Friday, December 15, 2017
Library Kids is Madison Public Library's email newsletter featuring news, events, and recommended books for kids PreK through grade 6.
December 15, 2017 Issue
In this issue:
#ThinkGreen at Goodman South Madison Library
#ThinkGreen this winter! Join in the art adventure happening at Goodman South Madison Library with TetraPAKMAN and friends. You'll help build a site-specific installation based on reclaimed and repurposed materials, such as plastic bottles and containers, mixing our creativity and ideas with abstraction to produce pieces that call for a more sustainable future.
Remaining Workshop Dates:
Saturday, January 13 from 1:00-3:00pm
Tuesday, January 16 from 6:00-8:00pm
#ThinkGreen is part of the Bubbler at Madison Public Library's traveling Artist-in-Residence program. Learn more on the Bubbler website.
2018 Library Takeovers Announced
Madison Public Library is pleased to announce a second round of Library Takeover community-driven library events for 2018.
Of the chosen events, there's plenty for kids and families to enjoy, including an evening event of storytelling from the Muslim community in Madison around the theme of love, a Crafternoon event for mothers and women of color, and more!
The Library Takeover project encourages the community “take over” Madison Public Library by providing space, time, resources, and library event planning expertise for community members to learn to host their own events.
Find the complete list of Library Takeover events coming your way in 2018.
Library Closed for Winter Holidays
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed for the winter holidays on Sunday, December 24th and Monday, December 25th. Take a break with family, enjoy some delicious food, and visit us again on Tuesday when we re-open.
While we're closed, you may drop items off in our book drops or use LINKcat to place holds, check your library card, or renew items.
The library's databases and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks will be accessible with your library card while we're closed.
You can also find some delightful music on the Yahara Music Library.
(Please note, the library will also be closed for the new year holidays on December 31st and January 1st.)
Find a complete event listing in our Fall Kidspages or find Chess Clubs, Knitting Clubs, LEGO Clubs, Minecraft Clubs or Storytimes for ages 0-5
Workshops with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence: Somebodies 2048
Various Dates & Times in December - Central Library
We Read Too
Saturday, December 16, 12:15-1:15pm - Goodman South Madison Library
MakerPalooza: Building Old-Fashioned Toys (A Bubbler Jr. Program)
Saturday, December 16, 2:00-3:00pm - Pinney Library
Storytime for the Very Young
Tuesday, December 19, 11:30-12:15pm - Monroe Street Library
Thursday, December 21, 10:00-11:00am - Sequoya Library
Library LEGO Club
Thursday, December 21, 4:00-5:00pm - Hawthorne Library
Movie Matinee: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Friday, December 22, 2:00-3:30pm - Central Library
Goodman South Madison's Annual Holiday Meal
Friday, December 22, 5:00-7:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Celebrating Kwanzaa with Poet Fabu
December 26-30, 1:00-2:00pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Movie Matinee at Lakeview: Leap!
Saturday, December 30, 2:30-4:00pm - Lakeview Library
Cooking with Chef Lilly
Friday, December 29, 11:00-12:15pm - Meadowridge Library
Friday December 29, 1:00-2:15pm - Meadowridge Library
Friday, December 29, 3:00-4:15pm - Meadowridge Library
Saturday, December 30, 10:30-11:45am - Meadowridge Library
Saturday, December 30, 12:30-1:45pm - Meadowridge Library
Saturday, December 30, 2:30-3:45pm - Meadowridge Library
Yoga and Mindfulness with Katie Muschlewski
Friday, January 5, 3:30-4:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library
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