Library Kids - May 12, 2017

Library Kids

Friday, May 12, 2017

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

May 12, 2017 Issue

In this issue:


Namaste Madison

Namaste Madison

Celebrate the contributions of Indian-Amerians in the greater Madison area at Madison's Central Library. Poster exhibits on display at the library from May 7-13, and a full day event on Saturday, May 13, 10-5pm

Partial schedule includes:

  • Invocation and Keynote Speaker - 10:00am - 10:40am
  • Children's Activities (Bubbler Room) - 10:45am - 12:00pm & 2:05pm - 4:00pm
  • Panel Discussions - 10:45am, 2:05pm, & 3:05pm
  • Food Demonstration and Sampling - 11:45am - 12:45pm
  • STE(A)M Demonstrations and Participation - 12:50pm - 2:00pm
  • Bollywood Dancing - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

For more information and a detailed schedule of events, visit the Namaste Madison web page, or follow Namaste Madison on Facebook.

This event is one of three Library Takeover events happening in the spring of 2017 in Madison libraries.  Library Takeover is a six-week event planning bootcamp to encourage the community to TAKE OVER the library! By providing space, time, and resources for community members to host their own events, the library can set the stage for future library programming that involves and reflects all of Madison.  Library Takeover was funded by Madison Public Library Foundation.


Happy Hour

Early Childhood Teacher & Daycare Provider Happy Hour

You’re invited to the Early Childhood Teacher & Daycare Provider Happy Hour at the Goodman South Madison Library!
Hosted by Youth Services Librarians from Madison Public Library

Sat, May 13, 2:30-5 PM
Goodman South Madison Library

Join your colleagues and drop-in for an afternoon of networking to learn what the public library offers, make early literacy props for your classroom, get tips on reading motivation for kids, and make a song book! Early literacy and reading motivation training at 2. Non-alcoholic refreshment and snacks provided. Get a free new book for your classroom! Books paid for with a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation. Ask us about CE credit for attending this event.

Questions? Call Goodman South Madison Library at 266-6395 and ask for Janelle.


Game Design with Scratch

Game Design and Coding with Bubbler Jr.

Elevate your kids' passion for online games and techy tools through these Bubbler Jr. workshops! Your kids can develop a meaningful sense of ownership over their very own online game or explore problems and puzzles while expressing themselves.

Game Design - SCRATCH 

In this two-day workshop you will work with a professional game designer to make your own video games using Scratch! At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to play their game as well as the other games created by peers. This event is meant for students in grades 4-6. We recommend students be accompanied by an adult. 

PINNEY: Wednesday, May 17, and Thursday, May 18, 3:30pm-5:30pm - Register online or call 224-7100

ALICIA ASHMAN: Wednesday, May 24, and Thursday, May 25, 3:30pm-5:30pm - Register online or call 824-1780 beginning May 10

Maker Monday

Explore hands-on artistic, creative, and techy tools for building, creating, and playing with a different focus each week. Flex your tinkering brain muscles with new inventions, problems and puzzles. Drop-in and stay as long as you like. This event is meant for kids ages 7-12, supervised younger siblings welcome.

SEQUOYA: Monday, May 22, 3:00-4:30pm (with special guest Bubbler Artists!) 


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

Madison Mini Maker Faire - stop by to see the Bubbler!
Saturday, May 13, 10am-5pm
This event is a ticketed event.

Pete's Dragon (Hawthorne Saturday Matinees)
Saturday, May 13, 2:00-4:00pm - Hawthorne Library

Romp in the Swamp with Frog and Toad
Saturday, May 13, 11:00am-1:00pm, Central Library

NeedleReads - Monster Pattern Creation with Sarah Conn
Saturday, May 13, 3:00-4:15pm, Alicia Ashman Library

Sensory Science with Sarah Conn
Monday, May 15, 10:30-11:30am - Meadowridge Library

Baby Play Date
Tuesday, May 16, 9:30am-12:00pm, Pinney Library

Family Fun Night: Make Art with TetraPAKMAN
Friday, May 19, 6:30-7:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library

Library Laboratory
Friday, May 19, 4:00-6:00pm - Lakeview Library

Maker Monday with the Bubbler
Monday, May 22, 3:00-4:00pm - Sequoya Library


New Books


At Night
by Helga Bansch

The animals are all asleep in their respective homes, until things get turned upside down.

Bats: Learning To Fly
by Falynn Koch

In Bats, we follow a little brown bat whose wing is injured by humans on a nature hike. He is taken to a bat rehabilitation center where he meets many different species of bats. They teach him how they fly, what they eat, and where they like to live.

Hooray for Birds!
by Lucy Cousins

In an exuberant display of color, Lucy Cousins invites little ones to imagine themselves as brilliant birds. Birds of all feathers flock together in a fun, rhyme-filled offering by the creator of Maisy. From the rooster's "cock-a-doodle-doo" at dawn to the owl's nighttime "tuwit, tuwoo," the cheeps and tweets of many bright and beautiful avian friends will have children eager to join in as honorary fledglings. This day in the life of birds will hold the attention of even the smallest bird-watchers, whether at storytime or just before settling into their cozy nests to sleep."

Princess Cora and the Crocodile
by Laura Amy Schlitz and Brian Floca

Unhappy queen-in-training Cora receives a pet crocodile from her fairy godmother, who disrupts her mundane daily routine.

The Secret Life of the Red Fox
by Laurence Pringle and Kate Garchinsky

Beginning on a snowy afternoon in February and ending in early autumn, this book centers on a fox named Vixen as she explores her habitat, hunts, runs from danger, and starts a family. This intimate and personal view into Vixen's life is chronicled through a beautifully cohesive relationship between text and illustration. Facts and definitions are seamlessly woven into the narrative. - School Library Journal

The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling
by Timothy Basil Ering

When Captain Alfred's boat is caught in an unexpected storm everything aboard the ship is flung to the far reaches of the sea except one little duckling and a fiddle that the the duckling embraces with all his heart.