Calling all artistic teens: submit a one frame illustration depicting an idea or scene inspired by Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, our 2014 One City, One Story selection. Entries will be judged based on creativity, technical skill, and execution.
The first place winner will receive free tuition for a Saturday High class at Art Center College of Design (valued at up to $400!). Selected entries will also be displayed at the Pasadena Central Library. All art work will be returned to the artist.
Contest forms are available online and at the library. The contest prize is the full tuition for a 10-week class or 5-day workshop. See www.artcenter.edu/sat for details.
This contest is co-sponsored by Art Center College of Design.
Saturday High is a unique art and design programs for teens in grades 9 through 12. Offered by Art Center College of Design, this year-round program offers classes for all experience levels in a variety of fields—from fine art to automobile design to video game and fashion design. Saturday High offers 10-week classes in the Fall and Spring; during Summer, the program also offers 5-day workshops and a four-week Summer Intensive. The contest prize is the full tuition of a 10-week class or 5-day workshop. See www.artcenter.edu/sat for details about art classes.
Click here to download the contest entry form.
For questions about the contest, contact Jane Gov at (626) 744-4246 or email@example.com
Parents and teens join us for a video presentation on bullying. "Why I Bully You," is a video, in which teen girls, slam poets, from the Los Angeles based organization “Get Lit,” get real about bullying – it’s consequences and what can be done to stop it. A Q & A session with local Pasadena students follows.Thursday, March 13 • 4 p.m. • Hastings
Teen Tech Week is an annual showcase of all the great non-print resources and services available to teens and their families! This year’s theme is DIY @ Your Library, check it out!
Comment on Hastings’ Facebook page (facebook.com/hastingsbranch) and share your favorite technology or app. Earn an entry to win gift cards from Starbucks or In & Out. Earn an extra entry by suggesting ways the library can use that technology or app to enhance library services. Responses accepted between March 9 –15.
Learn App Inventor, an easy program that allows you to create your own Android apps using laptop computers and cell phone emulator software provided by the library. Android phone users may even be able to test their apps live! Learn about the hottest careers in IT. Space is limited. Call (626) 744-4066 option 4 to register.Sunday, March 9 • 2 p.m. • Central Library/Teen Central
VHS and cassette tapes were all the rage many years ago. “Upcycle” old tapes and cassettes into creative and colorful pom poms which can be used to decorate gifts, top pencils, and much more. All materials supplied. Tuesday, March 11 • 3:30 p.m. • Allendale
Express yourself by making a stylish cell phone case and get a list of must-have mobile apps for 2014. Space is limited. Call (626) 744-4066 option 4 to register. Wednesday, March 12 • 5 p.m. • Central Library/West Patio
Learn to create and design simple computer and videogame programs with digital artist Ean Moore. For kids 10 to 17! Space is limited. Call (626) 744-7268 to sign-up. Thursday, March 13 • 3:30 p.m. • La Pintoresca • 1355 N. Raymond Ave.
Hear all about the newest trend in the DIY/maker movement—3D printing! Joan Horvath of Pasadena-based 3D printer company Deezmaker will explain how this new technology works and give a live demonstration. Great for tweens, teens, and adults! Saturday, March 15 • 10:30 a.m. • Central Library/Donald R. Wright Auditorium
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 www.bridgetobooks.org (recommended) or call (626) 744-4246.
This program is being presented in partnership with Bridge to Books.
For questions, contact Jane Gov at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the featured books: http://cityofpasadena.libguides.com/teenbookfest
Join us for some great teen-rated anime! Central Library/Children's Story RoomSaturday, March 1 • 2 p.m.Saturday, April 12 • 2 p.m.Saturday, May 10 • 2 p.m.Saturday, June 7 • 2 p.m.
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.
Join us for a book discussion! Adults and Teens welcome. To join the group and pick up a copy of the book, call (626) 744-4066, option 4 or email Jane Gov at email@example.com Meetings will take place at the Central Library in the Story Room (located in the Children's room).
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. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS. Contact Jane Gov at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-744-4246 for the next workshop.
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.Saturday, March 1 • 2 – 3:30 p.m. • Hastings
Get ready for the official SAT® by taking a practice test proctored and scored by Ucan Prep 4 College at no cost. The test will be given on Saturday and scores returned the following Thursday when the co-directors of Ucan Prep, test prep veterans of over 20 years, will give valuable tips on what areas of the exam you need to concentrate on and how to raise your scores. Call (626) 744-7268 to register. Saturday, March 15 (Registration) • 12:30 – 1 p.m. • La Pintoresca (Teens only)Saturday, March 15 (Test) • 1 – 5 p.m. • La Pintoresca (Teens only)Thursday, March 20 (Scores & Tips) • 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. • La Pintoresca (Teens & parents)
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) 744-4066, option 4 to register.Saturday, March 22 (Test) • 1 – 5 p.m. • Central Library/Donald R. Wright Auditorium
Students, prepare for the SAT by attending this workshop on how to improve your test scores. This workshop will be conducted by C2 Education.Wednesday, April 16 • 6 p.m. • Central Library/Children's Story Room
Get a head start on those college essays! This informative workshop will be conducted by C2 Education. Thursday, May 16 • 6 p.m. • Central Library/Children's Story Room
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 email@example.comWorkshops will take place at Central Library in the Children's Story Room.
Audience members of all ages are invited!
Teens only for readers.
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