Library Kids - October 23, 2015

Library Kids
Library Kids
Friday, October 23, 2015

 

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

October 23, 2015 Issue

In this issue:

 

Featured Events

 

Wisconsin Book Festival Offers Events for Children, Teens (and Parents, too!)

The 2015 Wisconsin Book Festival is October 22-25, and we're looking forward to hosting over 60 author events in and around the Central Library in downtown Madison, including a full line up of family-friendly events the weekend of October 24-25.  Bring the family to the Central Library to meet their favorite authors or discover new ones, complete with book signing, used book sales, and plenty of opportunity to explore the children's room and teen areas of the Central Library.  Visit the Wisconsin Book Festival site for a full lineup of authors.

 

Halloween Fun!

Downtown Madison Family Halloween and Monster Mash

Stop by the Central Library for trick-or-treating and spooky crafts during Downtown Madison Family Halloween, organized by the Madison Central Business Improvement District. Maps and more at the Downtown Madison web site.

Monster Mash

Hear spooky stories and create creepy crafts.

Spooky Magic Show

Prepare to be amazed by the tricks and treats from magician Tim Glander.

Family Fun Night: Haunted House

Drop by our HAUNTED HOUSE between 6-7:30 pm for frights, tricks and treats. Don't forget your costume! Funding for Family Fun Night is provided by a generous grant from the Capital Times Kids Fund.

Family Movie Matinee Double Feature: Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown

Join us for a special family movie matinee Halloween Double Feature! 

Saturday, October 31, 12 pm and 2 pm -  Hawthorne Library

  • Hocus Pocus, 12 pm

Hocus Pocus: When three outlandishly wild witches are accidentally conjured up by pranksters, they return from 17th century Salem and set out to cast a spell on the town, but first they must outwit three kids and a talking cat.

  • Halloweentown, 2 pm

Halloweentown: Marnie and her younger siblings return with their grandmother to her home in Halloweentown.

 

Dinner and a Movie!

Pack a picnic dinner or grab something delicious from your favorite State Street restaurant and head to the Central Library for a family movie.

  • Tuesdays, October 27, November 24, and December 22, 6 pm Central Library, Children's Program Room

On October 27th, get your scare on with Monsters, Inc. (2001, animated, rated G). Join Sully and Mike as they work to power their city with children's screams. But is everything as it seems in Monstropolis?

On November 24th, meet the Emotions in Inside out (2015, animated, rated PG). After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

And then on December 22nd, watch as the Minions (2015, animated, rated PG) take over. Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlett Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

 

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.

 

Black Story Time: Stories in the African and African American Traditions
Friday, October 23, 6:30 pm  -  Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, October 24, 10 am  -  Sequoya Library [more info]

Constructed Imagery with James Belucci – A Bubbler Junior program
Saturday, October 24, 10 am  -  Meadowridge Library [more info/register]

Swingin’ Singin’ Saturday
Saturday, October 24, 10 am  -  Monroe Street Library [more info]

Read to a Dog
Saturday, October 24, 11 am  -  Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Star Wars Party
Saturday, October 24, 1 pm  -  Pinney Library [more info]

Cuentos y Canciones: Spanish Language Story Time
Monday, October 26, 10:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Toddler Art Class
Monday, October 26, 10:45 am - Sequoya Library [more info]

Costume Toddler Dance
Tuesday, October 27, 10 am - Sequoya Library [more info]

Cuentos y Canciones en Español/Stories & Songs in Spanish
Tuesday, October 27, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Preschool Players
Tuesday, October 27, 10:30 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

Artist in Residence Open Fixing and Mending Time 11-3 pm
Tuesday, October 27, 11 am - Central Library [more info]

Pokemon Club
Tuesday, October 27, 3:30 pm - Central Library [more info]

Bookmaking with Angela Richardson (A Bubbler Jr. Program)
Tuesday, October 27, 4 pm - Sequoya Library [more info/register]

Dinner & a Movie: Monsters, Inc. (PG, 2001)
Tuesday, October 27, 6 pm - Central Library [more info]

Preschool Players Performance
Tuesday, October 27, 7 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Toddler Art Class
Wednesday, October 28, 10 am - Sequoya Library [more info]

Toddler Art Class
Wednesday, October 28, 10:45 am - Sequoya Library [more info]

Music Together
Wednesday, October 28, 11 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Downtown Madison Family Halloween and Monster Mash Party
Wednesday, October 28, 3 pm - Central Library [more info]

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Thursday, October 29, 9:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Toddler in Motion with Miss Cindy
Thursday, October 29, 10:35 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Artist in Residence Open Fixing and Mending Time 2-6 pm
Thursday, October 29, 2 pm - Central Library [more info]

