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Palms and Playa Vista TLC: The Impact of Social Media on Teenage Mental Health: Understanding the Positive and Negative Effects

May 03, 2023

My name is Angelina Chow, and as a Public Health Ambassador for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), I have received specialized training on timely COVID-19 health and safety information, as well as access to important public health information and resources to share as a community

close up of a bee with large sac of pollin on a flower and colorful painted rocks

Teens Leading Change: Platt’s Pollinator Protectors Update

April 05, 2023

As part of the Los Angeles Public Library’s Teens Leading Change initiative at the Platt Library, a group of devoted volunteers has brought awareness to the dwindling species of pollinators that are vital to our ecosystem.

Polluted Beach with a piece of driftwood that reads, Save the Earth

Teens Leading Change: Investigating the Triple Planetary Crisis

March 15, 2023

The triple planetary crisis, consisting of climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss, are rapidly developing issues that are proving detrimental to our environment. Across the globe, biodiversity has been declining at an alarming rate, largely due to human activities that impact our surroundings.

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Palms and Playa Vista TLC: Social Media, Mental Health, and Body Image

February 22, 2023

The Palms and Playa Vista teens have decided to focus on social media’s effects on mental health and body image for their Teens Leading Change project.

6 Palisades Branch Library teens

Waste to Resources: A Palisades Teens Leading Change Project

February 15, 2023

Whether it is paper discarded after one use, bananas we are afraid have gone bad, or old clothing we can’t bring ourselves to wear, waste is entrenched in our daily lives.

Teen’Scape sign with Michelle, Ashley, Julia, and a teen volunteer

Deloitte: A Look Back at Their Day of Giving

February 08, 2023

A lot of work goes into the library in order for it to offer all the services that it does, and our wonderful volunteers do part of that work.

close up of a bee with large sac of pollin on a flower

Teens Leading Change: Platt’s Pollinator Protectors

January 26, 2023

Pollinators play a key role in maintaining healthy ecosystems by contributing to plant reproduction. Through their symbiotic relationships with plants, pollinators spread pollen from one organism to another, while receiving nectar as a result.

girl with dogs and cats

Reducing Animal Stress in Shelter and Rescue Animals

January 18, 2023

For my Girl Scout Gold Award, I am working to reduce stress and boredom in shelter and rescue animals. I started doing this project because I love animals and want to do anything I can to help them.

4 queer teens smiling

The Need for Support Towards LGBTQ+ Youth: A Teen’s Perspective

December 07, 2022

Thousands upon thousands of teenagers in the United States identify as LGBTQ+. In fact, the Human Rights Campaign emphasized that at least 8% of the entire US population consider themselves a part of the community.

An Evening With Silk Sonic album cover

An Evening With Silk Sonic

November 09, 2022

Bruno Mars has been a major figure in shaping music of the 2010s, providing catchy pop tracks that also blend in some funk, R&B, rock, and soul: a mainstream artist that made three massively popular albums in the last decade with hits such as 24K Magic, Just the Way You Are, and W