Booked for Teens - January 1, 2013

Booked for Teens

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New teen books and teen events and classes.

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Upcoming Events

Meadowridge Chess Club
Wednesday, January 2, 3:30pm-5:00pm -- Meadowridge Branch
Come to the Library and play. Any level of experience, all ages are welcome. No registration required. Drop in anytime 3:30pm-5:00pm.

Animation Workshop
Friday, January 4, 1:30pm-4:30pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch
Learn the basics of stop-motion animation. In small groups, you will create an original animated movie that will be yours to keep. Call 824-1780 or click here to register.

Animation Creation Workshop: Stop-Motion
Mondays, January 7, 14, & 28, 3:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Learn the basic principles of animation then apply those to create your own short film using the library's new stop-motion creation stations. The first of three animation workshops throughout the Spring.  Call 266-6395 or click here to register.

Every Tuesday
Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, & 29, 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
Tuesdays, January 8 & 22, 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 January is the second and fourth Tuesday instead of first and third. In addition there will be no chess club on Feb 19th and April 2nd.

Build a Catapult
Thursday, January 10, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Discover Newton's Laws of Motion (and who is "Newton"?) through building a mini catapult and work together to create a catapult game.

Ashman Anime Club Presents... Children Who Chase Lost Voices
Friday, January 11, 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 or click here to reserve your spot!

Craft Lab
Saturday, January 12, 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.

Superheroes of the Roundtable
Thursday, January 17 & 31, 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.

Soul Food Junkies
Saturday, January 19, 1:00pm-3:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
Join us for a free screening of Community Cinema's Soul Food Junkies by Byron Hurt. Soul food lies at the heart of African American cultural identity. The Black community's love affair with soul food is deep-rooted, complex, and in some cases deadly. Soul Food Junkies puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its significance and its consequences.

Build a Boat
Thursday, January 24, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Lets break some Surface Tension! Design a boat to hold the most pennies before the Surface Tension breaks (prize for the winner?) and discuss what determines the success or failure of the number of "passengers" aboard your vessel.

Ashman Anime Club Presents... Guin Saga
Friday, January 25, 6:45pm-8:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]

Monday, January 28, 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.

by Sara Shepard

In the 12th book in the Pretty Little Liars series, it's spring break, and the pretty little liars are trading in Rosewood for a cruise vacation. They want nothing more than to sail into the tropical sunset and leave their troubles behind for one blissful week. But where Emily, Aria, Spencer, and Hanna go, A goes, too. From scuba diving to tanning on the upper deck, A is there, soaking up all their new secrets. Emily is smooching a stowaway. Aria's treasure-hunting partner is a little too interested in her booty. Spencer's going overboard trying to land a new boy. And a blast-or rather, a crash-from Hanna's past could mean rough waters ahead for everyone. The liars better tighten their life jackets. A perfect storm is brewing, and if they aren't careful, A will bury them at sea...

The Crimson Crown
by Cinda Williams Chima

In the 4th book in the Seven Realms series, young queen Raisa works to unite her people against a possible lover who threatens the Fells, while former streetlord and Wizard Council member Han Alister navigates a world of cutthroat politics only to discover a powerful secret.

The Curiosities: a collection of stories
by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff

An anthology of darkly paranormal stories, with comments by the authors on their writing process.

The Dark Unwinding
by Sharon Cameron

In 1852, when seventeen-year-old Katharine is sent to her family's estate to prove that her uncle is insane, she finds he is an inventor whose work creating ingenious clockwork figures supports hundreds of families, but strange occurrences soon have her doubting her own sanity.

by Jessica Shirvington

In this sequel to Embrace, every day Violet Eden wonders whether she made the right choice. She still doesn't fully understand these powers she's been granted as a half-angel Grigori. And worse, isn't even sure she's capable of using them. Stab someone through the heart? Really? No matter how bad things get, though, Violet doesn't run and she doesn't quit. Even if it means she can never allow herself to love the guy she longs for. Even if it means asking her enemy for help. Even if no one is telling her the truth. The war between Exiles and Angels is on, and she's wanted by both sides.

by Jessica Khoury

Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home--and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life. Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin--a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever. Reviewed on MADreads.

by Ann Aguirre

In this sequel to Enclave, Deuce signs up to serve in the summer patrols -- those who make sure the planters can work the fields without danger. It should be routine, but the Freaks have grown smarter and don't intend to let Salvation survive. It may take a girl like Deuce to turn back the tide.

Poison Princess
by Kresley Cole

In the aftermath of a cataclysmic event, sixteen-year-old Evie, from a well-to-do Louisiana family, learns that her terrible visions are actually prophecies and that there are others like herself--embodiments of Tarot cards destined to engage in an epic battle.

by Caragh M. O’Brien

In the conclusion to the Birthmarked trilogy, Gaia succeeds in leading her people to Wharfton and the Enclave, but rebellion there threatens them all just when everything they have dreamed of seems to be at hand.

by Sarah Rees Brennan

Kami Glass is in love with someone she's never met--a boy she's talked to in her head since she was born. This has made her an outsider in the sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale, but she has learned ways to turn that to her advantage. Her life seems to be in order, until disturbing events begin to occur. There has been screaming in the woods and the manor overlooking the town has lit up for the first time in 10 years. The Lynburn family, who ruled the town a generation ago and who all left without warning, have returned. Now Kami can see that the town she has known and loved all her life is hiding a multitude of secrets--and a murderer. The key to it all just might be the boy in her head. The boy she thought was imaginary is real, and definitely and deliciously dangerous.