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Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
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Hours: Mon., Wed., Th. - 9-8 Tues., Fri. - 9-5 Sat. - 10-2, Sun. - closed

Library News

Library Closing

The library will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.


Carpe Librum Book Group

Thursday, August 27 @ 6:00 PM

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky

Book cover of Suite Francaise, Man and woman with suitcase, WWII era.

Join the Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group for a conversation about Irene Nemirovsky's epic French masterpiece discovered 62 years after it was written. Set during the Nazi occupation, this brilliant novel was authored during World War II and is especially poignant knowing Nemirovsky perished at Auschwitz.


Green Tuesdays

Chasing Ice title over beautiful background of glaciers, climber in the foreground.

Film – Chasing Ice

September 1st @ 6:30 PM

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment forNational Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. This is a “don’t miss” film!

Green Tuesdays Films & Lectures



It's Almost Time for the Friends Fall Used Book Sale!


Morning Movie

Thursday, September 10 @ 9:30 AM

Please call 798-3881 to sign up.

Main characters celebrating, smiling, walking in a procession in a fancy ballroom.

There’s more love and laughter as Sonny (Dev Patel) prepares to expand the “Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful” while planning his impending wedding to Sunaina (Tena Desae) in this sequel that reteams director John Madden and screenwriter Ol Parker. Back again are the all-star ensemble cast, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Bill Nighy, along with new arrival, Richard Gere.  Rated PG13. Run time is 123 minutes. Coffee is ready at 9:00 AM!


Marsha Schaeffer with grandson Drew who models cape she made, and mask.


Every Hero Has a Story

We heard and read about all sorts of heroes this summer. We met a few dog heroes, listened to some tales and songs about heroes, and even tried our hand at drawing superheroes and practicing sword fighting like professional actors. At our regular storytime programs we met a firefighter, teacher, physicians assistant, water librarian, and our own police chief! None of it would have been possible without your participation, and the help of many, many generous volunteers and supporters. Please take a moment to have a look at this list of our summer library program heroes.



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 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.