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
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
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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
 
 
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
 
 
World of Adventure

World of Adventure

Kiss Kiss by Wild
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, February 10 -
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
 
 
Book Club: The Language of Flowers by Diffenbaugh

Book Club: The Language of Flowers by Diffenbaugh

Cover: The Language of Flowers by Diffenbaugh
Main Library
Collaborative Space 6
Wednesday, February 10 -
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
"The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Join us for a lively group discussion of a wide array of genres, and styles. If you have never been in a book club before, we welcome you to the discussion.

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Collaborative Space 6
 
 
Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

Main Library
VCPL Computer Lab
Thursday, February 11 -
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 Computer Lab
 
 
Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales

Hickory Dickory Dock by Baker
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, February 12 -
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
 
 
 
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Baby Bookworms

Baby Bookworms

We've All Got Bellybuttons by Martin
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, February 15 -
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 15 -
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 with Question Marks as Upper Skull
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Monday, February 15 -
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 2

Word 2

Microsoft Word Logo
Main Library
VCPL Computer Lab
Monday, February 15 -
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

In Microsoft Word 2010, you will learn text, paragraph and page formatting. Please be familiar with the skills in Word 1.

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
VCPL Computer Lab
 
 
Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Meeting Rooms B & C
 
 
One Life: A Poetry Reading

One Life: A Poetry Reading

Cover: One Life by Matthew Brennan
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Tuesday, February 16 -
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

One Life, just published by Lamar University
Press, is ISU professor Matthew Brennan's fifth volume of poetry.  It collects poems that previously appeared in
such journals as Poetry Ireland Review,
Commonweal, South Dakota Review
, and South
Carolina Review.
  About the new book
poet Edward Hirsch says, "Matthew Brennan's artful, quiet, well-made poems
glare with a bright light, burning moments, intense memories.  One
Life
is a book that surprises and shines."  One
Life
is Brennan's first full-length collection since The House with the Mansard Roof (2009), a finalist for the Best
Books of Indiana.  

The reading will be followed by a short Q&A.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Meeting Room C
 
 
World of Adventure

World of Adventure

Dinosaurs from Head to Tail by Roderick
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, February 17 -
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
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
Community Locations, Main Library
Harrison College
Thursday, February 18 -
4:00 pm to 6:00 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.

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Harrison College
 
 
VCPL Writers' Cafe

VCPL Writers' Cafe

VCPL Writers' Cafe @ Java Haute Logo
Community Locations, Main Library
Java Haute
Thursday, February 18 -
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Java Haute
 
 
Watch This! Straight Outta Compton

Watch This! Straight Outta Compton

Poster: Straight Outta Compton
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Thursday, February 18 -
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Entrenched in the racial tumult of Los Angeles in the mid-1980's, a
group of aspiring rappers banded together to revolutionize the global
consumption of hip-hop and popular culture. NWA was born out of racial
frustration and the disadvantaged economics of their South Central
neighborhood.
Rated R: language throughout, strong sexuality/nudity, violence, and drug use.
147 minutes. Refreshments will be served.

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales

Hello Baby by Fox
Main Library
Meeting Room A
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, February 19 -
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
Meeting Room A, Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Create Club

Create Club

Create Club Logo
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Friday, February 19 -
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

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

February 19-Tech Monsters

Use the power of Little Bits and the Makey Makey to build monsters that move, roar, and light up!

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
VCPL Teen Space
 
 
Crackerbarrel Session

Crackerbarrel Session

Indiana State Flag
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Saturday, February 20 -
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
 
 
Community Gaming Initiative

Community Gaming Initiative

Brightly Colored Gaming Dice
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Saturday, February 20 -
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
 
 
An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln

An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln

Illustration of Log Cabin in the Woods
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Saturday, February 20 -
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Journey back to the 1865 and spend the evening with the Lincolns. This interactive play begins with news that the Civil War has just ended. Let the Lincolns take you back to the birth of the sixteenth president, his life story, and the events that led up to the Civil War. The Lincolns will be available for a question and answer session and photos at the end of the play.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
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Baby Bookworms

Baby Bookworms

Do Cows Meow by Yoon
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, February 22 -
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
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, February 22 -
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 with Question Marks as Upper Skull
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Monday, February 22 -
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 3

Word 3

Microsoft Word Logo
Main Library
VCPL Computer Lab
Monday, February 22 -
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Topics in this Microsoft Word 2010 class will include finding and
replacing text, setting tabs, and working with ClipArt. Please be
familiar with the skills in Word 2.

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
VCPL Computer Lab
 
 
 
World of Adventure

World of Adventure

Winter is for Snow by Neubecker
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, February 24 -
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
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Wednesday, February 24 -
11:00 am to 1:00 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.

11:00 am to 1:00 pm
VCPL Lobby
 
 
 
Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales

Beetle Bop by Fleming
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, February 26 -
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
 
 
 
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Baby Bookworms

Baby Bookworms

How Are You Peeling by Freymann
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, February 29 -
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 29 -
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 with Question Marks as Upper Skull
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Monday, February 29 -
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