NEWS

Park Photos Contest.
Have a great photo taken in a Madison park?  Consider submitting it for next year’s park calendar, due by August 31.  Details at http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/about/calendar.cfm

Updated Transportation Information.
Updated route and schedule data for changes that go into effect Sunday, August 26, are available online athttp://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/updates/

EVENTS

Mon., July 30 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 phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Daycares, groups and siblings always welcome.  Meadowridge Library Community Room B, Raymond Rd.

Tue., July 31 6:30pm-8:00pm

Positivity!  Local author and public speaker Tina Hallis shares her message of positivity through her new book, Sharpen Your Positive Edge. Join in for an evening with the author and tips for maximizing the quality of your life through positivity. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase a copy of her book for your personal library.  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Tue., July 31 8:30 pm

Movies in the Park.  Jumanji at Hammersley Park (between Falk school playground and Hammersley Road).

Wed., Aug. 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 Study Room A.

Wed., Aug. 1 6:00pm-7:30pm

Meadowridge Library Anime Club – Kawaii.  Come and learn to draw cuteness.

Thr., Aug. 2 3:30pm-5:30pm

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

Sat., Aug. 4 9:00am-4:00pm

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale.  Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawals 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.   442 Westgate Mall, next to TJMaxx.

Sat., Aug. 4 2:30pm-4:00pm

Carving an Apple Swan – Artisan Fruit.  Learn how to carve apple swans and an apple fan. Children 12 and younger will need an adult helper. Register online or call 288-6160 or register online at http://host.evanced.info/madison/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=74000 . Adults and children must all register.  Meadowridge Library.

COMING UP

Sat., Sept. 22

Trucks and Treasures.  The big rig gig is a showcase of Madison’s premier public service machinery, equipment and employees. Kids of all ages (adults too!) are welcomed to climb on, explore and get up close and personal with the big rigs and meet the employees who operate them.  Do you have gently used toys, books, games and more collecting dust in your basement or garage?  Make plans to sell these at this year’s Trucks & Treasures on Saturday, September 22. Complete the registration form and participate for just $15.   See http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/events/TrucksandTreasures.cfm for more information.

Pickleball Lessons.
Wondering what the new game, played on small courts with small racquets is all about?  Want to play>  The Madison Parks department is offering lessons, with registration due by August 9 (for lessons beginning August 16), and September 6 (for lessons beginning September 13).  For more information, see http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/events/pickleball.cfm