Coming Up: Primetime Poetry II


The dynamic duo is back! Andersen Library and Poetry Club are teaming up again for their second rendition of Primetime Poetry. With some great poetry, plenty of fun, and a whopping $100 grand prize, it is lining up to be another wonderful event. Join us tomorrow, 4/25, from 5-7pm in room L1105. Here are a few photos from the first event. We hope to see you there! *mic drop*


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New Stuff Tuesday – May 23, 2019

Computer Programming with C++

Computer Programming with C++
by Kunal Pimparkhede
QA76.73.C153 P469 2017
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

In the library’s newest print book on a popular programming language, Pimparkhede provides an in-depth explanation of C and C++ programming languages along with the fundamentals of object oriented programming paradigm. This book follows an example-driven approach with question/answer boxes help clarify issues. It includes exercises and quizzes to help learners cement the concepts into their brains. It also offers detailed explanations of complex topics, such as operators and type casting, decision making control statements, iterative control statements, arrays, functions, pointers, constructors and destructors, operator overloading, inheritance, templates, exception handling, and more. Diagrams, flowcharts, and other visuals guide the reader through the concepts, making ideas easier to comprehend than many other texts on the same subject.

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Pet Video Fest!

The local public library, Irvin L Young Memorial Public Library at 431 W Center St, Whitewater, is hosting a Pet Video Fest at 4:30pm on Mon, Apr 29th. Anyone wishing to contribute a video or image of their own pet for the show should send it (and the pet’s name) to Claire at by Wed Apr 24. Support your local animal shelters by bringing donations to the Fest, and you will be entered to win an animal-themed prize! This is a free event, open to the public.

Consult the wish lists of local animal shelters when considering what to donate:

Andersen Library may have resources if you’d like to learn more, such as the streaming video Animals: How to take stunning photos

Please ask a librarian (email, chat, phone 262.472.1032, or visit the Reference Desk) for assistance with finding additional materials.

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Birds of Prey here in Andersen

The sky is the limit! RIGHT?

This Thursday (April 18), UW Science Outreach Program, the Illinois Raptors Center, and the Andersen Library partner to offer a ‘Birds of Prey’ experience like no other. With a diverse selection of wildlife on display—hawks, falcons, and owls—‘Birds of Prey’ will provide an interactive space with some of our favorite high-flyers. ‘Birds of Prey’ is FREE and open to campus and the larger public. Located here in the Andersen Library (near the main entrance), you would not want to miss this!

Event starts at 5 PM! We hope to see you there.


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The Power of a Plant

Stephen Ritz, educator/administrator, innovator and urban farmer, will talk about “The Power of a Plant: A Teacher’s Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools” at 7pm on Mon, Apr 22, 2019 in the Irvin L. Young Auditorium. It’s the last Letters & Sciences’ Contemporary Issues Lecture of the year! Lectures are free and open to the public. Contact Susan Johnson (; 262-472-4766) for further information.

Ritz’s internationally-certified and award-winning curriculum that incorporates sustainability, food, energy and environmental justice concepts aligned to STEM content areas for elementary schools has helped increase daily attendance in his south Bronx school from 40% to 93%, helped provide 2,200 youth jobs, and resulted in Ritz receiving awards including New York Environmental Quality Award and a U.S. EPA Environmental Quality Award.

You can view his TED talk, “A teacher growing green in the South Bronx.” Text from his book, “The Power of a Plant“, may be previewed via Google Books, or UWW students and staff may request that UW-Stevens Point send its copy to Andersen Library via the free UW Request service (a requested item usually arrives in 3-5 weekdays, unless it is checked out already by someone else).

wisconsin document coverAndersen Library may have resources if you’d like to learn more, such as the books Ripe for change: Garden-based learning in schools (3rd-floor Main Collection, SB55 .H54 2015) and Home grown: School gardens in Wisconsin (online via Wisconsin Digital Archives–click the blue download button, next to the blue printer button in the upper right, to open the document).

Please ask a librarian (email, chat, phone 262.472.1032, or visit the Reference Desk) for assistance with finding additional materials.

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ELA’s Cultural Conversation here in Andersen

The English Language Academy (ELA) is back with another ‘Cultural Conversation’. ‘Cultural Conversation’ is a highly interactive learning session to which students come to present their cultural norms, while learning of others. Featuring a fun table-top-game, Cultural Conversation offers international students an opportunity to learn and exchange cultural tid-bits with their English-speaking (American) counterparts. This is one of those events we hope can be as informative as it is enjoyable!

