Library Kids - November 7, 2015

Library Kids
Library Kids
Saturday, November 7, 2015

 

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

November 6, 2015 Issue

In this issue:

 

Featured Events

 

Hawthorne Hootenanny

Come raise the roof with us!

Sing, clap and dance at this 2nd annual celebration of music and play at the Hawthorne Hootenanny...

Music performances, hands-on art, face-painting, refreshments and more will run throughout the day:

Thanks to the Willy Street Co-op for providing refreshments at this event.

 

 

Playtime Productions presents The Emperor's New Clothes

Playtime Productions presents The Emperor's New Clothes

The mischievous schemings of two clever weavers-- who know that their leader would rather wear nothing as he parades through town than admit he was wrong-- are cause for hilarity, as PlayTime Productions presents The Emperor’s New Clothes.

The noted PlayTime Productions traveling theatre brings The Emperor’s New Clothes, the hilarious classic Hans Christian Andersen cautionary tale about empty pride and blind trust, to life with a contemporary twist. Just when you think the story is familiar, a new dimension appears. Come see what unfolds in PlayTime’s adaptation of the story for the children’s stage accompanied by an original musical score. Free admission.

For over two decades, Playtime Productions Children's Theatre has been delighting audiences with its creative and spirited renditions of classic tales. Since its very first performance of Snow White, PTP has staged more than a dozen productions, including Peter Pan, The Emperor's New Clothes, and Sleeping Beauty.

When performed by Playtime Productions, each of these endearing stories is retold with an eye to the present, always with a twist and many a surprise. Cinderella, for example, has an ethereal godfather who carries his wand in a violin case. And in the Wonderful World of www.oz Dorothy becomes Dot and the wicked witch is Virus.

Each year, PTP brings the magic of theater to thousands of people throughout Dane County, Wisconsin.

 

Gustafer Yellowgold

Gustafer Yellowgold, created by American songwriter and illustrator Morgan Taylor, comes to the Central Library!

  • Saturday, November 21, 1:30 pm - Central Library, 3rd floor Community Room

The New York Times describes Gustafer Yellowgold as "a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr Seuss." Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show is a multi-media performance of live music, colored-pencil animations and storytelling. With its unique crossover appeal, the show has been the wild-card opening act for Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree. Gustafer has appeared off-Broadway in his own productions of Gustafer Yellowgold’s Mellow Sensation and Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock. Gustafer the character is a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun and is living out an explorer’s life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods. Check out his site athttp://gustaferyellowgold.com/

Join us for this very special performance for children of all ages!

 

Upcoming Events

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

 

Family Fun Night: Drawing Jam with Angela Richardson: A Bubbler Program
Friday, November 6, 6:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Hawthorne Hootenanny
Saturday, November 7, 10 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Alicia Ashman Neighborhood Library Anniversary Meet & Greet
Saturday, November 7, 11 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Big I, Little U: Fitness for the Whole Family (1st and 2nd Saturdays of the Month)
Saturday, November 7, 11:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

WonderWorks
Monday, November 9, 10:45 am - Sequoya Library [more info/register]

Read to a Dog
Monday, November 9, 2 pm - Pinney Library [more info]

Artist in Residence Open Fixing and Mending Time 11-3 pm
Tuesday, November 10, 11 am - Central Library [more info]

Bubbler Jr.: Magnets with Karen Corbeill
Tuesday, November 10, 4 pm - Lakeview Library [more info/register]

PLAY-palooza!
Wednesday, November 11, 9:15 am - Central Library [more info]

Music Together
Wednesday, November 11, 11 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

The Jews of Tin Pan Alley -- performed by Lil' Rev
Wednesday, November 11, 7 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

Artist in Residence Open Fixing and Mending Time 2-6pm
Thursday, November 12, 2 pm - Central Library [more info]

Pokemon Club
Thursday, November 12, 4 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Family Forts Storytime
Thursday, November 12, 6 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

MaGicEnergy
Friday, November 13, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Open Recording Studio
Friday, November 13, 11 am - Central Library [more info]

Drawing Jam with Angela Richardson - A Bubbler Junior program
Friday, November 13, 1:30 pm - Meadowridge Library [more info/register]

Library Laboratory
Friday, November 13, 2 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Family Fun Night: Stories and Songs from Many Lands - Clare Norelle
Friday, November 13, 6:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Art After Overture
Saturday, November 14, 9 am - Central Library [more info]

Constructed Imagery Workshop
Saturday, November 14, 10 am - Pinney Library [more info/register]

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, November 14, 10 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Taiko Drummers
Saturday, November 14, 10:30 am - Lakeview Library [more info]

Big I, Little U: Fitness for the Whole Family (1st and Second Saturdays of the Month)
Saturday, November 14, 11:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

