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

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    Special events

    "Revenge of the Librarian" Murder Mystery

    Nancy DrewIt’s the 1920s and the vengeful librarian has struck again, this time, right in the midst of the annual library dinner party. It’ll be up to you to solve the crime. Prowl the stacks, hunt for clues, unveil the legend… and you just might apprehend the culprit before he or she strikes again. Costumes welcome. Teens only. 

    Call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net to register.

    Note to parents: At 6pm, the library doors will be locked. Teens can be dropped off between 5:30-6, and picked up at the parking lot entrance at 8pm. When registering, please provide an emergency phone number.

    Friday, October 23, 5:30-8pm, Central Library/Teen Central 

    Contests & Competitions

     

     Author Visits

    YA Author Visit and Writing Workshop

    Writing a novel or just experimenting? Get some practice and expert advice from YA authors. To sign up, call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net.

    • November TBA

    Book Clubs

    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 to request a copy.

    • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.  Monday, October 19 at 6pm, Central Library/Teen Central.

    Careers & College Prep

    Pathways to Medical School

    Interested in studying medicine? Attend this free workshop to learn about medical school application processes, GPA, extracurricular act ivies, as well as the daily life of a medical student. The speaker is a medical student from USC Keck School of Medicine. For teens and adults. *Workshop is sponsored by MedtorCares 

    • August 22 at 3 pm @ Central/Studio on Fourth

    Free Practice SAT®, Scores, Analysis & Tips

    Prepare for the official SAT® 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 an individual meeting and receive tips on how to raise your scores and areas of the exam where you need to concentrate. Registration required. To sign up, call (626) 744-7262.

    Saturday, September 12 • 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. • Hastings

    College Essays: Stand Out and Get In!

    Discover what admissions committees look for in a candidate. Pick up tips on selecting your essay topic through self-reflection and brainstorming exercises. Learn how to structure your thoughts in an interesting and well-organized way and how to revise your essay to create sophistication and depth. Presented by C2 Education. To sign up, call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net.

    Tuesday, September 22 • 6:30 p.m. • Central Library/Children’s Story Room

    Made @ PPL

    Learn to Code With Us

    Never written a software program before? Learning your 5th programing language? Get support at our bring-your-own-laptop event.

    Wednesdays • 7 – 8:30 p.m. • Central Library/Sunroom

    Digital Photography

    Learn what makes a great captured moment. Bring your own device (iPad, iPhone, Touch, Samsung S4, etc.) or use one of ours to create some awesome digital photography. Led by photographer Katie Ferguson. To sign up, call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net... or just show up with your device!

    Saturday, September 5 • 2 p.m. • Central Library/Studio on 4th

    Game Maker

    Learn to create and design simple computer and video game programs with digital artist Ean Moore. Bring your own laptop or reserve one of ours. To sign up, call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net.

    Mondays, September 14, 21 & 28 • 4:30 – 6 p.m. • Central Library/Studio on 4th

    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, September 17 • 3 p.m. • Allendale

    Assemblage Jewelry Workshop

    Create a mixed medium piece of jewelry from an eclectic group of beads and components. Bring vintage, old or broken pieces of jewelry from home to incorporate into your unique creation, if you like. All other supplies will be provided. Presented by artist Janell Mithani. For Teens and Adults.

    Saturday, September 19 • 2 p.m. • Hill Avenue

    Super Cute Crafts

    Do you like super cute things and want to learn to make your own? Join us and learn how! Presented by artist Liane Shih. For Tweens & Teens.

    Saturday, September 19 • 3 p.m. • Linda Vista

    Zine Making

    Drop in to make zines. Zines are small independent publications that could be about anything—poetry, art, lists, essays, cartoons, comments, fanfiction, collages, pictures, stories… you name it! You create it!

    Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 • 4-6 p.m. • Central Library/Teen Central

    Movies & 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.

    • Saturday, August 15 • 2 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 12 • 2 p.m.

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

    • Tuesday, September 29 • 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 September 7) • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. • Hastings

    Writing

    YA Author Visit and Writing Workshop

    Writing a novel or just experimenting? Get some practice and expert advice from YA authors. We’ll start with writing exercises and then spend a little time one-on-one. Bring your work (10 page double-spaced maximum), ask your questions, and stay for a short panel discussion and a book signing. To sign up, call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net.

    • November TBA

    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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