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New Year's Day - Closed

New Year's Day - Closed

Fireworks
Main Library
All Library Locations
Wednesday, December 31 (All day) to Thursday, January 1 (All day)

All Library locations will be closed in observance of the holiday.

(All day)
All Library Locations
 
 
Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Logo
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Saturday, January 3 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Join us for a selection of our best items: Hard and paperback books, puzzles, videos, CD's, magazines and more. Many materials for all ages. Now accepting all major credit cards!

9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
New! Saturday Morning Mother Goose on the Loose 0 - 2 years
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
New! Saturday Morning Mother Goose on the Loose 2 - 5 years
11:00 am to 11:30 am
Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
Friends of the Library Sunday Book Sale

Friends of the Library Sunday Book Sale

Friends of the Library Logo
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Sunday, January 4 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us for a selection of our best items: Hard and paperback books, puzzles, videos, CD's, magazines and more. Many materials for all ages.

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
Basic Computing

Basic Computing

Senior at Computer Keyboard
Main Library
Computer Lab 2
Monday, January 5 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

This hands-on class covers the parts of the computer, opening and closing of computer programs, using the mouse, saving information, and using the recycle bin.

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Computer Lab 2
 
 
Lego at your Library

Lego at your Library

Pile of Brightly Colored Legos
Main Library
Meeting Room A
Monday, January 5 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Build your heart out! Drop in any time between 4 and 6 pm and tackle the weekly challenge and build beyond your wildest dreams.

Donations of clean Lego blocks are always appreciated, but not required. Please keep personal Lego sets at home unless you are planning to donate them.

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Meeting Room A
 
 
Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytime

Illustration of Children with Symbols for Taste and Touch
Main Library
Meeting Rooms B & C
Monday, January 5 - 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

Sensory storytime is geared towards children with Autism or Sensory Integration Disorders and combines books, songs, movement, and therapeutic activities to stimulate all five senses and promote learning. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of the library’s other storytimes, this inclusive program of stories, songs and activities may be just what you are looking for.

6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
Meeting Rooms B & C
 
 
B.Y.O.D. - Bring Your Own Device

B.Y.O.D. - Bring Your Own Device

Illustration of Hand Holding Tablet with App Icons Floating Around
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A & C
Tuesday, January 6 - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Did you get a new ereader, iPad, or other tablet? Stop by to practice on your new device. Staff will be available to help you with basic questions. Registration not required.

11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Meeting Rooms A & C
 
 
Lego at the West Branch

Lego at the West Branch

Pile of Brightly Colored Legos
West Branch
Tuesday, January 6 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Build your heart out! Drop in at the West Branch any time between 4:30 and 5:30 pm. Tackle the weekly challenge and build beyond your wildest dreams.

Donations of clean Lego blocks are always appreciated, but not required. Please keep personal Lego sets at home unless you are planning to donate them.

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
West Branch
 
 
Nature Tales @ Your Library
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Meeting Room A
 
 
Windows 8 Basics

Windows 8 Basics

Windows 8 Logo
Main Library
Meeting Room A
Thursday, January 8 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Bring your own laptop to learn about your new Windows 8 operating system. This class will provide information on opening and closing tiles, and using the Mail, Internet Explorer, camera, and Desktop tiles.

11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Meeting Room A
 
 
 
 
VCPL Chess Club

VCPL Chess Club

Chess Pieces Moving Into Checkmate
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Thursday, January 8 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Learn how to play chess or test your skills in a game with an experienced chess player! The VCPL Chess Club is open to all ages and skill levels. No registration is required. Call Youth Services for more information, 232-1115. Sponsored by the Friends of the Vigo County Public Library.

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Meeting Room C
 
 
Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Main Library
Meeting Room D
Thursday, January 8 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Registered Teen Volunteers are welcome to join our Teen Advisory Board. Help plan teen programs and special projects and make your opinion known! For more information, contact Hillary Rains at 812-232-1113 ext 2275

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Meeting Room D
 
 
Crackerbarrel Session

Crackerbarrel Session

Indiana State Flag
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Saturday, January 10 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Hear from area legislators about the initiatives of the 2015 Indiana General Assembly. If time allows there will be a public question and answer time following the remarks.

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
B.Y.O.D. - Bring Your Own Device

B.Y.O.D. - Bring Your Own Device

Illustration of Hand Holding Tablet with App Icons Floating Around
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Saturday, January 10 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Did you get a new ereader, iPad, or other tablet? Stop by to practice on your new device. Staff will be available to help you with basic questions. Registration not required.

