NEWS

ROAD CLOSURES!
E. Johnson Street is closed between Fordem and Baldwin, and will be closed for quite some time, along with other closures.  For the latest information, visit https://www.cityofmadison.com/live-work/extreme-weather/flooding

R.I.P. Jim Sewell.  Jim, 70, a resident of Lucy Lane, and a long time public servant perished in the widely publicized drowning that resulted from last weeks torrential downpour.  You can read more about Jim at
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/man-swept-away-by-flood-waters-made-mark-in-historic/article_2c157204-cf50-5440-a168-2714b09e6e44.html

The Draft 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Madison Metropolitan Area & Dane County is now available for review and comment. The TIP lists major transportation improvements and studies anticipated to be undertaken during the next five-year period. The draft document has been posted on the MPO’s website at http://www.madisonareampo.org/planning/improvementprogram.cfm#DraftTIP .  A public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 6:30pm at the City-County Building, room 357.

The City of Madison Neighborhood Indicators (NIP) 2017 Edition is now available in a brand new website. The NIP is a tracking system designed to follow neighborhoods’ wellness over time.  See https://madison.apl.wisc.edu/ for more information.

FURNITURE NEEDED.  A new permanent housing facility opened on Tree Lane recently that provides stable housing to chronically homeless families.  The facility is in need of furniture, many of the families have little to no furniture in their apartments.  if you have anything to spare or would like to donate, please contact the manager, Chad Gehin at 872-444-4841 directly.

EVENTS

Mon., Aug. 27 10:30am-11:15am

Preschool Storytime.  A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop pre-reading skills like print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Day-cares, groups and siblings always welcome.  Meadowridge Library, Community Room B.

Tue., Aug. 28 12:00pm-1:00pm

West Madison Senior Lunches.  Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8 .  Sponsored by the West Madison Senior Center.   Meadowridge Library, Rooms A & B.

Wed., Aug. 29 6:00pm-7:30pm

Meadowridge Anime Club.  A showing of Ceres, Celestial Legend. Come watch and discuss anime favorites. Snacks provided.  Meadowridge Library.

Thr., Aug. 30 3:30pm-5:30pm

Minecraft Club.  Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun hosted on the library’s private server. No account needed.  Uses library laptops running MinecraftEDU. Minecrafters ages 17 and under sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance.  Meadowridge Library Study Room A.

Fri., Aug. 31 6:30pm-8:30pm

Fifth Fridays Poetry – Featuring Andrew Bouvet and open mic.  Andrew will speak on the topic of “The Joy of Reciting Poetry”, and then he’ll host an open mic poetry reading. Come to listen, come to read, come to experience the joy of poetry!  Alicia Ashman Library Meeting Room, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Sat., Sept. 1 9:00am-4:00pm

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale.  Location:  442 Westgate Mall, next to TJMaxx.  Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawls also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2 pm.

COMING UP

Mon., Sept. 3:  Labor Day.  Libraries Closed.

Tue., Sept. 4:  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL