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Tuesday, March 28, 2017


4:00 PM - 5:00 PMYoung Adult Advisory Council 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Youth age 12-18 are invited to make friends, eat food, and have a positive impact within their community.  Under the direction of the Youth Educational Services Librarian, YAAC members select and review books, movies, and music for the young adult area, design and implement library programs and services for teens, and positively represent the library to their peers.  Interested teens should contact Deana Rolfsmeyer (drolfsmeyer@whitewater-wi.gov) for an application.
 




Saturday, April 1, 2017


9:00 AMReading Without Walls Challenge 



Location:  Library
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library invites you to participate in the first annual Reading Without Walls challenge.  Participants are challenged to read:
  • One book about a character that does not look or live like you.
  • A book about a topic you do not know much about.
  • A book in a different format than what you would usually read for fun (such as a graphic novel or an audio book.  

Readers who complete the challenge will receive a free book!  
Reading Without Walls is open to youth ages birth to eighteen. Participants can pick up their reading logs starting April 1st.  Reading logs must be returned by Saturday, April 30th at 2:00 p.m.

This reading challenge was created by Gene Luen Yang, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and is sponsored by the Children’s Book Council, Children’s Book Week, Every Child a Reader, the Library of Congress, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.  
 




Tuesday, April 4, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:30 AMRhyme Time 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Rhyme Time offers caregivers and children the perfect opportunity to engage with songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time.



Thursday, April 6, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:30 AMGrowing Readers 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Growing Readers allows children and their favorite adult to engage with songs, rhymes, stories, and play.  Each session includes picture books, movement activities, and nursery rhymes.  Each 30 minute class period is followed by art or activities and a play time.
 


6:00 PM - 7:30 PMAuthor Matt Geiger 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Author Matt Geiger will be at the library to discuss his book The Geiger Counter: Raised By wolves & Other Stories.   According to the author, his book is a collection of stories about childhood, the study of philosophy and theology, and becoming a parent.  Many of the stories appeared in newspapers in Matt's humor column "Geiger Counter".  Matt is the editor of Middleton Times-Tribune and is the winner of 12 Wisconsin Newspaper Association awards, including four first prizes for his humor column, "The Geiger Counter". 
 



Friday, April 7, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMHomeschool Book Club 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Jenny Meiners jammeiners@ymail.com
Description:  A book club for local homeschoolers.



Saturday, April 8, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:00 PMPlanning For Seed Saving 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  We will be hosting speaker Clint Freund for a workshop on how seed saving works, "The How and Why of Saving Seeds." Fresh from learning seed production out West, Clint Freund is excited to bring seed-saving to Wisconsin. Come prepared to learn simple techniques for your own garden or farm, no matter the size. Also bring saved seed you might want to share, in the spirit of community.



Monday, April 10, 2017


6:00 PMBook Party 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Celebrate some of your favorite children’s books with an hour of activities and crafts.  This month we are celebrating the Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.  Open to all ages. No registration required.



Tuesday, April 11, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:30 AMRhyme Time 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Rhyme Time offers caregivers and children the perfect opportunity to engage with songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PMWhat Are You Reading? 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Do you like to chat about books?  Join us at this new book club where everyone has a chance to talk about the book they are reading or have recently read.  It will be a great way to find new titles to read or to find out which titles not to read.  We will be meeting in the Community Room of the library

4:00 PMPokemon Club 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Pokémon enthusiasts ages 6-12 years are invited to meet other fans and show off their cards at the new and improved Pokémon Club.  Participants are invited to battle their Pokémon or trade cards at their own discretion.  Bring your own snacks! The library will not be providing any cards.  No registration is required.



Thursday, April 13, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:30 AMGrowing Readers 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Growing Readers allows children and their favorite adult to engage with songs, rhymes, stories, and play.  Each session includes picture books, movement activities, and nursery rhymes.  Each 30 minute class period is followed by art or activities and a play time.
 




Friday, April 14, 2017


5:30 AM - noneLIBRARY CLOSED 



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Description:  The Library will be closed on Friday, April 14 for the Spring Holiday.



Monday, April 17, 2017


4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMaker Monday 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Come create @ the library.  This hands-on class is for middle school ages, high school ages, and adults.  All supplies are provided by the library and the class is free.

6:30 PM - 8:15 PMLibrary Board of Trustees Meeting 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Stacey Lunsford
Description:  Regular monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.  Agendas and minutes are posted elsewhere on this website.



Tuesday, April 18, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:30 AMRhyme Time 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Rhyme Time offers caregivers and children the perfect opportunity to engage with songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time.

4:00 PMBlock Engineering Club 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Students are provided LEGOs and the opportunity to test their engineering skills and creativity at this monthly building club.  Each session will have its own theme though participants may build what they choose.  Each student’s creation is placed on display in the children’s section until the next meeting.  Open to children ages 4-12.  No registration is required.
 




