With Central shuttered, The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library will offer another segment of its great bookstore inventory for sale on Saturday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Once again, you may fill a grocery bag for just $5, or make individual purchases at a table featuring premium books. Among the latter: titles donated to The Friends’ Bookstore by the Pacific Asia Museum prior to a recent renovation. The Friends will accept cash or checks only. As always, the proceeds help The Friends finance library programs throughout all branches.
Join us for the 15th Annual World Bullying Prevention Month. Take action to prevent bullying and help students increase their well-being. Let’s #BlueUp (wear blue) together in October to stand in solidarity against bullying. If you are a student or staff at a Pasadena middle or high school or a youth-serving organization, and would like to help distribute blue ribbons and/or Care Kits at your school or organization, please contact Jane Gov at email@example.com
ALL OF OCTOBER: Distribute info on bullying prevention and blue awareness ribbons
MON. OCT. 11, 6:00-7:30PM: NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
at PASADENA MEMORIAL PARK (corner of Raymond Ave. and Walnut St.).
Wear blue! Pickup ribbon and Care Kits. Outdoor event. Please wear a mask.
Join us as we commemorate the city’s efforts to celebrate and foster an inclusive community and mark the anniversary of National Coming Out Day. There will be music, resource tables, crafts, speakers, free HIV testing, and giveaways. All ages welcome. For more info: https://pasadena.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=4925
Out of the Pantry
Cooking class for teens. Cook up a tasty dish with ingredients from the pantry.To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be making pumpkin empanadas. Teens only. Supplies are available for pickup from Hastings Branch Library or La Pintoresca Branch Library. Please refer to the equipment, ingredients list, and confirmation email for further instructions to ensure you're prepared for the lesson.
For ArtNight, join us for a virtual art tutorial inspired by Hispanic Heritage Month. Supplies available for pickup if needed. View the live stream at youtube.com/user/pasadenalibrary. For teens ages 12-18.
Matter-Girls Empowerment Conference Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Loma Alta Park
The 7th annual I Matter-Girls Empowerment Conference, where girls with dreams become women with vision will take place On October 9, 2021. Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation presents a free event where girls ages 12-18 can join live and in-person from Loma Alta Park, Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park, and the Hacienda Heights Community Center. Participants will hear from powerful women innovators, educators, trailblazers and beyond! Girls will have an opportunity to connect with their peers and speakers to feel connected, inspired, and empowered. LA County Parks will host workshops, panels, and keynote speakers. Girls are invited to join and participate in all events. For more info: https://parks.lacounty.gov/gec2021/
In support of Pasadena Library's The Way to Well-Being initiative, our Teen Advisory Board will be launching a volunteer storytime training program. Ten teen volunteers will be selected to participate in 6-8 sessions (half virtual and half in-person) to learn the basic theory and process of presenting a children's storytime and craft session. Volunteers will work with library staff and approximately three other volunteers to plan and present two storytimes for families. This program is still in development, but is estimated to take place in Spring 2022. If interested, email Jane Gov at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dragonfly Girl by Marti Leimbach
review by Cadence Chen, age 17
Kira Adams is failing school. While she may be a genius when it comes to math and science, she’s definitely not doing so hot in her other subjects. Combined with the relentless bullying at school and her sick mom with debts piling up at home, she’s under a lot of pressure. But everything seems to be looking up when she wins a prestigious science contest with a big cash reward and an offer to work at a top of the line science research facility with Dr. Munn, a renowned researcher. However, one late night at the lab, Kira accidentally brings a dead rat back to life. This incident pushes her into the limelight of the public while simultaneously revealing a darker, more sinister side to the science she loves so dearly. ...