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Maker Monday Holiday Gifts
Christmas Craft Day
This year's Christmas Craft Day will be onSaturday, December 7. Drop in between 11 am and 1 pm to create three Christmas crafts for family or friends and to decorate one special sugar cookie.
This program is geared for children of all ages but children ages five and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by Monday, December 2.
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.
It's Time To LEGO!!
Kid's Lego Club invites children in grades K through 4th to use their imaginations in building designs. They may work by themselves or as a team. Lego Club meets from 4-5 pm on the third Tuesday of each month (September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 17). Registration is now open and is required one week ahead of each meeting.
The Library has a new 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!
For Disaster Preparedness, Pack a Library Card!
From NPR's Morning Edition...
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library 's Photo Release Policy
Library Building Project
The Library Board of Trustees accepted the proposal of LibraryVision to do informational presentations on current library usage and design trends and to prepare and present a vision report and conceptual program for the rebooted library expansion project.
Fran Achen Photography Collection
The Gift of Roots
Come, sit, and enjoy these historic photographs.
Have you used BadgerLink lately?
Did you know we have a fun, fast and easy language learning program called Mango Languages? The best part it is free for Whitewater patrons and you can access it anywhere there is internet with you library card.
Mango is the easiest and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. Mango is available in two versions:
Perfect for a foreign language beginner, Mango Basic teaches everyday greetings, gratitudes, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time. The courses, which require only two to five hours of time to complete, are currently available in 50 foreign languages and 24 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.
Mango Complete offers a 100-lesson course that digs much deeper and is designed to provide a more complete understanding of the entire language and culture. It is available in 31 foreign language and 14 ESL courses. Foreign language courses include Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. ESL courses include Polish, Spanish and Portuguese.
Click on the Mango logo on the right and start learning a new language today!