Booked for Teens - October 1, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

New teen books and teen events and classes.

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Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday
Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 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!

Sequoya Kids Chess Club
Tuesdays, October 2 & 16, 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, October 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 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, October 4, 11, 18, & 25 -- 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, October 4 & 18, 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.

Cr-Afternoons
Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, & 25 -- 4:00pm-5:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Join creative librarians for after-school craft fun! Colorful paper, glitter glue, paints and more! No registration necessary.

Superheroes of the Round Table
Thursdays, October 4 & 18, 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. [register]

Arty Party
Thursday, October 4, 5:00pm-6:00pm -- Hawthorne Branch
Monday, October 8, 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.

Friday Lounge
Fridays, October 5, 12, 19, & 26, 3:30pm-4:30pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Play some games, make some crafts...relax and unwind. No registration necessary.

Beading with Anika
Saturday, October 6, 1:30pm-2:30pm -- Pinney Branch
Learn how to make a stretch bracelet or anklet with jewelry artist Anika. All supplies provided. For Teens in grades 6-12. [register]

Gaming @ the Library
Tuesday, October 9, 4:00pm-5:00pm -- Meadowridge Branch
See if you have the right moves or learn how to play. For kids ages 7 & up. No registration required.

Goodman Animation Creations
Thursdays, October 11 & 25, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Goodman South Madison Library will be launching teen animation workshops in January 2013. Join us every other Thursday this fall as we start to tinker with the equipment and create original cartoons, no experience necessary!

Ashman Anime Club Presents... No. 6
Friday, October 12, 6:45pm-8:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch
The Ashman Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting will include screenings of everything from classic titles to new releases. The club is aimed primarily at teens and adults. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Refreshments served at each meeting. Call ahead to reserve your spot! [more info/register]

Craft Lab
Saturday, October 13, 3:30pm-4:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch
Not yer momma’s craft class! Experiment with new techniques and supplies each month and love the results. Registration begins two weeks before each class. [register]

Cyanotype Printing Workshop
Sunday, October 14, 2:00pm-4:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
In conjunction with the Go Big Read program Madison Public Library will present three cyanotype workshops to explore the unique artistic process used in this years book Radioactive. Artist Aliza Rand will facilitate the workshops where participants will learn about the process of cyanotype printing, and also make their own cyanotype prints. (Children ages 12 and up may participate but must be accompanied by an adult.) [register]

Video Game Club
Monday, October 15, 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: My Life Undecided
Monday, October 15, 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. The October discussion is My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody.

NeedleReads
Monday, October 15, 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.

Wii Party: Super Smash Bros.
Wednesday, October 24, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch
Play SSB on the big screen! Ages 10 & up. No experience or pre-registration required.

Franken Toys
Thursday, October 25, 1:30pm -- Meadowridge Branch
Take old toys and stuffed animals apart and put the pieces together to create your own new monstrous masterpieces.  Call 288-6160 or click here beginning 10/11 to register.

Henna Tattoos
Friday, October 26, 2:00pm-3:00pm -- Meadowridge Branch
Create your own design using this ceremonial art form which originated in ancient India. Call 288-6160 or click here beginning 10/12 to register.

Writing Workshop for Tweens & Teens
Friday, October 26, 3:30pm-4:30pm -- Meadowridge Branch
Local teen author Chrisa Thomas will be conducting a writing workshop focusing on the pieces needed to write a story. She will also talk about her new book Checkmate, or How Not To Fulfill Your Destiny. Call 288-6160 or click here beginning 10/12 to register.

Ashman Anime Club Presents... Hakuoki
Friday, October 26, 6:45pm-8:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]

Teen Open Mic Night
Friday, October 26, 7:00pm-8:30pm -- Pinney Branch
Join us at the library to showcase your talents. Share a spooky (or not) poem, story, or song. Play an instrument, tell some jokes, dance, it's really up to you. For teens in grades 6-12. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Pinney Library. No registration required.

Because it is My Blood
by Gabrielle Zevin

In the second book in the Birthright series, following All These Things I’ve Done, in 2083, seventeen-year-old Anya Balanchine seeks a way to make Balanchine Chocolate legitimate, and although a trip to Mexico gives her new insights and ideas, escaping her mobster family's legacy of violence may prove impossible.

Crazy Dangerous
by Andrew Klavan

Sam Hopkins fights back when he sees bullies harassing Jennifer, an eccentric schoolmate who, he learns, is having terrifying hallucinations about demons, death, and destruction which may just come true unless Sam can stop them.

Lure of the Dead
by Joseph Delaney

In the 10th book in the Last Apprentice series, as creatures of the dark hunt for the witch assassin Grimalkin, who carries the captured Fiend's head, Spook's apprentice Tom tries to find a way to finish this terrifying evil once and for all.

Never Fall Down: a Boy Soldier’s Story of Survival
by Patricia McCormick

From National Book Award finalist McCormick comes a raw, powerful novel based on the true story of Arn Chorn Pond, a boy who survived the Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia to become a human rights activist.

Of Poseidon
by Anna Banks

Galen, prince of the Syrena, is sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. He finds Emma and after several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, Galen becomes convinced Emma holds the key to his kingdom.

The Princesses of Iowa
by Molly M. Backes

After being involved in a drunk driving accident in the spring, Paige Sheridan spends the summer in Paris as an au-pair and then returns to her suburban Iowa existence for her senior year of high school, where she begins to wonder if she wants more out life than being popular, having a handsome boyfriend and all the latest clothes, and being a member of the social elite.

The Rise of Nine
by Pittacus Lore

The third installment in the action-packed Lorien Legacies series that launched with I Am Number Four and The Power of Six, finds the stakes higher than ever as John, Number Six, and Number Seven desperately try to find the rest of the Lorien Nine before it's too late.

Shadow and Bone
by Leigh Bardugo

Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

Struck
by Jennifer Bosworth

After a major earthquake devastates Los Angeles, seventeen-year-old Mia wants only to take care of her younger brother and traumatized mother, but two fanatical doomsday cults vie for her powers, drawn from the multiple lightning strikes she has experienced.

Team Human
by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan

Residing in New Whitby, Maine, a town founded by vampires trying to escape persecution, Mel finds her negative attitudes challenged when her best friend falls in love with one, another friend's father runs off with one, and she herself is attracted to someone who tries to pass himself off as one.  Reviewed on MADreads.