Fractured Films Contest Winners

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We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Fractured Films Art and Writing Contests. This year, youth ages 8-18 who live or attend school in Pasadena were challenged to put their own spin on a film. All artwork and stories were inspired by characters or scenes from an existing movie […]

Pasadena Loves YA 2018 – photos and thank yous

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Our fifth annual teen book festival, Pasadena Loves YA, featured 15 authors, 4 panels, and a book blitz.   We owe many thanks to everyone who helped with the event including:   Our featured authors — who donated their time and expertise, and took care of their own travel arrangements […]

Teen Advisory Board Write Ups: TAB Charges and Significance

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Meeting held on April 16th, 2018 Article written by Johanna Faith Malicdem, Marketing Chair and Blog Manager The Innovation, STEAM and Marketing Committees answered the following questions to summate TAB’s charges and roles. In doing so, the committees learned to advocate for all the members’ hard work and contribution to […]

Teens visit NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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A small group of our library teen volunteers had the privilege of visiting and getting a private tour of Pasadena’s JPL campus. If you’re not familiar with who or what JPL is, JPL stands for Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It is a national research facility that carries out robotic space and Earth […]

A Muggle Murder Mystery

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This year’s annual Halloween event–a dinner party, after-hours lock-in, murder mystery–was exceptional; the theme was Harry Potter. With an almost entirely teen cast, the Teen Advisory Board transported the guests into a Hogwarts mystery. As the Halloween feast was winding down, a mystery was afoot. The culprit could be a […]

Pasadena Loves YA 2017

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Our fourth annual teen book festival, Pasadena Loves YA, featured 17 authors, 4 panels, and a book blitz. We owe a gazillion thanks to everyone who helped with the event including all the participating authors who not only donated their time and expertise, but also took care of their own […]

Avengers Summer Party Recap

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by Liliana Edmonds, age 16     The Pasadena Central Library’s summer party is a themed fandom party complete with themed decorations, activities, and party favors. The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) typically decides the party’s theme; this year, we selected the Avengers. Everyone on TAB contributed ideas for easy Avengers-themed party decorations […]

Ceiling in the Floor – Lineage Dance

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recap by Alaina Joby,  Grade 9 The Pasadena Public Library hosted the Lineage Dance Company for a performance on February 11, 2017. The Lineage Dance Company is a contemporary dance company dedicated to raising awareness for several non-profit organizations. The piece they performed this Saturday was titled “Ceiling in the […]

Wonderland Murder Mystery

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It’s a Mad Hatter Tea Party!  But beware:  something sinister lurks in Wonderland.  It’s a land of stories, but who’s telling the real tale? And who murdered the poor, poor Prince of Hearts? All the key characters are suspects. It’s up to you to solve it. Prowl through Wonderland hunting for […]

Mermaids, Magic, and String Theory: How Authors Create Fantasy Worlds

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Transcript by Hadley Willman, grade 11 Photos by Katie Ferguson The second panel of the Pasadena Loves YA event was called Mermaids, Magic, and String Theory: How Authors Create Fantasy Worlds. Participating panel speakers were Josephine Angelini, author of the Worldwalker trilogy, Tobie Easton, author of the Mer Chronicles, Shannon […]