NEWS

The UW Extension is hos​t​ing “Backyard Gardening” classes at the Dane County UW-Extension office. Each class costs $25. To register, and for more information, visit ​​http://dane.uwex.edu/horticult​u​re/greenthumbclasses/

As Tax season approaches, remember that the IRS, Social Security and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servces (CMS) ** NEVER ** make phone calls threatening action against you​ without previous written correspondence​, or ask for bank information or Social Security numbers. You can read more ​at ​ ​​ http://usat.ly/2lQfl6r ​ (USA Today article)
​​EVENTS

​​Mon., Feb. 27 10:30am-11:00am
​​Preschool Storytime. A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Registration not required. Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

​​Mon., Feb. 27 3:00pm-4:00pm
​​Maker Monday with the Bubbler. Explore hands-on artistic, creative, and techy tools for building, creating, and playing, with a different focus each week. Flex your tinkering brain muscles with new inventions, problems, and puzzles. Drop-in and stay as long as you like. For kids ages 7 – 12, supervised younger siblings welcome. Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

​​Tue., Feb 28 4:00pm-5:30pm
​​Pokémon Club. Do you love ​​Pokémon? Learn to play during the first 15
minutes, and then compete against other kids! Families / all ages.

​​Tue., Feb 28 12:00pm-1:00pm *and*
Thr., Mar 2 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.

​​Wed., Mar. 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., Mar. 2 2:00pm-3:15pm
​​Book Discussion: “Evicted”. Join the Thursday Afternoon Book Group for a discussion of discussion of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the reference desk while supplies last. Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

​​Thr., Mar. 2 4:30pm-5:30pm
​​Read to a Dog. Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Meadowridge Library.

​​Thr., Mar. 2 6:00pm-8:00pm
​​Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 33, for more information or to register. More info also available at http://www.litnetwork.org . Meadowridge Library.

​​Thr., Mar. 2 7:30pm-8:30pm
​​James Madison Memorial High School Jazz & Percussion Concert.

​​Fri., Mar. 3 6:30pm-8:30pm
​​First Friday: Coloring for Grownups with Occasional Craft. This is not a class–there is no formal instruction. No registration required–just drop in, bring your creativity, and color yourself relaxed. Occasionally a special craft project may be added. Alicia Ashman Library.

​​Sat., Mar 4 9:00am-4:00pm
​​Friends of Sequoya Library Snowflake Book Sale. Next to TJMaxx in Westgate Mall. Thousands of books for sale each month. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2:00 PM.

​​Sat., Mar 4 10:00am-12:00pm
​​Drop-In Gadget Help. Bring your own device for hands on help at a gadget clinic. 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 remember that many services (but not the help session!!) require your personal information (credit card, Amazon account, or Apple ID). Sequoya Library.

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