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
New! Mother Goose on the Loose at West ages 0 - 5!
11:00 am to 11:30 am
West Branch
 
 
B.Y.O.D. - Bring Your Own Device

B.Y.O.D. - Bring Your Own Device

Illustration of Hand Holding Tablet with App Icons Floating Around
West Branch
Monday, January 12 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Did you get a new ereader, iPad, or other tablet? Stop by to practice on your new device. Staff will be available to help you with basic questions. Registration not required.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
Introduction to the Internet
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Computer Lab 2
 
 
A World of Adventure Storytime

A World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: Snowmen at Night by Bueher
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Tuesday, January 13 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join us for stories, songs, finger-plays and art projects! Created for young people 3-5 years with their caregivers and parents. Registration not required. Please call 232-1115 for additional information.

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales

Cover: No, David! by David Shannon
Main Library
Meeting Room A
Tuesday, January 13 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Parents/caregivers and their toddlers can come and join us for fun, engaging stories, songs, and crafts. A 15 minute optional playtime will also be offered at the end of storytime. Walkers up to 36 months are welcome.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Meeting Room A
 
 
VCPL Otaku Guild

VCPL Otaku Guild

Young Man and Young Woman Drawn in Manga Style
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Tuesday, January 13 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Interested in anime, manga, video games, and more? This is the club for you. We will explore and enjoy the many parts of Japan's renowned Otaku culture!

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Meeting Room C
 
 
Baby Bookworms

Baby Bookworms

Cover: No, David! by David Shannon
Main Library
Meeting Room B
Wednesday, January 14 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Come and join us for fun and engaging stories, songs, and activities that parents/caregivers and their babies will enjoy together. A 15 minute optional playtime will be offered afterwards. Ages 0-17 months are welcome.

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Meeting Room B
 
 
World of Adventure Storytime

World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: Snowmen at Night by Bueher
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, January 14 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join us for stories, songs, finger-plays and art projects! Created for young people 3-5 years with their caregivers and parents. Registration not required. Please call 232-1115 for additional information.

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales

Cover: No, David! by David Shannon
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, January 14 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Parents/caregivers and their toddlers can come and join us for fun, engaging stories, songs, and crafts. A 15 minute optional playtime will also be offered at the end of storytime. Walkers up to 36 months are welcome.

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
Craft This!
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Meeting Room A
 
 
VCPL Book Club

VCPL Book Club

Main Library
Meeting Room 6
Wednesday, January 14 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join us for an informal discussion of Lisa See's novel, 'China Dolls'. If you haven't been to a book club recently, join us!

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Meeting Room 6
 
 
Nature Tales @ the West Branch

Nature Tales @ the West Branch

Illustration of Girl with Easel and Paint Brush in Front of Tree on Open Book
West Branch
Wednesday, January 14 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Join Amber from the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department for a nature themed storytime and craft at the West Branch!

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
West Branch
 
 
Family Fun Night!

Family Fun Night!

Silhouette Family Floating in a Basket Carried by Many Colored Balloons
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, January 14 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Families of kids in grades K-5 will have the opportunity to learn about the "Pillowcase Project," an American Red Cross program sponsored by Disney. It originated in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, when children carried their belongings in pillowcases to shelters. Erin Luken from the local Red Cross will be here to teach families about personal and family preparedness, local hazards, and basic coping skills. Children will decorate a pillowcase that they can use to build a personal emergency supplies kit if they wish. Free books while supplies last. No registration required. Call Youth Services for information at 232-1115.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Meeting Room C
 
 
Coffee Thursday

Coffee Thursday

West Branch
Thursday, January 15 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Local author Darrell Case will speak about becoming an author later in life and discuss his latest release "Miracle at Coffeeville".

Join us at All Place-219 Providence Place in the Providence Housing Corp., West Terre Haute. Open to the public and refreshments will be served.

10:30 am to 12:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
Speaker Series-From Cursive to Keyboards: Returning to the Pen for Success!

Speaker Series-From Cursive to Keyboards: Returning to the Pen for Success!

Fountain Pen
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Thursday, January 15 - 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm

When was the last time you took notes by hand in a meeting? When was the last time your children took handwritten notes in class or sent a thank you card to their grandmother? Recent research is pointing to major cognitive and learning benefits from taking notes in handwritten form rather that using a keyboard and several studies agree. Join us during International Handwriting Weeks to learn about the fascinating history of cursive writing, the benefits for children of learning cursive, why we may be doing a disservice to our students in the global market, and how you can ensure an advantage for yourself and your family.

