December 2018

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Wabash Valley Coder Dojo
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose / Mamá Gansa

Mother Goose on the Loose / Mamá Gansa

Goose with Two Goslings
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, December 1 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Mother Goose now in Spanish and English! Join Mother Goose for an interactive bilingual storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.¡Mamá Gansa ahorra en Español e Inglés! Únete a Mamá Gansa para un rato de cuentos interactivos bilingües con libros, canciones, rimas, e instrumentos musicales. Usted y su niño(a)podrán jugar juntos y desarrollar destrezas tempranas de aprendizaje.
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, December 3 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0 - 3: Bring your baby or toddler to the library for stories, songs, dance, and activities from 10:00 am - 10:30 am. There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30 am - 11:00 am.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Design your own "Google Doodle" with Hour of Code
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
 
Cuddle with a Canine

Cuddle with a Canine

Girl Kissing and Hugging Dog
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, December 4 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Finnick, a certified therapy dog with Love on a Leash, will visit with his human Lauren to explain the types of care and responsibilities these furry friends provide.
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Wiggle Worms Wednesdays

Wiggle Worms Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, December 5 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 3-5: Bring your preschooler to the Library for interactive stories, songs, dancing, crafts and play from 10:00am to 10:30am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30am to 11:00am
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
West Vigo Guitar Club

West Vigo Guitar Club

Acoustic Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, December 5 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn to play the guitar and better understand basic music concepts like melody, rhythm and chords with the West Vigo Guitar Club.  The club will meet as a group for free instruction from October through December.  No music experience is required, but space is limited.
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Learn Code with Minecraft
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
 
 
The Miracle Continues

The Miracle Continues

Child's Hands Holding Blue Paper Snowflake
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Friday, December 7 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Miracle on 7th Street has arrived at VCPL. Watch snowflakes being printed on our 3D printers, create an origami snowflake, eat snowy snacks, and enjoy frosty activities. Check out our window display and decorated tree downtown. 
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
The Miracle Continues

The Miracle Continues

Child's Hands Holding Blue Paper Snowflake
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Saturday, December 8 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Miracle on 7th Street has arrived at VCPL. Watch snowflakes being printed on our 3D printers, create an origami snowflake, eat snowy snacks, and enjoy frosty activities. Check out our window display and decorated tree downtown. 
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, December 10 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0 - 3: Bring your baby or toddler to the library for stories, songs, dance, and activities from 10:00 am - 10:30 am. There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30 am - 11:00 am.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Get On The Map!

Get On The Map!

Part of the Map of Indiana, Location Markers in Vigo County
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, December 11 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Step in to the library and join us for a fun adventure on the giant floor map of Indiana! Stand in the county where you were born. Discover the names of the rivers and lakes that are near your home. Explore the history of our state and why it is important that we count its inhabitants every 10 years!  In socked feet, students play an active part in this map activity. We will interact with the geography of Indiana, learn state and local history, and talk about the how and why people are counted during census years.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Get On The Map!

Get On The Map!

Close Up of Map of Indiana with Location Markers on Vigo County
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, December 11 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Step in to the library and join us for a fun adventure on the giant floor map of Indiana! Stand in the county where you were born. Discover the names of the rivers and lakes that are near your home. Explore the history of our state and why it is important that we count its inhabitants every 10 years!  In socked feet, students play an active part in this map activity. We will interact with the geography of Indiana, learn state and local history, and talk about the how and why people are counted during census years.
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
 
 
 
 
Advanced 3D Printing

Advanced 3D Printing

3D Printer Printing Orange Wavy Shape
Main Library
Haute Create
Tuesday, December 11 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 12 & Up: Take your 3D printing to the next level at this demonstration of the new Raise 3D N2 with its dual extrusion, large heated build plate and the ability to use different types of filament including ABS and wood composites. Perfect if you have taken the Intro to 3D Printing.
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, December 12 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 3-5: Bring your preschooler to the Library for interactive stories, songs, dancing, crafts and play from 10:00am to 10:30am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30am to 11:00am
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Wintery Mix Crafts

Wintery Mix Crafts

Paper Snowflakes and Scissors on a Wooden Surface
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, December 13 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Create winter themed mini wreaths, snowflakes, and more.
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
 
 
 
Grinch Galore

Grinch Galore

Poster: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, December 13 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Oh the Who-manity!  Enjoy a family friendly Whovacious storytime with hostess Cindy Lou Who, Whopendous crafts, activities, and the 1966 original film, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  Sweet Science Ice Cream Lab will serve all the trimmings and even the Grinch has an idea of attending.
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
 
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Painting with Nicole

Painting with Nicole

Girl with Paint on Her Face, Clothes and Hand
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, December 18 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Paint a masterpiece with Nicole. Follow along step by step as she shows you painting techniques.  Each child will take home their own painting.
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
 
 
 
 
Holiday Karaoke

Holiday Karaoke

Microphone Wearing a Santa Hat
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Friday, December 21 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Celebrate the sounds of the season and sing your heart out at karaoke.
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
 
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Painting with Nicole
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose

Goose with Two Goslings in Front of Barn
Community Locations
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
Friday, December 28 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Join Mother Goose at Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills. Children and parents will be provided with a breakfast bar by our host. Breakfast bar is 10:00 - 10:30, storytime starts at 10:30. 
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Community Locations
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
 
 
 
Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Girl Wearing VR Headset
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, December 28 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Experience the world of virtual reality!  Kids ages 12 and up can speak whale to a passerby in theBlu.  Get a rhythm with BeatSaber! Repair BB-8 and his droid pals in Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay.  Enjoy all of these new places with the HTC Vive VR System at VCPL.
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
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