March 2019

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Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Climbing Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, March 1 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories and participate in crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers are invited to participate with their children during this storytime.
10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
First Friday: Seuss Spectacular

First Friday: Seuss Spectacular

Three Green Eggs
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, March 1 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
How many apples can you stack on top? Can you match fish and play with green eggs and ham? What about building your own zoo in our sensory tub? Prepare for some hands-on fun inspired by Dr. Seuss's many classic stories at this special First Friday event in Youth Services. Snacks will be served at this drop-in event.
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Big Read Kick-off and Keynote: Adrian Matejka
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
 
 
Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

Books in Red Basket
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Saturday, March 2 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Shop from a selection of thousands of items: Books, movies, music and more.  The average book price just $1.00.  Proceeds raised at the monthly book sales help provide funding for Library programs and services.
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
 
 
Wabash Valley Coder Dojo
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose

Goose with Two Goslings
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, March 2 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Join Mother Goose for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

Books in Red Basket
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Sunday, March 3 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Shop from a selection of thousands of items: Books, movies, music and more.  The average book price just $1.00.  Proceeds raised at the monthly book sales help provide funding for Library programs and services.
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, March 4 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0 - 18 months: Bring your baby to the library for stories, songs, dance, and activities from 10:00 am - 10:30 am. There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30 am - 11:00 am.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Big Read Film: The Hurricane

Big Read Film: The Hurricane

Poster: The Hurricane
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Monday, March 4 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Denzel Washington is Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a young black boxer who is set to become the world's greatest boxing champion until he is wrongly imprisoned for a triple murder. Carter is set to serve a lifetime in prison until help comes from an unlikely source. Rated R. Refreshments will be served.
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
 
 
Advanced 3D Printing

Advanced 3D Printing

3D Printer Printing Orange Wavy Shape
Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, March 4 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Ages 12 & Up: Take your 3D printing to the next level at this demonstration of the Raise 3D N2 with its dual extrusion, large heated build plate and the ability to use different types of filament including ABS and wood composites. Perfect if you have taken the Intro to 3D Printing.
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Change Your Job

Change Your Job

Resume, Job Application, Glasses and Laptop Keyboard
Main Library
Haute Create
Tuesday, March 5 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Update your résumé and search and apply for jobs. By the end of the first session, you will have a résumé ready. Use that résumé in the second session to search and apply for a new job.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
 
Ink Tile Art
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
TV Tuesday

TV Tuesday

Yellow TV with TV Tuesday on the Screen
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Tuesday, March 5 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Are you a fan of Gravity Falls? Adventure Time? Do you enjoy relaxing in a fun and comfortable environment? If you answered yes to any of those questions TV Tuesday is perfect for you! Come into the Teen Space to relax and enjoy some of your favorite TV shows. 
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
 
 
Experience Virtual Reality

Experience Virtual Reality

Woman Wearing VR Headset
Main Library
Haute Create
Tuesday, March 5 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages 12 and Up: Test drive the HTC Vive virtual reality headset by immersing yourself in a 3D environment. Play a game or visit a faraway destination. 
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, March 6 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 2-5: Bring your preschooler to the Library for interactive stories, songs, dancing, crafts and play from 10:00am to 10:30am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30am to 11:00am
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Positive Link HIV Testing

Positive Link HIV Testing

Red Ribbon on Red Background
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, March 6 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Positive Link provides comprehensive prevention and free testing to those impacted by HIV in south central Indiana. Test is done with a simple finger prick and results are delivered in one minute.
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Room C
 
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
West Vigo Guitar Club

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, March 6 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm and chords with the West Vigo Guitar Club.  The club will meet as a group for free instruction from March through May.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Beginning Microsoft Word
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Books Before Bedtime

Books Before Bedtime

Infant Sleeping on a Crescent Moon
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, March 7 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Bring your children ages 0-5 for this evening storytime.  Wear your pajamas to the library for stories, songs, and crafts before bedtime! This event will vary each week from traditional story time, to art-based activities, to music-making, and everything in between!
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Creative Builders

Creative Builders

Colorful Puzzle Pieces
Main Library
Youth Services Multipurpose Room
Thursday, March 7 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 6-11: Hang out with your friends and explore cool technology, art, games and activities.
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Multipurpose Room
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Climbing Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, March 8 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories and participate in crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers are invited to participate with their children during this storytime.
10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Crackerbarrel Session

