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Make it Monday

Make it Monday

Main Library
Youth Services
Monday, June 1 - 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
 
 
Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytime

Illustration of Boy and Girl with Signs for Taste and Touch
Main Library
Meeting Rooms B & C
Monday, June 1 - 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
 
 
Job Seeker Open Lab

Job Seeker Open Lab

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

Use the Open Lab time to search and apply for jobs on your own, get information on job fairs and popular job search websites, 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, June 2 - 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
 
 
Speaker Series: Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary With the Bard

Speaker Series: Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary With the Bard

Book Open to Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A & C
Tuesday, June 2 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join us to hear Dr. Laura Bates' experiences with writing "Shakespeare Saved My Life." Just as Larry Newton, one of the most notorious inmates at the United States Federal Penitentiary, was trying to break out of jail, Dr. Bates was trying to break in. It is a starkly engaging tale, one that will be embraced by anyone who has ever been changed by a book. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments will be available.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A & C
 
 
Nature Tales @ Your Library
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Meeting Room A
 
 
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, June 4 - 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, June 4 - 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
 
 
 
Superhero Storytime
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
Meeting Room C
 
 
First Friday Program: The Art of the Perfect Summer Smoothie
6:00 pm to 7:00 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, June 6 - 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
 
 
Speaker Series: Wabashiki Wetland Hike at Dewey Point- Reservation Required

Speaker Series: Wabashiki Wetland Hike at Dewey Point- Reservation Required

Main Library, Community Locations
Dewey Point
Saturday, June 6 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Wetlands provide a crucial habitat in the great web of life. Join our guide Amber Slaughterbeck to learn how you can help our local wetlands thrive. Make sure to bring your cameras for a chance to capture a photograph of River Otters, Bald Eagles, White-tailed Deer, and many more wetland resident species. Questions about the trail will be answered during the hike. The program is free, however, registration is required by June 3, 2015. The trail is ADA compliant for 1.9 miles and is open to all ages. This program is brought to you by the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department and the Vigo County Public Library

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Dewey Point
 
 
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 Afternoon Sale
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
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Summer Fun on the Trail: Heroic Adventures

Summer Fun on the Trail: Heroic Adventures

Safari Hat and Compass
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Monday, June 8 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for an adventurous hour on the Born Learning Trail, if you dare! We will have toys and activities to enliven imaginations and encourage explorers to discover new worlds on the Trail.  

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
Using the Mouse and Keyboard

Using the Mouse and Keyboard

User Hand on Computer Mouse
Main Library
Computer Lab 2
Tuesday, June 9 - 9:30 am to 11:00 am

This hands-on class covers how to properly use a mouse and keyboard - essential computer skills. Registration is required. Call 232-1110 to register. Perfect for individuals who are just starting to use a computer.

9:30 am to 11:00 am
Computer Lab 2
 
 
 
Baby Bookworms

Baby Bookworms

Cover: Hands On by Hudson
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, June 10 - 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.

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

World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: Wolf Spider by Archer
Main Library
Meeting Room A
Wednesday, June 10 - 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 A
 
 
 
Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales

Cover: All By Myself by Aliki
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, June 10 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Fun, interactive stories, songs, and activities for our 'littlest ones' 18 months - 36 months and their caregivers or parents.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
 
Craft This! Who's your Hero?
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Meeting Room A
 
 
VCPL Book Club

VCPL Book Club

Main Library
Meeting Room 6
Wednesday, June 10 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join us for an informal discussion of Jennifer Chiaverini's novel, 'Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker'. If you haven't been to a book club recently, join us!

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Meeting Room 6
 
 
 
VCPL Otaku Guild

VCPL Otaku Guild

Young Man and Young Woman Drawn in Manga Style
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, June 10 - 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
 
 
Basic Computing

Basic Computing

Senior at Computer Keyboard
Main Library
Computer Lab 2
Thursday, June 11 - 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
 
 
 
 
VCPL Chess Club

VCPL Chess Club

Chess Pieces Moving Into Checkmate
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Thursday, June 11 - 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, June 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 Teen Space
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Friday, June 12 - 10:00 am to 12:00 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.

