June 13th – 30th Teen Activities

June 13th – 30th Teen Activities

June 13th – 30th Teen Activities

Teen Anime Club
Monday, June 21st at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
 

Teens ages 12-18 gather together to watch anime favorites, chat about manga, and play games. No need to apply — just show up!

This month we will have a Pokémon the First Movie Popcorn Party!

Email Gina @ gina.m@madisonlib.org for more information.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons
Wednesday, June 23 at 4 – 6 p.m. in the Community Room

Join in on an epic adventure! Create your own character, let the dice choose your fate, and interact with others to see where the quest takes you. 

Sign up or RSVP for this upcoming session of Dungeons & Dragons. Join our Discord server to connect with fellow adventurers and to learn more.

For teens 12 – 18 years of age. 

 

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Madison Bibliomaniacs Teen Book Chat
Monday, June 28th at 4 p.m. in the Community Room.

 

Who loves to read?? This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and discuss the love of books with others who appreciate the written word as much as you. 

June’s Bibliomaniac book will be The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base. Bring your detective skills to solve the who-dunnit mystery of the book by decoding the puzzles on each illustrated page. And of course we will have treats!

 

Summer Teen Crafts

Every Thursday during Summer Reading, a new take ‘n go Teen Craft will be available at the front Circulation Desk.

While supplies last. For ages 12 – 18.

Instructions and material lists can also be found on our website, under “Teen Zone,” and on our YouTube channel. 

June 17: Wall Hanging Button Holder

June 24: Hedgehog Earbud Holder

 July 1: Pokémon Terrarium

July 8: Monkey  Fist Knot

July 15: Cut-Paper Fox Tin Art

July 22: Paper Firebirds

July 29: Shadow Art

 

 

 

Summer Reading has STARTED

Sign-ups are now in the front lobby area at the booth.

Each year, from June through July, we host Summer Reading. Our program for teens has lots of events and parties. 

The 2021 Summer Reading Theme is “Tails and Tales.” The possibilities are endless!

Teen Short Story Writing Contest
 
  • Participants must be ages 12 – 18 to enter
  • Open to Madison Library District residents only
  • 2,000 word maximum
  • Limit 1 short story per person
  • Must include an animal as part of the main story
  • No photos or illustrations
  • Work must be original, not previously published, and titled
  • Submissions that are deemed inappropriate, culturally inaccurate or possess negative stereotypical characterization will be disqualified

HOW TO SUBMIT:

  • Email your original work to Gina Miller or bring a hard copy into the library.
  • Subject line must say: “Tail”ish Tales Contest.
  • Please include your name, age, and phone number in the email.
  • Paste or type your short story in the email itself. Attachments will not be opened.

DEADLINE:

All entries must be received by Monday, July 26th, 2021.
Winners will be announced on Friday, July 31st, 2020 via Facebook, Instagram and email.

PRIZES:

First prize- Scrivener writing software ($50 value).
Second prize- Fat Cat’s movie date pack.
Third prize- Florence’s Candy box of chocolates.

All three winners will receive publication online at www.madisonlib.org and an award certificate.

For more information please email Gina Miller.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

October TEEN Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   It's Halloween month so we're doing an Anime Cosplay! Dress up in a cosplay, watch some Anime, and enjoy treats with our Anime Club! Wednesday, October 13th, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18. Masks encouraged but not required....

OCTOBER Kids + Tweens Activities

 FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS ARE BACK! Madison Library District is bringing FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHT back! Every Tuesday @ 4pm in the Community Room. SCHEDULE:October 5th: Boss Baby: Family BusinessOctober 12th: Scooby-Doo: Straight Outta NowhereOctober 19th: Space...

Kid + Tween STEAM: Blubber Bag & Bird Feeder

Our first Take N' Go STEAM kit for October is learning how creatures survive and thrive in cold climates. The kit comes with a super cool BLUBBER BAG, plus supplies to make a bird feeder. You will need: Crisco (from the Blubber Bag)  Pine cone String Sunflower seeds...

SEPTEMBER 09 – 15th Teen Activities

TEEN CRAFT - STICKY NOTE ART   Use your creativity to make STICKY NOTE art!  Available starting September 9th. Pick up at the Front Circulation Desk.  For ages 12-18.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS We will be discussing what a trope is as well as how to use them...

September Kids + Tween STEAM Craft

Find out why cats' eyes glow with this craft! Materials needed: Clean can Scissors 4x4 black trash bag piece Rubber band Flashlight

SEPTEMBER Kid and Tween Activities

 FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS ARE BACK! Madison Library District is bringing FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHT back! Every Tuesday @ 4pm in the Community Room. SCHEDULE:September 7th: Raya and the Last DragonSeptember 14th: Peter RabbitSeptember 21st: Spirit: UntamedSeptember...

