Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region Online Course
It’s Not Too Late to Participate in Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region Online Course
This 4-week course features a new season each week through short lectures and activities covering Great Lakes weather, observed changes in the climate, and societal impacts of climate change. Along with sharing our passion for weather and climate, we’ll convey information from NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) Weather-Ready Nation initiative as well as findings from the recent National Climate Assessment and the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI). So if you missed week 1 (winter), register and join us at the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library on Thursdays, March 5, 12 and 19 for discussion.
Read more about the course and sign up here.
Educators can earn credit for this course - learn more
Read Together - Middleton-Cross Plains
Join the Cross Plains and Middleton Public Libraries in an exploration of Harper Lee's iconic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Many events are being planned in conjunction with the book and it's themes.
March 2 - April 30
Mockingbird Public Art Project
Drop by the library anytime between March 2 and April 30, to help create art panels that will be permanently displayed in the library. Each panel will reflect the prevalent themes of Justice, Courage and Respect, represented in To Kill a Mockingbird.
"You never really know a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. "
New Display - The Art of Flint Knapping
Flint knapping is the age-old art of making arrowheads and other edged stone tools. Gerry Goth, Town of Berry resident, has been flint knapping for many years, and we are happy to be hosting a display featuring several arrowheads Gerry has made and the tools he uses to create stone points. Stop by the library for a look, and you’ll see why flint knapping is considered an art.
March Morning Movie
Join us on March 12th at 9:30 AM for a much-talked about film that tells the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) the arts student he fell in love with while studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected from Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis Lou Gehrig’s disease at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Run time is 123 minutes. The coffee is ready at 9:00 AM!
Celebrate Houdini’s 140th birthday with us!
Tuesday, March 24th at 6:30 PM Community Rooms
Featuring WILLIAM PACK
Magician, Mentalist, Entertainer, Storyteller, Lecturer, Historian, and Author
Join us for an exciting look into the fascinating life of Houdini and the turn-of-the-century world that made him. Chicago-based magician, William Pack, will thrill us during this interactive storytelling program. Watch Houdini’s genius come to life as audience members participate in a recreation of some of the master magician’s tricks. Stay after for an informal Question and Answer session and browse Mr. Pack’s mini-museum of Houdini posters, pictures, and other amazing ephemera. There will also be a drawing for a Houdini biopic on DVD. Seating is limited, so please call 798-3881 to register now!
This is a “performance lecture”, a history-based lecture with magic, not a magic show. It is intended for adults, teens and families with older children (ages 10 and up). Younger children will not find the format engaging so we ask that people respect the age recommendations set forth by the performer.
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.