Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Library

Teens at Encino-Tarzana Library

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Domestic Violence Awareness Project: Encino-Tarzana and Canoga Park Library teen volunteers donated their summer of 2021 to create a graphic novel, resource guide and zine about domestic violence. They hope it will help people better define the criminal behaviors of domestic violence and guide them out of the entrapments. A program within the Teens Leading Change initiative and in collaboration with StrengthUnited, this graphic novel includes visual definitions of types of domestic violence, a resource guide, a terms glossary, a zine

Domestic Violence
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pocket handbook, and essays that are some of the teens’ reflections on domestic violence. Project funding was generously supplied by: The California Department of Public Health, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Teens leading Change Initiative through Los Angeles Public Library. The book can be accessed electronically on Biblioboard here: https://library.biblioboard.com/content/9b7208e5-2b35-4a24-9391-b6b2fafd13a4
Use your library number and pin, click on the icon for LAPL for access. Physical copies of the book will be available in December.

Garden-Climate club

Climate Cafe and Garden Club. (Meeting fourth Thursday of the month at 5pm) This club is open to adult and teen participants who wish to discuss local and world events related to climate change. Members will also choose a monthly gardening project centered around native plants, pollinators, and xeriscape.

Manga - Graphic novel

Teen Manga/ Graphic Novel Club: (Meeting first Tuesday of the month at 5pm) Teens advise the librarian on ordering manga and graphic novels for library collection. Teens discuss manga & graphic novels and write reviews on Basecamp.


Teen Craft Club: (Meeting first Thursday of the month at 5pm) Teens make crafts for assisted living homes and create seasonal library displays for the branch.

Contact Elisabeth Calla for more information on programs in this section: ecalla@lapl.org

December 2020 Volunteer Project:
Encino-Tarzana Library teen volunteers collaborated with teens at Granada Hills Library to make Senior Care Packages. The packages included a card, a personalized pin-back button and a bookmark. All of these items were individually hand-made by the teens and given to seniors in local assisted living homes.

Thank you to the Encino-Tarzana Friends of the Library for funding this project and allowing the teens to earn community service hours while bringing joy to communities of seniors currently isolated due to the pandemic. And thank you to the staff of AvantGarde Senior Living, Tarzana Senior Living, and Aloha Senior Living. They were all so gracious in allowing the teens to bring gifts and cheer to their residents.

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Senior Care Cards

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Valentines Day

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African-American Heritage Month

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Power Words

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  Painting of LibraryTeen volunteers (Alexandra, Natalie, Veronica)
made displays for the teen section
Posted - January, 2020

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Dia de Los Muertos at Daniel Daniel Pearl Magnet High School
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

FOL provided pots and paint and Lowe's donated the succulents for a high school outreach program. Teens painted the pots in sugar skull style, added a succulent and placed them on an altar celebrating Dia de los Muertos.

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Dios de Los Muertos

SNRise Youth Empowerment Workshop - Wednesday, July 1, 2019

This teen-led workshop series focused on building self-confidence in youth through various methods of self-expression. The teens worked on building public speaking skills and also used art and writing as forms of expression. For this first workshop, 18 teens made pin-back buttons that represented themselves and their favorite things.

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