July fun @ Whitewater’s public library

The Irvin L Young Memorial Library, Whitewater’s public library (431 W Center St), is providing some fun and free summer events in July! No registration required. Mark your calendars:

  • Thurs., July 12, 4pm: Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular Comedy Show – Performing artist Curt Strutz will appear as Dr. Cletus Beaker, MD, to provide a humorous but educational experience about basic science concepts and conducting experiments safely. You can get a taste of the presentation via YouTube.
  • Sat, July 14, 10am-noon:Make your own terrarium – The Library will have all supplies needed until they run out! No registration required.
  • Thurs, July 26, at 4pm: Experience Rhythm for Unity with Tom Gill – “Rhythm For Unity uses hand drums and other percussion instruments to create and cultivate commUNITY! All ages! All abilities!” from Facebook

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Andersen Library may be able to help you learn more if you’d like, with resources such as the articles “Community building through drumming” (The Arts in Psychotherapy, 2002, vol.29:no.5, pp.261-264), “Drumming and mindfulness: Integrations into an evidence-based group intervention” (Social Work with Groups, 2017, pp.1-14), and “Synchronized drumming enhances activity in the caudate and facilitates prosocial commitment – If the rhythm comes easily” (PLoS ONE, vol.6:no.11, E27272, doi:https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0027272). Andersen Library also has books that can help you enjoy silly science at home with kids, such as Weird science: 40 strange-acting, bizarre-looking, and barely believable activities for kids (Curriculum Collection, Nonfiction, 507.8 Wie), Where puddles go: Investigating science with kids (3rd-floor Main Collection, QC26 .S77 1995) and Catch the wind, harness the sun: 22 super-charged science projects for kids (3rd-floor Main Collection, TJ808.2 .C33 2011).

These examples are just the tip of the iceberg! If you’d like assistance with finding additional information, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or ask to see a reference librarian in Andersen Library).

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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