April 2021

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Wonder Boxes: Infants & Toddlers

Wonder Boxes: Infants & Toddlers

Main Library
Premieres Thursday, April 1 at 10:00 am

Ages 0-5: Surprise your infant with a box full of books, music, movies, games, and more-tailored to their age and interests! Sign up for an age-appropriate Wonder Box and complete the preference form via email. Your custom Wonder Box may include everything from board books to games, craft projects, and even more surprises.

Every box will include items to keep, Library materials to return, and instructions on how to return your Wonder Box. Register using your child's name. Limit one box per registrant. Library card required.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
 
 
Wonder Boxes: Teens

Wonder Boxes: Teens

Main Library
Premieres Thursday, April 1 at 10:00 am

Ages 12-19: Surprise your teen with a box full of books, music, movies, games, and more-tailored to their age and interests! Sign up for an age-appropriate Wonder Box and complete the preference form via email. Your custom Wonder Box may include everything from board books to games, craft projects, and even more surprises.

Every box will include items to keep, Library materials to return, and instructions on how to return your Wonder Box. Register using your child's name. Limit one box per registrant. Library card required.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
 
 
Wonder Boxes: Kids

Wonder Boxes: Kids

Main Library
Premieres Thursday, April 1 at 10:00 am

Ages 6-11: Surprise your child with a box full of books, music, movies, games, and more-tailored to their age and interests! Sign up for an age-appropriate Wonder Box and complete the preference form via email. Your custom Wonder Box may include everything from board books to games, craft projects, and even more surprises.

Every box will include items to keep, Library materials to return, and instructions on how to return your Wonder Box. Register using your child's name. Limit one box per registrant. Library card required.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
 
 
Painting with Nicole

Painting with Nicole

Young Girl Covered in Paint
Digital Programs
Youtube
Premieres Thursday, April 1 at 10:00 am

Ages 5-15: Whether your child is a seasoned artist or a first-time painter, making their own art allows them to express complex emotions, develop hand-eye coordination, and explore creativity. Kits will be available for curbside pickup or home delivery while supplies last. A list of supplies for at-home participation will be available at facebook.com/vigolibrary. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Digital Programs
Youtube
 
 
 
Pandemic Online Game

Pandemic Online Game

North America with Semi-Transparent Circles
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Friday, April 2 at 3:00 pm

Ages 12 & Up: As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you must keep four deadly diseases at bay while discovering their cures. Work as a team to succeed-all players win or lose together.

Play Pandemic: The Board Game via Steam, an online platform. Zoom will be used for in-game chat with players. Sign up individually or in groups of three to play with your friends. Register to receive the Zoom link and instructions. Sign up for a free Steam account to play. Email techteam@vigo.lib.in.us for assistance.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
 
Holiday Closing
12:00 am
 
 
Holiday Closing
12:00 am
 
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Who is William Shakespeare?

Who is William Shakespeare?

Illustration of Boy Dressed as Romeo
Main Library
Premieres Monday, April 5 at 8:00 am

Ages 6-12: You are never too young for The Bard! Explore A Midsummer Night's Dream and King Lear with kid-friendly adaptations of each play. Comprehend Shakespeare's work with a field guide for the whole family. Kits will be available for curbside pickup or home delivery from Monday, March 22 to Monday, April 5 while supplies last. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.

8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Main Library
 
 
Books & Brews: The Song of Achilles

Books & Brews: The Song of Achilles

Cover: The Song of Achilles
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Monday, April 5 at 6:30 pm

Ages 21 & Up: Grab your favorite beverage and join a virtual discussion of The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. In this novel based on characters from The Illiad, the early life of Greek warrior, Achilles, is narrated by his friend and partner, Patroclus. Patroclus joins Achilles in the war that ensues when the Helen of Sparta is kidnapped and taken to Troy. This imaginative retelling of events leading up to the Trojan War features battles between immortals and gods along with romance between characters.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
 
SSOS: Social Services Organizations & Supports

SSOS: Social Services Organizations & Supports

Older Man Outdoors with Younger Boy, Fishing
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Wednesday, April 7 at 10:00 am

How has COVID-19 impacted you, your family, and your community? Discuss the many challenges people are facing during this pandemic and discover the local organizations addressing these issues. This month, learn more about the current state of Foster Grandparents in Vigo County and how you can help. A Family Development Specialist from Western Indiana Community Action Agency (WICAA) will address the services offered to assist your family, including: budgeting, education, employment, health care, addiction, and housing. Learn more about Foster Grandparents at wicaa.org/senior and WICAA at wicaa.org.

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
 
Pandemic Online Game

Pandemic Online Game

United States with Semi-Transparent Circles
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Thursday, April 8 at 4:00 pm

Ages 12 & Up: As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you must keep four deadly diseases at bay while discovering their cures. Work as a team to succeed-all players win or lose together.

Play Pandemic: The Board Game via Steam, an online platform. Zoom will be used for in-game chat with players. Sign up individually or in groups of three to play with your friends. Register to receive the Zoom link and instructions. Sign up for a free Steam account to play. Email techteam@vigo.lib.in.us for assistance.

