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Green Tuesdays Film

The New Green Giants

October 7th @ 6:30 PM

Please use the side entrance.

Vegetable garden in foreground, sun shining through trees in background.The last ten years have seen a phenomenal explosion in the organic food movement as it has moved from niche market to mainstream. Today, it is the fastest growing segment of the food industry attracting all of the major food corporations. The New Green Giants looks at a number of these new and old organic corporations and shows how they are managing, or in some cases, failing to live up to the idealistic dreams first espoused by the back-to-the land folk of the late sixties and early seventies.

The documentary also looks at some of the bigger questions surrounding organic food. Is it really healthier? Is it truly organic? Is it possible to grow from a mom-and-pop operation to become a huge supplier of major grocery chains? Is it actually sustainable? Is it realistic to think the world can be fed organically? Join us and find out!


Morning Movie

Thursday, October 9th @ 9:30 AM

Father shows his young son an old black and white photo of a grey-haired man wearing glasses.

Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book, this film brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth ... things he couldn't possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event.

Please call 798-3881 to sign up!

The coffee is ready at 9:00 AM.



Do you have art you love but no longer want? Please consider donating it to the Friends of the Library Silent Art Auction. The Friends are accepting ready-to-display fine arts & crafts – paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, jewelry, watercolors, ceramics, framed posters, etc. Donations are being accepted at the library now through October 17th. Bidding begins on October 20th and continues through November 13th during library hours. A reception will be held at the library on November 13th. Bidding closes at 7:15 PM and winners will then be announced. All proceeds benefit expanded programming for children, teens and adults.

See Program Flyer


Joan Konyn’s Watercolors on Display

Watercolor painting of tow cranes standing among reeds in water.


Area watercolorist, Joan Konyn, opens a show this week of her beautiful watercolors. She has a degree in Clothing, Textiles, and Design, and spent many years doing fine sewing/tailoring, quilting, and counted cross stitch. Joan carried over that focus on tiny stitches into her watercolors which are finely detailed. Painting landscapes, flowers, birds and pets, Joan is often inspired by her rural Wisconsin surroundings. This show focuses on Joan’s fall themed work and will run through October 19th. Don’t miss it!


Carpe Librum Book Group

Thursday, October 30 @ 6:00 PM

Canada by Richard Ford

Join the Carpe Librum Book Group on Thursday, October 30th at 6:00 PM for a discussion of Richard Ford’s novel, Canada. This profound masterwork is a story about innocence lost and reconciled, and the consoling, mysterious bonds of family.



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!


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 PageImage of White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland standing on an open book.

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.


eBook News

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.