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Join other teens for Teen Read Week at your local County Library. For more event information and library locations, click on the links below.


Teen Read Week: Library Events

Date Event

Saturday, September 30,
2:00 PM

Huntington Park Library

Teen Book Club


Teen Book Club

For the month of September, we will be reading American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. No need to meet for discussion, just complete a review!

To join the Teen Book Club:

1. Check out and read the book.

2. Fill out the enclosed book review.

                       3. Submit your completed entry at the Information Desk.

Completed entries must be received by Saturday, September 30, 2017, to be entered into the drawing.

This book selection is appropriate for grades 7- 12

Thursday, October 5,
4:00 PM

San Fernando Library

Storytime Book Covers for Teens

Celebrate Teen Read Week by painting the cover of your favorite storytime book as a child!

We'd love to hear why it was your favorite book.

Then visit the library to see your beautiful creations on display in the teen library area.

Ages 12 to 17.

Tuesday, October 10,
10:00 AM

Walnut Library

Teen Read Week: Unleash Your Suggestions

Want to suggest a program for teens? Want to see your favorite manga on the shelf? Fill out a suggestion form and submit it between October 10 - 14. You will also enter an opportunity drawing sponsored by the Friends of the Walnut Library. 

Tuesday, October 10,
12:00 PM

Florence Library

Teen Read Week

This year's theme is "Unleash Your Story" and to recognize it we will record personal stories about meaningful events in our lives using studio recording devices.  Bring your story to share.

Tuesday, October 10,
3:00 PM

San Gabriel Library

Book Spine Poetry for Teens

book spine poetry exampleWhat better way to celebrate Teen Read Week than by writing unique poetry using teen book titles?! Use the books provided in the "Book Spine Poetry" bin and display your awesome poem to win a prize.

Also this week, "Unleash your story" by grabbing a friend and snapping a picture with a superhero at the library. Super smiles guaranteed.

Teens ages 12-17

Tuesday, October 10,
3:30 PM

Diamond Bar Library

Teen Read Week Book Discussion

Join us for a lively discussion of Finding Wonders by Jeannine Atkins.

Tuesday, October 10,
3:30 PM

El Monte Library

Teen Read Week: Button Making

Teen Read Week

Do you have a favorite quote or have you read something that you want to keep with you? Come to the El Monte Library and make a button with your favorite literary quote to celebrate Teen Read Week. Each participant will receive a free book while supplies last.

Tuesday, October 10,
3:30 PM

Sunkist Library

Unleash Your Story!
Do you have a favorite actor, musician, athlete, or historical figure that you want to know more about? Join us in exploring our biography collection and online resources to discover more about these people.
 
Participants will also have a chance to decorate a journal where they can start writing their own personal story.
 
Journals and art supplies will be provided, while supplies last.
 
 
 
For Teens ages 12-17.

Tuesday, October 10,
3:30 PM

Sunkist Library

Unleash Your Story!
Do you have a favorite actor, musician, athlete, or historical figure that you want to know more about? Join us in exploring our biography collection and online resources to discover more about these people.
 
Participants will also have a chance to decorate a journal where they can start writing their own personal story.
 
Journals and art supplies will be provided, while supplies last.
 
 
 
For Teens ages 12-17.

Tuesday, October 10,
4:00 PM

A C Bilbrew Library

Teen Book Club: Ender's Game
ender's gameIn honor of Teen Read Week the Teen Book Club will be reading Ender' Game by Orson Scott Card. Ender's Game is the story of Andrew "Ender" Wiggin  and his classmates who are being tested and trained to determine whether they possess the abilities to remake the world -- if the world survives an all-out war with an alien enemy.   
 
Please stop by the information desk for a copy of the book. 
 
For teens ages 13-18.

Tuesday, October 10,
4:00 PM

Agoura Hills Library

Teen Read Week: Bookmark Contest/Binge Reading Party

Take a break from school work and veg out in the Fireplace Room to submit your bookmark contest entry and then read to your heart's content! We'll supply the books, colored pencils, and snacks, so join us to "unleash your story!"

