Public Market Open House September 12

The Market is only a few short months away from ground-breaking, and the community is invited to a sneak preview of all the market will provide with 20+ local vendors, including exciting newer businesses and a few of Madison’s long-time favorites. Vendors will provide culinary offerings inspired by a variety of cultures, in addition to unique handmade goods.

Ready! Set! Market! Open House
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5 – 8pm
Future home of the Madison Public Market
(200 N. First St. near E. Johnson & N. First)

Parking is available in the back of the building or nearby on neighborhood streets. RSVP is appreciated but not mandatory – it will help get you through event check-in more quickly. More details are here:

Spanish Language Book Fair September 16

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Madison Public Library will host a Spanish-Language Book Fair on Saturday, September 16 from 9:30am-2pm. The Library designed this event to highlight its Spanish-language collection for adults and children. “In the last 5 years, members of the Library’s Collection Management Team have participated twice in the Feria Internacional del Libro in Guadalajara, Mexico to source books for our libraries,” said Holly Storck-Post, a Children’s Collection Librarian for Madison Public Library, and one of the librarians who traveled to the book fair.

Participate in Madison Public Library Strategic Planning

The Madison Public Library leadership invites community input as it plans for the future of its services. The library will complete a 3-year strategic plan this fall and people can participate in one of two ways:

  • Complete a short, 11-minute survey through September 30, online or at any Madison Public Library
  • Attend a 90-minute virtual feedback session, September 20, 12-1:30pm

Links to both the survey and virtual feedback session are at The Library will share its final strategic plan with the community in winter 2023.

Dane Dances – Last Performance of the year TONIGHT!

The much-anticipated summer 2023 music series will end tonight. Feel free to bring a blanket, chair and picnic basket; seating on the rooftop is limited. Sorry, carry in alcohol is prohibited. Dane Dances! promotes inclusivity with a fun night of music and dancing to music and bands for all ages. Click HERE to learn more.

Streets Division Updates:

  • August Moving Days: How to Recycle Televisions, Computers, and other Electronics: Electronics must be delivered to the Streets Division’s drop-off sites, or to a reputable private electronics recycler in the area . These steps will protect your data and ensure the hazardous materials inside them are handled and recycled safely.
  • Food Scraps Recycling thru October 31:  Come to the Eastside Farmers’ Market and the South Madison Farmers’ Market to drop off the following food scraps:  raw fruits and vegetables, including peelings, cores, etc., coffee grounds, grains, rice and eggshells.
  • Brush Collection Information
  • Yard Waste/Leaves Collection Information
  • Have Questions about Brush or Yard Waste Collection?
    • If you have any questions about brush or yard waste collection, or about the drop-off site, please contact the Streets Division office that services your home.
    • If you live east of South Park Street, please call 608-246-4532.
    • If you live west of South Park Street, please call 608-266-4681.
    • The office is open for questions 7:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.  You can also check out the Streets Division’s website at

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