Booked for Teens - July 1, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

New teen books and teen events and classes.

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Upcoming Events

Summer Reading Club
EdVest scholarships. Mayor for a Day. Ultrazone Laser Tag. Books. Boulders Climbing Gym. iPad. Overture Tickets. Noodles.  What do they have in common?  They're prizes for our Teen Summer Reading ClubSIGN UP, start reading and earning your chance to win today.

Teen's Choice Awards
Looking for reading recommendations?  Read any of the ten contender books from our Teen's Choice Award list, review them online, and vote for your favorite. Teen's Choice reviewers can get an early-bird copy of either Divergent by Veronica Roth or Heist Society by Ally Carter.

Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament
Think you have what it takes to be Madison's Super Smash Brothers Brawl champion?  Find out at the 2012 city-wide Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament.
Thursday, July 12, 3:00pm-5:00pm -- Hawthorne Branch
Thursday, July 19, 3:00pm-5:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
Monday, July 30, 3:00pm-5:00pm -- Meadowridge Branch

Every Tuesday
Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 3:30pm-5:30pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Interested in painting murals, creating short films, henna tattooing, playing Wii, or geeking out with some electronic crafting? Bring your skills, imagination, and suggestions for something new every Tuesday.

Sequoya Kids Chess Club
Tuesdays, July 3 & 17, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
School age kids who know the basics of chess (i.e. how the pieces move) are welcome.

Knitting at the Library
Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19, & 26, 3:00pm-4:30pm -- Meadowridge Branch
Learn the basics of knitting. We provide supplies. No registration required. Drop in anytime between 3:00pm-4:30pm.

Chess Club
Thursdays, July 5 & 19, 4:00pm-5:00pm -- Pinney Branch
Learn how to play beginning chess and then play against other children with varied levels of experience. For children in grades K-12. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Ashman Anime Club Presents...Broken Blade
Friday, July 6, 7:00pm-9:00pm -- 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]

Board Games with Denis Collins!
Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28, 1:00pm-4:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Hot? Bored? Come inside the library for some super cool Board Games with Denis Collins. Choose from chess, card games, mancala, dominoes, Trouble, Mastermind and more! A family event for all ages! 

Scenes from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
Monday, July 9, 3:00pm-4:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Presented by the Young Shakespeare Players! Shakespeare comes ALIVE for everyone when you see it presented by these young actors, ages 7-18. All ages encouraged to attend! No registration required. Want to try some Shakespeare yourself? Sign up for the free workshop to be held July 16th at the Goodman South Madison Library.  

Gaming @ the Library
Tuesday, July 10, 4:00pm-5:00pm -- Meadowridge Branch
See if you have the right moves or learn how to play. For kids ages 7 & up. No registration required.

Craft Lab: Teen Lantern Workshop
Wednesday, July 11, 2:00pm-3:00pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch
From Sun Prints to Sock Zombies, the weekly projects in the Craft Lab kick it up a notch. Experiment with new techniques and supplies, learn new skills and love the results. [register]

Meadowridge Chess Club
Wednesdays, July 11, 18, & 25, 3:00pm-4:30pm -- Meadowridge Branch
Come to the Library and play. Any level of experience, all ages are welcome. No registration required. Drop in any time 3:00pm-4:30pm.

Own the Night @ Your Library!
Wednesdays, July 11, 18, & 25, 5:30pm-7:30pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Join us for a six-week series of night-inspired activities. Learn about the night sky, what (or who) comes out at night, glow-in-the dark art, scary stories, survivor games and more! Pizza and a treat each week! For youth ages 10-15. [register]

Goodman South Madison Anime Club
Fridays, July 13 & 27, 2:00pm-4:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Looking for a place to gather, watch, draw, & talk about Japanese animation? Join other anime addicts every-other Friday! Meetings may include screenings of everything from classic titles to new releases. Snacks are provided.

