• Children's Craft - Mask Lanyard



    Children's Craft - Mask Lanyard
    Make your own mask lanyard!
    Pick up your craft kit this week! Nov 23 - 25, and Nov 28. The library will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.
    Kits are available during curbside and while the library is open.
    Curbside hours 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.
    Library Hours 12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.
    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sat.
  • Virtual Gardening Program

  • The History and Folklore of Santa Claus



    The History and Folklore of Santa Claus

    Wednesday, December 16th at 4:00 p.m.
    Register for this Zoom program at whitewaterlibrary.org
    Many folks know that our modern-day Santa Claus had his start as St. Nicholas, but what happened on the journey to make us think of a "jolly old elf," rather than a pious Christian Bishop? Where, exactly, did Santa Claus come from, and why does his popularity remain so high in modern American popular culture? This Illustrated Lecture is well-researched, with details on the journey Bishop Nicholas made to become our current-day Santa Claus. It also includes many recognizable images and poems. Mrs. Keyes will be delighting audiences with her wonderful nostalgic presentation on Wednesday, December 16th at 4:00 p.m.

    Laura Keyes graduated from UW-Madison with a Master’s Degree in Library Studies, and has been presenting on historic topics for over ten years. She enjoys researching literary symbolism, and is contracted to write a book on that subject. In her non-existent spare time, Laura is a wonderful baker and accomplished vocalist. Laura is currently a Library Director in Central Illinois.
  • Humane Society Holiday Read Aloud


        
    Humane Society Holiday Read Aloud

    Tuesday, December 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
    Presented by the Humane Society of Jefferson County
    Register for this Zoom program at whitewaterlibrary.org
    Meet some of the lovable animals at the Jefferson County Humane Society and listen to a story!
  • ​Weekly Crafts



    Weekly Crafts

    Every week the library offers a new take home craft activity! Craft videos are posted Mondays at 11:00 a.m. and take-and-make kits are available during that week.
    Children's Crafts – December 7 and 21 at 11:00 a.m. 
    Adult Crafts – December 14 and 28 at 11:00 a.m.
    Visit the Library's Facebook page or YouTube channel to view live programs or watch recordings of past library programs.
    Picking up craft kits in December
    Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
    During curbside service hours, craft kits will be located outside the Center St. doors on a cart. 
    Monday-Friday from 12:30 -7:00 p.m.; Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    While the Library is open the craft kits will be located inside the library next to the service desk. 
  • Colossal Fossils Paleontology Series



    Colossal Fossils Paleontology Series
    We are excited to be hosting a 4-week paleontology series presented by Colossal Fossils! You will have three chances each week to attend. Choose the session that is most convenient for you and your family. Topics include Tyrannosaurus Rex (Nov 11, 12 & 14), Predators & Prey (Nov 18, 19 & 21), Ice Age Giants (Dec 2, 3 & 5), and Women of Science (9, 10 & 12). Presentations are offered Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., Thursdays at 1:00 p.m., or Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
    This program will be hosted on Zoom. Registration is required! Click the link below to register.

     
  • Adult Craft


    Adult Crafts – November 2, 16, and 30 at 11:00 a.m.
    Visit the Library's Facebook page or YouTube channel to view live programs or watch recordings of past library programs.

    Picking up craft kits in November – No need to register or call ahead!
    Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
    During curbside service hours, craft kits will be located outside the Center St. doors on a cart. 
    Monday-Friday from 12:30 -7:00 p.m.; Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    While the Library is open the craft kits will be located inside the library next to the service desk. 
  • ​Children’s Craft



    Children's Crafts – November 9 and 23 at 11:00 a.m. 
    Visit the Library's Facebook page or YouTube channel to view live programs or watch recordings of past library programs.

    Picking up craft kits in November – No need to register or call ahead!
    Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
    During curbside service hours, craft kits will be located outside the Center St. doors on a cart. 
    Monday-Friday from 12:30 -7:00 p.m.; Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    While the Library is open the craft kits will be located inside the library next to the service desk. 

     
  • Mondays @ 6:00 p.m. beginning on October 19th

    A chapter book read aloud featuring diverse authors, characters, and worldviews.  Join us in developing empathy through children’s literature.    

     

    Tune in on Facebook Live!  

     

    *Selected materials are recommended for upper elementary students and above.

     
  • HelpNow Live Online Tutoring

    http://www.bridgeslibrarysystem.org/helpnow
     
  • Whitewater Community Reads

  • The Library has a YouTube channel!





    Did you know that the Library has a YouTube channel? Subscribe for videos made just for you!
  • Community Oral History Project



    The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library would like to invite you to participate in a community oral history project. Record a video or audio clip of yourself telling a story about your experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    For more information on how to participate, please email tthomas@whitewater-wi.gov.

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    STORYTIME

    Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

     

    Join us on Facebook Live for stories, songs and silliness with Miss Deana!  It’s fun for the whole family!  

     

    https://www.facebook.com/ILYPL

  • New Database



    Creativebug is a database featuring thousands of videos from top designers and artists about everything from art and design to sewing, food, and jewelry making.  It is a great place to learn a new skill or develop a daily creative practice.  Best of all, it’s free with your Whitewater library card!  So get making!
  • Logging into your library account in CAFE is easy!

  • New Trial Service

  • Flipster for Desktops Tutorial Video

  • New Gale Courses will be available soon. See the tutorial!

  • Extended to December 31


Registration Forms


The History and Folklore of Santa Claus Wednesday, December 16th at 4:00 p.m.
Humane Society Holiday Read Aloud Tuesday, December 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
Author Talk: Gray Matters Friday, Nov 20th at 2:00 p.m.

Colossal Fossils 4-week ZOOM Series November and December