Library Kids - November 9, 2016

Library Kids


Library Kids

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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

November 9, 2016 Issue

In this issue:


Hawthorne Hootenanny

Enjoy toe tappin' fun for the whole family at Hawthorne Hootenanny! Sing, clap and dance at this 3rd annual celebration of music and play at Hawthorne Library on Saturday, November 12, from 10:00AM-3:00PM.There will be music performances, hands-on art, face-painting, refreshments and more running throughout the day!

10:30 am: Dave Landau performance
12:00 pm: UW Taiko Drummers
2:00 pm: Bilingual Poetry Jam with Madison's poet laureate, Oscar Mireles

Come and raise the roof with us!


International Games Day

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to participate in a role playing game like Dungeons & Dragons, or are you looking for a new competitor to play a game of Chutes and Ladders with? International Games Day 2016 is a great way to participate in a variety of gaming activities engaging for both the young and young at heart. Join us at Central Library on November 19th for International Games Day 2016!

International Games Day is an American Library Association event being celebrated across the world! Events will run from 9am to 5pm. Local sponsors include Pegasus Games, Madison Traditional Gaming, Netherworld Games, and I’m Board! Games & Family Fun. We’ll be hosting drop-in and pickup games for all age groups ensuring a fun day of play for the whole family, and will have a special presentation from author Michael Witwer in conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival at 4pm.

Highlights of International Games Day 2016:

  • Youth activities such as Minecraft and Pokemon Club
  • Author Michael Witwer for Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the birth of Dungeons & Dragons
  • Miniature painting demonstrations
  • RPG’s like Dungeons & Dragons (newbies are welcome!)
Stay tuned as more information becomes available regarding the schedule of events for the day!
Full Event Day Schedule:

  • 9-11 am: Drop-in games, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor study rooms*
  • 9 am-12:30 pm: Make your own upcycled chess piece, Bubbler Room
  • 9 am-12:30 pm: Minis painting demonstrations, Bubbler Room
  • 11 am-1 pm: Drop-in games, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor study rooms*
  • 1-3 pm: Minecraft Club (for school-age youth), Youth Services Program Room
  • 3-5 pm: Pokemon Club (for school-age youth), Youth Services Room
  • 2-4 pm: Drop-in games, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor study rooms*
  • 4-5 pm: Wisconsin Book Festival event with Michael Witwer, author of "Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons"

From 9am-4pm there will also be a board game library from I'm Board! Games and Family Fun available for pick-up games on the 3rd floor, and chess boards available for pick-up on the 1st floor

*Games in study rooms are hosted by Madison Traditional Gaming, Pegasus Games, and Netherworld Games and will be run on a first-come/first-serve basis. 



Upcoming Events

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


Kids Code Madison
Thursday, November 10 & 17, Hawthorne Library

Create a Comic!  (A Bubbler Jr. Program)
Thursday, November 10, 4:00PM-6:00PM, Lakeview Library

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime
Thursdays, November 10 & 17, 9:30AM-10:15AM, Bayview Community Center

It’s Not a Box
Friday, November 11, 1:00PM-2:00PM, Central Library

Maker Monday (A Bubbler Jr. Program)
Monday, November 14, 2:30PM-3:30PM, Pinney Library
Donuts with Dad
Saturday, November 12, 10:00-11:00AM, Alicia Ashman Library
Saturday, November 19, 10:00-10:30AM, Sequoya Library


New Books

Alphonse, that is not ok to do!
by Daisy Hirst

Natalie and Alphonse are a pair of monster siblings-she has frilly ears and webbed feet, while he has rabbit ears and pointy teeth-but they live and act like ordinary children. Their home is an apartment with bunk beds and a big green chair, and they love each other-except when younger brother Alphonse munches absently on Natalie's things. When she finds him eating her favorite book, she makes a fearsome drawing featuring "a tornado, two beasts, a swarm of peas, and Alphonse, very small." But while she's in the bath, sounds from the other side of the door sound as though Natalie's threatening drawing has come to life. Alphonse is all right, and he shows Natalie her drawing, which he's transformed with some lighthearted additions. There's no moralizing in this tale of siblings on a collision course, written with a gossamer touch. Instead, Hirst (The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head) lets the two children work things out for themselves and offers the idea that drawing isn't just child's play, but a place where powerful emotions can be confronted and resolved. - Publisher's Weekly

The Crown of Fire
by Tony Abbott

This concluding book in bestselling author Tony Abbott’s critically acclaimed middle grade adventure series is a mile-a-minute thrill ride. Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Ridley Pearson.

“Upon my life, I will.” Across the centuries, every Guardian who has protected one of the twelve relics of the Copernicus legacy has taken this vow. But never have the consequences of the promise been more profound. The secret network of the great astronomer’s spies is the target of an assassination plot, led by the despicable Galina Krause. And now the Kaplans are more alone than ever before as they race from France to Antarctica against a deadly ticking clock.

There is not much time left for Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca to find the remaining relics and defeat their enemies. But are they willing to risk the life of one of their own in order to save the world? - Amazon Reviews

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down
by Jeff Kinney

The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his creative side. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie . . . and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg's troubles?

Hamster Princess: Ratpunzel
by Ursula Vernon

It is Princess Harriet Hamsterbone to the rescue when Heady the hydra's egg is stolen, but her search leads her to a castle accessible only by a rat with a very long tail.

If You Give a Mouse a Brownie
by Laura Numeroff

When you give him the ice cream, he'll probably ask you for a spoon. He'll start drumming on the table. Drumming will get him so excited he'll want to start a band. . . .

The Slowest Book Ever
by April Pulley Sayre

Discover surprising facts about anything and everything slow.