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
VCPL Lobby
 
 
 
World of Adventure Storytime

World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: Wolf Spider by Archer
Main Library
Friday, June 12 - 11:00 am to 11:45 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.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
West Branch
 
 
 
Costuming 101

Costuming 101

Woman Dressed in Spider Superhero Costume
Main Library
Youth Services
Saturday, June 13 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Want to impress the world with your costuming skills? Learn how to make your favorite superhero accessories, including a cape, boots, gauntlets, and masks. Together we will learn how to make costumes on the cheap, but still look super. Grades 6-12.

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Youth Services
 
 
 
Watch This! Movie Matinee: Guardians of the Galaxy
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
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Policemen Are Heroes!

Policemen Are Heroes!

Cartoon Policeman and Cruiser
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Monday, June 15 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Come and meet real heroes from the Terre Haute Police Department!  Members from the Terre Haute Police Department will be demonstrating some of the activities they use at the Junior Police Academy.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting

Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting

Main Library
Meeting Rooms B & C
Monday, June 15 - 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, June 16 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Use the Open Lab time to search and apply for jobs on your own, get information on job fairs and popular job search websites, 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
 
 
 
VCPL Writers' Cafe

VCPL Writers' Cafe

VCPL Writers' Cafe @ Java Haute Logo
Community Locations, Main Library
Java Haute
Tuesday, June 16 - 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
 
 
Word 1

Word 1

Microsoft Word Logo
Main Library
Computer Lab 2
Tuesday, June 16 - 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. Call 232-1110 for registration.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Computer Lab 2
 
 
 
World of Adventure Storytime

World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: Dig Wait Listen by Sayre
Main Library
Meeting Room A
Wednesday, June 17 - 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 A
 
 
Baby Bookworms

Baby Bookworms

Cover: Mommy Hugs by Katz
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, June 17 - 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.

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

Toddler Tales

Cover: Flip Flap Fly by Root
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, June 17 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Fun, interactive stories, songs, and activities for our 'littlest ones' 18 months - 36 months and their caregivers or parents.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
Facebook 101

Facebook 101

Facebook Logo
Main Library
Computer Lab 2
Thursday, June 18 - 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Learn how to sign up for an account, navigate the website, and how to update your status. Please be familiar with the skills from the internet classes.

9:30 am to 11:00 am
Computer Lab 2
 
 
 
Teen Titan Training

Teen Titan Training

Superhero Boy with Flame Burst in Hand
Main Library
Library Lawn
Thursday, June 18 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

You know you've always wanted to be a superhero. Join us for an obstacle course unlike any other. Become a Teen Titan! Wear a plain white shirt and prepare to get messy!

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Library Lawn
 
 
 
Watch This! Movie: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Watch This! Movie: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman Poster
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Thursday, June 18 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Rated R: Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. 129 minutes. Free refreshments provided.

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
 
World of Adventure Storytime

World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: Dig Wait Listen by Sayre
Main Library
Friday, June 19 - 11:00 am to 11:45 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.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
West Branch
 
 
 
Indiana Bones
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
 
Community Gaming Initiative

Community Gaming Initiative

Pile of Brightly Colored Gaming Dice
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Saturday, June 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.

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
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Create a Comic
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
 
The New Heritage Quest Online Database

The New Heritage Quest Online Database

Old Photo of Little Girl
Main Library
Computer Lab 2
Monday, June 22 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us as we learn about the many changes to the Heritage Quest genealogy database, now powered by Ancestry.Com. Previous users will be delighted with the greatly expanded census searching and indexing, while new users can learn how useful this 24/7 database is while searching from home or inside the library. Attendees are encouraged to bring names and dates of ancestors to search during class.

