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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



The Power of 50 Poetry Contest

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April is National Poetry Month, and we've got something for you to write about. This year, the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library is celebrating our 50th anniversary. Here's your chance to use your creativity and be a part of the celebration. Your poem will be part of a commemorative book, and your name will be entered in a prize drawing. Poets of all ages are encouraged to participate!

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Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group

Thursday, April 24th @ 6:00 PM

Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter

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At our next meeting we will discuss Jess Walter's powerful novel of hope, love and loss. Join us.

For more information call 798-3881.



Green Tuesday

Tuesday May 6th @ 6:30 pm

Bidder 70

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Join us for an award-winning documentary about, Tim DeChristopher, the student who monkey-wrenched the 2008 fraudulent Bureau of Land Management Oil and Gas Auction.  Bidding $1.8 million to save 22,000 acres of pristine Utah wilderness surrounding Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, with no intention to pay or drill, Tim brought the auction to a halt.  Although the auction was invalidated by the federal government, Tim was indicted on two federal felonies and served time in federal prison.  This film recounts Tim’s journey from economics student to incarcerated felon.

Please call 798-3881 to sign up.


Morning Movie

May 8th @ 9:30 AM

Please call 798-3881 to sign up

Join us for Woody Allen's latest comedy-drama starring academy award winner Cate Blanchett, as Jasmine, a troubled former Manhattanite who moves to San Francisco to live with her sister after her wealthy husband divorces her. Jasmine ricochets between the tumultuous acceptance of her new limitations and the dreams of reclaiming her past life's glamour. Join a powerful cast for an intimate portrayal of the battle between fantasy and reality which rages within us all. Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., and Bobby Cannavale co-star. Run time 98 minutes. Coffee is ready at 9:00 AM.


Free Fun At Your Library

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!