Library Kids - January 14, 2017

Library Kids


Saturday, January 14, 2017

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

January 14, 2017 Issue

In this issue:


Spring Kidspages Is Here!

Check out library activities for children and families this winter/spring with the online version of Spring Kidspages. Print copies are available at a library near you, or print your own from our web site. Our redesigned Kidspages includes more information about why we focus on classes for children and families, tips for engaging your child in learning, and just a few book recommendations.


Get Moving! Preschool Fitness Classes

Cold days have your little ones itching for something active? Madison Public Library is hosting a variety of youth focused fitness classes this winter.  While incorporating pre-literacy skills for babies and toddlers, these free classes will keep your little ones moving and learning until spring.

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Tuesdays, January 10-24, 10:15am at Hawthorne Library
Help toddlers up to age four stay active with music, dance, ribbons and shakers, interactive free play, and obstacle course and more. Be ready to rock 'n' roll!

Mondays, January 23-Febrary 13, 10 am at Central Library
Help your baby gain good pre-reading and writing skills and have fun at the same time. Baby Gym incorporates large motor activities with stories to develop body and mind. For babies aged three-eighteen months. Register online.

Music + Movement
Thursdays, January 26 - April 27, 9:15 and 10:15 am (no program February 9) at Pinney Library
Little ones stay active with music, movement, play and bubbles. Especially for toddlers, but all siblings welcome.

Yoga Sprouts
Saturday, February 11, 10-11pm at Central Library [register]
Join Yoga Sprouts instructor, Katie Muschlewski, for a fun class. For children ages 2-5 years old. This is an interactive class for child and caregiver. Please bring a towel or yoga mat for yourself and your child.


Libraries Closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, January 16, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

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 Spring Kidspages or find Chess Clubs, Knitting ClubsLEGO Clubs, Minecraft Clubs or Storytimes for ages 0-5

Food Science with Sarah Conn
Thursday, January 19, 4:30-5:30pm [register]
Thursday, January 26, 4:30pm [register]
Thursday, February 2, 4:30-5:30pm [register beginning 1/19]

Kids Code Madison
Thursdays, January 19-May 25, 6-7:30pm - Hawthorne Library

Read to a Dog
Thursday, January 19, 4-5:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Thursday, January 26, 4-5:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Playdough Playdate
Fridays, January 20-February 17, 9-11am - Central Library

Saturday Morning Cartooning
Saturday, January 21, 10:30-12:00 - Sequoya Library

Tiny Acts of Kindness with Danika Brubaker
Saturday, January 21, 10:30am-12:00pm - Meadowridge Library
Saturday, January 21, 2:30pm - Monroe Sreet Library

Spanish Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones en Español
Saturday, January 21, 10:30-11:10am - Pinney Library
Thursday, January 26, 6:30-7pm - Pinney Library

Terrific Tuesdays
Tuesdays, January 24 - February 14, 4-5pm - Lakeview Library

Grade 4-6 Game Design with Nate
Wednesday, January 25, 3:30-5pm - Central Library


New Books

The Bad Guys
by Aaron Blabey

The Bad Guys, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Piranha, want to be heroes, and they decide that the way to do it is free the 200 dogs in the city dog pound--but their plan soon goes awry.

Before Morning
by Joyce Sidman

Let snow fall overnight and change the world before morning, making it "slow and delightful and white."

Dog Man Unleashed
by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, is still learning a few tricks of the trade. If only the Chief would throw him a bone every once and a while...Dog Man needs to dry up the drool, dust away the dander, and roll out of the refuse if he's going to impress the Chief, and he needs to do it fast! Petey the cat is out of the bag, and his criminal curiosity is taking the city by storm. Can the canine crime biter unleash justice on this ruffian in time to save the city, or will Petey get away with the purrfect crime?

Hilda and the Stone Forest
by Luke Pearson

Hilda is hardly at home anymore, seeking days filled with excitement and her mother can't help but worry. In a moment of tension, the pair find themselves flung far away into a mysterious, dark forest-- the land of the trolls! Can they work together to escape the clutches of these sinister stone creatures?

Juana and Lucas
by Juana Medina

A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her canine best friend and resists boring school activities, especially learning English, until her family tells her that a special trip is planned to an English-speaking place.

by Louise Erdrich

Named for the Ojibwe word for little bear, Makoons and his twin, Chickadee, have traveled with their family to the Great Plains of 1860s Dakota Territory. There they must learn to become buffalo hunters and once again help their people make a home in a new land. But Makoons has had a vision that foretells great challenges -- challenges that his family may not be able to overcome. (Based on the author's own family history.)