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Library Kids - December 28, 2017

Library Kids

Thursday, December 28, 2017

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

December 28, 2017 Issue

In this issue:


Meadowridge Library Visits

Meadowridge Teen Library Visits

Glenna, teen services librarian at Meadowridge Library, is hard at work to make sure teens have the opportunity to connect with authors that are reflective of their own lives.

She's coordinated two "field trips" for youth to attend author talks at locations throughout the city, including a visit to see Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give, at Goodman Community Center. “It was so meaningful to me to watch our youth, again, feel seen by an incredible author!”

Thanks to partnerships between the library and local community organizations, young people in Madison are having more opportunities to hear from authors that write about their lived experiences.

Get the full story on the library website.


Library Takeover

Draw the Library with RADillustrates

Every line has a purpose. Observe the world around you through line-drawings and illustration with artist-in-residence Rachal Duggan of RADillustrates.

In January and February, Duggan will host various workshops and doodle sessions in the Bubbler Room at Central Library, as well as live-drawing sessions where you can take home your very own illustrated portrait. All events are free to attend but some do require registration. 

Learn more about workshop dates and times.


Library Closed for the Holidays

Library Closed for Winter Holidays

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed for the winter holidays on Sunday, December 31st and Monday, January 1st.

While we're closed, you can still items off in our book drops or use LINKcat to place holds, check your library card, or renew items.

Ring in the new year with our downloadable audiobooks and eBooks and databases, accessible 24/7 with your library card. Liven up your holiday parties with local music from Yahara Music Library.


Upcoming Events

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

Workshops with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence: RADillustrates
Various Dates & Times in January and February - Central 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

Celebrating Kwanzaa with Poet Fabu
December 29 & 30, 1:00-2:00pm - Goodman South Madison Library

Movie Matinee at Lakeview: Leap!
Saturday, December 30, 2:30-4:00pm - Lakeview Library

Read to a Dog
Thursday, January 4, 3:30-5:00pm - Central Library
Saturday, January 6, 11:15am-12:15pm - Hawthorne Library
Saturday, January 13, 11:00am-12:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Thursday, January 18, 4:00-5:00pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Monday, January 22, 2:30-3:30pm - Lakeview Library
Thursday, January 25, 4:00-5:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Yoga and Mindfulness with Katie Muschlewski
Friday, January 5, 3:30-4:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Book Baby
Monday, January 8, 9:30-10:15am - Sequoya Library
Monday, January 22, 9:30-10:15am - Sequoya Library

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Thursday, January 11, 10:15-11:15am - Goodman South Madison Library
Thursday, January 18, 10:15-11:15am - Goodman South Madison Library

Preschool and Toddler Dance Party
Saturday, January 13, 10:30-11:30am - Lakeview Library
Monday, January 22, 10:00-11:00am - Alicia Ashman Library

Kids Code Madison
Thursday, January 18, 6:00-7:30pm - Hawthorne Library
Thursday, January 25, 6:00-7:30pm - Hawthorne Library

The Supper Club
Friday, January 19, 6:00-6:45pm - Monroe Street Library

Libraries are for Everyone Drop-in Screenprinting 
Saturday, January 20, 1:00-3:00pm - Pinney Library

MakerPalooza: Kindness Rocks (A Bubbler Jr. Program)
Saturday, January 20, 2:00-3:00pm - Pinney Library


Tablet Tips

Tablet Tips

Looking for some new apps to keep the kiddos entertained during winter break or holiday travels? Youth services librarian Carissa is always on the lookout for apps that you can feel good about using with your child. 

Take a look at Carissa's top 5 apps for road trips, travels, and school break!

Subscribe to her e-newsletter to get regular app reviews sent straight to your inbox!


New Books

100 Things I Love to Do with You
by Amy Schwartz

Amy Schwartz, author of 100 Things That Make Me Happy, returns with 100 Things I Love to Do with You. From making faces and running races to snapping beans and wearing jeans, here is a warm picture of a collection of things to do with the one you love.

Draw the Line
by Kathryn Otoshi

After two boys drawing their own lines realize they can connect them, a misstep creates a rift between them.

Flying Lessons & Other Stories
by Ellen Oh

Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology--written by the best children's authors--celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.

I See and See
by Ted Lewin

Caldecott Honor winner Ted Lewin's magnificent, lifelike paintings transform the boy's everyday walk into an enchanting exploration of his surroundings. Emerging readers will breeze through the simple, repetitive text, and challenge themselves to see what the boy sees.

If My Moon Was Your Sun
by Andreas Steinhöfel

Nine-year-old Max sneaks his grandfather and Miss Schneider out of their nursing home to enjoy a walk in the country, where he admits he is afraid Grandfather will soon forget to love him.

The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle
by Leslie Connor

Both Mason and his new friend, tiny Calvin Chumsky, are relentlessly bullied by the other boys in their neighborhood, so they create an underground club space for themselves. When Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in trouble again. He's desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin, and eventually, Benny. But will anyone believe him?

Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna, the Very First Chicken
by Douglas Rees

Tyrannosaurus Rex wants breakfast. He stomps and he roars and he gnashes his teeth--and he scares all the other dinosaurs right out of the forest. Only Edna, the very first chicken, is unafraid. Will Edna's mighty beak and terrible flapping wings be a match for T. rex's mighty claws and terrible jaws? This hilarious tale of bravery will have readers clucking in triumph!

Women in Science : 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
by Rachel Ignotofsky

A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world.