Library Kids - July 31, 2015

Library Kids
Library Kids
Friday, July 31, 2015

 

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

July 31, 2015 Issue

In this issue:

 

Featured Events


Pitching for Pinney

Do you love libraries and all-American baseball? Madison Public Library Foundation is teaming up with the Friends of Pinney Library and the Madison Mallards to help raise funds for the new east side Pinney Library with Pitching for Pinney.

Head out to the Duck Pond to watch the Madison Mallards take on the Alexandria Blue Anchors that evening. The game starts at 7:05 pm. Your $15 ticket includes game admission, a Mallards hat, a hot dog and a soda. The Mallards will donate $7 of each ticket sale to the Pinney Library Capital Campaign.

Purchase tickets at mallardsgroups.com. You will need to enter the case-sensitive "captcha" code on the first page. On the next page, enter the group password, which is pinney.


 

Every Hero Has a Story Concert & Picnic

Pack a picnic supper and head to Olbrich Gardens for a fun filled family concert! Come, rain or shine, at 6 pm to play with bubbles and make a project. Then at 7 pm, Stuart Stotts will get your toes tapping while while you munch!

Sponsored by the Overture Center for the Arts' Kids in the Rotunda.

 

Dr. Seuss Book Fair at Westside Barnes & Noble

There's Fun to Be Done!

.... and kids to be helped.

Shop to support Madison Public Library and One Upon and Book Drive on Friday, July 31st, from 9 am to 10 pm.

How?


  1. Stop by Barnes and Noble at 7433 Mineral Point Road.
  2. Purchase items in the store.
  3. Say you're a Bookfair Supporter.

And done! A portion of the money earned from your transaction is donated!

 

Upcoming Events

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

 

Hora de Cuentos Preescolar / Preschool Story Time in Spanish
Monday, August 3, 10:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

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

LEGO Ninjago Party
Monday, August 3, 6:30 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Pitching for Pinney
Monday, August 3, 7:05 pm - Warner Park Duck Pond [map][more info]

Toddler Art Class
Tuesday, August 4, 9:30 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

Prehistoric Explorers
Tuesday, August 4, 10 am - Meadowridge Library [more info]

Listos Para el Kinder! Get Ready for Kindergarten (Spanish language)
Tuesday, August 4, 10:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Elephant & Piggie Party
Tuesday, August 4, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Toddler Art Class
Tuesday, August 4, 10:30 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

Comic Sparks
Tuesday, August 4, 1:30 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Cut Paper Art with Michael Velliquette
Tuesday, August 4, 2 pm - Sequoya Library [more info/register]

LEGO Ninjago Party
Tuesday, August 4, 2:30 pm - Central Library [more info]

Every Hero Has a Story Concert & Picnic
Tuesday, August 4, 6 pm - Olbrich Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave [map][more info]

Pokemon Club
Wednesday, August 5, 1:30 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Library LEGO Club
Wednesday, August 5, 2 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Read to a Dog
Wednesday, August 5, 4:30 pm - Meadowridge Library [more info]

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Thursday, August 6, 9:35 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

R.E.A.D. to a Dog
Thursday, August 6, 10 am - Pinney Library [more info]

Russian Preschool Storytime
Thursday, August 6, 10 am - Central Library [more info]

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Thursday, August 6, 10:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Screen Printing Mini-Project (A Bubbler Junior Program)
Thursday, August 6, 1 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Chess Tournament for Kids
Thursday, August 6, 1 pm - Pinney Library [more info]

Game Day!
Thursday, August 6, 2 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Duck Tape Mania
Thursday, August 6, 2 pm - Monroe Street Library [more info/register]

Pokemon Club
Thursday, August 6, 4 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

LEGO Ninjago Party
Thursday, August 7, 1:30 pm - Meadowridge Library [more info]

Family Fun Night: Board Game Smorgasbord
Thursday, August 7, 6:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, August 8, 10 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Animation Project Day
Saturday, August 8, 10 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info/register]

Elephant & Piggie Party
Saturday, August 8, 10:30 am - Lakeview Library [more info]