Spooky Magic Show
Thursday, October 29, 4 pm - Sequoya Library [more info]

Monster Mash
Thursday, October 29, 4 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Pokemon Club
Thursday, October 29, 4 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Monster Mash
Thursday, October 29, 6 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Family Fun Night: Haunted House!
Friday, October 30, 6 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Face Painting by the fantastic Funny Faces Entertainment
Saturday, October 31, 11 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register by calling 608-824-1780]

Family Movie Matinee Double Feature: Hocus Pocus
Saturday, October 31, 12 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Family Movie Matinee Double Feature: Halloweentown
Saturday, October 31, 2 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Artist in Residence Fixing & Mending: Blankies and Stuffed Animals, 1-5 pm
Sunday, November 1, 1 pm - Central Library [more info]

WonderWorks
Monday, November 2, 10:45 am - Sequoya Library [more info/register]

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

Drawing Jam with Angela Richardson -- A Bubbler Jr. Program
Tuesday, November 3, 4 pm - Central Library [more info]

"Toddlers in Motion" with Miss Cindy
Wednesday, November 4, 9:30 am - Pinney Library [more info]

"Toddlers in Motion" with Miss Cindy
Wednesday, November 4, 10:30 am - Pinney Library [more info]

Music Together
Wednesday, November 4, 11 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

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

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Thursday, November 5, 9:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Thursday, November 5, 10:35 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Artist in Residence Open Fixing and Mending Time 2-6 pm
Thursday, November 5, 2 pm - Central Library [more info]

Pokemon Club
Thursday, November 5, 4 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

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

Bubbler Jr.: Constructed Imagery with James Belucci
Saturday, November 7, 10 am - Monroe Street Library [more info/register]

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]

 

New Books

 

 
 
 
Over 2 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Readers have also been treated to three stories offering a special look at Auggie's world through new points of view. Previously only available in ebook, now they'll be published all together--complete with an introduction from the author on how she came to write them--in a gorgeous hardcover package! These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Readers get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie's new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for readers who don't want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.
Ages 8-12 years.
 
 
 
My pen
by Christopher Myers
 
My pen rides dinosaurs and hides an elephant in a teacup. What can your pen do? Acclaimed author and illustrator Christopher Myers uses rich black-and-white illustrations to bring a sketchbook to life, showing what with a simple pen, a kid can do anything!
Ages 3-5.
 
 
 
The odds of getting even
by Sheila Turnage
 
The trial of the century has come to Tupelo Landing, NC. Mo and Dale, aka Desperado Detectives, head to court as star witnesses against Dale's daddy--confessed kidnapper Macon Johnson. Dale's nerves are jangled, but Mo, who doesn't mind getting even with Mr. Macon for hurting her loved ones, looks forward to a slam dunk conviction--if everything goes as expected. Of course nothing goes as expected. Macon Johnson sees to that. In no time flat, Macon's on the run, Tupelo Landing's in lockdown, and Dale's brother's life hangs in the balance. With Harm Crenshaw, newly appointed intern, Desperado Detectives are on the case. But it means they have to take on a tough client--one they'd never want in a million years. For everyone who's already fallen for Mo and Dale, and for anyone who's new to Tupelo Landing, The Odds of Getting Even is a heartwarming story that perfectly blends mystery and action with more serious themes about family and fathers, all without ever losing its sense of humor.
Ages 10 years and up.
 
 
 
Scritch scratch squaww plop!
by Kitty Crowther and Claudia Zoe Bedrick
 
Every evening the sun sets over the pond. And every evening, Jeremy feels afraid. Dad reads him a story and Mom comes to give him his goodnight hugs and kisses, but once they've left, he begins to hear terrible noises under his bed. Scritch scratch scraww plop. . . . What can it be?
Ages 4-8 years.
 
 
 
Secrets out
by Julie Sternberg and Johanna Wright
 
Ten-year-old Celie's grandmother has moved in with her family, and Granny's forgetfulness is starting to worry Celie. In the meantime, she can tell her parents are keeping secrets, but she can't talk to her best friend Lula or her sister Jo, because they're both keeping secrets, too! Why is Lula not sharing with Celie? Who is Jo texting all the time? And what is Celie supposed to do when special time with her grandmother becomes much more complicated--and possibly dangerous--than Celie can manage on her own? Once again Celie turns to her diary as she tries to sort this all out, filling the pages with heartfelt and often humorous entries, notes, drawings, and pages from her top-secret spy notebook.
Top secret diary of Celie Valentine, book 2. Sequel to Friendship over.
Ages 8-11 years.
 
 
 
The sword of summer
by Rick Riordan
 
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die...
Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard, book 1.
For ages 10-14.