Library Kids - June 19, 2015

Library Kids

Library Kids
Friday, June 19, 2015
 
Library Kids is Madison Public Library's email newsletter featuring events, news, and recommended books for kids PreK through grade 6.
June 19, 2015 Issue
In this issue:
 
Featured Events

Rock & ReadRock & Read Father's Day Fundraiser
Sunday, June 21, 3-6 pm  at Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Avenue, Middleton
Madison Public Library Foundation's annual Rock & Read fundraiser offers a fun way for library supporters to come together to celebrate, support and invest in the future of our libraries. The event includes music by Yid Vicious and the Madgadders, literacy-themed games and crafts for kids from Monroe Street Arts Center, and food and beer ... the perfect way to kick off Madison Public Library's summer reading program and to celebrate Father's Day.
  • Meet Wisconsin Badgers head basketball coach Bo Ryan! Coach Ryan is an avid reader and will be joining the event for the second year in a row.
  • Raffle prizes, including UW basketball bench seats, a golf package and a kid-sized motorized scooter. All fathers and father figures will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win!
A donation of $5 per person is suggested for entry to Rock & Read. Burgers, hot dogs, juice, milk, soda and beer will be available for purchase and there will be free ice cream from Schoep's. To buy tickets or for more information, visit the Foundation's Rock & Read event page.
 
Kitchen
Meadowridge Library Open House
Celebrate community engagement and strong neighborhoods at two open houses on Madison’s southwest side on Wednesday, June 24, 5-8 pm. 
The event includes the grand opening of the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center and an open house celebrating the completion of the Meadowood Shopping Mall project that included a relocated and expanded Meadowridge Library and Meadowood Neighborhood Center and a shared space between the two organizations that includes a community meeting room and a community kitchen.
  • 6:30 pm – remarks from Mayor Paul Soglin, Alder Matthew Phair, MMSD Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham, and neighborhood center and library staff
  • 5-8 pm – tours, activities, and member registration with staff and volunteers at both locations
  • 5-8 pm – fresh baked cookies provided by Friends of Meadowridge Library
  • 5-8 pm – arts and crafts, face painting, henna tattoos, and indoor sports at Meadowood Neighborhood Center
  • 5-8 pm – Summer Reading Club signup at Meadowridge Library
The expanded Meadowridge Library features additional space, small meeting rooms, a quiet room with a fireplace, more computers and iPads, and dedicated spaces for children and teens. The expanded Meadowood Neighborhood Center features office space for neighborhood groups, a game room, more space for discussion and study, a computer bank and other amenities.  The shared space between the organizations features a community meeting space that holds 100 people and can be subdivided into two smaller rooms, as well as a community kitchen.  The two organizations will kick off a series of events this summer intended to promote good nutrition and healthy eating.  Read thepress release about the full event lineup.
 
Once Upon a Book Drive
What: With Once Upon a Book Drive (and SFTA: Supporting Families Together Association), we will collect and distribute quality children’s books to early education programs and families in need across Wisconsin. We will accept new or gently used books with educational, appropriate content for children ages 0 to 12, with an emphasis on more infant and toddler books this year. 

That means you can donate board books, picture books, early readers, and young adult books! Ask your local children’s 
librarian for a suggestion or see our online book lists for ideas at:supportingfamiliestogether.org/once-upon-a-book-drive/
hen: June 15, 2015 through August 31, 2015
Local Book Drop-Off Points (Starting June 15):
  • Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
  • Johnson Bank Locations: Downtown, East & West
  • Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave.
  • 4-C, 5 Odana Ct. 
Don’t have time to head to the store? Buy and donate books through Amazon Smile and have books sent directly to SFTA. 
Visit: smile.amazon.com/ch/36-5263016 to start now!
 
