Meeting Rooms A & C
Main Library
Wednesday, January 20 -
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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

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.

Illustration of a Rose
Meeting Room C
Main Library
Thursday, April 14 -
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

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! 

Boy in Hard Hat Pushing Cart with Paint Cans
Youth Services Program Room
Main Library
Wednesday, January 27 -
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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.

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.

Poster: The Incredibles
Meeting Rooms A,B, & C
Main Library
Monday, July 20 -
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us for Disney and Pixar's The Incredibles! Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested. 115 minutes.

Illustration of Male and Female Soldiers
Meeting Rooms A,B, & C
Main Library
Monday, July 27 -
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Children ages 3-11 can come to visit with everyday heroes from the military. Come and learn about how these military men and women serve our country!

Illustration of Boy Jumping
Library Lawn
Main Library
Friday, July 31 -
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Celebrate Summer Reading with us!

Cover: All By Myself by Aliki
Meeting Room C
Main Library
Wednesday, June 10 -
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Fun, interactive stories, songs, and activities for our 'littlest ones' 18 months - 36 months and their caregivers or parents.

Cover: Wolf Spider by Archer
Meeting Room A
Main Library
Wednesday, June 10 -
10:00 am to 10:45 am

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.