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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

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     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+.

    Saturdays, June 18, July 23, August 27 • 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

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    Sports Ball Acrylic Painting Workshop

    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

    Just Bead It!

    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

    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

    Kawaii Dollmaking

    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

    Teen Book Clock Workshop

    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

    Arrow Painting Workshop

    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

    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

    Steampunk Jewelry

    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

    Character Design Workshop

    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

    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.

    • Saturdays • June 18, July 16, August 13 • 2-4pm

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

    • Tuesdays • June 28, July 26, August 30 • 3:30pm

    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 July 4) • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. • Hastings

    Super Smash Bros Tournament

    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

    Teen Anime Family Feud

    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

    Board Game Day

    Enjoy playing board games with friends and family.

    Fridays, June 24, July 22 & Aug. 26 • 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

    Monopoly Tournament

    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

    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

    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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