Earth Day Celebration
Tuesday, April 22 @ 3:30
Come listen to stories from our environmental picture book collection while you decorate grocery bags with your own artwork and message about the importance of recycling. We'll give the bags to Terry's Piggly Wiggly to help shoppers remember the importance of saving trees.
Locally produced snacks provided by the Willy Street Co-op!
Sign up by calling 798-3881.
Friends Spring Book Sale
The Spring Friends of the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library Book Sale will run Friday, May 2nd, 8 AM to 6 PM and Saturday, May 3rd, 8 AM to 2 PM. The sale, which is being held in the community room, includes a terrific selection of gently used books, DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMs, audiobooks, puzzles, and more!
The Friends of the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library is a non-profit, tax-deductible organization that provides financial support to the local library for programs, events, and materials not covered in the library’s tax-based budget. Proceeds of this sale are used to supplement the Summer Reading Program.
Hope to see you there!
Something's Fishy at the Library
The focus is on fish at the library as we host the work of two exciting local artists. Mark Zempel, Black Earth, a fishing guide and professional photographer, is exhibiting a series of gorgeous photographs depicting fish and fishing. Kyle’s photography hasbeen featured a number of times in The Fly Fish Journal and Eastern Fly Fishing magazine. In addition to his photography, Kyle is currently launching his guiding outfit, Black Earth Angling Co.
Steve Field, award-winning woodcarver and Cross Plains resident, has a number of beautiful life-like fish carvings on display. Steve is a self-taught woodcarver who taught woodcarving at MATC and competes in the open or masters class in local and national competitions. His work has been featured by the magazine, Woodcarving Illustrated.
The show runs through May 30th.
The Power of 50 Poetry Contest
April is National Poetry Month, and we've got something for you to write about. This year, the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library is celebrating our 50th anniversary. Here's your chance to use your creativity and be a part of the celebration. Your poem will be part of a commemorative book, and your name will be entered in a prize drawing. Poets of all ages are encouraged to participate!
Once again the Cross Plains Garden Club is sponsoring a seed exchange at the library. Gardeners who enjoy trying new varieties of flowers, herbs, or vegetables are invited to participate.
When you bring your extra seeds to the Library, please note all seeds must be labeled. If you need the original package, put the seeds in a paper envelope, labeled with the variety. Do not use plastic as it can trap moisture.
Seed catalogs are also available.
The exchange runs through June 1st.
Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group
Thursday, April 24th @ 6:00 PM
Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter
At our next meeting we will discuss Jess Walter's powerful novel of hope, love and loss. Join us.
For more information call 798-3881.
Tuesday May 6th @ 6:30 pm
Join us for an award-winning documentary about, Tim DeChristopher, the student who monkey-wrenched the 2008 fraudulent Bureau of Land Management Oil and Gas Auction. Bidding $1.8 million to save 22,000 acres of pristine Utah wilderness surrounding Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, with no intention to pay or drill, Tim brought the auction to a halt. Although the auction was invalidated by the federal government, Tim was indicted on two federal felonies and served time in federal prison. This film recounts Tim’s journey from economics student to incarcerated felon.
Please call 798-3881 to sign up.
May 8th @ 9:30 AM
Please call 798-3881 to sign up
Join us for Woody Allen's latest comedy-drama starring academy award winner Cate Blanchett, as Jasmine, a troubled former Manhattanite who moves to San Francisco to live with her sister after her wealthy husband divorces her. Jasmine ricochets between the tumultuous acceptance of her new limitations and the dreams of reclaiming her past life's glamour. Join a powerful cast for an intimate portrayal of the battle between fantasy and reality which rages within us all. Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., and Bobby Cannavale co-star. Run time 98 minutes. Coffee is ready at 9:00 AM.
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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.