Teens 12 to 18.

Tuesday, October 10,
4:00 PM

Angelo M. Iacoboni Library

Teen Read Week - The Great Read Away

teen rainbow silhouettes jumping midairGot fines? Join the read-away party! Each hour spent reading in the library removes $5 in fines from your account. Stay for one or both hours.

*This event will take place in Iacoobni's Activity Room.

Ages 12-18

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

Tuesday, October 10,
4:00 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library

Teen Read Week: Bottlecap Bookmark
Make a bottlecap bookmark or magnet using recycled paper.
 
All materials will be provided in the Teen Area.

Grades 7 -12

Tuesday, October 10,
4:00 PM

East Los Angeles Library

Teen Read Week Drop-in: Bookmark Contest Creation

Bookmark Contest

Celebrate this year's Teen Read Week at the Library by completing an entry for the 38th Annual Bookmark contest. This year's theme is “What’s Your Story? / ¿Cuál es tu historia?”

Art supplies will be provided in the Teen area. We'll also have some drawing books available for inspiration!

Ages 12-18

Tuesday, October 10,
4:00 PM

La Crescenta Library

Teen Read Week: Unleash your Story

   

Teen read weekFingerprints are all unique. What makes YOU unique?

In honor of Teen Read Week, we invite you to unleash your story using your fingerprint. Create a poem aboutthe one thing you know the most, Yourself!  
 
Also the 38th Annual Bookmark Contest is here! We invite you to tell Your story. Art supplies will be available. Teens, ages 12-17. 
 
Parents: Please be aware that refreshments will be served.  
                              A list of ingredients will be available  at the program.

Tuesday, October 10,
4:00 PM

Lake Los Angeles Library

Teen Art Activity

Celebrate Teen Read Week, "Unleash Your  Story", and join us for a fun art activity, giveaways, and snacks. Parents: Please be aware that refreshments will be served. A list of ingredients will be available at the program.

This program is for teens age 12 to 17. Registration is required and limited to 12 participants. Sign up at the Information Desk or by phone today!

Tuesday, October 10,
4:00 PM

Stevenson Ranch Library

Teen Read Week: Storytime Throwback Party!

Remember all those picture books that were read to you as a kid? Come dressed comfortable in your pajamas and bring your favorite book to share! We'll read the stories aloud and do a fun art activity, just like old times.  

Parents: Food will be served. A list of ingredients will be available at the event. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Stevenson Ranch Library.

Tuesday, October 10,
4:30 PM

Chet Holifield Library

Take & Make Program

Teens are invited for a "Take & Make" program.  All participanting teens will be given a Take and Make edible tiny book art kit to take home. We'll also have the MakMo where teens will have an opportunity to make a STEAM activity. At the end of the program, we'll be giving out incentives for teens who particiapted in the program. 

Tuesday, October 10,
4:30 PM

Hermosa Beach Library

Teen Read Week: Zines!

Zine: noun: a small-circulation self published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via photocopier. Join us in Teen Territory as we make our own! Can't join us on Tuesday the 10th? Drop in all week to create your own from our drop in Zine cart! All supplies will be provided. 

Tuesday, October 10,
5:00 PM

El Camino Real Library

Unleash Your Story/Libera tu historia

 

Teen Read WeekTell us your story! Celebrate Teen Read Week by using our new library laptops to start writing your own short stories. We’ll also show you how you can publish your own stories with parent permission!  For ages 10-18

¡Cuéntenos su historia! Celebre la semana de adolescentes usando nuestras nuevas computadoras portátiles para comenzar a escribir sus propios cuentos. Con permiso de los padres también le mostraremos cómo puede publica sus propias historias!

10-18 Años

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 10,
6:15 PM

Charter Oak Library

M?kM?: Book Cover Mashup

Celebrate Teen Read Week with us! This is your opportunity to put yourself in your favorite book cover or design a cover of your own! Using our digital cameras and laptops, we will walk you through making your book cover vision a reality.

For teens ages 12-18.

