Booked for Teens - December 1, 2014

Booked for Teens

Monday, December 1, 2014

New teen books and teen events and classes.

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Upcoming Events

Check out the Bubbler calendar for more information about Open Media Lab times and classes like Basics of Game Design, Animation for Film, Intro to Audio Engineering, and more!

Maker Mondays: Perler Beads
Monday, December 1, 2:30pm-5:00pm -- Meadowridge Library [more info/register]

Mad Mondays
Mondays, December 1-15, 2:30pm-4:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Teen Time
Monday, December 1, 3:00pm-5:00pm -- Lakeview Library [more info]

First Monday, First Person: A Memoir Writers’ Monthly Salon
Monday, December 1, 6:00pm-7:45pm -- Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Teen Tuesday
Tuesdays, December 2-16, 3:30pm-5:30pm -- Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job Writing Help
Tuesdays, December 2 & 9, 4:30pm-7:30pm -- Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Paper Garland & Gift Tag Workshop
Tuesday, December 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm -- Lakeview Library [more info/register]

Nifty Thrifty Gifty
Tuesday, December 2, 4:00pm-5:00pm -- Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

MadCity Makers Meetup at BODGERY
Wednesday, December 3, 6:45pm-8:45pm -- Pinney Library [more info]

Chess Club for Kids
Thursdays, December 4 & 18, 4:00pm-5:00pm -- Pinney Library [more info]

Yoga for You
Thursday, December 4, 6:30pm-7:45pm -- Pinney Library [more info/register]

Video Game Friday
Fridays, December 5-19, 2:30pm-5:00pm -- Meadowridge Library [more info]

Kids GET IT!
Saturday, December 6, 9:00am-2:30pm -- Central Library
Kids GET IT! is a joint partnership between Madison Public Library, GET IT and Madison+ to create a workshop for kids. This interactive workshop is designed to appeal to boys and girls who are always wondering how things are made. The workshop (3 sessions) will demonstrate the intricacies of IT Careers, Web Design and Web Development, in an easy to learn setting. This workshop will introduce kids to the world of creation in several fields, while showcasing the fun and creativity it encompasses. Register online at

Throwback Thursday Video Games
Thursday, December 11, 3:00pm-5:30pm -- Meadowridge Library [more info]

Tabletop Thursdays!
Thursday, December 11, 5:00pm-8:00pm -- Hawthorne Library [more info]

Teen Advisory Meeting
Friday, December 12, 5:00pm-7:00pm -- Meadowridge Library [more info]

Free Friday Feature: Guardians of the Galaxy
Friday, December 12, 6:00pm-8:00pm -- Hawthorne Library [more info]

CTM Improv Troupe Performance
Saturday, December 13, 4:10pm-4:50pm -- Central Library
Join CTM's Middle School and High School performers for a night of fun and laughs! The improv troupe will develop characters, scenes, and situations on the spot! (3rd Floor, Rooms 301 & 302)

Maker Monday: Gift it Up
Monday, December 15, 2:00pm-4:30pm -- Meadowridge Library [more info/register]
Monday, December 22, 2:30pm-4:30pm -- Meadowridge Library [more info/register]

Teen Book Club
Monday, December 15, 3:30pm-4:30pm -- Pinney Library [more info]

Animation Project Day
Saturday, December 16, 10:00am-4:00pm -- Lakeview Library
Sunday, December 17, 1:00pm-4:00pm -- Central Library
Swing by this session to learn how to create an animated story and use the library's equipment to produce the video! We can pull from our bag of tricks to teach you how to make a book trailer or an autobiography, but would be happy to help you develop a project of your choosing!

Madden 15 Teen Tournament
Monday, December 29, 2:30pm-7:00pm -- Meadowridge Library
Think you've got what it takes to be Madison Public Library's Madden champion? Show us your stuff at our Winter Break Tournament. On-site registration begins at 2:30 PM with kickoff promptly at 3PM. For a complete list of tournament rules, visit

Black Ice
by Becca Fitzpatrick

Britt goes hiking in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming with her ex-boyfriend Calvin, but trouble arises when she is caught in a blizzard, taken hostage by fugitives, finds evidence of murders, and learns whom to trust and whom to love. Reviewed on MADreads.

Double Exposure
by Bridget Birdsall

Fifteen-year-old Alyx Atlas starts school in a new state with a new identity--as a girl--but a bully on the basketball court threatens to reveal that Alyx is an intersex person, which could disqualify Alyx and the team from playing in the state championship game.

Laughing at My Nightmare
by Shane Burcaw

With acerbic wit Shane Burcaw describes the challenges he faces as a 21-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a 'you-only-live-once' perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life-threatening disease.

Mortal Heart
by Robin LaFevers

In the third book in the His Fair Assassin series, Annith's worst fears are realized when she discovers that, despite her lifelong training to be an assassin, she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever shut up in the convent of Saint Mortain.

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
by Stephanie Perkins, Rainbow Rowell, Kelly Link, and more

If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Years, there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.

by Kat Spears

Jesse Alderman, also known as Sway, avoids emotional connection at all costs, but he's ultimately forced to open his heart when he meets the girl of his dreams. Reviewed on MADreads.