July Carpe Librum Pick - "Circling the Sun"
Get ready to Build a Better World, Build a Better Community this summer
Summer Reading Program 2017 begins on June 12th!
Our theme this summer is Build a Better World, Build a Better Community. We will partner with Habitat for Humanity and earn community dollars with our reading to support this great organization that helps build homes for families in need. We have many fun programs to share with you this summer. Read all about it in our program brochure.
Register for the summer program by just choosing one of the following options:
1. Keep track of how many books you read.
2. Keep track of how many pages you read.
3. Keep track of how much time you read.
Tween Book Club
Monday, July 24th @ 2:00
Project Mulberry, by Linda Sue Park
Have you ever had to do a project for school or a club that you really didn't want to do? Most of us have had to do that – but what if you considered not doing it? That's the decision Julia Song has to make in Linda Sue Park's book Project Mulberry. Julia and her best friend Patrick have done great projects together in the past, but when their current project involves raising silk worms and making something from the silk they create. Julia, whose family is from Korea, feels that the project may be too Korean and not American enough. Now Julia must decide whether she will do the project and possibly win the blue ribbon at the state fair, or refuse and lose her best friend Patrick. This hilarious, thought-provoking book will make you think about where you come from and how important it is to never forget our heritage.
For ages 9 and older. Join us to discuss the book and have some snacks. Sign up at the summer program desk. Get your copy of the book at the circulation desk. Contact Catherine with questions, 608-798-3881.
A Community Conversation - Timebanking
Build a better community! Learn ways to strengthen community, and get to know your community neighbors. Join us on Wednesday, August 2nd, 7:00 PM at Crossroads Coffeehouse, Cross Plains, when Gary Messinger, Outreach Coordinator for the Dane County Timebank, will discuss Timebanking. Find out how you, your organization, business, family, and friends can reap the rewards, financial and community-related, by using a system of non-monetary resource sharing. This is a partnership program sponsored by the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library and Crossroads Coffeehouse.
The Great American Eclipse
Thursday, August 17th
Please call 798-3881 to sign up!
On August 21st, the United States will experience a total exlipse of the sun for the first time since 1979. Astronomy Educator, John Heasley, of Driftless Stargazing LLC will be here to tell us everything we need to know about this long-awaited event! Also, get a free pair of ISO Ceritfied Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses to keep (while they last)!
This program is free and open to all ages.
Free Career Assistance from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce
Third Friday of Each Month from 9:00AM-Noon
August 18th is the next opportunity!
The library has partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to offer one-on-one assistance with job searching, resume writing, interview skills, etc. Individual assistance is by appointment only, so please call the library at 798-3881 to sign up!
In addition to individual assistance, the DWD is a number of July Professional Development Workshops at the Aberg Avenue location. Check it out here and here. Call the Job Center Monday through Friday at 608-242-4900, 7:45AM to 4:30PM, for more information.
This service is free and open to the public!
The Art of Seed Saving
Thursday, August 24th
Seed saving can be a fun and rewarding activity that is family-friendly and helps introduce the next generation to the love of gardening!
Certified Master Gardener, Deb Pienkowski, a volunteer from the Dane County UW-Extension, will focus this presentation on saving vegetable seeds, as well as many flower varieties.
The program is free and open to all ages. Please call 798-3881 to sign up!
Life Foundation - Empower the Workforce
How about fresh air, camaraderie and an endorphin kick? Join the Life Foundation for a lunchtime boost.
Build a Better World . . . Build a Better Community
We have some great summer story time programs in store for you, many provided by special guest presenters. This summer we will combine our babies and toddlers and preschool programs. Join us, every Thursday @ 10 AM, from June 15 - July 22, for "Everybody Storytime"!
Mark your calendars now so you don't miss out on the fun!
Summer Storytime 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.
Join our Team of Summer Teen Volunteers
This summer we will be working together with the summer library program theme, "Build a Better Community, Build a Better World." All students, ages 12 to 18 are invited to apply for a volunteer position. Pick up an application form at the front desk at the library, or print out a form and drop it off at your convenience!
Summer Teen Volunteer Application
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.