Thursday, April 20, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:30 AMGrowing Readers 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Growing Readers allows children and their favorite adult to engage with songs, rhymes, stories, and play.  Each session includes picture books, movement activities, and nursery rhymes.  Each 30 minute class period is followed by art or activities and a play time.
 




Saturday, April 22, 2017


10:30 AM - 11:30 AMReading with Rover 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Reading is always more fun with a four-legged friend.  Participants of all ages are invited to stop in and read with one of our certified therapy dogs.  No registration is required.



Tuesday, April 25, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:30 AMRhyme Time 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Rhyme Time offers caregivers and children the perfect opportunity to engage with songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PMYoung Adult Advisory Council 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Youth age 12-18 are invited to make friends, eat food, and have a positive impact within their community.  Under the direction of the Youth Educational Services Librarian, YAAC members select and review books, movies, and music for the young adult area, design and implement library programs and services for teens, and positively represent the library to their peers.  Interested teens should contact Deana Rolfsmeyer (drolfsmeyer@whitewater-wi.gov) for an application.
 




Wednesday, April 26, 2017


6:00 PM - 7:30 PMAuthor Ann Wertz Garvin 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Author Ann Wertz Garvin will be here to discuss her books and publishing process.  Garvin has written three novels: On Maggie's Watch, The Dog Year, and I Like You Just Fine When You're Not Around.  She is also a professor at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater.  This program is free and open to all.



Thursday, April 27, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:30 AMGrowing Readers 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Growing Readers allows children and their favorite adult to engage with songs, rhymes, stories, and play.  Each session includes picture books, movement activities, and nursery rhymes.  Each 30 minute class period is followed by art or activities and a play time.
 




Tuesday, May 2, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:30 AMRhyme Time 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Rhyme Time offers caregivers and children the perfect opportunity to engage with songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time.



Thursday, May 4, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:30 AMGrowing Readers 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Growing Readers allows children and their favorite adult to engage with songs, rhymes, stories, and play.  Each session includes picture books, movement activities, and nursery rhymes.  Each 30 minute class period is followed by art or activities and a play time.
 




Friday, May 5, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMHomeschool Book Club 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Jenny Meiners jammeiners@ymail.com
Description:  A book club for local homeschoolers.



Tuesday, May 9, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:30 AMRhyme Time 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Rhyme Time offers caregivers and children the perfect opportunity to engage with songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Each 20-30 minute class period is followed by a play time.



Thursday, May 11, 2017


9:30 AM - 10:30 AMGrowing Readers 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Growing Readers allows children and their favorite adult to engage with songs, rhymes, stories, and play.  Each session includes picture books, movement activities, and nursery rhymes.  Each 30 minute class period is followed by art or activities and a play time.
 




Monday, May 15, 2017


4:30 PM - 5:15 PMMaker Monday 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Come create @ the library.  This hands-on class is for middle school ages, high school ages, and adults.  All supplies are provided by the library and the class is free.

6:30 PM - 8:15 PMLibrary Board of Trustees Meeting 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Stacey Lunsford
Description:  Regular monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.  Agendas and minutes are posted elsewhere on this website.



Tuesday, May 16, 2017


6:00 PM - 7:30 PMSoil, Compost and Weeds 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Master gardener linda Holmes will be here to discuss soil, compost and how to deal with weeds  This program is free and open to everyone.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017


4:00 PM - 5:00 PMYoung Adult Advisory Council 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Deana Rolfsmeyer
Description:  Youth age 12-18 are invited to make friends, eat food, and have a positive impact within their community.  Under the direction of the Youth Educational Services Librarian, YAAC members select and review books, movies, and music for the young adult area, design and implement library programs and services for teens, and positively represent the library to their peers.  Interested teens should contact Deana Rolfsmeyer (drolfsmeyer@whitewater-wi.gov) for an application.
 


6:00 PM - 7:30 PMAuthor Peter Karofsky 



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Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Local author Peter Karofsky will speak about his book "And the Oaks Heard Them All." Karofsky's book is about Brenda Nelson as a twelve-year-old and Brenda Nelson Bjorkman as a forty-three-year-old. It is about bullying, anorexia, friendships, competition, and first love in adolescence. And about mentoring, obesity, forgiving, and parenting in adulthood. With tennis as a metaphor for life, the novel volleys between the summers of 1975 and 2006. It documents the transition from adolescence to adulthood and the effect children have on adults and adults have on children.

Peter 
Karofsky is a professor emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His forty-three-year practice was in General Pediatrics. He has written scholarly articles and presented professional papers on family interviews, family therapy, sports medicine, and adolescent sexuality. After retiring from his practice in 2003, he and his wife, Kathy, operated a free clinic for teenagers in Middleton, Wisconsin. Currently, the Karofskys split their time playing tennis on the hard courts of Wisconsin and the clay courts of Fort Myers, Florida.

