Library Kids - June 22, 2017

Library Kids

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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

June 22, 2017 Issue

In this issue:


A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

Enjoy play-centered, child led activities in the park each week. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your child's imagination. At the end of each event, kids will create a Play Story, drawing and/or writing about their play for that day.

Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, or bring a picnic dinner and make an evening of it!​ You'll also have the option to purchase a meal from the "Let's Eat Out" local food cart coalition.

Reindahl Park | 1818 Portage Road
Mondays, June 19 - August 14
4:30pm - 7:00pm

Haen Family Park | 7702 Tree Lane
Wednesdays, June 21 - August 16
4:30pm - 7:00pm

This event is created in partnership with the Madison Parks Division and funded in part by a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation


Make Music Madison

Plays of a Protector

Join Raka Bandyo and the Karmic Flower Dance Company and other local dancers for an evening performance of Indian classical dance, as well as modern pieces. Dance pieces will be accompanied by music, song, and spoken word.

Thursday, June 29, 7:30pm at Central Library

All ages are welcome; the performance is best for ages 5 and up. No registration required. Please call 266-6300 if you have questions about this performance.


Bone Folders Guild

Bone Folders Guild

Celebrate a wide variety of book art creations with the Bone Folders' Guild, a group of papermakers, bookmakers, and other book artists who create, share, and promote book arts. They recently celebrated their 15th anniversary with an exhibit at the Overture Center that was written about in this Wisconsin State Journal article. The Bone Folders' Guild also created 60 handmade blank books that circulated through local public libraries for people to check out and add to the blank pages. View many of the entries to these books through the UW Madison Digital Collections.

The Bone Folders' Guild will be exhibiting in the Pinney Library display case for the summer. Visit Pinney Library now through the end of August to view this display of unique book art.

Learn how to make your own book art! A member of the Bone Folders' Guild and owner of Valley Ridge Art Studio in Madison, Katherine Engen, will offer an Introduction to Bookmaking Workshop at Pinney Library on Thursday, June 29 at 6:15 pm. Participants will learn four introductory structures to start your bookmaking: Single Sheet Book, Pamphlet Stitch, Accordion Fold, and Japanese Stab Binding. Each participant will come away from the workshop with a unique creation. All supplies provided, you bring the creativity. If possible, please bring scissors, a metal ruler, and an awl.

Registration is required to attend this event. Follow this link to sign up for a space.


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

Open Studio with Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence
Mondays-Thursdays in June, 6:00pm-8:30pm, Central Library

Family Fun Night: Morris the Magic Man
Friday, June 23, 6:30pm-7:30pm - Goodman South Madison

Saturday, June 24, 11:00am-12:00pm - Meadowridge Library

Truly Remarkable Loon
Tuesday, June 27, 10:30am-11:15am - Hawthorne Library

Master Builder Lego Buildathon
Tuesday, June 27, 1:00pm-3:00pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Make Your Own Cartonera!
Thursday, June 29, 1:00pm-2:00pm - Goodman South Madison Library

Let's Move! Family Fitness Class
Friday, June 30, 6:30pm -7:15pm - Lakeview Library

Stories & Sweets
Saturday, July 1, 10:30am-11:15am - Hawthorne Library

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, July 8, 10:00-11:00am - Alicia Ashman Library

Library Lego Club
Saturday, June 24, 1:30pm-3:30pm - Sequoya Library
Saturday, July 1, 2:00pm-3:30pm - Central Library
Monday, July 3, 3:00pm-4:00pm - Pinney Library

Maker Mondays
Mondays, June 26, July 10 & 24, 10:00-11:00am - Sequoya Library
Mondays, June 26, July 10-24, 3:00pm-4:00pm - Pinney Library


New Books


Almost Everybody Farts
by Marty Kelley

Drawings paired with rhyming text depict the farting of many types of people and animals.

Almost Paradise
by Corabel Shofner

When twelve-year-old Ruby's mother goes to jail, Ruby finds her Aunt Eleanor, an ornery nun with some dark secrets, who Ruby hopes will help free her mother.

Blue Sky White Stars
by Sarvinder Naberhaus

A stirring poetic tribute to the beauty and wonder of America's symbols, history, landscape.

Finding Mighty
by Sheela Chari

Along the train lines north of New York City, twelve-year-old neighbors Myla and Peter search for the link between Myla's necklace and the disappearance of Peter's brother, Randall. Thrown into a world of parkour, graffiti, and diamond-smuggling, Myla and Peter encounter a band of thugs who are after the same thing as Randall. Can Myla and Peter find Randall before it's too late, and their shared family secrets threaten to destroy them all?

Hamstersaurus Rex vs. Squirrel Kong
by Tom O'Donnell

Sam and Hammie Rex discover a terrifying giant squirrel hiding in the woods behind Horace Hotwater Middle School. But nobody else believes Squirrel Kong is real. Then Hammie Rex takes the blame for Squirrel Kong’s destructive rampages, and the principal threatens to send him away to home for dangerous, troubled small pets. To save his hamster friend, can Sam prove that Squirrel Kong is the true menace?

Mango Delight
by Fracaswell Hyman

When seventh-grader Mango Delight Fuller accidentally breaks her BFF Brooklyn's new cell phone, her life falls apart. She loses her friends and her spot on the track team, and even costs her father his job as a chef. But Brooklyn's planned revenge--sneakily signing up Mango to audition for the school musical--backfires when Mango not only wins the lead role, but becomes a YouTube sensation and attracts the attention of the school's queen bee, Hailey Jo. Hailey Jo is from a VERY wealthy family, and expects everyone to do her bidding. Soon Mango finds herself forced to make tough choices about the kind of friend she wants to have . . . and, just as important, the kind of friend she wants to be.

Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
by Andrea Beaty

A great little project book that introduces simple engineering principles to everyday things-- like propping a door open with your elbow.

There's a Pest in the Garden!
by Jan Thomas

When a pest eats all the vegetables in garden, Duck comes up with a plan to stop whatever is feasting on his crops.

Wonder Woman: Warrior for Justice
by Liz Marsham

Join the Amazon princess on her quest to protect Earth from evil. Discover her amazing superpowers, read about her dangerous enemies, and meet brave allies, including the Justice League.