Booked for Teens - February 1, 2013

Booked for Teens

Friday, February 1, 2013

New teen books and teen events and classes.

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Upcoming Events

Teen Comedy Improv Sampler
Saturday, February 2, 1:00pm-3:00pm -- Meadowridge Branch [more info/register]
Saturday, February 9, 1:00pm-3:00pm -- Sequoya Branch [more info/register]
Saturday, February 16, 1:00pm-3:00pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]
Saturday, February 23, 1:00pm-3:00pm -- Monroe Street Branch [more info/register]
Come to a free two-hour introductory improv class!  Open to all teens, from sixth graders through high school seniors.  Great for any teen interested in comedy, acting, or public speaking!
Brad Knight and other performers from The Monkey Business Institute will introduce you to the world of improvisation. They will show you some of the secrets that professional improvisers use to keep their minds agile and their skills sharp.

Animation Creation Workshop: Stop-Motion
Mondays, February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 3:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Create your own short films with the library's new stop-motion creation stations using some basic principles of animation.  This is the first set 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 Goodman Foundation. Call 266-6395 or click here to register for the seven-week session.

Every Tuesday
Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, & 26, 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!

Sequoya Kids Chess Club
Tuesday, February 5, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
School age kids who know the basics of chess (i.e. how the pieces move) are welcome. Please note there will be no chess club on Feb 19th.

Ashman Anime Club Presents... Penguin Drum
Friday, February 8, 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 ahead to reserve your spot! [more info/register]

Craft Lab
Saturday, February 9, 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. Registration begins two weeks before each class.  [register]

Video Game Club
Monday, February 11, 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, February 14 & 28, 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.

The Powerbroker - Community Cinema
Saturday, February 16, 1:00pm-3:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
Join us for a free screening of Community Cinema's The Powerbroker by Bonnie Boswell. Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders of the civil rights era. As executive director of the National Urban League, he took the struggle for equality directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents.

Teen Book Club
Monday, February 18, 3:00pm-4:00pm -- 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 February’s book, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. No registration required.

Ashman Anime Club Presents... Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl
Friday, February 22. 6:45pm-8:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]

Teen Open Mic Night
Friday, February 22, 7:00pm-8:30pm -- Pinney Branch
Join us at the library to showcase your talents. Share poetry, a story, a song, or play an instrument. For teens in grades 6-12. No registration required. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Pinney Library.

Recycled Crafts
Monday, February 25, 4:00pm-5:00pm -- Meadowridge Branch
Time to reuse items you can find around the house. Make a t-shirt scarf, bottle cap magnets, or come up with your own creation.  No registration required.

Monday, February 25, 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.

Ali's Pretty Little Lies : a Pretty Little Liars prequel novel
by Sara Shepard

A tale set in the seventh grade in the weeks leading up to Ali's murder reveals her plots against Emily, Hanna, Aria and Spencer, as well as a dark secret that has the potential to destroy everything.

Bitter Blood
by Rachel Caine

In the 13th installment of the Morganville Vampires series, college student Claire Danvers struggles to remain neutral in the growing conflict between the vampires and humans of Morganville, which is further complicated by the arrival of a ghost-seeking television production crew.

Break My Heart 1000 Times
by Daniel Waters

In the aftermath of the Event, which made seeing the dead a part of life, Veronica and her friend Kirk investigate why the ghosts seem to be gaining power and stumble upon the sinister plot of a teacher who is seeking a replacement for his dead daughter.

by C.J. Redwine

When Rachel's father goes missing on a mission, her attempt to escape their walled city-state and find him brings danger, heartbreak, and a new romance with her father's apprentice.

by Robinson E. Wells

In this sequel to Variant, after escaping the walls of Maxfield Academy, Benson Fisher finds himself trapped in a town that is also under the school's control--where he discovers that Maxfield's plans are deadlier than anything he imagined.

Flash Point
by Nancy Kress

Supporting her grandmother and sister after the Collapse destroys the economy, Amy participates in a reality television show and finds her routine subjected to network manipulations, intrusive hidden cameras, and life-threatening technology.

Friday Society
by Adrienne Kress

Cora, Nellie, and Michiko, teenaged assistants to three powerful men in Edwardian London, meet by chance at a ball that ends with the discovery of a murdered man, leading the three to work together to solve this and related crimes without drawing undue attention to themselves.

Gates of Paradise
by Melissa De la Cruz

In the final installment of the Blue Bloods series, the young vampires of Manhattan must make terrible sacrifices in order to triumph over Lucifer and the Silver Bloods.

Pirate Cinema
by Cory Doctorow

In a dystopian, near-future Britain, sixteen-year-old Trent, obsessed with making movies on his computer, joins a group of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity.

Sons of the 613
by Mike Rubens

Isaac is struggling to prepare for his Bar Mitzvah when his older brother Josh, a self-proclaimed "Super Jew" and undefeated wrestler, forces him into a quest to become a man by shooting a gun, riding a motorcycle, falling in love, and more.