Crackerbarrel Session

Indiana State Flag
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Saturday, March 9 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hear about the initiatives of the 2019 Indiana General Assembly from area legislators. Attendees are encouraged to address the legislative panel with a question. While time permits, individuals are allowed up to two minutes to ask a question. The last 30 minutes of the session are designated as a meet and greet for individuals to speak directly to their legislators.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, March 11 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0 - 18 months: Bring your baby to the library for stories, songs, dance, and activities from 10:00 am - 10:30 am. There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30 am - 11:00 am.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Basic Computing

Basic Computing

Senior Man Using Laptop
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, March 11 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
This hands-on class covers the parts of the computer, more practice using the mouse, opening and closing of computer programs and the recycle bin.
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
 
Exploration Creations

Exploration Creations

Two Girls with Safety Glasses Looking at Beakers
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, March 12 10:00 am to 11:00 am
In this family-oriented program for all ages, families will explore, create and have fun learning about science, art, history and other subjects. Free-play will also be available for younger children.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Craft & Chat
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Room A
 
 
TV Tuesday

TV Tuesday

Yellow TV with TV Tuesday on the Screen
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Tuesday, March 12 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Are you a fan of Gravity Falls? Adventure Time? Do you enjoy relaxing in a fun and comfortable environment? If you answered yes to any of those questions TV Tuesday is perfect for you! Come into the Teen Space to relax and enjoy some of your favorite TV shows. 
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
 
 
Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, March 13 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 2-5: Bring your preschooler to the Library for interactive stories, songs, dancing, crafts and play from 10:00am to 10:30am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30am to 11:00am
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
VCPL Afternoon Book Club

VCPL Afternoon Book Club

Cover: The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka
Main Library
Collaborative Space 6
Wednesday, March 13 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The child of emancipated slaves, Jack Johnson fought violent segregation and the racism of white America during the era of Jim Crow to become the first African American heavyweight boxing champion of the world. In The Big Smoke, poet Adrian Matejka uses the voices of Johnson and the many white women that he loved to examine Johnson's complicated legacy: his childhood in poverty, his flashy personality and wealth, his brutal relationships with his lovers and his pinnacle match against the former undefeated world heavyweight champion James J. Jeffries in Reno, Nevada.
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Main Library
Collaborative Space 6
 
 
Watch This! Bohemian Rhapsody

Watch This! Bohemian Rhapsody

Poster: Bohemian Rhapsody
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, March 13 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Follow the rise of legendary rock band Queen - from Freddie Mercury's introduction as lead singer in 1970, to the band's Live Aid performance 15 years later.
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
West Vigo Guitar Club

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, March 13 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm and chords with the West Vigo Guitar Club.  The club will meet as a group for free instruction from March through May.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Thursday, March 14 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Drop by with your tablet to learn how to borrow ebooks, movies, music and more or to get answers to other basic tech questions.  Staff cannot do repairs.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
West Branch
 
 
Bingo Bunch

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, March 14 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Enjoy refreshments as you play traditional and non-traditional Bingo.  Prizes will be offered to the first to call out, "Bingo!"  All levels of experience welcome.  Bingo cards and number markers will be provided.
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
 
 
Upgrade your Family Videos with iMovie
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Creative Builders

Creative Builders

Colorful Puzzle Pieces
Main Library
Youth Services Multipurpose Room
Thursday, March 14 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 6-11: Hang out with your friends and explore cool technology, art, games and activities.
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Multipurpose Room
 
 
Books Before Bedtime

Books Before Bedtime

Infant Sleeping on a Crescent Moon
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, March 14 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Bring your children ages 0-5 for this evening storytime.  Wear your pajamas to the library for stories, songs, and crafts before bedtime! This event will vary each week from traditional story time, to art-based activities, to music-making, and everything in between!
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Climbing Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, March 15 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories and participate in crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers are invited to participate with their children during this storytime.
10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Hard-Hitting Topics: Sports in Our Community

Hard-Hitting Topics: Sports in Our Community

Close Up of Football Helmet
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Friday, March 15 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bradley Sage, Program Director of the Professional Athletic Training Program at IU will discuss ways to reconcile the increasingly negative effects with the positive aspects in regard to sports. Sylvester "Coach" Edwards, Terre Haute's NAACP President, athlete, coach, teacher, and community volunteer will discuss the changes we can make to create a positive outcome for our athletes, schools and spectators. Refreshments will be served.
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
 
 
 
