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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.