Library Kids - October 8, 2016

Library Kids

Library Kids

Saturday, October 8, 2016

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

October 7, 2016 Issue

In this issue:


Join Us at Lakeview Palooza!

This Saturday, October 8th, our northeast library will be hopping! From 10:00AM - 3:00PM, join us at Lakeview Library for Lakeview Palooza!

From 10AM-12PM, hangout with drivers of police cars, firetrucks, and ambulances (and their vehicles!) in the parking lot. Your kids will have the chance to color, draw with chalk, create braided friendship bracelets, and blow bubbles in the garden. (plus perhaps pick a tomato or two!) There will also be adult coloring, giftcards, and thank-you notes for those who are kids at heart.

From 12PM-1PM, experience the One World, One Sound Drum Circle on the front sidewalk! From 1PM-2PM, you will have the opportunity to meet birds of prey at the Hoo's Woods Raptor Program Community Room. Following that from 2PM-3PM, your kids can "Read to a Dog"! Children sign up for specific times to sit quietly and read, 1-on-1, to a dog from “Dogs on Call.”

Finally, throughout the whole day, you will have the chance to meet our new librarian, Lesley Kircher! Snacks will be provided by our new neighbor, Willy St. North.


Coding for Kids

Whether you're interested in learning how to code or learning about current issues in the software industry, join us for Madison Public Library's coding events this fall.

Upper elementary and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. Kids Code Madison will be hosted on Thursdays at 6:00PM at Hawthorne Library. In this volunteer-led club program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games and animations using programs and tools like Scratch and Code Studio. New and experienced kid programmers and their parents are welcome!  This program runs from September 22nd to December 8th. Information for youth as well as interested volunteer mentors can be found at The program is funded through a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Looking for even more information on the coding and software industry? On Monday, October 24th, from 6:30-8:30PM stop by Central Library for a film screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. Following the film screening, participate in the Q & A presented in partnership with Madison's Women in Tech meetup, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and Wisconsin Public Television.

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. The film highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers and shows how this critical gap can be closed. CODE asks: What would society gain from having more women and minorities code and how do we get there?

Childcare for ages 3+ is available, as well as a special program for school-age kids with Kids Code Madison. Call the Library’s Youth Services desk at 266-6345 to register.


Children's and Young Adult Authors at the Wisconsin Book Festival

Join us October 20-23 for Wisconsin's premier literary event. This year the Wisconsin Book Festival will host nearly 70 events with opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed. Every October the Festival draws an audience of 9,000 people for four days of author events. Many of our events this year feature children's and young adult authors ready to share their stories. Mark these dates in your calendar! You don't want to miss out on all there is to explore in children and young adult literature.

October 20th: Charlotte Zolotow Lecture with Jacquline Woodson
Union South - 7:30 PM

October 22nd: Miss Paul & the President with Author: Dean Robbins
Wisconsin Historical Museum - 10:30 AM

October 22nd: Be a Friend/Penguin's Christmas Wish with Salina Yoon
Central Library - 10:30 AM

October 22nd: The Midnight Star with Marie Lu
Central Library - 1:30 PM

We will also be welcoming over 200 high school students at Central Library for our High School Friday event on October 21.


Upcoming Events

Find a complete event listing in our Fall Kidspages or on our online calendar.

Find Chess Clubs
Find Knitting Clubs
Find LEGO Clubs
Find Minecraft Clubs
Find Storytimes for ages 0-5

Spanish Storytime with Marisol
Saturdays, October 8-29, 10:30-11:15am - Goodman South Madison Library

Shadow Boxes with Kimberly Friesen (Bubbler Jr.)
Saturday, October 8, 2-4pm - Meadowridge Library [register]
Saturday, October 22, 1-2:30pm - Monroe Street Library [register]

Ceramics with Juliette Walker (Bubbler Jr.)
(for Teens) Thursday, October 8, 3-4:45pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info]
Thursday, October 13, 4-6pm - Lakeview Library [register]
Sunday, October 16, 2-3:30pm - Central Library [register]

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime
Thursdays, October 13-December 15 (no storytime Nov. 24), 9:30-10:15 - Bayview Community Center

How to Doodle with Josh Duncan (Bubbler Jr.)
Saturday, October 15, 2-3pm - Pinney Library [register]

Library LEGO Club Meets MeeperBOTS
Saturday, October 22, 1:30-3:30pm - Sequoya Library [register]


New Books

by Laurie Halse Anderson

As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state

Gertie's Leap to Greatness
by Kate Beasley

Gertie is a girl on a mission to be the best fifth grader ever in order to show her estranged mother that Gertie doesn't need her--not one bit!

Mary Had a Little Glam
by Tammi Sauer

"Mary had a little glam that grew into a lot. And everywhere that Mary went, she wasn't hard to spot. But on the day she started school, she caught some by surprise. Sweet Mary shrugged and hugged her mom. "I must accessorize"

Penguin's Christmas Wish
by Salina Yoon

Penguin can't wait to celebrate Christmas with his family and friends. But when things don't go exactly as planned, Penguin learns to find holiday magic in the most unexpected places.

Secret Keepers
by Trenton Lee Stewart

When Reuben discovers an antique watch that was mortared into the wall, he soon learns it has a secret power. As one secret leads to another, Reuben finds himself torn between his innately honest nature and the lure to be a hero. Now he is on a dangerous adventure, and with fearless Penny, mighty Jack, and the wise Mrs. Genevieve on his side, Reuben must outwit and outmaneuver the sly villain called The Smoke and his devious defenders the Directions, in order to save the city from a terrible fate.

The Unforgettable Joke Book
by Sean Cunningham

Dory, Nemo, Marlin, and other fish share silly jokes and riddles about life in the sea.