12:10 pm to 1:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Main Library
Ivy Tech MLK Center
Thursday, January 15 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Traveling Tech Station from the Vigo County Public Library travels to different locations in the county to provide hands-on experience using different devices such as an iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy Note, Nexus 7, Microsoft Surface RT, or Kindle Fire HD! Ask how you can borrow an iPad or Nexus! Or, bring your own device and learn about other technology resources in the community, such as computer classes, or free downloadable ebooks and magazines.

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ivy Tech MLK Center
 
 
Watch This! A Walk among the Tombstones

Watch This! A Walk among the Tombstones

Poster: A Walk Among The Tombstones
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Thursday, January 15 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Private investigator Matthew Scudder (Liam Neeson) is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. Rated R: 17 and under requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Free refreshments.

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
Music Makers

Music Makers

Illustration of Boy Dancing with Music Stanza, Notes, and Treble Cleft in Background
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Friday, January 16 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Liitle ones ages 2-6 can join us for movement and music stories, activities, and songs.

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
A World of Adventure Storytime

A World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: Snowmen at Night by Bueher
West Branch
Friday, January 16 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Join us for stories, songs, finger-plays and crafts! Created for young people 0-5 years with their caregivers and parents.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
West Branch
 
 
 
Community Gaming Initiative

Community Gaming Initiative

Pile of Brightly Colored Gaming Dice
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Saturday, January 17 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Calling all gamers! If you're interested in tabletop, role playing, or card gaming, stop by between 12 and 4 pm to explore new games, play old favorites, and challenge new people. Feel free to bring your favorite games (PG-13, please). Open to community members of all ages and skills.

Gamers who would like to host a table or a tournament should contact Hillary Rains at hrains@vigo.lib.in.us or at 232-1113 ext 2275

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
Lego at your Library

Lego at your Library

Pile of Brightly Colored Legos
Main Library
Meeting Room D
Monday, January 19 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Build your heart out! Drop in any time between 4 and 6 pm and tackle the weekly challenge and build beyond your wildest dreams.

Donations of clean Lego blocks are always appreciated, but not required. Please keep personal Lego sets at home unless you are planning to donate them.

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Meeting Room D
 
 
Intermediate Internet Searching
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Computer Lab 2
 
 
A World of Adventure Storytime

A World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: Over in the Ocean by Berkes
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Tuesday, January 20 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join us for stories, songs, finger-plays and art projects! Created for young people 3-5 years with their caregivers and parents. Registration not required. Please call 232-1115 for additional information.

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales

Cover: Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolf
Main Library
Meeting Room A
Tuesday, January 20 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Parents/caregivers and their toddlers can come and join us for fun, engaging stories, songs, and crafts. A 15 minute optional playtime will also be offered at the end of storytime. Walkers up to 36 months are welcome.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Meeting Room A
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Main Library
Harrison College
Tuesday, January 20 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Traveling Tech Station from the Vigo County Public Library travels to different locations in the county to provide hands-on experience using different devices such as an iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy Note, Nexus 7, Microsoft Surface RT, or Kindle Fire HD! Ask how you can borrow an iPad or Nexus! Or, bring your own device and learn about other technology resources in the community, such as computer classes, or free downloadable ebooks and magazines.

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Harrison College
 
 
Lego at the West Branch

Lego at the West Branch

Pile of Brightly Colored Legos
West Branch
Tuesday, January 20 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Build your heart out! Drop in at the West Branch any time between 4:30 and 5:30 pm. Tackle the weekly challenge and build beyond your wildest dreams.

Donations of clean Lego blocks are always appreciated, but not required. Please keep personal Lego sets at home unless you are planning to donate them.

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
West Branch
 
 
Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting

Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting

Main Library
Meeting Rooms B & C
Tuesday, January 20 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The public is invited to the January Board meeting held on the third Tuesday of January, all the remaining months the meeting is on the third Monday of the month.

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Meeting Rooms B & C
 
 
World of Adventure Storytime

World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: Over in the Ocean by Berkes
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, January 21 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join us for stories, songs, finger-plays and art projects! Created for young people 3-5 years with their caregivers and parents. Registration not required. Please call 232-1115 for additional information.

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
Baby Bookworms

Baby Bookworms

Cover: Baby Bear Baby Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin
Main Library
Meeting Room B
Wednesday, January 21 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Come and join us for fun and engaging stories, songs, and activities that parents/caregivers and their babies will enjoy together. A 15 minute optional playtime will be offered afterwards. Ages 0-17 months are welcome.

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Meeting Room B
 
 
Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales

Cover: Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolf
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, January 21 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Parents/caregivers and their toddlers can come and join us for fun, engaging stories, songs, and crafts. A 15 minute optional playtime will also be offered at the end of storytime. Walkers up to 36 months are welcome.

