NEWS

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Task Force Opportunity.  The City is encouraging residents to apply to serve on a task force on the structure of City government.  Applications are due by November 3.  More information is available at http://www.cityofmadison.com/news/residents-asked-to-apply-to-serve-on-task-force-on-structure-of-city-government .

​Energy Study.  

Also, through November 17, 2017, the Madison 100% renewable Energy Study is collecting public comments online, looking for innovative ideas regarding how the City will be powered in a sustainable way, and reduce carbon emissions in the future.  Comments can be submitted at http://www.madison100renewableenergy.com/ .

EVENTS

Mon., Oct 23 6:30pm-7:30pm

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Cuddle up for Hygge Storytime.  Not familiar with the Danish concept of Hygge? It’s the art of being cozy! Pull on your pjs, bathrobes, and slippers, and bring your blankets, pillows, and stuffed friends to cuddle up for this cozy evening storytime. Juice and popcorn provided as we read cozy stories in our jammies!  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Tue., Oct. 24 5:00pm  

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Bucky Book Swap.  Bring your Bucky Book, bring a list of page numbers of coupons you want and the ones you don’t. Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 Lacy Rd.

Tue., Oct. 24  6:00pm-7:30 pm  

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2018 City Budget – final listening session.  Alders Cheeks, Phair and McKinney will be present.  Topics are  safety, equity and opportunity. Fire Station #7 (1810 McKenna Blvd.).

Tue., Oct. 24 6:00pm-7:30pm

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Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin.  Join three Madison-area African American writers – poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille, and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman – as they discuss their poetry and prose in relation to the work of three African American literary giants who also lived and worked in the Madison area during the 20th century: novelist Jean Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and poet Sarah Webster Fabio.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Wed., Oct. 25  6:00pm-9:00pm 

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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Presentation. At the West District Police Station, McKenna Blvd.  To register, contact: Lt. Chalecki at lchalecki@cityofmadison.com

Wed., Oct. 25 7:00pm-8:45pm.

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Author Event – Walkabout Undone by Dave Watson.  Madison resident and author Dave Watson followed love to Australia and became embroiled in racism, xenophobia, and academic shenanigans. He is since founder and editor of Movies Matter, davesaysmoviesmatter.com.  This is his first book.  Sequoya Library.

Thr., Oct. 26  6:30pm-7:30 pm

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Go Big Read.  Discussion of UW-Madison’s 2017 Go Big Read Book, “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance. This New York Times bestseller is personal reflection on upward mobility in America seen through the lens of a white, working-class family in the Midwest.  His story has sparked discussion about social, economic, and political issues nation-wide. Go to: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/go-big-read to find more information, including other discussion dates.  Meadowridge Library.

Fri., Oct. 27 3:00pm-4:00pm

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Building Old Fashioned Toys.  Have you ever heard of a gee haw whimmy diddle, a whirligig, or a wooden thingamabob? Well, in this workshop you can come create your own! Work with Bubbler artist Taylor Rushing to build and decorate your personalized old-fashioned wooden toy. Registration begins 10/13, Ages 6 – 11.  Register at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=65393&ID=65393_ .  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Fri., Oct. 27  6:30pm-9:00pm

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Moon over Monona Terrace.  View the moon and planets through various telescopes on the roof of Monona Terrace.  Kids’ activities and presentation included.  Free tickets needed for admission.  Call 261-4000.

Sat., Oct. 28 12:00pm-5:00pm

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Falk School Rummage Sale.  Coordinated by the Falk Parent Teachers Organization.  Falk Elementary School, 6323 Woodington Way

Sat., Oct, 28 1:00pm-3:00pm.

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Día de los Muertos Celebration.  Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)!  Día de los Muertos is an ancient Mexican holiday when families joyfully honor and remember family, friends, and ancestors.  Make folk crafts, calaveras (sugar skulls), papel picado (cut tissue paper designs), mariposas (butterflies), and snack on Pan de Muertos (bread of the dead) to share this beautiful Mexican tradition. No registration necessary.  Sequoya Library.

COMING UP

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Tue., Nov. 14
Parks reservations Lottery Day.  For more information, see http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/reserve/shelters/ “Lottery Day” section.

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