Meeting Rooms B & C
Main Library
Monday, November 7
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Meeting Rooms B & C
Main Library
Monday, November 7
10:00 am to 11:30 am
VCPL Main Library Lobby
Main Library
Friday, December 2
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Join us for our First Friday celebration, a visit from a real live reindeer and his arctic friends! We will be offering this program at two separate times- 10:00am & 4:00pm. Get your picture taken with one of the icons of the season. Bring your camera and dress warmly as the picture taking portion of the program will be outside.
VCPL Main Library Lobby
Main Library
Friday, December 2
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Join us for our First Friday celebration, a visit from a real live reindeer and his arctic friends! We will be offering this program at two separate times- 10:00am & 4:00pm. Get your picture taken with one of the icons of the season. Bring your camera and dress warmly as the picture taking portion of the program will be outside.
Mother and Son Sitting on Chair
Meeting Room C
Main Library
Tuesday, August 16
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Purdue Extension is providing sessions focusing on parent-child relationships. We'll face tricky topics such as handling meltdowns, the stress of being a parent and building strong communication with children. These sessions will surround the 4 pillars of success:  physical, social-emotional, cognitive, and communication skills that are acquired from birth to age five.
Wheelchair Racer
Meeting Room C
Main Library
Thursday, July 7
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Eric Wrightsman, a local Special Olympian, shares his story with the Special Olympics and what the events mean to him. Also, Jodi Moan shares what the Olympics do at a local level in the community. Refreshments will be served.
Youth Services Program Room
Main Library
Thursday, October 20
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Come learn about bats!  Professor Joy O'Keefe will present how these mammals fly, live, hear, eat, and avoid dangers in our everyday world.  Come see pictures, a bat house, and more!  An exciting question and answer session will follow.   Echolocate this program, spread your wing, and fly in for a fun and informative hour that will leave you "batty" for bats!
Meeting Room C
Main Library
Saturday, November 12
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fire safety is a very important skill to know.  The Terre Haute fire fighters will be on hand to show us how to use fire prevention tips. Children will watch a video about how to prevent fires from occurring and see what a fire fighter looks like in his or her gear.  If the weather permits, the fire truck will be here, and part of the program will be held outdoors.  Sparky the fire dog will be here to pose for pictures with the children.
Silhouette of Basketball Player Making Jump Shot
Meeting Rooms B & C
Main Library
Saturday, June 18
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Basketball is a fun sport to play, but what do we know of the science of basketball? Let Professor Steve dazzle your kids & adults with basketball-related experiments & demonstrations as we look at the game from a scientific viewpoint.  Principles of air-pressure, combustion, energy & biology will be explored, combined with sports principles such as teamwork, following directions & listening to the coach.
Youth Services Program Room
Main Library
Tuesday, October 18
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Baby signs helps babies ages 6-18 months to communicate their wants, needs and special requests before they can speak using sign language. This series of six, theme-based classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, getting dressed, park and pet signs. Each week families learn useful signs through fun songs, books and activities. This series of programs is open to the first 6 parent and child groups that preregister.

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