Leaf Collection began on Oct. 1.  See for more information, including a link to the current and anticipated pick up schedule.

Madison area planning survey.  The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission is gathering public input for “A Greater Madison Vision,” which will become the plan to guide overall regional growth. You can explore and evaluate choices for future growth and development in our region through an online survey that is live now.  Go to to take the 10-minute online survey which explores four futures considering housing, transportation, roads, rural preservation, water and the environment, and provide your priorities on how the region should grow.


Mon., Oct. 8 10:00am-11:30am
Mystery in the Morning — The man Who Was Thursday, by G.K. Chesterson.  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Wed., Oct. 10 9:00am-3:00pm 
Triad-sponsored auto inspection for Seniors (55 and over).  West Towne Firestone.  Come in a get a pre-winter checkout.  Call to make a reservation at 238-7787.

Wed., Oct. 10 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, Raymond Rd.

Wed., Oct. 10 5:30pm-7:00pm
Conservation Park Tour – Cherokee Marsh North (6098 Sherman Ave.).  Conservation Park Tours are a staff guided, easy walk held seasonally at various conservation parks. These events are free to attend, family-friendly and no registration is required. Walks are held rain or shine.  Follow North Sherman Ave. to the parking lot at the end of the gravel entrance road.

Thr., Oct. 11 – Sun., Oct 14
Wisconsin Book Festival.  The Festival offers opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed at locations around Madison. Official Day 1 (some events also take place early) features fantastic authors like Chloe Benjamin, Laura Jean Baker, José Olivarez, and many more!  For more information, and a schedule see .

Thr., Oct. 11 12:30pm-3:30pm
University League Spanish Conversation.  Come join us! New voices are always welcome in this monthly adult conversation hosted by members of the University League’s Spanish Conversation Interest Group. Conversation is intermediate to advanced level and takes place entirely in Spanish, although beginners who want to build exposure to the language are also invited. Each meeting starts with quick introductions followed by a language game or a mingling activity, then discussion of one or two published articles in Spanish.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Thr., Oct. 11 10:00am
Caregiver Support.  If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, you are not alone.  Join the group at the Fitchburg Senior center for a support group / discussion.  Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 East Lacy Rd.

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