Monday, July 30th @ 6:00 PM
Final Monday Music on the Patio Concert!
Duke Otherwise is a playful wordsmith, a spirited performer, a skilled guitarist and captivating tap-dancer. Using his distinct baritone, he sings his hilarious and imaginative songs that all ages will delight in together. From Madison, WI, Duke performs around 150 family shows per year; each filled with audience participation, dancing, a vast array of musical styles, and Outrageous Fun!
Bring lawn chairs, a picnic supper, and the whole family and get ready for a wild and wonderful grand finale to our Monday Music on the Patio series.
Tween Book Club
July 23 @ 4:00 PM
The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
Nineteenth-century American pioneer life was introduced to thousands of young readers by Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books. With The Birchbark House, award-winning author Louise Erdrich's first novel for young readers, this same slice of history is seen through the eyes of the spirited, 7-year-old Ojibwa girl Omakayas, or Little Frog, so named because her first step was a hop. The sole survivor of a smallpox epidemic on Spirit Island, Omakayas, then only a baby girl, was rescued by a fearless woman named Tallow and welcomed into an Ojibwa family on Lake Superior's Madeline Island, the Island of the Golden-Breasted Woodpecker. We follow Omakayas and her adopted family through a cycle of four seasons in 1847, including the winter, when a historically documented outbreak of smallpox overtook the island. – Goodreads.com
Join us for a Native American snack and a craft activity too! Stop by the library to pick up a copy of the book and sign up for the book club discussion.
Music with Corey
Tuesdays, 7/3 - 7/31 @ 10 AM
Hart House Music presents Music with Corey,
a fun and interactive musical experience for preschool aged children and their families. Come join in the fun, sing songs, and play along. Corey Mathew Hart is a certified Music Together® Teacher and a local musician who has won several MAMAs (Madison Area Music Association awards), as well as Overture’s Rising Stars competition in 2014. He loves sharing his joy of music with children, creating an enriching experience for them.
Read to a Dog
Mondays, July 16 and August 20
Between 4:00 and 5:30 PM
Chase, is a Collie/Australian Cattle Dog mix. He loves kids and snuggling and loves to be read to. This program is for all ages of children, and is particularly valuable for reluctant readers. Yet another great way to get some reading in over the summer months.
Stop by the service desk, or call 608-798-3881 to sign up for a 15 minute time slot, for your reader.
Chase's story has been published! Check it out.
Summer LIbrary Program
Stop by the library to get a reading record and get ready to rock out with our programs.
See the full list of events here.
Find the Lunch Bunch in the Park schedule here.
Everybody Storytimes (ages 0 - 6)-Thursdays @ 10
Please take children out of the room if they need a break, so that others can focus on the program. Do come on back when they are calm and ready to listen.
• 6/21: A Bilingual Storytime: special guest, Krista Thusius, two-way immersion Kindergarten teacher
• 6/29: Yoga for Everyone: special guest, Jamie Gepner of Little Om Big Om
• 7/5: Miss Catherine
• 7/12: special guest, Erica Wagoner, librarian, Sunset Ridge Elementary
• 7/19: Miss Catherine
• 7/26: Musical Pathways Foundation presents
Kindermusik: special guest, Renee Frye
• 8/2: Frogs! special guest, Anne Moser, Wisconsin
Library Kids Who Care
Please read and share our behavior guidelines with your children.
Are you about to embark on a new adventure like potty training your child? There is help waiting for you in the Parent Zone of our children's department. Take a look at the variety of resources this special collection has to offer.