Library Kids - March 18, 2017

Library Kids

Saturday, March 18, 2017

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

March 18, 2017 Issue

In this issue:


Tiny Acts of Kindness with Danika Brubaker

Bring a little joy to the world this spring by dropping into Danika Brubaker's Tiny Acts of Kindness class! In this class, you'll get the chance to create, tag and hide a kindness-themed creation for a stranger to discover. Choose to create a tiny bouquet, drawing, letter or decorated word rock. Conspire to make someone's day a little brighter, and leave with the thrill of sharing your artistic creation with a stranger. Join us for these upcoming classes:

The Bubbler is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.


Programas en Español para Familias

Spanish Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones en Español

¡Acompáñenos para escuchar cuentos en español! Para niños de 3 a 6 años de edad. Nos enfocamos en la alfabetización temprana a través de la lectura, la música y el juego.

  • Biblioteca Pinney: Sábados, 25 de Marzo, 15 de Abril, 20 de Mayo, 10:30AM-11:10AM
  • Biblioteca Pinney: Jueves, 23 de Marzo, 13 de Abril, 11 de Mayo, 6:30PM-7:00PM

Please join us for stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish, focused on building early literacy skills. For ages 3-6.

  • Pinney Library: Saturdays, March 25, April 15, May 20, 10:30AM-11:10AM
  • Pinney Library: Thursdays, March 23, April 13, May 11, 6:30-7:00PM


Noche Familiar del Juego con Marisol

Jugando juegos como los que jugabas en el barrio con tus vecinos. No te pierdas esta gran oportunidad de compartir una tarde de diversión y alegría. Te esperamos!

  • Biblioteca Goodman South: Sábados, 1 de Abril, 6 de Mayo, 1:00PM-2:30PM

Similar to the games we used to play in our childhood with our neighbors. Don't miss this great opportunity to have fun and meet others. We hope to see you there!

  • Goodman South Library: Saturdays, April 1, May 6, 1:00-2:30PM


Hawthorne Family Movie Matinees

Saturdays at 2:00 pm
Terrific films for people of all ages, from kids through adults. Refreshments will be served. (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

March 25
Kubo and the Two Strings
PG | 1h 41min | Animation, Adventure, Family | 2016 (USA)
A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

April 8
Queen of Katwe
PG / 124 mn / drama / 2016 / USA
A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. Based on the book "The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster" by Tim Crothers. 

April 29
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
PG-13 | 2h 13min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 2016 (USA)
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

View all Saturday Family Movies at Hawthorne Library


Upcoming Events

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

Minecraft Mondays
Mondays, March 20-May 22, 2:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library

Gaming Club
Monday, March 20, 2:30pm - Pinney Library

Storytime for the Very Young
Tuesdays, March 21-April 25, 11:30am - Monroe Street Library
Wednesdays, March 22-April 19, 10:30am - Meadowridge Library

Terrific Tuesdays
Tuesdays, March 21-April , 4pm - Lakeview Library

Wednesday, March 22, 9:30-11:30am, Alicia Ashman Library

Grade 4-6 Game Design with Nate
Wednesday, March 22, 3:30pm - Central Library

Evening Family Storytime
Thursday, March 23, 6:30pm - Sequoya Library

Kids Code Madison
Thursdays, March 23-May 25, 6:00-7:30pm, Hawthorne Library

Spanish Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones en Español
Thursday, March 23, 6:30-7:00pm, Pinney Library
Family Fun Night: Drumming with Rockameem
Friday, March 24, 6:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, March 25, 10am - Sequoya Library

Kubo and the Two Strings - Hawthorne Saturday Matinee
Saturday, March 25, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Hawthorne Library
Library Lego Club
Sunday, March 26, 2:30pm - Central Library


New Books


by Christopher Franceschelli and Peskimo

Cityblock explores city life in an exciting and unique way, from up in a high-rise building to down in the subway. Divided into three sectionsthings that go, things to see, and things to eatit features 24 different aspects of city living. As with the other acclaimed books in the series, die-cut icons hint at the larger context on the next spread. Each section opens with a full city scene but gradually focuses in on the small, unique neighborhoods that make the city large and grand. This clever book will attract young readers living in a metropolis as well as those in the countryside with urban life that pops off each page.

Goodnight Everyone
by Chris Haughton

The animals in the forest are ready to snuggle up with their families for the night, but Little Bear thinks he can stay awake a while longer.

One Minute Till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems To Send You Off to Sleep
selected by Kenn Nesbitt, illustrated by Christoph Niemann

A collection of poems that can be read in sixty seconds features the work of celebrated writers, including Jon Scieszka, Nikki Grimes, and Lemony Snicket.

Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls
by Tonya Bolden

Profiles sixteen high-achieving African Americans, including magician Richard Potter, concert singer Sissieretta Jones, and architect Paul R. Williams.

Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth
by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm

The sun explains its role in the movement of water around the Earth, from the lifting of fresh water from the seas, to the movement of underwater currents that nourish the world's oceans. The sun has a hand in moving rivers of water in its liquid, gaseous, and solid states all around the Earth, enabling life to exist on our planet. But human beings are interfering in this natural cycle, unbalancing the amount of fresh water available.

A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent
by Anne Rockwell and Floyd Cooper

Told for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Lafayette, a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated its newfound freedom, James returned to slavery. His service hadn't qualified him for the release he'd been hoping for. For James the fight wasn't over; he'd already helped his country gain its freedom, now it was time to win his own.