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Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
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Dane County Library Trivia 2014

Join us at Madison Public Library on Saturday, October 11, 2014 for a night of trivia competition while helping to support programming at Dane County Libraries, including the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library. Teams will compete for gold, silver or bronze medals. Please register your team here (this is a credit card only registration site). The pre-registration fee is $250 per table (2-10 players per table), or $300 at the door on the night of the event.

Food and drink will be available to fuel your night with 4 rounds of questions. Game starts at 7:00 PM (doors open at 5:30 PM).

Thank you for your support! Buy Your Tickets Now! For more information about trivia night and a complete list of rules check out our webpage. This activity supports the Beyond the Page campaign which encourages programming for the humanities. For more information about Beyond the Page, please visit www.beyondthepage.info. Support is also provided by: Dane County Library Service, Madison Community Foundation, and National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Book Talk and Signing

Letter From the Heart by Sue Massey

October 23rd @ 6:30 PM Community Rooms

Book cover with photo of family in distress.

Join us when Middleton author, Sue Massey, comes to the library to tell us about her memoir, Letter From the Heart. An unforgettable photo captured Sue Massey’s anguish as she watched her family’s farm — their beloved home, their livelihood, their life blood — sold off to the highest bidder. Grabbing the heart of the world, that iconic photo catapulted Sue and her family into the limelight — for better and for worse. In this tightly-paced page-turner of a memoir, she describes life after losing everything and — ultimately, in an unexpected twist — finding herself.

 

Green Tuesdays Film

GASLAND 2

Tuesday, November 4 @ 6:30 PM

Community Rooms Please use side entrance

Man with flames behind him.

Join us for a screening of GASLAND PART II, the explosive follow-up to the Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND. Filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide). Run time is 125 minutes.

 

Second Annual Friends AMAZING (PREVIOUSLY OWNED) ART AUCTION

Do you have art you love but no longer want? Please consider donating it to the Friends of the Library Silent Art Auction. The Friends are accepting ready-to-display fine arts & crafts – paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, jewelry, watercolors, ceramics, framed posters, etc. Donations are being accepted at the library now through October 17th. Bidding begins on October 20th and continues through November 13th during library hours. A reception will be held at the library on November 13th. Bidding closes at 7:15 PM and winners will then be announced. All proceeds benefit expanded programming for children, teens and adults.

See Program Flyer

 

Carpe Librum Book Group

Thursday, October 30 @ 6:00 PM

Canada by Richard Ford

Join the Carpe Librum Book Group on Thursday, October 30th at 6:00 PM for a discussion of Richard Ford’s novel, Canada. This profound masterwork is a story about innocence lost and reconciled, and the consoling, mysterious bonds of family.

 

 

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.

 

What's a Green Library?

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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.

 

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!