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Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
2107 Julius St. Cross Plains, WI 53528 ph. 608-798-3881 fax 608-798-0196 email:
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Hours: Mon., Wed., Th. - 9-8 Tues., Fri. - 9-5 Sat. - 10-2, Sun. - closed

Library News

Library Closing

The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27th. The staff of the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library is most thankful for our wonderful patrons! We wish you all a peaceful holiday.


Call for Artists


Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group

December 3 @ 6:00 PM

Join us on December 3rd at 6:00 PM to discuss Evergreen, a deeply moving novel about the redemptive poser of love. Written by former Wisconsinite, Rebecca Rasmussen, this haunting and vivid tale will take you on an unforgettable journey.

Book cover with graphic stencil images of pine trees, a bird, broken heart and cabin. Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen


Holiday Make & Take

Pearl Bracelet & Earrings

Tuesday, December 8

Black and white pearl bracelet.

Think you might want to give beading a try but don't want to invest in all the tools? On Tuesday, December 8th, Judy Arawinko will teach a basic bead stringing class and help you create a beautiful strung pearl bracelet with a matching set of earrings. You can select from different closures and all the tools and supplies are provided. This would make a wonderful gift! The class is free, but space is very limited. Please call 798-3881 to sign up. This class is for adults 18 and older.


Morning Movie

Thursday, December 10 at 9:30 AM

Community Rooms

I'll See You In My Dreams movie poser w/Blythe Danner, wearing a straw hat.

Please call 798-3881 to sign up. Free and open to the public.

December’s movie is a vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film about a widow and former songstress who discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol (Blythe Danner) decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman). Rated PG13. Run time is 1 hours, 35 minutes. The coffee is hot at 9:00 AM!


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 PageImage of White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland standing on an open book.

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.