Wednesday, October 11,
10:00 AM

Walnut Library

Teen Read Week: Unleash Your Suggestions

Want to suggest a program for teens? Want to see your favorite manga on the shelf? Fill out a suggestion form and submit it between October 10 - 14. You will also enter an opportunity drawing sponsored by the Friends of the Walnut Library. 

Wednesday, October 11,
2:30 PM

Culver City Julian Dixon Library

Judge a Book by its Cover for Teens

Judge a BookNow is your chance to judge books by their covers! Vote on which covers you think are the best and enjoy some treats for Teen Read Week.

Please be aware the food will be served at this program. A list of ingredients will be available.
 

Grades 6-12 

Wednesday, October 11,
2:30 PM

Hacienda Heights Library

Maker Wednesday

Learn about our new Maker Mobile (MakMo) and have hands on experience with our fun activities involving science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). 

Image result for makmo county library image

Wednesday, October 11,
3:00 PM

San Gabriel Library

Book Spine Poetry for Teens

book spine poetry exampleWhat better way to celebrate Teen Read Week than by writing unique poetry using teen book titles?! Use the books provided in the "Book Spine Poetry" bin and display your awesome poem to win a prize.

Also this week, "Unleash your story" by grabbing a friend and snapping a picture with a superhero at the library. Super smiles guaranteed.

Teens ages 12-17

Wednesday, October 11,
3:30 PM

Duarte Library

WonderLoom for Teens
Teens, at this program, you can create own colorful bracelet, charms, rings, or whatever you wish! All materials provided
 
Please note this program will be held at the Duarte Teen Center, 1400 Buena Vista St, Duarte, CA 91010 ph:(626) 303-0863.

Wednesday, October 11,
3:30 PM

Malibu Library

Teen Art Activity: Hair Chalking

rainbow chalk and teen read week

Have you always wondered what you would look like with wild colors in your hair?  Come show your support for National Coming Out Day and celebrate Teen Read Week with a riot of rainbow colors in your locks!
 
For teens 12-18.

Wednesday, October 11,
3:30 PM

South El Monte Library

Teen Read Week Book Club

We'll celebrate Teen Read Week by discussing the book, The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George. Copies of the book will be available at the Customer Service Desk, but you don't have to read the entire book to participate.  Discussions are informal and fun! Each teen who participates will receive some free incentives, courtesy of Teen Services.

Wednesday, October 11,
4:00 PM

Angelo M. Iacoboni Library

Adult 101: Persona

Explore the differences between how you perceive yourself in private and how others might perceive you based on the ways you present yourself. We'll discuss first impressions, social etiquette and ways to be the REAL you in any situation.

*This event will take place in Iacoboni's Activity Room.

Ages 12-18

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

Wednesday, October 11,
4:00 PM

Carson Library

Teen Read Week Activity: DIY Comic Strips

Join us as we celebrate Teen Read Week by making a comic strip using paper materials, laptops, and your imagination!

Wednesday, October 11,
4:00 PM

Compton Library

Unleash Your Story: Blackout Poetry

blackout poetry

Celebrate National Teen Read Week by creating your own poetry and artwork by removing words on the page by blacking gthem out.

Ages 12-17

 

photos: www.flickr.com/cazatoma  Giana DiFlora

 

Wednesday, October 11,
4:00 PM

East Rancho Dominguez Library

Teen Read Week: DIY Comics

Teen Read Week 2017 LogoJoin us a for a hands-on comic-making workshop, learn about writing and drawing in celebration of Teen Read Week 2017!

**Teen Read Week is all about encouraging teens to be regular readers and library users**

Ages 12-17

Wednesday, October 11,
4:00 PM

La Canada Flintridge Library

Teen Services Storytime Throwback

Share your most beloved picture books from when you were little. Then help create a display using your favorites for younger children to check out and enjoy. Open to ages 13-17 years.

Wednesday, October 11,
4:00 PM

La Mirada Library

Book Speed Dating

BookFind the one... book for you! In honor of Teen Read Week, La Mirada Library will be hosting Book Speed Dating. Get to know some new books and maybe find the right one for you!

