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Adult 101 for Teens

Adult 101 For Teens:

Tips and tricks for surviving adulthood

This project was supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Stuff You Need To Know

Check out these books for tips & tricks to survive adulthood.

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Thrive in social situations and avoid mistakes you may not even know you’re making.


Financial Savvy
How to manage your money and be a savvy consumer.

Nutrition and Fitness

Nutrition and Fitness
How to get fit and stay healthy for the rest of your life.


Present the best you to the world.

Personal Safety

Personal Safety
What you should and shouldn’t do to stay safe.

Public Speaking

Public Speaking
What to say and how to say it.

Social Media and Cyber Smarts

Social Media and Cyber Smarts
Protect your privacy, avoid bullying, and stay happy online.

Workplace Know-How

Workplace Know-How and Time Management
The best ways to get (and keep) a job.

Adult 101 for Teen Events

Date Location

Tuesday, Jul 17,
4:30 PM

Adult 101: Dining Etiquette for Teens

Hermosa Beach Library

Learn the basics of dining etiquette at our Adult 101 program! Does small talk make you sweat? What about that plethora of forks? And what is with that tiny spoon on the top of your table setting? Get all the answers here at the library. For teens 11-18. 

Friday, Jul 20,
3:30 PM

Adult 101: Physical Fitness

Live Oak Library

FitnessInterested in exercise? Join us as we learn the basics of getting fit!

For ages 10+

Wednesday, Jul 25,
2:00 PM

Adult 101: Life Skills for Teens - Money $mart

Rowland Heights Library

Learn from financial advisor Jeffrey Zhu about scholarships and financial aide strategies for college.

For teens ages 12 - 17

Thursday, Jul 26,
4:00 PM

Adult 101: Mock Interviews

Baldwin Park Library

Thinking about getting a job or going to college?  What should you wear?  How should you act?  We are going to discuss job and college interviews. We will video tape interviews and then review them for tips and tricks.  Bring a flashdrive and we will save your mock interview on it to take home.

Program suitable for ages 12 to 17

Saturday, Jul 28,
10:00 AM

Adult 101: Job Skills for Youth Workshop

East Los Angeles Library

job skillsAre you looking for a job? Attend a special job skills workshop to learn what you need to get and keep that job. Learn to write a resume, stand out in a job interview, and receive a Work Readiness Certification!

Step 1 - Sign up at
Step 2 - Click on the Confirmation Link that will be emailed to you.
Step 3 - Create a Username and Password.
Step 4 - Sign in to and RSVP to our event!

Ages 16-24

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Saturday, Jul 28,
11:00 AM

Adult 101: Persona

Angelo M. Iacoboni Library

Explore the differences between how you perceive yourself in private and how others might perceive you based on the ways you present yourself. We'll discuss first impressions, social etiquette and ways to be the REAL you in any situation.

Ages 13 - 18

Parents: Please be aware that food may be served at programs. A list of ingredients will be available.

Tuesday, Jul 31,
3:00 PM

Teen Summer Challenge: Adult 101-Stress Management

Castaic Library

Prepare for school by learning techniques to reduce stress. Then design your own stress ball!  All materials provided by the Library. While supplies last.

Ages 12-18.

Wednesday, Aug 1,
4:00 PM

Adult 101 for Teens: Library Bootcamp

Agoura Hills Library

With school starting back up, brush up on your Dewey Decimal skills and learn about our resources, while attempting to be the first group to complete the digital scavenger hunt!

For teens 12 - 18

Friday, Aug 3,
4:00 PM

Adult 101: Budgets

Angelo M. Iacoboni Library
Get ready for the real world with this role-playing game for living on a budget, while paying your bills!  
Ages 13-18
Parents: Please be aware that food may be served at programs. A list of ingredients will be available.

Tuesday, Aug 14,
3:00 PM

Teen Advisory Board Meeting Adult 101: Stress Management

Sorensen Library

Learn techniques to help manage stress and make your own stress relief ball to take home!Parents please be advised that food may be served. A list of ingredients will be available at the program. These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Sorensen Library. For teens ages 12-17.

Wednesday, Aug 22,
3:30 PM

Adult 101: Personal Finance for Teens

Duarte Library

You finally have your first job. What to do with the money? And should I spend it, save? And what about credit cards, loans, debit cards, etc? Find these answers, and more at this presentation given by the LA County Dept. of Consumer and Business Affairs!

Wednesday, Aug 22,
4:00 PM

Adult 101: Travel Basics

Pico Rivera Library

Learn tips and tricks of traveling including how to pack, what you can't take on an airplane, planning a vacation, and much more!

For teens and tweens ages 11 - 18

Thursday, Aug 23,
3:00 PM

Adult 101: Stress Management for Teens

Paramount Library

Between school, friends, family, and activities -- life can be pretty rough sometimes. Learn about stress management and make your own stress ball!

For ages 12 - 18.

Friday, Aug 24,
4:00 PM

Adult 101 for Teens: Decisions, Decisions!

Temple City Library

Making decisions is not easy! Practice making informed decisions with a few rounds of Choice-Opoly! This fun game and open discussion on decision making will demonstrate how our choices can affect our lives. This program is for teens, grades 7 - 12. Parents: Please be aware that refreshments will be served. A list of ingredients will be available.

Wednesday, Aug 29,
3:30 PM

Adult 101 for Teens: Social and Dining Etiquette

La Mirada Library

Teens, join us in this free class with etiquette and public speaking expert Jules Hirst to learn life skills. Which fork to use first at a formal dinner party? What is the proper way to shake hands and introduce yourself at a college interview or in any other social situation?  Learn all about etiquette and social niceties to help you make a favorable first impression on anyone you meet. Parents: Please be aware that refreshments might be served at the program. A list of ingredients will be available at the program. For teens in grades 6-12.

Wednesday, Aug 29,
4:00 PM

Adult 101 for Teens: Organization

Carson Library
Feeling disorganized? Need to better manage your time? Join us for our Adult 101 program & learn how to get and stay organized!