Battle against the Death Star's might or practice using the Force in Jedi Training: the choice is yours when visiting the Vigo County Public Library for Star Wars Academy. Join fellow force-users for an evening of skills assessment, assisting smugglers in their attack on a massive Imperial space station, and building sidekicks in the safety of our hangar here in the Youth Services 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.
How well do you know your nursery rhymes? Join us for Mother Goose Olympics! This program will feature a combination of nursery rhymes and physical exercise for the children as they compete in special games named after some popular nursery rhymes.
well do you know your nursery rhymes? Join us for Mother Goose Olympics! This
program will feature a combination of nursery rhymes and physical exercise for
the children as they compete in special games named after some popular nursery
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
¡Bienvenidos! Join us for a
festival of nations. Use your passports and take a trip into each culture.
Booths will be set up and participants will be able to learn a little about
each county that is represented in this Día program. El día de los niños/El día de los
libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every
day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The
celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all
linguistic and cultural backgrounds.Día is a nationally recognized
initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all
backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to
diverse books, languages and cultures. The common goals of all Día programming
Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning
through books, stories and libraries.·
Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and
embrace a child's home language and culture.·
Introduce families to community resources that provide
opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.
Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful
tools for strengthening families and communities.
Macy Kalb from the the Vigo County YMCA
is joining us to offer Kids Yoga. This program is designed to honor children's more active energy
levels. Movement during class alternates between active and calm to keep young
yogis' attention. Music, dancing, and games are all incorporated as kids learn
basic yoga poses and even breathing and relaxation techniques that they can use
during their normal, daily routines. For safety, please make sure children wear shoes with non-slip bottoms.