Booked for Teens - March 1, 2013

Booked for Teens

Friday, March 1, 2013

New teen books and teen events and classes.

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Upcoming Events

Teen Comedy Improv Sampler
Saturday, March 2, 1:00pm-3:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
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. [more info/register]

Animation Creation Workshop: Hand Drawn
Monday, March 4 3:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch [register]
Monday, March 11 3:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch [register]
Monday, March 18 3:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch [register]
Monday, March 25 3:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch [register]
Create your own short films using pencil, paper, lightbox stations and some basic principles of animation. This is the second 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.

Every Tuesday
Tuesdays, March 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
Tuesdays, March 5 & 19, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
School age kids who know the basics of chess (i.e. how the pieces move) are welcome.

Screen Printing with Artworking
Thursdays, March 7 & 21, 3:30pm-5:30pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Lance Owens from Artworking will be redesigning Goodman South Madison Library's teen art boards through a series of screen printing workshops with teenagers from the library and from United Cerebral Palsy.

Ashman Anime Club Presents... Steins; Gate
Friday, March 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 824-1780 or click here to reserve your spot!

Craft Lab
Saturday, March 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. Call 824-1780 or click here to register.

Video Game Club
Monday, March 11, 2:30pm-4:00pm -- Lakeview Branch
Video games, friendly competition, and snacks. Show your friends and foes how to compete on the Wii.

Sequoya After School Knitting Group
Tuesdays, March 12 & 26, 4:00pm-5:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
Want to learn to knit or practice your knitting? Bring size 6 or size 7 needles and yarn if you have them. If you don't have needles and yarn, we will have supplies on hand.

Superheroes of the Roundtable
Thursdays, March 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.

Wonder Women!: The Untold Story of American Superheroines - Community Cinema
Saturday, March 16, 1:00pm-3:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
Join us for a free screening of the Community Cinema film Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan. Trace the fascinating evolution and legacy of the original comic book Amazon, Wonder Woman. From her creation in the 1940s to the superhero blockbusters of today, pop-culture's representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.

Teen Book Club
Monday, March 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. Teens are reading The Fault in our Stars by John Green.  All books are chosen by teens. Stop at the library for your copy of the book. No registration required.

Ashman Anime Club presents... Persona 4
Friday, March 22, 6:45pm-8:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]

Monday, March 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.

The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand
by Gregory Galloway

A bored, self-absorbed teenager commits suicide and later wakes up alive, physically unharmed--thirty-nine times.

by Cynthia Hand

In the third and final installment of the Unearthly trilogy, as the battle against the Black Wings and their minions looms on the horizon, part-angel Clara Gardner is finally ready to fulfill her destiny, even though she knows she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Clockwork Princess
by Cassandra Clare

In the third installment of the Infernal Devices series, when seventeen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray is kidnapped by the villainous Mortmain in his final bid for power, the London Institute rallies to save her, but is beset by danger and betrayal at every turn.

How to Lead a Life of Crime
by Kirsten Miller

A teenaged pickpocket, haunted by the ghost of his brother killed by his father, is recruited for Mandel Academy, a school for criminals where only one student survives each semester.

Meant to Be
by Lauren Morrill

During an educational trip to London, away from her friends and the boy she thinks she is fated to love, Massachussets high school junior Julia Lichtenstein is paired with her nemesis, Jason, and begins seeing many things differently.

Paper Valentine
by Brenna Yovanoff

Followed everywhere by the ghost of her recently deceased best friend, Hannah investigates the serial murders of young girls in her community.

by Bridget Zinn

When sixteen-year-old Kyra, a potions master, tries to save her kingdom by murdering the princess, who is also her best friend, the poisoned dart misses its mark and Kyra becomes a fugitive, pursued by the King's army and her ex-boyfriend Hal.

by A.G. Howard

A descendant of the inspiration for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, sixteen-year-old Alyssa Gardner fears she is mentally ill like her mother until she finds that Wonderland is real and, if she passes a series of tests to fix Alice's mistakes, she may save her family from their curse.

The Tragedy Paper
by Elizabeth LaBan

While preparing for the most dreaded assignment at the prestigious Irving School, the Tragedy Paper, Duncan gets wrapped up in the tragic tale of Tim Macbeth, a former student who had a clandestine relationship with the wrong girl, and his own ill-fated romance with Daisy.

The Wrap-Up List
by Steven Arntson

When sixteen-year old Gabriela's death is foretold by a letter, she must complete her 'wrap-up list' before she's forced to say goodbye.