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Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
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Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region Online Course


Ariel view of the great lakes in four different seasons.


It’s Not Too Late to Participate in Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region Online Course

This 4-week course features a new season each week through short lectures and activities covering Great Lakes weather, observed changes in the climate, and societal impacts of climate change. Along with sharing our passion for weather and climate, we’ll convey information from NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) Weather-Ready Nation initiative as well as findings from the recent National Climate Assessment and the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI). So if you missed week 1 (winter), register and join us at the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library on Thursdays, March 5, 12 and 19 for discussion.

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Read more about the course and sign up here.

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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.

March 2 - April 30

Mockingbird Public Art Project

Illustration of mockingbird in a hand, and title, To Kill a Mockingbird

Drop by the library anytime between March 2 and April 30, to help create art panels that will be permanently displayed in the library. Each panel will reflect the prevalent themes of Justice, Courage and Respect, represented in To Kill a Mockingbird.


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"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. "



New Display - The Art of Flint Knapping


Flint knapping is the age-old art of making arrowheads and other edged stone tools. Gerry Goth, Town of Berry resident, has been flint knapping for many years, and we are happy to be hosting a display featuring several arrowheads Gerry has made and the tools he uses to create stone points. Stop by the library for a look, and you’ll see why flint knapping is considered an art.


Green Tuesday Film is March 3rd

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Screening March 3rd at 6:30 PM, the film, Groundswell Rising, captures what is happening in the communities where fracking has occurred and how it has spurred a call to action. This film puts into perspective the importance of seeking alternative sources of energy for a healthy environment for the future, and engenders us to think about the long term impacts that fracking has on our natural landscapes.


March Morning Movie

Join us on March 12th at 9:30 AM for a much-talked about film that tells the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) the arts student he fell in love with while studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected from Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis Lou Gehrig’s disease at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Run time is 123 minutes. The coffee is ready at 9:00 AM!


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.