 
West Branch Special Saturday Hours

West Branch Special Saturday Hours

Colorful Abstract Pattern
West Branch
Saturday, March 16 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Join us for activities at the West Branch during this special branch opening:The Indiana State Literacy Association, Vigo County School Corporation, and Vigo County Public Library invite you to join us for the annual Literacy Fair. Students from West Terre Haute schools will have literacy based projects on display for the community to enjoy.Eat virtual sushi, hold a campfire in your hand and create your own story with Merge Cubes and augmented reality.Sign up for a library card, check out materials, use the computer, print or fax. All library services will be available during this time. 
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, March 18 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0 - 18 months: Bring your baby to the library for stories, songs, dance, and activities from 10:00 am - 10:30 am. There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30 am - 11:00 am.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Monday, March 18 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Drop by with your tablet and learn how to borrow ebooks, movies, music and more or to get answers to other basic tech questions.  Staff cannot do repairs on your device.
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
 
 
Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms B & C
 
 
Change Your Job

Change Your Job

Resume, Job Application, Glasses and Laptop Keyboard
Main Library
Haute Create
Tuesday, March 19 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Update your résumé and search and apply for jobs. By the end of the first session, you will have a résumé ready. Use that résumé in the second session to search and apply for a new job.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
 
Watch This! Teens- Incredibles 2

Watch This! Teens- Incredibles 2

Poster: Incredibles 2
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Tuesday, March 19 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Incredible family is back and while Elastigirl is sent on a mission to make supers legal again Mr. Incredible is left to care for Jack-Jack, Violet, and Dash. When a dangerous new threat arises, it is up to the family to neutralize the threat and save the day once again. Rated PGRefreshments will be served.
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
 
 
Local Women's History Breakfast Honoring Rebecca Moore
8:00 am to 9:00 am
Community Locations
Clabber Girl
 
 
Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, March 20 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 2-5: Bring your preschooler to the Library for interactive stories, songs, dancing, crafts and play from 10:00am to 10:30am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30am to 11:00am
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
West Vigo Guitar Club

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, March 20 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm and chords with the West Vigo Guitar Club.  The club will meet as a group for free instruction from March through May.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Bingo Bunch

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, March 21 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Enjoy refreshments as you play traditional and non-traditional Bingo.  Prizes will be offered to the first to call out, "Bingo!"  All levels of experience welcome.  Bingo cards and number markers will be provided.
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
 
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
 
Book Chat

Book Chat

Cover: The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, March 21 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
The child of emancipated slaves, Jack Johnson fought violent segregation and the racism of white America during the era of Jim Crow to become the first African American heavyweight boxing champion of the world. In The Big Smoke, poet Adrian Matejka uses the voices of Johnson and the many white women that he loved to examine Johnson's complicated legacy: his childhood in poverty, his flashy personality and wealth, his brutal relationships with his lovers and his pinnacle match against the former undefeated world heavyweight champion James J. Jeffries in Reno, Nevada.
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
 
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Books Before Bedtime

Books Before Bedtime

Infant Sleeping on a Crescent Moon
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, March 21 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Bring your children ages 0-5 for this evening storytime.  Wear your pajamas to the library for stories, songs, and crafts before bedtime! This event will vary each week from traditional story time, to art-based activities, to music-making, and everything in between!
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Creative Builders

Creative Builders

Colorful Puzzle Pieces
Main Library
Youth Services Multipurpose Room
Thursday, March 21 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 6-11: Hang out with your friends and explore cool technology, art, games and activities.
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Multipurpose Room
 
 
Watch This! Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Climbing Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, March 22 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories and participate in crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers are invited to participate with their children during this storytime.
10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Experience Virtual Reality

Experience Virtual Reality

Woman Wearing VR Headset
Main Library
Haute Create
Friday, March 22 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Ages 12 and Up: Test drive the HTC Vive virtual reality headset by immersing yourself in a 3D environment. Play a game or visit a faraway destination. 
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Big Read Film: Race

Big Read Film: Race

Poster: Race
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Friday, March 22 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Jesse Owens, African-American track star faces discrimination both at home at Ohio State University and at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. Despite everything seemingly against him, Owens proves to the world that his race does nothing to hold him back. Rated PG-13. Refreshments will be served.
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
 
 
Art Hacks

Art Hacks

Abstract Painting
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Saturday, March 23 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Experiment with torn paper collage painting. We will learn about artists who use this art form and the processes they employ. Our project will be a result of our interpretation of the art style and inspired by our Big Read selection, The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
Never Too Late to Learn: Creative Writing Workshop

Never Too Late to Learn: Creative Writing Workshop

Woman Writing in Notebook
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Saturday, March 23 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Amy Ash, English Professor and director of Indiana State University's Creative Writing Program will guide a poetry workshop based on The Big Smoke. After discussing Adrian Matejka's poems, and persona poems specifically, attendees will write a poem from the perspective of a figure from history or pop culture.
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, March 25 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0 - 18 months: Bring your baby to the library for stories, songs, dance, and activities from 10:00 am - 10:30 am. There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30 am - 11:00 am.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Creative Builders

Creative Builders

Colorful Puzzle Pieces
Main Library
Youth Services Multipurpose Room
Monday, March 25 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 6-11: Hang out with your friends and explore cool technology, art, games and activities.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Multipurpose Room
 
 
Poetry Picnic

Poetry Picnic

Picnic Basket with Red Gingham Blanket Sticking Out of It
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
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.
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose with Two Gooslings
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, March 26 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Join Mother Goose for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.
11:00 am to 11:30 am
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Building With Strawbees

Building With Strawbees

Colorful Plastic Straws
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, March 26 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Bring out the Inventor in you and start creating huge projects with Strawbees. Experiment with different materials. Combine pieces to create hinges, movable joints or whatever you can imagine.
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
 
 
TV Tuesday

TV Tuesday

Yellow TV with TV Tuesday on the Screen
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Tuesday, March 26 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Are you a fan of Gravity Falls? Adventure Time? Do you enjoy relaxing in a fun and comfortable environment? If you answered yes to any of those questions TV Tuesday is perfect for you! Come into the Teen Space to relax and enjoy some of your favorite TV shows. 
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
 
 
Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, March 27 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 2-5: Bring your preschooler to the Library for interactive stories, songs, dancing, crafts and play from 10:00am to 10:30am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30am to 11:00am
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Creative Builders

Creative Builders

Colorful Puzzle Pieces
Main Library
Youth Services Multipurpose Room
Wednesday, March 27 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 6-11: Hang out with your friends and explore cool technology, art, games and activities.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Multipurpose Room
 
 
 
Printing with Pancakes

Printing with Pancakes

Pancake with Skillet
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Wednesday, March 27 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
All ages: Design your own pancake on a computer and then watch it print on the world's first 3D food printer: ThePancakeBot.
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
 
 
Big Read Film: Happy Valley

Big Read Film: Happy Valley

Big Read 2019 Logo: The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, March 27 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
For forty years, Penn State University and its beloved head football coach "St. Joe" Paterno could do no wrong in the eyes of the citizens of the area known as Happy Valley. This all changed in November 2011, when the former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse. Not rated. Refreshments will be served.
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Bingo Bunch

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, March 28 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Enjoy refreshments as you play traditional and non-traditional Bingo.  Prizes will be offered to the first to call out, "Bingo!"  All levels of experience welcome.  Bingo cards and number markers will be provided.
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
 
 
Spring Break Trivia

Spring Break Trivia

Neon Light Bulb with Brain Symbol
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, March 28 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Test your general knowledge at this multi-category trivia evening. Come alone or with a team.
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Books Before Bedtime

Books Before Bedtime

Infant Sleeping on a Crescent Moon
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, March 28 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Bring your children ages 0-5 for this evening storytime.  Wear your pajamas to the library for stories, songs, and crafts before bedtime! This event will vary each week from traditional story time, to art-based activities, to music-making, and everything in between!
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Big Read Art Reception

Big Read Art Reception

NEA Big Read 2019: The Big Smoke Logo
Main Library
VCPL Conference Room
Thursday, March 28 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Join us for refreshments, conversation and a taste of the artistry in our community as awards are presented. Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show and People's Choice, as voted by library customers.
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Main Library
VCPL Conference Room
 
 
Creative Builders

Creative Builders

Colorful Puzzle Pieces
Main Library
Youth Services Multipurpose Room
Thursday, March 28 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 6-11: Hang out with your friends and explore cool technology, art, games and activities.
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Multipurpose Room
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Three Children Climbing Books
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, March 29 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories and participate in crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers are invited to participate with their children during this storytime.
10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
 
 
Super Mario Escape Room

Super Mario Escape Room

Green Pipes on Grass
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, March 29 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Do you have what it takes to outsmart Bowser? Work with your team to interpret clues and solve puzzles from Mario's extensive history to escape Bowser's Castle before it's too late. Registration is required - please call 812-235-2121. Ages 10 and up.
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
 
Big Read Finale Reception
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Main Library
South Entrance