Booked for Teens - September 1, 2013

Booked for Teens

Sunday, September 1, 2013

New teen books and teen events and classes.

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Upcoming Events

Sequoya Kids Chess Club
Tuesdays, September 3 & 17, 4:00pm-6:00pm -- Sequoya Branch
School age kids who know the basics of chess (i.e. how the pieces move) are welcome.

Teen Tuesday
Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17, & 24, 4:00pm-5:30pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Stop by this weekly after school teen drop-in session to mess around with a rotation of The Bubbler's art and technology projects.

Meadowridge Chess Club
Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18, & 25, 3:30pm-5:00pm -- Meadowridge Branch
Learn how to play chess and compete with children of varied levels. For children in grades K-12. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Ashman Anime Club Presents... Colorful: The Motion Picture
Friday, September 6, 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 ahead or go online to reserve your spot! [more info/register]

Getting the Most Out of Your College Visit
Saturday, September 7, 2:00pm-3:00pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [register]
Tuesday, September 17, 7:00pm-8:00pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [register]
Learn the art of the college visit, its place in the college process, and the impact it can have on obtaining admission and financial aid resources -- many things you will never learn from your high school or college! Parents and students are welcome to attend this talk by presenter Robert DeCock, a Certified College Planning Specialist based in Middleton.

Maintaining Brain Health: Tips for Staying Sharp at Any Age
Saturday, September 7, 2:00pm-3:30pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Staff from the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin will share information about how your brain works and the latest tips on improving brain health, whether you are 16, 60 or 96. In addition to some brain basics, this program features scientifically-rooted nutritional and lifestyle advice, fun brain teasers, and materials to take home for further exploration.

One Life
Thursdays, September 12, 19, & 26, 4:00pm-5:30pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
Brought to you by UW's cutting-edge multicultural artistic program, First Wave, these weekly after school teen workshops will use hip-hop expression as a way to show youth they have a voice and it is indeed heard. Students will be encouraged to understand and challenge the world around them through art. Working individually and in groups, students will be able to gain new perspectives on various worldviews and cultural practices, building community and a support system of peers.

Beginner’s Workshop: Start Writing Your Memoir!
Thursdays, September 12 & 19, 6:00pm-7:45pm -- Goodman South Madison Branch
In this workshop for beginning writers, we will explore different aspects of writing a memoir. Whether you want to share your own life experiences or pass on your family's stories, this class will get you started. For each class, students write a few pages on their life experiences. Attendees should bring paper and pen/pencils for in-class exercises. Anyone 14 years old and up is welcome to sign up. [register]

Ashman Anime Club Presents... Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
Friday, September 20, 6:45pm-8:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [more info/register]

Ashman Anime Club Special Event: Studio Ghibli’s “From Up on Poppy Hill”
Saturday, September 21, 2:00pm-4:00pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch
Special Saturday anime event! The highly anticipated new film from Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service, and many other animated masterpieces. Written by legendary studio founder Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Goro Miyazaki, From Up on Poppy Hill marks the first feature film collaboration between father and son. The results are stunning – a pure, sincere, nuanced and heartfelt film that signals yet another triumph for the esteemed studio. Screening permission courtesy of GKids, [more info/register]

Video Game Club
Monday, September 23, 2:30pm-4:00pm -- Lakeview Branch
Video games, friendly competition, and snacks. Show your friends and foes how to compete on the Wii.

Teen Book Club
Monday, September 23, 4:00pm-5:00pm -- 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.

Prince Among Slaves: The Cultural History of Enslaved Africans (Film)
Monday, September 30, 7:00pm-8:45pm -- Pinney Branch
Prince Among Slaves recounts the true story of an African Muslim prince who was captured and sold into slavery in the American South. After 40 years of enslavement, he finally regained his freedom, became a national celebrity, and dined in the White House. This is an incredible story about an incredible man who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or his hope for freedom. This film is part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures Initiative.

Abdullah Matthew Braun - My Journey to Islam
Wednesday, September 25, 7:00pm-8:30pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [register]
Saturday, September 28, 2:00pm-3:45pm -- Alicia Ashman Branch [register]
Matthew Braun, a native of Brodhead, Wisconsin, learned about Islam while attending Beloit College and began practicing Islam while attending graduate school. For the past 10 years he has been studying Arabic language and Islamic subjects overseas. He is also a board member of the Canadian based non-profit organization P4E Support Group, Inc. ( which provides humanitarian services in general and inspires, supports and educates Muslims specifically to be productive members of their communities while opposing extreme/radical beliefs and practices.

The Beginning of Everything
by Robyn Schneider

Star athlete and prom king Ezra Faulkner's life is irreparably transformed by a tragic accident and the arrival of eccentric new girl Cassidy Thorpe.

The Bitter Kingdom
by Rae Carson

In the conclusion to the Fire and Thorns trilogy, Elisa, a fugitive in her own kingdom, faces great challenges to rescue the man she loves from her enemies, prevent a civil war, and take back her throne but as her magic grows, Elisa discovers the shocking truth about her enemy's ultimate goal.

by Emma Trevayne

Anthem, playing with an illegal underground rock band, is sought after by the Corporation, who plan to turn his songs into addictive, mind-altering music tracks, and soon Anthem learns defying them comes at a deadly price.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
by Holly Black

When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.

Crown of Midnight
by Sarah J. Maas

As the royal assassin to an evil king, eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien must decide what she will fight for--survival, love, or the future of a kingdom in this sequel to Throne of Glass.

The Fall of Five
by Pittacus Lore

In the fourth book in the Lorien Legacies, after facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde go into hiding. They must learn to master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. When they receive a sign from Number Five -- a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol -- they know they are close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it's too late.

The Lucy Variations
by Sara Zarr

Sixteen-year-old San Franciscan Lucy Beck-Moreau once had a promising future as a concert pianist. Her chance at a career has passed, and she decides to help her ten-year-old piano prodigy brother, Gus, map out his own future, even as she explores why she enjoyed piano in the first place.

The Moon and More
by Sarah Dessen

During her last summer at home before leaving for college, Emaline begins a whirlwind romance with Theo, an assistant documentary filmmaker who is in town to make a movie.

When You Were Here
by Daisy Whitney

When his mother dies three weeks before his high school graduation, Danny goes to Tokyo, where his mother had been going for cancer treatments, to learn about the city his mother loved and, with the help of his friends, come to terms with her death.

by Andrew Smith

Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates.