Celebrating National Handwriting Day and John Hancock's Birthday
The United States Declaration of Independence was signed in the largest of
letters by John Hancock. In this age of electronic communication and keyboards,
what is the value of handwriting and signatures? Join Theresa Ortega, Certified
Handwriting Analyst, to learn about the importance of handwriting in a digital
world, and learn to decipher a few personality traits in your own
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
Life is a book that surprises and shines." One
Life is Brennan's first full-length collection since The House with the Mansard Roof (2009), a finalist for the Best
Books of Indiana.
Shakespeare's plays and poems abound with flowers and gardens.
Join VCPRD Naturalist, Amber Slaughterbeck, as we visit the beauty of planting
your own Shakespeare garden. Discussion includes garden design, plant uses, and
wildlife benefits. Advanced Master Gardener, Marilyn Miller, will elaborate on
plant selections and showcase flowers from the Apple House. Participate in our
Rose Raffle for a chance to win!
Your patience has been rewarded! The Youth Services department is open and looks better than ever. Staff will be on hand to provide tours and greet visitors. We have so many new features to see, including book bins, 12 internet-ready computers, sensory boards, and our own programming and play room, just to name a few of the great additions to the department.
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.
Join us for stories, songs, finger-plays and art projects! Created for young people 3-5 years with their caregivers and parents. Registration not required. Please call 232-1115 for additional information.