Library Kids - September 24, 2015

Library Kids
Library Kids
Thursday, September 24, 2015


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

September 24, 2015 Issue

In this issue:


Featured Events

Bike to the Library Day

Bike to any Madison Public Library on Saturday, September 26 during Bike to the Library Day and you can enter to win bike-related prizes!

At the Central Library on September 26, people can meet Spoke-n-Words, Madison Public Library's bicycle-powered micro library at the Fairchild and Mifflin Street entrance.

For details on this event, visit the Bike to the Library page.
Bike to the Library Day is a statewide promotion in cooperation with the Climate Change Policy and Public Health massive online course beginning November 9.


Firehouse Storytime

Join Madison's firefighting heroes for stories, crafts, book checkouts and snacks. Come to Firehouse No. 7 at 1810 McKenna Blvd for all the fun!

No registration required. [Click here for a map to the location.]


Celebrate CTM's 50th Birthday!

Children's Theater of Madison is turning 50 this year!

It's time to PARTY! Join CTM Saturday, Sept. 26th from noon until 3 pm to celebrate five decades of creating vibrant theater experiences that educates, engages & inspires our young people and their families. It's a party for anyone & everyone, a day filled with fun: face painting, arts & crafts, interactive theater games, songs from their upcoming season, a birthday cake and MUCH more!

Guests who dress up as a character from any of their shows get a special gift! Details at their website. No registration required.


Harvest Moon Fest

Friends of the Pinney Library cordially welcome you to attend their upcoming Harvest Moon Fest, a fundraiser for the new Pinney Library building.  It will be a fun night of music & games for all ages, with snacks & sandwiches from Willy Street Co-op.  Face painting and popcorn will also be available all evening long.

Harvest Moon Fest
Saturday, Sept. 26
5:30-8:30 pm
Pinney Library

Tickets are available now at the Pinney Library Circulation Desk and can also be purchased at the door on the evening of the event.   Advanced tickets are $8 for individuals, $12 for families.  At the door, tickets will be $10 for individuals,  $15 for families.  The full schedule of events is:

  • 5:30-6:00 pm     Live music by MAUI (Madison Area Ukuele Initiative)
  • 5:30-7:00 pm     Bingo!
  • 5:30-7:30 pm     Silent Auction (Winners announced at 7:45 pm; must be present to win)
  • 6:00-7:00 pm     Cake Walk & Wayne the Wizard
  • 7:15-8:15 pm     Live music by Dollar Bill & the Bucks (Honky tonk at its best!)

All proceeds from this event will go toward the new Pinney Library building.  Friends of the Pinney Library say, "Pick up your tickets today and enjoy an evening of fun & games after the library's usual closing time while helping raise money for a terrific cause!"


Upcoming Events

Find Chess at the Library information here. 
Find Knitting at the Library information here.
Find Storytime for Ages 0-5 information here
Find LEGO Club information here.


Donuts with Dad
Saturday, September 26, 10 am - Sequoya Library [more info]

Firehouse Storytime
Saturday, September 26, 10 am - Firehouse No. 7 at 1810 McKenna Blvd [more info][map]

Read to a Dog!
Saturday, September 26, 11 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Celebrate CTM's 50th Birthday!
Saturday, September 26, 12 pm - Central Library [more info]

Family Movie Matinee -- Cinderella
Saturday, September 26, 12 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Friends of Pinney Library Harvest Moon Fest
Saturday, September 26, 5:30 pm - Pinney Library [more info]

Constructed Imagery Workshop with James Bellucci - A Bubbler Junior Program
Sunday, September 27, 2:30 pm - Central Library [more info/register]

Toddlers in Motion with Miss Cindy
Monday, September 28, 9:30 am - Central Library [more info]

Cuentos y Canciones: Spanish Language Story Time
Monday, September 28, 10:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Monday, September 28, 10:45 am - Sequoya Library [more info/register]

Open Studio Time with Artist in Residence - James Bellucci
Tuesday, September 29, 1 pm - Central Library [more info]

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, September 29, 4 pm - Central Library [more info]

Bubbler Jr.: Secret Messages with Karen Corbeil
Tuesday, September 29, 4:30 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

Wednesday, September 30, 10:30 am - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

Wednesday, September 30, 1:30 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]

Pokemon Club
Wednesday, September 30, 3:30 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Thursday, October 1, 10 am - Pinney Library [more info]

