Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Thursday, April 13th at 9:30 AM
Please call 798-3881 to sign up!
Academy Award winner, Casey Affleck, heads a powerhouse cast in this deeply moving film about a solitary janitor (Affleck) who is forced by unexpected circumstances to come to terms with his past in this unforgettabe journey of love, community, and hope. Also starring Michelle Willilams. Rated R. Run time is 137 minutes.
The coffee and treats are ready at 9:00 AM, so join us a little early!
Read to a Dog
Read to Chase!
Mondays: March 20, April 17 and May 15
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.
Introduction to Beekeeping - Free Class!
Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30 PM
Interested in beekeeping? It’s a steep learning curve, so study up before buying your first hives! Betsy True and Danny Aerts, hobbyist beekeepers in rural Middleton, will be here to discuss beekeeping basics and answer your questions. With many years of successful beekeeping between them, you don't want to miss this sweet chance to get some tips and learn about the pitfalls!
Please call 798-3881 to sign up!
Free Career Assistance from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
3rd Friday of Each Month from 9:00 AM to Noon
The library is happy to announce a new partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to offer one-on-one assistance with job searching, resume writing, interview skills, etc.
Assistance is by appointment only, so please call the library at 798-3881 to sign up!
This service is free and open to the public.
The Big Picture Speaker Series
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
with author, Dan Egan
Monday, April 24th at 6:00 PM
Author Dan Egan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter and two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, will be here to discuss his new book The Death and Life of the Great Lakes. Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent. This portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes blends the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face, and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.
Dan will provide a visual presentation in conjunction with his book dicussion. There will be an opportunity to purchase his book and get it signed after the presentation. Please click here for more information.
New Art Exhibit!
Plein Air Painting in the Wisconsin Landscape
Paintings by artists associated with the
Dane Conty Plein Air Painter's Association (DCPAPA)
The term "plein air" derives from the French word for open-air and refers to painting outdoors on location. From April through November DCPAPA members have outings at various parks, natural areas, or other locations where they meet, paint, and enjoy getting to know each other. DCPAPA is an informal, non-competitive group that welcomes painters from beginners to professionals. For information about the DVPAPA, visit the group’s online blog at pleinairdaneco.blogspot.com.
Exhibit runs through April 30th
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.
Join our Team of Summer Teen Volunteers
This summer we will be working together with the summer library program theme, "Build a Better Community, Build a Better World." All students, ages 12 to 18 are invited to apply for a volunteer position. Pick up an application form at the front desk at the library, or print out a form and drop it off at your convenience!
Summer Teen Volunteer Application
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.