Tween Book Group
Monday, October 10th 4:00-5:00 PM
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
“Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who’s determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship — and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways”. – GoodReads.com
Stop by the library for a copy and sign up for the book club.
For more information contact Catherine at 608-798-3881.
Why We Love the Green Bay Packers
Wednesday, October 12th at 6:00 PM
Please call 798-3881 to sign up.
This program is free and open to the public. All ages welcome!
Join author Jim Rice for an informative and entertaining presentation about the history of the NFL's most successful franchise! From the great games and players to special moments, Jim's presentation includes hundreds of photos of old football cards, newspapers, magazines, and other memorabilia.
Jim's books will be available for sale and signing.
Thursday, October 13th
Coffee and treats are ready at 9:00 AM so join us a little early!
Please call 798-3881 to sign up!
Sometimes love takes you where you never expected to go. Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) lived in the English countryside. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test when she faces her newest career challenge: as caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Sam Claflin). Now wheelchair-bound from an accident, Will has all but given up. That is, until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living. Based on the New York Time bestseller by Jo Jo Moyes. Rated PG-13. Run time is 110 minutes.
Read to a Dog
Monday, October 17
Between 4:00 and 5:30 PM
Chase, our new reading dog, is a Collie/Australian Cattle Dog mix. He loves kids and snuggling and loves to be read to. Chase worked at another library before he moved to this area and he misses his job. Let's give him a warm welcome and show him how much we appreciate our reading dogs here at the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library. This program is for all ages of children, and is particularly valuable for reluctant readers.
Chase has a very interesting story of his own. His owner, Jenny, wrote a chapter about him in the book Love, Animals & Miracles, by Dr. Bernie Siegel & Cynthia Hurn. Read his story here.
Sign up for a 15 minute reading appointment with Chase by calling the library at 608-798-3881.
Free Card Making Classes
Wednesday, October 19th
10:00 AM and 6:00 PM
Join us for this fun card making class! Let your creative side shine through with the use of embellishments and pretty papers. Two class times - different cards each class! All supplies are furnished. Click here for details.
Documentary Film - Anthropocene
Monday, October 24th @ 6:00 PM
Please call 798-3881 to sign up.
Find out why scientists think we have left the Holocene epoch and have entered into a new geologic age where the planet is shaped more by mankind than by nature and what this may mean for the future. With archival footage, award-winning stills, and interviews, ANTHROPOCENE proposes a common secular narrative for mankind, but leaves viewers to decide how we should write the ending. Run time 97 mins.
Help With Your Gadgets
Is technology not your best friend?
Would you like some help with your computer or device? Starting October 3rd Gadget Guy, Solomon Wankerl, will be at the library on Monday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM to give you a hand. Walk-ins are welcome.
The library also provides basic computer instruction and assistance by appointment during daytime hours. Please call Kris at 798-3881 for more information or to make an appointment.
Sorry, but we are unable to troubleshoot or fix hardware problems.
Dog Days of Summer
Photographs by Steve Dahlgren, Dog Grin Photography
August 15th through October 14th
The library is currently exhibiting Madison photographer, Steve Dahlgren's fabulous portraits of dogs. His talent and love of dogs is evident in his work, resulting in images that truly capture each dog’s personality. Steve owns Dog Grin Photography along with his wife, Rose, and has shown his work at several Madison locations. Join us as we celebrate “man’s best friend”!
Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group
Green Thumbs Needed!
Please consider volunteering an hour or two a week to help us maintain the library gardens. The only requirement for this opportunity is your enthusiasm for gardening! For questions, please call Kris at 798-3881.
A Call for Books, DVDs, CDs, and Puzzles
The Friends of the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library are asking for donations of gently used books, DVDs, CDs, and puzzles to be sold at their book sales. Please drop your items off at the library during open library hours, and let us know if you want a tax receipt. Proceeds from the sales are used to support programming and special projects.
No text books, Time/Life series books or encyclopedia sets, please.
Art Donations Now Accepted!
Delicious Stories: Get an Appetite for Reading
Join us for Wigglers and Gigglers storytimes on Tuesdays and Big Kids Booktimes on Thursdays, as we cook up some tasty tales! Schedule Here
Get Your Cap Times Here!
The library now carries the weekly Cap Times. Stop by each week, and get your free copy
Library is Local Drop-off Site for the Mazomanie Food Pantry
When you return your library materials, don’t forget to bring in a non-perishable item for the food pantry. Your donations are much needed and greatly appreciated! No expired or previously opened food, please.
Open Music Jam
Do you have a guitar gathering dust? Are you a harmonica player without a band? Don’t play an instrument, but like to sing or simply listen? Stop by the library on Thursday nights at 6:00 and join other area musicians in a weekly music jam! From beginner to way good, all abilities welcome!
Beyond the Page
Join the Beyond the Page campaign, a joint effort of the Dane County Library Service and the Madison Community Foundation to create a permanent endowment that will support humanities programming in all 28 public libraries in Dane County – forever. Please help support our library's access to funding for future programs.
- Learn more here
- Listen to an interview about the campaign with Tom Linfield of the Madison Community Foundation, Verona Public Library's former director, Brian Simons, and NPR's Kathleen Dunn.
- Read WISC Editorial Director Neil Heinen's editorial about the campaign.
The library system's Overdrive eBook collection is now compatible with the Kindle, Nook, and Reader as well as other mobile devices. To get started right away go to the Digital Download Center.