On the Same Page 2020 – An Introduction to Fencing

On the Same Page 2020 – An Introduction to Fencing

On the Same Page 2020 – An Introduction to Fencing

With Dusty Johnson!

Friday, February 21, starting at 7:00 pm in the Community Room

Come learn the basics of swordplay in this hands-on On the Same Page evening for the active and adventurous.

“Proud and insolent youth, prepare to meet thy doom.”
“Dark and sinister man, have at thee!”

Fencing Maestro Dusty Johnson

Mr. Johnson started fencing by joining the SCA then taking a class offered by his university.  He founded the Ricks College Fencing Club in 1987 and later started his own club called Fox Fencing in Southeast Idaho which he ran for thirty years. During this time he took his students to Nationals and the Junior Olympics. He has since retired from teaching fencing.

Safety Concerns

This is a night for adults and teens only (aged 12 and up). Also, you’ll need to sign up for this event at the circulation desk because space is limited.

Peter was a superb swordsman, and parried with dazzling rapidity; ever and anon he followed up a feint with a lunge that got past his foe’s defence, but his shorter reach stood him in ill stead, and he could not drive the steel home. … Hook sought to close and give the quietus with his iron hook, which all this time had been pawing the air; but Peter doubled under it and, lunging fiercely, pierced him in the ribs. At the sight of his own blood, whose peculiar colour, you remember, was offensive to him, the sword fell from Hook’s hand, and he was at Peter’s mercy.

On the Same Page 2020 – An Awfully Big Adventure

On the Same Page 2020 – An Awfully Big Adventure

On the Same Page 2020 – An Awfully Big Adventure

The Illustrations of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan

Wednesday, February 12, starting at 7:00 PM IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM

For this On the Same Page event, we’re pleased to have guest speaker and BYU-Idaho English Professor, Jacqueline Harris, who will present a fascinating discussion.

“Would you like an adventure now,” Peter said casually to John, “or would you like to have your tea first?”

Capturing Barrie’s Neverland

2nd and 4th Thursday’s at 4:00-4:30 pm in the Community Room

Professor Harris will share how famous artists and illustrators have been captivated by Barrie’s Neverland and the boy who wouldn’t grow up. The artwork discussion will feature the pen-and-ink illustrations of F.D. Bedford, the full-page color renditions by Mabel Lucie Attwell, and the fairy watercolors prints by Arthur Rackham.

(And in the spirit of let’s not go home empty handed, there may be a small token given at the end of the evening to offset library forgetfulness, if you know what I mean. .)

F. D. Bedford

Mabel Lucie Attwell

Arthur Rackham

[Peter Pan] became a bestseller, and rightly so, as it was to be thumbed to loving death in nurseries, generation after generation. In her role as an illustrator for children it is the most successful of her books, as it touched most enjoyably on the areas of that marvelous story in a way that children can understand and remember forever.

Chris Beetles about Mabel Lucie Atwell’s illustrated version of Peter Pan

On the Same Page 2020 – Treasure Hunt

On the Same Page 2020 – Treasure Hunt

On the Same Page 2020 – Treasure Hunt

How Well Do You Know Your Library?

Friday, February 7, starting at 7:00 pm in the Community Room
ages 12 and older

This On the Same Page activity will test you as we use the entire library for a treasure hunt. Who will be the first to find the prize? May the best team win!

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.

Disney's Peter Pan

The Treasure Hunt

I’m sure as a child you always wanted to experience a real treasure hunt. Think back to those sunny days with your siblings as you scribbled on a piece of paper to make your map, gathered your mismatched but exciting treasure and placed them in a box, then crafted little things along the way. Come live that childhood fantasy as we take you on a journey through the library. We’ve crafted clues and maps to test your knowledge of our library, which will lead you to a chest full of jewels, coins, and things you’ve never known you needed or wanted.

I don’t know if you have ever seem a map of a person’s mind. Doctors sometimes draw maps of other parts of you, and your own map can become intensely interesting, but catch them trying to draw a map of a child’s mind, which is not only confused, but keeps going round all the time. There are zigzag lines on it, just like your temperature on a card, and these are probably roads in the island; for the Neverland is always more or less and island, with astonishing splashes of colour here and there, and coral reefs and rakish-looking craft in the offing, and savages and lonely lairs, and gnomes who are mostly tailors, and caves through which a river runs, and princes with six elder brothers, and a hut fast going to decay, and one very small old lady with a hooked nose.

