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Author Leila Sales on 'This Song Will Save Your Life'
Not Your Mother's Book Club will welcome children's book editor and author Leila Sales, who will mark the paperback release of her novel about friendship and the power of music, "This Song Will Save Your Life." April 20, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto.
 

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Wii Wednesday
The Portola Valley Library will hold a Wii Wednesday event where video gamers ages 7 and older can compete in friendly races of Mario Kart on the Nintendo Wii. April 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Teen Blackout Poetry Contest
Throughout National Poetry Month this April, the Menlo Park Library will hold a Blackout Poetry Contest, during which participants can create poetry by leaving select words visible and blacking out the rest. Visit the website for more info. April 1-27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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Tinkering Teens: Mexican tin art
At this Portola Valley Library event, teenagers in sixth grade and up can take part in a craft activity using a traditional Mexican folk art technique. April 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

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Author Sabaa Tahir on 'An Ember in the Ashes'
Sabaa Tahir will introduce her debut young adult novel, "An Ember in the Ashes," an epic fantasy set in a Rome-like world and that focuses on an orphan and a soldier fighting for family and freedom. April 28, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
 

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Teen Spring Book Club
Menlo Park Library's Teen Book Club for ages 12 to 18 will meet to discuss "The Young World" by Chris Weitz at a themed book party. Registration is required. May 2, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park .

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Youth TV Studio Production Workshop (June 15-19)
The Midpeninsula Community Media Center will offer a session for students in grades six to eight where they can learn skills for producing, directing and starring in a TV show. Participants will transform a concept into a completed show, creating sets, monitoring cameras and sound, using graphics and acting. June 15-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $450. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.
 

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Youth Animation Workshop (June 29-July 3)
In this weeklong workshop, the Midpeninsula Community Media Center will lead students in grades nine to 12 in using industry animation software to create 2D animations and special effects. Participants will also use green-screen technology to combine actors with digital elements using Adobe After Effects. Monday-Friday, June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $450. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.

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Sports broadcasting camp (July 6-10)
In this Midpeninsula Community Media Center program, students in grades 6 to 8 will learn skills used for live sports broadcasting and gain hands-on experience. Using the center's mobile production truck, each student will try out roles as director, camera operator, graphics designer, audio engineer and play-by-play commentator. Monday-Friday, July 6-10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $485. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.

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Summer Studio @ TheatreWorks
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will offer two immersive monthlong programs for students in grades seven to nine (Hambly Track) and 10 to 12 (Stern Track), focusing on writing, staging and performance for the theater, as well as creative expression generally. July 6-Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $1,000 Hambly Track; $1,500 Stern Track. TheatreWorks at Sobrato Non-Profits, 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 127, Redwood City.
 

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Sports broadcasting camp (July 20-24)
In this Midpeninsula Community Media Center program, students in grades nine to 12 will learn skills used for live sports broadcasting and gain hands-on experience. Using the center's mobile production truck, each student will try out roles as director, camera operator, graphics designer, audio engineer and play-by-play commentator. Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $485 Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.

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Youth TV Studio Production Workshop (July 20-24)
The Midpeninsula Community Media Center will offer a session for students in grades nine to 12 where they can learn skills for producing, directing and starring in a TV show. Participants will transform a concept into a completed show, creating sets, monitoring cameras and sound, using graphics and acting. Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $450. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.

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Youth TV Studio Production Workshop (July 27-31)
The Midpeninsula Community Media Center will offer a session for students in grades six to eight where they can learn skills for producing, directing and starring in a TV show. Participants will transform a concept into a completed show, creating sets, monitoring cameras and sound, using graphics and acting. Monday-Friday, July 27-31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $450. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.

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Alateen meeting
Alateen, a community of young people (ages 12 to 18) whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking, holds weekly meetings to give each other support -- whether the alcoholic continues to drink or not. Meetings are confidential, anonymous and non-religious. The program is sponsored by Al-Anon and based on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Thursdays, Feb. 12-Oct. 1, 7-8 p.m. Free. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E. Meadow Drive, Room 8, Palo Alto.