Booked for Teens - December 1, 2012

Booked for Teens

Saturday, December 1, 2012

New teen books and teen events and classes.

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Upcoming Events

NeedleReads
Monday, December 3, 7:00pm-8:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch
Each month we'll feature a different new sewing book and everyone will have a chance to do one project from the book. The library will provide materials, but if you own a sewing machine that you’d like to use, you’re invited to bring it with you! Open to anyone ages 12 to adult.

Every Tuesday
Tuesdays, December 4, 11, & 18, 3:30pm-5:30pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Bring some skills & imagination to show off your talents in a wide array of art and technology workshops. Some projects will last one session, and some projects will be ongoing until they are finished.  Stop by to find out what we are working on this week!

Nifty Gifty Thrifty
Tuesday, December 4, 4:00pm-5:00pm -- Meadowridge Branch
Make special, one-of-a-kind treasures to keep or to give to your loved ones. Ages 6 & up. Children under 8 must have an adult helper. No registration required.

Sequoya Kids Chess Club
Tuesdays, December 4 & 18, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
School age kids who know the basics of chess (i.e. how the pieces move) are welcome.

Meadowridge Chess Club
Wednesdays, December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 3:30pm-5:00pm -- Meadowridge Branch
Come to the Library and play. Any level of experience, all ages are welcome. No registration required. Drop in anytime 3:30pm-5:00pm.

Knitting at the Library
Thursdays, December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 3:00pm-4:30pm -- Meadowridge Branch
Learn the basics of knitting. We provide supplies. No registration required. Drop in anytime 3:00pm-4:30pm.

Chess Club
Thursdays, December 6 & 20, 4:00pm-5:00pm -- Pinney Branch
Learn how to play beginning chess and then play against other children with varied levels of experience. For children in grades K-12. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Gingerbread Zombies
Saturday, December 8, 3:30pm-4:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch
These zombies are so tasty you'll want to eat their brains! Come see who can create the creepiest zombie cookie designs.

Nifty Thrifty Gifty
Monday, December 10, 3:00pm-4:00pm -- Pinney Branch
Make special, one–of–a–kind treasures to keep or to give to your loved ones. For children ages 6 & up. Children under 8 must have an adult helper. No registration required.

Arty Party
Monday, December 10, 4:00pm-5:00pm -- Lakeview Branch
Once a month, come to the library for an arty party! Bring your own project from home or try a new technique using a colorful array of art supplies provided by the library. For tweens and teens, ages 10 and up.

Zombie Gingerbread
Wednesday, December 12, 4:00pm-5:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
These zombies are so tasty you'll want to eat their brains! Come see who can create the creepiest zombie cookie designs. Grades 6 & up. Click here to register.

Superheroes of the Round Table
Thursday, December 13, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Read the comic book style exploits of famous knights, fallen kings, faeries, and pilgrims. Learn how comics and graphic novels tell stories, then create your own graphic novel and cartoon animation adaptations of some of the works of Shakespeare, Chaucer, and other famous early English writers.  Click here to register.

Video Game Club
Monday, December 17, 2:30pm-4:00pm -- Lakeview Branch
Video games, friendly competition, and pizza. Show your friends and foes how to compete on the Wii.

Teen Book Club
Monday, December 17, 3:00pm-4:00pm -- Pinney Branch
Meet at the Pinney Library for lively book discussions and snacks provided by the Friends of Pinney Library. All books are chosen by teens. Stop at the library for your copy of the book. No registration required.

Legos
Friday, December 28, 2:00pm-3:00pm -- Meadowridge Branch
Use Legos to create a masterpiece. Give awards for craziest, tallest, most colorful, whatever you think of! Call 288-6160 or click here beginning 12/14 to register.

Ashen Winter
by Mike Mullin

In this sequel to Ashfall, more than six months after the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano, Alex and Darla retrace their steps to Iowa hoping to find Alex's parents and bring them to the tenuous safety of Illinois, but the journey is ever more perilous as the remaining communities fight to the death for food and power.

Ask the Passengers
by A.S. King

Astrid Jones copes with her small town's gossip and narrow-mindedness by staring at the sky and imagining that she's sending love to the passengers in the airplanes flying high over her backyard. Maybe they'll know what to do with it. Maybe it'll make them happy. Maybe they'll need it. Her mother doesn't want it, her father's always stoned, her perfect sister's too busy trying to fit in, and the people in her small town would never allow her to love the person she really wants to: another girl named Dee. There's no one Astrid feels she can talk to about this deep secret or the profound questions that she's trying to answer. But little does she know just how much sending her love--and asking the right questions--will affect the passengers' lives, and her own, for the better.

Breathe
by Sarah Crossan

In a barren land, a shimmering glass dome houses the survivors of the Switch, the period when oxygen levels plunged and the green world withered. A state lottery meant a lucky few won safety, while the rest suffocated in the thin air. And now Alina, Quinn, and Bea--an unlikely trio, each with their own agendas, their own longings and fears--walk straight into the heart of danger. With two days' worth of oxygen in their tanks, they leave the dome. What will happen on the third day?

The Brides of Rollrock Island
by Margo Lanagan

On remote Rollrock Island, men go to sea to make their livings--and to catch their wives. The witch Misskaella knows the way of drawing a girl from the heart of a seal, of luring the beauty out of the beast. And for a price a man may buy himself a lovely sea-wife. He may have and hold and keep her. And he will tell himself that he is her master. But from his first look into those wide, questioning, liquid eyes, he will be just as transformed as she. He will be equally ensnared. And the witch will have her true payment. Reviewed on MADreads.

Days of Blood & Starlight
by Laini Taylor

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war. This is not that world. Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is--and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it. In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people.

Finale
by Becca Fitzpatrick

Fates unfurl in the gripping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Hush, Hush saga. Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial. Old enemies return, new enemies are made, and a friend's ultimate betrayal threatens the peace Patch and Nora so desperately want. The battle lines are drawn--but which sides are they on? And in the end, are there some obstacles even love can't conquer?

Personal Effects
by E.M. Kokie

Ever since his brother, T.J., was killed in Iraq, Matt feels like he's been sleepwalking through life -- failing classes, getting into fights, and avoiding his dad's lectures about following in his brother's footsteps. T.J.'s gone, but Matt can't shake the feeling that if only he could get his hands on his brother's stuff from Iraq, he'd be able to make sense of his death. But as Matt searches for answers about T.J.'s death, he faces a shocking revelation about T.J.'s life that suggests he may not have known T.J. as well as he thought. What he learns challenges him to stand up to his father, honor his brother's memory, and take charge of his own life.

Reached
by Allyson Braithwaite Condie

In this third and final book in the Matched trilogy, Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again. Will Cassia be able to reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining and a love she cannot live without?

Sapphire Blue
by Kerstin Gier and Anthea Bell

In this sequel to Ruby Red, Gwen's life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she's been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean. At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he's very warm indeed; the next he's freezing cold. Gwen's not sure what's going on there, but she's pretty much destined to find out.

What’s Left of Me
by Kat Zhang

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else-- two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren't they settling? Why isn't one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn't. For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she's still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-- hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet-- for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.