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Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, December 5 at 3:30 pm
Ages 15 & Up: Are you building your next cosplay masterpiece for an upcoming convention? Work alongside other like-minded makers and creators, access Haute Create’s array of innovative technology, and receive assistance from Vigo County Public Library’s Tech Team when you need it at the Haute Create Cosplay Co-Op. Every month, the Cosplay Co-Op will allow you to get hands-on with 3D printers, a laser cutter, sewing machines, and more! Please bring your own materials for your costume.
Colorful coin purse
Main Library
Haute Create
Thursday, November 17 at 4:00 pm
Ages 13 & Up: Make your own repairs to clothing, create customized gifts, and save money with Sew Simple. Perfect for beginning or inexperienced sewers, Sew Simple will introduce you to the sewing machines available in Haute Create and teach you how to set up a machine for use. As part of the class, you will be able to create your own coin purse to attach to a backpack or lanyard.
Young girl dressed as superhero, flexing her bicep
Main Library
Meeting Room D
Wednesday, November 16 at 4:00 pm
Ages 5–18: Your child can develop strong life and leadership skills, prevent bullying, and become a positive role model with Girls of Excellence Mentoring. In each session, GEM will encourage girls to examine the complex issues they face through group discussion, bolster their self-esteem, and teach them how to set goals for themselves.
Activities and discussions for ages 5 to 11 will be from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for ages 12 to 18.
Young boy smiling
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, November 16 at 4:00 pm
Ages 5–18: Your child can learn how to be a leader through activities and discussions with Gentlemen of Tomorrow, an interactive mentoring program that provides boys and young men with the skills they will need to become responsible community stakeholders and recognize and prevent bullying.
Activities and discussions for ages 5 to 11 will be from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for ages 12 to 18.
Illustration of group of people writing on laptops while sitting on oversized books
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Tuesday, November 22 at 4:00 pm
Ages 12-19: Whether you're working on your first novel or completing an essay, writing in a new environment can help spark inspiration by disrupting your normal thought patterns. Shake up your own routine, meet other young authors, and enjoy coffee and refreshments in a relaxing, shared workspace at the Library’s NaNoWriMo Write Nights.
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Main Library
Teen Space
Wednesday, November 16 at 5:00 pm
Ages 12-19: Do you have a technical question about writing or need a fresh pair of eyes to look over your manuscript? Bring your NaNoWriMo draft to the Teen Space to discuss revisions, learn about resources to improve your writing, and talk about your novel with your peers.
Illustration of a group of people using laptops while sitting on oversized books
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, November 9 at 4:00 pm
Ages 12-19: Whether you're working on your first novel or completing an essay, writing in a new environment can help spark inspiration by disrupting your normal thought patterns. Shake up your own routine, meet other young authors, and enjoy coffee and refreshments in a relaxing, shared workspace at the Library’s NaNoWriMo Write Nights.
Illustration of person showing NaNoWriMo logo to others
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Friday, November 4 at 4:30 pm
Ages 12-19: National Novel Writing Month has existed since 1999 as a challenge to overcome one of the hardest parts of writing a novel: filling a blank page. It started with twenty-one authors, and now encompasses a community of hundreds of thousands of novelists. Learn more about NaNoWriMo, including guidelines, strategies for success, and resources available to young writers.
Young girl dressed as superhero, flexing her bicep
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, November 9 at 4:00 pm
Ages 5–18: Your child can develop strong life and leadership skills, prevent bullying, and become a positive role model with Girls of Excellence Mentoring. In each session, GEM will encourage girls to examine the complex issues they face through group discussion, bolster their self-esteem, and teach them how to set goals for themselves.
Activities and discussions for ages 5 to 11 will be from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for ages 12 to 18.
Young boy smiling
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, November 9 at 4:00 pm
Ages 5–18: Your child can learn how to be a leader through activities and discussions with Gentlemen of Tomorrow, an interactive mentoring program that provides boys and young men with the skills they will need to become responsible community stakeholders and recognize and prevent bullying.
Activities and discussions for ages 5 to 11 will be from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for ages 12 to 18.

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