Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story Time

Join us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! 

Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You!

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Move and groove to the music at Toddler Time

  • Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:30 AM

Book Babies (ages 0-9 months) Enjoy songs, stories, movement, and sensory activities together.

  • Wednesdays at 9:30 AM

Please note, there will be NO Toddler Time on Monday, Feb. 19. We can’t wait to see you and your little ones in the Community Room!

Family Friendly Films

Want to watch a fun movie on a big screen? We have got new titles and classics all lined up for an afternoon of movie fun for the whole family! Friday, February 2 we’re watching Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (NR). Friday, February 16 we’ll be watching Holes (PG). Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older. Parents, please prescreen movies to ensure they are appropriate for your child.

Chess & Game Club + Rated Chess Tournament

Join the Chess & Game Club for ages 9-18 Mondays at 4:30 PM in the Community Room! On February 5 & 12, engage in strategic battles and game adventures. But mark your calendars for February 26, when 25 chess players of all levels will compete in a rated chess tournament! Participants must be registered members of the US Chess Federation. Sign up for the tournament using the form below. Spectators are welcome, so bring your family and friends! Please, make sure to enter through the exterior Community Room door.

Tuesdays for Kids & Tweens

All young, curious minds ages 6-11 are welcome at our Tuesday activities at 4 PM in the Community Room. Adults must accompany their kids for all the fun.

  • Feb 6: Dive into the wonders of water! Experiment with water’s properties and create beautiful stained coffee filter and pasta snowflakes at Kid & Tween STEAM.
  • Feb 13: LEGO lovers unite! Kids 6-11 and teens 12-18 are invited to build an array of vehicles for our motorcade menagerie!
  • Feb 20: At Kid & Tween STEAM, learn about the fascinating human heart and blood. Then get creative and sew your own heart magnet!
  • Feb 27: Discover Cubelets, Makey Makey, robots, 3D printing pens, and more in Tech for Kids ‘n Tweens!

Combined Tween Book Club

Join our combined Tween Book Club on Feb. 8 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room! Mother Daughter Book Club and Books for Boys are for ages 8-11 and their grown-ups. This month we’re digging into Holes by Louis Sachar. Enjoy a Cootie Catcher Nickname generator, dig in the dirt for discussion questions, craft a Yellow Spotted Lizard pony bead keychain, and indulge in treats like peach pie, ice cream, and sunflower seeds. Don’t miss this fun literary adventure!

Innovative Inventions

Stanley Yelnats III is an inventor. Are you? We’ll give you a bag of supplies that shouldn’t be a part of anything and challenge your group to create the impossible. What should you build? That’s up to you. Surprise us! Bags are limited. Sign up by Thursday, February 8th. We’ll have your bags the following Monday. Then you’ll have 11 days to get creative. Inventions will be displayed through the end of the month and posted on our Facebook page. This activity is designed for all ages!

On The Same Page

On the Same Page is back and this year we’re reading “Holes” by Louis Sachar! Join our big community read and pick up your free-to-keep kick-off kit from the circulation desk today! Please, limit 1 book per household.

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

July Teen Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Mondays from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. For Ages 9-18TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans...

July Adult Activities

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No items will be due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you! "ALL TOGETHER NOW" BLOCK PARTY This is the Block Party everyone will be talking about this...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

June Kids and Tween Activities

SPECIAL STORY TIME Join us for a special story time with local author Ruth Nielson! She is the author and illustrator of I Am Remarkable: A Journey of Self-Discovery. Ruth will lead our little ones in a yoga session, so please bring a towel or mat for your child to...

June Adult Activities

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Share your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts or join to make friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share your favorite piece of writing and talk about why writing is our passion. Wednesdays, June 14 & 28 at...

Library Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed Saturday September 3rd and Monday September 5th for Labor Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

August Library Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILWednesday, August 3rd. 4-5:30pm.  For ages 12-18. Come and have a say in what activities Teens do at the Library and meet new friends. NO PROGRAMS IN AUGUST To reset from Summer Reading and to accomodate our new infrastruture updates, there will be...

January Kid & Tween Activities

January Kid & Tween Activities

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time

Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM 

Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with your little ones.

Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:30 AM

Book Babies (ages 0-9 months): Enjoy songs, stories, movement, and sensory activities together while we learn all about dinosaurs!

Wednesdays at 9:30 AM

Please note, there will be NO After Dinner Story Time (6:30 PM) in January and NO Toddler Time Monday, Jan. 1 or 15.

