Library Kids - November 21, 2016

Library Kids


Library Kids

Monday, November 21, 2016

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

November 21, 2016 Issue

In this issue:


Library Closed for Thanksgiving

All Madison Public Library Locations will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving.

Use our book drops to return items while we're closed, or LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. While we're closed, check out our always-accessible online collections, OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks and Yahara Music Library. All Madison Libraries will resume normal hours on Saturday, November 26. 


MUNICIPAL: End of an Era

Sat. Dec. 10th 11am-6pm
Madison Municipal Building
215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Say a temporary goodbye to the Madison Municipal Building, which will begin renovation in late December.  Explore the building as it exists today one last time in this family-friendly one-day celebration of all things MUNICIPAL, along with many local artists who will create one-day pop up art displays in the empty building. This is an all ages event and will be free and open to the public. This event is organized by The Bubbler at Madison Public Library in collaboration with Arts + Literature Laboratory, The Apartment Project, Madison Community Discourse, and other arts and city groups.  More details will be announced once artists have been chosen.  For more information, email or follow Municipal at The Bubbler. 


Upcoming Bubbler Jr. Programs 

Though the weather doesn't exactly feel like it, it's almost winter. That means that our fall Bubbler Jr. programs are coming to an end. Join us in the upcoming weeks for our last two Bubbler Jr. events of the season! 

How to Doodle with Angela Richardson
Are you an aspiring doodler? Do you feel like you learn better when your pencil is scratching away in the margins of your paper? You're not alone! On Wednesday, November 23 at Hawthorne Library, join Angela Richardson for this hands-on doodle crazy workshop. From 10:30am - 11:30am, you will learn everything from new doodling techniques to how doodling can make you a more attentive learner. This workshop is ideal for kids ages Kindergarten-2nd grade. Register online or call 608-246-4548.

Make a Pull Toy! 
Join artist, Amy Mietzel of Bare Knuckle Arts, and make a fun pull toy. On Thursday, December 8 at 4:00pm, you and your kids will have the chance to take part in this mini maker-space at Alicia Ashman Library. You will create a wheeled base, then construct the top of the toy using upcycled materials, glue and duct tape. Register online or call 608-824-1780 to register beginning November 23. 

The Bubbler is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services


Upcoming Events

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

LEGO Buildathon
Wednesday, November 23, 1:00pm - Hawthorne Library

How to Doodle with Josh Duncan (A Bubbler Jr. Program)
Wednesday, November 23, 10:30am-11:30am - Hawthorne Library

Art After Overture
Saturday, November 26, 9:00am-2:00pm - Central Library

Monday, November 28, 2:30pm-3:15pm - Sequoya Library 

Storytime for the Very Young
Tuesday, November 29, 11:30am-12:15pm - Monroe Street Library

Baby Gym
Wednesday, November 30, 10:00am-11:00am - Sequoya Library

Chess Club
Wednesday, November 30, 3:30pm-5:00pm - Meadowridge Library

A Winter Wild Rumpus
Thursday, December 1, 10:00am-12:00pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Bilingual Storytime
Friday, December 2, 10:00am-10:45am - Pinney Library


New Books

Gingerbread Christmas
by Jan Brett

Gingerbread Baby and his friend, Matti, take his gingerbread band to the Christmas Festival where they are a hit--until the aroma of gingerbread reaches the children, signaling the time to run away.

Guess How Much I Love You in the Winter
by Sam McBratney

The Nutbrown Hares are playing I Spy as they hop through the snow. They spy something that belongs to a tree, a bird, and a spider. They spy something that belongs to Little Nutbrown Haresomething that is only there when the sun comes out. But what does Big Nutbrown Hare spy that belongs to him and is his favorite thing of all?

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
by Debbie Levy

Traces the achievements of the celebrated Supreme Court justice through the lens of her many famous acts of civil disagreement against inequality, unfair treatment, and human rights injustice.

Music Is...
by Brandon Stosuy

Describes the many different styles, sounds, and moods of music.

Princess in Black Takes a Vacation
by Shannon Hale

A sleepy Princess in Black takes a much-needed vacation and rides her bicycle to the seaside, where she plans to nap in a hammock, but her peace is disrupted by a roaring sea monster.

Time to Be a Hero
by Daphne Pendergrass

Owlette, Catboy, and Gekko must work together to save the day.