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Computer Lab 2
 
 
Word 2

Word 2

Microsoft Word Logo
Main Library
Computer Lab 2
Tuesday, June 23 - 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
Computer Lab 2
 
 
 
World of Adventure Storytime

World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: The Three Little Pigs by Galdone
Main Library
Meeting Room A
Wednesday, June 24 - 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 A
 
 
Online Banking with Old National Bank
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Computer Lab 2
 
 
Baby Bookworms

Baby Bookworms

Cover: Shhhhh! Everybody's Sleeping by Markes
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, June 24 - 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.

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

Toddler Tales

Cover: Shhhhh! Everybody's Sleeping by Markes
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, June 24 - 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Fun, interactive stories, songs, and activities for our 'littlest ones' 18 months - 36 months and their caregivers or parents.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
Meeting Room C
 
 
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5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Computer Lab 2
 
 
 
Every Hero has a Story: Karen Land and Romano: Iditarod Dog Mushing

Every Hero has a Story: Karen Land and Romano: Iditarod Dog Mushing

Karen Land and Romano
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Wednesday, June 24 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Join Karen Land and her Alaskan Husky Romano as they take you on a journey to the Alaskan wilderness. Karen, a Hoosier native, is a three-time participant in the 1,150 mile Iditarod Sled Race. Along with Romano, her retired sled dog, Karen will share her experiences as she raced with her dog team through some of the world's toughest terrain!

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
 
 
Basic Computing

Basic Computing

Senior at Computer Keyboard
Community Locations, Main Library
Ivy Tech MLK Center
Thursday, June 25 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

This class is in the Lower Level of Meadows Shopping Center. 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.

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ivy Tech MLK Center
 
 
 
Heroes in the Sky

Heroes in the Sky

Superhero in Space
Main Library, Community Locations
Community Locations
Allen Planetarium, South Vigo High School
Thursday, June 25 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Greek gods and goddesses were "super heroes" to the ancient Greeks, just like Superman, Batman, and others are to us today. Many of the planets were named after these gods and goddesses. Planetarium Director Holly Hudson will share stories about the planets and constellations in two shows at the Allen Planetarium at South Vigo High School. No registration or tickets are necessary for this family program!

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Community Locations, Allen Planetarium, South Vigo High School
 
 
 
 
VCPL Chess Club

VCPL Chess Club

Chess Pieces Moving Into Checkmate
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Thursday, June 25 - 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
 
 
 
Heroes in the Sky

Heroes in the Sky

Superhero in Space
Community Locations, Main Library
Community Locations
Allen Planetarium, South Vigo High School
Thursday, June 25 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The Greek gods and goddesses were "super heroes" to the ancient Greeks, just like Superman, Batman, and others are to us today. Many of the planets were named after these gods and goddesses. Planetarium Director Holly Hudson will share stories about the planets and constellations in two shows at the Allen Planetarium at South Vigo High School. No registration or tickets are necessary for the family program!

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

World of Adventure Storytime

Cover: The Three Little Pigs by Galdone
Main Library
Friday, June 26 - 11:00 am to 11:45 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.

11:00 am to 11:45 am
West Branch
 
 
 
Pizza and Panels

Pizza and Panels

Pizza and Panels Comic Book Style Logo
Main Library
Youth Services
Friday, June 26 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Like comics, manga, or graphic novels? Like pizza? Join us for a pizza party and a look into the hottest comics in our collection, as well as a crash course in the history of the art of comics! Grades 6-12. Please register.

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Youth Services
 
 
 
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Summer Fun on the Trail: Nature’s Heroes

Summer Fun on the Trail: Nature’s Heroes

Safari Hat and Compass
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Monday, June 29 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for an adventurous hour on the Born Learning Trail, if you dare! Amber Slaughterbeck from the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department will be visiting us to talk about nature’s heroes.

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

Word 3

Microsoft Word Logo
Main Library
Computer Lab 2
Tuesday, June 30 - 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
Computer Lab 2
 
 
 
Craft This! Who's Your Hero?
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Meeting Room A