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Teens Leading Change: The Housing Crisis in Our Community

May 04, 2022

Hello! We are the Teens Leading Change (TLC) group of the Silver Lake and Echo Park Branch Libraries. Our project has a general goal of learning about the housing crisis in Los Angeles, and more specifically in our neighborhoods of Silver Lake and Echo Park.

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Environmental Justice for All: A Palisades Teens Leading Change Project

April 06, 2022

Everyone should have the right to a healthy environment. Yet, air pollution is a common occurrence in many communities where Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) live, work, and go to school.

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Teens Leading Change Project: Beautifying a Slice of Hollywood

March 16, 2022

Our Pio Pico Koreatown’s Teens Leading Change participants chose to focus on making their Hollywood neighborhood cleaner and safer for all to enjoy.

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Teens Leading Change Project: Dismantling the School-to-Prison-Pipeline

March 02, 2022

Since Fall 2020, the teen volunteers of the Robertson Branch have been participating in the Teens Leading Change (TLC) program by exploring inequalities in schools, particularly around the school-to-prison pipeline.

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Teens Leading Change Project: SoCal Readers

January 05, 2022

The SoCal Readers are the Teens Leading Change participants at the Chatsworth library. They are creating programming around the issue of reading engagement among those with learning disabilities.

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Teen Girls Experiencing Stress from School

December 13, 2021

Teen girls are constantly having to prove their ability to others by doing well on assignments and tests. This causes stress and pressure to always score high. According to Henry Schwan, "61% of girls...

Big Ben on a cloudy day in London

Thinking About Going to London? Here’s What You Should Know

November 17, 2021

In the summer of 2019, before Covid came and our lives changed, my family and I went to England for a vacation. Our first stop on the tiny island across the sea was London. When most people think of London, they think of the red buses, Big Ben, London Bridge, tea, Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye.

Patents librarian, Stella Mittelbach

No Prior Art: In Conversation With a Patents Librarian

November 09, 2021

As part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time series, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles & L.A. Public Library are developing a new project, titled No Prior Art, to open in 2024.

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How to Effectively Take Notes

June 17, 2021

Hi! My name is Jason Xie. I’m currently completing my freshman year at Oak Park High School. We just finished reading The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.