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Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
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Library News

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.


Book cover illustration of silhouette of girl looking up at mocking bird, 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. "


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 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.



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.