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Adult 101 for Teens

Adult 101 For Teens:

Tips and tricks for surviving adulthood

This project was supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Stuff You Need To Know

Check out these books for tips & tricks to survive adulthood.

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Thrive in social situations and avoid mistakes you may not even know you’re making.


Financial Savvy
How to manage your money and be a savvy consumer.

Nutrition and Fitness

Nutrition and Fitness
How to get fit and stay healthy for the rest of your life.


Present the best you to the world.

Personal Safety

Personal Safety
What you should and shouldn’t do to stay safe.

Public Speaking

Public Speaking
What to say and how to say it.

Social Media and Cyber Smarts

Social Media and Cyber Smarts
Protect your privacy, avoid bullying, and stay happy online.

Workplace Know-How

Workplace Know-How and Time Management
The best ways to get (and keep) a job.

Adult 101 for Teen Events

Date Location

Wednesday, Aug 23,
4:00 PM

Adult 101: Workplace Know-How & Time Management for Teens

Bell Gardens Library

Get tips on how to find a job and keep one.  We’ll be covering topics like where to start searching for jobs, how to create an effective cover letter and prepare a great resume, how to prepare for the interview, and how to manage your time once you get the job. 

For ages 12-18 years old.

Thursday, Aug 24,
3:00 PM

Adult 101: Time Management

Sorensen Library


Prepare for adulthood by learning skills to help you organize your life, including schoolwork, and extracurricular activities.

These programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Sorensen Library.

For Ages 12-17.

Friday, Aug 25,
4:30 PM

Online Personas and You!

West Hollywood Library
online personasIt's easy to get swept up in all your different social media identities: the Instagram 'you', the Snapchat 'you', and the list goes on!
We'll be talking about ways to keep the real 'you' intact, and then we'll make collages about our different online selves!
Find us in the Homework Center, and feel free to RSVP to the email provided below. 

Thursday, Aug 31,
4:00 PM

Adult 101: Work Place Know-how

A C Bilbrew Library

calendarLearn how to get and keep a job! In this workshop we will discuss the most currents tips on resume writing, interviewing, and how to dress for success.  

For teens ages 13-18 

Thursday, Aug 31,
4:00 PM

Adult 101: Workplace Know-How & Time Management

City Terrace Library
someone on the groundLearning the ins and outs of a workplace is crucial for the future. This program helps teens learn tips on many topics, including how to get and keep a job. Also check out our job seeker resources and books available at the library. 
For Teens ages 12-17.

Thursday, Aug 31,
4:00 PM

Adult 101 for Teens: Public Speaking

Hawthorne Library

Do you fear public speaking? Fear no more! Get tips and learn new skills that will help you calm your nerves and tackle public speaking with confidence.


Ages 13-18.

Thursday, Aug 31,
4:00 PM

Adult 101: Public Speaking

Masao W. Satow Library

Our workshop will give you tips for speaking with confidence to a group. For teens 12-18

Thursday, Aug 31,
4:00 PM

Adult 101 for Teens: Resume Skills

San Fernando Library
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Applying for a first-time job, volunteer position, or an internship?
Learn the common mistakes made on resumes and how to avoid them. 
We'll show you how to make your resume stand out! 

Ages 14 to 18


Wednesday, Sep 6,
4:00 PM

Adult 101: Social Media & Cyber Safety

Agoura Hills Library

Don't feed the trolls (and other tips to surviving the Internet). Learn how to protect your privacy, avoid bullying, and stay happy online.

Teens ages 12 to 18.

Saturday, Sep 9,
3:00 PM

Scholarship & Money for College

Diamond Bar Library
Join us as financial advisor Jefferey Zhu presents this free college financial planning workshop. High school students and parents will learn strategies on how to make paying for college affordable, and discover a variety of financial aid options, including where to look for scholarships and how to fill them out. 
For adults and interested teens ages 14 and up 

Tuesday, Sep 12,
4:00 PM

Healthy Eating for Teens

Woodcrest Library

Learn how to eat well and healthy. Teens nutrition is important. Don't diet. You can make good healthy choices for yourself with the right knowledge.


ages 12-18 years old

Wednesday, Sep 13,
3:30 PM

Adult 101 Life Skills for Teens: Easy Etiquette

Malibu Library

table setting easy etiquette

Don't get caught using the wrong fork! Learn the art of small talk, introductions and how to make a favorable first impression in any social situation.

For teens 12-18.

Wednesday, Sep 13,
5:00 PM

Adult 101 for Teens: Social Media and Cyber Safety

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library

social media and cyber safetyLearn how to protect your privacy, avoid bullying, and stay happy online.

For teens 12 - 18.

Thursday, Sep 14,
3:30 PM

Teen Thursday Adult 101: Understanding Credit

Norwood Library

Come by and chat with a Community Outreach Liaison from the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs.  Get financially savvy by learning and understanding the importance of credit, credit scores, and credit reports.  Teen programs are for grades 6 -12

Parents:  Please be aware that refreshments might be served at this program.  A list of ingredients will be available at the program.

Tuesday, Sep 19,
4:00 PM

Adult 101 for Teens: Cyber Safety Workshop

Lake Los Angeles Library

Learn how to protect your privacy, avoid bullying, and stay happy online.

Teens age 12 to 18 sign up at the Information Desk today!

Parents: Please be aware that refreshments will be served. A list of ingredients will be available at the program.

Tuesday, Sep 19,
4:30 PM

Adult 101: Personal Safety Escape Room Challenge

La Crescenta Library


Would you be able to recognize a dangerous or unsafe situation?  Would you know what to do? Joins us and learn what you should and shouldn't do to stay safe.
See if you've got what it takes to escape the library!


Wednesday, Sep 27,
4:00 PM

Adult 101 Anime Style: Surviving the Workplace

Pico Rivera Library

Welcome to Adult 101, Life Skills Boot Camp for Teens with an anime twist. Get prepared for adulthood by learning important skills through anime and manga. 

Despite saving the world, Son Goku from the Dragonball series has the hardest time holding down a job. Learn tips and skills that will help you be successful in the workplace. Stay for some Dragonball Super episodes after the presentation. 

For teens and tweens ages 11 - 19

Thursday, Sep 28,
5:00 PM

Adult 101: Basic Budgeting for Teens

Cudahy Library

Don't get fooled! Learn about the basics of banking, different forms of credit and smart money management! Presented by the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs.

ages 13-17

Wednesday, Nov 22,
5:00 PM

Adult 101 for Teens: Personal Safety

La Canada Flintridge Library

Discover safety skill and navigate your world with confidence. Check out our books on self defense.

Open to ages 13-17 years.