Library Kids - December 16, 2014

Library Kids

Monday, December 15, 2014

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

December 16, 2014 Issue

In this issue:

Upcoming Events

Find Chess at the Library information here.
Find Knitting at the Library information here.
Find Storytimes for Ages 0 - 5 here.

Toddler Music
Tuesday, December 16, 10:00 am - Central Library  [more info]

Little Yoga
Tuesday, December 16, 10:30 am - Lakeview Library  [more info]

Library LEGO Club
Tuesday, December 16, 4:00 pm - Meadowridge Library  [more info]

Library LEGO Club
Tuesday, December 16, 4:00 pm - Lakeview Library  [more info]

Pokemon Club
Wednesday, December 17, 3:30 pm - Hawthorne Library  [more info]

Monroe Street Library Jazz Art Glow
Wednesday, December 17, 6:00 pm - Monroe Street Library  [more info]

Nifty Thrifty Gifty
Thursday, December 18,  3:30 pm - Hawthorne Library  [more info]

Gingerbread Cookie Fun!
Friday, December 19, 10:00 am - Sequoya Library  [more info/register]

Gingerbread Cookie Fun!
Friday, December 19, 6:30 pm - Monroe Street Library  [more info/register]

Gingerbread Cookie Fun!
Saturday, December 20, 11:00 am - Pinney Library  [more info/register]

Screen Print Workshop
Sunday, December 21, 1:15 pm - Central Library  [more info/register]

Gingerbread Cookie Fun!
Monday, December 22, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library  [more info/register]

Read to a Dog at the Library
Monday, December 22, 3:30 pm - Hawthorne Library  [more info]

Read to a Dog at the Library
Saturday, December 27, 11:00 am - Goodman South Madison Library  [more info]

Family Movie Matinee - Maleficent
Saturday, December 27, 12:00 pm - Hawthorne Library  [more info]

Big I, Little U! Movement & Music for the Whole Family
Saturday, December 27, 2:00 pm - Goodman South Madison Library  [more info]

Featured Events

Monroe Street Jazz Art Glow

Jazz and Art at Monroe Street

Wed., Dec. 17 as part of the Holiday Glow on Monroe.Make luminaries 6 - 8 p.m., hear jazz 7 - 8:30 p.m. Light up the holidays at Monroe Street Library! Hear the Laurie Lang Trio, and create beautiful luminaries with Beth from the Monroe Street Arts Center. Enjoy the cheer and glow of the season! Funded by a grant from Beyond the PageWednesday, December 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Monroe Street Library

Open Screen Print Day

Drop in to screen print with artist-in-residence Craig Grabhorn at Central Library. All ages are welcome. We will have paper to print on, or you can bring a shirt, bag, etc.  Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Central Library

Libraries Closed for Winter Holidays

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed for the holidays on

  • Wednesday, December 24
  • Thursday, December 25
  • Sunday, December 28
  • Wednesday, December 31
  • Thursday, January 1, 2015
  • Sunday, January 4, 2015

While we're closed, you may drop items off in our book drops or use LINKcat to place holds, check your library card, or renew items.

The library's databases  and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks will be accessible with your library card while we're closed.

New Books

Blue on Blue
Dianne White

Rhyming text and illustrations depict the swell and quieting of a storm. For ages 2-6. Find this in the New Picture Books section.

The Cosmo-Biography of Sun Ra: the Sound of Joy Is Enlightening
Chris Raschka

A one-hundredth birthday tribute to the late jazz artist explores his observations about humanity's discriminatory and violent behaviors as well as his efforts to forge world peace through music with the Sun Ra Arkestra. For ages 5 - 12. Find this in the Children's New Non-Fiction section.

Creature Colors
Andrew Zuckerman

Photographs of fascinating animals show young readers the colors of the wild world around them. For ages birth to 3. Find this in the Board Books collection in the Children's section.

Hello, Airplane!
Bill Cotter

Illustrations and easy-to-read text follow an airplane as it says good-bye to the ground and hello to the sky, where it flies over a town, mountains, clouds, and people. For ages 2-5. Find this in the New Picture Books section.

Here Comes Santa Cat
Deborah Underwood

Cat wants off Santa's naughty list and makes several valiant attempts, but this 'being nice' business is trickier than he thought. For ages 3 - 8. Find this in the New Picture Books section.

The Terrible Two
Mac Barnett

When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local, mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen. For ages 7 - 11. Find this in the Children's New Fiction section.