Booked for Teens - April 1, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

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Upcoming Events

DIY: Button Making
Monday, April 2, 2:00pm - 3:15pm - Alicia Ashman Branch
Create decorative pins for backpacks, advocacy issues, wearable art and more. (Psssst... We got a better button maker this time!) Click here or call 824-1780 beginning 3/19 to register.

Spring Break Spa Day
Tuesday, April 3, 1:30pm - 2:30pm - Meadowridge Branch
Pamper yourself and your friends with a trip to the library's Spa Day for Teens! You can make some homemade cosmetics, enjoy tasty treats and try out a new color of nail polish. Registration begins 3/20. Click here or call 288-6160 to register.

Every Tuesday
Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2:00pm - 6:00pm - Goodman South Madison Branch
Interested in painting murals, creating short films, henna tattooing, playing Wii, or geeking out with some electronic crafting? Bring your skills, imagination, and suggestions for something new every Tuesday from 3:30pm - 5:30pm.

Sequoya Kids Chess Club
Tuesdays, April 3 & 17, 4:00pm - 6:00pm - Sequoya Branch
School age kids who know the basics of chess (i.e. how the pieces move) are welcome.

Super Smash Brothers: Brawl
Wednesday, April 4, 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Pinney Branch
What better way to spend Spring Break than entering a double elimination tournament on the big screen! For Teens in grades 6-12. No registration required.

Meadowridge Chess Club
Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, & 25 - Meadowridge Branch
Come to the library and play. Any level of experience, all ages and beginners welcome. Drop in anytime between 3:00pm - 4:30pm.

DIY: Button-Making
Thursday, April 5, 1:30pm - 2:30pm - Meadowridge Branch
Create decorative pins for backpacks, advocacy issues, wearable art and more. Registration begins 3/22. Click here or call 288-6160 to register.

Meadowridge Library Knitting Circle
Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 3:00pm - 4:30pm - Meadowridge Branch
Learn the basics of knitting. Bring a project in-process to show and tell. Get help if you are stuck or need new ideas! We'll provide the supplies. All ages.

VERSUS Fitchburg
Thursday, April 5, 3:00pm - 6:00pm - Goodman South Madison Branch
Super Smash Brothers: Brawl - Goodman South Madison Library vs. Fitchburg Public Library
Warm-ups begin at 2:30pm. Online competitions begin at 3:00pm.

Chess Club
Thursdays, April 5 & 19, 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.

Goodman South Madison Anime Club MARATHON
Friday, April 6, 2:00pm - 6:00pm - Goodman South Madison Branch
Looking for a place to gather, watch, draw, & talk about Japanese animation? Join other anime addicts over Winter break as we enjoy the first 4 hours of a series on the BIG screen! Food and drinks are provided.

Teen Video Game Club
Friday, April 6, 3:30pm - 5:00pm - Lakeview Branch
Video games, friendly competition, and snacks. Show your friends and foes how to compete on the Wii.

First Friday Flicks: The Muppets
Friday, April 6, 6:30pm - 8:15pm - Pinney Branch
Visit the Pinney Branch Library on the first Friday of every month to view a newly released DVD of a popular movie on a big screen.  The movie for April is The Muppets, featuring Amy Adams and Jason Segel. This movie is rated PG. Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be served.  [more info]

Goodman South Madison Anime Club MARATHON
Monday, April 9, 12:00pm - 5:00pm - Goodman South Madison Branch
Looking for a place to gather, watch, draw, & talk about Japanese animation? Join other anime addicts over Spring Break as we enjoy 4 hours non-stop on the BIG screen! Food and drinks are provided.

Gaming @ the Library
Tuesday, April 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm - Meadowridge Branch
See if you have the right moves or learn how to play. For kids and teens ages 7 & up. No registration required.

Thursdays, April 12, 19, & 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm - Goodman South Madison Branch
Join creative librarians for after school craft fun. New projects at every meeting.

Ashman Anime Club Presents... Princess Jellyfish
Friday, April 13, 7:00pm - 9:00pm - Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]

Teen Book Club
Monday, April 16, 2:30pm - 3:30pm - 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.

Drop-In Art with Teresa
Thursay, April 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm - Hawthorne Branch
Find the artist within and create mini masterpieces with artist and teacher Teresa Getty! Bring your friends and experiment with a colorful collection of art supplies and materials. For teens in middle and high school.

Goodman South Madison Anime Club
Friday, April 20, 4:30pm - 6:00pm - Goodman South Madison Branch
Looking for a place to gather, watch, draw, & talk about Japanese animation? Join other anime addicts every-other Friday! Meetings may include screenings of everything from classic titles to new releases. Snacks are provided.

Madison Community Cinema Presents Hell and Back Again by Danfung Dennis
Saturday, April 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Sequoya Branch
Join us for a community preview of Independent Lens Film Hell and Back Again by Danfung Dennis. U.S. Marine Sergeant Nathan Harris, 25, leads his unit to fight a ghostlike enemy in Afghanistan. Wounded in battle, Harris returns to North Carolina and his devoted wife to fight pain, addiction, and the terrifying normalcy of life at home. View the trailer:

Monday Make-n-Takes... Duct Tape Wallet
Monday, April 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm - Meadowridge Branch
Monthly craft projects for teens and tweens. Registration begins two weeks before each program. Click here or call 288-6160 to register.

Monday, April 23, 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.

Black Boy/White School
by Brian F. Walker

When fourteen-year-old Anthony "Ant" Jones from the ghetto of East Cleveland, Ohio, gets a scholarship to a prep school in Maine, he finds that he must change his image and adapt to a world that never fully accepts him, but when he goes home he discovers that he no longer truly belongs there either.

by Marissa Meyer

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story. Reviewed in MADreads.

In Darkness
Nick Lake

In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L'Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in the 1804.

A Long, Long Sleep
by Anna Sheehan

Sixteen-year-old Rosalinda Fitzroy, heir to the multiplanetary corporation UniCorp, is awakened after sixty years in stasis to find that everyone she knew has died and as she tries to make a new life for herself, learns she is the target of a robot assassin. Reviewed in MADreads.

by Lauren Oliver

Sequel to Delirium. After falling in love, Lena and Alex flee their oppressive society where love is outlawed and everyone must receive "the cure"--an operation that makes them immune to the delirium of love--but Lena alone manages to find her way to a community of resistance fighters, and although she is bereft without the boy she loves, her struggles seem to be leading her toward a new love.

The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir
by Gaby Rodriguez and Jenna Glatzer

In this book, Rodriguez shares her experience growing up in the shadow of low expectations, reveals how she was able to fake her own pregnancy, and reveals all that she learned from the experience.

The Probability of Miracles
by Wendy Wunder

Having spent several years in and out of hospitals for a life-threatening illness, pragmatic sixteen-year-old Cam is relocated by her miracle-seeking mother to a town in Maine known for its mystical healing qualities.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
by Jennifer E. Smith

Hadley and Oliver fall in love on the flight from New York to London, but after a cinematic kiss they lose track of each other at the airport until fate brings them back together on a very momentous day.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
by Michelle Hodkin

Seventeen-year-old Mara cannot remember the accident that took the lives of three of her friends but, after moving from Rhode Island to Florida, finding love with Noah, and more deaths, she realizes uncovering something buried in her memory might save her family and her future.

Under the Never Sky
by Veronica Rossi

Aria and Perry, two teens from radically different societies - one highly advanced, the other primitive - hate being dependent on one another until they overcome their prejudices and fall in love, knowing they can't stay together.