Girl with Paint on Her Face, Clothes and Hand
Youth Services Program Room
Main Library
Thursday, December 27 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ages 5-15: Paint a masterpiece with Nicole. Follow along step by step as she shows you painting techniques.  Each child will take home their own painting.
Picnic Basket with Red Gingham Blanket Sticking Out of It
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
West Branch Library
Monday, March 25 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Grab a snack and explore free verse, rhymes, limericks, and haiku poems at this Big Read event for kids inspired by Adrian Matejka's book of poetry The Big Smoke. Write, share and read poetry at this drop-in event.
Photo of Adrian Matejka
VCPL Main Library Lobby
Main Library
Friday, March 1 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Adrian Matejka, our keynote speaker and author of The Big Smoke, will kick-off our 2019 Big Read program. Refreshments will be served.
Pancake with Skillet
Haute Create
Main Library
Monday, January 21 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
All ages: Design your own pancake on a computer and then watch it print on the world's first 3D food printer: ThePancakeBot.
Poster: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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 with hostess Cindy Lou Who, Whopendous crafts, activities, and the 1966 original film, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  Sweet Science Ice Cream Lab will serve all the trimmings and even the Grinch has an idea of attending.
Snow Man with Blue Scarf, Gloves and Hat
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.
Steam Engine
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.
Little Girl Dressed As A Cat
West Branch Shelter
West Branch Library
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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