Booked for Teens - May 1, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday
Tuesday, May 1, 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.

Tuesday, May 1, 8, 15, & 22, 4:00pm-5:00pm -- Pinney Branch
Shutterbugs is a photography program for children ages 8 and up sponsored by the Pinney Library and Friends of the Edna Taylor Conservation Park (ETCP). Children will learn how to use a digital camera and edit digital photographs on a computer. There will be a field trip to the Edna Taylor Conservation Park on May 8. Parents/caregivers must be able to drop off and pick up their children at the park. Parents are welcome to join us on the field trip. There will be an artist reception on May 22 where the children will display their photographs in the library. All materials will be provided. Registration begins April 17. [Register]

Sequoya Kids Chess Club
Tuesdays, May 1 & 15, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
School age kids who know the basics of chess (i.e. how the pieces move) are welcome.

Meadowridge Chess Club
Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 3:00pm-4:30pm -- Meadowridge Branch
Come to the library and play. Any level of experience, all ages and beginners welcome. Drop in any time 3:00-4:30 pm.

Meadowridge Library Knitting Circle
Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 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. Children under 8 must have an adult helper present.

Chess Club
Thursdays, May 3 & 17, 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.

Teen Video Game Club
Friday, May 4, 3:30pm-5:00pm -- Lakeview Branch
Video games, friendly competition, and snacks. Show your friends and foes how to compete on the Wii.

Goodman South Madison Anime Club
Fridays, May 4 & 18, 4:30pm-6:00pm -- 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.

First Friday Flicks: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Friday, May 4, 6:30pm-8:45pm -- 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 movie for May is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close featuring Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks, based on the bestselling book by author Jonathan Safran Foyer. This movie is rated PG-13. Anyone under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be served.

Quilts: Once Upon a Shirt
Saturday, May 5, 10:00am-12:00pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch
Recycling is in. Thrift stores are plentiful. Fiber Artist Pam Bell spent $15 on men's shirts at Dig & Save, and these quilts are the result. On display May 1 - June 27, 2012 at the Alicia Ashman Library.  Artist reception Saturday, May 5, 10-12pm.

Fabu Presents: How to Share Your Poetry Effectively with an Audience
Saturday, May 5, 1:00pm-1:50pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Come learn tools about how to choose which poems for which audience and how to best use your voice and body to share your work. Fabu is past Poet Laureate of Madison and author of three books of poetry, Poems, Dreams and Roses; In Our Own Tongues; and Journey to Wisconsin: African American Life in Haiku. [Register]

Writing from a Different Perspective: A workshop for 4th - 8th graders
Saturday, May 5, 1:00pm-1:50pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
What does the letter "S" smell like? How do you know what color "red" is if you are blind? What does "excitement" look like? Youth in 4th-8th grades will have fun exploring creative writing in a whole new way with Monica Wahlberg. Come for the workshop and stay for the Open Mic immediately afterward. Youth will be encouraged to share something they have written at the Open Mic, but not required to participate in it. [Register]

9th Annual Celebration of Writing!
Saturday, May 5, 2:00pm-4:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Share your writing of any kind -- poems, short stories, raps, editorials, essays, song lyrics, personal reflections, or academic writing. All ages welcome at the podium so all shared material should be family friendly. Come and hear your friends and neighbors read what they have written and celebrate their talents. Sarah White will emcee this event which is co-sponsored by the UW Madison Writing Center/Madison Writing Assistance. Call 266-6395 to pre-register for up to FIVE minutes at the podium beginning April 21. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP TO ATTEND -- you only need to sign up if you wish to SPEAK. All are welcome! [More info/Register]

Ashman Anime Club Presents... World God Only Knows
Friday, May 11, 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]

Madison Community Cinema Presents STRONG! by Julie Wyman
Saturday, May 19, 1:00pm-3:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
Join us for a community preview of Independent Lens Film STONG! by Julie Wyman. Cheryl Haworth is a young woman with a big dream: to be the strongest woman in the world. As the 300-pound U.S. Olympic weightlifter prepares for Beijing 2008, she struggles with injury, confidence, and her place in a world where larger women are not readily accepted. View the trailer:

Teen Book Club
Monday, May 21, 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.

Monday, May 21, 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.

Ashman Anime Club Presents... Redline
Friday, May 25, 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]

Kristin Cashore

Companion book to Graceling and Fire. Eighteen-year-old Bitterblue, queen of Monsea, realizes her heavy responsibility and the futility of relying on advisors who surround her with lies as she tries to help her people to heal from the thirty-five-year spell cast by her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities.

The Calling
Kelley Armstrong

In this second book in the Darkness Rising trilogy, Maya and her friends--all of whom have supernatural powers--have been kidnapped after fleeing from a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set, and after a terrifying helicopter crash they find themselves pursued by evil-doers in the Vancouver Island wilderness.

Catching Jordan
Miranda Kenneally

What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though. She leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starting position... suddenly she's hoping he'll see her as more than just a teammate.

Brodi Ashton

Regretting her decision to forfeit her life on Earth to become an immortal on Everneath, a world between Earth and Hell, teenaged Nikki is given the chance to return to the Surface for six months, in this story loosely based on the "Hades and Persephone" myth.

A.C. Gaughen

Will Scarlet shadows Robin Hood, with an unerring eye for finding treasures to steal and throwing daggers with deadly accuracy, but when Gisbourne, a ruthless bounty hunter, is hired by the sheriff to capture Robin and his band of thieves, Robin must become Will's protector risking his own life in the process.

Someone Else’s Life
Katie Dale

When seventeen-year-old Rosie's mother dies from Huntington's Disease, a devastating secret is revealed that sends Rosie on a journey from England to the United States with her ex-boyfriend, where she discovers yet more deeply-buried and troubling secrets and lies.

Lissa Price

To support herself and her younger brother in a future Beverly Hills, sixteen-year-old Callie hires her body out to seniors who want to experience being young again, and she lives a fairy-tale life until she learns that her body will commit murder, unless her mind can stop it.

Julie Cross

After his girlfriend Holly is fatally shot during a violent struggle, nineteen-year-old Jackson uses his supernatural abilities and travels back in time two years, where he falls in love with Holly all over again, learns that his father is a spy, and discovers powerful enemies of time who will stop at nothing to recruit him for their own purposes.

Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom
Emily Franklin

Feeling humiliated and confused when his best friend Tessa rejects his love and reveals a long-held secret , high school senior Luke must decide if he should stand by Tessa when she invites a female date to the prom, sparking a firestorm of controversy in their small Indiana town.

There is No Dog
Meg Rosoff

When the beautiful Lucy prays to fall in love, God, an irresponsible youth named Bob, chooses to answer her prayer personally, to the dismay of this assistant, Mr. B who must try to clean up the resulting catastrophes. Reviewed in MADreads.