Friday, April 6, 2018
Library Kids is Madison Public Library's email newsletter featuring news, events, and recommended books for kids PreK through grade 6.
April 6, 2018 Issue
In this issue:
Red, White & Read
UW student athletes are ready to help get kids even more excited about reading!
Children of all ages and their families are invited to Red, White and Read on Saturday, April 14 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Central Library.
Kids can read with UW student athletes, check out books and more at this Children's Room event. You may even get to meet Bucky!
Sponsored by the UW Student United Way and Student-Athletes Equally Supporting Others.
Learn more about Red, White & Read.
National Poetry Month
Madison's Poet Laureate Oscar Mireles and Madison Public Library are partnering to celebrate National Poetry Month in April!
There are plenty of events to enjoy, but you can also celebrate with some of these poetry-themed books:
Bravo!: Poems about Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle
Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing by Marilyn Singer Marilyn
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes
Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander
Como Las Nubes = We Are Like the Clouds by Jorge Argueta
A Song About Myself by John Keats
Thunder Underground by Jane Yolen
Tony by Ed Galing
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems by Bob Raczka
(You'll find these books featured at the end of this email!)
Learn more about National Poetry Month.
Meet Your Neighbors! Hawthorne Library Open House
Hawthorne Library welcomes neighbors, old and new, to a special open house! Come and meet the people who live down street from you, or even right next door.
This family-friendly event will include music, arts and crafts, resource tables, and other activities for everyone.
Saturday, April 14 from 10:00am-12:30pm at Hawthorne Library
10:00am: Drumming Circle with Elmore
11:15am: Madison Circus Space Demos
11:45am: Common Chord A Cappella
Made possible by the Friends of the Hawthorne Library.
Find a complete event listing in our Spring Kidspages or find Chess Clubs, Knitting Clubs, LEGO Clubs, Minecraft Clubs or Storytimes for ages 0-5
Open Studio with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence, Eric Adjetey Anang
Various Dates/Times in April - Central Library
Preschool and Toddler Dance Party
Saturday, April 7, 10:00-10:45am - Monroe Street Library
Saturday, April 7, 10:00-11:00am - Pinney Library
Read and Make: Up, Up, and Away with Planes and Catapults!
Monday, April 9, 2:30-3:30pm - Hawthorne Library
Saturday Morning Cartooning
Saturday, April 14, 10:00-11:00am - Sequoya Library
Playtime Productions presents The Reluctant Dragon
Saturday, April 14, 1:00-3:00pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Saturday Family Matinee: Coco
Saturday, April 14, 2:30-4:30pm - Pinney Library
Breakfast for Dinner with Ugly Apple
Monday, April 16, 6:00-8:00pm - Meadowridge Library
Third Fridays: Game Night
Friday, April 20, 6:30-8:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Día del Niño Piñata Party
Friday, April 21, 10:30-11:15am - Pinney Library
Family Movie Night: Paddington 2
Friday, April 27, 5:30-7:30pm - Lakeview Library
Print & Resist Zinefest
Saturday, April 28, 11:00am-4:30pm - Central Library
How much screen time should I allow my kids to have? Some children respond best to specific time limits when using a digital device, while others find that it's easier to quit when they've reached a clear stopping point, like the end of a level. You know your child best. Create a conscious media usage plan together. Building balanced media habits now will serve them well for the rest of their lives.
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