Booked for Teens - April 1, 2013

Booked for Teens

Monday, April 1, 2013

New teen books and teen events and classes.

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Upcoming Events

Animation Creation Workshop
Monday, April 1, 3:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch [register]
Monday, April 8, 3:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch [register]
Monday, April 15, 3:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch [register]
Monday, April 22, 3:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch [register]
Monday, April 29, 3:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch [register]

Create your own short films using our stop-motion stations or good old fashioned pencil, paper, and light box stations.  This is a part of a weekly animation workshop series (led by a professional animator!) offering teens the chance to get their hands on a variety of animation tools and computer software while learning how to script, capture and edit animated narrative sequences.  Animation workshops made possible by Madison Public Library and the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Call 266-6395 or click the links above to register.

Every Tuesday
Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 3:30pm-5:30pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch

Stop by this weekly teen drop-in session to mess around with different art and technology projects. You'll also have the chance to tinker with the library's new animation stations every Tuesday this Spring!

Screenprinting with Artworking
Thursday, April 4, 3:30pm-5:30pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch

Lance Owens from Artworking will be redesigning Goodman South Madison Library's teen art boards through a series of screen printing workshops with teenagers from the library and from United Cerebral Palsy.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Assistance
Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, & 25, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch

Planning on going to college? Meet with a College Access Advisor for FREE Help with filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) This form is required to become eligible for federal financial aid, state aid, and school aid programs. Call for a half hour appointment (266-6395) or just drop in. Be sure to bring the following: 1) Social Security numbers 2) Dates: birth, death, marriage and divorce, 3) 2012 W2s and tax returns 4) Most recent bank statements 5) Amounts of any other income 6) Value of any other assets. For more information go to:

Ashman Anime Club Presents... Fafner
Friday, April 5, 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 824-1780 or click here to reserve your spot!

Video Game Club
Monday, April 8, 2:30pm-4:00pm -- Lakeview Branch

Video games, friendly competition, and snacks. Show your friends and foes how to compete on the Wii.

Superheroes of the Roundtable
Thursdays, April 11 & 25, 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.

Craft Lab
Saturday, April 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. Call 824-1780 or click here to register.

Teen Book Club
Monday, April 15, 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 this month’s book, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. No registration required.

Book Discussion of Hatchet with Simpson Street Free Press Book Club
Monday, April 15, 5:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch

Join the Free Press 6-7-8 Book Club and Simpson Street Free Press Staff for a discussion of the Newbery Honor Book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present -- and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent's divorce.

Monday, April 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.

Sequoya Kids Chess Club
Tuesday, April 16, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Sequoya Branch

School age kids who know the basics of chess (i.e. how the pieces move )are welcome.

Ashman Anime Club Presents... Bodacious Space Pirates

Friday, April 19, 6:45pm-8:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]

The Island President - Community Cinema
Saturday, April 20, 1:00pm-3:00pm -- Sequoya Branch

Join us for a free screening of the Community Cinema film The Island President by Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen, and Richard Berge. Maldives President Mohamned Nasheed is confronting a problem greater than any world leader has ever faced - the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. His is the most low-lying country in the world, and a minor rise in sea level would literally erase it from the map.

Express Yourself
Monday, April 22, 4:00pm-5:00pm -- Meadowridge Branch

Explore different forms of expression through art and writing. No registration required.

Just Dance 4 Competition
Thursday, April 25, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Pinney Branch

Time to display your dance moves in a friendly competition with other teens. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Pinney Library. For teens in Grades 6-12. No registration required.

17 & Gone
by Nova Ren Suma

Seventeen-year-old Lauren has visions of girls her own age who are gone without a trace, but while she tries to understand why they are speaking to her and whether she is next, Lauren has a brush with death and a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.

by Jennifer Rush

Seventeen-year-old Anna finds herself on the run from her father's enigmatic Agency, along with the four teen boys the Agency had been experimenting on, as they try to make sense of erased memories, secret identities, and genetic alteration.

Etiquette & Espionage
by Gail Carringer

In an alternate England of 1851, spirited fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is surprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage. Reviewed on MADreads.

The Madman’s Daughter
by Megan Shepherd

Dr. Moreau's daughter, Juliet, travels to her estranged father's island, only to encounter murder, medical horrors, and a love triangle.

Mind Games
by Kiersten White

Seventeen-year-old Fia and her sister, Annie, are trapped in a school that uses young female psychics and mind readers as tools for corporate espionage--and if Fia doesn't play by the rules of their deadly game, Annie will be killed.

Prodigy: a Legend novel
by Marie Lu

June and Day make their way to Las Vegas where they join the rebel Patriot group and become involved in an assassination plot against the Elector in hopes of saving the Republic.

by Lauren Oliver

In the conclusion to the Delirium trilogy, while Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland.

Then You Were Gone
by Lauren Strasnick

Adrienne and Dakota's long-term best friendship has been over for two years, but when Dakota goes missing, a presumed suicide, Adrienne is overwhelmed, leading to problems at school and with her boyfriend.

Unravel Me
by Tahereh Mafi

In the sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has escaped to Omega Point, the headquarters of the rebel resistance and a safe haven for people with abilities like hers. She is finally free from The Reestablishment and their plans to use her as a weapon, but Warner, her former captor, won't let her go without a fight.

When We Wake
by Karen Healey

In 2027, sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl--playing the guitar, falling in love, and protesting the wrongs of the world with her friends. But then Tegan dies, waking up 100 years in the future as the unknowing first government guinea pig to be cryogenically frozen and successfully revived. Appalling secrets about her new world come to light, and Tegan must choose to either keep her head down or fight for a better future.