Library Kids - September 12, 2017

Library Kids

Library Kids

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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

September 12, 2017 Issue

In this issue:


Firehouse Storytime

Firehouse Storytime

Get to know some of Madison's firefighting heroes! Madison Fire Station #7 is playing host to a special Firehouse Storytime.

Kiddos and their families will enjoy themed stories, crafts, and the chance to meet the Fire Chief and real-life firefighters. You can even take a tour of the firetrucks!

Saturday, September 16, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Firehouse 7 (1810 McKenna Blvd)


Back to School

Back to School

The new school year is just getting started! Let the library be a resource.

We have databases to help with homework, computers and internet access, little nooks and rooms for studying or group activities, and plenty of exciting after-school clubs.

There are endless opportunities to learn, make friends, and get creative. Perhaps the best part - our friendly librarians and staff are always here to help.

Learn about everything the library has to offer students, including upcoming events and clubs!


Library Closed for Staff Day

Library Closed September 14 for Staff Inservice Day

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Thursday, September 14 for an all-staff inservice day.

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 Friday, September 15.

Upcoming Events

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

Problem Solving Sessions w/ Bubbler Artist-in-Residence, Jennie Bastian
Tuesdays, August-September, 5:30-8:00pm - Central Library

Who Matters? Be a Part of an Intergenerational Photo Exhibit
Thursday, September 28, 4:00-8:00pm - Central Library

Wednesdays, September 13-October 11, 10:30-12:30pm - Lussier Community Center (55 S. Gammon Rd.)

Family Fun Night: Get Back Into the Rhythm of Fall
Friday, September 15, 6:30-7:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library

Tabletop Game Night
Friday, September 15, 6:30-8:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Tuesday, September 19, 6:00-8:00pm - Meadowridge Library

Kindness Rocks - Makerpalooza (A Bubbler Jr. Program)
Saturday, September 16, 2:00-3:00pm - Pinney Library

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya - Caravan Gypsy Swing Duo
Sunday, September 17, 1:30-3:30pm - Sequoya Library

Family Music Time
Monday, September 18, 10:15-10:45am - Hawthorne Library
Monday, September 18, 11:00-11:30am - Hawthorne Library

Yoga for Kids at the Library
Tuesday, September 19, 10:30-11:00am - Hawthorne Library
Saturday, September 23, 10:00-10:30am - Central Library

Screen Printing with Leslie Numbers
Tuesday, September 19, 5:00-7:30pm - Lakeview Library

Family Movie - Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Friday, September 22, 6:30-7:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library

Building Old-Fashioned Toys with Taylor Rushing
Saturday, September 23, 10:00-11:00am - Monroe Street Library

Bubbler Afternoons: Metal Working Gizmos with Sector67
Saturday, September 23, 1:00-2:00pm - Sequoya Library
Saturday, September 23, 2:00-3:00pm - Sequoya Library


New Books

ABCs from Space: A Discovered Alphabet
by Adam Voiland

In this ingenious alphabet book, scientist and writer Adam Voiland takes us on a journey of our planet from afar. And you might be very surprised at what you see. Could that river form an A? Could those clouds form a B? These awe-inspiring and unaltered images of Earth from above showcase the diversity and beauty of our amazing planet in a special and unique way.

by Andrea Tsurumi

When a clumsy armadillo named Lola knocks over a glass pitcher, she sets off a silly chain of events, encountering chaos wherever she goes. But accidents happen--just ask the stoat snarled in spaghetti, the airborne sheep, and the bull who has broken a whole shop's worth of china. In the tradition of beloved books like The Dot and Beautiful Oops, this charming, hilarious debut from author-illustrator Andrea Tsurumi shows that mistakes don't have to be the end of the world.

Bob and Tom
by Denys Cazet

Throughout the day, starting at 7:45 a.m., two bumbling turkeys are very bored. What should they do today? Well, as they decide, they go through a whole day filled with adventure! Will that be enough to satisfy these two turkeys?

Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties
by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, hasn't always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake! This time, Petey the cat's dragged in a tiny bit of trouble -- a double in the form of a super-cute kitten. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog!

by Alexandra Fields

Emma, a baby calf, longs to know what life is like outside of the farm building where she lives. One day, she finally gets the opportunity to find out! Join Emma on her wild adventure as she searches for fun, friendship, and, above all, freedom.

The Friendship Code
by Stacia Deutsch

Looking forward to joining the new coding club at school so that she can develop her app idea, Lucy is disappointed by the lukewarm reception she receives from the club's other members, who work with her to decipher mysterious coding notes.

Go, Popplio!
by Maria S. Barbo

When Ash and Pikachu arrive in the brand-new region of Alola, they meet and catch some amazing new Pokémon, including Litten, Rowlet, and Popplio.

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776
by Lauren Tarshis

The battlefield was soaked in blood. Screams of injured soldiers rang through the air. Eleven-year-old Nathaniel Knox knelt behind a rock, his gun clutched in his shaking hands. Nate had been heading to New York City to find his father. But now he was trapped in a terrible gunfight between American and British troops. But King George was like a snake with America gripped in his fangs - and he didn't want to let go. So now it was war - brutal, bloody war. And America was being crushed by the mighty British army. Thousands of American troops were either dead or dying in filthy British prison ships. General George Washington's army was in tatters. All Nate wanted was to find his father ... and to get out of here alive.