Library Kids - December 29, 2014

Library Kids

Sunday, December 28, 2014

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

December 30, 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.

LEGO Buildathon
Tuesday, December 30, 10:00 am - Hawthorne Library  [more info]

Pre-New Year's Eve Party
Tuesday, December 30, 11:00 am - Meadowridge Library  [more info/register]

The Art of Spinning Fibers and Needle Felting
Tuesday, December 30, 2:00 pm - Meadowridge Library  [more info/register]

Library LEGO Club
Tuesday, December 30, 6:30 pm - Central Library  [more info]

Saturday Stories & Sweets
Saturday,January 3, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library  [more info]

Madison Audubon Society
Saturday, January 3, 2:00 pm - Alicia Ashman Library  [more info]

WonderWorks
Monday, January 5,  10:45 am - Sequoya Library  [more info/register]

CRAFTernoon
Monday, January 5, 2:30 pm - Cenral Library  [more info]

Library LEGO Club
Monday, January 5, 3:30 pm - Pinney Library  [more info]

Knitting for Children
Tuesday, January 6, 3:30 pm - Pinney Library  [more info/register]

Dinner & a Movie: Princess and the Frog
Tuesday, January 6, 6:00 pm - Central Library  [more info]

Young Rembrandts
Wednesday, January 7, 4:30 pm - Sequoya Library  [more info/register]

Read to a Dog at the Library
Wednesday, January 7, 5:30 pm - Meadowridge Library  [more info]

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, January 10, 10:00 am - Alicia Ashman Library  [more info]

 Madison Audubon Society
Saturday, January 10, 10:30 am - Lakeview Library  [more info]

Library LEGO Club: Second Saturday of the Month
Saturday, January 10, 2:00 pm - Goodman South Madison Library  [more info]

Read to a Dog at the Library
Saturday, January 10, 2:00 pm - Lakeview Library  [more info]

Library LEGO Club
Sunday, January 11, 2:30 pm - Central Library  [more info]

Read to a Dog at the Library
Monday, January 12, 2:00 pm - Pinney Library  [more info]

CRAFTernoon
Monday, January 12, 2:30 pm - Sequoya Library  [more info/register]

Library LEGO Club
Monday, January 12, 6:30 pm - Alicia Ashman Library  [more info]

Featured Events

Winter/Spring Kidspages Is Here!

Check out the library activities for children and families this winter and spring with the online version of Kidspages. Print copies are available at a library near you, or, print your own from our web site - English version or Spanish language version. Want to receive notices of upcoming events by age? Sign up for our email newsletters - Library Kids, Books for Eight Year Olds, Booked for Teens, Art of the Picture Book, and others.

Libraries Closed for Winter Holidays

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

  • 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

The Bunny Rabbit Show!
Sandra Boynton

Introduces ten rabbits who like to dance, sing, jump, and wiggle their noses in unison to entertain their audience, but anyone is welcome to join the chorus line after donning a pair of bunny ears. For ages 1 - 3. Find this in the Children's Board Books section.

The Chicken Squad: the First Misadventure
Doreen Cronin

They’re darling. They’re daring. They know their shapes! They’re chicks on a mission—and on this, their first (mis)adventure, the Chicken Squad launches a galactic backyard expedition. For ages 7 - 10. Find this in the Children's New Fiction section.

Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads
Bob Shea

The Toad brothers are wreaking havoc in Drywater Gulch when a boy with no experience but immense knowledge of dinosaurs rides into town on his tortoise and declares himself the new sheriff. For ages 5 to 8. Find this in the Children's New Picture Books section.

A Perfectly Messed-up Story
Patrick McDonnell

Louie becomes angry when the story in which he appears is ruined by messes from jelly, peanut butter, and other things that do not belong in books. For ages 4 - 8. Find this in the Children's New Picture Books section.

Really Really Big Questions about Science
Holly Cave

Prepare to exercise your mind as you investigate big ideas in Really, Really Big Questions About Science by Holly Cave, illustrated by Marc Aspinall. Cool illustrations, brainteasers, and quirky quotations add to the simple and fun question-and-answer format, introducing readers to life's important questions. For ages 7 - 12. Find this in the Children's New Non-Fiction section.

Young Houdini: The Magician's Fire
Simon Nicholson

Harry Houdini's friend and magical mentor has disappeared in an ominous puff of purple smoke. Can Harry and his two best friends find Herbie before it's too late? For ages 9 - 12. Find this in the Children's New Mystery section.