In Loving Memory of Vivian Milius

In Loving Memory of Vivian Milius

Vivian Milius

Madison Library District Children’s Librarian
December 28, 1952 – May 25, 2019

Our dear friend and beloved colleague, Vivian Milius, passed away May 25 from pancreatic cancer. She has been our Children’s Librarian for over 12 years.  Her encyclopedic knowledge of Children’s Literature and her abilities in Reader’s Advisory were unmatched.  She had the ability to help even the most reluctant reader become a lover of books.  She looked forward to every story time and craft activity and enjoyed sharing time with the children of our community, as well as with their parents.

In addition to her extensive knowledge of Children’s Literature, Vivian was also widely read in books for all age groups, and of all genres.  She was a film buff, and loved classic films, musicals, foreign films and small art house movies.  The depth and breadth of her knowledge is reflected not only in the Children’s section of the library, which she completely overhauled, but in the adult collections and DVDs as well.

At this time, we would like to express our appreciation for the outpouring of support we have received from our patrons.  We know Vivian’s humor and wisdom touched hundreds of lives in our community. She is and always will be a cherished member of our library family, and will be greatly missed.

“The Rose Legacy” by Jessica Day George

“The Rose Legacy” by Jessica Day George

Rebekka Hanson

Anthea is a poor orphan girl who has grown up being passed from relative to relative. When she is forced to move one last time to family she has never heard of, she finds an uncle and cousin who welcome her with open arms. She also discovers a world of wonderful creatures. She also finds that she has a special gift and is able to communicate with the horses in a wonderful Way- they can speak with each other using their minds.

All is not well, though, and when the King discovers that horses still exist, and in order to save them all, Anthea and her cousin Jilly journey to appeal to the Queen.

Full of danger, a cast of well-written characters, a fluffy little owl, and of course horses, this book will be perfect for fans of George’s other middle grade works and any one who loves horses and wishes they could talk.

“Will delight readers who love a classic-feeling fantasy, as well as those who absolutely love horses . . . This thought-provoking fantasy with relatable characters is clever and heartfelt.” – Booklist

Teen Crafts and Events for January

Teen Crafts and Events for January

We have LOTS of fun things planned for the teens in January!  Here’s a breakdown of all the great things you’ll want to do:

TEEN BOOK CLUB: Monday, January 14 at 4:00 –  We’re reading “The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

 TEEN CRAFT: Thursday, January 17 at 4:00 pm – Join us to make some Pull String Art, just like in the picture above!

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS: Monday January 28 at 4:00 pm – All you aspiring John Greens and Holly Blacks come find out about Flash Fiction and how it can help your writing.

TEEN ACTIVITY: Thursday, January 31 at 4:00 pm – Wii Gaming Competition! Dust off your dancing socks for some Dance Dance Revolution.  We have lots of other games as well if you’re not in the mood to boogie.

We hope to see you there!

All teen activities and events are for those ages 12 to 17,  All craft supplies are provided.  All you need to bring is yourself and maybe a friend!

Join Us for a Winter Retreat!

Join Us for a Winter Retreat!

Friday, December 28

1:00 to 5:00 PM

Christmas is over. You got caught up on all the dish washing. You made the returns and exchanges. Now it’s time for some low key relaxation. We’ll have a stop by or hang out all day event on Friday without pressure or expectations. We’ll have table dedicated to anyone who would like to just sit and visit and work on a stitching project or perhaps color. We’ll have a table with a jigsaw puzzle. Maybe two, one for the big people and one for the smaller folk. We’ll have a table with book art folding supplies. We’ll have a table with simple journals that you can take as is or add a few embellishments. We might have some mellow munchies. Nothing fancy. Nothing extravagant. Just a pleasant afternoon’s worth of possibilities. Hope you’ll come by.
For all ages!
November STEAM Fun for Kids and Tweens

November STEAM Fun for Kids and Tweens

STEAM Fun for Kids and Tweens

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

November 8:  Marbled Mini Pumpkins and Origami Bookmarks 

  

No Crafts on November 22.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

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.

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