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Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
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Hours: Mon., Wed., Th. - 9-8 Tues., Fri. - 9-5 Sat. - 10-2, Sun. - closed

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Friends Fall Used Book Sale is September 19th and 20th

Children browse at book sale.


The Friends Fall Used Book Sale is scheduled for Friday, September 19th, 8AM-6PM and Saturday, September 20th, 8AM-2PM. Donations of gently used books, games, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, and hanging art are being accepted during library open hours prior to the sale. All proceeds from the sale are used to support library programming.

Find out about becoming a member of the Friends of the Library! Membership forms can be found at the circulation desk.


Joan Konyn’s Watercolors on Display

Watercolor painting of tow cranes standing among reeds in water.


Area watercolorist, Joan Konyn, opens a show this week of her beautiful watercolors. She has a degree in Clothing, Textiles, and Design, and spent many years doing fine sewing/tailoring, quilting, and counted cross stitch. Joan carried over that focus on tiny stitches into her watercolors which are finely detailed. Painting landscapes, flowers, birds and pets, Joan is often inspired by her rural Wisconsin surroundings. This show focuses on Joan’s fall themed work and will run through October 19th. Don’t miss it!


Carpe Librum Book Group

Thursday, September 25 @ 6:00 PM

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Book Cover - portrait of Malala Yousafzai, smiling.Join the Carpe Librum Book Group on Thursday, September 25 at 6:00 PM for a discussion of this year's "Go Big Read" selection, I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.






Morning Movie

Thursday, October 9th @ 9:30 AM

Father shows his young son an old black and white photo of a grey-haired man wearing glasses.

Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book, this film brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth ... things he couldn't possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event.

Please call 798-3881 to sign up!

The coffee is ready at 9:00 AM.


Green Tuesdays Film

The New Green Giants

October 7th @ 6:30 PM Vegetable garden in foreground, sun shining through trees in background.

Please use the side entrance.

The last ten years have seen a phenomenal explosion in the organic food movement as it has moved from niche market to mainstream. Today, it is the fastest growing segment of the food industry attracting all of the major food corporations. The New Green Giants looks at a number of these new and old organic corporations and shows how they are managing, or in some cases, failing to live up to the idealistic dreams first espoused by the back-to-the land folk of the late sixties and early seventies.

The documentary also looks at some of the bigger questions surrounding organic food. Is it really healthier? Is it truly organic? Is it possible to grow from a mom-and-pop operation to become a huge supplier of major grocery chains? Is it actually sustainable? Is it realistic to think the world can be fed organically? Join us and find out!


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.