Staff Picks, New Books, & Bestseller Express

Cover of Food:  A Love Story
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

Discover Upcoming Events at VCPL

Parenting Counts

Mother and Son Sitting on Chair
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Friday, August 26
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Purdue Extension is providing sessions focusing on parent-child relationships. We'll face tricky topics such as handling meltdowns, the stress of being a parent and building strong communication with children. These sessions will surround the 4 pillars of success:  physical, social-emotional, cognitive, and communication skills that are acquired from birth to age five.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Monday, August 29
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Various tablets are available for browsing and questions, or bring your own device to get your questions answered.  Information on ebooks, streaming video, and online classes are also provided.

Terrarium Tuesdays

Illustration of Five Terrariums on Green Background
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, August 30
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Perfect for budding gardeners and animal keepers, Mr. Taylor's Terrarium Tuesdays will teach youngsters ages 5-11 to plan, create, and tend small ecosystems. This three-meeting series will focus on environment planning, water/lighting requirements, as well as plant and animal species that thrive in these habitats. In this last session, a special guest will discuss carnivorous plants, highlighting their care and feeding in addition to bringing several specimens for a close-up look at these growing wonders. Children will finish this program with the knowledge and materials to make a terrarium at home.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
Main Library
VCPL Main Library Lobby
Wednesday, August 31
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Various tablets are available for browsing and questions, or bring your own device to get your questions answered.  Information on ebooks, streaming video, and online classes are also provided.

Tech Talks: Getting to Know Quickbooks

Laptop User with Spreadsheets and Calculator
Main Library
Meeting Room B
Thursday, September 1
10:00 am to 11:30 am
An Introduction to QuickBooks will be presented by Troy Phelps from the Indiana Small Business Development Center.  Please bring your own laptop to follow along or take notes.