Staff Picks, New Books, & Bestseller Express

cover of Chasing King's Killer
cover of Just Mercy
cover of The Sun Does Shine
cover of The Woman in the Window
cover of another good dog
cover of Reading with Patrick
cover of The Perfect Mother
cover of The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes

Discover Upcoming Events at VCPL

A Universe of Stories: Creative Writing Workshop

Girl Looking Up a Night Sky Swirling with Colors
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, July 16 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ages 8-14: Are you dreaming of being a writer, or have lots of ideas you want to put on paper? An entire universe of stories will be at your fingertips in this hands-on class. Experiment with writing in fiction or non-fiction styles and practice several creative techniques that will get even the wildest ideas out of your head and onto the paper. Leave the class with completed writing exercises and ideas to keep writing a world of stories.

Stories and Space

Two Children in UFO Flying Above an Open Book
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, July 16 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ages 5-7: Make space for stories and music before you blast off into the universe with art, activities and snacks.

Be Brave, Be Bold, and Raise Your Hand!

Girl Raising Hand in Front of Chalk Board
Main Library
Meeting Room D
Tuesday, July 16 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ages 5-11: Do you raise your hand in class? How does it feel to raise your hand? Girls will learn about confidence, teamwork and self-acceptance with Raise Your Hand, a book and movement created by Alice Paul Tapper, an 11-year-old Girl Scout, that helps girls identify their strengths and skills and discover how to find and connect with mentors.

Readers' Theatre

Two Children Acting Like Monsters
West Branch Library
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, July 16 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Ages 10 & Up: Learn the basic elements of theatre in a fun and relaxed setting. Readers' Theatre requires no props or memorization and is perfect for kids who want to get a feel for performance. The first week will involve choosing two to three short scripts and assigning parts. Friends and family are invited for a performance at the end of the second week.

Watch This! Teens: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Poster: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Tuesday, July 16 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages 12-19: Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.