Make and Take Thumbprint Bookmark
Through 3/17 or while supplies last!
Join us at the library and find out how your thumbprint bookmark will bring you the "Luck 'O the Irish!"
Family Fort Night
Monday, March 25 - 6:00 - 7:45 PM
Spring Break Kickoff Family Event
Having a staycation for spring break this year? We've got you covered with this fun family campout right in the library.
Find your campsite anywhere in the library! Sheets and clips will be available or bring your own materials/supplies for building your fort. Flashlights, "Walking S'Mores" and waffles for Waffle Day (!) will be available at "base camp" to help set the mood. Catherine will be on hand to help you find books to read in your fort. All are welcome - bring the whole family!
Dive Deep in Great Lakes Shipwrecks
Thursday, March 28 - 2:00 PM
Come join Anne Moser, of the Wisconsin Water Library and dive deep into Lake Michigan to explore the shipwreck The Silver Lake. We will transform into marine archeologists and learn about the fated voyage of the scow schooner that went down in the waters near Sheboygan. Sea shanties and shipwreck art included!
For ages 7 and older.
Call 798-3881 or stop by the library to sign up!
How to Prevent Basement Flooding
Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 PM
Plese call 798-3881 to sign up!
Over the past 6 years, the experts at Project Home have corrected water runoff issues for numerous homeowners and they want to share this information with you! With a little bit of planning, a few rules and some basic landscaping tools, this is a problem most homeowners can address on their own (or with a few extra hands). NO LARGE MACHINERY required! Let instructor and Project Home Outreach Manager, Jason Hafeman, help you keep your basement dry this spring, summer and in the years ahead.
This program is co-sponsored by the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library and the State Bank of Cross Plains.
Read to a Dog
Mondays, March 18, April 15, May 13
Between 4:00 and 5:30 PM
Chase, is a Collie/Australian Cattle Dog mix. He loves kids and snuggling and loves to be read to. This program is for all ages of children, and is particularly valuable for reluctant readers. Yet another great way to get some reading in over the summer months.
Stop by the service desk, or call 608-798-3881 to sign up for a 15 minute time slot, for your reader.
Chase's story has been published! Check it out.
Free Job Services Assistance Here!
Friday, April 19
10:00 AM to Noon
The Library has partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to offer one-on-one assistance with job searching, resume writing, interview skills and more! Jennifer Seese, DWD, is at the library the third Friday of the month from 10:00-noon. Community members are invited to stop in the library during these times to receive help with their specific career development needs. The meeting times are first come, first served, or by appointment by calling the library at 798-3881.
Information about the next on-site hiring events can be found here. Job Services is also offering a class series, Writing for the Workplace, from March 25 through April 26. Anyone looking for help with their career is encouraged to take part in these opportunities. If you need immediate help with your questions, you can call Job Services of Wisconsin at 888-258-9966 or go to their website at jobcenterofwisconsin.com.
Decoding the Driftless - a documentary
Monday, April 22nd
Glacier Creek Middle School Cafetorium
2800 Military Rd, Cross Plains, WI
SIGN UP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS FREE PROGRAM!
Call 798-3881 or contact Kris at email@example.com to reserve your seat!
Doors Open at 6:00 PM
Film at 6:30 PM
Celebrate Earth Day by joining us for the free screening of what the Wisconsin State Journal calls, "A Film to Knock People's Socks Off"! Enjoy a wild ride of adventure from the air, ground, water, and a secret underworld as leading scientists, local guides, and area enthusiasts reveal their passion for, and knowledge of, the Driftless. Learn why the beautiful region we live in is the only "island driftless region" in the world. After the film, award-winning co-producer, George Howe, will join us for a Q&A. Click on our links to learn more about the film and the driftless area. Funding for this film is provided by the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library and a Beyond the Page National Endowment for the Humanities grant with special thanks to the Madison Community Foundation. Our partners are the Gateway to the Driftless organization, the Black Earth Public Library, and the Mazomanie Free Library.
Featuring Luci Shirek
Although Luci is primarily known for her watercolor paintings, she also makes beautiful art in oil, acrylic, and mixed media. This exhibit reflects the diversity and depth of her work. Find out more about Luci here.
Luci's show runs through March 22.
Friends Used Art Auction Fundraiser
Join us for Wigglers and Gigglers (babies and toddlers) storytimes every Tuesday at 10, and Big Kids Booktime every Thursday at 10.
Materials Donations to the Library
The Friends of the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library are asking for donations of gently used books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, and games to be sold at their book sales. Before you pack up you donations, please check out the list of items the Friends can and cannot accept.
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.
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.