Summer Library Program, Dig Into Reading!
Begins June 10th
Summer Volunteers Wanted!
Join the Summer Program Teen Volunteer Team
* Help families register for the Summer Reading Program
* Hand out prizes to happy children
* Be a reading buddy!
If you are 12 or older and can commit to two, two-hour shifts each week from June 10th to July 27th, you are eligible to apply. Just fill out this Summer Teen Volunteer Application and turn it in at the service desk.
Basketry and Etchings on Display at the Library
The library is currently featuring the art work of talented local artist, Nancy Bruins. Nancy’s show includes hand-woven baskets and sculptural forms. These one-of-a kind woven objects are not only beautiful but functional as well.
In addition to basketry, Nancy is an accomplished etcher and has a number of her nature-themed etchings on display.
Don’t miss your chance to see this outstanding art!
The show runs through May 31st.
National Library Week
Thanks for helping us celebrate this year's National Library Week theme "Communities Matter @ your library. Here are some of the comments from our wonderful patrons.
It's time to see how we are doing. Please give us some feedback on our website, with this very short survey.
Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m.
That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo
Join the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group on Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m. to discuss Richard Russo's touching and evocative novel That Old Cape Magic.
Copies of the book are available at the library. 798-3881 for more information.
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH @ 9:30 AM
Please call 798-3881 to sign up.
Join us for this funny, thoughtful film about family, friends and ties that bind. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) had lost everything—his house, his job and his wife. He finds himself living back with his mother (Jackie Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending 8 months in a state institution on a plea bargain. While rebuilding his life, Pat is determined to remain positive and reunite with his wife despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. When Pat meets Tiffany (Academy Award Winner, Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. As their relationship plays out, an unexpected bond forms between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives. Run time is 122 minutes. 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 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.