Booked for Teens - March 1, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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Upcoming Events

Chess Club information can be found here.

Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm - Goodman South Madison Branch
Join creative librarians for after school craft fun. New projects at every meeting.

Meadowridge Library Knitting Circle
Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 3:00pm - 4:30pm - Meadowridge Branch
Learn the basics of knitting. Bring a project in-process to show and tell. Get help if you are stuck or need new ideas! We'll provide the supplies.

Teen Video Game Club
Friday, March 3, 3:30pm - 5:00pm - Lakeview Branch
Video games, friendly competition, and snacks. Show your friends and foes how to compete on the Wii.

First Friday Flicks: Moneyball
Friday, March 3, 6:30pm - 8:30pm - Pinney Branch
Visit the Pinney Branch Library on the first Friday of every month to view a newly released DVD of a popular movie on a big screen.  The March movie is Moneyball. This movies is rated PG-13. Anyone under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be served. [more info]

Ashman Anime Club presents... Himawari
Friday, March 3, 6:45pm - 8:45pm - Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]

The Art of Mehndi
Monday, March 5, 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Pinney Branch
Learn about the history of this beautiful art form. Practice your own designs and temporarily tattoo yourself or your friends! Or just get a gorgeous tattoo tailored to your mood and personality. For Teens in grades 6-12. *Permission slips required.

Every Tuesday
Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21 &28, 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.

Goodman South Madison Anime Club
Friday, March 9 & 23, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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.

Gaming @ the Library
Tuesday, March 13, 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.

Hunger Games
Thursday, March 15, 4:00pm - 5:30pm - Sequoya Branch
Celebrate The Hunger Games movie release with a party sure to challenge your mind and body. Ages 12 & up. Call 266-6385 or register online beginning 3/1. [register]

Drop-In Art with Teresa
Thursday, March 15, 5:30pm - 6:30pm - Hawthorne Branch
Find the artist within and create mini masterpieces with artist and teacher Teresa Getty! Bring your friends and experiment with a colorful collection of art supplies and materials. For teens in middle and high school.

Ashman Anime Club presents... Fairy Tale
Friday, March 16, 6:45pm - 8:45pm - Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]

Madison Community Cinema Presents Revenge of the Electric Car by Chris Payne
Saturday, March 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Sequoya Branch
Join us for a community preview of Independent Lens Film Revenge of the Electric Car. Filmmaker Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America’s future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever. View the trailer:

Teen Book Club
Monday, March 19, 2:30pm - 3:30pm - 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 the book. No registration required.  

Monday, March 19, 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.

Hunger Games
Thursday, March 22, 4:00pm - 5:30pm - Hawthorne Branch
Celebrate The Hunger Games movie release with a party sure to challenge your mind and body. Ages 12 & up. Call 266-6385 or register online beginning 3/1. [register]

Monday Make-n-Takes... Junk Drawer Jewelry
Monday, March 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm - Meadowridge Branch
Monthly craft projects for teens and tweens. Registration begins two weeks before each program. Register online or call 288-6160. [register]

Ashman Anime Club presents... Katanagatari
Friday, March 30, 6:45pm - 8:45pm - Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]

Anna Dressed in Blood
by Kendare Blake

For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone
by Laini Taylor

Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters--the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known. Reviewed in MADreads.

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green

Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns
by Rae Carlson

A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic. Reviewed in MADreads.

by Marie Lu

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.  Reviewed in MADreads.

My Name is Not Easy
by Debbie Dahl Edwardson

Alaskans Luke, Chickie, Sonny, Donna, and Amiq relate their experiences in the early 1960s when they are forced to attend a Catholic boarding school where, despite different tribal affiliations, they come to find a sort of family and home.

The Scorpio Races
by Maggie Stiefvater

Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

This Dark Endeavor
by Kenneth Oppel

When his twin brother falls ill in the family's chateau in the independent republic of Geneva in the eighteenth century, sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein embarks on a dangerous and uncertain quest to create the forbidden Elixir of Life described in an ancient text in the family's secret Biblioteka Obscura.

Where Things Come Back
by John Corey Whaley

Seventeen-year-old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother's sudden disappearance.

Why We Broke Up
by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman

Sixteen-year-old Min Green writes a letter to Ed Slaterton in which she breaks up with him, documenting their relationship and how items in the accompanying box, from bottle caps to a cookbook, foretell the end.