Elephant and Piggie Party
Thursday, October 1, 10:30 am - Central Library [more info]

Cartooning Workshop for Youth Ages 6-12 (Pizza Provided!)
Thursday, October 1, 6 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info/register by calling 266-6395]

Family Fun Night: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Marisol Gonzalez!
Friday, October 2, 6:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Constructed Imagery with James Bellucci - A Bubbler Junior Program
Saturday, October 3, 10 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info/register]

Amazing Bats!
Saturday, October 3, 10:30 am - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Music Together
Saturday, October 3, 11 am - Pinney Library [more info]

Big I, Little U: Fitness for the Whole Family (1st and 2nd Saturdays of the Month)
Saturday, October 3, 11:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library [more info]

Read to a Dog
Saturday, October 3, 1:30 pm - Hawthorne Library [more info]

Last Wooden Shoe Carvers in America
Saturday, October 3, 2 pm - Alicia Ashman Library [more info/register]


New Books

This is a beautiful alphabet book featuring papercut art representing natural elements. The flora, fauna, and geological features in this book are found throughout North America, so readers around the country will connect with Viano's gorgeous art and poetic/scientific text. Examples of the accessible but beautiful alphabet: A is for Acorn, B is for Bear, C is for Cloud, D is for Dandelion, E is for Egret, F is for Fawn . . . all original and stunning artwork that will appeal to children and adults.
The Copper Gauntlet
by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, illustrations by Scott M. Fischer
Callum Hunt's summer break isn't like other kids'. His closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf, Havoc. His father suspects him of being secretly evil. And, of course, most kids aren't heading back to the magical world of the Magisterium in the fall. It's not easy for Call . . . and it gets even harder after he checks out his basement and discovers that his dad might be trying to destroy both him and Havoc. Call escapes to the Magisterium -- but things only intensify there. The Alkahest -- a copper gauntlet capable of separating certain magicians from their magic -- has been stolen. And in their search to discover the culprit, Call and his friends Aaron and Tamara awaken the attention of some very dangerous foes -- and get closer to an even more dangerous truth. As the mysteries of the Magisterium deepen and widen, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare take readers on an extraordinary journey through one boy's conflict -- and a whole world's fate.
by Katherine Applegate
In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience. Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?
by Ingrid Law
Ingrid Law delivers another heartwarming story about the magic of friendship and the power of family in this companion to her Newbery Honor winning Savvy Gypsy Beaumont has always been a whirly-twirly free spirit, so as her thirteenth birthday approaches, she hopes to get a magical ability that will let her fly, or dance up to the stars. Instead, she wakes up on her birthday with blurry vision . . . and starts seeing flashes of the future and past. But when Momma and Poppa announce that her very un-magical, downright mean Grandma Pat has Alzheimer's and is going to move in with them, Gypsy's savvy--along with her family's--suddenly becomes its opposite. Now it's savvy mayhem as Gypsy starts freezing time, and no one could have predicted what would happen on their trip to bring Grandma Pat home . . . not even Gypsy.
by Robin Kerrod
DK Eyewitness: Universe has a refreshed, eye-catching look, with the cover featuring a striking, full-bleed image. Inside are colourful reference sections, with infographics, facts and records, timelines and there is also a glossary. Superb colour photography and design introduces children to the subject in easy-to-understand terms.
by Kevin Henkes
What are you waiting for? An owl, a puppy, a bear, a rabbit, and a pig--all toys arranged on a child's windowsill--wait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible picture book by the New York Times-bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes. Five friends sit happily on a windowsill, waiting for something amazing to happen. The owl is waiting for the moon. The pig is waiting for the rain. The bear is waiting for the wind. The puppy is waiting for the snow. And the rabbit is just looking out the window because he likes to wait! What will happen? Will patience win in the end? Or someday will the friends stop waiting and do something unexpected? Waiting is a big part of childhood--waiting in line, waiting to grow up, waiting for something special to happen--but in this book, a child sets the stage and pulls the strings. Timeless, beautiful, and deeply heartfelt, this picture book about imaginative play, the seasons, friendship, and surprises marks a new pinnacle in Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes's extraordinary career. "The short sentences of the text flow with the precision one would expect from a master picture-book creator like Henkes. Little ones, to whom each experience is new, will know what it's like to dream and wait."--ALA Booklist