START YOUR GARDEN Workshops
2 GARDEN WORKSHOPS will be held on Sat. April 1st at no cost (registration is required). The Mazomanie Free Library will be hosting talks by a UW Master Gardener. The morning talk, at 10:30, will be SEED STARTING and the afternoon session, starting at 1:00 will be SQUARE-FOOT & RAISED BED GARDENING.
Both sessions will be held at Basecamp Cafe, 18 Brodhead St., Mazomanie, Wisc.
REGISTER by calling the Library (608-795-2104) or on our Facebook Event - Deadline is 3/29/23.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Do you buy puzzles, have a wonderful time putting them together but then leave them in the closet to gather dust? We created this exchange to make easy for our community to share puzzles that are no longer wanted. How does it work? - Bring a puzzle exchange. You may: swap one puzzle or donate a puzzle without swapping. When you are finished with the puzzle, you can: keep it forever, return it to swap for a different puzzle, return it with no swap.
Donated and returning puzzles and boxes should be in good condition and have all the pieces. Let us know if something is missing. The service is completely free. No library card or checkout necessary.
MAZOMANIE COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
The library is a drop-off site for donations to the food pantry. Please, no perishable or frozen items. Paper goods and toiletries are also needed. The food pantry is open the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at the Mazomanie Community Building, 10:00 – 11:30 (masks are required to come inside). Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Friends of the Black Earth and Mazomanie want to thank everyone who came out for Trivia Night (Feb 4th). We had a great crowd and a lot of fun. Seven teams were in competition for bragging rights as winner. This year it was the Base Camp team that took home the 1st Place Award. Many, many thanks to Base Camp for providing the venue and food and beverages. Also thanks, to Thrivent Financial for a generous grant to cover food costs. We look forward to next year's event, which Friends of the Black Earth Public Library will be hosting.
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BOOMTOWN MAZOMANIE by Frank Wolf
Frank Wolf's latest book is available at the library. We have two copies; one for circulation and one for in library reference use. As Frank writes in the Preface, "This history book was written to provide an accurate historical record of the boomtown years of the small Wisconsin town - Mazomanie. The booming years were from 1865, just after the Civil War until 1900. Mazomanie was the second largest city in Dane County, of south central Wisconsin after Madison. The 1870 population was Madison 9,176, Mazomanie 1.143 and Stoughton 585. Mazomanie Village population peaked in 1880 at 1,222 and dropped to 1,024 five years later."
The library has begun a 6 session yoga class that can be done in a chair. All movements will be low impact with focus on mobility and flexibility. Classes will be 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 2:00 pm through March. Class size will be limited to 8 participants. The class is currently full. Contact the library to be put on a waiting list or if you have questions.
COVID-19 ANTIGEN RAPID TESTS AVAILABLE
At-home COVID tests could make upcoming holiday reunions with family and friends safer. Free At-Home test kits available at the library. These are the same kits the federal government has offered and are available to anyone, no library card needed. We have a good supply on hand but do ask that you limit to 4 test kits per household (more kits may be available later).
FRIENDS OF THE MAZOMANIE FREE LIBRARY
Just select the "Library-Wireless" signal, connect and go! No more logging in with accounts and agreeing to terms of service first. Our WiFi signal is accessible 24 hours/seven days/week.
BEYOND THE PAGE' CAMPAIGN
The Beyond the Page campaign is a joint effort of Dane County public libraries and the Madison Community Foundation to create a permanent endowment that will support humanities programming in all 28 libraries - forever. Learn more.
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