Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems.
But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they’re mercilessly interrogated for days.
When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself. Read more about Time Out Book Club - Little Brother (MADISON)
Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle.
It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him.
When videogame obsessed Pete Watson discovers his dad is not only a super-spy but has been kidnapped and is now trapped inside a video game, he has to use his super gaming skills and enter the game to rescue him. Will he be able to save his friends and family and the entire world from giant mechanical cockroaches and a massive cyber attack set to take down the world's network? And if he succeeds, who will save Pete from his massive crush on Callie Midwood?
August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don't get stared at wherever they go.
Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Read more about X Factor Book Club - Wonder (MADISON)
It all began when four friends-Wade, Lily, Darrel, and Becca-received a strange, coded email from Wade's uncle Henry shortly before the old man's sudden death. They set off for Germany to attend the funeral with Wade's father, Roald, and discover that Uncle Henry left them yet another baffling message that they suspect is the key to figuring out how and why he died.
The message leads to a clue, and the more clues they discover, the farther they travel down a treacherous path toward an ancient, guarded secret. Soon they are in a breathless race across the globe, running for their lives as a dangerous shadow organization chases them around every corner. Their only hope of saving themselves-and the world that they know-is to find twelve magical relics from a hidden past that will unlock the Copernicus Legacy. Read more about X Factor Book Club - The Forbidden Stone (MADISON)
Teens and tweens are invited to the YA room at the Madison Library to learn the basics of playing ukulele. Bring your own ukulele, or use one of the ten ukuleles in the teen room. But beware, the library's instruments are first come, first serve. No RSVP required, but if you have questions, please call Doom at 256-461-0046. Read more about Ukulele 101: A Teen Event
Repeats every week every Monday 19 times except Mon Jan 19 2015, Mon Feb 16 2015, Mon May 25 2015.
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 4:00pm
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
Test your gaming chops with weekly game competitions. From ERS to Mario Kart, card games, board games and video games are all possibilities. Get your game face on and compete to be number 1. No RSVP needed. Questions? Call Mags or Doom at 256-461-0046. Read more about Teen Takeover Night: Gaming Daze