Booked for Teens - August 1, 2014

Booked for Teens

Friday, August 1, 2014

New teen books and teen events and classes.

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If you haven’t signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Club yet, there’s still time! Go to to register, track your summer reading and volunteer hours, and upload your own book trailer (think movie trailer!).

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 1, 6:30pm-8:45pm -- Pinney Library [more info]

Earring Making with Melissa
Saturday, August 2, 1:00pm-2:30pm -- Meadowridge Library [more info/register]

DJ Workshop
Saturday, August 2, 2:00pm-4:00pm -- Central Library [more info/register]
Saturday, August 9, 2:00pm-4:00pm -- Central Library [more info/register]
Saturday, August 16, 2:00pm-4:00pm -- Central Library [more info/register]
Saturday, August 23, 2:00pm-4:00pm -- Central Library [more info/register]
Anyone who has ever been to a great party knows the DJ is the one who controls the tempo; ensuring the crowd stays on the dance floor. Now it’s your turn to learn how to control the wheels of steel by attending a free weekend workshop that introduces teenagers to the evolving industry of DJs, providing expert instruction with turntables, iPads and the DJ2 app.

Book Trailer Camp
Monday, August 8-Thursday, August 7, 1:00pm-4:00pm -- Central Library [register]
Monday, August 25-Thursday, August 28, 12:00pm-3:00pm -- Pinney Library [register]
We think books should have cool advertisements just like a movie trailer & that is why we are offering this 4-day workshop to create a book trailer! Learn the components of a good book trailer, create a storyboard, and start filming! For teens entering grades 6-12.

Savvy City Cycling: A Bicycle Commuting Workshop for Beginners
Monday, August 4, 6:00pm-7:30pm -- Central Library [more info]

Meet with a Neighborhood Officer
Tuesdays, August 5-August 26, 3:00pm-4:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Madison Writing Assistance: General Job and Writing Help
Tuesdays, August 5-August 19, 4:30-7:30pm -- Goodman South Madison Library
Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind. [more info]

Jump-Starting the Muse: Teen Poetry Workshop
Tuesday, August 5-Thursday, August 7, 5:00pm-6:30pm -- Central Library
In this three day poetry writing workshop for teens, learn how to create inspiration for amazing poetry via language games that generate text and surprise. [more info/register]

Super Duct Tape Wallets
Wednesday, August 6, 2:00pm-3:00pm -- Lakeview Library
Make your own durable wallet out of colorful duct tape! Instructions, materials and snacks provided.

Batik Paper Workshop
Wednesday, August 6, 6:00pm-8:00pm -- Alicia Ashman Library
Learn how to use melted wax to create designs; and then apply dye for more pattern and color. [more info/register]

MadCity Makers Meetup
Wednesday, August 6, 6:45pm-8:45pm -- Pinney Library [more info]

Super Smash Bros: Brawl Tournament
Thursday, August 7, 2:00pm-5:00pm -- Sequoya Library
Think you have what it takes to be Madison's Super Smash Brothers: Brawl champion? The challenge is yours for the taking! Make it to one of the weekly qualifying rounds to prove your right to compete in the championship in August.

Poetry Open Mic
Thursday, August 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm -- Central Library [more info]

Free Friday Feature: Divergent
Friday, August 8, 6:00pm-8:00pm -- Hawthorne Library [more info]

Craft Lab: Yarn Pom
Saturday, August 9, 3:00pm-5:00pm -- Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Crafternoon: Shark Week
Monday, August 11, 5:00pm-6:30pm -- Meadowridge Library [more info/register]
Tuesday, August 12, 5:00pm-6:30pm -- Meadowridge Library [more info/register]
In this special Shark Week edition of Crafternoon, make shark clips out of ordinary clothespins.

Drop-in Animation Lab
Tuesday, August 12, 2:00pm-5:00pm & 6:00pm-8:00pm -- Pinney Library
Drop in to play with Madison Public Library's new stop-motion and hand drawn animation stations and learn more about the new animation program at the library! [more info]

Super Smash Bros: Brawl Championship
Wednesday, August 13, 5:00pm-8:00pm -- Central Library
Teens who placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place at one of the weekly qualifying rounds will come together for this championship round of the Super Smash Brothers: Brawl tournament.

Silk Scarf Dyeing in the Microwave
Wednesday, August 13, 6:00pm-8:00pm -- Monroe Street Library
Come create a colorful silk scarf using materials to dye the fabric in a microwave oven for easy yet beautiful scarves.  [more info/register]

Altered Travel Journal Workshop
Wednesday, August 13, 6:00pm-8:00pm -- Pinney Library
Join Laura Komai of the State Street shop Anthology in this workshop where you can bring your own photographs & ephemera from a recent trip or create a journal for upcoming travels. [more info/register]

Teen Time
Thursday, August 14, 2:00pm-4:00pm -- Lakeview Library
Stop by this drop-in session to mess around with video games, Rubik's cubes, cooking, art, games and more!

Tabletop Thursdays!
Thursday, August 14, 5:00pm-8:00pm -- Hawthorne Library
Unplug yourself for an evening of old school entertainment! [more info]

Rotowire Fantasy Football Camp
Saturday, August 16, 3:00pm-4:00pm -- Hawthorne Library
Join Mike Doria, NFL editor for, and his colleagues for their advice, tips, and strategies for the upcoming fantasy football season. [more info]

T-shirt Totes and Duct Tape Wallets
Monday, August 18, 2:00pm-3:00pm -- Meadowridge Library
Turn old t-shirts into new tote bags and learn how to make wallets out of duct tape. [more info/register]

Teen Book Club
Monday, August 18, 3:30pm-4:30pm -- Pinney Library [more info]

Animation Open Lab
Wednesday, August 20, 2:00pm-4:00pm -- Lakeview Library [more info]

Chess Club for Kids
Thursday, August 21, 4:00pm-5:00pm -- Pinney Library [more info]

Special Film Screening - DIVERGENT
Friday, August 22, 6:00pm-8:45pm -- Pinney Library [more info]

Kids Web Camp
Sunday, August 24, 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm -- Central Library
Madison+Kids is a set of workshops for children. This interactive class is designed to appeal to boys and girls who are always wondering how things are made. [more info]

Monday, August 25, 7:00pm-8:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Bridget Zinn Film Festival
Saturday, August 30, 2:00pm-4:00pm -- Central Library
We think good books should have cool advertisements just like movies & that's why we are starting workshops to create Book Trailers! See our Book Trailer page link below to view examples created by teens at Simpson Street Free Press! Create yours with your own equipment, or stop by Central Library's media lab or one of summer book trailer workshops! The top 10 book trailers will be shown at the Bridget Zinn Film Festival at Central Library on Saturday, August 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Going Over
by Beth Kephart

In the early 1980s Ada and Stefan are young, would-be lovers living on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall--Ada lives with her mother and grandmother and paints graffiti on the Wall, and Stefan lives with his grandmother in the East and dreams of escaping to the West.

by Brandy Colbert

Four years after Theo's best friend, Donovan, disappeared at age thirteen, he is found and brought home and Theo puts her health at risk as she decides whether to tell the truth about the abductor, knowing her revelation could end her life-long dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer.

by Ellen Hopkins

Eighteen-year-old Matt's atheism is tested when, after a horrific accident of his own making that plunges him into a dark, quiet place, he hears a voice that calls everything he has ever disbelieved into question.

The Winner’s Curse
by Marie Rutkoski

An aristocratic girl who is a member of a warmongering and enslaving empire purchases a slave, an act that sets in motion a rebellion that might overthrow her world as well as her heart.