We can’t wait to see you and your little ones in the Community Room!

Chess & Game Club + Pirate Dice Tournament

Join the Chess & Game Club for ages 9-18 Mondays at 4:30 PM in the Community Room! On January 8 and 22, engage in strategic battles and game adventures. But mark your calendars for January 29 – it’s time to set sail for a Pirate Dice Tournament! Dress like a pirate, talk like a pirate, and feast on pirate snacks as you compete for the ultimate booty in a swashbuckling afternoon of fun!

Kid & Tween Tuesdays

Kids and Tweens ages 6-11! Join us for exciting Tuesdays at the Library in January!

January 9 – Let’s get creative with STEAM making Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle suncatchers.

January 16 – LEGO Club brings ages 6-18 together to craft a Jurassic masterpiece with LEGO dinos.

January 23 – We’ll explore the wonders of simple machines for STEAM.

January 30 – Dive into the world of technology with Tech 4 Kids ‘n Tweens – featuring Cubelets, Makey Makey, robots, 3D printing pens, and more!

Don’t miss out on the fun in the Community Room, every Tuesday at 4:00 PM!

Mother Daughter Book Club

Mother-Daughter Book Club is Thursday, Jan. 11 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. Girls ages 8-11 and their accompanying adults are invited to dive into Tara Dairman’s All Four Stars. Let the pages spark conversations and indulge your sweet tooth with a creative treat! Don’t miss the chance to make literary memories together!

Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Library will be closed Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank you!

Books for Boys Book Club

Join us for Books for Boys on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. Boys ages 8-11 and their accompanying adults, gear up for an epic discussion on Guts & Glory: The American Revolution by Ben Thompson. Let’s decode secrets like true patriots and embark on a literary journey together!

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

July Teen Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Mondays from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. For Ages 9-18TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans...

July Adult Activities

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No items will be due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you! "ALL TOGETHER NOW" BLOCK PARTY This is the Block Party everyone will be talking about this...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

June Kids and Tween Activities

SPECIAL STORY TIME Join us for a special story time with local author Ruth Nielson! She is the author and illustrator of I Am Remarkable: A Journey of Self-Discovery. Ruth will lead our little ones in a yoga session, so please bring a towel or mat for your child to...

June Adult Activities

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Share your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts or join to make friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share your favorite piece of writing and talk about why writing is our passion. Wednesdays, June 14 & 28 at...

Library Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed Saturday September 3rd and Monday September 5th for Labor Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

August Library Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILWednesday, August 3rd. 4-5:30pm.  For ages 12-18. Come and have a say in what activities Teens do at the Library and meet new friends. NO PROGRAMS IN AUGUST To reset from Summer Reading and to accomodate our new infrastruture updates, there will be...

November Kid and Tween Activities

November Kid and Tween Activities

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story Time

Join us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!

The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of “Uni”-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U… or should we say YOU!

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
  • Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM

Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting theme of “Under the …” with your little ones as we embark on a journey of discovery and fun!

  • Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:30 AM

Book Babies: sensory adventures for the littlest ones (ages 0-9 months) who are not yet walking and their grown-ups! Enjoy songs, stories, movement, and sensory activities together while we explore the theme of “Under the …”

  • Wednesdays at 9:30 AM

Please note, there will be no programs on November 1. We can’t wait to see you and your little ones in the Community Room!

Chess & Game Club

For tweens and teens aged 9-18, it’s time to embark on a journey into the world of strategy and fun with our master of games, Nick Allison. We meet every Monday in the Community Room at 4:30 PM. Game supplies are provided, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm!

Mark your calendars for a special event – the Open Chess Tournament on November 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. It’s a Chess Tournament for all levels! Test your skills against players in your category for a chance to win sweet prizes. Our chess and game master, Nick Allison, will oversee the tournament, ensuring an exciting and fair competition. Spectators are welcome, so bring your family and friends to cheer you on!

Kid & Tween Tuesdays

Join us on Tuesdays for kid and tween activities at the Library! Here’s what’s coming up in November:

Nov 7: Dive into the Arctic and learn about the narwhals who live there! (ages 6-11)

Nov 14: It’s LEGO Club – let your creativity run wild! (ages 6-18) 

Nov 21: Get ready for some high-flying fun with balloon turkey rockets! (ages 6-11)

Nov 28: Explore the world of technology with Cubelets, Makey Makey, robots, 3D printing pens, and more at Tech 4 Kids ‘n Tweens! (ages 6-11)

See you in the Community Room at 4:00 PM every Tuesday for a world of adventure and discovery. Don’t miss out!

