pasadenateenbookfestival.com/

    Questions, contact Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net

    Book Clubs

    Teen Spectrum Book Club Open House

    Teens with high functioning Autism and Asperger’s are invited to learn about the Teen Spectrum Book Club where we will read and discuss books in a relaxed social setting. For ages 12+.

    Saturday, May 14 • 11 a.m. • Linda Vista

    YA Book Club

    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.net to request a copy or receive a reminder. For ages 13 and up. This meeting is facilitated by a Teen Advisory Board member.

    • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Monday, June 13, 2016 at 6pm, Central Library/Teen Central
    • The Leveller by Julia Durango. Monday, July 11, 2016 at 6pm, Central Library/Teen Central
    • The Eye of Minds by James Dashner. Monday, August 1, 2016 at 6pm, Central Library/Teen Central

    Mother/Daughter Book Club

    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 or email AnnMarie Hurtado at anhurtado@cityofpasadena.net

    • Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar. Wednesday, June 15 • 7 p.m. • Central Library/Children’s Story Room
    • Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead. Wednesday, July 20 • 7 p.m. • Central Library/Children’s Story Room
    • Countdown by Deborah Wiles. Wednesday, August 17 • 7 p.m. • Central Library/Children’s Story Room

    Careers & College Prep

    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. Test is approximately 4 hours. Call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net to sign up.

    Monday, July 18 • 2 p.m. • Central Library

    Practice New SAT

    March 5th was the debut of the redesigned SAT. Come take a practice test and see how it compared to the old SAT. 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. Call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net to sign up.

    Saturday, July 23 • 2 p.m. • Central Library

    High School Bound

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    Made @ PPL

    Discovery Days

    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, May 5• 3 p.m. • Allendale

    Robot Making with Creative Reuse

    Meet the evolution of plastic pollution… PlasTikobots! Many of us who live near the oceans or any body of water know that plastic products and debris are one of the top forms of pollution found in those areas. Design and create artsy robot lookalikes, called PlasTikobots, made from reclaimed single-use plastics. Workshop is 90 minutes. For ages 11-18. To register, call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net.

    Thursday, July 7 • 3pm • Central Library/Teen Central

    Painting Tshirts

    Paint a t-shirt by making your own stencil. Guides, supplies, and some designs provided, but you can bring in your own ideas, too. Class size is limited. To register, call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net. Please indicate the size and color shirt you would like to paint. For teens only, ages 12-18.

    Wednesday, July 20 • 4-6pm • Central Library/Studio on 4th

    Movies, Radio, & Games

    Anime

    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.  2 hours.

    • Saturday, May 21 • 2 p.m.

    at Santa Catalina Branch:  Teens, go crazy over the latest anime! Join us for a special screening.

    • Tuesday, May 31 • 3:30 p.m.

    Smash Bros Club

    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 (except May 30) • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. • Hastings

    Super Smash Bros Brawl Throw Down

    Stop by for an afternoon of epic battles and a whole lot of fun with the Super Smash Brothers for WiiU. For ages 12 +.

    Tuesday, May 3 • 3:30 p.m. • Santa Catalina

    Welcome to Night Vale Party

    Join us for a Welcome to Night Vale party. In the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, the podcast features local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers and cultural events. What we'll do: listen to episodes, eat lunch, themed crafts, laugh, chat, have fun. Dress up if you want. The Glow Cloud would approve. For ages 13 and up; teens & young adults welcome! To sign up, call 626-744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net.

    Sunday, July 24 • 2 – 4 p.m. • Central Library/Studio on 4th

    Board Game Day

    Enjoy playing board games with friends and family.

    • Friday, May 27 • 3 – 5 p.m. • Villa Parke

    Game Night @ Central

    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. For info, call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net.

    Thursday, June 30 • 6-8pm • Central Library/Studio on 4th

    Ingress Virtual Reality

    Take a walk with us around our city as we explore the virtual reality of Ingress. The world around you is not what it seems. Our future is at stake and you must choose a side. Join a faction in Ingress - a global game of mystery, intrigue and conquest. It's happening all around you. We’ll meet in Teen Central, then divide into factions and head into town for our respective conquests. Bring a smart phone if you have one (not required). They aren't coming. They're already here. To register, call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net.

    Thursday, July 14 • 6:30-8:30pm • Central Library/Teen Central

    Laser Tag

    Let’s play laser tag in the library! All equipment provided. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. To register, call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net.

    Thursday, July 28 • 6:30pm • Central Library/Auditorium

    Teen Library Olympics

    Dare to discover the Teen Library Olympics! Join a team of fearless adventurers on minute-to-win-it missions to capture the most points and win the competition. Your team will have to work together and make some pulse-pounding maneuvers in a variety of obstacle courses and races to the finish. Teens only. All equipment and supplies provided. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Must be a team player. To sign up, call 626-744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net.

    Saturday, Aug 6 • 4pm • Central Library/Studio on 4th & Teen Central

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