Library Kids - July 17, 2017

Library Kids

Monday, July 17, 2017

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

July 17, 2017 Issue

In this issue:


Build a Better World

Build a Better World: Read! Concert & Picnic

Join us for this summer's Summer Reading Club grand finale event!

Pack a picnic supper and head to Olbrich Gardens for a fun-filled family concert! Come, rain or shine, to play with bubbles, make a project, and enjoy live tunes by Ken Lonnquist that will get your toes tapping! Sponsored by Overture Center for the Arts' Kids in the Rotunda.

Tuesday, August 1 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue

We couldn't celebrate summer reading without our wonderful sponsors. Funding and programming for the 2017 Summer Reading Club is provided in large part by the Madison Public Library Foundation and its Rock & Read Father's Day fundraiser.

Our other generous sponsors include: Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Overture Center for the Arts, the Friends of the Sequoya Library and the South Central Library System.


Make Something Awesome

Make Something Awesome at Your Library

Our Maker Corps artists Kai and Caide have been finding all sorts of ways to get kids building, making, and creating this summer.

From paper puppets to Ozobots, these two have been bringing hands-on making to children and families in communities all over Madison. You can read all about their adventures and projects on the Maker Corps blog.

There's still several Maker Corps events to get involved in this summer! Drop-in for 15 minutes or stay an hour with your grown up and meet our Maker Corps teaching artists to create something awesome. These drop-in programs are designed with school age children or teens in mind as small parts may not be safe for toddlers. Visit the Maker Corps website for more information.


Mondays | July 24, August 7 & 21 | 2:00-4:00pm

Mondays | August 7 & 14 | 2:00-4:00pm

Wednesday evenings | July 19, Aug 16 & 23 | 6:00-8:00pm

Thursday | August 10 | 3:00-5:00pm

There are plenty of other Bubbler events that will allow you to build, create, and explore. Check out the calendar for a full schedule!

Maker Corps summer programming is funded by a grant from the Evjue Foundation. The Bubbler Program is funded by a National Leadership Grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Mae Mitchell Collection

Mae Mitchell Collection

PRISM (People Resources in South Madison) established this multicultural collection for children at the Goodman South Madison Library in honor of Anna Mae Mitchell. Anna was a life-long resident of Madison who encouraged a love of reading and learning - a reflection of her belief in education, love of community, and commitment to South Madison.

Throughout her life, Mae was engaged in every thing from school PTAs and Boy & Girl Scouts to local democratic politics and the St. Paul AME Church. She became an active participant and leader in a number of organizations, including the Madison Urban League, South Madison Coalition of the Elderly, United Neighborhood Centers, Inc., the Madison Housing Advisory Board, and the Mayor’s Senior Advisory Committee. Mae received many awards and recognitions for her efforts, including the Urban League’s Woman of the Year Award (1971) and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award (1977). She was cited as one of the Ten Most Admired Senior Citizens in Wisconsin in 1979 and as a YWCA Woman of Distinction in 1982.

These books within the Mae Multicultural Collection span the breadth of cultures, races, and ethnic groups as a lasting tribute to her life and work. To this day, the collection continues to be supported by her family, friends, and those who remember her important contributions.

Explore the Mae Mitchell Multicultural Collection and see what books are available!


Upcoming Events

Find a complete event listing in our Summer Kidspages or find Chess Clubs, Knitting ClubsLEGO Clubs, Minecraft Clubs or Storytimes for ages 0-5

Workshops with Memory Cloths Circle, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence
Various dates and times in July, Central Library

A Wild Rumpus
Mondays, July 17-August 14, 4:30-7:00pm - Reindahl Park [1818 Portage Rd.]
Wednesdays, July 19-August 16, 4:30-7:00pm - Haen Family Park [7702 Tree Ln.]

Tabletop Game Nights
Tuesday, July 18, 6:00-8:00pm - Meadowridge Library
Wednesday, July 19, 6:30-8:30pm - Pinney Library

Let's Move! Family Fitness Class
Tuesdays, July 18-August 1, 10:30-11:15am - Goodman South Madison Library

The Supper Club
Tuesday, July 18 & August 15, 6:00-7:00pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Terrific Tuesdays - LEGO Club
Tuesdays, July 18 - August 22, 4:00-5:00pm - Lakeview Library

Make Your Own Treasure Map! with Amy Mietzel
Tuesday, July 25, 10:30-11:15am - Hawthorne Library

Read to a Dog
Thursday, July 27, 4:00-5:00pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Wednesday, August 2, 4:30-5:30pm - Meadowridge Library
Thursday, August 3, 2:00-3:30pm - Central Library
Saturday, August 5, 1:30-2:30pm - Hawthorne Library

Black Story Hour with Pat Diehl
Friday, July 28, 6:30-7:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, July 29, 10:00-11:00am - Sequoya Library

Bats Live!
Tuesday, August 1, 2:00-4:00pm - Sequoya Library

Simple Electric Motors & Basic Circuitry 
Thursday, August 3, 6:00-7:00pm - Meadowridge Library

Spanish Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones en Español
Thursday, August 3, 6:30-7:15pm - Pinney Library
Saturday, August 12, 10:30-11:15am - Pinney Library

Summer Family Fort Night
Friday, August 4, 6:00-8:00pm - Monroe Street Library


New Books

100 Steps for Science: Why It Works and How It Happened
by Lisa Jane Gillespie

Plunge into the world of science and learn about humankind's ten most important discoveries, including stars, wheels, numbers, light, medicine, sound, atoms, materials, energy and life.

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
by Rita Williams-Garcia

Feeling most alive when he's playing the blues with his grandfather, Clayton is devastated when his grandfather dies and his mother forbids him from playing music, losses that compel him to run away and join bluesmen on the road.

How It Feels To Be A Boat
by James Kwan

As a little boat's high seas adventures get underway, disagreeable passengers make her seasick. When she runs aground, will teamwork turn the tide?

I Got a New Friend
by Karl Edwards

As a little girl plays with her new puppy, they get to know one another. She learns how much work a puppy can be, but she also learns how to take care of it.

It All Comes Down to This
by Karen English

In the summer of 1965, Sophie's family becomes the first African Americans to move into their upper middle-class neighborhood in Los Angeles. When riots erupt in nearby Watts, she learns that life and her own place in it are a lot more complicated than they had seemed.

Lights, Camera, Middle School!
by Jennifer L. Holm

Babymouse joins the school Film Club and writes the greatest cinematic masterpiece of all time! But when the movie gets shown to the entire school, will it be a box office hit or a flop?

Littles and How They Grow
by Kelly DiPucchio

There's plenty of room on the shelf for this celebration of the similarities and connections among all our adorable littles.

The Notebook of Doom Collection
by Troy Cummings

Three adventures in one! When Alexander moves to Stermont, he finds a creepy notebook full of monster drawings. The monsters inside are real, and it is up to the members of the Super Secret Monster Patrol- or the S.S.M.P.- to stop them. Can Alexander and his best friends, Rip and Nikki, protect the from balloon goons, tunnel fish, and shadow smashers?