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Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
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Library News


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.


School's Out Halloween Celebration

October 30th, 1:00 - 3:30

Library Community Rooms

Join us for a movie about Dracula as an over-protective father, Halloween crafts, treats and door prizes. Wear your costume too! Please register by calling 798-3881.

Characters from movie Hotel Transylvania.


Green Tuesdays Film


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.



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


Joan Konyn’s Watercolors on Display

Watercolor painting of tow cranes standing among reeds in water.


Area watercolorist, Joan Konyn, is currently exhibiting her beautiful fall-themed watercolors . She has a degree in Clothing, Textiles, and Design, and spent many years doing fine sewing/tailoring, quilting, and counted cross stitch. Joan carried over that focus on tiny stitches into her watercolors which are finely detailed. Painting landscapes, flowers, birds and pets, Joan is often inspired by her rural Wisconsin surroundings. This show focuses on Joan’s fall themed work and will run through October 19th. Don’t miss it!


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.



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!


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.