Woman practicing speech
Digital Programs
Wednesday, June 15 at (All day)

Do you get anxious at the thought of giving a presentation to a large group? You’re not alone; public speaking is one of the top five fears people experience. Learn how to overcome this common fear, develop your voice, and prepare for a speech with help from Curt Simmons, a best-selling author, trainer, and multi-media expert. Visit bit.ly/vcpl_publicspeaking to register or browse more than 300 other courses.

Illustration of woman wearing Pan-African flag blowing in the breeze
Main Library
Lobby
Thursday, June 30 at 12:00 pm

Even though Juneteenth has only recently been recognized as a federal holiday, observations of this date has played an important role in the development of American culture. Dr. Kimberly Stanley, assistant history professor at Indiana State University, will explain the history of Juneteenth and the impact that its celebration has had over the past 150 years.

Book Cover: Jaws by Peter Benchley
623 National Avenue
Thursday, June 9 at 3:00 pm

Grab a cup of coffee and a locally-made treat at the Westside Book Club at Macksville Coffee Company before discussing the novel that inspired the classic 1975 movie! In Peter Benchley’s Jaws, a sudden string of deadly shark attacks force police chief Martin Brody, ichthyologist Matt Hooper, and professional hunter Quint to work together to rid the seaside resort town of Amity of an underwater terror before the massive great white shark kills anyone else.

Group of diverse, happy people representing the LGBTQIA+ community
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 pm

Ages 16 & Up: In June, 1969, patrons of the Stonewall Inn in New York City staged a series of spontaneous demonstrations against the constant harassment and raids they endured. This historic event marked a turning point for the LGBTQIA+ community, as pride marches spread throughout the United States every June. Learn more about Pride Month, the reasons why it’s celebrated, and how to honor LGBTQIA+ history with the Pride Center of Terre Haute.

Young woman using VR headset; reaching out to touch colorful light.
Main Library
Haute Create
Saturday, June 25 at 1:00 pm

Ages 12 & Up: Dive into a virtual world with the HTC Vive™ VR headset. Plunge into the murky depths and solve interactive puzzles as you try to escape a capsized research vessel in FREEDIVER: Triton Down or come face-to-face with the mysterious and awe-inspiring creatures found deep in the ocean with theBlu.

Close-up of laser cutter
Main Library
Haute Create
Thursday, June 23 at 4:00 pm

Ages 13 & Up: Soldering is a multi-purpose technique which will allow you to build electronics, make repairs, and create crafts! In Intro to Soldering, you will pick up this valuable skill and learn how to use the Haute Create soldering stations safely by making your own DIY synthesizer.

Customers who wish to use the Haute Create soldering stations independently must complete this class.

Teenage boy using soldering iron
Main Library
Haute Create
Wednesday, June 22 at 4:00 pm

Ages 13 & Up: Soldering is a multi-purpose technique which will allow you to build electronics, make repairs, and create crafts! In Intro to Soldering, you will pick up this valuable skill and learn how to use the Haute Create soldering stations safely by making your own DIY synthesizer.

Close-up for 3D printer and print
Main Library
Haute Create
Tuesday, June 21 at 4:00 pm

Ages 9 & Up: 3D printers are available for your use in Haute Create, but do you know how to make or print your own files? Learn the best practices for preparing your file to print and for using Haute Create’s 3D printers safely with Intro to 3D Printing. Customers who wish to use Haute Create’s 3D printer independently must complete this class. 

Illustration of pirate ship at night, close to village, with full moon in background
Main Library
Parking Lot
Saturday, June 18 at 6:00 pm

Ages 21 & Up: When you work like a Captain, you need to party like a pirate! Belly up to the Saratoga’s cash bar for your favorite mug of grog, sing-along to classic sea shanties played by the Red Rum Band, and break out your finest frock coat and tricorn hat for the costume contest at 7:00 p.m. 

Detail of Into Bondage. Oil on Canvas by Aaron Douglas. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art.
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 pm

Ages 16 & Up: President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, which declared “that all persons held as slaves [in the Southern states which had seceded] …are, and henceforward shall be free.” But for enslaved people in remote areas of Texas, it would be two more years before they were told that their freedom had been granted. Learn more about the origins of this “second Independence Day” and how local Black communities have celebrated it through the years.

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