Library Kids - May 22, 2015

Library Kids
Library Kids
Friday, May 22, 2015

 

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

 

May 22, 2015 Issue

In this issue:

 

Featured Events: Get Up, Get Out, & Go!

 

DreamBikes Mobile Repair

The DreamBikes Mobile Repair station is coming to the Hawthorne Library! Bring your bike to the library and get a free, basic safety check. Bike donations also accepted.

  • Tuesday, May 26, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Tuesday, June 9, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Tuesday, June 23, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Tuesday, July 7, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Tuesday, July 21, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Tuesday, August 4, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Tuesday, August 18, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Tuesday, September 1, 11 am - 1 pm

Every other week, DreamBikes staff will head to the Hawthorne library equipped with basic bike repair supplies. The mission of the Mobile Repair Program is to ensure that cyclists of all ages and of all backgrounds have access to a safe and working bike. Skilled DreamBike staff are ready and available to provide FREE bicycle maintenance at designated locations throughout the community. Stop by to receive a free tune up and support safe cycling in our communitites.

 

Get Toddlers Moving

There are some great programs coming up to get toddlers active. Check them out.

Toddlers in Motion

Help toddlers up to age 4 stay active with music, dance, ribbons and shakers, interactive free play, an interactive obstacle course and more. Be ready to rock 'n' roll!

NOTE: There are two sessions each week, one at 9:30 and one at 10:35. Choose the one that best fits your schedule!

 

Toddler Music

Join music teacher Kjerstie Johanson for songs, movement and musical instruments! For children ages 18 months -- 3 years.

Call 246-4547 to register beginning April 21.

Music Together

Music Together is an interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families. No registration required.

Wednesday, May 27 - June 10, 11 am at Pinney Library

 

Preschool & Toddler Dance Party

Shake it all about to familiar and new tunes. Refreshments provided.

Registration begins two weeks before each event. Call 224-7100 to register two weeks before each dance party.

 

Little Yoga

Yoga enhances children's ability to concentrate and work out those wiggles. Try a yoga class at the library!

This is a parent and child class. Please bring a yoga mat or towel for you and your child. Ages 2 & up. Registration begins April 17.

 

Let's Move! Parent and Child Fitness

Bring your child (between 18 months to five years) to this fun and active fitness class.

 Learn songs, games, and excercises that can be used on a daily basis. Mindfulness, wellness, and self-esteem are also emphasized. Teacher Venus Washington, owner of R U Fit Fitness Company and mom of an active four-year-old is excited to share her tips and knowledge with you! No registration required.

 

Upcoming Events

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

 

MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSED
ALL MPL locations will be closed Monday, May 25 [more info]

Toddlers in Motion
Tuesday, May 26, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Toddler Music
Tuesday, May 26, 10:30 am - Lakeview Library [more info]

DreamBikes Mobile Repair
Tuesday, May 26, 11 am - Hawthorne Library [more info/register]

Baby Play Group
Tuesday, May 26, 11:30 am - Pinney Library [more info]

LEGO Club
Tuesday, May 26, 6:30 pm - Central Library [more info]

Let's Move! Parent and Child Fitness
Wednesday, May 27, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Music Together
Wednesday, May 27, 11 am - Pinney Library [more info]

Madison Travel Circle: A Taste of Argentina
Wednesday, May 27 , 6 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Thursday, May 28, 9:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Preschool & Toddler Dance Party
Thursday, May 28, 10 am - Pinney Library [more info/register]

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Thursday, May 28, 10:35 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Little Yoga
Friday, May 29, 9:30 am - Sequoya Library [more info/register]

Little Yoga
Friday, May 29, 10:30 am - Sequoya Library [more info/register]

Family Movie Matinee -- Strange Magic
Saturday, May 30, 12 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Meet with an Outreach Worker from Joining Forces for Families
Monday, June 1, 1 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

LEGO Club
Monday, June 1, 3:30 pm - Pinney Library [more info]

Toddler Music
Tuesday, June 2, 10:30 am - Lakeview Library [more info/register]

Let's Move! Parent and Child Fitness
Wednesday, June 3, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Music Together
Wednesday, June 3, 11 am - Pinney Library [more info]

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Thursday, June 4, 9:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Thursday, June 4, 10:35 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Saturday Stories & Sweets
Saturday, June 6 , 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Read to a dog
Wednesday, June 6, 1:30 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

 

New Books

 
 
The Black Crow Conspiracy
by Christopher Edge
 
"In 1902, fifteen-year-old Penelope Tredwell, magazine publisher and writer of macabre tales, must uncover a mystery surrounding the theft of the Crown Jewels and a thief that can walk through walls before the coronation of Edward VII"-- Provided by publisher.
 
 
 
Great Good Summer
by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon
 
Loomer, Texas, twelve-year-old Ivy Green, whose mother may have run off with a charismatic preacher to Panhandle, Florida, and classmate Paul Dobbs, who wants to see a Space Shuttle before the program is scrapped, team up for a summer adventure that is full of surprises.
 
 
 
Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
by Sean Taylor and Jean Jullien
 
Hoot owl flies through the night and assumes numerous disguises in order to catch a meal.
 
 
 
 
New Mexico middle-schooler Augie Hobble grapples with adolescence, paranormal mysteries, an overdue Creative Arts project, and heartbreaking loss while working his father's theme park, Fairy Tale Place.
 
 
 
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
by Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal
 
: "Up in the garden, the world is full of green--leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home. In this exuberant book, discover the wonder and activity that lie hidden between the stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt."-- Provided by publisher.
 
 
 
 
This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens.