Youth Services Program Room
Main Library
Friday, January 4 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Make your own hand-held winter wonderland while escaping the snowy season! Children can use their imagination to create their own shakeable scene to overcome those winter blues in this interactive crafting program.
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.  
Youth Services Program Room
Main Library
Thursday, January 3 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Chill out at the library!  Kids will have snow much fun decorating clothespin snowflakes and creating crystallizing ice paintings along with other winter activities.
Infant Boy
Meeting Room D
Main Library
Friday, February 15 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Ages 11-14: Safe Sitter® is a one-day, nationally certified course designed for children ages 11 to 14. 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.
Deming Park
Community Locations
Monday, December 3 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
All ages: Kick-off First Financial Bank's Christmas in the Park with a ride on the holiday train.  Enjoy free hot chocolate and  a cookie. Glimpse the displays throughout Deming Park, including the Library's, but be sure to bundle up for a chilly night.
Youth Services Program Room
Main Library
Thursday, December 13 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Oh the Who-manity!  Enjoy a family friendly Whovacious storytime courtesy of hostess Cindy Lou Who,  with Whopendous crafts, refreshments, and the 1966 original film, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Youth Services Program Room
Main Library
Thursday, December 27 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Paint a masterpiece with Nicole. Follow along step by step as she shows you painting techniques.  Each child will take home their own painting.
Little Girl Dressed As A Cat
West Branch Shelter
West Branch
Sunday, October 28 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Fill your trick or treat bag at the Westside Hometown Holiday Trunk or Treat event.  The Westside Hometown Holiday parade starts at 3:00PM at IGA and ends at the VCPL, West Branch at 4:30PM where you can take part in the costume contest and collect a variety of treats in a safe environment.  Stop by the library trunk for a free book, while supplies last.
Blue Smokey Room with Bottles
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Main Library
Saturday, September 15 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Do you have what it takes to escape? Work in teams of four or less to solve puzzles and clues from the Harry Potter Universe and free yourself in thirty minutes or less. Register by calling 812.232.1115. Ages 12 and up please.
Illustration of Beakers Filled with Colorful Liquid
Youth Services Program Room
Main Library
Thursday, July 19 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ages 5-11: A rainbow may be amazing in the sky, but you should see them in the lab.  Become a colorologist and experiment with color mixing, chemical reactions and art.

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