EVENTS

Mon., Oct. 22 6:30pm-7:30pm
Plastics in the Great lakes.  One type of marine debris of particular concern — plastics — is among the most common type and can be a serious threat to the biota of the water body.  Come hear an introduction to the science of plastics in our Great Lakes and share ways you can prevent it. Presented by Anne Moser of the Wisconsin Water Library at the UW Madison Aquatic Sciences Center.  Sequoya Library, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Tue., Oct. 23 4:00pm-5:00pm
Pokémon club.  Do you love Pokémon TCG (The Card Game)? Learn to play during the first 15 minutes, and then compete against other kids! For ages 5 & up.  Sequoya Library.

Wed., Oct. 24 6:00pm-7:30pm
Meadowridge Anime Club.  Come watch and discuss some clips of the most vile mad scientist from your anime favorites. The discussion is part of a special showing from Meadowridge Frankenfest celebration. Join us as we celebrate 200 years of influence from the horror classic Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Wed., Oct. 24 3:00pm-6:00pm
Halloween Hayrides – Around the Capitol Square.  An afternoon of Halloween family fun at Downtown Madison Family Halloween.  Cost: $3/ per person, ages 2 and under FREE.  Meeting Location: in front of Home Savings Bank, 2 S Carroll St.  For other hayride opportunities, see the link on page http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/calendar/halloween-hayrides-around-the-capitol-square-0 .  Please note: Participants will need to enter/exit the wagon using stairs. Wagon rides happen rain or shine, however ice or snow will cancel.

Wed., Oct. 24 6:30pm
Police District Safety Meeting.  Hosted by Alter McKinney.  Discuss crime on the west side and what the MPD is doing about it. There will also be a short presentation on crime prevention and how to start up a Good Neighbor program in your neighborhood.  Our Redeemer Church, 1701 McKenna Blvd.

Thr., Oct. 25 3:00pm-4:30pm
Knitting at the Library.  Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 7 must have an adult present.  Meadowridge Library.

Fri., Oct. 26 1:00pm-2:00pm
Yoga Storytime.  Join yoga instructor Chandra Wizenreid in a yoga-themed storytime! We’ll do some yoga poses and read from Chandra’s new picture book!

Fri., Oct. 26, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Sat., Oct. 27  9:00pm-1:00pm  

Meadowridge Library Fall Book Sale.

Sat., Oct 27 1:00pm-2:30pm
Dia De Los Muertos.  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. We will 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.

¡Vamos a celebrar Día de los Muertos! Día de los Muertos es una antigua fiesta Mexicana donde las familias alegremente honran y recuerdan a la familia, amigos, y antepasados. Haremos artesanías populares, calaveras de azúcar, papel picado, mariposas, y merendaremos Pan de Muertos para compartir esta bella tradición Mexicana. No hay necesidad de registrarse.

COMING UP

Mon., Nov. 5 6:00pm
Police District Safety Meeting.  (See Oct. 24 for description).  This one is at Blackhawk Church, 9620 Brader Way, hosted by alder Skidmore.

November 12-15
Group Hayrides at Holiday Fantasy in Lights.  See http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/reserve/hayrides.cfm for more information.  Only 6 time slots remain available, so they will go fast!