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Library Kids - November 30, 2017

Library Kids

Thursday, November 30, 2017


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

December 1, 2017 Issue

In this issue:



Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Wiggling, singing, and laughing with your child is so much fun—it’s easy to forget how much learning is taking place! Family Music Time at Lakeview Library will help your child develop a love of music, while also nurturing their creativity, self-expression, and confidence.

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience geared for children ages 5 & under and their families.

Family Music Time at Lakeview Library
Wednesdays, December 6-20, January 10-31 
10:05-10:35am AND 10:45-11:15am


Be Crafty & Stay Cozy

Be Crafty & Stay Cozy

The library fun doesn't stop when the weather gets cold! Stay crafty, creative, and cozy this winter - learn to make homemade gifts, decorate your holiday cards, or find a craft that will warm your heart. There's plenty of fun for families and kids of all ages.

See what's coming up at a library near you!


Family is a Form: Made & Remade

All are welcome for an evening of interactive art! The Bubbler is hosting Family is a Form: Made & Remade, featuring several new art exhibits at Central Library on December 1 from 6:00-10:00pm. Bubbler Artist-in-Residence, Kim Charles Kay will be welcoming folks throughout the evening to the 3rd Floor space to make art and explore through various mediums.

If you can't make it to this month's Night Light event, these exhibits will be available for your viewing pleasure throughout the month of December.

Learn more about the event and featured artists.


Upcoming Events

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

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

Drop-in Math Help
Tuesdays in December, 4:30-6:30pm - Lakeview Library

First Friday: Decorate Envelopes for Holiday Cards
Friday, December 1, 6:30-8:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Stories & Sweets
Saturday, December 2, 10:30-11:15am - Hawthorne Library

Code an App
Saturday, December 2, 2:00-3:15pm - Pinney Library
Thursday, December 10, 2:00-3:15pm - Pinney Library

Evening Family Storytimes
Mondays, December 4-December 11, 6:30-7:30pm - Sequoya Library

Tabletop Game Night
Wednesday, December 5, 6:00-8:00pm - Meadowridge Library

Donuts with Dad
Saturday, December 9, 10:00-11:00am - Alicia Ashman Library

Learn to...Build Your Own Computer Controls
Saturday, December 9, 10:00-11:00am - Sequoya Library

Spreading Joy: A Handmade Greeting Card Workshop
Saturday, December 9, 1:00-3:00pm - Meadowridge Library
Wednesday, December 13, 6:00-8:00pm - Monroe Street Library

We Read Too
Saturday, December 16, 12:15-1:15pm - Goodman South Madison Library

New Books



Flowers for Sarajevo
by John McCutcheon


In 1992, a young boy whose father is away at war discovers, from their flower stall, the power of beauty and kindness in the wake of the bombing of Sarajevo.




The Giant Jumperee
by Julia Donaldson


Rabbit's friends Cat, Bear, and Elephant come to help, but they're no match for the mysterious, booming voice. But who is the Giant Jumperee? Find out in this new read-aloud classic from internationally bestselling author Julia Donaldson, beautifully brought to life by award-winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury.




Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
by Dusti Bowling


Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she'll have to answer the question over and over again.




The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
by Drew Daywalt


From acclaimed, bestselling creators Drew Daywalt, author of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, and Adam Rex, author-illustrator of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, comes a laugh-out-loud hilarious picture book about the epic tale of the classic game Rock, Paper, Scissors.




The Quilts of Gee's Bend
by John Beardsley


Since the 19th century, the women of Gee's Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. Beautifully illustrated with 110 color illustrations, The Quilts of Gee's Bend includes a historical overview of the two hundred years of extraordinary quilt-making in this African-American community, its people, and their art-making tradition. This book is being released in conjunction with a national exhibition tour, including The Museum of Fine Art, Houston and the Whitney Museum of American Art.




The Real Poop on Pigeons!: A Toon Book
by Kevin McCloskey


Did you know a pigeon can fly faster than a car and farther than a small airplane? Or that they have something unusual in common with penguins, flamingos, and even the dodo? With his trademark mix of humor, well-researched facts, and artistry, Kevin McCloskey delivers the straight poop on these humble creatures, which turn out to be...coo, coo, COOL!




The Shadow Cipher
by Laura Ruby


From National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner Laura Ruby comes an epic alternate history series about three kids who try to solve the greatest mystery of the modern world: a puzzle and treasure hunt laid into the very streets and buildings of New York City.




Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
by Frank Cottrell Boyce


Prez is still learning to fit in at his new home when he answers the door to meet Sputnik--a kid who is more than a little strange. First, he can hear what Prez is thinking. Second, he looks like a dog to everyone except Prez. Third, he can manipulate the laws of space and time. Sputnik, it turns out is an alien, and he's got a mission that requires Prez's help: the Earth has been marked for destruction, and the only way they can stop it is to come up with ten reasons why the planet should be saved.