Friday, March 23, 2018
Library Kids is Madison Public Library's email newsletter featuring news, events, and recommended books for kids PreK through grade 6.
March 23, 2018 Issue
In this issue:
The popular concert series presenting new, original music performed by local jazz artists returns with four spring concerts.
Concerts are held from 7:30-9:30pm on the 3rd floor of Central Library. Each concert is free, all-ages, and open to the public.
March 23 | Jon Hoel Trio
April 6 | Andrew Baldwin Quintet
April 20 | The Gadjo Players
May 11 | Richard Hildner Armacanqui
Get more details about each of these shows.
The inDIGenous Jazz Series is presented by The Madison Music Collective and The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium.
Celebrando al sol
Celebrando al sol - para celebrar el regreso del sol y mostrar algunas creaciones artísticas hechas por alumnos de 4K bilingüe de Sandburg y Falk.
Sábado, 24 de marzo | 10:30am - 12:00pm | Biblioteca Central
Celebrate the return of the sun and all things hopeful with art activities, indoor hopscotch, refreshments – and a special art exhibit by Sandburg & Falk bilingual 4K classrooms!
Saturday, March 24 | 10:30am - 12:00pm | Central Library
Learn more about this and similar upcoming events.
Parents as First Teachers
You already know the library works to promote early literacy. But did you know we've worked to build relationships with community partners to help bring those services to folks outside of the library, too?
In collaboration with Public Health of Madison & Dane County, the Parents as First Teachers program provides early literacy materials, training, and resources to public health staff to support conversations about the role parents play as their child’s first teacher, and the impact reading, singing, and playing has on child development.
Read more about Parents as First Teachers.
The Parents as First Teachers program was made possible by the Madison Public Library Foundation.
Find a complete event listing in our Spring Kidspages or find Chess Clubs, Knitting Clubs, LEGO Clubs, Minecraft Clubs or Storytimes for ages 0-5
Cooking with Chef Lily
Monday March 26, 2:00-3:15pm - Meadowridge Library (Ages 9-12)
Friday, March 30, 2:00-3:15pm - Meadowridge Library (Ages 5-8)
Saturday, March 31, 11:00am-12:15pm - Meadowridge Library (Ages 5-8)
Saturday, March 31, 1:00-2:15pm - Meadowridge Library (Familes)
Saturday, March 31, 3:00-4:15pm - Meadowridge Library (Ages 9-12)
Marble Run Maker Fun
Wednesday, March 28, 10:30am-12:30pm - Hawthorne Library
Zoo to You!
Thursday, March 29, 10:30-11:15am - Hawthorne Library
Family Movie Night: Coco
Friday, March 30, 5:30-7:30pm - Lakeview Library
Family Fun Night: Board Game Night
Friday, March 30, 6:00-7:00pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Poetry Improv Featuring Guy Thorvalsen
Friday, March 30, 6:30-8:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Evening Family Storytime: Special Author Visit
Monday, April 2, 6:30-7:30pm - Sequoya Library
Coloring and Crafts Meet Up
Friday, April 6, 6:30-8:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Preschool and Toddler Dance Party
Saturday, April 7, 10:00-10:45am - Monroe Street Library
Saturday, April 7, 10:00-11:00am - Pinney Library
Saturday Morning Cartooning
Saturday, April 14, 10:00-11:00am - Sequoya Library
Saturday Family Matinee: Coco
Saturday, April 14, 2:30-4:30pm - Pinney Library
Here are some tips for figuring out whether a particular app is a good choice for your family:
- Seek out online reviews from trusted sources or ask your local librarian.
- Look for video reviews of the app on YouTube to get a better sense of the content.
- Before sharing it with your kids, it’s a good idea to play through (at least a little bit) by yourself to make sure there aren’t any unexpected (and unpleasant) surprises!
- If you love the app, look for others by the same app maker-- just like seeking out a favorite book author at your local library, it’s an easy way to find new titles to love!
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