- December 24 - closed
- December 25 - closed
- December 31 - library closes at noon
- January 1 - closed
Best wishes from the library staff for a healthy, safe and happy holiday season. Wishing you peace and time to read!
Library Patron Art Show
DECEMBER 9TH - JANUARY 31ST
Public reception will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 6-7:30 PM
Do you have a library card? If so, that’s your ticket to enter the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library Patron Art Show! Library patrons are invited to bring in one piece of self-created artwork for display at the library. You don’t have to be a professional artist to participate - dabblers are welcome! So select your best work, and share it with the rest of the community. Don’t miss this chance to show off your stuff!!! Questions? Call 798-3881, and ask for Kris. *This opportunity is open to all SCLS library card holders.
Thursday, December 12th @ 9:30 AM
Please call 798-3881 to sign-up.
Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Michael Walker, who, as a child, wished every day was Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for Christmas, despite encouragement from his playful wife (Connie Britton) and well intentioned parents (Kris Kristofferson and Fionnula Flanagan). But when his young son (Chandler Canterbury) faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick (Willie Nelson) gives Michael a gift that instills in him the courage to find the Christmas joy that he lost.
Coffee is ready at 9:00 AM!
Teen Book Club
Thursday, December 12 - 4:15 - 5:30 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. What follows is a wild ride you won't want to get off of.
After the book discussion we will be having our annual HOLIDAY COOKIE SWAP!
Please join us and bring a batch of your favorite cookies to share.
For more information or to sign up please contact Catherine
Tuesday, January 7 @ 6:30 PM
Vegucated is an award-winning documentary that follows three meat-and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Part science, part adventure story, this entertaining documentary showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of their journey as they ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.
Affordable Health Care Act
Start fact-finding here with some information about the Affordable Care Act. Trained Dane County Public Health staff will be available at the library on Monday, December 9th, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, to help individuals sign-up.
Managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HealthCare.gov is the primary website for information about the Health Insurance Marketplace and the Affordable Care Act.
You can find out more from their website or by calling 1-800-318-2596.
Please visit Madison Public Library's Affordable Care Act Resources page for information about services in Dane County.
Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group
Thursday, January 30@ 6 PM
The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
Join the Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group on Thursday, January 30 at 6 p.m. to discuss Asne Seierstad’s mesmerizing and intimate portrait of a brave man, Sultan Khan, who for more than thirty years, brought books to the people of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Please call 798-3881 for more information.
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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 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.