Cooking with Huma - Samosas!
Saturday, January 26th
2:00 - 4:15 PM
Ages 16 and older
Huma Siddiqui is back to teach us how to prepare that most popular of Pakistani/Indian appetizers, the samosa, a delicious deep-fried pastry filled with spicy potatoes. She will also show us how to make Raiti, a yogurt, cumin, cilantro side sauce. To try your hand at making this perfect comfort food, call 798-3881 to sign up. Space is limited. Don't miss this free program!
Family Yoga Night
Monday, January 28 at 6:15 PM
Join little om BIG OM for a Fun Family Yoga Night! We'll use games and imaginative activities to move through yoga poses, breathing exercises and an awesome relaxation! Take some time with your most important loved ones on the mat to move, breathe, play and relax together! No yoga experience is required. Mats will be provided! Please let us know how many of you will come so that we can make sure we have enough space for all. Give us a call at 798-3881.
Thursday, February 14th
Please call 798-3881 to sign up for this free program!
The Wife interweaves the story of a couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later - a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. Adapted from the Meg Wolitzer novel of the same name, the film stars Glenn Close, winner of a Golden Globe Award for her performance, and Jonathan Pryce. Rated R. Run time is 1 hour, 40 minutes.
The coffee and breakfast treats are ready at 9:00!
Free Job Services Assistance Here!
Friday, February 15th
9:00 AM to Noon
Our Job Services Employment and Training Specialist is back to assist you. Get one-on-one help applying for unemployment benefits, resume writing, job search strategies, interview skills and more. Sign up for 30- or 60-minutes appointments by calling the library at 798-3881. Walk-ins are also welcome.
For immediate help with your questions, you can call Job Services of Wisconsin at 888-258-9966 or go to their website at jobcenterofwisconsin.com.
An Afternoon with Mare Chapman
Saturday, February 23
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Sign up is appreciated. Please call 798-3881.
Working with Chocolate
Truffles and Tartlets
Wednesday, March 20, 6:00-8:00
In this hands-on introduction to chocolate, Chef J. Miller, owner of Red Barn Catering, will teach the fundamentals of ganache and tempered chocolate. Then you'll use these skills to make Chocolate Truffles with various toppings and Chocolate Tartlets with piped chocolate garnishes. Class participants will be able to take anything they don't eat in class home. Find out more about Chef J. here.
Class size is limited. Ages 18 and older. Please call 798-3881 to sign up!
Featuring Luci Shirek
Although Luci is primarily known for her watercolor paintings, she also does beautiful work in oil, acrylic, and mixed media. This exhibit reflects the diversity and depth of her work.
Luci's show runs through March 15.
Friends Used Art Auction Donations
Seeking Donations for the 2019 Friends of the Library Amazing (Previously Owned) Silent Art Auction Fundraiser
The next Friends used art action is scheduled for May 2019. In order to make this an outstanding event, the Friends are asking for your donation of appealing art items. If you have art you love but no longer want, please consider donating it to the Friends of the Library. Donations of professional quality art in good condition - framed paintings, prints, lithographs, and photography, sculptures, jewelry, pottery, textiles, and glass – are accepted at the library throughout the year. Proceeds from the auction go to fund library programming and special projects. Donations are tax deductible.
Bidding will begin April 15th and end May 9th with a reception and announcement of the winning bids.
January 2019 Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group Selection
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.