There willl be a drawing at the end for some cool prizes!

For teens in grades 6-12.

Wednesday, October 11,
4:00 PM

Norwalk Library

Teen Read Week: Emoji Reads
It's Teen Read Week (October 8 - 14)! Celebrate by reviewing or summarizing a book… entirely using emojis! Head to the display in the teen area for more info. Throughout this week, everyone who participates will receive a prize, while supplies last.
 
Teens will also create emoji pillows on Wednesday, October 11 at 4:00 PM. Express yourself with this fun and easy no-sew craft! Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Norwalk Library. 
 
Parents: Please be aware that refreshments will be served.  A list of ingredients will be available.

Wednesday, October 11,
4:00 PM

Quartz Hill Library

Teen Read Week: Positive Notes

Inspired by the "Positive Post-It Day" campaign, stop by the meeting room to write positve messages and drawings on sticky notes! We may even put some in library books to pass on the positivity. All materials will be provided by the library, while supplies last.

Ages 12-17.

Wednesday, October 11,
5:00 PM

Alondra Library

Teen Book Club: Teen Read Week

Read interesting books and open your mind to new ideas with other teens at our Teen Book Club.  The book selected for October is Olivia Gardner's Letters to a Bullied Girl: Messages of Healing and Hope. Copies of the book can be found at County of Los Angeles Public Libraries.

This program is for ages 12 - 18 years old.

*Parents, please be advised that refreshments will be provided. A list of ingredients will be available upon request.

Wednesday, October 11,
5:00 PM

East Los Angeles Library

Teen Read Week: Share Your Story with DIY Buttons

Teen Read WeekCelebrate this year's Teen Read Week at the Library by unleashing your story! Everyone has a story to tell, so come use our button maker and create your own story with a series of buttons. We'll have some great teen fiction and graphic novels on hand for inspiration!

Parents: Please note that refreshments may be served at this program. A list of ingredients will be available.

Ages 12-18

Wednesday, October 11,
5:30 PM

South Whittier Library

DIY Comic Books

DIY comic booksCelebrate Teen Read Week and "Unleash Your Story" in comic book form! We will be learning the types of comics along with examples from books.  Lastly, you will create your own comics!    

For ages 12-17.

Thursday, October 12,
10:00 AM

Walnut Library

Teen Read Week: Unleash Your Suggestions

Want to suggest a program for teens? Want to see your favorite manga on the shelf? Fill out a suggestion form and submit it between October 10 - 14. You will also enter an opportunity drawing sponsored by the Friends of the Walnut Library. 

Thursday, October 12,
1:30 PM

Hacienda Heights Library

Teen Advisory Board & Art Activity

Hey Teens! The Hacienda Heights Library needs your input for teen programs. Come and enjoy a brief art activity and share your insight and suggestions for cool program ideas!

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Thursday, October 12,
3:00 PM

San Gabriel Library

Book Spine Poetry for Teens

book spine poetry exampleWhat better way to celebrate Teen Read Week than by writing unique poetry using teen book titles?! Use the books provided in the "Book Spine Poetry" bin and display your awesome poem to win a prize.

Also this week, "Unleash your story" by grabbing a friend and snapping a picture with a superhero at the library. Super smiles guaranteed.

Teens ages 12-17

Thursday, October 12,
3:00 PM

Sorensen Library

Teen Read Week
 
Teen Read Week This year you can celebrate Teen Read Week by creating your own zine to "Unleash Your Story."  
 
Zines are DIY magazines made by you on any topic you want.
 

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Sorensen Library.

*Parents please be advised that food may be served. A list of ingredients will be available at the program.

For Ages 12-17.

Thursday, October 12,
3:30 PM

City Terrace Library

Teen Movie Night: Beauty and the Beast
rose in a bookIn celebration of Teen Read Week, we will be showing the film Beauty and the BeastOnce you’ve seen the movie, check out the book from our teen area and let us know which one is better
 
Ages 12-17
 
Parents: Please be aware that refreshments will be served at this program. A list of ingredients will be available at the program.
 
Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

Thursday, October 12,
3:30 PM

Hawthorne Library

Teen Creativity

Celebrate Teen Read Week with a special art activity. Teens ages 12-17

Thursday, October 12,
3:30 PM

Norwood Library

Teen Read Week: Button-up Your Story
Teen Read WeekCome take a break from studying and meet new people, do an art activity, play video games, or board games. Teen programs are for grades 6 -12.  
 
Come celebrate Teen Read Week by "unleashing"  your story in a creative way with the button maker.  Use the button machine and create a six-button memoir, while supplies last.
 
Parents:  Please be aware that refreshments might be served at this program.  A list of ingredients will be available at the program.
 

Thursday, October 12,
4:00 PM

Acton Agua Dulce Library

Design Your Own Tote Bag

Celebrate Teen Read Week and come design your own tote bag to carry your books in. All materials will be provided. For teens ages 12 - 18

Thursday, October 12,
4:00 PM

Baldwin Park Library

TAB Meeting and Teen Read Week: DIY Your Own Comic Book

Join the Teen Advisory Board as we discuss and plan upcoming events and activities. After our TAB meeting, we will be creating our own DIY comic books for Teen Read Week.

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

Thursday, October 12,
4:00 PM

Castaic Library

Teen Read Week: Teen Book Title Challenge

Teens celebrate Teen Read Week by taking the Teen Book challenge! Test your knowledge of Teen book titles with this fun contest. After the game, we will be making corner bookmarks! Prizes and refreshments will be provided.

Grades 6-12.

Parents: Food is a part of this event. Ingredient lists will be available at the program

Thursday, October 12,
4:00 PM

Cudahy Library

Teen Read Week: Comic Strip Viewer

Unleash your story through art by making a comic strip and viewer! There will be free books and other giveaways!

ages 10-17

Thursday, October 12,
4:00 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library

Teen Read Week: Bookmark Contest Creation Session

Work on your bookmark contest entry at the library.The theme this year is "What’s Your Story? / ¿Cuál es tu historia?"

Check out our drawing books for inspiration.

All materials will be provided in the Teen Area.

Grades 7 -12

Thursday, October 12,
4:00 PM

East Los Angeles Library

Teen Read Week Drop-in: Bookmark Contest Creation

Bookmark Contest

Celebrate this year's Teen Read Week at the Library by completing an entry for the 38th Annual Bookmark contest. This year's theme is “What’s Your Story? / ¿Cuál es tu historia?”

Art supplies will be provided in the Teen area. We'll also have some drawing books available for inspiration!

Ages 12-18

Thursday, October 12,
4:00 PM

Hawaiian Gardens Library

M?kM? Thursday/ Jueves de M?kM?

Come and explore the world of STEAM programming with the M?kM? van.

Targeted for ages 6 through 14 although older teens and adults are welcome.

Parental supervision is required for children under 12.

Venga y explore el mundo de la programación de STEAM con la furgoneta M?kM?
 
Está dirigido para las edades de 6 a 14 años, aunque los adolescentes mayores y 
 
los adultos son bienvenidos. 
 
La supervisión de los padres es necesaria para los niños menores de 12 años.
 

Thursday, October 12,
4:00 PM

Los Nietos Library

Inspiration Boxes

What books and characters have inspired you? What thoughts and ideas might empower you each day? Would you like to create an Inspiration Box, with words and images that will surely bring a smile to your face? If so, come to the library for this fun, art-filled event!

Appropriate for ages 12-18.

Thursday, October 12,
4:00 PM

Stevenson Ranch Library

Teen Read Week: MakMo - Book Binding 101

To be able to "Unleash Your Story" you'll need to make a book first! Our MakMo Librarian will be on hand to teach you how to bind your own book using the coptic stitch technique.

While supplies last. 

Ages 12-17.

