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College Prep Events at the Library

Check out the upcoming events we have to help you succeed in getting into college!

  • Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015: Majors and Careers Guidance
    Central Library Children's Story Room at 6:30 pm
    C2 Education will give students guidance on up and coming careers and choosing the right major for them.
  • Thursday, Jan 29, 2015: GPS to College -- Beyond Books
    6 pm at La Pintoresca Branch Library. Call 626-744-7268 to register.
    Discover the role internships, community service
    and extra-curricular activities play in the college application process.
  • Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015: Key to College Admissions
    6 pm at La Pintoresca Branch Library. Call 626-744-7268 to register.
    Learn the importance of coursework rigor and GPA, the roles that tests, interviews and recommendations play in college admissions.
  • Thursday, Feb 26, 2015: Scholarships: Where to Find Them
    7 pm at Hastings Branch Library. Call 626-744-7262 to register.
    Learn about all of the resources available to find and get scholarships.
  • Saturday, Mar 14, 2015: ACT or SAT: Which test is better for you?
    1 pm at Hastings Branch Library. Call 626-744-7262 to register.
    Discover the challenges of each test and learn vital testing strategies to improve your scores.
  • Saturday, Mar 21, 2015: Practice SAT
    10 am at La Pintoresca Branch Library. Call 626-744-7268 to register.
    Get ready for the official SAT® by taking a practice test proctored and scored by C2 Education. Afterward you can pick up your test scores directly from them.
  • Thursday, Mar 26, 2015: Winning College Essays
    6 pm at La Pintoresca Branch Library. Call 626-744-7268 to register.
    Get tips on selecting topics through self-reflection and brainstorming exercises, organizing your essay and revising it to create sophistication and
    depth.
  • Saturday, Apr 4, 2015: Practice SAT for current Juniors
    10 am at La Pintoresca Branch Library. Call 626-744-7268 to register.
    Get ready for the official SAT® by taking a practice test proctored and scored by C2 Education. Afterward you can pick up your test scores directly from them.
  • Saturday, Apr 18, 2015: Practice ACT
    1 pm at Hastings Branch Library. Call 626-744-7262 to register.
    Get ready for the official ACT® by taking a practice test proctored and scored by C2 Education. Afterward you can pick up your test scores directly from them.
  • Saturday, Apr 25, 2015: Practice AP Exam
    2 pm at the Central Library Donald Wright Auditorium.
    Students can choose to take a practice AP Literature exam or practice AP U.S. History exam.
  • Saturday, May 2, 2015: Practice SAT
    1 pm at Hastings Branch Library. Call 626-744-7262 to register.
    Get ready for the official SAT® by taking a practice test proctored and scored by C2 Education. Afterward you can pick up your test scores directly from them.
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015: Practice ACT for current Juniors
    10 am at La Pintoresca Branch Library. Call 626-744-7268 to register.

    Get ready for the official ACT® by taking a practice test proctored and scored by C2 Education. Afterward you can pick up your test scores directly from them.
 

College Preparation Resources at the Library

Pasadena Public Library has a variety of programs and services to help you get into college, including:

LearningExpress database: Online practice tests for all kinds of exams, including the SAT and ACT, with a detailed analysis of your score and what areas you need improvement in.

Free Practice SATs and Test Taking Tips: Get an idea of what taking the actual SAT will be like! The more times you take the SAT, the higher your score is likely to be. Take a live practice test at the library!  See the links on the side for more information.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online: Searchable database of grantmakers you could contact for financial aid. This subscription database is available on the computers at La Pintoresca Library or on your own computer using La Pintoresca's WiFi.  Ask staff for assistance.

Library books: Use the links below to search the most popular subject searches in our catalog.

 

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