Library Kids - May 6, 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016

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

May 6, 2016 Issue

In this issue:

Featured Events 

To Kill A Mockingbird

Join us for a screening of the award-winning feature film and an accompanying talk by Children's Theater of Madison's artistic director, Roseann Sheridan.

To Kill A Mockingbird
1962 / USA / English / Drama / 129 min.

Gregory Peck won an Oscar® for his brilliant performance as the Southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece. The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him – except Peck, the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children.

Enjoy the film -- and don't miss the Children's Theater of Madison's performances of the play, May 6 - May 22. Check out
for more information.


Reading for Peace, Justice and Understanding

Families and community members of all ages are invited for an afternoon of learning and creation as we celebrate the books chosen for the 2016 Jane Addams Children's Book Award and honor the local children who helped in the award process.

Featuring Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation, a 2016 Jane Addams Children's Book Award Honor Book by Edwidge Danticat, reading and an art project will combine for a special experience. Let us know you’re coming by calling 608-609-7961 or clicking here - RSVP’s are requested, but not required.

The Jane Addams Children's Book Award for the finest children's literature promoting peace, equality and social justice is a project of the Jane Addams Peace Association. This event is also co-sponsored by by the Madison Branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Greater Madison Writing Project, and Madison Public Library.


Now Hiring Wanda Fullmore Youth Interns

The City of Madison, in partnership with Common Wealth Development, is hiring 50 teen interns this summer through the Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program.  Youth will have the opportunity to work in over a dozen different City of Madison agencies, including the library! 

Sophomores or Juniors who live in the City of Madison are encouraged to print off an internship application packet, fill it out, and turn it in in person at one of 17 meetings throughout the city in April and May.  Find a full list of meetings and more information at Common Wealth's site.  For more information, call Common Wealth at 256-3527.  Applications close on May 24.



Upcoming Events

Find Chess Clubs here
Find Knitting Clubs here
Find LEGO Clubs here

Free (Kids) Comic Book Day!
Saturday May 7th, 9 am - 5 pm, all Madison Public Libraries [more info]

Super Saturdays (with Marisol Gonzalez) / Super Sábados (con Marisol Gonzalez)
Saturday May 7, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Bubbler Artist in Residence ArtWrite Collective Workshop: Imagine a delicious world
Sunday, May 8, 2:00 pm - 4 pm - Central Library [more info/register]

Baby Gym
Monday, May 9, 9:15 am - 9:45 am - Central Library [more info]
Monday, May 16, 9:15 am - 9:45 am - Central Library [more info]

Minecraft @ the Library
Monday, May 9, 2:30 am - 4:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]
Saturday, May 14, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Central Library [more info]
Monday, May 16, 2:30 am - 4:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May 9, 10:00 am - 10:45 am - Pinney Library [more info]

"Toddlers in Motion" with Ms. Cindy
Tuesday, May 10, 10:15 am - 11:15 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]
Tuesday, May 17, 10:15 am - 11:15 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Music Together
Wednesday, May 11, 11:00 am - 11:30 am - Pinney Library [more info]
Wednesday, May 18, 11:00 am - 11:30 am - Pinney Library [more info]

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center
Thursday, May 12, 9:30 am - 10:15 am - Bayview Community Center [more info]

Library Laboratory
Friday, May 13, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Lakeview Library [more info]

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, May 14, 10:00 am - 11 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

The Supper Club
Tuesday, May 17, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]

Nail Art Club
Thursday, May 19, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Meadowridge Library [more info]

One World, One sound Drum Circle
Saturday, May 21, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Pinney Library [more info]



New Books

Jazz Day; the Making of a Famous Photograph
by Roxanne Orgill

When Esquire magazine planned an issue to salute the American jazz scene in 1958, graphic designer Art Kane pitched a crazy idea: how about gathering a group of beloved jazz musicians and photographing them? He didn't own a good camera, didn't know if any musicians would show up, and insisted on setting up the shoot in front of a Harlem brownstone. Could he pull it off? In a captivating collection of poems, Roxane Orgill steps into the frame of Harlem 1958, bringing to life the musicians' mischief and quirks, their memorable style, and the vivacious atmosphere of a Harlem block full of kids on a hot summer's day.

The One-Tire House
by Kirsten McDonald

The Garcia family is moving to a new house, and twins Carlos and Carmen do not want to leave their small, familiar home--especially since they do not understand why their father describes the new place as a one-tire house. A new entry in the Carlos & Carmen series for emerging readers.

Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm
by James Dean

Pete the cat learns the sounds of the different farm animals in this twist on the classic song. Toddlers will dig this sturdy board book starring the grooviest cat around.

Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat
by Gary Paulsen

Six middle school misfits get stuck together in a restroom and discover friendship.

by Suzi Moore

The cat can't meow, the dog can't bark, and even the mouse can't squeak. When they go to the little old lady in the woods for a spell to restore their voices, things don't go as expected. A topsey-turvey surprise for ages three and up.

Wishing Day
by Lauren Myracle

Three sisters in the town of Willow Hill participate in a fabled tradition of making three wishes and find out what they really want only after their wishes come true in this new book from tween favorite Lauren Myracle (ttyl).