Thursday, March 13th @ 9:30 AM
Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship, Maersk Alabama, by a crew of Somali pirates. Based on a true story, the film focuses on the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. The two men are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips’ unarmed ship. In the ensuing standoff, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control. Run time is 134 minutes.
Coffee is ready at 9:00. Please call the library at 798-3881 to sign up.
PAINTINGS BY BARRY KOLBE
On display February 7th through March 28th
The Rosemary Garfoot Public Library is pleased to announce a new art exhibit by local artist, Barry Kolbe. Mr. Kolbe’s beautiful and idyllic renderings are reminiscent of paintings printed by the iconic Currier and Ives whose scenes were often depicted on calendars and Christmas cards. Mr. Kolbe, who began his art career at 17, was strongly influenced by this art and the love he and his Dad had for winter farm scenes. His preferred medium is oils, but he has also works with acrylics.
Mr. Kolbe taught high school mathematics for 42 years and during that time, he wrote custom software for the school. Today he is a math tutor and a substitute teacher.
Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group
Thursday, March 27th @ 6:00 PM
The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach
At our next meeting we will discuss Chad Harbach's inspiring and dazzling novel about America's pastime. Join us.
For more information call 798-3881.
School's Out Movie
Friday, March 28 - 1-2:45 PM
Having a staycation this year for Spring Break? Here's a fun family-friendly event at your local library, and it's FREE! Join us for Disney's latest animated feature film, Frozen. Winner of two Academy Awards last month, Best Animated Film, and Best Original Song, for Let it Go.
Please give us a quick call @ 798-3881or email to let us know how many of you will be coming - bring the whole family.
Tween/Teen Book Club
For ages 9-18
Thursday, April 3 - 4:15 - 5:00 PM
Handbook for Dragon Slayers
by Merrie Haskell
Thirteen-year-old Princess Matilda, whose lame foot brings fear of the evil eye, has never given much thought to dragons, attending instead to her endless duties and wishing herself free of a princess's responsibilities.
When a greedy cousin steals Tilda's lands, the young princess goes on the run with two would-be dragon slayers. Before long she is facing down the Wild Hunt, befriending magical horses, and battling flame-spouting dragons. On the adventure of a lifetime, and caught between dreams of freedom and the people who need her, Tilda learns more about dragons—and herself—than she ever imagined.
Merrie Haskell, author of The Princess Curse, presents a magical tale of transformation, danger, and duty, starring a remarkable princess as stubborn as she is brave.
All are welcome to join us for the book discussion. Snacks provided. For more information or to sign up please contact Catherine at 798-3881
Be Safe From Identity Theft
Monday, April 7th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
The Merry Mothers Homemakers Club, the Cross Plains Police Department, and the library are co-hosting a free program about identity theft. Join Officer Scott Kroetz of the Cross Plains Police Department and learn tips and procedures to keep yourself safe from identity thieves and other predators. Refreshments will be provided by Jodi’s Bar & Grill who has generously sponsored this free public program.
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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.