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
Craft This! Snowman Craft
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
West Branch
 
 
Windows 8 Intermediate

Windows 8 Intermediate

Windows 8 Logo
Main Library
Meeting Room A
Thursday, January 22 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Bring your own laptop or tablet to learn more about your new Windows 8 operating system. This class will provide information on downloading an app from the “store,” using the people app, pinning a program to the Start Menu, and using Zinio to read free magazines on your computer.

11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Meeting Room A
 
 
VCPL Writers' Cafe

VCPL Writers' Cafe

VCPL Writers' Cafe @ Java Haute Logo
Main Library
Java Haute
Thursday, January 22 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Calling all creative writers! Are you interested in sharing your writing, improving your craft, and networking? Join us at Java Haute for the chance to meet and talk with fellow writers!

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Java Haute
 
 
 
 
VCPL Chess Club

VCPL Chess Club

Chess Pieces Moving Into Checkmate
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Thursday, January 22 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Learn how to play chess or test your skills in a game with an experienced chess player! The VCPL Chess Club is open to all ages and skill levels. No registration is required. Call Youth Services for more information, 232-1115. Sponsored by the Friends of the Vigo County Public Library.

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Meeting Room C
 
 
Music Makers

Music Makers

Illustration of Boy Dancing with Music Stanza, Notes, and Treble Cleft in Background
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Friday, January 23 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Liitle ones ages 2-6 can join us for movement and music stories, activities and songs.

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
A World of Adventure Storytime

A World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: Over in the Ocean by Berkes
West Branch
Friday, January 23 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Join us for stories, songs, finger-plays and crafts! Created for young people 0-5 years with their caregivers and parents.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
West Branch
 
 
Animanga Club

Animanga Club

Japanese Samurai in Manga Style
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Friday, January 23 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Interested in Japanese animation and comic books? This is the club for you. We will explore the history and the artistry of this world wide phenomenon!

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Meeting Room C
 
 
 
Frozen Family Fun

Frozen Family Fun

Cheerful Snowman
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A & C
Saturday, January 24 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Intimidated by S.T.E.A.M. let it go! S.T.E.A.M. stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math, but here at the library it's also tons of fun. Come enjoy Frozen-inspired activities for children ages 2-8. This is a fun activity for the whole family.

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A & C
 
 
A World of Adventure Storytime

A World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Tuesday, January 27 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join us for stories, songs, finger-plays and art projects! Created for young people 3-5 years with their caregivers and parents. Registration not required. Please call 232-1115 for additional information.

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales

Cover: The Ten in the Den by John Butler
Main Library
Meeting Room A
Tuesday, January 27 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Parents/caregivers and their toddlers can come and join us for fun, engaging stories, songs, and crafts. A 15 minute optional playtime will also be offered at the end of storytime. Walkers up to 36 months are welcome.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Meeting Room A
 
 
iPad Basics

iPad Basics

User with iPad
Main Library
Ivy Tech MLK Center
Tuesday, January 27 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Did you recently get an iPad? Want to learn more about the basics or how to download free ebooks from the library? This class is for you. Registration required. Please call 232-1110 to register.

This class will cover Settings, Safari, and the App Store. You will also learn Overdrive, the library's ebook checkout app. Please bring your Apple ID and password with you.

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ivy Tech MLK Center
 
 
Baby Bookworms

Baby Bookworms

Cover: The Ten in the Den by John Butler
Main Library
Meeting Room B
Wednesday, January 28 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Come and join us for fun and engaging stories, songs, and activities that parents/caregivers and their babies will enjoy together. A 15 minute optional playtime will be offered afterwards. Ages 0-17 months are welcome.

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Meeting Room B
 
 
World of Adventure Storytime

World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, January 28 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join us for stories, songs, finger-plays and art projects! Created for young people 3-5 years with their caregivers and parents. Registration not required. Please call 232-1115 for additional information.

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales

Cover: The Ten in the Den by John Butler
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, January 28 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Parents/caregivers and their toddlers can come and join us for fun, engaging stories, songs, and crafts. A 15 minute optional playtime will also be offered at the end of storytime. Walkers up to 36 months are welcome.

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
B.Y.O.D. - Bring Your Own Device

B.Y.O.D. - Bring Your Own Device

Illustration of Hand Holding Tablet with App Icons Floating Around
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A & C
Wednesday, January 28 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Did you get a new ereader, iPad, or other tablet? Stop by to practice on your new device. Staff will be available to help you with basic questions. Registration not required.

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A & C