Haute Create
Main Library
Wednesday, April 1 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join the West Central ISBDC for this informative workshop about how to best finance your new business. We will walk you through the lending process with commercial banks. SBA loans and finding investors as well as other lending programs on the local level will be briefly discussed. The topics covered will help you decide if you are ready to approach a bank to take that next step in starting your new business
Haute Create
Main Library
Sunday, April 26 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
GLOBE Observer is an international citizen science initiative to understand our global environment. Your observations help scientists track changes in clouds, water, plants, and other life in support of climate research. Scientists also use your data to verify NASA satellite data. And by submitting your observations, you can help students of all ages do real scientific research as part of the GLOBE Program. This program coincides with Citizen Science Month and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Bring your own device such as a smartphone or tablet to download the app to get you started on one of the following projects: GLOBE Trees, GLOBE Mosquitoes, GLOBE Land Cover, GLOBE Clouds.
Meeting Rooms A, B, C, & D
Main Library
Saturday, June 27 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Making is universal! Attend this celebration of local maker culture and be inspired by these talented innovators. 
Girls in Drama Class
West Branch Meeting Room B
West Branch Library
Wednesday, March 4 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at acting? Here is your chance! Have fun mastering acting techniques while you practice your improvisational skills through creativity inspiring games and verbal exercises. The workshop will be led by two local seasoned theater actors guaranteed to keep you moving and stretching your imagination.
LifeLong Learning Center
Main Library
Thursday, March 19 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Join in the discussion of this year's Big Read book:  Our Town: a Play in Three Acts by Thornton Wilder. This story, which at first glance seems to tell a simple story of small town people, is considered to be one of the greatest stories from the first half of the 20th century. Light refreshments will be provided.
Poster: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
VCPL Teen Space
Main Library
Wednesday, March 25 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ferris Bueller wants a day off from school and has come up with the perfect plan to pull it off. Join Ferris, his girlfriend Sloane, and his best friend Cameron as they break with the monotony of everyday high school life and learn from Ferris' personal bag of tricks how to seek joy in it. Ferris Bueller's Day Off also breaks the third wall by talking to the audience just like Our Town's stage manager. Refreshments will be served. Rated PG-13.  103 minutes.
Mannequin with Suit and Measuring Tape
LifeLong Learning Center
Main Library
Saturday, March 28 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Jessica Becker, costume designer for Rose-Hulman and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, will share the process of designing, building, fitting, and finishing costumes for stage performances. In 2018, Jessica did the costuming for the production of Our Town that was performed at Rose-Hulman. She will share specific color choices and how styles have changed over the years, while showing real examples of costumes from the show.
Red House
LifeLong Learning Center
Main Library
Saturday, March 21 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bring a teen or adult family member to share in an art experience. The 2020 Big Read selection Our Town will be the inspiration. Bring a photo of a house or building or use a supplied photo to paint abstract versions of buildings of your choices. This month's program will feature local artist Peter Bruning.
Poster: Our Town
West Branch Meeting Room B
West Branch Library
Monday, March 16 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Change comes slowly to Grover's Corner and daily life moves at a predictable pace. The milkman arrives every morning, the neighbors gossip, and children plan for their futures. In this Oscar-nominated adaptation of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, Emily Webb and George Gibbs move from friendship into courtship and an anxiety-filled wedding. After a tragic death, Emily is left to ponder her existence and how often people overlook the small joys that life provides. After the movie, discuss the film and how it compares to the written play, stage productions, and other adaptations. 
Sphero SPRK Logo
West Branch Meeting Room A
West Branch Library
Tuesday, March 31 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Ages 5-15: Learn coding and programming in a fun way with SpheroT, the round robot that you control with an app.

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