February 2016

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Baby Bookworms

Baby Bookworms

Farm from Bright Baby
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, February 1 -
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Bring your babies to this lap-sit programming full of bonding time,  engaging stories, songs, and activities. A 30 minute optional playtime will be offered afterwards. Please call 232-1115 for additional information.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures

Illustration of Pith Helmet
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, February 1 -
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Join us for Afternoon Adventures in Youth Services. Each week will bring a new opportunity to learn, explore, create, and most importantly have fun!

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Teen Trivia League

Teen Trivia League

Silhouette Profile with Question Marks
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Monday, February 1 -
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Show off your knowledge on a variety of subjects including movies and music, sports and games, and science and technology.  Prove your expertise -or just have fun coming up with the most original team name.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
VCPL Teen Space
 
 
FAST TRACK: Price it!

FAST TRACK: Price it!

Antique Teapot
Main Library
VCPL Computer Lab
Monday, February 1 -
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Learn to use Price it! a tool for antiques and collectibles.

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. 

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
VCPL Computer Lab
 
 
Using the Mouse & Keyboard
10:00 am to 11:30 am
VCPL Computer Lab
 
 
Craft & Chat

Craft & Chat

Pinwheel Flowers
Main Library
Meeting Room D
Tuesday, February 2 -
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Craft & Chat with friends.  Make our craft or bring your own project.  Refreshments provided.

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Meeting Room D
 
 
World of Adventure

World of Adventure

Beach Day by Roosa
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, February 3 -
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join us for stories, songs, hands-on learning and art projects! Created for young people 3-5 years with their caregivers and parents, we do a half hour librarian-led storytime and a half hour of free play. Registration not required. Please call 232-1115 for additional information

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Watch This! Bridge of Spies

Watch This! Bridge of Spies

Poster: Bridge of Spies
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Wednesday, February 3 -
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an
arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an
exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot,
Francis Gary Powers.
Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief strong language.
141 minutes. Refreshments will be served.

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
Basic Computing

Basic Computing

Senior at Computer Keyboard
Main Library
VCPL Computer Lab
Thursday, February 4 -
10:00 am to 11:30 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.

10:00 am to 11:30 am
VCPL Computer Lab
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose Logo
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, February 4 -
10:00 am to 10:30 am

Join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more! Children ages 0-2 will be from 10-10:30. (Families with children of multiple ages may pick either storytime.)

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose Logo
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, February 4 -
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more! Children ages 0-2 will be from 10-10:30. (Families with children of multiple ages may pick either storytime.)

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Music Makers

Music Makers

Illustration of Boy Dancing with Music Stanza, Notes, and Treble Cleft in Background
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A & B
Thursday, February 4 -
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Come ready to move and sing! Children ages 1-5 and their caregiver(s)  can look forward to strengthening early literacy skills through engaging  stories, songs, and movement activities.

11:00 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Meeting Room A & B
 
 
Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales

Stretch by Cronin
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, February 5 -
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Parents and caregivers, bring your toddler to join us for fun, engaging stories, songs, and crafts.  A 30 minute optional playtime will also be offered at the end of storytime. Please call 232-1115 for additional information.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
S.T.E.A.M Storytime

S.T.E.A.M Storytime

Illustration of Beaker
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A & B
Friday, February 5 -
11:00 am to 12:00 pm



Children ages 2-5 and their caregiver(s) can come ready to learn and
explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math through engaging stories, songs, and activities.

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
West Branch Meeting Room A & B
 
 
Create Club

Create Club

Create Club Logo
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Friday, February 5 -
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Teens ages 12-19 can explore their creative side in Create Club!

February 5-Book Page Valentines and Anti-Valentines

Use discarded book pages to create notes for your friends and families, or even for your favorite characters!

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
VCPL Teen Space
 
 
First Friday: Mardi Gras!

First Friday: Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras Masks and Beads
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Friday, February 5 -
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Get festive with VCPL this Mardi Gras! We will be having a New Orlean's style celebration including King Cake and Mardi Gras themed crafts.

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
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, February 6 -
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Join us for a selection of our best items: Hard and paperback books, puzzles, videos. CDs, magazines and more.

9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 0-2 Saturday Morning

Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 0-2 Saturday Morning

Mother Goose on the Loose Logo
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, February 6 -
10:00 am to 10:30 am

Join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more! Children ages 0-2 will be from 10-10:30. (Families with children of multiple ages may pick either storytime.)

10:00 am to 10:30 am
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 3-5 Saturday Morning

Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 3-5 Saturday Morning

Mother Goose on the Loose Logo
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, February 6 -
11:00 am to 11:30 am

Join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more! Children ages 3-5 will be from 11-11:30. (Families with children of multiple ages may pick either storytime.)

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Logo
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Sunday, February 7 -
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Friends of the Library are offering a special sale this month.  You
can choose between 50% off of your total purchase or pay $5 and get a
Friends' tote bag to fill with items of your choice!  Stock up on
reading material for the winter!

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
Baby Bookworms

Baby Bookworms

Baby Bathtime by Sirett
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, February 8 -
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Bring your babies to this lap-sit programming full of bonding time,  engaging stories, songs, and activities. A 30 minute optional playtime will be offered afterwards. Please call 232-1115 for additional information.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Monday, February 8 -
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Get hands-on experience using different devices,or bring your own to get your questions answered.  Learn about other technology resources in the community.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
VCPL Lobby
 
 
Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures

Illustration of Pith Helmet
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, February 8 -
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Join us for Afternoon Adventures in Youth Services. Each week will bring a new opportunity to learn, explore, create, and most importantly have fun!

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Teen Trivia League

Teen Trivia League

Silhouette Profile with Question Marks
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Monday, February 8 -
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Show off your knowledge on a variety of subjects including movies and music, sports and games, and science and technology.  Prove your expertise -or just have fun coming up with the most original team name.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
VCPL Teen Space
 
 
Word 1

Word 1

Microsoft Word Logo
Main Library
VCPL Computer Lab
Monday, February 8 -
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

This beginning class covers creating and saving documents and includes working with text and spell checking in Microsoft Word 2010.  Participants should be familiar with a computer keyboard and possess basic typing skills.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
VCPL Computer Lab
 
 
Basic Computing

Basic Computing

Senior at Computer Keyboard
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Tuesday, February 9 -
10:00 am to 11:30 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.

10:00 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Meeting Room A
 
 
Craft & Chat

Craft & Chat

Pinwheel Flowers
Main Library
Meeting Room D
Tuesday, February 9 -
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Craft & Chat with friends.  Make our craft or bring your own project.  Refreshments provided.

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Meeting Room D
 
 
Speaker Series

Speaker Series

Illustrated Bookshelves
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Tuesday, February 9 -
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Author Lexi Ryan comes to share her secrets on self-publishing. One of the trickiest parts of breaking into the world of writing is getting published. Local writers won't want to miss this workshop. Special thanks to co-sponsors: Office of Community Engagement, the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Creative Writing Committee at Indiana State University.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance
novelist Lexi Ryan is a former college English professor turned full-time
writer. Author of over a dozen novels, her books have been translated into
German, French, and Italian. She lives in Terre Haute with her husband and two
children. When not writing, she can be found enjoying yoga, reading copiously,
hanging out with her family, and thanking her lucky stars.

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Meeting Room C