Library Kids - November 5, 2017

Library Kids

Sunday, November 5, 2017

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

November 5, 2017 Issue

In this issue:


Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Moving & Grooving!

Kiddos and their families can get moving and grooving at the library! These upcoming events are great ways for children to learn about dance, music, and play - all while having the best time with new friends.

Not to mention, these events are a fantastic way to improve cognitive development, motor skills, wellness, and general self-esteem in kids of all ages.

Learn more about upcoming events! 


Hawthorne Hootenanny

Somebodies 2048

Introducing the latest Bubbler Artist-in-Residence, Kim Charles Kay! Her residency “Somebodies 2048” will span November and December in Madison Public Library’s Bubbler Room.

Kay's workshops will include interdisciplinary art focused on shaping the unspeakable, using simple sculpture to explore problems that feel unresolvable; creating small books with form drawings, writing, and collage to make up one large book; and reminding each participant that they are someone to somebody.

Each workshop is free and open to all ages, although some do require registration. Check out the complete schedule of workshops!


Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Reading to dogs helps build early literacy skills! Children who might otherwise be self-conscious relax a bit when they read aloud to a furry friend. They practice their reading, build self-esteem, and associate reading with a pleasant experience. Kids who are already strong readers can further enhance their skills and find new excitement when reading alongside a dog.

Children grades K to 5 are invited to bring a favorite book to read aloud to their companion. Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise noted.

Check out the list of remaining Read to a Dog events this year! 

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

Monday, November 6, 10:45-11:30am - Sequoya Library
Thursday, November 16, 4:00-4:45pm - Sequoya Library

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

Movement in Your World: Family Dance
Tuesday, November 7, 9:30-10:00am - Alicia Ashman Library
Tuesday, November 7, 10:30-11:00am - Alicia Ashman Library

Read to a Dog
Wednesday, November 8, 4:30-5:30pm - Meadowridge Library
Saturday, November 11, 11:00am-12:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Saturday, November 11, 2:00-3:00pm - Lakeview Library

Wednesday, November 8, 10:30-12:30pm - Lussier Community Center (55 S. Gammon Rd.)
Wednesday, November 15, 10:30-12:30pm - Lussier Community Center (55 S. Gammon Rd.)

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center
Thursdays, November 9-30 (EXCEPT 11/23), 9:30-10:00am - Bayview Community Center [601 Bay View]

Storybook Yoga
Thursday, November 9, 12:15-12:45pm - Monroe Street Library
Thursday, November 16, 12:15-12:45pm - Monroe Street Library

Kids Code Madison
Thursday, November 9, 6:00-7:30pm - Hawthorne Library
Thursday, November 16, 6:00-7:30pm - Hawthorne Library

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

Learn to...Fly!
Saturday, November 11, 10:00am-11:00am - Sequoya Library

Drop-In Screen Printing: Libraries are for Everyone
Wednesday, November 15, 6:00-8:00pm - Pinney Library
Saturday, November 18, 1:00-3:00pm - Pinney Library

Family Fun Night: Giving Thanks
Friday, November 17, 6:30-7:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library

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

New Books

Cici's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-in-Training
by Joris Chamblain

In a graphic novel interwoven with journal notes, scrapbook pieces, and doodles, Cici assembles clues about the odd and wonderful people she's uncovered, even as she struggles to understand the mundane: her family and friends.

City and Country
Jody Jensen Shaffer

Readers will take a tour through cities and rural areas around the world to learn what life is like downtown, in a farm community, in the mountains, and all around.

Helloflo: The Guide, Period
Naama Bloom

Honest, funny, and unafraid of the messy, real-life facts about a girl's changing body, this is definitely not your mother's puberty book. HelloFlo founder Naama Bloom's mission is to create informed, empowered young women who are unafraid to ask questions and make the best choices for themselves and their bodies. A celebration of women's bodies and all the confusing, uncomfortable, silly, transformative, and powerful changes that occur during puberty.

How Many Guinea Pigs Can Fit on a Plane?: Answers to Your Most Clever Math Questions
by Laura Overdeck

Answers to unusual questions, using mathematics. First two questions, as examples: How many birds would it take to pick you up and fly with you?; and, How many bees does it take to make one jar of honey?

I've Got Feet!: Fantastical Feet of the Animal World
by Julie Murphy

Animals around the world describe unique features of their feet and how they use them. From webbed feet to sticky feet, hooved feet to bright blue feet, young readers are introduced to animal adaptions in this nonfiction picture book.

The Library Book
by Tom Chapin

What's the best way to cure a gloomy day? A trip to the library! Based on the hit song by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark, here is an affectionate, exuberant, uproarious celebration of books, reading, and--SHHH!--libraries!

by Sarvinder Naberhaus

Think beyond shapes. Beyond colors. Beyond letters and numbers. With poetic text and beautiful illustrations, this board book shows us how individual pieces make up a whole. And not just a whole house or a whole town, or a whole city, but a whole universe. This book celebrates both the simplicity and complexity of the world around us!

by Sarah Cannon

Eleven-year-old Ada and her friends face zombie rabbits, alien mobs, and Puppet Cartels as they explore their small New Mexico town seeking Ada's missing twin sister.

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street
by Lindsay Currie

When her little brother's doll starts crying real tears, Tessa realizes that someone--or something--is trying to communicate with her. And it involves a secret that's been shrouded in mystery for more than one hundred years.

The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid
by Colin Meloy

After witnessing a troupe of pickpockets pull off an incredible robbery in a busy Marseille square, Charlie Fisher agrees to protect one of the thieves if they teach him their ways, leading him into a world of adventure with global stakes.