Library Kids - April 9, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Library Kids is Madison Public Library's email newsletter featuring events, news, and recommended books for kids PreK-grade 6.

April 9, 2012 Issue

In this issue:

Upcoming Events

Regular weekly storytimes for children ages 0 - 5 can be found here.

Chess Club information can be found here.

Knitting Club dates and times can be found here.

Bilingual Spanish/English Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, April 10, 10:30 am - Meadowridge Branch  [more info]

Gaming @ the Library
Tuesday, April 10, 4:00 pm - Meadowridge Branch  [more info]

Little Learners (at Madison Senior Center)
Wednesday, April 11, 10:30 am - Madison Senior Center  [more info]

ArtVenture Girl
Wednesday, April 11, 4:00 pm – Sequoya Branch  [more info/register]

Cr-Afternoons
Thursday, April 12, 3:30 pm – Goodman South Madison Branch  [more info]

Family Fun Night: Morris, the Magic Man!
Friday, April 13, 6:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Branch  [more info]

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, April 14, 10:00 am – Alicia Ashman Branch [more info]

Saturday Stories and Sweets
Saturday, April 14, 10:30 am – Lakeview Branch [more info]

English for Families/Ingles para familias
Saturday, April 14, 11:30 am – Goodman South Madison Branch [more info]

Family Story and Play Time
Monday, April 16, 10:30 am – Lakeview Branch  [more info]

Cr-Afternoons
Monday, April 16, 2:30 pm - Hawthorne Branch  [more info]

R.E.A.D. to a Dog
Tuesday, April 17, 4:00 pm - Meadowridge Branch  [more info]

Little Learners (at Madison Senior Center)
Wednesday, April 18, 10:30 am - Madison Senior Center  [more info]

Cr-Afternoons
Thursday, April 19, 3:30 pm – Goodman South Madison Branch  [more info]

4K Goes to the Library
Thursday, April 19, 6:30 pm – Lakeview Branch  [more info]

4K Goes to the Library
Thursday, April 19, 6:30 pm – Meadowridge Branch  [more info]

Family Fun Night: The Soda Pups
Friday, April 20, 6:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Branch  [more info]

Earth Day Bike Safety Checks
Saturday, April 21, 9:30 am - Pinney Branch  [more info]

R.E.A.D. to a Dog
Saturday, April 21, 10:30 am - Pinney Branch  [more info]

Babies & Bagels
Saturday, April 21, 10:30 am – Meadowridge Branch [more info]

English for Families/Ingles para familias
Saturday, April 21, 11:30 am – Goodman South Madison Branch [more info]

Musician Fred Turk
Saturday, April 21, 2:00 pm - Pinney Branch  [more info]

Birds and Nature of Warner Park
Saturday, April 21, 2:30 pm - Lakeview Branch  [more info]

Earth Day - Ride Your Bike Today
Sunday, April 22, 1:00 pm - Pinney Branch  [more info]

Red, White & Read
Sunday, April 22, 2:00 pm - Sequoya Branch  [more info]

Reader's Theater
Monday, April 23, 2:30 pm - Pinney Branch  [more info]

Cr-Afternoons
Monday, April 23, 2:30 pm - Hawthorne Branch  [more info]

 

Kids Celebrate National Library Week with Culver's Frozen Custard

In celebration of National Library Week, April 8-14, Madison Public Library will join the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation and the Culver's restaurant in Madison in the "You belong @ your library" drawing campaign for children 11 and under.

Children can enter the drawing event by picking up drawing sheets from any Madison Public Library location and returning them to any Madison Public Library during the month of April. Children are encouraged to draw book characters that they would like to meet at the library. Every child who completes a drawing and returns it to a Madison Public Library by April 30 will receive a "Be Our Guest" coupon for a free single scoop of frozen custard from Culver's and be entered into a random drawing to win an additional prize of a free Team Scoopie Kids meal coupon. Drawings will be displayed at Madison Public Library through the month of April.

 

Celebrate Earth Month at Pinney

Help the Pinney Library celebrate Earth Month throughout April with events like a screening of Green Fire, bike safety checks, an Earth Day sticker giveaway and more! Check out the complete listing of events here.

 

Happy National Library Week!

Please join us in celebrating National Library Week from April 9-14.  Dane County’s public libraries are thriving, with circulation, collections and patronage of the county’s 27 libraries and bookmobile at an all-time high. How can you embrace and celebrate National Library Week 2012? Check out some ideas.

New Books

The Easter Bunny's Assistant
Jan Thomas

Easter? I'm so excited! The Easter Bunny and his special assistant demonstrate how to make Easter eggs. Reviewed on MADreads.

Letters to Leo
Amy Hest

Annie Rossi never, ever thought her father would let her have a dog. But now that he's finally given in, she's found the perfect ear for the stories of her day. She just writes them in a notebook hidden under the bed and reads them to Leo in her soft night voice, like the one her mother used when reading to Annie at bedtime before she died. And Annie sure has a million stories to tell! There's mean Edward, who brags about his "noble goldfish" and gets her in trouble for accidentally lobbing a volleyball into his nose. There's her best friend, Jean-Marie, who ups and moves to New Jersey (and wants to borrow Leo for company!). There's the poem Annie writes about her mom, which Miss Meadows asks her to read for the class. And there's her professor dad, who is finally coming out of his shell, even though he is an elderly forty-year-old with a serious personality. Genuine and funny, Amy Hest's first-person narration revisits a winning young character as she takes on a new year - and a new dog - with humor, honesty, and resiliency.

Lions of Little Rock
Kristin Levine

Two girls separated by race form an unbreakable bond during the tumultuous integration of Little Rock schools in 1958 Twelve-year-old Marlee doesn't have many friends until she meets Liz, the new girl at school. Liz is bold and brave, and always knows the right thing to say, especially to Sally, the resident mean girl. Liz even helps Marlee overcome her greatest fear - speaking, which Marlee never does outside her family. But then Liz is gone, replaced by the rumor that she was a Negro girl passing as white. But Marlee decides that doesn't matter. Liz is her best friend. And to stay friends, Marlee and Liz are willing to take on integration and the dangers their friendship could bring to both their families.

No Go Sleep!
Kate Feiffer

A baby--finally--falls asleep with the rest of the world in this soothing picture book from Kate and Jules Feiffer. And the sun said, "I've gone for the day. When you wake up, I'll be back to play." Even though the stars are out and the moon is bright, the baby says, "No, go, sleep!" But as the world around the baby gradually goes to sleep--first the sun, then the moon, then the sheep, tree, and owl--the baby finally, finally, finally falls asleep too. Lyrically written, this lulling text, paired with soothing art, will put even the youngest reader in the mood to visit dreamland.

One Dog and his Boy
Eva Ibbotson

From the renowned Ibbotson comes her final novel, a tale of a boy and dog who are meant to be together, laced with humor and brimming over with heart, stunning in its beauty of the love of all things dog.

When lonely, ten-year-old Hal learns that his wealthy but neglectful parents only rented Fleck, the dog he always wanted, he and new friend Pippa take Fleck and four other dogs from the rental agency on a trek from London to Scotland, where Hal's grandparents live.

Z Is for Moose
Kelly L Bingham

Moose, terribly eager to play his part in the alphabet book his friend Zebra is putting together, then awfully disappointed when his letter passes, behaves rather badly until Zebra finds a spot for him.