Youth Network — April 2021

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April 7, 2021 Youth Network meeting   Agenda Icebreaker breakout pairs – What everyday skill or knowledge do you wish you had before ? (10 min) Finance Retirement Mortgages / rent Taxes x3 Driving skills Communication skills – reaching out to people; asking for help or to clarify instructions Email […]

Teen Advisory Board — March 2021

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Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, March 20, 2021   Present:  Noah, Leo, Vivien, Caelie, Genevieve, Luke, Yenyi, Jasmine,    Announcements:  New zine New game collection Take & make / artnight   Vote:  Summer reading prizes Vote ~ top prize selections are water bottle and bamboo cutlery set; a […]

Out of the Pantry: Soup

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This is the second “Out of the Pantry” teen cooking lesson. You can find the first HERE. These recipes use ingredients that do not use refrigeration so it allows us to easily distribute ingredients to participants. The recipes can also be cooked in a dorm room and great for for […]

Youth Network — March 2021

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Pasadena Public Library – Youth Network, 3/3/2021 In today’s meeting we will plan for mental health month. As many of you voiced the need for more mental health services especially in the last several months, today you’ll have the opportunity to shape some of those services for yourself and for […]

Teen Advisory Board — January 2021

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Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, 1/16/2021   Present:   Genevieve, Noah, Jasmine, Leo, Yenyi, Vivien, Luke,    Agenda:  Edited videos so far Scavenger hunt debrief blog post with clues Shifts for facilitators + less number of days Walkable locations Back up hints for each location MHI grant – positive […]

Out of the Pantry: Pasta

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Out of the Pantry: Cooking Class for Teens We made a simple vegetarian pasta using pantry ingredients. Watch the video for step-by-step instructions. Intro script from video: My name is Jane Gov, and I am the teen librarian at Pasadena Public Library. The following video was edited from a live […]

Teen Advisory Board — December 2020

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Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, 12/12/2020 Present:  Jasmine, Vivien, Luke, Genevieve, Leo Announcement **Writing contest judges:  If you want to judge the writing contest, you can do so by reading and sending me your results via email.  Agenda:  Quick interactive polls using Zoom annotations. Purpose – to learn […]

Pasadena Scavenger Hunt

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So you think you know Pasadena, huh? Let’s put your navigation expertise to the test. Join in on a scavenger hunt. There are nine clues that lead to locations within the City of Pasadena. We hope you have fun getting out and exploring our amazing city! This program was created […]

Dream Catcher Story Contest

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We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Dream Catcher Story Contest. Writers were challenged to tell us a story in 300 words or less that is inspired by dreams or capturing dreams.  Special thanks to our judges:  Natassia Mendez, Jesse Roth, Nick Smith, and Jasmine Sov. Here are the […]

“The Day and Night” by Hera Hovsepian

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Dream Catcher Story Contest 1st place (Category 2: grades 6-8)   “The Day and Night” by Hera Hovsepian Age 13, Grade 8   At nights, when I sleep, I break the boundaries of my brain, which I wouldn’t   when I’m awake. My brain stops trying. It becomes raw. Real. […]