Irvin L. Young Library in April


U-W alumna Sarah Hemm, the programming and makerspace librarian, stands outside the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library entrance. May, 5 2022.

Felicity Knabenbauer

The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, 431 W. Center St. Whitewater, has set out a wonderful selection of different events throughout the month of April, many of them relating to the Spring season.


Spring Bird Nest 04/03

The spring bird nest take & make craft for kids three and older is just the perfect activity to start out the season. The many different varieties of birds in Wisconsin such as the chickadees, bluebirds and swallows will thank you for the extra space to call home as they return from the south. The supplies for the craft project will be available from 9 a.m. until they run out of kits.

Medicare Scholar Seminar: inflation reduction act 04/04

The Irvin L. Young Library will host a seminar in the community room discussing the Inflation Reduction Act at 1 p.m. There will be a few seminars hosted by the library throughout the month on different subjects.

Let’s talk tomatoes 04/04

Join master gardener, Ruth Flescher as she teaches the Whitewater community “how to choose tomato varieties and how to grow them successfully from transplant until the season is done.” Not everyone is born with a green thumb so a little help can go a long way in the ways of gardening. Participants are encouraged to bring in seed pods and plenty of questions. This adults only event has no cost or registration and will be held in the community room at 6:30 p.m.

Storytime for kids 04/05

Every wednesday at 9:30 a.m throughout the month of April the library will host an engaging storytime for children ages up to six years old. Older siblings are more than welcome to this event that involves rhymes, songs and more to help build a foundation  of lifelong reading and learning.

Dungeons & Dragons 04/11

Dungeons and Dragons has grown in popularity over the past few years as the rise of 80’s culture has taken over once again. The board game, Dungeons & Dragons, has also seen an uptick in players and so the library will host a Dungeons and Dragons night for both teens and adults beginning at 5:45 p.m.

Little Makers art class 04/13

Every month, the library hosts the “Little Makers” process art class for children ages 2 to 6 years old. Older and younger siblings are welcome to this event where children will be creating air-dried clay sculptures. This event will be a messy one so dress accordingly and arrive at 9:30 a.m. to create something spectacular.

Homeschool Hangout 04/14

Visit the library for a hands-on workshop for children at 1 p.m. in the community room. They will learn the basics of telescope operations presented by the Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium with telescopes provided by the library. No registration or cost is required for this event.

Fiber Friday 04/14

For this event you can bring your own materials to work with or use the materials provided by the library to create something new and exciting. They will have yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks and more for your pleasure. They encourage anyone of any age or ability to drop in between 3 and 4:30 p.m. for the event. No registration or cost is required to partake.

Spice of the month club 04/17

Stop by the circulation desk at the library and ask for this month’s spice! The spice of the month club is a monthly take home kit that features a unique blend of spices as well as recipes and more. This month is: herbs de provence, a french blend.

Financial Fitness Family Night 04/18

To celebrate Money Smart Week the library will have a special story time with PremierBank along with financial activities and games. All ages can join this registration and cost free event.

Maker Club 04/20

The “Maker Club” is planning a shaving cream paper marbling art activity for children ages 5 to 12 in the community room from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Michael Velliquette Art & Mindfulness Workshop 04/21

This three hour workshop for adults from 1 to 4 p.m. facilitated by mixed-media artist Michael Velliquette is a community engagement project supported by the UW- Madison Division of Arts Edna Wiecher Arts in Wisconsin Award.

Mindful Mondays Bookclub 04/24

Occurring on the 4th monday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. is a book club focused on mindfulness. This month’s book is “The Untethered Soul” by Michael Singer.

Duct Tape and Doritos 

Creating wallets out of duct tape has been a popular activity amongst middle and high schoolers for decades. Knowing this the library is hosting a duct tape workshop where teenagers’ all time favorite snack will be served: Doritos!

Fiesta De Primavera 04/27

To celebrate both Spring and the Latin culture here in Whitewater the library will host an art shop where anyone in the community can create papel picado, alebrijes, flower headbands and more. Snacks will be provided at this registration and cost free event starting at 5:30 p.m.


For more information visit the libraries events page or contact Sarah French at [email protected]/292-458-2782