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Central Library To Relocate During Construction Process

Central Library To Relocate During Construction Process

Madison's Central Library will soon be temporarily relocated to South Hamilton Street during the two-year construction project to renovate the existing library.

Construction on the current library, located at 201 W. Mifflin St., is scheduled to begin in January 2012, city officials said.

The new interim library will be located at 126 S. Hamilton St.

The new library will be opened in 2013, city officials said.

City Drop Off Site To Relocate Temporarily Due To Construction

City Drop Off Site To Relocate Temporarily Due To Construction

The city of Madison Streets Division's drop off site at 1501 W. Badger Rd. will be closed starting Thursday,.July 28.

The site will be moved temporarily to the city's transfer station at 121 E. Olin Ave, officials said.

The offices at Badger Road will remain open during construction.

American Girl To Host Annual Sale For Charity

American Girl To Host Annual Sale For Charity

American Girl will be holding a special sale this weekend to help raise money for Madison Children's Museum.

The event will be on Saturday, July 16 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the company's Benefit Sale Warehouse at 8830 N. Greenview Drive in Middleton.

It will include discounted overstock and returned merchandise, but tickets for the event are sold out.

This is the 24th year of the sale, which has raised about $14 million for the museum over that timespan.

 

Maxwell Street Days Poised For Big Year

Maxwell Street Days Poised For Big Year

The 2011 Maxwell Street Days Summer Sidewalk Sale is coming up Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 on State Street in downtown Madison.

This annual sidewalk sale and community event showcases Madison’s unique State Street and Capitol Square shopping district. For more than 35 years, Maxwell Street Days has provided bargains, culinary delights and music for more than 30,000 annual attendees. 

Shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants -- many locally owned -- offer deals on clothing, jewelry, gifts, artwork, music, books, toys, health and beauty items, food, drink and more in the family-friendly event.  

For a list of the vendors so far, see www.maxwellstreetdays.org.

Hours are Friday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

No Refuse, Recycling Collection Monday

No Refuse, Recycling Collection Monday

There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the city of Madison on Monday, July 4, due to the Independence Day holiday.

Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will have their material collected on Tuesday, July 5. Residents in Tuesday's refuse collection district will also have their material collected on July 5.

"Because of the double collection on Monday, July 5 it is important that residents have their material out by 7 a.m. to insure collection," Madison Recycling Coordinator George Dreckmann said in a news release.

Because of the holiday, the Streets Division's large item service may run a day late the week of July 4th. 

The city of Madison yard waste drop off sites will be open the following hours

City In Search Of Kids To Sell Items At Kids-To-Kids Garage Sale

City In Search Of Kids To Sell Items At Kids-To-Kids Garage Sale

The Madison Parks Division will host the Kids to Kids Garage Sale on Saturday, August 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Youth can reserve a space to sell their own items on the 100 Block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 

Individuals can sell items such as toys, games, dress-up attire, books, bikes, DVDs and other like items. 

There will be about 60 booths available. 

This is a great way to get rid of or find great deals on slightly used clothes, games, books, toys, electronics, puzzles, etc.  This event is free and open to the public.

For youth or parents of youth wishing to reserve a space to sell their items, please find more information at the Kids to Kids Garage Sale website at http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/kids/garageSale.cfm.

 

State Street Business Group Announce New Motorcycle Showcase Event

State Street Business Group Announce New Motorcycle Showcase Event

On the heels of the successful Cars on State Classic Car Show, the Greater State Street Business Association has announced a new event.

Motorcycles on State Custom & Classic Showcase will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Organizers hope to have up to 200 custom and classic motorcycles on display on State Street from the State Capitol to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. 

For event information, see www.motorcyclesonstate.com or call 608-512-1342.

Organizers are looking for custom and classic motorcycles, and hope to showcase Madison-area cycles in the show. 

To enter a cycle, see www.motorcyclesonstate.com to download an entry form. The entry deadline is Friday, July 15.