Library Kids - June 30, 2014

Library Kids

Monday, June 30, 2014

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

June 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.

Miss Licorice: The Boom Lodge
Tuesday, July 1, 3:00 pm - Alicia Ashman Library  [more info]

Meet with a Neighborhood Police Officer
Tuesday, July 1, 3:00 pm - Goodman South Madison Library  [more info]

Dinner + a Movie: The Muppets
Tuesday, July 1, 6:00 pm - Central Library  [more info]

Telling Children's Stories with Araceli
Wednesday, July 2, 10:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library  [more info]

Pokemon Club
Wednesday, July 2, 1:30 pm - Central Library  [more info]

Duke Otherwise
Wednesday, July 2, 2:00 pm - Hawthorne Library  [more info]

Read to a Dog
Wednesday, July 2, 5:30 pm - Meadowridge Library  [more info]

Saturday Stories & Sweets
Saturday, July 5, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library  [more info]

Little Learners
Monday, July 7, 9:15 am - Central Library  [more info]

Little Learners
Monday, July 7, 10:45 am - Central Library  [more info]

Library LEGO Club
Monday, July 7, 2:30 pm - Central Library  [more info]

Library LEGO Club
Monday, July 7, 3:00 pm - Pinney Library  [more info]

Read to a Dog
Monday, July 7, 6:30 pm - Monroe Street Library  [more info]

Mechanical Engineering: Coasters 101
Tuesday, July 8, 1:30 pm - Meadowridge Library  [more info/register]

Gardening on Mars
Tuesday, July 8, 2:00 pm - Lakeview Library  [more info/register]

Solar Bugs
Tuesday, July 8, 2:00 pm - Sequoya Library  [more info/register]

Meet with a Neighborhood Police Officer
Tuesday, July 8, 3:00 pm - Goodman South Madison Library  [more info]

Comet Commotion
Tuesday, July 8, 3:00 pm - Alicia Ashman Library  [more info]

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Tuesday, July 8, 6:30 pm - Hawthorne Library  [more info]

Telling Children's Stories with Araceli
Wednesday, July 9, 10:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library  [more info]

Pokemon Club
Wednesday, July 9, 1:30 pm - Central Library  [more info]

Zoo to You
Wednesday, July 9, 2:00 pm - Hawthorne Library  [more info]

Mad Science of Iowa
Thursday, July 10, 10:00 am - Pinney Library  [more info]

Meet a Mars Rover Scientist
Thursday, July 10, 10:30 am - Lakeview Library  [more info/register]

Gardening on Mars
Thursday, July 10, 11:00 am - Meadowridge Library  [more info]

Meet a Mars Rover Scientist
Thursday, July 10, 1:30 pm - Meadowridge Library  [more info/register]

Tabletop Thursdays
Thursday, July 10, 5:00 pm - Hawthorne Library  [more info]

Evening Family Storytime
Thursday, July 10, 6:30 pm - Lakeview Library  [more info]

Toddler Art
Friday, July 11, 11:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library  [more info]

Family Fun Night: Magic Show with Tim Glander
Friday, July 11, 6:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library  [more info]

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, July 12, 10:00 am - Alicia Ashman Library  [more info]

Future Foodies
Saturday, July 12, 10:00 am - Central Library  [more info/register]

 Read to a Dog
Saturday, July 12, 2:00 pm - Lakeview Library  [more info]

Robotics
Saturday, July 12, 2:30 pm - Monroe Street Library  [more info/register]

Little Learners
Monday, July 14, 9:15 am - Central Library  [more info]

Little Learners
Monday, July 14, 10:45 am - Central Library  [more info]

Evening Family Storytime: Alexander Pajama Party
Monday, July 14, 6:30 pm - Pinney Library  [more info]

Library LEGO Club
Monday, July 14, 6:30 pm - Alicia Ashman Library  [more info]

Libraries Closed for Independence Day

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Friday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Once Upon a Book Drive

What: With Once Upon a Book Drive 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.

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/

When: June 15, 2014 through August 31, 2014

Local Book Drop-Off Points (Starting June 15):

•     A Room of One’s Own Bookstore, 315 W. Gorham St.
•     Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave.
•     Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.

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!

New Books

Blood Ties
Garth Nix

As the Conquerors try to destroy Erdas, Meilin -- fed up with waiting and ready to fight -- sets off into enemy territory with her spirit animal, a panda named Jhi. Her friends Conor and Abeke aren't far behind... but they're not the only ones.

Found
Salina Yoon

Upon finding a toy rabbit in the forest, Bear tries his very best to return it to its home but by the time its owner appears, Bear has become attached to Bunny.

A Gift for Mama
Linda Ravin Lodding

A little boy is on a search for the perfect gift for his mother, navigating the streets of 1890s Vienna, meeting new people, and continuing to trade one gift for another.

How to Lose a Lemur
Frann Preston-Gannon

Everyone knows that once a lemur takes a fancy to you there is not much that can be done about it. That's just what happens to a little boy when a lemur begins to follow him in the park one day--and more of the adoring animals join in. The boy does everything to ditch the playful creatures, from jumping on a train to flying in a hot-air balloon to climbing the highest mountain. But nothing works--AND he's lost, too! It's then that his constant companions show just why they make the very best of friends. The parade of lovable lemurs, and the playful illustrations, will have children laughing, reading this again and again-and wishing they could have a pet like that, too

Lulu's Mysterious Mission
Judith Viorst

When Lulu's parents go on vacation, the formidable Ms. Sonia Sofia Solinsky comes to babysit and Lulu behaves as badly as possible to get her to leave until Ms. Solinsky reveals her secret.

West of the Moon
Margie Preus

In nineteenth-century Norway, fourteen-year-old Astri, whose aunt has sold her to a mean goatherder, dreams of joining her father in America.