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Basic Computing

Basic Computing

Senior at Computer Keyboard
Main Library
Computer Lab 2
Friday, May 1 - 9:30 am to 11:00 am

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.

9:30 am to 11:00 am
Computer Lab 2
 
 
 
Minecraft Guild

Minecraft Guild

Minecraft Creeper
Main Library
Computer Lab 2
Friday, May 1 - 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Do you love Minecraft as much as we do? Come play in Computer Lab 2 and build your world, even if you don't have a personal Minecraft account. Grades K-8

Computer time will be given on a first come, first served basis, with an hour limit when there are other players waiting.

3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Computer Lab 2
 
 
First Friday Event: John E. Wilkins, Ready and Able: A Hoosier's Civil War

First Friday Event: John E. Wilkins, Ready and Able: A Hoosier's Civil War

Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Friday, May 1 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Speaker Mark Meyer will take you back in time on a journey with Civil War volunteer and Terre Haute Native John E. Wilkins, who answered Lincoln's call in April 1861 and served in the Indiana 11th and 16th Regiments until the end of the War in 1865. Refreshments will be provided. Call 812-232-1113 extension 2216 for more information.

6:00 pm to 8:00 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
 
 
Make it Monday

Make it Monday

Main Library
Youth Services
Monday, May 4 - 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Calling all Makers! Learn new maker skills and take home a project. Use your account on DIY.org or make one here. Ongoing program. All teens grades 6-12 welcome! Call Hillary Rains at 232-1113 ext 2275 with questions.

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Youth Services
 
 
FAST TRACK: Rosetta Stone

FAST TRACK: Rosetta Stone

Dialog Balloon with Flags Inside
Main Library
Computer Lab 2
Monday, May 4 - 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

This class is part of the Fast Track series for learners who have more advanced computer skills. This class lasts 30 minutes, and please be advised that it moves quickly. Bring your device, or use one of the library's computers to learn how to use Rosetta Stone.

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Computer Lab 2
 
 
Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytime

Illustration of Boy and Girl with Signs for Taste and Touch
Main Library
Meeting Rooms B & C
Monday, May 4 - 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.

6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
Meeting Rooms B & C
 
 
Vigo County Voting Center

Vigo County Voting Center

Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C, & D
Tuesday, May 5 (All day)

The Vigo County Public Library will be one of the County sites for the Primary election. For more information be sure to call the Vigo County Clerks office.

(All day)
Meeting Rooms A, B, C, & D
 
 
Job Seeker Open Lab

Job Seeker Open Lab

Blue Find Job Key on Keyboard
Main Library
Computer Lab 2
Tuesday, May 5 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Use the Open Lab time to search and apply for jobs on your own, or drop-in to receive help with the following:
Signing up for an email address.
Learning to fill out a form.
Learning to attach your resume to an application.
Learning to design a Word document for your resume.

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Computer Lab 2
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Tuesday, May 5 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Traveling Tech Station provides 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.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
VCPL Lobby
 
 
Introduction to the Internet
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Computer Lab 2
 
 
Nature Tales @ Your Library
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Meeting Room D
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose ages 0-2

Mother Goose on the Loose ages 0-2

Mother Goose on the Loose Logo
Main Library
Meeting Room B
Thursday, May 7 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more! ages 0-2

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Meeting Room B
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose ages:3-5

Mother Goose on the Loose ages:3-5

Mother Goose on the Loose Logo
Main Library
Meeting Room B
Thursday, May 7 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more! ages 3-5

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Meeting Room B
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
Community Locations, Main Library
Ivy Tech MLK Center
Thursday, May 7 - 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
 
 
Craft This! Celebrating May
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Meeting Room A
 
 
Pet Adoption 101

Pet Adoption 101

Cat with Napping Dog
Main Library
Meeting Room B
Thursday, May 7 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Are you looking to add a new pet to the family, but aren't sure what is involved? Come and and hear from the experts on the different places to find a dog or cat to adopt, the basic vet care needed, and good training tips and supplies to have have ready for your new furry friend!

