Free Career Assistance from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce
Third Friday of Each Month from 9:00AM-Noon
October 20th is the next in-library opportunity!
Come to the library and sit down with a Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development representative to get one-on-one assistance with job searching, resume writing, interview skills, etc. Individual assistance is by appointment only, so please call the library at 798-3881 to sign up!
For October Hiring Events, go here and here. Also, check out their new website at https://www.scwijobs.com/ to find out more.
Services are free and open to the public!
Read to a Dog
Read to Chase!
Mondays - Oct 23, Nov 20 & Dec 18
Between 4:00 and 5:30 PM
Chase, our reading dog, is a Collie/Australian Cattle Dog mix. He loves kids and snuggling and loves to be read to. 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.
Cooking With Huma
Monday, October 23rd at 6:30 PM
Huma Siddiqui is an author, cooking instructor, and former host of aweekly cooking show who has a passion for cooking great food and bringing family and friends together. She will be at the library to show us how to prepare Pakistani Karahi Chicken, Cumin Rice and Raita, This program is for adults and teens. Space and supplies are limited, so registration is required for this event. Please call 798-3881 to sign up.
Special Holiday Music Program!
Wednesday, Nov 8th at 6:30 PM
Join us for a little holiday music provided by the Madison Flute Choir!
This program is free, and everyone is invited!
Registration is encouraged. Please call 798-3881.
Fall Storytime News
Let's Go! - September 7 - December 21
Wigglers and Gigglers (for babies and toddlers) - Tuesdays @ 10
Big Kids Booktime (ages 3-5) - Thursdays @ 10
This fall we'll be taking "field trips" to fun places through stories and songs, right in our storytime room. Join us on Thursday, September 7 when guest presenter Dana Fuhrman will take us out to the "Ball Game".
For a full list of programs see our Fall Story Time Schedule.
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.
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.