Library Kids - December 18, 2016

Library Kids


Library Kids

Sunday, December 18, 2016

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

December 18, 2016 Issue

In this issue:


Get Involved with Bubbler Jr.

Your kids can get their creative juices flowing by participating in these technology and design programs at the Madison Public Library. Whether they're interested in designing their own game, making exciting inventions or learning to code, these programs will give them the space to express themselves and develop skills for the future!

Game Design with Nate (Grades 4-6)
Wednesday, January 11, 3:30-5:00pm,
Central Library
Kids will have the chance to work with a professional game designer to make their own video game using Scratch. They will be able to share their game with friends and family, as well as work on them after the workshop at home. If you would like to gain even more design skills, a second workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 25, from 3:30-5:00pm. Keep an eye out for many more game design events at the library throughout the spring.

Maker Monday
Monday, January 23- 2:30-3:30pm,
Pinney Library
Monday, January 23 3-4pm,
Sequoya Library
Explore hands-on artistic, creative and techy tools for building, creating, and playing. (There will be a special guest Bubbler artist at the Sequoya event!) Flex your tinkering brain muscles with new inventions, problems, and puzzles. Drop in and stay as long as you like. These events are for kids ages 7-12, and supervised younger siblings are welcome. You can also join us at these additional Maker Mondays throughout the spring:

PINNEY: Mondays, Feb 13, Mar 13, Mar 27, Apr 10, Apr 24, May 8 at 2:30pm
SEQUOYA: Mondays, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 24, May 22 at 3:00pm (with special guest Bubbler artist on May 22!)


Double Your Gift to Our Foundation

An anonymous donor is giving Madison Public Library Foundation a giant surprise holiday gift by committing up to a $50,000 match for all donations to the foundation's annual fund through the end of the year.  All gifts to the annual fund made between now and December 31 will double thanks to the match, so now is the perfect time to show your support for the Library.

Annual fund donations are applied to anything that enhances library programs, services, collections and resources, as well as staff support. This year, annual fund gifts supported an early literacy program, literacy efforts for non-English-speaking populations, professional development for employees, internships for minority teens, and more.

"We hope the community will take advantage of the opportunity to give toward our annual fund in the next two weeks since it will double their gift, thanks to this generous match," said Foundation Executive Director Jenni Collins. "This is a great opportunity to show that the library is valued and for everyone to get involved in whatever way they can, becuase gifts of every amount make a difference."

To learn how you can donate, or to make a gift, visit the Madison Public Library Foundation web site.


Libraries Closed for the Holidays

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed on the following days for the winter holidays:

Saturday, December 24
Sunday, December 25
Monday, December 26
Saturday, December 31
Sunday, January 1
Monday, January 2

Use our book drops to return items while we're closed, or LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out.  While we're closed, check out our always-accessible online collections, OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks, Flipster online magazines, Yahara Music Library, or the library's online databases


Upcoming Events

Find a complete event listing in our Fall Kidspages or find Knitting ClubsLEGO Clubs, or Storytimes for ages 0-5

LAKEVIEW - Monday, December 19 10:30-11:00am

Library Chess Club - Introduction to Chess
ALICIA ASHMAN - Monday, December 19, 6:00-6:45pm

Minecraft Mondays
GOODMAN SOUTH - Monday, December 19, 2:30-4:30pm

Baby Gym
SEQUOYA - Wednesday, December 21, 10:00-11:00am

Winter Break Games & Sweets
HAWTHORNE - Wednesday, Dec 28, 10:00 am-Noon

Free Family Film Screening: Finding Dory
SEQUOYA - Wednesday, December 28, 2:00-4:30pm

Kids Cook!
MEADOWRIDGE - Wednesday, December 28
11:00-12:15pm (Kids age 5-8) [register
1:00-2:15pm (Kids age 5-8) [register]
3:00-4:15pm (Kids age 9-12) [register]

Dinner & A Movie
CENTRAL - Thursday, Dec 29 1:00 pm


New Books

Darth Vader, Rebel Hunter!
by Lauren Nesworthy

Learn all about one of the most terrifying figures in the Empire, Darth Vader!

Five Days of Famous
by Alyson Noel

Relates the adventures of eighth-grader Nick Dashaway, whose Christmas request does not go according to plan.

Frank and Lucky Get Schooled
by Lynne Rae Perkins

A boy and his dog learn about each other, go to school to learn more, then explore the world around them as they study science, geography and even foreign languages together.

Iris and the Tiger
by Leanne Hall

Twelve-year-old Iris has been sent to Spain on a mission: to make sure her elderly and unusual aunt, Ursula, leaves her fortune and her sprawling estate to Iris's scheming parents. But from the moment Iris arrives at Bosque de Nubes, she realises something isn't quite right. There is an odd feeling around the house, where time moves slowly and Iris's eyes play tricks on her. While outside, in the wild and untamed forest, a mysterious animal moves through the shadows. Just what is Aunt Ursula hiding? But when Iris discovers a painting named Iris and the Tiger, she sets out to uncover the animal's real identity putting her life in terrible danger.

Pedro’s Mystery Club
by Fran Manushkin

Pedro forms a new club with his friends dedicated to solving mysteries--and the first two assignments are finding his mother's locket, and his father's cell phone.

We Found A Hat
by Jon Klassen

Two turtles find a hat that looks good on both of them, but, with fairness in mind, they decide to leave it be, until night falls and one of the turtles changes its mind.

Word of Mouse
by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

The illuminating journey of a very special mouse, and the unexpected friendships he makes along the way.