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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


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.

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

Book cover with silhouette of girl looking up at mockingbird, 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 Tuesdays

April 7th @ 6:30 PM

Join us as we explore the natural beauty and environmental crisis surrounding the Great Lakes when we screen WATERLIFE. This acclaimed documentary follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. From the icy cliffs of Lake Superior to the ornate fountains of Chicago to the sewers of Windsor, this feature-length documentary tells the story of the last huge supply (2%) of fresh water on Earth. Filled with fascinating characters and stunning imagery, WATERLIFE is an epic cinematic poem about the beauty of water and the dangers of taking it for granted. Run time is 109 minutes.


Morning Movie

Thursday, April 9th at 9:30 AM

Join us for a comedy starring Melissa McCarthy as Maggie, a single mother, who moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Bill Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a desire for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair and adventures abound as Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man while Oliver begins to see Vincent for who he really is: a misunderstood man with a good heart. Also starring Naomi Watts and Chris Dowd. Rated PG-13. Run time is 102 minutes.  The coffee is hot at 9:00 AM!  Please call 798-3881 to sign up!

Backyard scene of mom talking to man in lounge chair with young son standing by.


Carpe Librum Book Discussion

Thursday, April 30 at 6:00 PM

Arcadia, by Lauren GroffBook cover with 1960s style typography, illustrations of butterfly and families playing together.

Join us to discuss Lauren Groff's timeless and vast novel, Arcadia. This beautifully crafted novel follows Bit Stone, the first child to be born in the late 1960s on an upstate New York commune called Arcadia, from childhood through the year 2018.


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.