DIY Button Making
Monday, July 16, 3:00pm-4:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
Create decorative pins for backpacks, advocacy issues and more. Ages 10 & up. Click here to register beginning 7/2.

FREE Acting Workshop with the Young Shakespeare Players!
Monday, July 16, 3:00pm-5:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
For ages 7-18. Want to try your hand at bringing a character to life on stage? This FREE acting workshop will show you how! You'll find out why Shakespeare is for everyone! [register]

Craft Lab: Sun Prints
Wednesday, July 18, 2:00pm-3:00pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]

Ashman Anime Club Presents...Okami-san and her Seven Companions
Friday, July 20, 7:00pm-9:00pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]

Glow in the Dark T-Shirts
Monday, July 23, 2:00pm-3:30pm -- Pinney Branch
Create wearable art with a glow in the dark picture or message for a t-shirt that is one of a kind. For teens in grades 6-12. No registration required.

Henna Tattoos
Monday, July 23, 3:00pm-3:00pm -- Meadowridge Branch
Learn about the history of this beautiful art from Veena, a local henna artist. Choose a design from the many henna design books and Veena will draw a temporary tattoo on you. You can also practice your own designs and temporarily tattoo yourself or your friends. *Permission Slips Required*

Teen Video Game Club
Tuesday, July 24, 3:00pm-4:30pm -- Lakeview Branch
Video games, friendly competition, and snacks. Show your friends and foes how to compete on the Wii.

Craft Lab: Shrinky Dinks
Wednesday, July 25, 2:00pm-3:00pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]

Upcycle II
Wednesday, July 25, 3:00pm-4:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
Make sturdy multi-use shopping bags by cutting and weaving old plastic bags. Bags will be sold at library booksales to support the purchase of Little Free Libraries. Ages 10 & up. Click here to register beginning 7/11.

Button Making
Friday, July 27, 2:00pm-3:00pm -- Hawthorne Branch
Come and make your own button creations! All supplies provided. Call 246-4548 or click here to register beginning 7/13.

Monday, July 30, 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.

Alice on Board
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Seeking one last adventure before going off to college, Alice and her friends find summer employment on a Chesapeake Bay cruise ship.

Code Name Verity
Elizabeth Wein

In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can. Reviewed on MADreads.

The Fires of New SUN: A Blending Time Novel
Michael P. Kinch

In the second book in the Blending Time series, although the Nswibe refugees find safe haven at a New SUN outpost, infighting and treachery make them ill-equipped to fight off a 'gade attack and Jaym, Reya, and D'Shay must work to reunite the factions before mounting a daring counterattack.

Grave Mercy
Robin LaFevers

In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts--and a violent destiny. Reviewed on MADreads.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Emily Danforth

In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center.

Lauren Kate

In the fourth and final book in the Fallen series, while searching for the place where the angels fell to earth to stop Lucifer from erasing the past, Luce and Daniel make a startling discovery about their love.

Ruby Redfort: Look Into My Eyes
Lauren Child

Ruby Redfort is a genius code-cracker, a daring detective, and a gadget-laden special agent who just happens to be a 13-year-old girl. She and her slick side-kick butler, Hitch, foil crimes and get into loads of scrapes with evil villains, but they're always ice-cool in a crisis.

Sara Shepard

In the newest installment of the Pretty Little Liars series, struggling to return to normalcy after surviving Alison's attempt to kill them, Spencer, Aria, Emily and Hanna endure a series of disasters before realizing that they are being stalked by a new "A" who knows all of their secrets.

Uglies: Shay’s Story
Scott Westerfeld and Devin Grayson, illustrated by Steven Cummings

After befriending the Crims, a group of fellow teens who refuse to take anything in society at face value, Shay starts to question the whole concept of being transformed from an ordinary "Ugly" into a paragon of beauty. And as the Crims explore beyond the monitored borders of Uglyville into the forbidden, Shay must choose between the perks of being Pretty and the rewards of being real. (graphic novel)