June 2014

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Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytime

Colorful Alphabet Block
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Monday, June 2 - 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

Sensory storytime 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 Room C
 
 
 
Nature Tales @ Your Library
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Meeting Room D
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose ages:0-2
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Meeting Room B
 
 
Mother GOose on the Loose ages:3-5
11:00 am to 11:30 am
Meeting Room B
 
 
First Friday Salute to the Troops

First Friday Salute to the Troops

Main Library
Meeting Room D
Friday, June 6 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join us as we salute our service men and women both past and present. Come and go as you are able. Listen to a story and complete a craft to take home.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Meeting Room D
 
 
 
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A World of Adventure Storytime
11:00 am to 11:45 am
West Branch
 
 
Glow Science with the Girl Scouts!

Glow Science with the Girl Scouts!

Girl Scout's STEM Van
Main Library
Library Lawn
Monday, June 9 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The S.T.E.M. Van is coming! Boys and girls in grades K-5 are invited to participate in fun science, technology, engineering, and math activities from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The van will be parked outdoors near the entrance to the library. Sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Library Lawn
 
 
 
JMG! Jammin! Muddin! & Growin! Jr. Master Gardener Program
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
The Science of a Dog's Nose

The Science of a Dog's Nose

Beagle Rolling It's Eyes Upward
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Tuesday, June 10 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how a police dog can find things using their nose? Join us as Jack Shannon of Shannon Dog Training and Boarding Kennels teaches us about the science of a dog's nose. This program is designed for students in K-5 grade and their families.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
A World of Adventure Storytime

A World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: Summer Is Summer by Phillis & David Gershator
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, June 11 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join us for stories, songs, finger-plays and crafts! Created for young people 3-8 years with their caregivers and parents. Registration required. Call 232-1115.

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

Baby Bookworms

Cover: Baby Shoes by Dashka Slater
Main Library
Meeting Room B
Wednesday, June 11 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Bring the baby and enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays designed for children age 0-17 months and their caregivers. There will be an optional 15 minute play time immediately following the 30 minute storytime.

10:00 am to 10:45 am
Meeting Room B
 
 
 
"Wacky" Fire Science with Sugar Creek Volunteer Fire Department
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales

Cover: Purple Little Bird by Foley
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, June 11 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Come explore at storytime as we hear a story, sing and do fingerplays together. There will be an optional 15 minute play time immediately following the 30 minute storytime. This event is designed for children age 18-36 months and their caregivers.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
 
Woo Hoo! Crafts!
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
 
 
VCPL Chess Club

VCPL Chess Club

Hand Moving Chess Piece
Main Library
Meeting Room A
Thursday, June 12 - 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 A
 
 
 
 
*SOLD OUT* Summer Reading Club Kickoff Event - The Dome Theater

*SOLD OUT* Summer Reading Club Kickoff Event - The Dome Theater

Sun Rising Over Planet in Space
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Saturday, June 14 - 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

*Tickets are sold out*

Visit the Dome Theater, a mobile planetarium experience for children of all ages! A variety of science themed videos will be offered throughout the day. Due to the nature of the event, each 20 minute performance will be limited to approximately 30 attendees. Free tickets will be available, while supplies last, beginning Saturday, May 31. Tickets must be picked up in person at the Youth Services Desk, and can not be held or reserved. Standby requests will be honored on a space available basis the day of the event.

9:30 am to 5:00 pm
VCPL Lobby
 
 
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A World of Adventure Storytime
11:00 am to 11:45 am
West Branch
 
 
Fizz, Boom, Read: Turtle Power!

Fizz, Boom, Read: Turtle Power!

Box Turtle
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Monday, June 16 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join Amber Slaughterbeck from the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department for a Turtle Power Hour. Discover awesome information about turtles @ your library!

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
 
JMG! Jammin! Muddin! & Growin! Jr. Master Gardener Program
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
A World of Adventure Storytime

A World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: Round Like a Ball! by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, June 18 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join us for stories, songs, finger-plays and crafts! Created for young people 3-8 years with their caregivers and parents. Registration required. Call 232-1115.

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

Baby Bookworms

Cover: All in a Day by Cynthia Rylant
Main Library
Meeting Room B
Wednesday, June 18 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Bring the baby and enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays designed for children age 0-17 months and their caregivers. There will be an optional 15 minute play time immediately following the 30 minute storytime.

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

Toddler Tales

Cover: Step Gently Out by Helen Frost
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, June 18 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Come explore at storytime as we hear a story, sing and do fingerplays together. There will be an optional 15 minute play time immediately following the 30 minute storytime. This event is designed for children age 18-36 months and their caregivers.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
 
Wacky Weather Science with Jesse Walker
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
Woo Hoo! Crafts!

