Library Kids - June 17, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

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

June 17, 2016 Issue

In this issue:


Featured Events 

Friday is Family Fun Night at Goodman South Madison Library!

Spend your Friday evenings this summer at the Goodman South Madison Library's Family Fun Nights!  Goodman South Madison Library offers a variety of activities to entertain, educate, and engage children and parents throughout the summer. There's always something new to catch your interest! Events will run from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund.

Cap Times Kids Fund

June 17: Spellbinder the Magician
June 25: No Family Fun Night, but stop by the library's Book Sale instead for great reads every night!
July 1: 4th of July party
July 8: Bat Conservation of Wisconsin
July 15: Family Movie: The Lion King
July 22: Hmong Dancing
July 29: Black Story Hour
August 5: Drawing Jam with Angela Richardson
August 12: Drumming with Rockameem


A Wild Rumpus

Come and play with us at Haen Family Park and enjoy the weather every Tuesday from 2-4 pm through the end of July. The library will provide special Anji Play equipment to inspire your chidren's imagination. In Anji Play, children enjoy self-determination in play. They choose what, where, with whom, and even whether to play. Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, and come ready to let your child lead! This event is in partnership with Anji Play, the Madison Parks Department, and the Madison Children's Museum.

"The physical exercise and emotional stretching that children enjoy in unorganized play is more varied and less time-bound than is found in organized sports. Playtime - especially unstructured, imaginative, exploratory play - is increasingly recognized as an essential component of wholesome child develpment" - Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder


Make Music Madison at Our Libraries

The Madison Public Libraries are alive with the sound of music on the Summer Solstice, June 21, as we welcome musicians of all ages and genres for Make Music Madison!  Grab the kids and take in some live music!

Alicia Ashman Library - 733 N High Point Road

  • 10:45 am - 12 noon - Pnucklehead (Christopher Barnes and Paul Eagle, Americana/Bluegrass, Indie-folk, Indie-rock)
  • 1 pm - 2 pm - Dan Stier (Americana/Bluegrass) 

Hawthorne Library - 2707 E Washington Avenue

  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am - Paul Abramson (Jazz, Blues, Other)

Lakeview Library - 2845 N Sherman Avenue

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am - Suzannah Clark and Dan Bultman (Indie-folk, Singer/Songwriter, Americana/Bluegrass)
  • 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm - Harmonica Man DeWayne Keys (Kids, Folk, Blues)
  • 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm - Shabazz High Fiddlers (Other)

Meadowridge Library - 5726 Raymond Road

  • 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm - Maica Tha Entertainer (Hip-hop, R&B, Other)

Monroe Street Library - 1705 Monroe Street

  • 10:30 am - 12:30 am - Musical Storytimes with Miss Abby (preschoolers 10:30-11:30, ages 0-2 11:30-12:30)
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - On The Fence (Americana/Bluegrass, Celtic, Singer/Songwriter)
  • 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm - Aimee Shaw (Pop, Indie-folk, Singer/Songwriter)

Sequoya Library - 4340 Tokay Boulevard

  • 4 pm - 5 pm - Still Jaded After All These Years (Jazz, Pop, Folk)
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Winds of Southern Wisconsin (Classical)
  • 6:30 pm - 8 pm - Bonnie Gruber & Joan Panepinto (Classical, Other)

Make Music Madison is a free, citywide, outdoor musical celebration on June 21, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city. Weather permitting, we'll be outside for most of the day!


Upcoming Events

We have so much going on we can't even fit everything into one email! A few highlights are below, but you can find a full listing online here and here.

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

Hoo’s Woods Raptors
Saturday, June 18, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Pinney Library [more info]

Rock & Read: A Father's Day Family Fundraiser
Sunday, June 19, 3 pm - 6 pm - Capital Brewery (7734 Terrace Avenue, Middleton WI) [more info]

Maker Monday (A Bubbler Jr. Program)
Monday, June 20, 2 pm - 3 pm - Pinney Library [more info]
Monday, June 27, 2 pm - 3 pm - Pinney Libary [more info]

English For Parents Class/Inglés para Padres
Tuesdays and Thursdays in June, 10:30 am - noon - Central Library [more info]

