Booked for Teens - June 1, 2013

Booked for Teens

Saturday, June 1, 2013

New teen books and teen events and classes.

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Upcoming Events

Beginning Creative Writing for Young Adults
Saturdays, June 1, July 13, & August 10, 1:00pm-4:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
In this series of three workshops, teen participants will gain a greater sense of confidence as writers and even learn how to become published authors. Each workshop will focus on a different aspect of writing or publishing. The workshops will be taught by Paul Houseman who is a writer from Madison, Wisconsin. Participants should plan on attending all three classes and registration is required. [register]

Every Tuesday
Tuesdays, June 4 & 11, 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, June 4 & 18, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
School age kids who know the basics of chess (i.e. how the pieces move) are welcome.

Meet with an Educational Advisor
Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, & 25, 5:00pm-7:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Stop by and meet with an educational advisor! You may drop in or you may contact Ileana Rodriguez, Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison, Adult Career and Special Student Services, at  263-6787 or for an appointment.

Superheroes of the Roundtable
Thursday, June 6, 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.

Ashman Anime Club Presents... Kids on the Slope
Friday, June 14, 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. [more info/register]

Love Free or Die - Community Cinema
Saturday, June 15, 1:00pm-3:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
Join us for a free screening of the Community Cinema film Love Free or Die by Macky Alston. This story is about a man whose two defining passions are those the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner Mark. The film is about church and state, love and marriage, faith and identity - and openly gay Bishop Eugene Robinson's struggle to dispel the notion that God's love has limits.

Teen Book Club
Monday, June 17, 3:30pm-4:30pm -- Pinney Branch
Meet at the Pinney Library for lively book discussions and snacks provided by the Friends of the Pinney Library. All books are chosen by teens. Teens are reading The Hound of the Baskervilles (A Sherlock Holmes Mystery) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for June 17. Stop at the library for your copy of the book. No registration required.

Video Game Club
Tuesday, June 18, 2:00pm-3:30pm -- Lakeview Branch
Video games, friendly competition, and snacks. Show your friends and foes how to compete on the Wii.

Digging for Treasure!
Saturday, June 22, 1:00pm-1:55pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
We'll be digging for that buried treasure in the form of a tale you've always wanted to tell. After a brief, guided tour through our imaginations, we will begin by telling our stories to a friend or another class member. Then we will write down what we have said and, those who would like to, will prepare to share at the open mic. [register]

Duck Tape Mania
Tuesday, June 25, 2:00pm-3:00pm -- Lakeview Branch
Snacks, colored Duck Tape and loads of fun! Bring your friends and make wearable art - purses, wallets, sandals, bracelets, belts and more. Patterns will be available to get you started. Call 246-4547 or click here to register beginning June 11.

Holes (Feature Film, 2003; rated PG, 111 minutes)
Thursday, June 27, 1:30pm-3:30pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Stanley Yelnats is wrongfully accused of stealing a very valuable pair of sneakers and sentenced to a juvenile facility in the desert. Each boy there is required to dig a five-foot-deep hole every day. They are told it is to help them develop character, but could it be that the Warden (Sigourney Weaver) is looking for something that just might be buried in the endless stretch of sand that once was Green Lake?

Ashman Anime Club Presents... Natsuyuke Rendezvous
Friday, June 28, 6:45pm-8:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]

Garbology 101 with Archaeologist, Rachel Klabacka
Saturday, June 29, 11:00am-12:15pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
This is an interactive activity that investigates how scientists study human culture through trash! Participants will learn about the tools and techniques archaeologists, anthropologists and forensic scientists use to figure out how people lived in historic and prehistoric times. Then they will use modern day (clean) trash to put together their own puzzle and tell a story. The program leader is a practicing archaeologist and she will also be happy to answer questions about her experiences. Families are invited to come together or kids can come on their own! [register]

by Lisa McMann

Sixteen-year-old Jules, whose family owns an Italian restaurant and has a history of mental illness, starts seeing a recurring vision about a rival restaurant, a truck crash, and forbidden love.

by Sara Shepard

In the 13th installment of the Pretty Little Liars series, tired of being blackmailed by a stalker who is tormenting them with threats of revealing their darkest secrets and biggest mistakes, high school seniors Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer team up to fight back.

Dance of Shadows
by Yelena Black

Fifteen-year-old Vanessa follows her sister Margaret to an elite Manhattan ballet school, not only gaining admission but also earning the lead in a production of the Firebird, while trying to uncover why and how Margaret and other lead dancers have disappeared.

Eleanor & Park
by Rainbow Rowell

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

The Fire Horse Girl
by Kay Honeyman

When Jade Moon, born in the unlucky year of the Fire Horse, and her father immigrate to America in 1923 and are detained at Angel Island Immigration Station, Jade Moon is determined to find a way through and prove that she is not cursed.

Going Vintage
by Lindsey Leavitt

When sixteen-year-old Mallory learns that her boyfriend, Jeremy, is cheating on her with his cyber "wife," she rebels against technology by following her grandmother's list of goals from 1962, with help from her younger sister, Ginnie.

Mila 2.0
by Debra Driza

Sixteen-year-old Mila discovers she is not who--or what--she thought she was, which causes her to run from both the CIA and a rogue intelligence group.

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong
by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks

You wouldn't expect Nate and Charlie to be friends. Charlie's the laid-back captain of the basketball team, and Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. But they are friends, however unlikely-- until Nate declares war on the cheerleaders. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms-- but not both. It's only going to get worse: after both parties are stripped of their funding on grounds of abominable misbehavior, Nate enrolls the club's robot in a battlebot competition in a desperate bid for prize money. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving to illicitly enter a televised robot death match? Of course! In Faith Erin Hicks' and Prudence Shen's graphic novel of high school class warfare and robot death matches, nothing can possibly go wrong.

by Ellen Oh

A demon slayer, the only female warrior in the King's army, must battle demon soldiers, an evil shaman, and the Demon Lord to find the lost ruby of the Dragon King's prophecy and save her kingdom.

The Summer Prince
by Alaya Dawn Johnson

In a Brazil of the distant future, June Costa falls in love with Enki, a fellow artist and rebel against the strict limits of the legendary pyramid city of Palmares Três' matriarchal government, knowing that, like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.