Tween Book Group
Monday, Dec. 5th: 4:00 - 6:15 PM
The True Meaning of Smekday
by Adam Rex
When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or “Smekday” Eve since the Boov invasion), 11 year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her. She meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her and save the planet from disaster. This book has been universally enjoyed by readers of all ages! All are welcome.
*After the book discussion we will have our annual HOLIDAY COOKIE SWAP! And watch the Dreamworks movie: Home
4:00 - Book Discussion
4:30 - Cookie Swap
4:40 - 6:15 - Movie
Please join us, and bring a batch of your favorite cookies to share. Anyone is welcome to join us for any or all parts of the program.
Copies of the book are available at the service desk, please sign up there – or contact Catherine at 798-3881 or
Thursday, December 8th, 9:30 AM
Read to a Dog
Mondays, November 14 and December 12
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.
Carpe Librum Book Group
Begin the New Year By Joining the Carpe Librum Book Group
Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group
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.
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.