Friday, October 13,
9:00 AM

Walnut Library

Teen Read Week: Unleash Your Suggestions

Want to suggest a program for teens? Want to see your favorite manga on the shelf? Fill out a suggestion form and submit it between October 10 - 14. You will also enter an opportunity drawing sponsored by the Friends of the Walnut Library.

Friday, October 13,
3:00 PM

San Gabriel Library

Book Spine Poetry for Teens

book spine poetry exampleWhat better way to celebrate Teen Read Week than by writing unique poetry using teen book titles?! Use the books provided in the "Book Spine Poetry" bin and display your awesome poem to win a prize.

Also this week, "Unleash your story" by grabbing a friend and snapping a picture with a superhero at the library. Super smiles guaranteed.

Teens ages 12-17

Friday, October 13,
3:00 PM

Walnut Library

Teen Friday: Teen Read Week Celebration

Teens! Bring your friends to the library to celebrate Teen Read Week! Check out the most trending books; enjoy video games and board games; unleash your creativity by making your own art piece with fuse beads. 

Friday, October 13,
3:30 PM

Willowbrook Library

DIY Buttons for Teens

Drop by the library to create a DIY button in honor of Teen Read Week and Unleash Your Story! Create your own designs from our templates. For teens in grades 6-12th. Gain free incentives for attending. 
DIY Buttons

Friday, October 13,
4:00 PM

Angelo M. Iacoboni Library

Teen Read Week - Unleash Your Creativity

teens in rainbow silhouette jumping midairHave you always wanted to be a writer or an artist? use an art journal to explore and express new ideas. Journals, writing prompts, drawing challenges, and art materials will be provided.

*This event will take place in Iacoboni's Meeting Room.

Ages 12-18

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

Friday, October 13,
4:00 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library

Teen Read Week: Bookmark Contest Creation Session

Work on your bookmark contest entry at the library.The theme this year is "What’s Your Story? / ¿Cuál es tu historia?"

Check out our drawing books for inspiration.

All materials will be provided in the Teen Area.

Grades 7 -12

Friday, October 13,
4:00 PM

Temple City Library

Teen Read Week: Unleash your (Mini) Story!
4 teens jumping in the air, text
Celebrate Teen Read Week by playing a few rounds of Nanofictionary, the fun card game of telling mini-stories in 55 words or less.

We will also explore the County Library’s awesome Writer’s Corner, which has all the resources you need to become a self-published author of your own stories. There will be snacks, so make sure to join us!

This program is for teens, grades 7 - 12. 
 
Parents: Please be aware that refreshments are being served at this program.  A list of ingredients will be available. Refreshments are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Temple City Library.
 
Suggested Books:
      

Saturday, October 14,
9:00 AM

Walnut Library

Teen Read Week: Unleash Your Suggestions

Want to suggest a program for teens? Want to see your favorite manga on the shelf? Fill out a suggestion form and submit it between October 10 - 14. You will also enter an opportunity drawing sponsored by the Friends of the Walnut Library.

Saturday, October 14,
2:00 PM

Clifton M. Brakensiek Library

Girl Empowerment: Zine Making

teens

Did you know that October is Girl Empowerment month? This month is for the ladies and to honor them we are creating our very own teen zines - short, DIY magazines. Celebrate and feel empowered by the other girls in your community, make something original and get some free goodies. 

 
Ages 12-18.

Tuesday, October 17,
5:30 PM

El Camino Real Library

Race Against the Clock: Poetry Edition/Carrera contra el reloj: Edicin de poesias

ClockRace against your friends to create the funniest poems using pre-cut words from books and magazines. For ages 10-18. 

 

Compite contra tus amigos para crear los poemas más chistosos y divertidos usando palabras pre-cortadas de libros y revistas.  10-18 Años

 

Friday, October 20,
4:30 PM

West Hollywood Library

Teen Make-A-Zine Workshop!
trwCelebrate Teen Read Week by learning how to make your own zines! Learn a simple zine folding method, and discover new resources for the craft.
 
We'll provide paper, pens, and colored pencils. You provide the ideas! 

Ages 13+.  RSVP to the email below.