The Madison Police Department West District has a new Captain, Cory Nelson.  Read more at

Burglary statistics for Madison, including the West District are currently available at  One note from that page:  ‘I hear time and time again, “I saw someone suspicious in my neighborhood but I didn’t want to bother the police with it.”  PLEASE bother us!’


Mon. Jan 30 10:45am-11:30am

WonderWorks.  Explore science, technology, engineering & math 


through play (and books!) For children ages 3 – 5.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.  Register at

Tue. Jan 31 9:00am-3:30pm and
Wed. Feb 12:00pm-5:00pm

Sequoya Library Tax Assistance.  Signup by calling 266-6385. Reservations begam on Jan 17th.

Tue. Jan 31 12:00pm-1:00pm

West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches.  Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. The suggested minimum donation is $4.00 but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Transportation to the meal is available with an additional $1.00 donation. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding day by calling 238-0196.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Wed. Feb 1 3:30pm-5:00pm

Chess Club.  Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.  Meadowridge Library.

Thr. Feb 2 6:00pm-8:00pm

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment.  Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 33, for more information or to register.  Meadowridge Library.

Fri. Feb 3 3:00pm-6:00pm

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help.  Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes, school assignments, applications, or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online is also available.  Call 266-6385 or visit to make a 45-minute appointment.  Sequoya Library.


Fri. Feb 3 7:00pm-9:00pm

An Evening of Rare Jazz Films.  Jazz historian Gary Alderman will present and explain films of the historically-significant innovators of modern jazz, including the only two existing videos with sound of Charlie Parker.  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N High Point Rd.

Fri. Feb 3, 10 7:30pm-9:30pm and
Sat. Feb 4, 11 7:30pm-9:30pm

James Madison Memorial Musical – Little Shop of Horrors

Sat. Feb 4 9:00am-4:00pm

Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sales.  442 Westgate Mall, next to TJ Maxx.  CD and DVD selections as well.

Sat. Feb. 4 10:00am-12:00pm

Drop-In Gadget Help.  Need help with your laptop, e-reader, tablet, or smartphone?
Bring your own device for hands on help. Get help configuring settings and learn how to download eBooks from the library. First come, first serve on a drop-in basis.  Some requirements: you must know how to access your web-based email account and some services (but not the help session!) require your personal information (credit card, Amazon account, or Apple ID).  Sequoya Library.

Sat. Feb. 4 3:00pm-5:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm (two dances)

Madison Parks Daddy/Daughter Dance.  Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive.  Cost: $25


Feb. 10-12.  Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo.  More information is available

Feb 24 is the deadline for nominations for the United Way of Dane County Community Volunteer Awards.  Recipients can receive from $250 to $1,000.  More information can be found at .

Feb. 27 The Madison Parks “Groove and Glide” at Elver Park has been rescheduled for Friday, February 27, 6:00pm-8:00pm