Library Kids - March 27, 2017

Library Kids

Monday, March 27, 2017

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

March 27, 2017 Issue

In this issue:



Red, White & Read

Combine your passions for books and sports! Join us for Red, White & Read on Saturday, April 8, from 10:00am-12:00pm. Stop by Central Library to read with UW student athletes, check out books, and more at this event sponsored by the UW Student United Way and SAESO. You may even get to meet Bucky!


Yoga at the Library

Stay active this spring at the Madison Public Library - join us for family yoga classes with Katie Muschlewski's Yoga Sprouts. Yoga enhances children's ability to concentrate and works out those wiggles while allowing you to bond with your child. Give yoga a try - no experience necessary. All yoga classes are interactive and meant for both caregivers and children. Please bring a towel or yoga mat for yourself and your child.

Yoga Sprouts
Saturday, April 1, at 10:00am at Central Library. Children ages 2-5 years old are welcome.

Little Yoga
Join us for this class that welcomes children ages 2 and up. Please register for each class individually to ensure a spot. Drop-in spots available on a first come-first served basis.
Pinney Library - Wednesdays, April 19-May 24, 10:00am
Registration begins April 6.
Hawthorne Library - Thursdays, April 20-May 11, 10:30am
Registration begins April 6.
Sequoya Library - Fridays, May 5-26, 9:30am & 10:30am
Registration begins April 21.

Can't join us in our libraries?  Check out Yoga Sprouts and try it yourself at home!

Photo credit: Katie Muschlewski


Fridays Are Family Fun Nights at Goodman South Madison Library

Spend your Friday evenings this spring 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 season. There's always something new to catch your interest! Events will run Fridays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm through May 19, with a new season starting in June.

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

Cap Times Kids Fund

Mar 31: Tie Die Tiles with Sarah Conn (Bubbler Jr. program)
April 7: Black Story Hour with Melvin Hinton
April 14: Family Movie Night
April 21: An Earth Day Celebration with Clare Norelle
April 28: Teaching Artist Ife Williams (Bubbler Jr. program)
May 5: Black Story Hour
May 12: Family Movie Night
May 19: Make Art with Victor Castro


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

Drop-in Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, March 28, 10:30-11:15am, Monroe Street

Library Laboratory
Friday, March 31, 3:00-5:00pm, Lakeview Library

Art After Overture
Saturday, April 1, 9:00am-2:00pm, Central Library
Kids Code Madison - Coding Club
Monday, April 3, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Pinney Library
Tabletop Game Night
Tuesday, April 4, 6:00-8:00pm, Meadowridge Library

Family Music Time
Wednesday, April 5, 10:00-10:30am, Lakeview Library

School Age Photography
Wednesday, April 5, 3:30-5:00pm, Central

Craft Lab
Saturday, April 8, 3:00-4:15pm, Alicia Ashman


New Books


The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How To Draw
by Mark Crilley

Crilley is the author of the how-to books Mastering Manga and The Realism Challenge, the graphic novel series "Miki Falls" and "Brody's Ghost," as well as a host of popular instructional YouTube videos. So a graphic novel that teaches readers how to draw is a natural next step. When David sees Becky drawing in the park, his youthful eagerness wins her over, and she agrees to give him a lesson in illustration. Despite her misgivings, she continues to teach him, eventually covering the basics of sketching. The format works surprisingly well; the narrative is often funny and unexpectedly poignant, while the tutorials are impressively clear and easy for readers to implement. Sidebars at the end of each chapter offer readers practice assignments. Verdict Crilley's artwork provides a clean base that lets David's etchings shine and stands on its own with shorthand characterizations. (Library Journal review)

Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History
by Walter Dean Myers and Floyd Cooper

Frederick Douglass was a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become an icon. He was a leader of the abolitionist movement, a celebrated writer, an esteemed speaker, and a social reformer, proving that, as he said, "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."

A Greyhound, a Groundhog
by Emily Jenkins and Chris Appelhans

A tongue twister featuring a little round greyhound and a little round groundhog who work themselves into a frenzy as they whirl around and around one another.

The Journey
by Francesca Sanna

What is it like to have to leave everything behind and travel many miles to somewhere unfamiliar and strange? A mother and her two children set out on such a journey; one filled with fear of the unknown, but also great hope. Based on the author's interactions with people forced to seek a new home, and told from the perspective of a young child.

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance
by Nikki Grimes

In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry. Using "The Golden Shovel" poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is thought-provoking. This special book also includes original artwork in full-color from some of today's most exciting African American illustrators, who have created pieces of art based on Nikki's original poems. Featuring art by: Cozbi Cabrera, R. Gregory Christie, Pat Cummings, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Nikki Grimes, E. B. Lewis, Frank Morrison, Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, Shadra Strickland, and Elizabeth Zunon. A foreword, an introduction to the history of the Harlem Renaissance, author's note, poet biographies, and index makes this not only a book to cherish, but a wonderful resource and reference as well.

Under Water, Under Earth
by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski

Hundreds of fascinating facts are waiting to be unearthed in this book from Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski, the creative duo behind 'Maps'. Dive below the surface, and find out what happens under the earth and under the water. From early submarines and deep-sea life, to burrowing animals and man-made tunnels - you will never look at the world in the same way again!