Library Kids - July 15, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

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

July 15, 2016 Issue

In this issue:

Featured Events 

Summer Library Carnival Returns!

Celebrate summer reading at Central Library's own Summer Library Carnival & Concert event with Justin Roberts!

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.


The Benefits of Risky Play

Do your children like to make you nervous with their daring feats on the playground? Does your heart leap into your throat every time they climb a tree? Join us at the Central Library as we learn more about The Benefits of Risky Play.

Saturday, July 23, 2:30 pm - 4 pm - Central Library [more info]

Ms. Cheng and Dr. Chelsea Bailey of AnjiPlay will speak about the long and short-term benefits of letting our children take risks during play. Free childcare will be provided for this event. Learn more about AnjiPlay at This event is generously sponsored in part by One City Learning Center, soon to become the first AnjiPlay site outside of China (see this Madison 365 article to learn more!)

Play enthusiasts are also invited to join us at our remaining Wild Rumpus outdoor play events, inspired by the AnjiPlay philosophy and put on in partnership with Madison Parks and Madison Children's Museum:

A Wild Rumpus in the Park
Tuesday, July 19, 2 pm - 4 pm - Haen Family Park (7702 Tree Lane) [more info]
Tuesday, July 26, 2 pm - 4 pm - THE GRAND FINALE! - Haen Family Park (7702 Tree Lane) [more info


Harry Potter Day at the Duck Pond

Grandstand seats are still available to 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 are $15 each and include 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]


Monroe Street Library Closed July 27-29

Monroe Street Library is about to get a whole lot more comfortable!

The Monroe Street Library will be closed Wednesday, July 27 through Friday, July 29 for a replacement of its heating and air conditioning system.  The library will reopen regular hours on Saturday, July 30, 9:30am –5pm.

Monroe Street Library customers are encouraged to contact library staff at 608-266-6390 before July 27 if they require assistance in transferring their holds to another location during the closure or to suspend their holds until the Monroe Street Library reopens on July 30. Any items that are being held at the Monroe Street Library when the library closes on Tuesday, July 26 at 6pm will be available for pickup at Sequoya Library (4340 Tokay Blvd., 608-266-6385) beginning Wednesday, July 27 at noon.  Holds will be returned to the Monroe Street Library on Saturday, July 30.

Monroe Street Library customers may return library materials to Monroe Street Library until Tuesday, July 26 at 6pm.  The book drop will be closed when the library is closed for repair.  During this time, customers may return items to the Sequoya Library or any other public library in the South Central Library System. Customers may contact any Madison Public Library location or use the library’s automated Telecirc service at (608) 242-4700 to renew items.

The following events will be affected by the closure:

Make Something at Your Library with MakerCorps – Wednesday, July 27, 2:30pm - cancelled
Monroe Street Library Book Discussion – Wednesday, July 27, 7pm – relocated to HotelRed

Summer Reading Club participants may go to any other Madison Public Library to pick up reading prizes during the closed days.


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

Star Wars: The Library Awakens
Saturday, July 16, 10 am - noon- Pinney Library [more info]

Meet Your Makers - Emida Roller (A Bubbler Program)
Saturday, July 16, 10 am - 1 pm - Central Library [more info]

Pokémon Go Parties
Saturday, July 16, noon - 1 pm - Pinney Library [more info]
Monday, July 18, 3 pm - 4pm - Pinney Library [more info]
Tuesday, July 19, 5 pm - 6 pm - Pinney Library [more info]
Thursday, July 21, 3 pm - 4 pm - Pinney Library [more info]
Friday, July 22, 6:30 - 7:30 pm - Pinney Library [more info]
Saturday, July 23, 1 pm - 2 pm - Pinney Library [more info]

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

Minecraft Club
Monday, July 18, 3 pm - 5 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]
Monday, July 25, 3 pm - 5 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]
Tuesday, July 26, 3:30 pm - 5 pm - Pinney Library [more info]

Pop-Up Puppet Theatre
Tuesday, July 19, 2 pm - Sequoya Library [more info]
Tuesday, July 26, 2 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

The Supper Club
Tuesday, July 19, 6 pm - 7pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Sequoya Summer Movie Matinee
Thursday, July 21, 2 pm - 4 pm "Goosebumps" - Sequoya Library [more info]
Thursday, July 28, 2 pm - 4 pm "Minions" - Sequoya Library [more info]

Pokémon Club
Thursday, July 21, 4 pm - 5:30 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]
Thursday, July 28, 4 pm - 5:30 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Big I, Little U: Fitness for the Whole Family
Friday, July 22, 10:30 am - 11:15 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]
Friday, July 29, 10:30 am - 11:15 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Library Laboratory
Friday, July 22, 2:30 - 4:30 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Friday Family Fun Night: The Lion King Movie
Friday, July 22, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Donuts with Dad 
Saturday, July 23, 10 am - Sequoya Library [more info]

LEGO Buildathon
Saturday, July 23, 10 am - noon - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Meet Your Makers - Forrest Voedisch (A Bubbler Program)
Saturday, July 23, 10 am - 1 pm - Central Library [more info]

Butterflies at Your Library
Wednesday, July 27, 10 am - 1 pm - Central Library [more info]

Little and Big Yoga Stories
Wednesday, July 27, 1:30 - 2:15 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info/register]

Reading Explorers
Thursday, July 28, 2 pm - 3 pm - Pinney Library [more info]

Black Storytime: Stories in the African and African American Tradition
Friday, July 29, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Kids GET IT!
Saturday, July 30, 10 am - 1 pm - Meadowridge Library [more info/register]

City Shapes
By Diana Murray

A young girl walks through the bustling city, while a pigeon flies above, both spotting hidden shapes at every turn. A glorious summer picture book illustrated by four-time Caldecott honoree Bryan Collier (Trombone Shorty, Martin's Big Words).

Helado y dinosaurios = Ice Cream and Dinosaurs
by Eric Litwin

Author Eric Litwin, (Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes) and artist Tom Lichtenheld (Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site), have created a captivating new canine character who will sing his way into readers' hearts and have them grooving and giggling all the while. Also available in English.

The Kitchen Catastrophe
by Tennant Redbank

Join Berry the bunny, Sultan the tiger, Treasure the kitten, and the rest of the Disney Palace Pets for a magical adventure in Whisker Haven! Children ages 6 to 9 will love the latest installment in the Disney Whisker Haven Tales early chapter book series.

The Not So Quiet Library
by Zachariah OHora

Oskar and and his bear Theodore must save the day when an angry monster barges into the library ... and thinks it's an all-you-can-eat buffet!

The School for Good and Evil: The Never Ever Handbook
by Soman Chainani

Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling series (The School for Good and Evil, A World Without Princes, and The Last Ever After) comes to life in this handbook full of everything students need to learn in order to survive their own fairy tale—from dress codes and school rules to alumni portraits, kingdom maps, and much, much more.

Wibble Wobble
by Catherine Hnatov

Click, clack and flip, flap-what's making these, and other sounds, you hear at the ocean? In this striking board book of black and white illustrations against colorful backgrounds, babies and toddlers will discover what delights there are to be seen and heard.