HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN!
Friday, October 28 (No School Day)
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Dress up like your favorite Harry Potter character, bring a carved pumpkin, and think of a good password to convince the lady in the portrait that you belong in the Great Hall at Hogwarts. Join us for a step back in time to the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, test your memory with a trivia quiz, enter the contests for best costume and best pumpkin carving, and enjoy some treats from the trolley!
This event has been planned by a group of Harry Potter enthusiasts who attend local schools, but wish they attended Hogwarts.
Tween Book Group
Monday, November 7
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Hour of the Bees
by Lindsay Eagar
Things are only impossible if you stop to think about them. . . .
While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina — Carol — is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she’s never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible — and what it means to be true to her roots. Readers who dream that there’s something more out there will be enchanted by this captivating novel of family, renewal, and discovering the wonder of the world. – GoodReads.com
Get a copy of the book at the circulation desk. Or call 608-798-3881 to sign up.
Introducing...The Essential P.T. Barnum
Monday, November 7th at 6:30 PM
This program is intended for teens and adults.
Please call 798-3881 to sign up.
Years before he revolutionized the circus, P.T. Barnum was the most famous man in the world. Magician, Mentalist, Entertainer, and Storyteller William Pack reveals the amazing life of P.T.Barnum through storytelling and recreations of historical sideshow performances.
HEAR the life lessons that shaped this great American showman, MEET the extraordinary people that changed his life, and EXPERIENCE the wonders of his American museum.
This is a free program made possible by a Beyond the Page mini-grant.
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.
Help With Your Gadgets
Is technology not your best friend?
Would you like some help with your computer or device? Starting October 3rd Gadget Guy, Solomon Wankerl, will be at the library on Monday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM to give you a hand. Walk-ins are welcome.
The library also provides basic computer instruction and assistance by appointment during daytime hours. Please call Kris at 798-3881 for more information or to make an appointment.
Sorry, but we are unable to troubleshoot or fix hardware problems.
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.