Library Kids - February 12, 2016

Library Kids

Friday, February 12, 2016


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

February 12, 2016 Issue

In this issue:

Featured Events 

Honoring African American Heritage in Story

Black History Month continues at Madison Public Libraries with more opportunities for families to enjoy stories lovingly shared in African and African American traditions:

  • Black Storytime with Rev. Melva Bishop-Hewing, Friday, February 19, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library
    Rev. Melva Bishop-Hewing was born in Montgomery, Alabama; her grandmother was expert at sharing stories about her family's life. Melva learned to listen intensely and utilize her imagination to visualize the journey her grandmother shared with them on the front porch. Please join us and witness this amazing talent as she tells stories about South Madison'’s very own She-hero.
  • Black Storytime with Rev. Dr. Leonard Thompson Sr., Friday, February 26, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library
    Rev. Dr. Leonard Thompson, Sr., the Interim Pastor of the Mt Zion Baptist Church in Madison, Wisconsin, will tell "The Animals Share" an African story about the importance of working together by sharing with each other. Dr. Thompson is a gifted storyteller who uses humor and animal figures and dolls to tell stories. Bring the whole family to this event meant to entertain, educate and engage children and parents.
  • Kasiya Phiri Presents African Folklore for All Ages, Saturday, February 27, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Hawthorne Library
    African Folklore for all ages: a very short intro (and sing along) for intellectuals, scholars and the curious. Learn about folktales for community building, with storytelling and African song. Kasiya Phiri is a storyteller and a former professor of oral literature at the University of Malawi in southeast Africa. Mr. Phiri, who has taught Swahili and African literature at Dartmouth, tells stories at book fairs and in libraries.

Check out Madison Public Library's Black History Month web page for more upcoming events, recommended reading, and selected local Black History resource materials!


Make Something This Month!

Don't be bored, get busy with Bubbler Jr. programs for kids! Amazing local artists are standing by to help you learn, share, create and MAKE SOMETHING this month:

Paper Bag Pets with Bird Ross: Create your own paper pet to take home with paper bags, recycled materials, and bright paper. Instructor Bird Ross offers inspiration for creating a lovable (not quite furry) friend!

Open Studio Time with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence Angela Richardson: Swing by Central Library's Bubbler Room and meet artist Angela Richardson. See what she's working on and create some art of your own with our supplies!

Monster Jaws with Karen Corbeill: Karen Corbeill will show us how to build cool, snapping jaws out of cardboard.

Library Laboratory Featuring TertraPAKMAN: Are you sure it's Trash? Make cool stuff out of things that you might just throw away or recycle.

For more learning, sharing and making opportunities to keep creativity bubbling, see and check out the newly-resisigned site for teens at The Bubbler Program is currently funded by a National Leadership Grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services and by Madison Public Library.


Upcoming Events

Find Storytimes for Ages 0-5 here
Find Chess Clubs here
Find Knitting Clubs here
Find LEGO Clubs here

Big I, Little U: Fitness for the Whole Family
Saturday, February 15, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Minecraft @ the Library
Saturday, February 13, 1:00 pm - 3 pm - Central Library [more info]
Mondays, February 15 & 22, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]
Tuesday, February 16 & 23, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Central Library [more info]

Music Together
Monday, February 15 & 22, 10:00 am - 10:45 am - Central Library [more info]
Wednesday, February 17 & 24, 11:00 am - 11:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Daddy and Me Play Group
Tuesday, February 16 & 23, 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - Central Library [more info]

Spanish Storytime with Marisol
Saturdays, February 20 & 27, 10:00 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

One World, One Sound Drum Circle
Saturday, February 20, 10:30 am - 11:30 am - Monroe Street Library [more info]

Super Saturdays (with Marisol Gonzalez) / Super Sábados (con Marisol Gonzalez)
Saturday, February 20, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Pokemon Club
Saturday, February 20, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Central Library [more info]

Monday, February 22, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Sequoya Library [more info/register]

American Girls Save the Day
Monday, February 22, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Central Library [more info]


New Books

Bayou Magic
by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Visiting her grandmother in the Louisiana bayou, ten-year-old Maddy begins to realize that she may be the only sibling to carry on the gift of her family's magical legacy.

Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire
by Sundee Tucker Frazier

Fifth-grader Cleo Edison Oliver is full of money-making ideas, and her fifth-grade Passion Project is no different--but things get more complicated when she has to keep her business running, be a good listener when her best friend needs her, and deal with the bully teasing her about being adopted at the same time.

Happy in Our Skin
by Fran Manushkin

Bouquets of babies sweet to hold: cocoa-brown, cinnamon, and honey gold. Ginger-coloured babies, peaches and cream, too - splendid skin for me, splendid skin for you! A delightfully rhythmical read-aloud text is paired with bright, bustling art from the award-winning Lauren Tobia, illustrator of Anna Hibiscus, in this joyful exploration of the new skin of babyhood. A wonderful gift book for new mums and toddlers, all children can see themselves, and open their eyes to the world around them, in this sweet, scrumptious celebration of skin in all its many, many, wonderful forms.

My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood
by Tameka Fryer Brown

Jamie describes his mood throughout the day, using colors and rhythmic text, as he changes from an "easy green mood" while drawing a picture for his sister to a "brooding black mood" when he is teased for doing so.

Peeny Butter Fudge
by Toni and Slade Morrison

Nana knows how to take an ordinary afternoon and make it extra special! Nap time, story time, and playtime are transformed by fairies, dragons, dancing, and pretending -- and then mixing and fixing yummy, yummy fudge just like Nana and Mommy did not so many years ago....

The Zero Degree Zombie Zone
by Patrik Henry Bass

Fourth-grader Bakari Katari Johnson is having a really bad day--class bullies Tariq and Keisha are mad at him, his best friend Wardell has nominated him for hall monitor, a pack of ice zombies from a frozen world are demanding he return the magic ring that Keisha has, and somehow he has to find a way to save the school.