levelUP Finale: How the youth leveled up this summer
Join us for the annual levelUP Youth Conference wrap up. Learn about volunteer and other opportunities for youth and see the various projects teens worked on during the workshops. All ages are welcome to view the showcase! Register at pasadena.evanced.info/signup to participate and get a reminder, or view the live stream at youtube.com/pasadenalibrary.
Saturday, August 8 • 2 p.m. • Zoom
Summer Reading ends August 8
Log your activities and/or register before the end date to earn your prizes.
Calligraphy with Kaitlyn Chiu Learn how to make your writing more beautiful with help from teen artist Kaitlyn Chiu. You’ll discover several styles of calligraphy that you can use to enhance your writing or artwork. For ages 7+. Register at http://pasadena.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=2894 Saturday, Aug. 1 • 2 p.m. • Zoom
Bookmark Art Contest deadline is August 8
Design a bookmark to share with library users! Winning designs will be featured in a limited print run of special PPL bookmarks. Your bookmark design can be about anything that's library, Pasadena, literature, or curiosity related. For more details, guidelines, and entry form, visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net/teens
Sketches and More (At Home for Teens)
Relax and create some art in this virtual guided session for teens with staff from the Armory. We'll be working with watercolors. Supplies available if needed. Register at pasadena.evanced.info/signup
Wednesday, August 12 • 4 p.m. • Zoom
Teen Skribble Game
Join us for a fun virtual and relaxing doodle guessing game (like Pictionary)! To play, you’ll need internet access and a tablet or computer. For teens only. Sign up at pasadena.evanced.info/signup
Friday, August 14 • 4 p.m. • Online
Take and Make Crafts
Bust your boredom with these free take-home crafts! Sign up during the specified dates for the kit you want, and you'll be notified when it's ready. You can select your desired pickup location at signup, and use curbside pickup during our service hours. While supplies last.
Register for a Watercolor Kit (all ages) starting August 3:
Kit includes watercolor pencils, paper, brush, and a fine point pen. Watch our YouTube channel @pasadenalibrary in August for instructional videos to make paintings like these! (Click here)
Paint With Us
Join us online for a hands-on guided art activity. Relax, draw and paint. We’ll be working with watercolor pencils. For all ages. This program will be a pre-recorded video posted on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/pasadenalibrary) on Tuesday, August 18 at 4pm. Participants can view the video anytime after it is posted. If you need supplies, sign up between August 3-7 for a Take and Make Watercolor Kit at surveymonkey.com/r/pplpaintcraftkit. Tuesday, August 18 • 4 p.m. • YouTube
Sew it Begins: Aromatherapy Eye Pillows
In this virtual class, you'll follow along with your sewing machine and make your own aromatherapy eye pillow! These pillows can be filled with a variety of fillings such as; flax seed, rice, dried lavender, or essential oils. The pillows have a washable cover and can be heated or kept in the freezer for soothing relaxation or relief from headaches and eye strain. For teens and adults, ages 13+. Sign up at pasadena.evanced.info/signup
Essay Contest for 5th-8th Graders, Deadline 10/31/2020
You’re invited to participate in DAR's Essay Contest.
Topic for 2020-2021: March 5, 2020 marks the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre, considered to be a pivotal event that paved the way to the American Revolution. Imagine you are living in Boston and, after witnessing the event of March 5, describe your family’s discussion about the Boston Massacre and what role it played in organizing the Colonists against the British King and Parliament.
A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the student from each grade level who writes the best essay. Awardees also have the chance to win more cash prizes (District, State, and National).
Those interested should send a query to the email address on the flyer and will get an information packet. This includes the rules, a suggested reading list, and a Study Guide that details how to delve into the topic and how to write a compelling essay.
Title of Essay “The Boston Massacre”
Open to Grades 5-8
Length 300-1,000 words (depending on grade level)
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artistic Gardening with a focus on environmental justice. A Compassionate Arts & Day One collaboration. Open to grades 9th-12th. M/W/F onsite at Day One. Outdoors at Day One. Masks and social distancing required. Register at: https://bit.ly/ArtisticGardening
Theater & improv Class, 8/3-9/2
A Compassionate Arts & Day One collaboration. Open to 9th -12th graders. 4:30pm - 6:30pm Mondays and Wednesdays onsite at Day One. Outdoors at Day One. Masks and social distancing required. Register at: https://bit.ly/TheaterImprovClass
Points of View Reference Center: resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. You'll need a library card to access this database.
Here are some volunteer, internship, and job opportunities for youth.
Student recruitment underway for new advisory group for L.A. County.
Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo has launched an advisory council to bring the views of students into conversations and decision-making about public education.
The new Superintendent's Student Advisory Council will involve 25 diverse high school students from districts countywide. They will engage in dialogue with Superintendent Duardo on educational equity, the quality of public education, student well-being and other topics of concern, advising her on key issues facing youth.
Students are currently being recruited to apply to serve on the advisory council. The group will meet virtually on a quarterly basis beginning in Fall 2020.
Interested students will need to complete an application and have a teacher, administrator or certificated school staff member submit a recommendation. They will also need show they have the permission of their parent/guardian to participate
Applications and forms are due no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020.