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Handmade Lettering

Teens at the Pasadena Central Library had a wonderful time transforming their handwriting into artful drawings.  In a workshop led by local artist Alethea Allarey, participants learned the concept of handmade lettering.  They styled phrases, names, developed illustrative concepts to match its mood and tone, and created a fun font as a group. Photos by […]

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Teen Advisory Board — November 2015

Teen Advisory Board 11/4/2015   Present:  Julia, Meep, Hadley, Kara, Madison, Chris   Agenda: recap murder mystery recap PHS project recap YA Services Symposium recap TAB tasks–establishing sub-teams Readers Advisory Team (RAd):  Responsible for selecting top ten & other featured teen book lists, leading YA Book Club, updating online teen book suggestions, selecting paperbacks for […]

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Preparing for Private High School

Mr. Bodwell, Associate Director of Admissions at Maranatha High School, presented a class he created for junior high students to demystify what the admissions requirements are for most secular or non-Catholic private high schools, and what the ISEE exam is like.  He went over sample questions with the students, such as qualitative/quantitative reasoning and verbal […]

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Legacy of Kings — teen review

Review by Kara Eng, teen reviewer Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman   This is a retelling of Alexander the Great as a youth. Before Alexander conquered the world, he was still living in the shadow of his father, a one-eyed “barbarian” conqueror. The book also follows other people: one hopeful warrior, one actual warrior (and […]

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