Read to a Dog
Saturday, August 8, 2 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Hora de Cuentos Preescolar / Preschool Story Time in Spanish
Monday, August 10, 10:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Duck Tape Mania
Monday, August 10, 2 pm - Pinney Library [more info/register]

Duck Tape Mania
Monday, August 10, 3:30 pm - Pinney Library [more info/register]

Toddler Art Class
Tuesday, August 11, 9:30 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

Toddler Art Class
Tuesday, August 11, 10:30 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

Minecraft Party
Tuesday, August 11, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Listos Para el Kinder! Get Ready for Kindergarten (Spanish language)
Tuesday, August 11, 10:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Comic Sparks
Tuesday, August 11, 1:30 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

The Frog Guy & Friends
Tuesday, August 11, 2 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Duke Otherwise
Tuesday, August 11, 2 pm - Sequoya Library [more info]

LEGO Club
Tuesday, August 11, 2 pm - Central Library [more info]

Library LEGO Club
Tuesday, August 11, 4 pm - Meadowridge Library [more info]

Clap for Love, a Concert with Little Miss Ann
Tuesday, August 12, 11 am - Pinney Library [more info]

Pokemon Club
Tuesday, August 12, 1:30 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Wednesday, August 13, 9:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Zoo To You
Wednesday, August 13, 10:30 am - Central Library [more info]

Pop-Up Puppet Theatre
Wednesday, August 13, 10:30 am - Meadowridge Library [more info/register]

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Thursday, August 13, 10:35 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Movie Day: Holes (2003, rated PG)
Thursday, August 13, 2 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

LEGO Ninjago Party
Friday, August 13, 2:30 pm - Pinney Library [more info]

Pokemon Club
Friday, August 13, 4 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Picnic + Puppet Show
Friday, August 13, 6 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Drop-In Stop Motion Animation
Friday, August 14, 1 pm - Central Library [more info]

Library Laboratory
Saturday, August 14, 5:30 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

 

New Books

 
 
Another Kind of Hurricane
by Tamara Ellis Smith
 
In this stunning debut novel, two very different characters-a black boy who loses his home in Hurricane Katrina and a white boy in Vermont who loses his best friend in a tragic accident-come together to find healing. a A hurricane, a tragic death, two boys, one marble. How they intertwine is at the heart of this beautiful, poignant book. When ten-year-old Zavion loses his home in Hurricane Katrina, he and his father are forced to flee to Baton Rouge. And when Henry, a ten-year-old boy in northern Vermont, tragically loses his best friend, Wayne, he flees to ravaged New Orleans to help with hurricane relief efforts-and to search for a marble that was in the pocket of a pair of jeans donated to the Red Cross. a Rich with imagery and crackling with hope, this is the unforgettable story of how lives connect in unexpected, even magical, ways. a "In Smith's poetic hands, this poignant story barrels across the pages and into the reader's heart, reminding us that magic can arise from the deepest tragedy." -Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor Award winner and two-time National Book Award Finalist
 
 
 
Bee and PuppyCat. v. 1
by Natasha Allegri
 
"This quirky take on the magical girl genre comes to life with Bee, a not-so-graceful temp worker and her partner PuppyCat, the sour curmudgeon who helps her pay rent. Watch these two roommates take on a variety of jobs from cleaning house to finding plants in a collection of charming shorts" -- provided by publisher.
 
 
 
Get Out of My Bath!
by Britta Teckentrup
 
Ellie the elephant's relaxing bath is disrupted by splashing friends, prompting her to suck up all of the water into her trunk until everyone else leaves.
 
 
 
The Phantom Bully
by Jeffrey Brown
 
Award-winning author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown returns for the third installation of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Star Wars: Jedi Academy series! After last year, Roan will attempt to redeem himself, avoid the Dark Side, be a better student, and a better friend. But as he and his friends deal with substitute teachers, new aliens, more robots, vegan food, braces, final exams, and more middle school awkwardness, will Roan be able to stay the path of the Jedi?
 
 
 
Time for a Hug
by Phillis Gershator, Mim Green and David Walker.
 
A little rabbit receives hugs around the clock in this board book format.
 
 
 
 
"What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can't choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment--choosing a pet--and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it!" -- provided by publisher.