December 24th and December 25th - library closed
December 31 - library open 9 to noon
January 1 - library closed
The library staff wishes you all safe and happy holidays. Be well and enjoy some good books!
Film - Bitter Seeds
Tuesday, January 6 @ 6:30 PM Community Room
India has more farmers than any country in the world, and they are in a crisis that is unprecedented in human history. Every 30 minutes a farmer in India kills himself in despair. In a village at the center of the suicide epidemic, a farmer and his family struggle to keep his land and a teenage girl makes her first steps to become a journalist and tell the world about the crisis. Bitter Seeds raises questions about the human cost of genetically-modified agriculture and the future of how we grow things. Please join us for this moving film. Run time is 88 minutes. This program is free and open to the public.
Thursday, January 8th at 9:30 AM
Starring Academy Award winner, Helen Mirren, and produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Juliet Blake, this uplifting film bursts with flavor, passion, and heart. When the chilly chef proprietress of a Michelin-starred French restaurant in southern France (Helen Mirren) gets wind of a culinary immigrant opening an Indian restaurant just 100 feet from her own, her icy protests escalate to all-out war between the two establishments. It’s a celebration of triumph over exile as these two worlds collide and one young man tries to find the comfort of home in every pot—wherever he may be. Run time is 122 minutes. The coffee is hot at 9:00! Please call 798-3881 to sign up.
Want Help Finding Health Insurance?
You can get it here! Individuals who would like help signing up for Affordable Care Act or Badgercare Plus insurance coverage will have the opportunity at more than 40 events at Dane County libraries December 2014 through February 13, 2015.
Trained assisters will be at the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library on Wednesdays 12/31, 9:30AM-noon; and, 1/14, 1/28 and 2/11 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Please be prepared when signing up for healthcare coverage. Consumers should have the following information about themselves and others in their household:
- Social security numbers or document numbers for legal immigrants, and birthdates;
- Employer and income information for every person in the home who needs coverage (from pay stubs or W-2 forms);
- Policy information for any current health insurance plans covering members of the household.
Learn more about the program and find other events here.
Community Art Show
Do you dabble in paints, paper or clay? Make quilts, baskets, jewelry, or carve wood? Is photography your hobby? This is a chance to show the community your art or craft creation! Starting November 13th, drop off your favorite piece of self-created art or craft item, and we’ll exhibit it for you when the library becomes your Community Art Gallery. This show is for all ages and all abilities so don’t be shy!
The show will run from November 24th through December 31st. We will continue to accept pieces throughout the show. All work will be returned at the end of the show.
We hope you'll participate, and help make this a terrific community event! Please call Kris at 798-3881 if you have any questions.
Read Together Middleton-Cross Plains
Join the Cross Plains and Middlleton 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.
Kick-off "Read Together Middleton-Cross Plains" by attending a special evening, sponsored by the Middleton Public Library, with author, Marja Mills, who wrote the book "The Mockingbird Next Door" about the iconic author, Harper Lee.
Book Discussion Event
Thursday, January 29 @ 6:00 PM
Join us for a discussion of Harper Lee's iconic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.
"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. "
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 Page
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.
- Learn more here
- Listen to an interview about the campaign with Tom Linfield of the Madison Community Foundation, Verona Public Library's director, Brian Simons, and NPR's Kathleen Dunn.
- Read WISC Editorial Director Neil Heinen's editorial about the campaign.
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.