Combined Book Club

Calling all young bookworms! On Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 PM, we’re bringing together the Mother Daughter Book Club and Books for Boys in our Community Room for an evening of literary adventure!

This month’s read: The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter by Aaron Reynolds. Whether you’re a daring detective like Rex or just love a good mystery, this book is bound to captivate your imagination! Designed for ages 8-11 with an accompanying adult, this event promises bonding, laughter, and meaningful discussions. Come enjoy treats, a fun activity, and let’s unravel the mysteries of Rex Dexter together!

Closed for Veteran’s Day

We honor our heroes this Veteran’s Day. In gratitude for their service, Madison Library District will be closed Friday and Saturday, November 10-11. No items are due, but the book drop will remain open. Thank you for your service, veterans!

Closed for Thanksgiving

We are grateful for our patrons! This Thanksgiving the Library will be closed Thursday the 23rd through Saturday the 25th. We will also close early on November 22 at 5 PM. No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank you!

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

July Teen Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Mondays from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. For Ages 9-18TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans...

July Adult Activities

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No items will be due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you! "ALL TOGETHER NOW" BLOCK PARTY This is the Block Party everyone will be talking about this...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

June Kids and Tween Activities

SPECIAL STORY TIME Join us for a special story time with local author Ruth Nielson! She is the author and illustrator of I Am Remarkable: A Journey of Self-Discovery. Ruth will lead our little ones in a yoga session, so please bring a towel or mat for your child to...

June Adult Activities

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Share your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts or join to make friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share your favorite piece of writing and talk about why writing is our passion. Wednesdays, June 14 & 28 at...

Library Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed Saturday September 3rd and Monday September 5th for Labor Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

August Library Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILWednesday, August 3rd. 4-5:30pm.  For ages 12-18. Come and have a say in what activities Teens do at the Library and meet new friends. NO PROGRAMS IN AUGUST To reset from Summer Reading and to accomodate our new infrastruture updates, there will be...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story Time

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.

LEGO Club

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.

Open Recital

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!

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

July Teen Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Mondays from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. For Ages 9-18TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans...

July Adult Activities

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No items will be due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you! "ALL TOGETHER NOW" BLOCK PARTY This is the Block Party everyone will be talking about this...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

June Kids and Tween Activities

SPECIAL STORY TIME Join us for a special story time with local author Ruth Nielson! She is the author and illustrator of I Am Remarkable: A Journey of Self-Discovery. Ruth will lead our little ones in a yoga session, so please bring a towel or mat for your child to...

June Adult Activities

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Share your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts or join to make friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share your favorite piece of writing and talk about why writing is our passion. Wednesdays, June 14 & 28 at...

Library Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed Saturday September 3rd and Monday September 5th for Labor Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

August Library Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILWednesday, August 3rd. 4-5:30pm.  For ages 12-18. Come and have a say in what activities Teens do at the Library and meet new friends. NO PROGRAMS IN AUGUST To reset from Summer Reading and to accomodate our new infrastruture updates, there will be...

September Kids & Tween Events

September Kids & Tween Events

September Kids & Tween Events

Story Time

Join Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals!

  • Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or 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

Please note, there is no Toddler Time on Monday, Sept. 4 – the Library is closed for Labor Day. Wondering which early literacy library program to attend? Go to the age-specific event for your oldest child. All regular Story Times are held in the Community Room. Additional activities and links will be available after the program on the Madison Library District Kids Corner blog.

Kid & Tween STEAM

Come to the Library and participate in an activity that’s all about science, technology, engineering, art, or math! Sept. 5 we’ll stop fidgeting… not! For this activity, we will make “back to school” fidgets to hide in your pocket or backpack. On Sept. 19 we will explore the world of friction and how to eliminate it with a balloon hovercraft! Kids and Tweens ages 6-11 and an accompanying adult, meet us on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM in the Community Room

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 Mondays, Sept. 11, 18, & 25 from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. Game supplies will be provided.

Family Films

Free Family Films for all ages! Fridays at 3:30 PM in the Community Room! Sept. 1 is Fly Away Home (PG) and Sept. 15 is The Fox and the Hound (G). Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older. Parents, please prescreen films to determine if it is appropriate for your child.