SEPTEMBER Adult Activities

September Adult Book Club The Library Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, September 16th, at 6:30pm in the Community Room. There has been a change of book; the book for September is Sold by Patricia McCormick. Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her...

AUGUST Adult Activities

NO AUGUST ACTIVITIES Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you at activities in September!    EXPLORATION KITS The Adult Exploration Kits are back on the shelves! Each kit is built to take you on a journey of learning. There are a myriad of subjects to...

Summer STEM: Animal Coding Game

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!This fun and interactive STEM activity will teach the technique of "If-Then,"...

Summer STEM: UV Animal Challenge

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!Make a cute little animal from pipe cleaners and beads. The kit includes beads...

Join Us for a Winter Retreat!

Join Us for a Winter Retreat!

Friday, December 28

1:00 to 5:00 PM

Christmas is over. You got caught up on all the dish washing. You made the returns and exchanges. Now it’s time for some low key relaxation. We’ll have a stop by or hang out all day event on Friday without pressure or expectations. We’ll have table dedicated to anyone who would like to just sit and visit and work on a stitching project or perhaps color. We’ll have a table with a jigsaw puzzle. Maybe two, one for the big people and one for the smaller folk. We’ll have a table with book art folding supplies. We’ll have a table with simple journals that you can take as is or add a few embellishments. We might have some mellow munchies. Nothing fancy. Nothing extravagant. Just a pleasant afternoon’s worth of possibilities. Hope you’ll come by.
For all ages!
Teen Read Week 2017!

Teen Read Week 2017!

Teen read week is October 8-14.

This National event is held every year to encourage teens to become regular readers and to use their local libraries.  The theme this year is “Unleash Your Story.”  This theme comes from YALSA, Young Adult Library Service Association.  It first started in 1998 and is held every October.  Please join us for a Teen Read Week Party.

  • Harry Potter Party
  • October 13th, 7 pm – 9 pm
  • Teens 12-17
  • Madison Library District Community Room
Teen Crafting in April

Teen Crafting in April

April will be a great month for Teen Crafting!  All supplies are provided – these are free events for teens ages 12 to 17. All projects start at 4:00 pm in the Community Room.

  • April 6: Perler Bead Spring Bunnies 
  • April 20: Pop Bottle Bird Feeders
“Savvy” by Ingrid Law

“Savvy” by Ingrid Law

“Savvy” by Ingrid Law

Everyone in Mibs’ family has a special talent, known as their savvy, that they receive on their thirteenth birthday. Her mother does everything perfectly, even when it’s a mistake. Her grandmother could catch music in a jar. Her grandfather causes the ground to move.

Now it’s finally her turn! Mibs is celebrating her thirteenth birthday, and she will finally find out what her savvy is. Will it be talking to animals? Seeing sounds? Only time will tell. Then tragedy strikes – her father is a car accident and is now in a coma. Will Mibs get a savvy that could save him?

Full of quirky characters and wild adventures, Savvy is the story of Mibs and her quest to save her father’s life. She is joined by her brother and a few new friends along the way, and somewhere between pink buses, flying pies, and police cars they must make their way to the hospital to find Mibs’ father and try to keep him alive.

Law, I. (2008). Savvy. New York, NY: Dial Books for Young Readers.

Awards: Newbery Honor 2009

 

This is a fun book about abilities and talents and family relationships. The growing friendship between Mibs and Will and Mibs and Bobbi are great examples of how people aren’t always who they seem to be, and sometimes a person just wants someone to see them and like them for who they really are. I’m really interested to see what Sampson’s savvy is, although it seems as though he already has inklings of it showing through in his behavior, even at his younger age.

A great group read and one that readers of all ages who enjoy a little light fantasy in their books will really enjoy.

Professional Reviews:

Grades 5-7. Upon turning 13, each member of the Beaumont family develops a supernatural ability, or savvy, which must then be tamed. Well aware of the problems savvys can bring (the family had to relocate when one child had difficulty controlling his storm-producing savvy), 12-year-old Mississippi (Mibs) awaits her birthday eagerly but with a bit of trepidation. Then Poppa is seriously injured in an accident far away, and Momma goes to his side, leaving Mibs and the rest of the family to cope with Mibs’ 13th birthday on their own. Initially believing that her savvy is the ability to restore life, Mibs sets her course for Poppa. Joined by her brothers and the local preacher’s kids, she sweet talks her way onto a traveling Bible salesman’s bus. On the journey, however, Mibs realizes her savvy isn’t what she thought, which opens the way for a number of lively adventures both geographic and emotional. Law’s storytelling is rollicking, her language imaginative, and her entire cast of whacky, yet believable characters delightful. Readers will want more from Law; her first book is both wholly engaging and lots of fun.

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