Friday, February 9, 2018
Library Kids is Madison Public Library's email newsletter featuring news, events, and recommended books for kids PreK through grade 6.
February 9, 2018 Issue
In this issue:
Stop Motion Animation Workshops
Kids with an interest in film making will want to join Crestwood Art Instructor Luke Bassuener and some of his students for a hands-on stop motion animation workshop. First watch two short stop motion films made by Crestwood students, one of which won a Golden Badger Award at the Wisconsin Film Festival. Then, learn how easy it is to make your very own stop motion film! Come with an idea of a story you'd like to tell or make one up on the spot.
ALICIA ASHMAN • Saturday, February 10, 3:00-4:45pm
PINNEY • Saturday, March 17, 2:00-3:00pm
Summer Reading Bingo Survey
We want to make our Summer Reading program the absolute best it can be - and we need your help to make that happen. Take the Summer Reading Bingo survey at a Madison Public Library near you!
By participating, you're providing valuable feedback that will help our librarians make Summer Reading more fun and engaging.
Learn how to give your feedback at any of our nine locations through February 21, 2018.
Celebrate Black History Month
February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements by African Americans and a time to honor the central role of black Americans in U.S. history and beyond.
Here are some recommended reads to help you celebrate Black History Month with your family:
28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World by Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Harlem Renaissance Party by Faith Ringgold
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford
Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt by Pat McKissack
Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson by Sharon Robinson
You will find them all featured at below, to make it easy to find them in our library catalog.
And sure to check out all of our upcoming events to honor Black History Month!
Spread Love & Kindness
Valentine's Day often calls to mind thoughts of heart-shaped candy boxes and glittery cards. But Valentine's Day reminds us to tell all of our loved ones just how much they are appreciated - and to spread some kindness to the community, too!
Special library events like Valentine's Day card making with our artist-in-residence Rachal Duggan; spreading messages of kindness with Kindness Rocks!; or making sock monsters for friends will help kids and their families share the love.
Take a look at upcoming events!
Find a complete event listing in our Spring Kidspages or find Chess Clubs, Knitting Clubs, LEGO 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
Saturday Morning Cartooning
Saturday, February 10, 10:00-11:00am - Sequoya Library
Saturday, February 10, 10:00am-2:00pm - Central Library
Saturday, February 10, 1:00-2:00pm - Sequoya Library
Saturday, February 24, 1:00-3:00pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Friday, March 2, 3:30-4:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Craft Lab: Stop Motion Animation
Saturday, February 10, 3:00-4:45pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Wednesday, February 14, 3:30-5:00pm - Meadowridge Library
Makerpalooza: Mosaic Sun-Catchers
Saturday, February 17, 2:00-3:00pm - Pinney Library
Tuesday, February 20, 10:30-11:15am - Monroe Street Library
Star Wars Club
Wednesday, February 21, 3:30-4:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Friday, February 23, 10:00-11:00am - Central Library
Family Movie Night
Friday, February 23, 5:30-7:30pm - Lakeview Library
After Dinner Mints Movie: Hidden Figures
Friday, February 23, 6:30-8:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Family Fun Night: Reframe the Name with Jaia Davis, author of I Am F.A.T.
Friday, March 2, 6:00-7:00pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Saturday, March 10, 10:30-11:30am - Lakeview Library
Saturday Family Matinee: LEGO NINJAGO
Saturday, March 10, 2:30-4:30pm - Pinney Library
Read and Make: Imagination Station with Mystery Boxes!
Monday, March 12, 2:30-3:30pm - Hawthorne Library
Screen-Printing with Lesley Numbers (A Bubbler Program)
Friday, March 16, 10:00-11:00am - Hawthorne Library
Are all education apps good for your child? While there are excellent apps that include the ABCs and 123s (such as the Endless apps by Originator), many app makers don’t take the time to consult an educator to see if their app is actually effective at teaching skills. Remember, the more kids have to use their mind, body, social skills and/or problem-solving skills, the more they will learn (even if it looks like play).
Take a look at Carissa's App Picks for Kids reviews and subscribe to her e-newsletter to get regular app reviews sent straight to your inbox!