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Summer Reading Fun in Teen'Scape

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Art, Music, & Recreation Department,
Reading is so Delicious

Teens! It’s time for Summer Reading Club at the Central Library. And that means it’s time for summer fun, new friends, new books, fun activities, and prizes!

Starting this week, you can stop by Teen’Scape to sign up for summer reading, get your game card, and claim your first prize (an always-stylish Los Angeles Public Library tote bag).

We’re going to be offering all kinds of activities that revolve around cooking, baking, kitchen concocting, and, of course, EATING to match our summer reading theme, Reading Is So Delicious!

Here are a few of this summer’s food-themed activities:

Science Experiments You Can Eat
Tuesday, June 18, 2-3pm
Learn how to make your own butter, pickles, and soft drinks with SCIENCE.

No Bake Desserts with Claudia
Monday, June 24, 4-5pm
Learn how to make two different tasty desserts. No stove or oven required!

Teen Council: Smoothies with Maria
Tuesday, June 25, 4:30-5:30 pm
Special guest Maria Lew will share healthy smoothie recipes to beat the summer heat.

Teen Iron Chef Week
Monday-Friday, July 8-12, 3:00-4:30 pm
A week of competitive cooking challenges with a different theme every day. We’ll battle to find out who can make the tastiest ramen, popcorn treats, salads, and nachos, and at the end of the week, teens will judge library staff in a brownie bake-off.

Teen Council: Food Prep & Safety with Troy Irvin
Tuesday, July 31, 4:30-5:30pm
Learn kitchen fundamentals like how to handle food and use kitchen tools safely.

And if you’re not a foodie, that’s okay! We’re offering plenty of other activities, including Comics and Manga Club every Thursday from 2-3pm and Xbox and Wii Game Days most Fridays from 2:30-5pm. You can also stop by for Math Mondays, K-Pop with Dora, or one of our Student Smart SAT or PSAT practice tests and student seminars with pros from the Princeton Review.

Check out a complete list of Teen’Scape events on Teen Web, and don’t forget to sign up for Summer Reading Club. This year’s prizes include gift cards to your favorite restaurants, buttons, lanyards, earbuds, and more, so don’t miss out!

The Los Angeles Public Library’s Summer Reading Club for teens starts Monday, June 3 and will run through August 3.