Teens

Summer Reading

 

 

 

 

 


There are new options for reading books, sharing opinions and winning prizes with the library this summer! What's so different about this year is that you now have the option to either log your books online, or in person at the library, or both. You'll be entering a drawing for a weekly prize. The prizes will vary between libraries but expect books and gift cards to neighborhood shops! Find out more at reading.madisonpubliclibrary.org.

 

 

Video Game Tournament

Super Smash Wii U Tournament

The time has come for our inaugural Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament! The tournament runs from June 11-August 6, with a qualifying round every week leading to the championship on August 12th, 2015 at the Central Library. Check the tournament's page for details.

 

 

 Bubbler Workshops

 

 

 

 

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Video Game Design

WEEKDAY: Leave this 3-day series having created your own video game level! The Video Game Design Camp is a one week camp in which attendees use AutoDesk Maya and The Unreal Development Kit to create a fully interactive 3D game level. Attendees will work with a professional Game Designer to create every part of their level; from the sky to the ground to the various objects found in it. At the end of the camp, attendees will be able to play their level as well as the other levels created by peers during the camp.  Games will be rated "T for Teen”. Registration is required.

  • Central Library: Tuesday, July 14 — Thursday, July 16, 12pm-4pm [Register Here]
  • Central Library: Tuesday, July 28 — Thursday, July 30, 12pm-4pm [Register Here]
  • Central Library: Tuesday, August 11 — Thursday, August 13, 12pm-4pm [Register Here]
  • Central Library: Tuesday, August 25 — Thursday, August 27, 12pm-4pm [Register Here]

WEEKEND: A 6-hour workshop in which attendees use AutoDesk Maya to create the groundwork for an interactive 3D game level. Attendees will work with a professional game designer to begin building their level; from the sky and the ground to the various objects found in it. Registration is required.

 

Stop-Motion Animation

WEEKDAY: Discover how animators produce cartoons and movies by bringing your own drawings and ideas to life. Explore techniques like claymation and “humanimation" and learn basic editing skills while creating short films that are of interest to you. A fun new project will be completed each of the 3 days and you take home all of your creations to share with family and friends at the end of the week. Registration is required.

  • Central Library: Tuesday, July 7 — Thursday, July 9, 12pm-3pm [Register Here]
  • Central Library: Tuesday, July 21 — Thursday, July 23, 12pm-3pm [Register Here]
  • Central Library: Tuesday, August 4 — Thursday, August 6, 12pm-3pm [Register Here]
  • Central Library: Tuesday, August 18 — Thursday, August 20, 12pm-3pm [Register Here]

WEEKEND: Spend some free time on a Saturday with one of our stop-motion animation stations this summer! Just a few quick tips and you'll be on your way to a fun video of your own creation. No Registration required and open to all ages.

  • Pinney Library:  Saturday, July 11, 10am-4pm
  • Sequoya Library:  Saturday, July 18, 10am-4pm
  • Monroe Street Library:  Saturday, July 25, 1pm-4pm
  • Lakeview Library:  Saturday, August 1, 10am-4pm
  • Goodman South Madison Library:  Saturday, August 8, 10am-4pm
  • Pinned Library:  Saturday, August 15, 10am-4pm
  • Meadowridge Library:  Saturday, August 22, 10am-4pm

 

Board Game Design

WEEKEND: Games like Monopoly, Apples To Apples, Clue and Candyland didn’t appear out of thin air!  In this 3-hour workshop workshop, teens will learn the basic principles of game design and, working individually or in teams, will modify a base board game to create a brand new game — game board, rules, theme and name. Registration is required.

  • Goodman South Madison Library: Saturday, August 1, 1-4pm [Register Here]
  • Pinney Library: Saturday, August 8, 1-4pm [Register Here]

 

Camp One Life

WEEKDAY: Camp One Life takes your experience of Hip-Hop to the next level. Diving right into the 5 elements of the genre: Breakdancing, DJing, Graffiti, Emceeing, and the Pursuit of Knowledge, students will have the chance to create and produce a work of art from each element! One Life is a place for campers to get a 5-day hands-on experience with these performance styles in workshops led by professional organizations and artists in the Madison area. Registration is required.

  • Central Library: Monday, August 10 — Friday, August 14, 1pm-4pm [Register Here]
  • Central Library: Monday, August 17 — Friday, August 21, 1pm-4pm  [Register Here]

 

Mural Design

WEEKDAY: Drip, splatter, and spray large scale art! This 5-day series with a local mural artist explores visual art and creative expression through the use of drawing, color, and painting with acrylics. Starting with pencil and paper, participants will be led through a design session that results in many individual images and several layers making up one larger picture. They will then learn how to convert the small paper images to a large scale canvas platform and paint the mural that will be displayed at the library. Registration is required.

  • Goodman South Madison Library: Monday, August 3 — Friday, August 7, 4pm-6pm [Register Here]

WEEKEND: This 6-hour workshop with a local mural artist explores visual art and creative expression through the use of drawing, color, and painting with acrylics. Starting with pencil and paper, participants will be led through a design session that results in many individual images making up one larger picture. They will then learn how to convert the small paper images to a large scale canvas platform and paint the mural that will be displayed at the library. Registration is required.

 

Film Making

WEEKEND: In this 6-hour workshop, teens will work with two professional filmmakers to choose a script and produce a short film or scene using the library's Digital Media Lab. Attendees will learn what goes into the 'lights, camera and action!' of making a film - from camera work to lighting, editing and acting. Once completed all attendees will leave with a copy of the film they helped produce! Registration is required.

 

Media Lab @ Central Library

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to learn and use the following:

  • Stop motion animation with iPad stations
  • 3D game design with Maya & Unreal
  • Film editing with Premiere Pro
  • Green screen video with iMovie
  • Audio design with Pro Tools
  • Graphic design with Photoshop

See the open hours and a full listing of hardware and software on the Media Lab webpage.

 

Teen Book Finder

The Teen Book FinderTeen Book Finder from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access the past three years' of YALSA's awards and lists. It is currently only available for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. Visit YALSA's site to try it out.

 

 

 

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