Booked for Teens - September 1, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

New teen books and teen events and classes.

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Upcoming Events

Sequoya Kids Chess Club
Tuesdays, September 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, September 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 any time 3:30pm-5:00pm.

Chess Club
Thursdays, September 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.

Knitting at the Library
Thursdays, September 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.

Craft Lab
Saturday, September 8, 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]

Arty Party
Monday, September 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.

Gaming @ the Library
Tuesday, September 11, 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.

Ashman Anime Club Presents... AnoHana: the flower that we saw that day
Friday, September 14, 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.  [more info/register]

Video Game Club
Monday, September 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: Forged By Fire
Monday, September 17, 3:30pm-4:30pm -- 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 September 17 discussion is Forged by Fire by Sharon Draper.

NeedleReads
Monday, September 17, 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.

Cr-Afternoons
Thursdays, September 20 & 27, 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.

Friday Lounge
Fridays, September 21 & 28, 3:30pm-4:30pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Play some games, make some crafts...relax and unwind. No registration necessary.

DIY Button Making
Monday, September 24, 4:00pm -- Meadowridge Branch
Need some new buttons for your backpack? Want to make a statement? Come and create your own buttons. Supplies provided. Call 288-6160 or click here beginning 9/10 to register.

Ashman Anime Club Presents... Bunny Drop
Friday, September 28, 6:45pm-8:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]

Dreamless
by Josephine Angelini

In this sequel to Starcrossed, with help from her new friend Orion, seventeen-year-old Helen Hamilton descends into the Underworld in search of a way to break the Furies' blood curse and prevent the start of another Trojan War.

Endure
by Carrie Jones

In this fourth book in the Need series, when evil pixies cause mass destruction and chaos in Bedford, Maine, sixteen-year-old Zara prepares for war, aligning her team of pixies with the humans she loves so much, a task made more difficult by her growing feelings for pixie king Astley.

The Far West
by Patricia C. Wrede

In the third book in the Frontier Magic Trilogy, when the unlucky magical twin Eff joins an expedition to map the Far West, she endures a long prairie winter and encounters with previously unknown creatures before realizing the importance of ending a magical flood.

Girl of Nightmares
by Kendare Blake

In this sequel to Anna Dressed in Blood, months after Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell and sacrificed herself for seventeen-year-old ghost hunter Cas Lowood, persistent visions of Anna being tortured cause Cas to decide to save her as she once saved him.

The Kill Order
by James Dashner

Mark struggles to make sense of his new, post-disaster world in this prequel to The Maze Runner.

The Last Princess
by Galaxy Craze

Tired of the royal family's relative comfort while they suffer in the wake of worldwide catastrophes in 2090, rebels kill the British king and abduct two of his children, but Princess Eliza escapes, disguises herself, and joins the rebels to seek revenge and the safe return of her siblings.

The Queen's Lady
by Eve Edwards

In book 2 of the Lacey Chronicles, following The Other Countess, in 1584, widowed eighteen-year-old Lady Jane Rievaulx enters into service in the court of Queen Elizabeth, where she meets again the dashing James Lacey with whom she was once in love, but although he cannot deny his fascination with Jane, he is dealing with the demons of war and feels unworthy of her love.

Second Chance Summer
by Morgan Matson

Taylor Edwards' family might not be the closest-knit--everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled--but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor's dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven't actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend...and he's much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve. As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they're more aware than ever that they're battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance--with family, with friends, and with love.

Small Damages
by Beth Kephart

Eighteen-year-old Kenzie of Philadelphia, pregnant by Yale-bound Kevin, is bitter when her mother sends her to Spain to deliver and give her baby away, but discovers a makeshift family with the rancher who takes her in, his cook, and the young man they have raised together.

Throne of Glass
by Sarah J. Maas

After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.