Upcoming Events
Find Chess at the Library information here. 
Find Knitting at the Library information here.
Find Storytime for Ages 0-5 information here.
Beatles Toddler Dance Party
Saturday, June 20, 10 am - Sequoya Library [more info/register]
Donuts with Dad
Saturday, June 20, 10 am - Pinney Library [more info]
Create Your Own Tie Dye T-shirt
Saturday, June 20, 12 pm - Sequoya Library [more info/register]
The Gomers cover The Beatles
Saturday, June 20, 5:30 pm - Sequoya Library [more info]
Hora de Cuentos Preescolar/ Preschool Story Time in Spanish
Monday, June 22, 10:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info
Zoo to You
Tuesday, June 23, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info
Superhero Party
Tuesday, June 23, 2 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]
Meet a Hero Dog from WAGS
Tuesday, June 23, 2 pm - Sequoya Library [more info]
I Think I Can
Tuesday, June 23, 3 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]
LEGO Club
Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]
WonderWorks
Wednesday, June 24, 10:30 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]
WonderWorks
Wednesday, June 24, 1:30 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]
Pokemon Club
Wednesday, June 24, 1:30 pm - Central Library [more info]
Superhero Party
Wednesday, June 24, 2 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info
Library LEGO Club
Wednesday, June 24, 2 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info
Black Story Time with Fabu
Wednesday, June 24, 6:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]
Preschool & Toddler Dance Party
Thursday, June 25, 10 am - Pinney Library [more info/register]
Game Day!
Thursday, June 25, 2 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]
Uke Can Too!
Thursday, June 25, 6 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]
Every Hero Has a Story
Thursday, June 25, 6:30 pm - Pinney Library [more info]
Superhero Party
Friday, June 26, 11 am - Meadowridge Library [more info/register]
Library Laboratory
Friday, June 26, 5:30 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]
Family Fun Night: Drumming with Rockameem
Friday, June 26, 6:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]
Donuts with Dad
Saturday, June 27, 10 am - Sequoya Library [more info]
Read to a Dog!
Saturday, June 27, 11 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]
Family Movie Matinee - Dolphin Tale 2
Saturday, June 27, 12 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]
Library LEGO Club
Saturday, June 27, 1:30 pm - Sequoya Library [more info]
Hora de Cuentos Preescolar/ Preschool Story Time in Spanish
Monday, June 29, 10:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info
Preschool Players Performance
Monday, June 29, 6:30 pm - Pinney Library [more info]
Music & Fun with Ken Lonnquist
Tuesday, June 30, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info
Seed & Garden Fun at the Library
Tuesday, June 30, 2 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]
Music & Fun with Ken Lonnquist
Tuesday, June 30, 2 pm - Sequoya Library [more info]
Pop-Up Puppet Theatre
Tuesday, June 30, 3 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]
WonderWorks
Wednesday, July 1, 10:30 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]
WonderWorks
Wednesday, July 1, 1:30 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]
Pokemon Club
Wednesday, July 1, 1:30 pm - Central Library [more info]
Library LEGO Club
Wednesday, July 1, 2 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info
Read to a Dog
Wednesday, July 1, 4:30 pm - Meadowridge Library [more info
Black Story Time with Fabu
Wednesday, July 1, 6:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]
Movie Day: Annie (2014, rated PG)
Thursday, July 2, 2 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]
Family Fun Night: Independence Day Crafts & Games
Friday, July 3, 6:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]
All Madison Public Libraries are closed on Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day
 
New Books
 
 
125 Cool Inventions
by Crispin Boyer, et al
 
"The future is now! Supercool robots, amazing flying machines, floating hotels--this book is packed with 125 amazing inventions that will make you wish for things you never knew existed! Get the scoop on inventions of the future before they hit stores, like the fish tank that turns your toilet into an aquarium (but don't worry, your fishy friends will be just fine!), or the Cargonaut, a human-size robot that flies around picking up and delivering items just for you! These inventions are paired with incredible photos and loads of fun facts. Discover what the future will look like on every page!"--Back cover.
 
 
 
Binny in Secret
by Hilary McKay and Micah Player
 
While getting bullied at school, twelve-year-old Binny investigates the disappearance of her brother's chicken and tries to save an endangered lynx.
 
 
 
Circus Mirandus
by Cassie Beasley and Diana Sudyka
 
"When he realizes that his grandfather's stories of an enchanted circus are true, Micah Tuttle sets out to find the mysterious Circus Mirandus--and to use its magic to save his grandfather's life"-- Provided by publisher.
 
 
 
Supertruck
by Stephen Savage
 
When the city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day. But who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done? Find out in this snowy tale about a little truck with a very big job, the second of Stephen Savage's vehicle-based picture books.
 
 
 
 
The sixth book in the popular TIME For Kids Big Book of Questions series! TIME For Kids Big Book of Who presents 1,001 amazing facts about the people who have shaped our world--past and present--including brilliant scientists, chart-topping musicians, all-star athletes and powerful world leaders. Who invented Facebook? Who is the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize? Who is the greatest athlete of all time? Who was the only U.S. president to serve four terms in office? Kids can jump into the book at any point and follow the popular question and answer format to explore these comprehensive categories: Groundbreakers and Pioneers, Leaders and Changemakers, Artists and Entertainers, Innovators, Sports Stars, and Everyday Heroes. For more fascinating answers to the questions kids want to know, check out the other books in the TIME For Kids Big Book of Questions series: Big Book of Why, Big Book of How, Big Book of When, Big Book of Where, and Big Book of What.
 
 
 
Underground Abductor
by Nathan Hale
 
Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous places and for abusive people. But north of the Mason-Dixon line, slavery was illegal. If she could run away and make it north without being caught or killed, she'd be free. Facing enormous danger, Araminta made it, and once free, she changed her name to Harriet Tubman. Tubman spent the rest of her life helping slaves run away like she did, every time taking her life in her hands.