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Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
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Adult Summer Library Reading Program – Win a Kindle Paperwhite!

The adult reading program ends this Friday, August 1st at 5:00 PM, so read ‘em if you got ‘em! The winner of the grand prize will be notified on Monday, August 4th. Keep your fingers crossed! Thank you to all 160 participants in this year’s program! We hope you discovered some great books!

See you at the library!

  For questions, call 798-3881 and ask for Kris or stop by the circulation desk.

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Youth Summer Library Program 2014

Fizz, Boom, Read!

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June 13 - August 2

Program schedule

 Congratulations . . .

to all readers who took part in the Summer Reading Program, on a job well done!

Your last chance to spin the prize wheel will be this Friday, Aug. 1st! Please remember to bring in your reading records, then join us at the Grand Finale Evening Pool Party on Saturday, August 2 at 6:00 PM at the Community Pool!!

** Remember you have until Aug.31 to complete your Read 50 for the 50th reading log. Then join us for a garden party on SEPTEMBER 13TH FROM 1-4!!


Carpe Librum Book Group

Thursday, July 31 @ 6:00 PM

Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie

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Join the Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group on Thursday, July 31 at 6:00 PM to discuss Sherman Alexie's poignant and poetic novel, Reservation Blues. Alexie spins the fictional tale of Robert Johnson's adventure at a new crossroads in a small town called Wellpinit, Washington. It is here that he comes to seek out Big Mom, a local medicine woman, and, in so doing, leaves his famous guitar in the hands of misfit storyteller Thomas Builds-the-Fire.



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!


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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.


eBook News

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.