Unless noted, all programs are for teens only (grades 7-12).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Aug 6 • 4pm • Central Library
Look out for updates here: http://www.pasadenateenbookfestival.com/
Questions, contact Jane Gov at email@example.com
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+.
Saturdays, June 18, July 23, August 27 • 11 a.m. • Linda Vista
Join us for a book discussion for teens and adults. Having trouble getting a book? Call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 or email AnnMarie Hurtado at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Monday, July 18 • 2 p.m. • Central Library
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 email@example.com to sign up.
Saturday, July 23 • 2 p.m. • Central Library
On canvas with acrylics, paint a baseball, a basketball, a tennis ball, a football, or a
combination of your favorites. Learn a variety of brush strokes and painting techniques
from local artist Janell Mithani. All materials provided. To sign up, call (626) 744-7264.
Thursday, June 9 • 3 p.m. • Hill Avenue
Create designs out of Perler beads. Express your crafty side using tiny beads and an
iron to melt beads and create your own unique work of art. Even if you don’t think you’re
artistic, Perler bead crafts are foolproof and fun! For grades 7-12.
Thursday, June 23 • 4 p.m. • Hastings
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
To register, call (626) 744-4246 or
email Jane Gov at
Thursday, July 7 • 3pm • Central Library/Teen Central
Beat the heat and create your very own super cute Kawaii doll. To sign
up, call (626) 744-7278.
Saturday, July 9 • 3 p.m. • Linda Vista
Recycle old books and turn them into functioning book clocks! To sign
up, call (626) 744-7272.
Tuesday, July 19 • 3:30 p.m. • Santa Catalina
The arrow predates recorded history and is associated with most
cultures. Create an arrow-themed painting using acrylic paints while
exploring painting techniques and art styles.
Wednesday, July 20 • 3 p.m. • Allendale
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Love steampunk jewelry but don’t know how to make it? Join us as
we immerse ourselves in the world of steampunk and create
extraordinary pieces of jewelry. All materials provided.
Wednesday, July 20 • 4 p.m. • Hastings
Join us on a five-day adventure as you learn how to create and develop characters
for videogames, animation and fi lm with Ronald Llanos from Art Center College of
Design. Must be able to attend all five days. To sign up, call (626) 744-7262.
Monday–Friday, Aug. 8-12 • 4-6 p.m. • Hastings
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.
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 (except July 4) • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. • Hastings
Stop by for an afternoon of epic battles and a whole lot of fun with the Super Smash Brothers for WiiU. For ages 12 +.
Tuesdays • July 5, August 2 • 3:30 p.m. • Santa Catalina
Team up and put your manga and anime knowledge to the test. Win bragging
rights and cool prizes!
Tuesday, June 21 • 3:30 p.m. • Santa Catalina
Enjoy playing board games with friends and family.
Fridays, June 24, July 22 & Aug. 26 • 3–5 p.m. • Villa Parke
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 email@example.com.
Thursday, June 30 • 6-8pm • Central Library/Studio on 4th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, July 14 • 6:30-8:30pm • Central Library/Teen Central
Boardwalk and Park Place await! Stay out of jail and test your skills at the annual
Teen Monopoly Tournament. Two 90-minute rounds will be played, with first,
second and third-place prizes awarded. Sign in beginning at 10:30 a.m.; play begins
at 11 a.m. Lunch and refreshments provided. Official Monopoly rules
will be followed.
Wednesday, July 27 • 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. • Central Library/Studio on 4th
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 email@example.com.
Sunday, July 24 • 2 – 4 p.m. • Central Library/Studio on 4th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, July 28 • 6:30pm • Central Library/Auditorium
Saturday, Aug 6 • 4pm • Central Library/Studio on 4th & Teen Central
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: