​​Have you seen a coyote in your yard? While unusual, it is possible. Learn how to haze (scare away) a coyote – the recommended response.

​​Mon., May 8 10:00am-11:30am
​​Alicia Ashman Mystery Book Group: “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley.
Join the Mystery Book Group for discussions of mysteries, thrillers, and suspense titles. Share with the group other recent reads in these genres. Our next title will be available for pick-up following today’s discussion, with extra copies available while supplies last. Alic​i​a Ashman Library, 733 N High Point Rd

​​Tue., May 9 4:00pm-6:00pm
​​Gryffindor Common Room. After school hang out for school age witches and wizards. Not a Gryffindor? All houses and Muggles welcome! No registration necessary Jan-Apr. Ages 7-13, younger supervised siblings welcome. Join us for a very special session on May 9th with Ms. Holly from Pinney for a Gryffindor Game Jam! Design and create your own board game with a whole array of supplies and pieces. Registration will be required beginning Apr 25. Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. and Midvale Blvd. Register online at

​​Tue., May 9 4:00pm-5:00pm
​​Library LEGO club. ​J​oin other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation. Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

​​Wed., May 10 2:00pm
​​Fitchburg Senior Center Parkinson’s Support Group kickoff meeting. We introduce Kayla Daniels as the group facilitator. Kayla is a graduate student at the U.W. in the area of Social Work. Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd., Fitchburg.

​​Wed., May 10 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.

​​Wed., May 10 6:30pm-8:00pm
​​Green Thumb Gardening: Container Gardening. Susan Jacobs and Lisa Johnson will present a program on Container Gardening. More informationa available at Registration required. Sequoya Library.

​​Thr., May 11 6:30pm-7:30pm
​​Make your own chocolate gifts. Make your own sweets to share with Mom, or anyone! Please bring your own microwaveable mug. All other supplies will be provided. Registration required. Alicia Ashman Library.

​​Fri., May 12 9:30am-10:30am AND 10:30am-11:30am
​​Little Yoga. Yoga enhances children’s ability to concentrate and works out those wiggles. Tray yoga class at the Library! This is a parent and child yoga class. Please bring a yoga mat or towel for you and your child. Ages 2 and up. Sequoya Library. Register at . Sequoya Library

​​Sat., May 13 10:00am-11:am
​​Donuts with Dad. Saturday morning fun with stories, movies and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. Moms welcome, too. Alicia Ashman Library.

​​Sat., May 13 10:00am-5:00pm
​​Madison Mini Maker Faire at Monona Terrace. Part science fair, part county fair. For all ages. For crafters, artists, tech folks, tinkerers, hobbyists. Robots, live music, carts for food.

​​Sat., May 13 10:00am-2:00pm
​​Annual Compost and Rain Barrel Sale. Provides discounted compost bins and rain barrels to area homeowners. At the Alliant Energy Center. For more information visit

​​Sat., May 13 9:00am-3:00pm
​​Arboretum 2017 Native Plant Sale. At the arboretum visitors center, 1207 Seminole Highway (entrace road). See for more information.

​​Tue., May 16 2:00pm-6:00pm
​​Madison West District Police Office – officer appreciation. Officers from all shifts are invited to join with area citizens in a light meal and refreshments provided by many area vendors and merchants. There is no cost to attend, and everyone is welcome. The goal is to allow citizens to share with and get to know as many of their West District Officers, as possible. West District Office, 1710 McKenna Blvd.