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Meeting Room B
 
 
V. C. P. L. Closed for Staff Training
(All day)
All Library Locations
 
 
Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me

Cover: Mother's Day by Rockwell
Main Library
Meeting Rooms B & C
Saturday, May 9 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Come celebrate Mother’s Day with your child at the library. Arrive prepared to enjoy games, stories, and art projects. Children ages 2-8 are welcome at this family program. No registration required.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Meeting Rooms B & C
 
 
Using a Flash Drive

Using a Flash Drive

USB Flash Drive
Main Library
Computer Lab 2
Monday, May 11 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Bring a flash drive with you. In this class for beginners, you will learn how to save and organize documents and pictures to your flash drive. You will also learn how to delete items from your flash drive.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Computer Lab 2
 
 
New! Mother Goose on the Loose at West ages 0 - 5!
11:00 am to 11:30 am
West Branch
 
 
Make it Monday

Make it Monday

Main Library
Youth Services
Monday, May 11 - 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Calling all Makers! Learn new maker skills and take home a project. Use your account on DIY.org or make one here. Ongoing program. All teens grades 6-12 welcome! Call Hillary Rains at 232-1113 ext 2275 with questions.

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Youth Services
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Monday, May 11 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Traveling Tech Station provides 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
West Branch
 
 
Lego at your Library

Lego at your Library

Pile of Brightly Colored Legos
Main Library
Meeting Room D
Monday, May 11 - 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
 
 
Watch This! Downton Abbey

Watch This! Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Cast
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Tuesday, May 12 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Come have crumpets with the Crawleys and join us for a free showing of all the Downton Abbey Season 5 episodes! Each day we will enjoy 2 episodes.

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meeting Room C
 
 
Block Party @ West Branch

Block Party @ West Branch

Pile of Brightly Colored Blocks
West Branch
Tuesday, May 12 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Come to our West Branch Block Party. Several different block stations for ages 8 months to 8 years will be set up by the Purdue Extension office for children and their parents/caregivers to enjoy as they develop math, science, social , physical, and language skills while playing with blocks.

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
Intermediate Internet Searching
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Computer Lab 2
 
 
Craft This! Celebrating May
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Meeting Room A
 
 
VCPL Book Club

VCPL Book Club

Main Library
Meeting Room 6
Wednesday, May 13 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join us for an informal discussion of Steven Johnson's novel, 'How We Got To Now'. If you haven't been to a book club recently, join us!

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

Nature Tales @ West Branch

Illustration of Girl with Easel and Paint Brush in Front of Tree on Open Book
West Branch
Wednesday, May 13 - 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
 
 
VCPL Otaku Guild

VCPL Otaku Guild

Young Man and Young Woman Drawn in Manga Style
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, May 13 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 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!

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Meeting Room C
 
 
Getting Started in Disc Golf

Getting Started in Disc Golf

Disc Golf Goal
Main Library
Library Lawn
Wednesday, May 13 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Disc golf is one of today’s fastest growing sports. The Wabash Valley has several courses in the area to enjoy and challenge any player. Join Jameson Hibbs of Rockville Lake Park & Jason LaBella of Crossroads Disc Golf Club as they show you just what it takes to get started in this affordable, easy to learn sport that is suitable for all ages.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Library Lawn
 
 
FAST TRACK: Organizing Files & Folders
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Computer Lab 2
 
 
 
 
VCPL Chess Club

VCPL Chess Club

Chess Pieces Moving Into Checkmate
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Thursday, May 14 - 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
VCPL Teen Space
Thursday, May 14 - 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
VCPL Teen Space
 
 
Friends of the Library Annual Meeting and Preview Sale

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting and Preview Sale

Friends of the Library Logo
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Friday, May 15 - 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The membership of The Friends of the Vigo County Public Library will gather for their annual meeting and then be allowed to be the first shoppers at the biggest sale of the year. Membership is only $5.00 a year and everyone is invited to join. Now accepting all major credit cards! Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Annual meeting at 7 then shopping until 9 p.m.

