Tween Book Club
Monday, February 26th, 4 - 5:00 PM
Full Cicada Moon
by Marilyn Hilton
It's 1969, and the Apollo 11 mission is getting ready to go to the moon. But for half-black, half-Japanese Mimi, moving to a predominantly white Vermont town is enough to make her feel alien. Suddenly, Mimi's appearance is all anyone notices. She struggles to fit in with her classmates, even as she fights for her right to stand out by entering science competitions and joining Shop Class instead of Home Ec. And even though teachers and neighbors balk at her mixed-race family and her refusals to conform, Mimi’s dreams of becoming an astronaut never fade—no matter how many times she’s told no.
This historical middle-grade novel is told in poems from Mimi's perspective over the course of one year in her new town, and shows readers that positive change can start with just one person speaking up.
Snacks provided, come and get your copy of the book at the service desk.
Thursday, March 8th at 9:30 AM
Marshall is a bio-pic based on the early career of Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall. The film follows the young lawyer (Chadwick Boseman) as he and Jewish colleague, Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad) try a high profile case in a climate of racism and anti-Semitism. This case and the partnership with Friedman served as a template for Marshall's creation of the NAACP legal defense fund. Run time is 118 minutes. Rated PG-13. Hot coffee and treats are ready at 9:00 AM! This film is free and open to the public.
Please call 798-3881 to sign up!
Himalayan Singing Bowl Demonstration
Monday, March 12th
Mark Richardson, Certified Vibration Sound Therapist, will provide an introduction to vibrational therapy/sound healing and a demonstration of Himalayan Singing Bowls for relaxation, meditation, and healing in an interactive setting. Click here for more information.
This program is free, but seating is limited, so please call 798-3881 to sign up!
Read to a Dog
Read to Chase!
Monday, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21
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.
Spring Break Family Book Group
Monday, March 26th - 6:30 - 7:30 PM
School's Out - Start your spring break with a discussion of the Newbery Award winning classic novel
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
* * There will be a drawing for 4 free tickets to the new Disney movie, opening in theaters March 9th * *
The first 12 families to sign up will get a free copy of the book.
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract". - GoodReads.com
Sign up and get your free copy of the book at the Circulation Desk at the library, or call 798-3881.
Cooking with Chef J. Miller
Wednesday, March 28th: 2-3:30 (ages 4-8, children under 7 will need a grown-up helper)
Thursday, March 29th: 2-3:30 (ages 9 and up)
Join Chef J. Miller of RedBarn Catering and make a variety of tasty sweet and savory tartlets from scratch. Explore different flavor combinations, like Pears & Rosemary, Goat Cheese & Honey, Strawberries & Vanilla, and many more! Captivate all the senses in this fun introduction to cooking.
Participants with dietary restrictions welcome. Please specify restriction upon registration. Please call 798-3881 to register!
Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group
Patchwork Folk Art
Textile Art by Laurie Bragg-Valaskey
Local textile artist, Laurie Bragg-Valaskey, uses quilting and applique techniques to tell her favorite stories with fabric. Influenced by both folk and modern art, Laurie’s fabric art is inspired by old family photos, the natural world, and her own photography. Come in for a peek into Laurie's world!
The exhibit runs now through March 31st.
Winter Storytime News
Stories to Keep Us Moving - January 9 - March 29
Wigglers and Gigglers (for babies and toddlers) - Tuesdays @ 10
Big Kids Booktime (ages 3-5) - Thursdays @ 10
This winter we'll be moving and grooving with stories and songs about, trucks, trains, buses and even our own two feet. We'll have some special programs too, including a story time on January 18th at Milestone Senior Living, and special guest Renee Frey from Musical Pathways on January 25th.
For a full list of programs see our Winter 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. 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.
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.