Library Kids - February 17, 2017

Library Kids

Friday, February 17, 2017

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

February 17, 2017 Issue

In this issue:


Family Fun

Family Fun Night at Goodman South Madison Library

Spend your Friday evenings this spring at the Goodman South Madison Library's Family Fun Nights! Goodman South Madison Library offers a variety of activities to entertain, educate, and engage children and parents throughout the season. There's always something new to catch your interest! Events will run Fridays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, January 20-May 19.

Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund.

Cap Times Kids Fund


Feb 17: Bilingual Stories
Feb 24: Printing Making Fun with Jennie Bastian (Bubbler Jr. program)
Mar 3: Black Storytelling
Mar 10: Family Movie Night
Mar 17: Color Me Purple Event with local author Ellie Schatz and illustrator Donna J. Parker
Mar 24: Drumming with Rockameem
Mar 31: Tie Die Tiles with Sarah Conn (Bubbler Jr. program)
April 7: Black Storytelling
April 14: Family Movie Night
April 21: TBA
April 28: Teaching Artist Ife Williams (Bubbler Jr. program)
May 5: Black Storytelling
May 12: Family Movie Night
May 19: Make Art with Victor Castro


Science Fair

Capital Science & Engineering Fair

Madison Public Library is hosting the annual Capital Science & Engineering Fair, supporting passionate young scientists' research and promoting enthusiasm for the sciences. The event will welcome high school students from Madison and the surrounding areas to showcase their research. The goal of the [It%20provides%20a%20support%20system%20to%20assist%20students%20as%20they%20actively%20participate%20in%20science%20and%20engineering%20endeavors.]Capital Science & Engineering Fair is not only to provide a space to promote students' work, but also to provide a support system to students as they actively participate in science and engineering endeavors. 

Participants also compete for an opportunity to enter the Badger State Science & Engineering Fair and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.


This event will be held on Saturday, February 18th, at Central Library. While the entire fair is open to participants only, there will be a public viewing of the science fair projects on display from 2:30-4:00pm. Stop by and discover the great work being done by local high school students, or get some inspiration for your own children's science fair projects.



Early Childhood

Early Childhood Teacher & Daycare Provider Happy Hour

Do you work with young children?  If so, you’re invited to the Early Childhood Teacher & Daycare Provider Happy Hour at the Lakeview Library on Saturday, March 11, 2-4pm.  Join your colleagues and drop-in for an afternoon of networking to learn what the public library offers, make early literacy props for your classroom, get tips on reading motivation for kids, and make a song book. Early literacy and reading motivation training begins at 2.

Hosted by Youth Services Librarians from the North and East Side Madison Public Libraries.  Refreshments available; all attendees will take home a free new book for your classroom, funded by a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Ask us about CE credit for attending this event.

Questions? Call Lakeview Library at 246-4547 and ask for Madeleine. 


Upcoming Events

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

Library Lego Club
Saturday, February 18, 2-3:30pm, Goodman South Madison Library
Tuesday, February 21, 4-5pm, Lakeview Library


Monster Jaws - Bubbler Jr. Program
Saturday, Feb 18, 2:00-3:00pm, Pinney Library 

Art After Overture
Saturday, Feb 18, 9:00am-2:00pm, Central Library

Storytime for the Very Young
Tuesday, Feb 21, 11:30am-12:15pm, Monroe Street Library

Wednesday, February 22, 9:30-11:30am, Alicia Ashman Library

Hands-On Coding Play
Wednesday, Feb 22, 4:00-5:00pm, Sequoya Library

Sing-Along Fun!
Saturday, February 25, 10:30-11:15 am, Hawthorne Library

Craftivism with Rae Moors - Bubbler Jr. Program
Saturday, Feb 25, 2:00-3:30pm, Monroe Street Library


New Books


A Complicated Case
by Ulf Nilsson and Gitte Spee

The detective lay in bed with his eyes closed. But he couldn't sleep. He was thinking. He always thought best in bed. Especially with his eyes closed. Something is going on in the forest: one of the animals is saying nasty things about the other forest creatures. But no one dares make a statement to the police. Who is the culprit? Detective Gordon and his assistant Buffy must investigate! But this is a complicated case. The two police officers split the workload: Buffy questions the suspects, while Gordon stays in bed to think. Once the investigation is over, Detective Gordon plans to go fishing and eat all the cakes he wants to. And maybe then Buffy will be appointed Police Chief! But that won't happen unless this case can be solved...

Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths
by Marilyn Singer and Josee Masse

What happens when you hold up a mirror to poems about Greek myths? You get a brand-new perspective on the classics! And that is just what happens in Echo Echo, the newest collection of reverso poems from Marilyn Singer. Read one way, each poem tells the story of a familiar myth; but when read in reverse, the poems reveal a new point of view! Readers will delight in uncovering the dual points of view in well-known legends, including the stories of Pandora's box, King Midas and his golden touch, Perseus and Medusa, Pygmalion, Icarus and Daedalus, Demeter and Persephone, and Echo and Narcissus. These cunning verses combine with beautiful illustrations to create a collection of fourteen reverso poems to treasure.

Pedro and the Shark
by Fran Manushkin

Pedro is excited for his class's trip to the aquarium, but when he gets separated from the others near the shark tank, he gets frightened and starts running to and fro--until he takes a hint from the shark to stop going in circles.

They All Saw a Cat
by Brendan Wenzel

In simple, rhythmic prose and stylized pictures, a cat walks through the world, and all the other creatures see and acknowledge the cat.

The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk
by Jan Thornhill

For hundreds of thousands of years, Great Auks thrived in the icy seas of the North Atlantic, bobbing on the waves, diving for fish and struggling up onto rocky shores to mate and hatch their fluffy chicks. But by 1844, not a single one of these magnificent birds was alive ... author and illustrator Jan Thornhill tells the tragic story of these birds that weighed as much as a sack of potatoes and stood as tall as a preteens waist.Their demise came about in part because of their anatomy. They could swim swiftly underwater, but their small wings meant they couldn't fly and their feet were so far back on their bodies, they couldn't walk very well. Still the birds managed to escape their predators much of the time ... until humans became seafarers.


When the Sea Turned to Silver
by Grace Lin

Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller. Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother -- before it's too late.

Wolf Hollow
by Lauren Wolk

Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran.