Library Kids - January 15, 2016

Library Kids

Friday, January 15, 2016

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

January 15, 2016 Issue

In this issue:


Featured Events 

Libraries Closed Monday for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18.

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 and Yahara Music LibraryAll Madison libraries will resume normal hours on Tuesday, January 19.

Looking for ways to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy?  Visit the King Coalition for events happening this weekend, or read up on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Chess at the Library

Is the cold weather keeping you inside? Exercise your mind with a game of chess at the library! With monthly, bi-monthly and weekly chess clubs for players of all ages and abilities, you're sure to get a good game going! Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult.

Chess Clubs for all ages and skill levels meet at:

*No Third Tuesday meeting in February or April


Chess Clubs just for KIDS meet at:

*No Third Tuesday meeting in February or April



Upcoming Events

Find Storytimes for Ages 0-5 here

 Family Fitness with Venus Washington
Saturday, January 16, 2016, 9:30 am - 10:15 am - Pinney Library [more info]

All Madison Public Libraries Closed Monday, January 18, 2016

Bubbler Artist in Residence Angela Richardson - Open Studio
Tuesdays, January 19 & 26, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Central Library [more info]

Daddy and Me Afternoon Playgroup
Tuesdays, January 19 & 26, 2016, 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - Central Library [more info]

The Supper Club
Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 6:00 pm - 11:00 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Knitting at the Library
Wednesdays, January 20 & 27, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]
Thursdays, January 21 & 28, 2016, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Meadowridge Library [more info]

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 10:00 am - 10:45 am - Sequoya Library [more info]

Saturday Family Movie Matinee: MINIONS (2015)
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm - Pinney Library [more info]
Saturday, January 30, 2016, 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Pokémon Club
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Central Library [more info]

Draw, Draw, Draw! Bubbler Workshop for Families
Sunday, January 24, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Central Library [more info]

Monday, January 25, 2016, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Sequoya Library [more info/register]

Minecraft Monday
Monday, January 25, 2016, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Mask Making with Julio Flores - Bubbler Jr. Program
Thursday, January 28, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Sequoya Library [more info]


New Books

Counting on Community
by Innosanto Nagara

Counting up from one stuffed piñata to ten hefty hens--and always counting on each other--children are encouraged to recognize the value of their community, the joys inherent in healthy eco-friendly activities, and the agency they posses to make change. A broad and inspiring vision of diversity is told through stories in words and pictures. And of course, there is a duck to find on every page of this colorful board book!

Last Stop on Market Street
by Matt de la Peña

Winner of the 2016 Newberry Medal for most outstanding contribution for children's literature, Last Stop on Market Street also earned Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honors for artist Christian Robinson.  

Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian J. Pinkney

Explore the intersecting lives of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson at the historic moment when their joined voices inspired landmark changes. A picture book recommended for ages 6 and up.

Trombone Shorty
by Troy Andrews

Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest. Read it aloud and feast your ears along with your eyes--illustrator Brian Collier just recieved his fourth Caldecott Honor and the 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for this book!

Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
by Carole Boston Weatherford

This treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer brings history to vibrant life for students in grades 4-7. Artist Ekua Holms was just awarded a 2016 Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent for her stunning collage illustrations.

We March
by Shane Evans

On August 28, 1963, a remarkable event took place--more than 250,000 people gathered in our nation's capital to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march began at the Washington Monument and ended with a rally at the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, advocating racial harmony. Many words have been written about that day, but few so delicate and powerful as those presented here by award-winning author and illustrator Shane W. Evans. When combined with his simple yet compelling illustrations, the thrill of the day is brought to life for even the youngest reader to experience.