Booked for Teens - May 1, 2013

Booked for Teens

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New teen books and teen events and classes.

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Upcoming Events

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Assistance
Thursdays, May 2 & 16, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Thursday, May 9, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Hawthorne Branch
Planning on going to college? Meet with a College Access Advisor for FREE Help with filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is required to become eligible for federal financial aid, state aid, and school aid programs. Call for a half hour appointment (266-6395) or just drop in. Be sure to bring the following: 1) Social Security numbers 2) Dates: birth, death, marriage and divorce, 3) 2012 W2s and tax returns 4) Most recent bank statements 5) Amounts of any other income 6) Value of any other assets. For more information go to:

Preventing Social Media Identity Theft
Thursday, May 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm -- Hawthorne Branch
How secure are your social networking profiles? Do you know the tips and tricks to keep your online accounts safe from hackers? Join us for a presentation from the Office of Privacy Protection (OPP) on ways to protect yourself and your online profiles from identity thieves and scammers. According to the OPP, Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the country. More than 11 million people in the U.S. become victims each year. This presentation will focus on social networking identity theft, specifically on Facebook and Twitter, and ways in which users can best protect themselves from threats.

Animation Creation Workshop
Monday, May 6, 3:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch [register]
Monday, May 13, 3:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch [register]
Monday, May 20, 3:00pm-6:00pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch [register]
Create your own short film using our stop-motion stations, hand-drawn stations, or the new computer stations running Maya 3D. This is a part of a series of weekly animation workshops (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 Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Call 266-6395 or go online to register.

Every Tuesday
Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, & 28, 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, May 7 & 21, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
School age kids who know the basics of chess (i.e. how the pieces move) are welcome.

Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, & 28, 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 14. 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 28 where the children will display their photographs in the library. All materials will be provided. [register]

Superheroes of the Roundtable
Thursdays, May 9 & 23, 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.

Craft Lab
Saturday, May 11, 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. Registration begins two weeks before each class. [register]

Video Game Club
Monday, May 13, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Video games, friendly competition, and snacks. Show your friends and foes how to compete on the Wii.

Ashman Anime Club Presents... Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee
Friday, May 17, 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!

Teen Open Mic Night
Friday, May 17, 7:00pm-8:30pm -- Pinney Branch
Join us at the library to showcase your talents. Share poetry, a story, a song, or play an instrument. For teens in grades 6-12. No registration required. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Pinney Library.

The Revolutionary Optimists - Community Cinema
Saturday, May 18, 1:00pm-3:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
Join us for a free screening of the Community Cinema film The Revolutionary Optimists by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen. Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution. Called to action by visionary former attorney Amlan Ganguly, the 'Daredevils' have already made radical health and sanitation improvements in one of the city's poorest slums--awakening a neglected populace to the real possibility of change.

Teen Book Club
Monday, May 20, 3:30pm-4:30pm -- 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 this month's book, Poison by Bridget Zinn. No registration required.

Music Theater of Madison Presents Edgar Allen Poe’s Nevermore
Monday, May 20, 7:00pm-8:45pm -- Sequoya Branch
Music Theater of Madison will preview their musical version of Edgar Allen Poe's Nevermore. Take a dark, tumultuous journey into the mind that spun terrifying tales like The Fall of The House of Usher, The Tell Tale Heart, The Pit and The Pendulum, and many more. Nevermore explores Poe's relationship with the women in his life: His 13 year old wife, his childhood friend and soulmate, his absent mother, his adoptive mother, and an anonymous lady of the night. This abstract piece set to stunning music illustrates just what it was that sparked Poe's inspirations...and ultimately his doom.

Monday, May 20, 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... Sweet Blue Flowers
Friday, May 31, 6:45pm-8:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]

City of a Thousand Dolls
by Miriam Forster

Nisha lives in the City of a Thousand Dolls, a remote estate where orphan girls in the Empire become apprentices as musicians, healers, and courtesans, her closest companions the mysterious cats that trail her shadow. When girls begin to die, Nisha begins to uncover the secrets that surround the deathers--jeopardizing not only her own future within the City but her own life.

The Elite
by Kiera Cass

In this sequel to The Selection, sixteen-year-old America Singer is one of only six girls still competing in the Selection--but before she can fight to win Prince Maxon and the Illean crown, she must decide where her own heart truly lies.

Light: a Gone novel
by Michael Grant

Answers to every mystery of the FAYZ are revealed, unexpected heroes emerge as sacrifices are made, and the Darkness is finally conquered by a force even more powerful than itself in this conclusion to the Gone series.

by Marcus Sedgwick

Seven linked vignettes unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabited--throughout various time periods--by Vikings, vampires, ghosts, and a curiously powerful plant. Reviewed on MADreads.

Pivot Point
by Kasie West

A girl with the power to search alternate futures lives out six weeks of two different lives in alternating chapters. Both futures hold the potential for love and loss, and ultimately she is forced to choose which fate she is willing to live through. Reviewed on MADreads.

by Anna Carey

In the stunning conclusion to Anna Carey's thrilling dystopian trilogy, Eve has the fate of The New America in her hands.

The Rising
by Kelley Armstrong

In the third book in the Darkness Rising series, the race for survival comes to a thrilling conclusion when Maya and her friends--who all have supernatural powers--find help against the Cabals from unexpected places.

by Hannah Moskowitz

Rudy's life is flipped upside-down when his family moves to a remote, magical island in a last attempt to save his sick younger brother, Dylan. While Dylan recovers, Rudy sinks deeper and deeper into his loneliness.

This is What Happy Looks Like
by Jennifer E. Smith

Perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O'Neill meet online when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an e-mail about his pet pig, Wilbur. The two 17-year-olds strike up an e-mail relationship from opposite sides of the country and don't even know each other's first names. What's more, Ellie doesn't know Graham is a famous actor, and Graham doesn't know about the big secret in Ellie's family tree. When the relationship goes from online to in-person, they find out whether their relationship can be the real thing.