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Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
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Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friday, May 1 - 8 AM to 6 PM

Saturday, May 2 - 8 AM to 2 PM

Don't miss the fun and fabulous Friends of the Library book sale. There will be plenty of bargains and choices for all types of readers. There will also be a great selection of CDs and DVDs, and more! While you are here, don't miss our selection of comic books for Free Comic Book Day - choose and take one home for free!

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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

Illustration of mockingbird in a hand, and title, To Kill a Mockingbird

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.


Book cover illustration of silhouette of girl looking up at mocking bird, on a tree branch.

"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. "


Scenes from To Kill a Mockingbird

Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 PM

Event Poster: "Scenes from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Richard Ganoung as Atticus Finch"


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.


Green Tuesdays

May 5th at 6:30 PM

A Fierce Green Fire: the battle for a living planet.


Join us for A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet, the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling 20,000 tons of toxic waste at Love Canal; from Green peace saving the whales to Chico Mendes and the rubbertappers saving the Amazon; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization…the film tells vivid stories about people fighting – and succeeding – against enormous odds. Run time is 101 minutes.


Morning Movie

Thursday, May 14th at 9:30 PM

Please call 798-3881 to sign up.

Superhero birdman costume on a man.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Join us for this year’s Oscar winner for Best Film and Best Director! When a has-been movie superhero (Michael Keaton) risks everything to try to become a credible Broadway actor, he faces harsh critics, a deranged alter ego, his estranged daughter (Emma Stone), and a difficult stage star (Edward Norton). Also starring Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis.

119 minutes


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 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.