Art Exhibits at the Library
Stop by to see the beautiful work of two talented area artists!
January 3rd through March 4th
The Natural Landscape
Photographs by Nick Bristol
Boxes and Other Small Wooden Items
by Norm Dullum
School's Out Movie
Monday, January 23
1:00 - 2:45 PM
Kubo and the Two Strings
It's another movie day at the library! Join us for another stunning animated feature from Laika studios - from the creators of Coraline. Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father and his mystical weaponry, as well as discover his own magical powers. Recommended for ages 8 and older (some scary and dark scenes - parental judgement advised). For younger children we will show The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at the same time, in the Storytime Room. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Call the library at 798-3881 for more specific information about the movie, then give us your name and number of attendees and we will save some seats for you.
Free popcorn too!
Read to a Dog
Read to Chase!
Mondays, January 23, February 13, March 13
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.
NEW DATE for Films That Inform - Dig a Little Deeper
Join us for the first of a series of documentary films addressing some of today's important issues.
GrowthBusters - NEW DATE
Wednesday, January 25th @ 6:30 PM
"Our economic activity is at war with our planet." ~ Naomi Klein
This documentary film asks the most critical question of our time: How do we become a sustainable civilization? It takes a unique approach among modern environmental documentaries: Rather than dispensing facts about climate change; peak energy, food and water; and bio-diversity loss, it examines the cultural barriers that prevent us from acting rationally. For more information, click here.
Carpe Librum Book Group
Begin the New Year By Joining the Carpe Librum Book Group
From Page to Stage with Forward Theater Company
2017 Listening Session
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.
Our Winter Friends
Join us for Wigglers and Gigglers storytimes on Tuesdays at 10AM and Big Kids Booktimes on Thursdays at 10 AM, as we visit with our winter friends! 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.