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Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
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Library News

 

Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region Online Course

Begins February 23 - 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.

Book Discussion Event

Thursday, January 29 @ 6:00 PM

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

Join us for a conversation about this iconic novel on Thursday, January 29 at 6 p.m.  Copies of the book are available at the library.

Library Board reading To Kill a Mockingbird in the library's reading room.

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. "

 

 

Green Tuesday

Tuesday, February 3rd @ 6:30 PM

A Will for the Woods

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What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial in this immersive documentary. While battling lymphoma, Clark has discovered a burgeoning movement that uses burial to conserve and restore natural areas, forgoing contemporary funeral practices that operate at the ecosystem’s expense. The film follows Clark’s dream of leaving a loving, permanent legacy, and environmentalism takes on a deeply human intimacy. Documenting one community's role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement, A Will for the Woods draws the viewer into a life-affirming portrait of people embracing their connection to each other and to timeless natural cycles. Run time 93 minutes.

 

Carpe Librum Book Discussion

Thursday, February 26 @ 6:00 PM

Let Him Go, by Larry Watson

Book cover of winter scene ona country road.

Join us for a lively discussion of Larry Watson's novel, Let Him Go, winner of the 2013 Montana Book Award.

 

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.