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Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
2107 Julius St. Cross Plains, WI 53528 ph. 608-798-3881 fax 608-798-0196 email:
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Hours: Mon., Wed., Th. - 9-8 Tues., Fri. - 9-5 Sat. - 10-2, Sun. - closed

Library News

Library Closing

The library will be closed on Monday, September 1st in honor of Labor Day.

Green Tuesdays Films and Discussion

Tuesday, September 2nd at 6:30 PM
Community Room

Please use the side entranc

We're kicking off our new Green Tuesdays series with the documentary film, If a Tree Falls. This film explores two of America’s most pressing issues — environmentalism and terrorism — by lifting the veil on a radical environmental group the FBI calls America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.” Daniel McGowan, a former member of the Earth Liberation Front, faces life in prison for two multimillion-dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies. What turned this working-class kid from Queens into an eco-warrior? This nuanced and provocative account is part coming-of-age story, part cautionary tale, and part cops-and-robbers thriller. Run time is 85 minutes.


Student Art Exhibit Begins August 25

Students Inter-Generational Art to Protect Nature

Photo of children in wooded area smiling and pointing up at something in the sky or trees.

The Sauk Trail Elementary School won a grant from American Girl and created works of art to reflect changes over time in the environment.  This inter-generational project was also influenced by senior citizens' anecdotes. An exhibit of these beautiful works will be at the library starting the evening of August 25.

Painting of a sunflower





Sculpture of a small striped animal.



Girl holding painting of a flower


Youth Summer Library Program 2014

Fizz, Boom, Read!

Poster showing title Fizz, Boom, Read, robot, scientist and kids experimenting.

June 13 - August 2

 Congratulations . . .

to all readers who took part in the Summer Reading Program, on a job well done!

** Remember you have until Aug.31 to complete your Read 50 for the 50th reading log. Then join us for a garden party on SEPTEMBER 13TH FROM 1-4!!


Adult Summer Library Reading Program

Thank you to all 160 of you who participated in this year's adult summer reading program! The winner of this year's grand prize, a Kindle Paperwhite, was Sandy Buss. Congratulations!


Carpe Librum Book Group

Thursday, August 28 @ 6:00 PM

Queen of the Air by Dean Jensen

Book cover showing Lillian Leitzel hanging upside down hold one hand on trapeze.

Join the Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group on Thursday, August 28 at 6:00 PM for a conversation about Wisconsin author Dean Jensen's riveting story of renowned aerialist Lillian Leitzel.





Morning Movie

Thursday, September 11th @ 9:30 AM

Please call 798-3881 to sign up!

Photo of elevator operator, bell hop, hotel manager and guest in a red elevator.

Join us for this imaginative comedy that recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skies; and, the sweetest confection of a love affair—all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent. The cast includes Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, William DaFoe, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton. The film is rated R for sexual content and violence. Run time is 99 minutes.

The coffee is ready at 9:00 AM.



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.