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picture of jennifer niven and book jacket
Mary McCoy, February 09, 2015

The LA Teen Author Series returns to Central Library on Saturday, February 14 at 2pm with a panel of authors that includes Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), April Lindner (Love, Lucy), Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places), Amy Talkington (Liv, Forever), and Sandra Waugh (Lark Rising).

Digital technology
Russell Garrigan, January 23, 2015

A popular dance song from the 1980s was called, “Let’s Get Physical,” sung by Olivia Newton-John.  Here’s a suggestion for a new song title with a technology slant, “Let’s Get Digical.”  What’s does digical mean?  It means combined physical and digital innovations.  Who invent

Vi Ha, November 10, 2014

Recent conversations with the teenagers that visit Teen’Scape revolved around the history of words.

Teenscape Department, July 27, 2014

Central Library is in the middle of summer reading mischief, and our teens have invested some serious time to Pause 2 Read for the special reading competition happening in Teen’Scape.

Vi Ha, June 22, 2014

A common professional conversation among librarians and folks that work with teenagers is how we can better prepare young people for the highly competitive, cooperative, fast-paced work environment.

Crime Scene yellow tape for Teen’Scape CSI event
Teenscape Department, October 22, 2013

This October has been a busy month for Teen'Scape, with a Big Draw LA program where we made a Central Library collage, sugar skull decorating and our all-day

A picture with teens at the Teen'scape department
Vi Ha, September 16, 2013

I had a friend once explain to me that there are basically two ways to learn about the world: one method is to take it apart into parts, a destructive method and the other way is to experience wholly and to make models of our experiences.

Image of the end of Summer Reading program
Mary McCoy, August 20, 2013

On Saturday, August 3, this year’s Summer Reading Program ended.. and I must say that Reading was quite Delicious this year! Teen’Scape had two enjoyable No Bake Dessert sessions which included cheesecake and lava cake demonstrations.

Photo of Two Teen Volunteers
Mary McCoy, July 16, 2013

In addition to hosting class visits, and teen activities and events, Central Library’s Teen’Scape also has an active teen volunteer program. So active, in fact, that during the month of June our volunteers logged 180 hours of community service.