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Creative Writing with Ashlyn Anstee

We had another terrific creative writing class for ages 5-8 with author-illustrator Ashlyn Anstee, who created the books Are We There, Yeti? and No, No, Gnome! Kids had a great […]

Kids' Writing Workshop: The Erasmus Game

On Friday, Sept. 23 in our Kids’ Writing Workshop for children ages 8-12, we played something called “The Erasmus Game,” which I got to learn from PCC professor and YA […]

Roald Dahl 100

We had 45 people come to our Roald Dahl 100 Celebration on Tuesday, September 13th, the centennial of Roald Dahl’s birth! Mr. Nick told us all about Dahl’s life and […]

Kids' Writing Workshop with Tracy Holczer

On Friday, August 26, we had Tracy Holczer here at the Pasadena Public Library children’s story room to teach creative writing to kids aged 8-12. Tracy Holczer wrote the gorgeous […]

Creative Writing for Beginning Readers: The Wonderful World of Poems with Cassidy Kao

On August 9, 2016, a young self-published poet named Cassidy Kao, age 10, taught our Creative Writing for Beginning Readers class for kids between 5 and 8 years old. She […]

Bethany Barton Teaches Creative Writing

On Saturday, July 9, 2016, author-illustrator Bethany Barton taught a creative writing class for kids ages 5-8 at Pasadena Public Library. Her humor and fun infused the class and put […]

Kids' Writing Workshop with Author Rachel Searles

Rachel Searles, author of MG science fiction novels The Lost Planet and its new sequel Stolen Moon, got the kids thinking creatively and having fun making the weirdest, scariest, funniest, […]

On Tuesday, November 17, Pasadena Public Library celebrated this year’s Young Readers League selection, Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin (Knopf) by Liesl Shurtliff.  In partnership with Vroman’s Bookstore, Young […]

Kids' Writing Workshop with author Elana Arnold

Sometimes I like to make a video mashup of clips from these workshops, especially now that we have a digital camera that will take both photo and video. So before […]

Happy Birthday, Salina Yoon!

March 14, 2015 was not only Pi Day, but also the birthday of one of our favorite authors and illustrators, Salina Yoon!  To commemorate this very special occasion, Salina shared a […]