Student survey on addiction.  A UW-Madison student is working on a project focusing on heroin addiction in Madison. To help her research, she asks that you take this 5-minute survey: 
If you are interested in seeing the results, you can attend the team’s research presentation at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, December 12th at Room 2241 in Chamberlin Hall.

 If someone you know is struggling with addiction, here are some resources: 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services,

Safe Communities Parent Addiction Network

​Grandparent Scam. 

The Madison area has been targeted again recently by scam artists who are convincing people to send large amounts of money

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to help their grandson out of a legal jam. The victims receive tearful calls from someone pretending to be their grandson. This person would also hand the phone off to someone claiming to be a police officer. 

​This is a scam. Hang up. Local financial institutions are also being notified.
Fire Alarm Scam. The Madison Fire Department has been notified of a telemarketer-style scam possibly in the area. An area woman recently had a call from someone purporting to be from “the fire department.” The caller asked if she has her home smoke alarms checked regularly. they may be attempting to access homes under the guise of “the fire department,” so the Madison Fire Department issued the following:

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The Madison Fire Department never makes phone calls like the one described above. If you receive such a phone call​, ​end the call and report the incident to the Madison Police Department’s self-report line at (608) 245-3662 or their self-report webpage.Scams can also be reported to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection Hotline at (800) 422-7128 or emailed to

Falk Sidewalk  The Falk School PTO is

 trying to raise enough money to pave over the grassy area between the sidewalk and the road in front of Falk. Every winter it gets muddy and slippery, and the dropoff and pickup situation is potentially hazardous for kids, parents, and teachers. 

​If you would like to help, contact

Megan Pope at  319.321.7189

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MSCR Programs.  Registration begins Monday, November 27 for Madison School District Residents and December 11 for Non-Residents. You can see a copy of the program guide or register at or call 608-204-3000 for more information.

Mon., Nov. 27  6:30-7:30pm   Evening StoryTime.  

Unwind at the Sequoya Library as a family. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages. Includes built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

Tues., Nov. 28 1-3pm  Holiday Open House.  ​At the Madison Senior Center (330 W. Mifflin).  Music from 1-2  from KG and the Ranger: Country Christmas (Memories of Roy Rogers and Gene Autry)  and refreshments 2-3   
Wed., Nov. 29  4-5;30pm  Season of Shadows with Alaura Borealis.  

Make messes and play with light at Meadowridge Library! Join Alaura Borealis in building metaphors and cultivating feelings with light boxes, shadow puppets, projectors, movie making, and more. Experiment with shadow art during this youth-focused residency.

​  Families of all ages and grades K-5 and 6-12.​
Wed., Nov. 29  6-8pm  Crock Pot Cooking Class.  Free class sponsored by MSCR on how to cook low cost meals with a crock pot.  In the community rooms at the Meadowridge Library.  For more info, go to 
 Thurs, Nov. 30  6:30-7:30pm  Meadowridge Book Club.   

The Meadowridge Book Group is meeting to discuss The New Jim CrowMass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. All Welcome.

Thurs., Nov. 30  6:30-8:30pm Hillbilly Elegy (UW Madison’s Big Read) discussion at the Sequoya Library.  

Join in the discussion of this book:
A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance.

Fri, Dec. 1 5-6:30pm Madison Senior Center or 6:30-8pm at the Central Library.​

​ Multi-Generational Photo and Story Project Opening Reception.  The project will be exhibited throughout December.  These were multigenerational photos and stories collected at the Madison Central Library during August and September.  An inspiring display.​