Read about the Spooks Temple
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.
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.
Movie & Popcorn
Friday November 14 at 3:30 pm
Family Movie for all ages. Come and enjoy movie and popcorn with friends.
International Games Day
Saturday, November 15th from 10 am to 1 pm
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.
Maker Monday Class
November 17 at 4:30 pm
We will be creating Gratitude Journals and using a RubiCoil machine to add our own binding to the journals. Your journal can be made into the size you wish. There will be plenty of patterned paper, stickers and other embellishments on hand to make your journal unique and personal.
This program is for middle school ages through adult ages. Registration is suggested but not required.
All supplies provided by the library.
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.
Writers Night @ the Library
Tuesday November 18 from 6 - 8 pm
Come to the library for an informal gathering with other writers during National Novel Writers Month. The library will provide the gathering space, Keurig beverages, popcorn and writing journals you are free to decorate to help cure your writer's block. This program is free and open to all writers.
CAMPUS COMMUNITY READ
Available in English and Spanish
Thursday, November 20, 7:00 pm
@ 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
Checks out for two weeks
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.
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!
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.
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!
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library 's Photo Release Policy