Staff Picks, New Books, & Bestseller Express

cover of God Help the Child
cover of knit stitch dictionary
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
cover of The Things We Keep
Cover: The Truth and Other Lies
The Terrorist's Son
Saint Anything
cover of Avenue of Spies

Discover Upcoming Events at VCPL

Día Festival

Three Children with Globe in Background
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, April 30
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
¡Bienvenidos! Join us for a festival of nations. Use your passports and take a trip into each culture. Booths will be set up and participants will be able to learn a little about each county that is represented in this Día program. El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. The common goals of all Día programming are to:·         Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries.·         Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child's home language and culture.·         Introduce families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies. ·         Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities.

Internet Safety: Privacy & Passwords

Laptop with Shield and Padlock
Main Library
VCPL Computer Lab
Monday, May 2
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Privacy techniques, choosing better passwords, and avoiding scam emails will be discussed.  Please be familiar with using the internet.  This class is held as part of American Library Association's Choose Privacy Week.

Vigo County Authorized Voting Site

Hand Dropping Paper into a Ballot Box
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C, & D
Tuesday, May 3
6:00 am to 6:00 pm
The VCPL was selected as an authorized voting site.  The Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Registered voters may use their State ID card or valid Drivers license to vote.

Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play Class

Illustration of Mother Hugging Infant
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, May 3
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Baby signs helps babies ages 6-18 months to communicate their wants, needs and special requests before they can speak using sign language. This series of six, theme-based classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, getting dressed, park and pet signs. Each week families learn useful signs through fun songs, books and activities. This series of programs is open to the first 6 parent and child groups that preregister.

Internet Safety: Privacy & Passwords

Laptop with Shield and Padlock
West Branch
Tuesday, May 3
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Privacy techniques, choosing better passwords, and avoiding scam emails will be discussed.  Please be familiar with using the internet.  This class is held as part of American Library Association's Choose Privacy Week.