October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities
Join Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!
- Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.
- Toddler Time is for ages 10-23 months and meets on Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:30 AM.
- Book Babies is for 0-9 month olds and meets Wednesdays at 9:30 AM.
Wondering which early literacy library program to attend? Go to the age-specific event for your oldest child. Additional activities and links will be available after the program on the Madison Library District Kids Corner blog. Missed Story Time? Pick up Preschool Readiness Craft Kits at the Children’s Reference Desk at the end of the week.
This month we’ll also have a special HALLOWEEN TRICKS OR TREATS Story Time! Come in your costumes for Halloween stories and trick-or-treat fun at either 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, or 12:30 PM on October 31.
There will be no Story Time or Toddler Time on Oct. 30 and no Book Babies on Nov. 1.
Chess & Game Club
Learn the art of chess and other games with the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Tweens and teens ages 9-18 are welcome to join every Monday from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. Game supplies will be provided.
Kid & Tween STEAM
Come to the Library and participate in an activity that’s all about science, technology, engineering, art, or math! On October 3, we will have “owl”tastic fun making pinecone snowy owls and owl rice cake snacks. On October 17, we will make ghost rockets, ghost slime, and ghost bombs. Kids and Tweens ages 6-11 with an accompanying adult should meet us in the Community Room on Tuesdays at 4 PM.
Free Family Films
Free Family Films for all ages! Fridays at 3:30 PM in the Community Room! Oct. 6 is Oliver & Company, Oct. 13 is The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, and Oct. 20 is 101 Dalmatians.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older. Parents, please prescreen films to determine if it is appropriate for your child.
Do you love LEGOs? Join other kids who love the ever popular bricks at the Library’s LEGO Club! Meet us in the Community Room on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 4:00 PM.
For ages 6-18, under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.
Mother Daughter Book Club
Join Mother Daughter Book Club as we journey with Minli to Never-Ending Mountain. We will meet on Thursday, October 12 to discuss Grace Lin’s Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. We’ll enjoy crafts and treats as we fish for questions! Girls ages 8-11 should be accompanied by an adult and meet in the Community Room at 6:30 PM.
Books For Boys
Join the Books for Boys Book Club as we face our fears! We will meet on Thursday, October 19 to discuss Josh Allen’s Only If You Dare: 13 Stories of Darkness and Doom. We’re excited to have the author, Josh Allen, visit with us! We’ll also enjoy treats and make glow-in-the-dark bouncy balls. Boys ages 8-11 should be accompanied by an adult and meet in the Community Room at 6:30 PM.
Family Storytelling Night
Discover the world of technology with Cubelets, Makey Makey, robots, 3D printing pens, and so much more! Tech 4 Kids ‘n Tweens is for ages 6-11 with an accompanying adult. Join us on Tues. Oct. 24 in the Community Room at 4:00 PM.
Join us Monday, October 16 at 6:30 PM for our Open Recital! All instruments, ages, and skill levels will share their artistic abilities with our community. We look forward to hearing you perform!