Library Kids - November 18, 2017

Library Kids

Saturday, November 18, 2017

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

November 18, 2017 Issue

In this issue:


Making Remixed

Making Remixed at Lakeview Library

Explore hip-hop culture through making! Learn the history, artistry, and creativity that makes up the world’s most popular art form with Making Remixed, a Bubbler traveling artist-in-residence workshop series.

You'll uncover hip-hop culture’s various aspects, including rap, beat making, graffiti, and fashion by creating your own original piece of hip-hop art. Workshops will also go over the basics of lyric writing, logo production, digital media, screen printing and a whole lot more. Most importantly though, you'll work with hip-hop’s most fundamental aspect “knowledge of self” as you learn about the value of community, personal identity, and self expression through hip-hop culture.

Get more information about upcoming workshops!


Coding for Kids

Coding for Kids

Coding can drive innovation and creativity - and kids can start to learn early! The KidsCode Madison events at Hawthorne Library and Code an App events at Pinney Library are just a few upcoming programs that support a child's interest in coding, whether they are just getting started or a little more experienced. Plus, the library has plenty of kid-friendly coding books to help them learn at home!

Check out upcoming coding events, as well as books and other resources!


Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday to Benefit New Pinney Library

Join the Madison Public Library Foundation for a Giving Tuesday celebration at the Harmony Bar and Grill from 5–7 p.m. Tuesday, November 28. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to support the organizations you love and make a difference in your community. This year, support The Capital Campaign for a New Pinney Library and help construct a new library for Madison's east side community beginning next year. 

The family-friendly happy hour event will feature live music by The Mugs, made up of Tim Haub, Tom Dehlinger, Frankie Lee, Chuck Bayuk and Michael Gruber. Food and drinks can be ordered from the bar for an additional cost. There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door. All gifts to the Pinney Library project from November 28-December 3 will be doubled by a match gift up to $10,000

floor plan Pinney Library

Progress on the Pinney Library

This past summer and fall, community members had a chance to share their hopes and dreams for a new Pinney Library at a number of public sessions culminating in the presentation of preliminary floor plan concepts presented by OPN Architects on November 9. A second set of public meetings to review more detailed floor plans for the new library will occur in late winter or early spring of 2018.

The future Pinney Library location will be located in the Ruedebusch Development & Construction’s (RDC) “Royster Corners” mixed use development located at the intersection of Cottage Grove Road and Dempsey Road in a 20,000 square foot space. Pre-design work began in summer 2017, followed by the design phase commencing in fall/winter 2017-2018. The new library is expected to open in 2019.  Learn more or sign up for project updates.


Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving

Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23th and Friday, November 24th. Take a break with family, enjoy the delicious food, and visit us again on Saturday when we re-open.

While we're closed, you may drop items off in our book drops or use LINKcat to place holds, check your library card, or renew items. The library's databases and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks will be accessible with your library card while we're closed. You can also find some delightful music on the Yahara Music Library.


Upcoming Events

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

Workshops with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence: Somebodies 2048
Various Dates & Times in November and December - Central Library

Drop-In Screen Printing: Libraries are for Everyone
Saturday, November 18, 1:00-3:00pm - Pinney Library

Fun with Musical Education: A Musical Petting Zoo
Saturday, November 18, 1:00-4:30pm - Central Library

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya: The Dalton Gang Girls
Sunday, November 19, 1:30-3:30pm - Sequoya Library

Preschool Storytimes
Monday, November 20, 10:30-11:15am - Meadowridge Library
Tuesday, November 21, 10:30-11:15am - Monroe Street Library
Monday, November 27, 10:30-11:15am - Meadowridge Library
Thursday, November 28, 10:30-11:15am - Monroe Street Library

Evening Family Storytimes
Mondays, November 20-December 11, 6:30-7:30pm - Sequoya Library

Tabletop Game Night
Tuesday, November 21, 6:00-8:00pm - Meadowridge Library

Crafty Creations to Beat Boredom
Wednesday, November 22, 10:00am-1:00pm - Central Library

Saturday Matinee: Captain Underpants
Saturday, November 25, 2:30-4:00pm - Lakeview Library

Terrific Tuesdays
Tuesday, November 28, 4:00-5:00pm - Lakeview Library

Nifty Thrifty Gifty
Wednesday, November 29, 4:00-5:00pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center
Thursday, November 30, 9:30-10:00am - Bayview Community Center [601 Bay View]

Kids Code Madison
Thursday, November 30, 6:00-7:30pm - Hawthorne Library

New Books

by Supriya Kelkar

Gandhi asks for one member of each family to join the fight for independence from the British, and when ten-year-old Anjali's mother is jailed for doing so, Anjali must step out of her comfort zone to take over her mother's work.

Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure
by Doreen Cronin

The Chicken Squad is back for their fourth (mis)adventure, and this time they're facing their darkest mystery yet: shadows! A hilarious, "easy to read" (Booklist) chapter book from the bestselling author of Click, Clack, Moo and The Trouble with Chickens.

Her Right Foot
by Dave Eggers

In this fascinating and fun take on nonfiction, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential of an entire country's creation.

Hey Black Child
by Useni Eugene Perkins

Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins.

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups
by Chris Harris

An illustrated collection of comically irreverent rhyming poems for readers of all ages, ranging in topic from avocados and anacondas to zombies and zebras (dressed like ghosts).

No Kimchi for Me
by Aram Kim

Yoomi is determined to eat kimchi. She tries to disguise it by eating it on a cookie, on pizza, and in ice cream. But that doesn't work. Then Grandma shows Yoomi how to make kimchi pancakes. This story about family, food, and a six-year-old "coming of age" has universal themes, and at the same time celebrates Korean culture.

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
by Mark Twain

In a hotel in Paris one evening in 1879, Mark Twain sat with his young daughters, who begged their father for a story. Twain began telling them the tale of Johnny, a poor boy in possession of some magical seeds. Later, Twain would jot down some rough notes about the story, but the tale was left unfinished . . . until now.

When the Moon Comes
by Paul Harbridge

In this atmospheric story, a group of kids play hockey on a frozen lake by moonlight. At once nostalgic and timely, this is a gorgeous book that will speak to readers young and old. The beaver flood has finally frozen perfect ice, without a bump or a ripple. For the kids in town, it's Christmas in November. They wait, impatiently, for the right moment. Finally, it arrives: the full moon. They huff and puff through logging trails, farms, back roads and tamarack swamps, the powdery snow soaking pant legs and boots, till they see it their perfect ice, waiting. And the game is on.

The Wonderling
by Mira Bartók

In this extraordinary debut novel with its deft nod to Dickensian heroes and rogues, Mira Bartók tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong, as he seeks his destiny.