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Early Literacy Classes

The theme for Oct 28-30 is Halloween.  Children are encouraged to wear costumes.

Lapsit meets on Tuesday, Toddlers on Wednesday and Preschoolers on Thursday. All start at 10 am.  Registration is required.



LEGO Engineering Club

This club is for children in grades 5K through 4th.  LEGOs will be provided and children will use their imaginations to build designs and/or form groups to build designs as a team.

All meetings are on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 pm. Meeting dates include November 18, December 16, January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, and May 19.  Each month will have a theme.

No registration is required.


History of the Hess Cooperage
November 13 @ 3:00 PM
Join us as Gary and Jim Hess (grandsons of Frank J. Jess Sr.) share the history of their grandfather's legacy.  Completed white oak barrels, parts of barrels, and cooper tools will be on display.  The Hess Cooperage operated for 62 years (1904-1966) making beer, wine, and whiskey barrels, becoming the largest cooperage in Wisconsin.  This program is free and open to the public.
International Games Day
Saturday, November 15th

This will be our second year participating in International Games Day @ your library, sponsored by the American Library Association.  We will join thousands of libraries around the world in celebrating this 7th annual event on Saturday, November 15, 2014.  Everyone is invited to come and play!  Bring the entire family!  We will have board games, video games, puzzles and refreshments.


CAMPUS COMMUNITY READ

Available in English and Spanish

Book Discussion

Thursday, November 20, 7:00 pm

Community Room

@ the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library



Mark Moran Antique Appraiser
December 10 @ 4-7 PM

We are happy to welcome back Mark Moran, a former editor for antiques and collectible books and a guest expert on the Antiques Roadshow. Mark will appraise your object at this event. Registration is required. To register call 473-0530 or stop by the library. We ask that you only bring one item to the library to be appraised.

 


New Nook GlowLight

  • Easy to use
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  • Over 140 titles available

NEW THIS MONTH

 

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

 

A Sudden Light by Garth Stein

 

Ignited by J. Kenner

 

Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot by Reed Farrel Coleman

 

Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs

 

Diary of a Mad Diva by Joan Rivers

 

The King's Curse by Phillippa Gregory

 

Private Down Under by James Patterson and Michael White

 

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

 

Personal by Lee Child

 

Festive in Death by J. D. Robb



Early Literacy Classes

 to begin soon!

My name is Miss Deana and I am the new Youth Educational Services Librarian.  I am looking forward to getting better acquainted with everyone in the months to come.  I am also excited to announce the start of our Fall Early Literacy Classes! 

Lapsit (0-18 months) Tuesdays 10 to 10:30 am

 

Toddler (18 months - 3 years) Wednesdays 10 to 10:45 am

 

Preschool (3 - 5 years old) Thursdays 10 to 10:45 am.

Registration will begin on Friday, September 26th in person or by phone.  Classes will begin on October 6th.

 



 
Welcome!
 
 
Deana Rolfsmeyer
Youth Educational Services Librarian

IMPORTANT CHANGE
Beginning Monday, July 21, items from libraries in Walworth and Racine counties will no longer be available through our catalog.  They will be available through interlibrary loan request.  You may search for them through the WISCAT catalog located here, then ask a staff member for an ILL request form.
New Web Service
If you are always wondering what the first book in a series is or what the correct order for a series is, wonder no longer!  We are offering access to eSequels, an online guide to series fiction.  You can search by Author, Title, Character, Location, Subject, and Keyword.  New authors and new series are being added all the time.  In addition, forthcoming  titles in a series are posted as they are announced by the publishers.  Check out this new service by clicking on the button on the right-hand side of the page.
Maker Space @ the Library!
The Library's Maker Space opened on Friday April 11.  The space includes a Digital Media Lab to help you convert your cherished memories into digital media and a Create It Lab to help you with your business, school and relaxation projects. The Maker Space if open Monday thru Thursday from 2:30-5:30 p.m.
 
Come see what equipment is currently provided, let staff know what other tools you would like to have included in the Maker Space, and book yourself some time to create.

EXPANDED GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES

The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library is the newest FamilySearch affiliate library. The new designation means library patrons will have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through FamilySearch.

FamilySearch is the world's largest repository of free genealogical records and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land, and court records of genealogical significance from over 130 countries.

FamilySearch is extending access to its collections by circulating microfilms of the historic records through select public libraries. The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library is now one of those libraries.It is a priceless resource for local residents interested in discovering their family history.

FamilySearch has over 200 camera teams filming historic records in 45 countries on any given day.These records are then circulated to public patrons through FamilySearch centers worldwide, like the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library. For example, FamilySearch has filmed over 60% of the Civil Registration (birth, marriage and death records) of Italy. If you have Italian ancestry, chances are you will be able to extend your Italian research by conveniently using the FamilySearch films through the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library.
 
There is a nominal fee of $7.50 to order a microfilm. Once the film arrives, patrons use the microfilm reader at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library to peruse it. The library staff can help patrons see what films are available, place film orders, and answer research questions. Patrons can also search the Family History Library Catalog online at FamilySearch.org to see what records FamilySearch has available to order through the library.
The Digital Archives of the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
A work in progress...
The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library has embarked on a three-year project to digitize all the Whitewater newspapers that we have on microfilm.  We have completed the first 75 rolls of microfilm which cover the Whitewater Chronicle from June 18 through December 17, 1879; the Whitewater Press from January 24, 1924 through December 26, 1935; the Whitewater Gazette from November 22, 1855 through September 26, 1918 and the Whitewater Register from December 1880 through April 1976.  The next 75 rolls will be sent for scanning in January.  Click on the icon on the left-hand side of the page to search the archives.
The Library's Mobile App
The Whitewater library has gone mobile The app is free to download and it's in the iOS app store, Amazon, Google Play Store, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Phone stores. You can see a live demo of what the app looks like here.  Go to the same site (http://whitewater.boopsie.com) on your mobile device to be redirected to the appropriate download for your device.  Apple and Android users can also go directly to the iTunes store or the Google Play Store. If you are searching in the market, type in "whitewater public library” to find the app.

What can this app do?  With the app you can quickly search the SHARE catalog, place holds, and renew your items.  The app also makes it easy to download e-books and digital media directly to your device through OverDrive,  check library hours and upcoming events,  contact staff (without even having to enter our phone number!) and more.  You can use your camera to use BookLook to scan the barcode on the back of an item to see if the library owns it.  If we do, place your hold right then!

The catalog search is very smart and designed to reduce the need for typing. Simply type in the first few letters of your search and see results display as you are typing.
 
Now you can take the library with you wherever you go!

Irvin L. Young Memorial Library 's Photo Release Policy

This sign is posted throughout the library to let our guests know that we do take pictures of the public using this facility. We use these photos and videos to publicize and promote our many activities. We are sensitive to people's privacy and are especially careful when using images of children. Please let us know if you have any concerns while you are visiting the library.