UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday, November 19  4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Design and create beaded jewelry.  For grades 6-12. Meadowridge Library.  Call 288-6160 to register.

Tuesday, November 20  10:00 a.m.
Thanksgiving Pie Sale at the Meadowridge Library.  All pies are $10.  First come, first served.  Sponsored by the Friends Group of the Meadowridge Branch Library.

Tuesday, November 20  4:00 p.m.


R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) to a Dog. Bring a favorite book and read aloud with a furry friend. Sign up for a twenty minute time slot available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thursday, November 29 7:00 p.m.
Bill McKibben brings his national Do the Math Tour to Madison at the Madison Masonic Center, 301 Wisconsin Ave. Street and ramp parking is available nearby. Sponsored by 350 Madison and Clean Wisconsin’s Doug La Follette Environmental Speakers Program.

Ongoing
Holiday Craft and Gift making courses for children and adults from MSCR.
Children’s classes include card crafting and ornaments.  Adult classes are homemade body products, scrapbooking, homemade soapmaking, and holiday gift wrapping. Go to www.mscr.org for a complete list of programs.

Drop-in Programs at Meadowridge Library
Mondays at 10:00
Preschool storytime.  Stories, finger-play and songs.

Wednesdays at 10:30
Toddler Time.  Stories, songs and rhymes. One adult per child is recommended.

NEWS BRIEFS
Expanding Library
A budget amendment to expand the Meadowridge Library in the Meadowood Shopping Center passed the Common Council on Thursday, November 13.  Funding for the expansion will be part of the 2013 budget.  Planning and implementation will be undertaken by the Madison Library Board.
Community Centers
The budget passed by the Common Council also contained $1.7 million for community centers.  Specific allocation of those funds will occur after the first of the year.  Residents of Southwest Madison have been pressing for some of that funding (around $250,000) be spent on buying and renovating a house on Theresa Terrace to serve as a neighborhood center.
Community Supper

A community supper was held Saturday, November 10, at Falk Elementary School to plan for a potential neighborhood center on Theresa Terrace.  Members of the community, students from the University of Wisconsin and Mayor Soglin attended as did students representing the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County.

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