Staff Picks, New Books, & Bestseller Express

Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis
Cover of True Crime Addict
Cover of Food:  A Love Story
cover of God Help the Child
cover of knit stitch dictionary
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
cover of The Things We Keep
Cover: The Truth and Other Lies

Discover Upcoming Events at VCPL

Baby Signs: Sign, Say and Play

Mother Hugging Infant
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Tuesday, September 26 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 6-18 Months and Caregivers:  Baby signs helps infants too young to speak learn how to communicate their wants, needs and special requests using sign language.  This series of six classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, dressing, the park and pets through songs, books and activities.  Classes continue into October.  Registration is limited to six families.

Mother Goose on the Loose at West Ages 0-5

Mother Goose with Two Gooslings
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, September 26 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more! Children ages 0-5 at 11:00.

Creative Builders - Design a Video Game Using Bloxels

Blueprint of Gears
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, September 26 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Ages 8-15: Use the Bloxels board to design your own video game world and characters.  With the Bloxels app, you can capture your creation, customize it even further and test out how it plays.

Let's Chat about Self-Esteem

Confident Teenage Boy
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Tuesday, September 26 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 12-18 & Caregivers: Discuss difficult concepts with Purdue Extension. In this session, learn how to build and maintain self-esteem throughout the teenage years. Caregivers are encouraged to come independently or with their teenagers.

Self Defense for Youth

Kung Fu Student and Instructor
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, September 27 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Ages 8 & Up: No one wants to have to defend themself from an attacker.  But, if the situation arises, quality training is key.  Teacher Jason Yost of Yost Wing Chun Kung-fu Academy will teach an introductory, four session self-defense course focused on learning how to be aware of your surroundings, how to develop and use energy efficiently and effectively and how to develop the confidence to defend yourself from anything seeking to do you harm.  Please wear comfortable clothing and any protective gear you may have.  Classes continue into October.  Please plan to attend all four sessions.