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
 
Virtual Legislative Crackerbarrel
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
 
The Hunger Games at the Moon Lite

The Hunger Games at the Moon Lite

Poster: The Hunger Games
Community Locations
Moon Lite Drive-In Theater
Premieres Sunday, April 11 at 8:00 pm

Ages 13 & Up: The Hunger Games is a dystopian story that explores how imbalanced power leads to corruption. Two tributes from each district in the nation of Panem are forced to fight to the death in a televised production until Katniss Everdeen challenges the status quo. Each car receives free admission and the first 100 cars receive complimentary popcorn. Rated PG-13.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Community Locations
Moon Lite Drive-In Theater
 
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Beyond the Classroom: Solar Ovens

Beyond the Classroom: Solar Ovens

Crumpled Aluminum Foil
Digital Programs
Youtube
Premieres Tuesday, April 13 at 1:00 pm

Ages 12-19: Have you ever wondered how to cook food in the wilderness? You can use the power of the sun to heat up food with a solar oven! Kits will be available for curbside pickup or home delivery. A list of supplies for at-home participation will be available at facebook.com/vigolibrary. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Digital Programs
Youtube
 
 
Station Eleven Book Talk

Station Eleven Book Talk

Cover: Station Eleven
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Tuesday, April 13 at 3:00 pm

How would you respond if 99% of the population disappeared? How would civilization evolve? Would we even recognize the world that resulted? Station Eleven asks these questions as it imagines a future where society attempts to rise from the ashes left by a devastating pandemic. Join Adult Services Librarians Jeanette Bouchie and David Kite as they discuss what defines civilization and what is integral to human existence.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
 
Money Smarts Trivia

Money Smarts Trivia

American Money in a Jar
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Tuesday, April 13 at 6:30 pm

Ages 12 & Up: Do you need a credit score? What does APR stand for? Is your interest rate too high? Brush up on your money smarts while playing trivia! You'll need two devices: one to view the Zoom meeting and one to answer trivia questions at kahoot.it.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
Take Charge of Your Finances with Gale Courses

Take Charge of Your Finances with Gale Courses

Digital Programs
Premieres Wednesday, April 14 at 6:00 pm

Invest in yourself by setting financial goals, preparing for retirement, and learning more about financial wellness, security, and records. Visit bit.ly/vcplfinances to register or browse more than 300 other courses.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Digital Programs
 
 
Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

Teenager with Headphones
Digital Programs
Premieres Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 pm

Ages 12-19: Teens! What do you want to see at the Library? Interact with other passionate volunteers to implement popular trends, plan incredible programs, and be a positive role model as a member of the Teen Advisory Board. TAB meets monthly and welcomes all newcomers. Email kbailey@vigo.lib.in.us to become a TAB member.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Digital Programs
 
 
 
 
 
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Maker Kit To Go: Catapults

Maker Kit To Go: Catapults

Catapult at Sunset
Premieres Monday, April 19 at 12:00 am

Ages 9-19: Use household supplies to construct catapults and launch items across the room! Kits will be available for curbside pickup or home delivery from Monday, April 5 to Monday, April 19 while supplies last. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.

12:00 am
 
 
Inspiration to Inking: Creating Your Own Graphic Novel

Inspiration to Inking: Creating Your Own Graphic Novel

Person Drawing in Ink
Main Library
Premieres Monday, April 19 at 8:00 am

Ages 12-19: In this year's NEA Big Read selection, a unique character arises with a passion for graphic novels. Explore creative prompts, brainstorm ideas, and illustrate your own story with this kit. Gain inspiration from a copy of No Fear Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet for you to keep. Kits will be available for curbside pickup or home delivery from Monday, April 5 to Monday, April 19 while supplies last. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.

8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Main Library
 
 
Zoom Storytime

Zoom Storytime

Mother and Infant Watching Laptop
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Monday, April 19 at 10:00 am

Ages 0-5: Build early literacy skills while reading books, singing songs, and practicing body movements at Zoom Storytime! Grab a small cloth, shake a rattle, or clap your hands as you follow along at home.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms B & C
 
 
 
Local Women's History Spotlight: Honoring Dr. Janie Myers

Local Women's History Spotlight: Honoring Dr. Janie Myers

Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Wednesday, April 21 at 1:00 pm

Celebrate women who are making history in the Wabash Valley and honor Dr. Janie Myers-surgeon, volunteer, mother, and Vigo County Coroner. Dr. Myers' election in November of 2020 was groundbreaking as she is the first African American to serve in a countywide elected position in Vigo County. Dr. Myers will share her educational journey from surgeon to coroner and discuss her passions, accomplishments, and service to the community.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
 
Pandemic Online Game

Pandemic Online Game

United States with Semi-Transparent Circles
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Thursday, April 22 at 4:00 pm

Ages 12 & Up: As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you must keep four deadly diseases at bay while discovering their cures. Work as a team to succeed-all players win or lose together.

Play Pandemic: The Board Game via Steam, an online platform. Zoom will be used for in-game chat with players. Sign up individually or in groups of three to play with your friends. Register to receive the Zoom link and instructions. Sign up for a free Steam account to play. Email techteam@vigo.lib.in.us for assistance.

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
 
 
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Zoom Storytime

Zoom Storytime

Mother and Infant Watching Laptop
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Monday, April 26 at 10:00 am

Ages 0-5: Build early literacy skills while reading books, singing songs, and practicing body movements at Zoom Storytime! Grab a small cloth, shake a rattle, or clap your hands as you follow along at home.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
eMagazines: Download & Enjoy

eMagazines: Download & Enjoy

Senior Woman Using Tablet
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Tuesday, April 27 at 6:00 pm

Ages 18 & Up: Did you know you can flip through popular magazines without leaving home? Browse well-known publications such as Reader's Digest, Taste of Home, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and more with your Library card-register to learn tips and tricks for utilizing this service.

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
 
 
Teen Take & Make: Art Smarts

Teen Take & Make: Art Smarts

Paintbrushes in Cup
Main Library
Premieres Friday, April 30 at 10:00 am

Ages 12-19: Experiment with various art and craft mediums such as painting, knitting, crocheting, and more! Follow the included instructions or create your own unique masterpiece. Kits will be available for curbside pickup or home delivery. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library