Woo Hoo! Crafts!

West Branch
Thursday, June 19 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Great Crafts, great fun! Snacks after.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
 
Woo Hoo! Crafts!
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
Books Before Bedtime
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Meeting Room C
 
 
 
 
V. C. P. L. Brown Bag: Summer Garden Tips with the Blooms Brothers!
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
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A World of Adventure Storytime
11:00 am to 11:45 am
West Branch
 
 
 
Fizz, Boom, Oobleck! All ages welcome.

Fizz, Boom, Oobleck! All ages welcome.

Green Slime
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Monday, June 23 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

What is Oobleck? Is it a liquid? Is it a solid? Come explore the properties of this unique substance. Listen to 'Bartholomew and the Oobleck' by Dr. Seuss. All ages welcome.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
 
JMG! Jammin! Muddin! & Growin! Jr. Master Gardener Program
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
 
*SOLD OUT* Planets in Our Solar System and Beyond!

*SOLD OUT* Planets in Our Solar System and Beyond!

Mountains Silhouetted Against Dusk Fading to Starry Sky
Main Library
Allen Planetarium, South Vigo High School
Tuesday, June 24 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

*Tickets are sold out*

Have you ever heard about "exoplanets"? They are planets outside the solar system and there are about 1800 of them! Summer Reading Club participants and their families are invited to a special presentation about our solar system at the Allen Planetarium at South Vigo High School by the planetarium director, Holly Hudson. She will also show us the night sky and share new information on the "exoplanets." The first show is from 3:00-4:00 p.m. and the second is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Admittance is free, but everyone must have a ticket since space is limited. Please visit Youth Services or West Branch to pick up your tickets.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Allen Planetarium, South Vigo High School
 
 
 
*SOLD OUT* Planets in Our Solar System and Beyond!

*SOLD OUT* Planets in Our Solar System and Beyond!

Mountains Silhouetted Against Dusk Fading to Starry Sky
Main Library
Allen Planetarium, South Vigo High School
Tuesday, June 24 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

*Tickets are sold out*

Have you ever heard about "exoplanets"? They are planets outside the solar system and there are about 1800 of them! Summer Reading Club participants and their families are invited to a special presentation about our solar system at the Allen Planetarium at South Vigo High School by the planetarium director, Holly Hudson. She will also show us the night sky and share new information on the "exoplanets." The first show is from 3:00-4:00 p.m. and the second is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Admittance is free, but everyone must have a ticket since space is limited. Please visit Youth Services or West Branch to pick up your tickets.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Allen Planetarium, South Vigo High School
 
 
A World of Adventure Storytime

A World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: The Deep Blue Sea by Audrey Wood
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, June 25 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Join us for stories, songs, finger-plays and crafts! Created for young people 3-8 years with their caregivers and parents. Registration required. Call 232-1115.

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

Baby Bookworms

Cover: One Mole Digging a Hole by Julia Donaldson
Main Library
Meeting Room B
Wednesday, June 25 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Bring the baby and enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays designed for children age 0-17 months and their caregivers. There will be an optional 15 minute play time immediately following the 30 minute storytime.

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

Toddler Tales

Cover: Tanka Tanka Skunk! by Steve Webb
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, June 25 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Come explore at storytime as we hear a story, sing and do fingerplays together. There will be an optional 15 minute play time immediately following the 30 minute storytime. This event is designed for children age 18-36 months and their caregivers.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
 
Sweet & "Wacky" Kitchen Science
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
 
Bouncin' Barn

Bouncin' Barn

Little Boy in Bounce House
Bouncin' Barn at 2509 S. First St
Thursday, June 26 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Calling all Summer Reading Participants! Come to the Bouncin' Barn at 2509 S. First St. from Noon-2pm for discounted bouncing fun. Any child between the age of 2 and 12 can bounce for $3.00. Wear socks and thank Mr. Johnson for partnering with the Vigo County Public Library this summer.

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Bouncin' Barn at 2509 S. First St
 
 
Woo Hoo! Crafts!

Woo Hoo! Crafts!

West Branch
Thursday, June 26 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Great Crafts, great fun! Snacks after.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
 
Woo Hoo! Crafts!
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
 
 
VCPL Chess Club

VCPL Chess Club

Hand Moving Chess Piece
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Thursday, June 26 - 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
 
 
 
 
Watch This! Library Movie Event: The LEGO Movie
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
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A World of Adventure Storytime
11:00 am to 11:45 am
West Branch
 
 
 
 
Summer Reading: Wonder Lab!
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C