Green Tuesdays Discussion
Natural Burial & Green Cemeteries
Tuesday, October 6th @ 6:30 PM
Learn about the roots of conventional burial practices in the U.S., how they differ from customs around the world, and how these practices impact the environment. Shedd Farley, facilitator for the Natural Path Sanctuary at the Farley Center for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability in Verona, will be here to provide historical context for current day burial customs and review the environmental impacts of embalming, burial, and cremation. In addition, he’ll share more environmentally friendly alternatives - including natural burial and green cemeteries - that are springing up around the country, and review our options here in Dane County.
Thursday, October 8th @ 9:30 AM
Please call 798-3881 to sign up.
We will be screening a terrific legal drama which tells the story of big-city lawyer, Hank Palmer (Robert Downy Jr.), who returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. This is a tour de force for Downey and Duvall. The coffee is ready at 9:00 AM!
Get in the Mood for Halloween
Wednesday, October 14 @ 7:00 PM
The Haunting: A Unique Spooky, Scary Suspense Show
This program is for teens and adults only. Please, no children.
On Wednesday, October 14th at 7:00 PM, William Pack, magician, mentalist, and entertainer, will be at the library to provide an interactive performance of spine-tingling horror stories, true eerie history, and inexplicable supernatural occurrences. The program includes unique, frightening events from ghostly storytelling to authentic recreations of 19th Century séances. Pack’s book, The Essential Edgar Allan Poe, will be available for sale and signing. Pack has previously entertained audiences at the library with the true stories of master magician Harry Houdini. Please call 798-3881 to sign-up. Seating is limited. The program is free.
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 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.