The author will have copies of his book available the night of his presentation.




Saturday, May 27, 2017


5:30 AM - noneLIBRARY CLOSED 



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Description:  The Library will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend.



Monday, May 29, 2017


5:30 AM - noneLIBRARY CLOSED 



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Description:  The Library will be closed for Memorial Day.



Monday, June 19, 2017


4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMaker Monday 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Come create @ the library.  This hands-on class is for middle school ages, high school ages, and adults.  All supplies are provided by the library and the class is free.

6:30 PM - 8:15 PMLibrary Board of Trustees Meeting 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Stacey Lunsford
Description:  Regular monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.  Agendas and minutes are posted elsewhere on this website.



Saturday, June 24, 2017


11:00 AM - 2:00 PMMark Moran Antique Appraisal Event 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Mark Moran, a former editor for antiques and collectible books and a guest expert on the Antiques Roadshow, will appraise your object at this event.

We ask that you only bring one item to the library to be appraised.
Excluded items: all weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); coins and paper money; fine jewelry, including precious gems; Beanie Babies.

Registration is required. To register, call 473-0530 or stop by the library



Tuesday, July 4, 2017


5:30 AM - noneLIBRARY CLOSED 



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Description:  The Library will be closed for Independence Day.



Monday, July 17, 2017


4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMaker Monday 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Come create @ the library.  This hands-on class is for middle school ages, high school ages, and adults.  All supplies are provided by the library and the class is free.

6:30 PM - 8:15 PMLibrary Board of Trustees Meeting 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Stacey Lunsford
Description:  Regular monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.  Agendas and minutes are posted elsewhere on this website.



Monday, August 21, 2017


4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMaker Monday 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Come create @ the library.  This hands-on class is for middle school ages, high school ages, and adults.  All supplies are provided by the library and the class is free.

6:30 PM - 8:15 PMLibrary Board of Trustees Meeting 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Stacey Lunsford
Description:  Regular monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.  Agendas and minutes are posted elsewhere on this website.



Saturday, September 2, 2017


5:30 AM - noneLIBRARY CLOSED 



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Description:  The Library will be closed for the Labor Day weekend.



Monday, September 4, 2017


5:30 AMLIBRARY CLOSED 



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Description:  The Library will be closed for Labor Day.



Monday, September 18, 2017


4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMaker Monday 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Come create @ the library.  This hands-on class is for middle school ages, high school ages, and adults.  All supplies are provided by the library and the class is free.

6:30 PM - 8:15 PMLibrary Board of Trustees Meeting 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Stacey Lunsford
Description:  Regular monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.  Agendas and minutes are posted elsewhere on this website.



Monday, October 16, 2017


6:30 PM - 8:15 PMLibrary Board of Trustees Meeting



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Stacey Lunsford
Description:  Regular monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.  Agendas and minutes are posted elsewhere on this website.



Monday, October 23, 2017


4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMaker Monday 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Come create @ the library.  This hands-on class is for middle school ages, high school ages, and adults.  All supplies are provided by the library and the class is free.



Monday, November 20, 2017


4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMaker Monday 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Come create @ the library.  This hands-on class is for middle school ages, high school ages, and adults.  All supplies are provided by the library and the class is free.

6:30 PM - 8:15 PMLibrary Board of Trustees Meeting 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Stacey Lunsford
Description:  Regular monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.  Agendas and minutes are posted elsewhere on this website.



Wednesday, November 22, 2017


5:30 PM - 8:30 PMLIBRARY CLOSES EARLY 



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Description:  The Library will close at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22.



Thursday, November 23, 2017


5:30 AM - noneLIBRARY CLOSED 



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Description:  The Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.



Friday, November 24, 2017


5:30 AM - noneLIBRARY CLOSED 



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Description:  The Library will be closed the day after Thanksgiving.



Monday, December 18, 2017


4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMaker Monday 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Come create @ the library.  This hands-on class is for middle school ages, high school ages, and adults.  All supplies are provided by the library and the class is free.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMaker Monday 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Come create @ the library.  This hands-on class is for middle school ages, high school ages, and adults.  All supplies are provided by the library and the class is free.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PMMaker Monday 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Diane Jaroch
Description:  Come create @ the library.  This hands-on class is for middle school ages, high school ages, and adults.  All supplies are provided by the library and the class is free.

6:30 PM - 8:15 PMLibrary Board of Trustees Meeting 



Location:  Community Room
Contact:  Stacey Lunsford
Description:  Regular monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.  Agendas and minutes are posted elsewhere on this website.



Monday, December 25, 2017


5:30 AM - noneLIBRARY CLOSED 



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Description:  The Library will be closed for Christmas.



Tuesday, December 26, 2017


5:30 AM - noneLIBRARY CLOSED 



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Description:  The Library will be closed the day after Christmas.