December 2018

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Wabash Valley Coder Dojo
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose / Mamá Gansa

Mother Goose on the Loose / Mamá Gansa

Goose with Two Goslings
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, December 1 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Mother Goose now in Spanish and English! Join Mother Goose for an interactive bilingual storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.¡Mamá Gansa ahorra en Español e Inglés! Únete a Mamá Gansa para un rato de cuentos interactivos bilingües con libros, canciones, rimas, e instrumentos musicales. Usted y su niño(a)podrán jugar juntos y desarrollar destrezas tempranas de aprendizaje.
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
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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, December 3 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0 - 3: Bring your baby or toddler 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
 
 
Hour of Code with Wonder Woman

Hour of Code with Wonder Woman

Amazon Warrior with Sword and Shield
Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, December 3 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Help Wonder Woman navigate obstacles and reach her goal. You'll use the power of sequences, variables, loops and conditionals to help Diana train against her opponents.Hour of Code is held each year during Computer Science Education Week.  For more information visit www.hourofcode.com.
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Take a Ride on the Holiday Train

Take a Ride on the Holiday Train

Steam Engine
Community Locations
Deming Park
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.
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Community Locations
Deming Park
 
 
Talk to a Lawyer

Talk to a Lawyer

Man in Suit Holding Tie
Main Library
Meeting Room B
Tuesday, December 4 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Need a lawyer? Legal advice? Speak to a legal professional with the Terre Haute Bar Association for assistance with your legal needs.
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Room B
 
 
Design your own "Google Doodle" with Hour of Code
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
 
Cuddle with a Canine

Cuddle with a Canine

Girl Kissing and Hugging Dog
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, December 4 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Finnick, a certified therapy dog with Love on a Leash, will visit with his human Lauren to explain the types of care and responsibilities these furry friends provide.
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Wednesday, December 5 10:00 am to 12:00 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.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
 
 
Wiggle Worms Wednesdays

Wiggle Worms Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, December 5 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 3-5: 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 A
Wednesday, December 5 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 A
 
 
Watch This! The Meg

Watch This! The Meg

Poster: The Meg
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, December 5 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
An expert deep sea diver encounters a mysterious danger while on a rescue mission, but his far-fetched claim of being attacked by an enormous sea monster costs him his career. When a research team exploring the same waters is attacked five years later by an unknown creature, can Jonas Taylor face his trauma and fear to help rescue the crew? Rated PG-13. Refreshments will be served.
6:00 pm to 8:30 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, December 5 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 October through December.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Learn Code with Minecraft
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
 
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
The Miracle Continues

The Miracle Continues

Child's Hands Holding Blue Paper Snowflake
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Friday, December 7 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Miracle on 7th Street has arrived at VCPL. Watch snowflakes being printed on our 3D printers, create an origami snowflake, eat snowy snacks, and enjoy frosty activities. Check out our window display and decorated tree downtown. 
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
 
 
Friends of the Library Members Only Preview Sale

Friends of the Library Members Only Preview Sale

Gold Holiday Bells on Red Background
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
Friday, December 7 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Shop one of the largest Friends' sales of the year.  Thousands of items will be available, including books with an average price of $1.00, gift items, DVDs, CDs, magazines and more.  The Friday evening sale is open to Friends members only.  The Saturday, Sunday, and Monday sales are open to the public. Not a member?  Join at the Library or online at www.friendsofthevigolibrary.org/join.  Individual memberships are just $5.00.  We will open Library doors at 6:00 p.m. with a short membership meeting in the lobby at approximately 6:15 p.m.  Doors to the sale will open following the membership meeting.
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
 
Author Accolades

Author Accolades

Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Saturday, December 8 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
9:00am-2:00pm- Mike Lunsford, author of The Off Season; Sidelines; A Place Near Home; Windy Hill Almanac; The Bridge that Carries You Over; Field Notes and Other StoriesLocal writer Mike Lunsford has published six books.  His writing has been described as "...akin to poetry; wise and beautiful..."  10:00am-2:00pm- Stephen L. Smith, author of The American DreamMaxwell Bello is the head of a vicious criminal organization.  Alex Kontos and his parents are Greek immigrants struggling to achieve their American Dream.  After two senseless murders, the lives of Bello and Alex are thrust onto converging paths, and Alex begins a tense, desperate pursuit for justice in this page-turning battle of wits.10:00am-2:00pm,  Kristin Snow, I am Brave. I am Strong. I am Kind.  Kristin Snow walks with us through the lies, circumstances and trials of life that we encounter while following Jesus to expose our one true identity while simultaneously teaching us to live everyday in the freedom Christ bought for us. Meet the authors, purchase copies of their books, and have your copy personalized.
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
 
 
Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

Gold Holiday Bells on Red Background
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
Saturday, December 8 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 & D
 
 
The Miracle Continues

The Miracle Continues

Child's Hands Holding Blue Paper Snowflake
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Saturday, December 8 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Miracle on 7th Street has arrived at VCPL. Watch snowflakes being printed on our 3D printers, create an origami snowflake, eat snowy snacks, and enjoy frosty activities. Check out our window display and decorated tree downtown. 
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
Experience Virtual Reality

Experience Virtual Reality

Woman Wearing VR Headset
Main Library
Haute Create
Saturday, December 8 1:00 pm to 4:00 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. 
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
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Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
 
Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, December 10 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0 - 3: Bring your baby or toddler 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
 
 
iPad Intermediate

iPad Intermediate

Senior Man Using Tablet
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, December 10 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Take your understanding to the next level in this session that covers Maps, Calendar, Contacts, and Camera apps.  Hoopla, a library app that allows you to stream movies, music and more will also be discussed.  Limited iPads are available for use.  If bringing your own iPad, please also bring your Apple ID and password.
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Get On The Map!

