Madison Metropolitan School District Weather Guidelines

West Madison Senior Lunches

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Rd.

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

Madison Police West District Captain Change

Capt. Timothy Patton has now replaced Capt. Cory Nelson.  Captain Patton had been charge of Investigative Services and was supervising 6 of the centralized investigative units.   He brings many years of experience including time as a teacher, soccer coach, patrol officer, and even spent in the training unit and SWAT team.  For more, see

Madison Police Survey

The Madison Police Department asks and hope that you will take a few minutes to complete the survey.  In order for the City of Madison Police Department to improve service(s) to the community, they need and value your feedback! The MPD is committed to continuous improvement and your insights will aid them as they consider ways in which they can modify or enhance service.
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City Community Development Division funding opportunities

The City of Madison Police Department, in partnership with Common Wealth Development Inc. and the City’s Community Development Division, is seeking proposals to provide individualized and group youth mentoring services, focusing on middle and high school youth in West Madison. Funded activities and outcomes will  reduce crime and improve social conditions that contribute to crime.  For more information, see


Book Baby

Mon., Jan. 14 9:30am-9:45am, Seqoya Library Rooms A and B, Tokay Blvd. at Midvale Blvd.

Enjoy rhymes, bounces, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your baby develop early literacy and early math skills and naturally growing baby’s social skills in a group setting. Enjoy a short storytime, then stay for play and conversation. For babies ages 0 – 15 Months with an adult. One adult per baby is recommended.  Register at

Outsmart Your Smartphone

Tue., Jan. 15 6:30pm-8:00pm, Alicia Ashman Library Meeting Room, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Did you just get a new smart phone? Thinking of getting one? Join tech and gadget expert Dave Friedman as he explains a variety of things smart phones can do for you – provide weather forecasts, translate menus in other languages, give driving directions, play games, identify constellations, hail a cab, and much more. Come with questions – if you think your phone should be able to do it, there’s a good chance it can!  Register at

Meadowridge Anime Club

Wed., Jan 16 5:30pm-7:00pm, Meadowridge Library Room A, 5726 Raymond Rd.

Join us to watch and discuss Hitori No Shita/Under One Person: The Outcast by Dong Man Tang. Enjoy watching the Japanese animation of Chinese web comic by the same title. The story follow Chou Soran a college student whose life changes after a terrible incident. Then he needs to learn a special martial arts technique called Kitaigen in order to discover the real history of his grandfather past and his connection with Fu Hoho.

#AmWriting: A Roadmap to Print

Thr. Jan 17, 24, 31 6:30pm-8:00pm, Sequoya Library Room B

Trying to launch or increase your profile and visibility as a freelance writer? Learn how to connect with different media outlets (print and digital); the pros and cons of freelancing; and insightful tools for how to start building those crucial connections on a local and national level by using effective self-promotion via social media, other web-based platforms and direct interactions in your community. Attend all three sessions, or choose one or two that interest you.  Register at

  • Jan 17: Pro Pitches
  • Jan 24: Digital Content & Promotion
  • Jan 31: Writers’ Panel

Sunday Jazz @ Sequoya – The 5-Tet with Michael BB

Sun., Jan 20 2:00pm-4:00pm, Sequoya Library

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya is funded via the generosity of the Friends of Sequoya Library. Produced in partnership with the Madison Jazz Society.


Martin Luther King Day

Monday, Jan. 21

No School, Libraries Closed.

Ice Skating Lessons for Kids

Starting January 21, Elver and Tenney ice rinks.

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