PlayTime Productions presents "The Emperor's New Clothes"
Saturday, November 14, 12 pm - UW Space Place (2300 S. Park) [map][more info]

Read to a Dog
Saturday, November 14, 2 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Dora the Explorer Party: Awesome Second Saturday of the Month!
Thursday, November 14, 2 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Drawing Jam with Angela Richardson - A Bubbler Jr. Program
Saturday, November 14, 2 pm - Pinney Library [more info]

WonderWorks
Monday, November 16, 10:45 am - Sequoya Library [more info/register]

CRAFTernoon
Monday, November 16, 2:30 pm - Sequoya Library [more info]

Playtime with Trucks, Trains & Things that Go!
Tuesday, November 17, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Artist in Residence Open Fixing and Mending Time 11-3 pm 
Tuesday, November 17, 11 am - Central Library [more info]

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, November 17, 4 pm - Central Library [more info]

The Supper Club
Tuesday, November 17, 6 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

PLAY-palooza!
Wednesday, November 18, 9:15 am - Central Library [more info]

Music Together
Wednesday, November 18, 11 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Toddler Dance Party
Thursday, November 19, 10 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Artist in Residence Open Fixing and Mending Time 2-6 pm 
Thursday, November 19, 3:30 pm - Central Library [more info]

Pokemon Club
Thursday, November 19, 4 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Nifty Thrifty Gifty
Thursday, November 19, 4 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

Open Recording Studio
Friday, November 20, 11 am - Central Library [more info]

Black Story Time: Stories in the African and African American Traditions
Friday, November 20, 6:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, November 21, 10 am - Sequoya Library [more info]

Music Together
Saturday, November 21, 11 am - Pinney Library [more info]

Gustafer Yellowgold
Saturday, November 21, 1:30 pm - Central Library [more info]

 

New Books

 

 
 
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
by Laurie Wallmark and April Chu.
 
Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer, Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world's first computer program in order to demonstrate its capabilities.
For ages 5 years and up.
 
 
 
The After-room
by Maile Meloy and Ian Schoenherr
 
It's 1955, and Benjamin Burrows and Janie Scott are trying to live a safe, normal life in America. It's not easy, when they have the power to prevent nuclear disaster, and sinister forces are circling. Soon the advice of a mysterious, unscrupulous magician propels Janie and Benjamin into danger, and toward the land of the dead. Meanwhile, their friend Jin Lo washes up on a remote island where an American spy is stationed, and finds herself on the trail of a deadly threat in China. But she's on the other side of the world--how can Janie and Benjamin reach her? The triumphant finale in the trilogy that began with Maile Meloy's bestselling, critically acclaimed The Apothecary , and continued in its captivating sequel, The Apprentices , The After-Room is full of enchantment and heart, with Ian Schoenherr's stunning illustrations throughout.
Sequel to: The apprentices.
 
 
 
 
Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going "old school" just too hard for a kid like Greg?
 
 
 
Game of Flames
by Robin Wasserman
 
The action is on the page, on your device, and out of this world! This multiplatform series is part sci-fi, all action-adventure. And you don't have long to wait -- 6 books are coming all in one year! Earth is in danger! The only thing that can save our planet are six essential elements scattered throughout the galaxy. It is up to the Voyagers--a team of four kids (plus one stowaway) --to gather them all and return to Earth. Failure is not an option. The Alpha team knows that the second element is hidden on Meta Prime, a planet filled with metal mazes, catapults of fire, and warring alien robots. But what they don't know is that another spaceship is following hot on their trail. . . . Do you have what it takes to be a Voyager? Find out at VoyagersHQ.com.
Voyagers, book 2.
For ages 8-12 years.
 
 
 
Lenny & Lucy
by Philip Christian Stead and Erin E. Stead
 
Peter and his father are moving to a new house beyond the dark unfriendly woods. When they arrive at their new home, Peter wants to turn back. Fortunately, he has Harold for company, but Harold is just a dog and can't help Peter. Scared of the things hidden in the woods, Peter makes a tall pile of pillows. He stiches and sews. He pushes and pulls. And when he is done, he has Lenny, Guardian of the Bridge, to protect him and Harold. Lenny is a good guard but Peter worries that Lenny will get lonely out by the woods all by himself, so he makes Lucy, who is a good friend. Together, Lenny, Lucy, Peter, and Harold discover that this new place isn't so scary after all.
For ages 3-7.
 
 
 
Mother Bruce
by Ryan T. Higgins
 
Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. That, and eat eggs. But when his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out to be real, live goslings, he starts to lose his appetite. And even worse, the goslings are convinced he's their mother. Bruce tries to get the geese to go south, but he can't seem to rid himself of his new companions. What's a bear to do?
For ages 3-5 years.