Get On The Map!

Part of the Map of Indiana, Location Markers in Vigo County
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, December 11 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Step in to the library and join us for a fun adventure on the giant floor map of Indiana! Stand in the county where you were born. Discover the names of the rivers and lakes that are near your home. Explore the history of our state and why it is important that we count its inhabitants every 10 years!  In socked feet, students play an active part in this map activity. We will interact with the geography of Indiana, learn state and local history, and talk about the how and why people are counted during census years.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Craft & Chat

Craft & Chat

Craft Supplies
Main Library
Meeting Room D
Tuesday, December 11 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
"Frame" your holiday with our winter craft ideas.  Using pictures frames to decorate for the holiday season.
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Room D
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Tuesday, December 11 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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.
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
Get On The Map!

Get On The Map!

Close Up of Map of Indiana with Location Markers on Vigo County
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, December 11 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Step in to the library and join us for a fun adventure on the giant floor map of Indiana! Stand in the county where you were born. Discover the names of the rivers and lakes that are near your home. Explore the history of our state and why it is important that we count its inhabitants every 10 years!  In socked feet, students play an active part in this map activity. We will interact with the geography of Indiana, learn state and local history, and talk about the how and why people are counted during census years.
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
 
 
 
 
Advanced 3D Printing

Advanced 3D Printing

3D Printer Printing Orange Wavy Shape
Main Library
Haute Create
Tuesday, December 11 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 12 & Up: Take your 3D printing to the next level at this demonstration of the new 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.
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, December 12 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 3-5: 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
 
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
VCPL Afternoon Book Club

VCPL Afternoon Book Club

Cover: The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans
Main Library
Collaborative Space 6
Wednesday, December 12 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Reminiscent of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, Richard Paul Evans' book The Christmas List offers a character as unlikable as Ebenezer Scrooge and a story that leads the reader through a series of events and choices that lead to redemption and change as with the original tale.
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Main Library
Collaborative Space 6
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
Candlemaking

Candlemaking

Wax Being Poured Into a Jar Candle
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, December 12 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Create your own candles and customize them with colors, scents, and more. Supplies will be provided.
5:30 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
 
 
Wintery Mix Crafts

Wintery Mix Crafts

Paper Snowflakes and Scissors on a Wooden Surface
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, December 13 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Create winter themed mini wreaths, snowflakes, and more.
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
 
 
Facebook 201

Facebook 201

Closeup of Senior's Hands with Smart Phone
Main Library
Haute Create
Thursday, December 13 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Take your Facebook usage to the next level. Practice uploading photos, tagging your posts, checking in at your current location and visiting the Marketplace.  Please bring your Facebook account information with you.
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
 
Grinch Galore

Grinch Galore

Poster: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
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.
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Staff Institute Closing
(All day)
 
 
 
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Beginning Photoshop
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms B & C
 
 
Painting with Nicole

Painting with Nicole

Girl with Paint on Her Face, Clothes and Hand
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, December 18 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Paint a masterpiece with Nicole. Follow along step by step as she shows you painting techniques.  Each child will take home their own painting.
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
 
 
Experience Virtual Reality

Experience Virtual Reality

Woman Wearing VR Headset
Main Library
Haute Create
Tuesday, December 18 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
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Book Chat

Book Chat

Cover: The Night Circus
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, December 20 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
The circus arrives without warning. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce duel between two young magicians is underway: Only one can be left standing. The two soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, performers and patrons, hanging in the balance.The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is a lyrical book full of wonder.
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
 
 
Watch This! Mission: Impossible-Fallout

Watch This! Mission: Impossible-Fallout

Poster: Mission: Impossible Fallout
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Thursday, December 20 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Ethan Hunt is assigned a mission against The Apostles, a terrorist group made up of members from the fallen crime organization, The Syndicate. Members of The Apostles set out to acquire plutonium cores from black market arms dealers. Ethan and his team must stop them from obtaining the plutonium cores and following through with their evil plan.Rated PG-13. Refreshments will be served.
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Holiday Karaoke

Holiday Karaoke

Microphone Wearing a Santa Hat
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, December 21 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Celebrate the sounds of the season and sing your heart out at karaoke.
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
 
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Holiday Closing
(All day)
 
 
Holiday Closing
(All day)
 
 
 
Watch This! West Incredibles 1&2

Watch This! West Incredibles 1&2

Poster: Incredibles 2
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, December 27 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Incredibles 1&2 double feature! The Incredibles, a family of superheroes trying to live a quiet suburban life after superheroes are deemed illegal, are forced into action to save the world. In the highly anticipated sequel, Helen (Elastigirl) is chosen to pull off a publicity stunt in an effort to reinstate the public's trust in superheroes, while her husband Bob (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for their kids, Violet, Dash and Jack-JackBoth movies rated PG. Pizza and snacks provided.
12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
 
 
 
Painting with Nicole
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose

Goose with Two Goslings in Front of Barn
Community Locations
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
Friday, December 28 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Join Mother Goose at Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills. Children and parents will be provided with a breakfast bar by our host. Breakfast bar is 10:00 - 10:30, storytime starts at 10:30. 
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Community Locations
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
 
 
 
Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Girl Wearing VR Headset
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, December 28 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Experience the world of virtual reality!  Kids ages 12 and up can speak whale to a passerby in theBlu.  Get a rhythm with BeatSaber! Repair BB-8 and his droid pals in Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay.  Enjoy all of these new places with the HTC Vive VR System at VCPL.
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
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Holiday Closing
(All day)