Infant Boy
Meeting Room D
Main Library
Friday, February 15 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Ages 11-18: Safe Sitter® is a one-day, nationally certified course designed for children ages 11 to 18. Taught in a fun and interactive format, Safe Sitter® teaches participants safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills and appropriate responses to medical emergencies. In a Safe Sitter® class, students learn through lively discussion, practice and role-play about a variety of topics, including babysitting ethics and etiquette and the business aspects of babysitting.  Free to those who register.  Lunch provided to participants. Parent permission slip and photo release required prior to start of class. Visit the Youth Services Department to complete the forms or call CASY at 812-232-3952 to receive a form. 
Woman Writing in Notebook
LifeLong Learning Center
Main Library
Saturday, March 23 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Amy Ash, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Indiana State University's Creative Writing Program will guide a poetry workshop based on The Big Smoke. After discussing Adrian Matejka's poems, and persona poems specifically, attendees will select a figure from history or pop-culture and write a poem from their perspective, going beyond the old adage "write what you know," and instead considering  what we can discover, and who we can become.
Colorful Abstract Pattern
West Branch
Saturday, March 16 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Join us for activities at the West Branch during this special branch opening:The Indiana State Literacy Association, Vigo County School Corporation, and Vigo County Public Library invite you to join us for the annual Literacy Fair. Students from West Terre Haute schools will have literacy based projects on display for the community to enjoy.Eat virtual sushi, hold a campfire in your hand and create your own story with Merge Cubes and augmented reality.Sign up for a library card, check out materials, use the computer, print or fax. All library services will be available during this time. 
Headlights, Grill and Front Tire of a Classic Car
South Entrance
Main Library
Sunday, March 31 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Celebrate the closing of another success Big Read anytime between 2:00-4:00 at the VCPL's South Entrance. Celebrate with Jack Johnson's favorite thing:  classic cars. There will be live music by Crossroads Brass Band as well as refreshments.
Close Up of Football Helmet
VCPL Main Library Lobby
Main Library
Friday, March 15 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bradley Sage, Program Director of the Professional Athletic Training Program at IU will discuss ways to reconcile the increasingly negative effects with the positive aspects in regard to sport. Sylvester "Coach" Edwards, Terre Haute's own NAACP President, athlete, coach, teacher, and community volunteer will discuss the ways our community has not always done right by young people who play sports, as well as changes we can make to create a positive outcome for our athletes, schools and spectators. Refreshments will be served.
Meeting Rooms A & C
Main Library
Friday, June 14 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Learn about what you need to live in space and touch a space suit at this interactive program with David Leake from the William M. Staerkel Planetarium. A brief history of the space program, including the Apollo 11 will entice adults and kids alike.
Girl Cutting Heart Out Of Red Paper
Youth Services Program Room
Main Library
Monday, February 11 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Celebrate your Valentine with this opportunity to explore a variety of art media.  Let your creativity warm the hearts of others as each person makes and takes hearts to share.  
Colorful Candy and Lollipops
VCPL Main Library Lobby
Main Library
Friday, May 3 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ages 12- 19:  Are you a Jedi, a Whovian or something else entirely?  Break out your best fandom-inspired costume and celebrate as your favorite character at the 4th Annual Fandom Prom.  Dance the night away with your friends and DJ Danny Wayne or hit up the game room for tabletop and card gaming.  Cosplay is encouraged, but please leave your realistic weapons at home.  Prizes will be awarded for Scariest, Funniest, Best Duo/Group and Best Individual Costumes.  Pick up begins promptly at 8:30pm.  Please register all participants separately.
Cover: The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka
West Branch Meeting Room A
West Branch
Thursday, March 21 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Jack Johnson was the first African American to earn the title of World Heavyweight Champion. In his book of narrative poetry, author Adrian Matejka explores the life of this incredible man through four distinct viewpoints - Johnson himself, and the white women he dared to love in a time of segregation and division. The Big Smoke is the NEA's 2019 Big Read book.
Cover: Ms. Bixby's Last Day by Anderson
Woodrow Wilson Middle School Auditorium
Main Library
Wednesday, April 10 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
The Battle of the Books is almost here!  Join the Vigo County Public Library, the Vigo County School Corporation and the Indiana Humanities for a novel conversation with Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee John David Anderson.  Dave, as he prefers to be called, will talk about the forces of inspiration and imagination and the need for young readers and writers to be the heroes of their own stories. This Special event is being held at the Woodrow Wilson Middle School Auditorium.  Speaker starts at 6pm with book signing to follow.