Meeting Room C
Main Library
Monday, July 11 -
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Parents, come work out and play with your little one at the same
time! It will be a learning experience for both parties. There will be a mix of
yoga, strength, and some cardio. This program will incorporate parents and
toddlers ages 2-5 on various exercise moves that can be performed

VCPL Special Collections
Main Library
Tuesday, April 19 -
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join the Special Collections Department
and the Vigo County Historical Society for a reception showcasing the
Historical Society's "Read All About It!" newspaper exhibition. The
exhibition, made possible by a grant provided by the Wabash Valley Community
Foundation and a sponsorship by the Tribune Star Publishing Company, allows
visitors to see history unfold right before their eyes through the pages of
local newspapers. Tribune Star columnist and author Mike Lunsford will speak
of how easy it is to see history through newspapers, and he will also have
copies of his book Parke County:
Indiana's Covered Bridge Capital
available for purchase. Light
refreshments will be provided. 

Youth Services Program Room
Main Library
Wednesday, May 11 -
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Pillowcase Project, sponsored by Disney, is a
preparedness education program for children in grades 3 - 5, which teaches
students about personal and family preparedness, local hazards, and basic
coping skills. The hour long presentation is perfect for schools, after-school
programs, Girl and Boy Scout troop meetings, and more. Red Cross volunteers
lead students through a "learn, practice, share" framework to engage them in
disaster preparedness. Upon completion, students receive a sturdy pillowcase in
which to build their personal emergency supplies kit. Presentations are
customized to focus on a hazard that is important and relevant to the local

Youth Services Program Room
Main Library
Sunday, April 10 -
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Entries for reTHink's "Art from Waste" project will be on display in the Youth Services department. Light refreshments will be provided.

Cover: One Life by Matthew Brennan
Meeting Room C
Main Library
Tuesday, February 16 -
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

One Life, just published by Lamar University
Press, is ISU professor Matthew Brennan's fifth volume of poetry.  It collects poems that previously appeared in
such journals as Poetry Ireland Review,
Commonweal, South Dakota Review
, and South
Carolina Review.
  About the new book
poet Edward Hirsch says, "Matthew Brennan's artful, quiet, well-made poems
glare with a bright light, burning moments, intense memories.  One
is a book that surprises and shines."  One
is Brennan's first full-length collection since The House with the Mansard Roof (2009), a finalist for the Best
Books of Indiana.  

The reading will be followed by a short Q&A.

VCPL Main Library Lobby
Main Library
Friday, April 8 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Enjoy a concert from Crossroads Brass Band featuring music selected with the theme of Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard, the Wabash Valley Community Read book.  Enjoy the free concert and light refreshments.     

VCPL Main Library Lobby
Main Library
Friday, March 25 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Celebrate the Wabash Valley Community Read book, Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in
Solitary with the Bard
! Stone Soup Shakespeare will provide a brief
play.  Enjoy heavy appetizers, music
and a photo booth! Tickets are $5 and reservations can be made by calling

Cover: Shakespeare Saved My Life by Bates
Community Locations, Main Library
Wednesday, March 16 -
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Join Tom Sauer at Westminster Village as he discusses a prisoner's interpretations of Shakespeare in Shakespeare Saved My Life (2013.) Selected for the 2016 "Wabash Valley Community Read," the book tells the compelling story of ISU Professor Laura Bates' creative and courageous volunteer service with incarcerated prisoners, especially in the Secured Housing Unit [solitary confinement] at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility. Professor Bates worked with prisoners to read, discuss, and perform excerpts from Shakespeare's plays. In particular, her book focuses on one prisoner whose responses to reading and reflecting upon Shakespeare's plays, in the prisoner's words, literally saved his life. These responses and reflections can expand and deepen our own appreciation of Shakespeare.    Tom is Dean Emeritus of Arts and Sciences at Indiana State.  For nearly two decades, he also taught ISU's Shakespeare course for English majors and has offered multiple courses and presentations on Shakespeare for OLLI and the Dewey Institute.    

Meeting Room C
Main Library
Thursday, May 19 -
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Endangered species need your help! Gather around
for storytime with Naturalist Amber Slaughterbeck, create endangered species
masks, and watch a short movie to learn the importance of protecting endangered
species and everyday actions you can take to help protect wildlife. This
program is offered at both locations of the Vigo County Public Library.

Poster: The Lorax
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Main Library
Wednesday, March 2 -
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

We're celebrating Dr. Suess' birthday by watching "The Lorax". Movie is Rated PG:  Parental Guidance Suggested. 93 minutes. Free refreshments provided.