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
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, May 16 - 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
 
 
Friends of the Library Sunday Book Sale
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
Friends of the Vigo County Public Library Annual Sale

Friends of the Vigo County Public Library Annual Sale

Friends of the Library Logo
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C, & D
Monday, May 18 - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

May 15 6-9 p.m. (Members Only Preview Sale)
May 16 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
May 17 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
May 18 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Join us for fantastic bargains!!
Books, Movies, Music, Magazines, Games, and much more!!
All proceeds help provide programs, services, materials, and equipment for the Vigo County Public Library!!

9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, C, & D
 
 
 
Career Kickstart: Cover Letters for Beginners
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Computer Lab 2
 
 
Make it Monday

Make it Monday

Main Library
Youth Services
Monday, May 18 - 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Calling all Makers! Learn new maker skills and take home a project. Use your account on DIY.org or make one here. Ongoing program. All teens grades 6-12 welcome! Call Hillary Rains at 232-1113 ext 2275 with questions.

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Youth Services
 
 
Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting

Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting

Main Library
Meeting Rooms B & C
Monday, May 18 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The public is invited to attend the monthly Library Board meetings scheduled on the third Monday February - December. In January, the Board meets on the third Tuesday to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Meeting Rooms B & C
 
 
Job Seeker Open Lab

Job Seeker Open Lab

Blue Find Job Key on Keyboard
Main Library
Computer Lab 2
Tuesday, May 19 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Use the Open Lab time to search and apply for jobs on your own, or drop-in to receive help with the following:
Signing up for an email address.
Learning to fill out a form.
Learning to attach your resume to an application.
Learning to design a Word document for your resume.

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Computer Lab 2
 
 
Watch This! Downton Abbey

Watch This! Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Cast
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Tuesday, May 19 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Come have crumpets with the Crawleys and join us for a free showing of all the Downton Abbey Season 5 episodes! Each day we will enjoy 2 episodes.

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meeting Room C
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
Community Locations, Main Library
Harrison College
Tuesday, May 19 - 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
 
 
VCPL Writers' Cafe

VCPL Writers' Cafe

VCPL Writers' Cafe @ Java Haute Logo
Main Library, Community Locations
Java Haute
Tuesday, May 19 - 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
 
 
Email Basics

Email Basics

Email with Arrow
Main Library
Computer Lab 2
Wednesday, May 20 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Please bring your email address and password with you to learn how to send, reply, and forward emails. You will also learn tips to avoid spam and viruses. Please be familiar with the skills in the Basic Computing classes.

10:00 am to 11:30 am
Computer Lab 2
 
 
Craft This! Celebrating May
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
West Branch
 
 
Family Fun Night! Superhero Night

Family Fun Night! Superhero Night

Illustration of Family Floating in a Basket Carried by Balloons
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, May 20 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

For kids in grades K-5, their families and siblings. Enjoy Superhero stories to get in the mood for this year’s Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero has a Story.” We will brainstorm ideas about what kinds of superheroes would be cool and have a simple writing and drawing activity. Kids will have the opportunity to sign up for the Summer Reading Club and pick out a free book. No registration necessary; call Youth Services for information at 232-1115. P.S. Come dressed as a Superhero if you want!

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Meeting Room C
 
 
Email Intermediate

Email Intermediate

Email with Arrow
Main Library
Computer Lab 2
Thursday, May 21 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

In this intermediate class, you will learn how to send an attachment, (document or picture), in an email, as well as save contacts. Please be familiar with the skills in the Email Basics class.

10:00 am to 11:30 am
Computer Lab 2
 
 
Watch This! Library Movie: Interstellar

Watch This! Library Movie: Interstellar

Poster: Interstellar
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Thursday, May 21 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us as we travel with a team of explorers travel through a wormhole in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. Rated PG-13: Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 169 minutes. Free refreshments provided.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
Animanga Club

Animanga Club

Japanese Samurai in Manga Style
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Friday, May 22 - 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
 
 
 
Community Gaming Initiative

Community Gaming Initiative

Pile of Brightly Colored Gaming Dice
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Saturday, May 23 - 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
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
Memorial Day Sunday- Closed
(All day)
All Library Locations