Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group
Thursday, June 14th @ 9:30 AM
Coffee is ready at 9:00 AM!
Please call 798-3881 to sign up.
Lady Bird excavates both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against, but is exactly like, her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Rated R. Run time is 1 hr 35 min.
Get Free Job Services Help Here!
June 15th, 9:00 AM - Noon
A Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Job Service representative is at the library the third Friday of each month to provide one-on-one assistance with job searching, resume writing and editing, interview skills, etc. Call the library to make an appointment today! Walk-ins are also welcome!
Check out the Job Services website for information about current opportunities.
Read to a Dog
Read to Chase!
Mondays May 21 and June 18
From 4:00 to 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.
2018 Seed Exchange
It's time for the annual seed exchange, sponsored by the Cross Plains Garden Club. The exchange is for the gardener who wants to try new varieties, needs just a few seeds of this or that, or has seeds they cannot use and want to share. The rules are pretty simple - take some seeds, leave some seeds, don't be greedy, share with others. All seeds donated to the exchange must be labeled. If you need to keep the original seed package, put the donated seeds in a paper envelope (available at the library), and write what they are on the outside. We also have a free seed catalog exchange, so bring in the catalogs you're done with, pick up a couple of new ones, and continue to think spring!
Spring Storytime News
Ready for Spring - April 3 - May 24
Wigglers and Gigglers (for babies and toddlers) - Tuesdays @ 10
Big Kids Booktime (ages 3-5) - Thursdays @ 10
From weather, flowers and baby animals to farmer's market shopping season, we'll be celebrating all things spring in April and May. You can count on a storytime every Tuesday at 10 for babies and toddlers (our Wigglers and Gigglers program), and every Thursday at 10 for 3-5 year olds (Big Kids' Booktime). Hope you'll join the fun!
For a full list of programs see our Spring 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. Before you pack up you donations, please check out the list of items the Friends can and cannot accept.
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.
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.