This semester’s session will be held here in the Andersen Library–room L1105–at 5:30 PM. There will be fun. There will be food!

Check out some photos from  fall semester’s session:


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7th Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Off to Space!

Did you recently notice a few extra little children and stuffed animals in the Library? Did a disco ball catch your eye when you were trying to study? It’s no surprise! Twenty-five children from ages 2 to 9 years visited Andersen Library on Friday, April 12, 2019, to participate in the Library’s Seventh Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover. The children of UW-Whitewater students, staff, faculty, and the Children’s Center, were invited to participate in a craft and dance party fun followed by a story time.

Art Education student Emily Wozniak coordinated a craft activity with the assistance of volunteer education students Caitlin Frank, Sydney DeWall, and Lauren Blank, during which children created rockets and googly-eye finger puppet martians. The children then joined in dancing with Rockin’ DJ Ben who got them moving with out-of-this-world tunes and a rocketload of balloons. 

Ready for a rest, the children then enjoyed stories and action rhymes with UW-W COEPS students, Lexie O’Halleran and Mackenzie Ausprung. Their selections were We’re Off to Look for Aliens by Collin McNaughton and Zoom Rocket Zoom! by Margaret Mayo.

Before heading home, the children put their stuffed animals down to nap. The stuffies needed it to be alert and ready to dive in to their astronaut training sessions with guest lecturer, Buzz Lightyear.

A big thank you to everyone who helped make the event fun for all!  We are grateful for the many student workers and staff members involved behind the scenes, from blowing up balloons and setting up. COEPS students Kylie Brady and Taryn Ciochon, and Library staff members Barbara, Naomi, Martha, and Deronica stayed for the evening to run the astronaut training program, wrangle the stuffed animals, and put together photo memory books of the stuffed animals’ nighttime antics.

If this sounds like fun for a little one you know, or if you’d like to volunteer, keep your eyes peeled for next year’s event!




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Brothertown Indians-Today!

Thursday, April 11 at 5 pm Danielle McKinney will speak on the Brothertown Indian Nation: Christian Indians, Sovereignty, & Identity in UC 261. There will also be a short film on Brothertown Indian Nation history. Pizza will be provided.

If you’re interested in learning more about Wisconsin’s 12th Native American nation and their road to federal acknowledgement and recognition, you will enjoy this presentation.

To find out more, Andersen Library has several books on the Brothertown Indian Nation which you can check out or read online.

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New Stuff Tuesday — April 9, 2019

Skies Above My Eyes bookcover

The Skies Above My Eyes
by Charlotte Guillain
E Gui
New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor

A playful, colorful, yet educational introduction to a wide variety of “things” that exist in the skies above all of us! From lightning rods and whooping swans all the way up to distant nebulae and galaxies, it’s a great overview. Even I learned some things.

Perhaps this is a good introduction to space studies for a slightly younger set than last week’s reviewed new book!

One of the coolest things about this book is the way the pages are accordion-folded, so at the last page, you can stretch the interconnected pages out to about 10 feet long!

However, the book is clear that even 10 feet is nowhere near possible to illustrate the true scale of the universe. For that, you’d have to look at something like this Solar System to Scale project that popped up on the internet a few years ago. Or, even grander, something like this Scale of the Universe website, (beware: rather addicting. Who knew that the total height of all humans stacked end-to-end would be approx. 10 million kilometers?) But, for a kid-friendly introduction, I like this beautifully-illustrated book too!

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Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans: One Lawyer’s Journey

Jerry Hierseman, alumnus (1983) and attorney, will give a talk called “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans: One Lawyer’s Journey” on Wed., Apr. 3rd, at 7 p.m. in Hyland Hall’s Timmerman Auditorium. It’s the 34th annual Kyle Lecture, sponsored by the Dept. of Political Science. This year’s talk focuses on medical malpractice and personal injury law.

If you’re interested in learning more about injury law, medical malpractice, or the life of a trial lawyer, Andersen Library may be able to help with books such as An injury law constitution (online via ProQuest’s Ebook Central), Strong advocate: The life of a trial lawyer ((online via ProQuest’s Ebook Central), and content of the ALI-ABA course of study materials in the Nexis Uni database, including “Jurors’ inclinations in medical malpractice cases: Will the themes fit the inclinations?” and “How to find and get the most out of your medical expert.”

Please ask a librarian (email, chat, phone 262.472.1032, or visit the Reference Desk) for assistance with finding additional materials.

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