On the Same Page 2020 – Fairy and Mermaid Crafts

On the Same Page 2020 – Fairy and Mermaid Crafts

On the Same Page 2020 – Fairy and Mermaid Crafts

Fairy and Mermaid Crafts

Saturday, February 1, starting at 2:00 pm in the Community Room

We’ll kick off this year’s On the Same Page activities with
fairy and mermaid crafts for all skill levels.

When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.

Choose Your Level and Choose Your Craft!

For the younger or less nimble fingered, we’ll make mermaid tails from craft sticks and bright papers. Intermediate crafters can decorate a fairy house. More advanced hands may choose the luminary jar with a fairy, mermaid, or Peter Pan design.

Mermaid Tails

Your kids can’t get enough of mermaids? Come make mermaid tails! Super easy to make and you can even glue on some magnets and put on your fridge! Click Here to see how to make them. This is the easiest of the crafts we’ll be doing tonight.

Fairy Houses

Let your imagination grow and create a house for those magical fairies to rest. Use things you have at home and come enjoy making these cute fairy houses. This craft is the intermediate level activity.

Fairy / Mermaid Lanterns

Upcycle mason jars and turn them into a set of lanterns with magical silhouettes of mermaids and fairies set against the luminescent background of the sea or a luscious green forest. These charming fairy / mermaid lanterns are not only easy to make, but look adorable in a garden or when used as a night light. They’ll be sure to spark your child’s imagination or your childish imagination. Click Here to see how to make them. This is the most difficult of the three crafts.

There was another light in the room now, A thousand times brighter than the night-lights…. It was not really a light; it made this light by flshing about so quickly but when it came to rest for a second you saw it was a fairy, no longer than your hand, but still growing. It was a girl called Tinker Bell, exquisitely gowned in a skeleton leaf, cut low and square, through which her figure could be seen to the best advantage. She was slightly inclined to embonpoint…. The loveliest tinkle as of golden bells… It is the fairy language. You ordinary children can never hear it, but if you were to hear it you would know that you had heard it before.

On the Same Page 2020 – Book Release Party!

On the Same Page 2020 – Book Release Party!

On the Same Page 2020 – Book Release Party!

All Things Pirate with Peter Pan!

Friday, January 17, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Community Room

This is the night! We’ll start giving away free copies of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.* This is our book for our annual February community reading series On the Same Page.

*One per household, please.

Captain Hook’s eyes were the blue of the forget-me-not, and of a profound melancholy, save when he was plunging his hook into you, at which time two red spots appeared in them and lit them up horribly. 

Loads of Fun for All Ages!

We will have treats, a craft, a few games, sneak peeks at the upcoming activities which will take place all through the month of February. Feel free to dress as a pirate (we will) to make the most of this arrrrrsome experience!

Come eat and enjoy some exotic sharks, fish and chips, mini cannonballs and ginger ale as we dress up as a pirate from making hooks to eyepatches and even get a tattoo! We will be walking the plank, playing Loot and ring toss using swords, we even have pirate coloring pages for your little ones!

All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.

Changes to Check-Out Limits

Changes to Check-Out Limits

You Asked and We Listened!

Due to overwhelming request, item check-out limits will be changing as of
January 1, 2020

  • In-District Permanent Residents: 50 item maximum with 12 DVDs allowed at a time.
  • In-District Temporary Residents: 25 item maximum with 12 DVDs allowed at a time.
  • Out-of-District (LiLI): 12 item maximum allowed at a time.
  • Out-of-District (Other): Same limits as In-District Permanent Residents when yearly fee is paid.
  • Children: 12 item maximum with 6 DVDs allowed at a time

 

Other Changes

  • An item may be renewed up to 7 times, as long as there is not a waiting list.
  • Hold Requests will be limited to 15 at a time.

 

 

Any Questions? Come ask a librarian!

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

“The Rose Legacy” by Jessica Day George

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

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