September 2017

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First Friday: Adventures in the Archives

First Friday: Adventures in the Archives

Old Photograph of Young Woman with Lace
Main Library
VCPL Special Collections
Friday, September 1 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
All ages: Explore rare materials and artifacts from the Vigo County Public Library Special Collections department, including items from Wiley High School and West Terre Haute High School, presidential letters form Harry S. Truman and Calvin Coolidge, Helen Keller's letters and signatures and World War I bond posters.  Some items have never been publicly displayed and will only be available for viewing during this event. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
VCPL Special Collections
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 0-5 Saturday Morning

Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 0-5 Saturday Morning

Mother Goose with Two Gooslings
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, September 2 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Ages 0-5: Join Mother Goose for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
 
Wabash Valley Coder Dojo
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
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Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 0-5 Thursday Morning

Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 0-5 Thursday Morning

Mother Goose with Two Gooslings
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, September 7 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Ages 0-5: Join Mother Goose for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
 
Parent and Child Yoga
9:15 am to 10:15 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
Tinkergarten

Tinkergarten

Little Girl with Mud on Her Hand
West Branch
Friday, September 8 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 18 months to 5 years and Caregivers: Meet outside to connect and learn through play at the West Branch Nature Explore Classroom, an ideal location for a Tinkergarten session with leader Marissa Northam.  Children and caregivers will explore, problem solve, communicate and create together.  Parents and caregivers also gain insight into child development.  Please dress for outdoor play.
10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch
 
 
 
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Creative Builders - Obstacle Design

Creative Builders - Obstacle Design

Blueprint of Gears
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, September 12 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Create tunnels, traps, and themes to add extra challenge and excitement each time you play a few rounds of putt-putt at the Library.  These obstacles will be interchangeable on our nine-hole mini golf course and will stay at the Library for future use.  
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
 
 
West Gamers' Alliance

West Gamers' Alliance

Young Girl Playing Video Game
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, September 14 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Ages 8-15: Join the West Gamers' Alliance to play video games - competitive and cooperative, old and new - and enjoy snacks while hanging out with friends. 
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
 
 
 
 
Parent and Child Yoga
9:15 am to 10:15 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
 
Community Gaming Initiative

Community Gaming Initiative

Colorful Gaming Dice
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Saturday, September 16 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
All ages: Calling all gamers.  Interested in tabletop, role playing or card gaming?  Explore new games, play old favorites and challenge new people.
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
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Creative Builders - Express Yourself

Creative Builders - Express Yourself

Blueprint of Gears
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, September 19 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Ages 8-15: Use your own creative building skills with Art Cart materials and your imagination.  Then listen to the expressive storytelling of Jamie Young.
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Self Defense for Youth

Self Defense for Youth

Kung Fu Student and Instructor
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, September 20 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Ages 8 & Up: No one wants to have to defend themself from an attacker.  But, if the situation arises, quality training is key.  Teacher Jason Yost of Yost Wing Chun Kung-fu Academy will teach an introductory, four session self-defense course focused on learning how to be aware of your surroundings, how to develop and use energy efficiently and effectively and how to develop the confidence to defend yourself from anything seeking to do you harm.  Please wear comfortable clothing and any protective gear you may have.  Classes continue into October.  Please plan to attend all four sessions.
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
 
 
 
Parent and Child Yoga
9:15 am to 10:15 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Family Learning Day

Family Learning Day

Family Learning Day Logo
Main Library
Overflow Parking Lot
Saturday, September 23 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family Learning Day connects community organizations and families for a day of hands-on learning and new experiences. Join us this year to enjoy new forms of art, music, and creative activities. Each child will leave with free books and memories of this exciting day.
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
Overflow Parking Lot
 
 
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Mother Goose on the Loose at West Ages 0-5
11:00 am to 11:30 am
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose at West Ages 0-5

Mother Goose on the Loose at West Ages 0-5

West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, September 26 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Join Mother Goose for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments. You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.
11:00 am to 11:30 am
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Creative Builders - Design a Video Game Using Bloxels

Creative Builders - Design a Video Game Using Bloxels

Blueprint of Gears
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, September 26 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Ages 8-15: Use the Bloxels board to design your own video game world and characters.  With the Bloxels app, you can capture your creation, customize it even further and test out how it plays.
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Self Defense for Youth

Self Defense for Youth

Kung Fu Student and Instructor
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, September 27 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Ages 8 & Up: No one wants to have to defend themself from an attacker.  But, if the situation arises, quality training is key.  Teacher Jason Yost of Yost Wing Chun Kung-fu Academy will teach an introductory, four session self-defense course focused on learning how to be aware of your surroundings, how to develop and use energy efficiently and effectively and how to develop the confidence to defend yourself from anything seeking to do you harm.  Please wear comfortable clothing and any protective gear you may have.  Classes continue into October.  Please plan to attend all four sessions.
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
 
West Gamers' Alliance

West Gamers' Alliance

Young Girl Playing Video Game
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, September 28 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Ages 8-15: Join the West Gamers' Alliance to play video games - competitive and cooperative, old and new - and enjoy snacks while hanging out with friends. 
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
 
 
 
 
Parent and Child Yoga
9:15 am to 10:15 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room