Library Kids - July 1, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

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

July 1, 2016 Issue

In this issue:


Featured Events 

Libraries Closed for Independance Day

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5.

While we're closed, you may drop items off in our book drops or use LINKcat to place holds, check your library card, or renew items. The library's databases and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks will also be accessible with your library card while we're closed.


Harry Potter Day at the Duck Pond

Support the Pinney Library Capital Campaign on Sunday, July 31st at 4:05 p.m. as the Madison Mallards take on the newest member of Slytherin House, the Green Bay Bullfrogs.

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with the Mallards, who will be wearing custom Hogwarts-themed jerseys (available through a silent auction during the game) and running wizarding inspired activities all evening long. July 31st is also the release of JK Rowling's new book "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I and II", which will be available for sale from A Room of One's Own during the game. This exciting new book picks up the wizard’s story 19 years after the final novel in the series. Come in costume to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday, the release of the new book and to support Pinney Library.

Tickets in the Grandstand will be sold at $15 and tickets in the Backyard at $13, each including a Mallards hat and a hot dog*. $5 from every ticket purchased will benefit Pinney Library.  Visit the Madison Public Library Foundation web site to buy tickets and learn more about the event.

Harry Potter fans are also invited to the Central Library for Harry Potter's (Early) Birthday Party! Harry's birthday is July 31, but we'll gather a little early to celebrate, play Muggle Quidditch, make wands and more! Costumes are encouraged but -- unlike attendance in Professor Snape's class -- not mandatory. No registration required.

Harry Potter's (Early) Birthday Party, July 29, 2-3:30 pm, Central Library [more info]


Fun for Families at the Library Carnival and Summer Concert and Picnic

Celebrate summer reading at two great events this summer, our Carnival & Concert event with Justin Roberts and Concert & Picnic event with Dave Landau.

Enjoy a performance by two time Grammy nominee and children's book author Justin Roberts at 10:30 am or 2:00 pm at Overture Center for the Arts.  Following the performance, Justin will be signing and selling merchandise in the Overture Center Library.  Next, stop by the Library for carnival games, crafts, a scavenger hunt, and more!  Plus - outdoor play and bubbles! 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Top of State, Philosophers' Grove, 100 W. Mifflin St.  Want to bring a whole group of kids? Call the library's Central Youth Services Desk at 266-6345 for details.

On Tuesday, August 2, 6:00-8:00 pm, swing by Olbrich Gardens with a picnic supper. Play with bubbles and make a project at 6:00 pm before settling down for a 7 pm concert with Dave Landau. Sponsored by Overture Center for the Arts' Kids in the Rotunda.


Upcoming Events

Find a full listing on our online calendar where you can even filter by location or age. And NEW this month: Make Something @ Your Library with The Bubbler and MakerCorps! Learn more and see a full schedule here.

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

Stories & Sweets
Saturday, July 2, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

All Madison Public Libraries are closed on Monday, July 4th--have a safe and happy Fourth!

Hack Your Trash
Tuesday, July 5, 2 pm - 3 pm - Sequoya Library [more info]

A Wild Rumpus in the Park
Tuesday, July 5, 2 pm - 4 pm - Haen Family Park (7702 Tree Lane) [more info]
Tuesday, July 12, 2 pm - 4 pm - Haen Family Park (7702 Tree Lane) [more info

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, July 5, 3:30 pm - 5pm - Pinney Library [more info]
Monday, July 11, 3 pm - 5pm - Lakeview Library [more info]
Tuesday, July 12, 3:30 pm - 5 pm - Pinney Library [more info]

Fun Songs and Stories from Zimbabwe with Kasiya
Wednesday, July 6, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Pokémon Club
Wednesday, July 6, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Central Library [more info]
Thursday, July 7, 4 pm - 5:30 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]
Wednesday, July 13, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Central Library [more info]
Thursday, July 14, 4 pm - 5:30 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Movies at the Library
Thursday, July 7, 2 pm - 4pm - Sequoya Library showing Shaun the Sheep [more info]
Friday, July 8, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Pinney Library showing Zootopia [more info]
Thursday, July 14, 2 pm - 4pm - Sequoya Library showing Inside Out [more info]
Thursday, July 14, 6 pm - 8pm - Central Library showing Frozen Sing-A-Long [more info]
Friday, July 15, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm - Goodman South Madison Library showing The Lion King [more info]
Saturday, July 16, 2 pm - 4 pm - Pinney Library showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens [more info]

Artist in Residence: Open Studio Time with Josh Duncan 
Thursday, July 7, 12 pm - 4 pm - Central Library [more info]
Friday, July 8, 12 pm - 4 pm - Central Library [more info]
Thursday, July 14, 12 pm - 4pm - Central Library [more info]
Friday, July 15, 12 pm - 4 pm - Central Library [more info]

Kids Code Madison
Thursday, July 7, 6 pm - 8 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Family Fun Night: BAT Conservation of Wisconsin, Inc.
Friday, July 8, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Donuts with Dad 
Saturday, July 9, 10 am - 11 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Read with a Cop
Monday, July 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]
Monday, July 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Sequoya Library [more info]

One World One Sound Drum Circle
Tuesday, July 12, 2 pm - 3 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]
Rad Reads: a Book Club for Kids
Tuesday, July 12, 4 pm - 5:30 pm - Central Library [more info/register]

The Tiny Book Show Workshop: Make a Tiny Book
Tuesday, July 12, 6 pm - 7 pm - Central Library [more info/register]

Pop-up Puppet Theatre
Wednesday, July 13, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Reading Explorers
Thursday, July 14, 2 pm - 3 pm - Pinney Library [more info]

Raptors at Sequoya Library
Saturday, July 16, 2 pm - 4 pm - Sequoya Library [more info]


Dumbness Is a Gift Best Served Cold by Jamie Kelly (Dear Dumb Diary Deluxe)
by Jim Benton

Jamie and her friends Angeline and Isabella are studying "personal finance" in school, so they decide to put their heads together and come up with a way to earn serious money by creating some kind of food--the only trouble is none of them know anything about cooking.

Knock! Knock! Where's My Bear?
by Kaori Takahashi

Having arrived home, a girl can't find her stuffed bear, so she starts checking in with her upstairs neighbors. By lifting postcard-size panels vertically and horizontally, readers expand the book dramatically, scaling the girl's apartment building alongside her. Recommended for gentle readers age 4 and up.

Ms Bixby's Last Day
by John Anderson

Three sixth grade boys are dismayed when their gifted teacher falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year, a situation that compels them to share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together on a fateful day.

Sea Change
by Frank Viva

This highly visual book follows a young boy who is reluctantly sent to spend the summer in a remote part of Nova Scotia. As the summer wears on, the hero forges solid friendships with other kids in the small fishing community and is changed forever by the experience.

Will's Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk
by Jane Sutcliffe

Shakespeare loved words. He picked up phrases; he made up new words-- and then he put them together in extraordinary ways and used them in his plays. We bump into his words all the time, four hundred years later, and we don't even know it! Discover the ways that his words changed the way we talk.

¿Quién se esconde?
by Hector Dexet

Un libro especialmente diseñado para despertar la curiosidad de los más pequeños.

This Spanigh language board book is especially designed to appeal to the curiosity of the youngest toddlers.