Duck Tape Mania
Tuesday, June 21, 2 pm -3 pm - Sequoya Libray [more info/register]
Tuesday, June 28, 2 pm - 3pm - Goodman South Library [more info/register]

A Wild Rumpus in the Park
Tuesday, June 21, 2 pm - 4 pm - Haen Family Park (7702 Tree Lane) [more info]
Tuesday, June 28, 2 pm - 4 pm - Haen Family Park (7702 Tree Lane) [more info

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, June 21, 4 pm - 6 pm -  Central Library [more info]
Tuesday, June 28, 4 pm - 6 pm -  Central Library [more info]

The Supper Club
Tuesday, June 21, 6 - 7 pm - Alicia Ashamn Library [more info]

Zoo to You 
Wednesday, June 22, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Library LEGO Club - Meet the MeeperBOTS (A Bubbler JR Program)
Wednesday, June 22, 2 pm - 3:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info

Artist in Residence: Open Studio Time with Josh Duncan 
Thursday, June 23, 12 pm - 4 pm - Central Library [more info]
Friday, June 24, 12 pm - 4 pm - Central Library [more info]
Thursday, June 30, 12 pm - 4pm - Central Library [more info]
Friday, July 1, 12 pm - 4 pm - Central Library [more info]

Kids Code Madison
Thursday, June 23, 6 pm - 8 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]
Thursday, June 30, 6 pm - 8pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Library Laboratory 
Friday, June 24, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Artist in Residence Workshop: How to Doodle in Class
Friday, June 24, 4 pm - 5 pm - Central Library [more info]

Donuts with Dad 
Saturday, June 25, 10 am - 10:45 am - Sequoya Library [more info]

Make a Pull Toy 
Saturday, June 25, 10:30 am - 11:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info/register]

Doug the Jug 
Tuesday, June 28, 2 pm - 2:45 pm - Sequoya Library [more info]
All the Water in the World 
Wednesday, June 29, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]
Thursday, June 30, 10:30 am - 12 pm - Goodman South Library [more info]

Harry Potter Workshop: Defense against the Dark Arts 
Thursday, June 30, 2 - 3 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info/register]

Family Fiesta 
Thursday, June 30, 6 - 7 pm - Pinney Library [more info]

Artist in Residence Workshop: What I Learned Drawing with the UW Comics Club
Friday, July 1, 4 pm - 5 pm - Central Library [more info]

Family Fun Night: 4th of July Party 
Friday, July 1, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm - Goodman South Library [more info]

The Apple Tart of Hope
by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

Oscar Dunleavy, a teenager who used to make incredible apple tarts, has gone missing and everyone thinks he is dead, but Oscar's best friend Meg and his little brother Stevie, form a band as they try to figure out what happened to him. For ages 10 and up.

Believe Your Eyes
by Cori Doerrfeld

A lot is changing for Cici. Her parents are separating, her wacky abuela is moving in, and on her tenth birthday, she wakes up with fairy wings! Cici's new magical powers let her see people as they truly are. But what she learns about her friends and family isn't always easy to accept. She has only one day to decide whether to keep her wings. When Cici wishes life could just be normal again, will she choose to believe in the power of fairies? Catch this graphic novel for ages 7-11 today!

The Kidnap Plot
by Dave Butler

When young Charlie Pondicherry sets out to rescue his inventor-father from kidnappers, he uncovers a dastardly plan that he must help to foil, and discovers a great truth about himself.  The first book in a new series!

The Official ScratchJR Book: Help Your Kids Learn to Code
by Marina Umaschi Bers and Mitchel Resnick

An introduction to coding for parents and kids including 18 hands-on activities using ScratchJr, a programming language designed for young children (ages 5-7). Learn computational thinking, literacy, and math skills through animated collages, interactive stories, and playable games. Love coding? Drop in to Kids Code Madison at the Hawthorne Library on Thursday nights!

by Jeff Mack

Favorite author Jeff Mack (Good New, Bad News; Look! and Ah Ha!) is back with a new two word story! Even the youngest readers will enjoy the trouble a young boy has trying to get his very playful pet gorilla to go to bed.

This Is Not a Picture Book!
by Sergio Ruzzier

Duck finds a book and is surprised to discover that there are books with words and no pictures--and that even without pictures a book can interest and excite you.