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 […]

“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. […]

“Never Let Go” by Pateel Krikorian

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Dream Catcher Story Contest 2nd place (Category 2: grades 6-8)   “Never Let Go” by Pateel Krikorian Age 13, Grade 8        My mother used to tell me to always dream and so I did. I dreamt every night and every day. I dreamt flowers blooming from every corner of […]

“As You Sleep I Feast!” by April M. Gonzalez

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Dream Catcher Story Contest 3rd place (Category 2: grades 6-8)   “As You Sleep I Feast!” by April M. Gonzalez Age 12, Grade 7        Every night they come, whether you can sense them or not. They come the moment you close your eyes, even for a second. They want […]

“I’m Not the Only One” by Grace Petoyan

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Dream Catcher Story Contest Honorable Mention (Category 2: grades 6-8)   “I’m Not the Only One” by Grace Petoyan Age 13, Grade 8   Who me? A dreamer? No, I don’t dream. It’s all within my head. I make senseless goals like buying pints of ice cream.   I watch […]

“A Dream Becoming a Nightmare” by Emelina Hakhnazaryan

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Dream Catcher Story Contest Honorable Mention (Category 2: grades 6-8)   “A Dream Becoming a Nightmare” by Emelina Hakhnazaryan Age 12, Grade 7   I shut my eyes For the night’s rest. In rushed to my head A vision so absurd I was left paralyzed.   For I saw a […]

“Catching Nightmares” by Maggie Hartigan

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Dream Catcher Story Contest Honorable Mention (Category 2: grades 6-8)   “Catching Nightmares” by Maggie Hartigan Age 12, Grade 6        Yawn. I’m so tired. I can’t wait to go to bed. I’m Avery, by the way. I glance up at my dreamcatcher, which hasn’t been doing a very good […]

Sketches & More – Fall Series

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Continuing with the monthly series, Sketches and More is a virtual teen program presented in partnership with Armory Center for the Arts. The workshops are taught by staff from the Armory. These are images from the Fall 2020 series.   Watercolor Resin Using a watercolor resin technique, participants created their […]

Sketches & More: Hand Lettering, Watercolors, and Graffiti Art

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Sketches and More is a virtual teen program presented in partnership with Armory Center for the Arts and Day One. The workshops are taught by staff from the Armory. Hand Lettering Hand lettering is a form of drawing decorative letters, usually as a way of interpreting or expressing the letters, […]

Painting With Watercolor Pencils

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This summer, we experimented with watercolor pencils. These programs were taught by Pasadena Library staff and for all ages, so families can enjoy these activities together while staying safe at home. If you would like it yourself or try other activities, check out our YouTube page: youtube.com/pasadenalibrary   Supplies you’ll […]