HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN!
Friday, October 28 (No School Day)
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Dress up like your favorite Harry Potter character, bring a carved pumpkin, and think of a good password to convince the lady in the portrait that you belong in the Great Hall at Hogwarts. Join us for a step back in time to the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, test your memory with a trivia quiz, enter the contests for best costume and best pumpkin carving, and enjoy some treats from the trolley!
This event has been planned by a group of Harry Potter enthusiasts who attend local schools, but wish they attended Hogwarts.
Tween Book Group
Monday, November 7
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Hour of the Bees
by Lindsay Eagar
Things are only impossible if you stop to think about them. . . .
While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina — Carol — is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she’s never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible — and what it means to be true to her roots. Readers who dream that there’s something more out there will be enchanted by this captivating novel of family, renewal, and discovering the wonder of the world. – GoodReads.com
Get a copy of the book at the circulation desk. Or call 608-798-3881 to sign up.
Read to a Dog
Mondays, November 14 and December 12
Between 4:00 and 5:30 PM
Chase, our new reading dog, is a Collie/Australian Cattle Dog mix. He loves kids and snuggling and loves to be read to. Chase worked at another library before he moved to this area and he misses his job. Let's give him a warm welcome and show him how much we appreciate our reading dogs here at the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library. 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.
Delicious Stories: Get an Appetite for Reading
Join us for Wigglers and Gigglers storytimes on Tuesdays and Big Kids Booktimes on Thursdays, as we cook up some tasty tales! Schedule Here
Library Kids Who Care
Please read and share our behavior guidelines with your children.
Are you about to embark on a new adventure like potty training your child? There is help waiting for you in the Parent Zone of our children's department. Take a look at the variety of resources this special collection has to offer.