LEGO Club

Do you love LEGOs? Join other kids who love the ever popular bricks at Madison Library District’s LEGO Club! We will meet in the Community Room on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 4-5 PM. For kids ages 6-11 with an accompanying adult & teens ages 12-18.

Books for Boys & Mother Daughter Book Club

Mother Daughter Book Club and Books for Boys! Join us for our Fall Kick-off Party at the Better Book Café (Community Room) on September 14 at 6:30 PM! “Taste” a book and see if it’s to your liking! Bring your favorite book and share why others should “eat” it for their book feast! We will choose our books this year from the menu. For boys and girls ages 8-11 with an accompanying adult.

Tech 4 Kids ‘n Tweens

Discover the world of technology with Cubelets, Makey Makey, robots, 3D printing pens, and so much more with Tech 4 Kids ‘n Tweens at the Library! We will meet Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 4 PM in the Community Room. For ages 6-11 with an accompanying adult.

Family Storytelling Night

Join us for Family Storytelling Night®, a highly interactive family literacy and engagement event hosted by down-to-earth dad, Patrick Mitchell. Parents will learn a storytelling method (without books) to enhance literacy nightly at home all year long. You’ll also celebrate individual, family, and community history, heritage, culture, and language along the way. Refreshments will be provided at the beginning of the evening. Families with children of all ages are welcome. Monday, Sept. 25 at 4:30 PM in the Community Room.

CLOSED for Labor Day

 The Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 for Labor Day. No items are due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

CLOSED Sept. 28-30

The Library will be closed Thursday Sept. 28th through Saturday the 30th for Staff Development and Building Maintenance. No items are due. Thank you!

Open Recital

Sign up now to take part in the Library’s October 16 Open Recital! All instruments, ages, and skill levels are invited to share their artistic abilities with our community. We look forward to hearing you perform!

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

July Teen Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Mondays from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. For Ages 9-18TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans...

July Adult Activities

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No items will be due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you! "ALL TOGETHER NOW" BLOCK PARTY This is the Block Party everyone will be talking about this...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

June Kids and Tween Activities

SPECIAL STORY TIME Join us for a special story time with local author Ruth Nielson! She is the author and illustrator of I Am Remarkable: A Journey of Self-Discovery. Ruth will lead our little ones in a yoga session, so please bring a towel or mat for your child to...

June Adult Activities

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Share your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts or join to make friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share your favorite piece of writing and talk about why writing is our passion. Wednesdays, June 14 & 28 at...

Library Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed Saturday September 3rd and Monday September 5th for Labor Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

August Library Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILWednesday, August 3rd. 4-5:30pm.  For ages 12-18. Come and have a say in what activities Teens do at the Library and meet new friends. NO PROGRAMS IN AUGUST To reset from Summer Reading and to accomodate our new infrastruture updates, there will be...

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Summer STEM – Charm the Dragon

Summer STEM – Charm the Dragon

Charm the Dragon

Week 1 of Summer STEM from Your Library
Watch the Instruction Video

Experiment with static electricity and charm a tissue paper dragon!

  • Place your tissue paper over your dragon template. Trace the lines and cut out your dragon.

  • Place your dragon on the sheet of tin foil. Bend the head slightly towards you.

  • Rub your pen against the wool for at LEAST a minute.

  • Hold the pen near the head of your dragon and wave it. The head will rise to meet the pen.

  • Experiment with other ways you can build a static charge. Will a balloon work better?

Enter the Summer STEM drawing!

Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of you doing one of these activities! Place the photo in the body of your email (no attachments) and send it to madisonlib.org@gmail.com. We’ll hold drawings at the end of the month!

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin 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...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

June Kids and Tween Activities

SPECIAL STORY TIME Join us for a special story time with local author Ruth Nielson! She is the author and illustrator of I Am Remarkable: A Journey of Self-Discovery. Ruth will lead our little ones in a yoga session, so please bring a towel or mat for your child to...

Kid + Tween JUNE Activities

SUMMER READING 2022- OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES School is out and the sun is (mostly) shining... that means it is now SUMMER READING! Sign up at the booth in the front foyer. You can also sign up through the app Beanstack. 1st prizes: starts June 21st2nd prizes: starts...

APRIL Kid + Tween Activities

 FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS  Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday @ 4pm in the Community Room. SCHEDULE:April 19th: The Secret Garden (1949) Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.     KID + TWEEN STEAM KITS For ages 6-11. Now in person!Every 1st...

Kid + Tween STEAM: Q Tip Bow & Arrow

Have lots of fun with this very mini bow and arrow! Materials needed: Popsicle sticks Q-tips Duct tape (to decorate) Dental floss From home: pencil, nail clippers, marker, and scissors Note: soak popsicle stick in a bowl of warm water before starting

Author Visit with Wendy Swore!

Author Visit with Wendy Swore!

Author Visit with Wendy Swore!

Friday, March 6th,
from 4:00 to 6:00 pm

in the Community Room

Wendy Swore will be signing copies of her new book, The Wish and the Peacock!

This event sponsored by Barnes and Noble.

The Wish and the Peacock

A new Tween book!

Paige’s favorite family tradition on the farm is the annual bonfire where everyone tosses in a stone and makes a wish. This time, Paige’s specific wish is one she’s not sure can come true: Don’t let Mom and Grandpa sell the farm.

When Paige’s younger brother finds a wounded peacock in the barn, Paige is sure it’s a sign that if she can keep the bird safe, she’ll keep the farm safe too. Peacocks, after all, are known to be fierce protectors of territory and family.

With determination and hard work, Paige tries to prove she can save the farm on her own, but when a real estate agent stakes a “For Sale” sign at the end of the driveway and threatens everything Paige loves, she calls on her younger brother and her best friends, Mateo and Kimana, to help battle this new menace. They may not have street smarts, but they have plenty of farm smarts, and some city lady who’s scared of spiders should be easy enough to drive away.

But even as the peacock gets healthier, the strain of holding all the pieces of Paige’s world together gets harder. Faced with a choice between home and family, she risks everything to make her wish come true, including the one thing that scares her the most: letting the farm go.

About the Author

Wendy S Swore farms on the Sho-Ban reservation where her corn maze and pumpkin patch is home to her five kids, two dogs, two geese, seven peacocks, eleven ducks, nineteen cats, and two hundred thirty seven chickens. She farms in the summers, writes in the winters, and would rather chew her leg off than eat something spicy.

Sometimes writing everyday is like pulling teeth, painful, but necessary.

Wendy Swore

A Monster Like Me

The Author’s First Book

There are trolls, goblins, and witches. Which kind of monster is Sophie?

Sophie is a monster expert. Thanks to her Big Book of Monsters and her vivid imagination, Sophie can identify the monsters in her school and neighborhood. Clearly, the bullies are trolls and goblins. Her nice neighbor must be a good witch, and Sophie’s new best friend is obviously a fairy. But what about Sophie? She’s convinced she is definitely a monster because of the “monster mark” on her face. At least that’s what she calls it. The doctors call it a blood tumor. Sophie tries to hide it but it covers almost half her face. And if she’s a monster on the outside, then she must be a monster on the inside, too.

Being the new kid at school is hard. Being called a monster is even harder. Sophie knows that it’s only a matter of time before the other kids, the doctors, and even her mom figure it out. And then her mom will probably leave — just like her dad did.

Because who would want to live with a real monster?

September Kid and Tween Crafts

September Kid and Tween Crafts

Kid and Tween Crafts

The Second and Fourth Thursday at 4:00 pm in the Community Room

 

September 13:  Magical Creatures

September 27: Dragon Stuff

Both the Kids (ages 6 to 8) and the Tweens (ages 9 to 11) are welcome to attend!

All supplies are provided by the library.

Introducing the Lucky Day Collection

Introducing the Lucky Day Collection

We’re excited to introduce a new collection to our library: The Lucky Day Collection!

To better serve our patrons, we’ve purchased extra copies of our most popular titles.  Items in the Lucky Day Collection have different rules than the regular collection.

 

Books:

  • 7 Day Checkout
  • 20¢ per day late fee

DVDs:

  • 2 Day Checkout
  • $1 per day late fee

Items in the Lucky Day Collection cannot be requested (placed on hold) and they cannot be renewed. 

Don’t take your Lucky Day item on vacation!  If you get a Lucky Day item, please read or watch it quickly, and return it for the next patron to enjoy.

Also, if you’ve requested a book or movie, but were able to get it as a Lucky Day item, please cancel that request so others won’t have to wait as long.  You can do this yourself by logging into your account, or talk to a librarian at the Circulation or Reference desk.  We’re always glad to help!

Although you can’t request a Lucky Day item, you can see what is in the collection.  Click on the New Titles tab in the catalog, and choose the Lucky Day Collection link.

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