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Family Place Parent/Child Workshop

Family Place Parent/Child Workshop

Illustration of Girl with Car and Toy Blocks
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Tuesday, May 1 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
It's play time at the Vigo County Public Library! Join us for a 75 minute play-based program that gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to spend time with their infants and toddlers in a group setting. Librarians and community resource professionals will be available for questions and consultations during the program.
11:00 am to 12:15 pm Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Positive Link HIV Testing

Positive Link HIV Testing

Red Ribbon on Red Background
Main Library
Meeting Room A
Wednesday, May 2 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Positive Link provides comprehensive prevention and free testing to those impacted by HIV in south central Indiana. Test is done with a simple mouth swab and results are delivered in only fifteen minutes.
11:00 am to 1:00 pm Meeting Room A
 
 
Internet Safety: Privacy & Passwords
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
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, May 3 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 Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Bingo Bunch

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, May 3 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Bingo Bunch meets weekly at the West Branch Library.  Enjoy light refreshments as you play traditional and non-traditional Bingo.  Prizes will be offered to the first to call out, "Bingo!"  All levels of experience welcome.  Bingo cards and number markers will be provided.
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Illustration of Panic Attacks
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Friday, May 4 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States and the most preventable.  You can learn to identify the risk factors and warning signs of a mental or behavioral health crisis before it's too late.  In this eight hour class led by Christina Crist, VP and Executive Director of Team of Mercy, you will learn how to recognize possible signs of mental health challenges and how to help a teenager dealing with these issues.    Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program made available through Hamilton Center.  It seeks to increase public understanding of mental health challenges, teach parents and other caregivers how to assist a teenager who may be affected by these challenges and remove the stigma surrounding them.  Team of Mercy is a nonprofit organization that assists survivors of suicide.  This class is not designed to teach the diagnosis of mental health disorders.  Lunch for registered participants will be provided by the Library.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
 
 
First Friday: May the Fourth Be with You

First Friday: May the Fourth Be with You

Young Man in Hooded Cloak with Light Saber
Main Library
Haute Create
Friday, May 4 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Get into Star Wars - literally - with the help of DoInk's green screen app.  Or, if you're camera shy, create a lightsaber light-up card instead.
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
6:30 pm to 7:00 pm VCPL Lobby
 
 
Friends of the Library Members Only Preview Sale

Friends of the Library Members Only Preview Sale

Books in Red Basket
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
Friday, May 4 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Shop thousands of books, movies, music, audiobooks and more at the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale.  From Saturday, May 5 to Monday, May 7, you can browse our selection for great deals.  The average book price is just $1.00.  Friends members can have an early look at sale items after the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting on Friday, May 4.  Not a Friend?  Individual membership only costs $5.00.  Sign up at www.friendsofthevigolibrary.org/join  Proceeds raised at the Friends of the Library Book Sales provide funding for Library programs and services.
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
 
Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

Friends of the Library Monthly Book Sale

Books in Red Basket
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
Saturday, May 5 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Shop thousands of books, movies, music, audiobooks and more at the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale.  From Saturday, May 5 to Monday, May 7, you can browse our selection for great deals.  The average book price is just $1.00.  Friends members can have an early look at sale items after the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting on Friday, May 4.  Not a Friend?  Individual membership only costs $5.00.  Sign up at www.friendsofthevigolibrary.org/join  Proceeds raised at the Friends of the Library Book Sales provide funding for Library programs and services.
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Meeting Rooms A, B & C, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
 
Author Accolades

Author Accolades

Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Saturday, May 5 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Meet Amere Dozier, author of Home Bound, an urban tale about AJ King, a young man who faces a life or death situation after discovering who murdered his brother.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and personalization.
9:00 am to 3:00 pm VCPL Lobby
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose with Two Gooslings
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, May 5 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 Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
 
Wabash Valley Coder Dojo
10:00 am to 12:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
 
 
Comic Crazed

Comic Crazed

Silhouette of Super Hero with Red Cape Looking Over City
Main Library
Meeting Room D
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, May 5 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Are you ready for Free Comic Book Day?  Join in the worldwide celebration of this re-emerging hobby and grab a free comic book issue at the Main Library.  While you're here, meet David Yoder, a Bloomington-based independent comic artist and co-creator of the webcomic David and David at the Movies.  Select titles will be provided.  Supplies will be limited.  Learn more about Free Comic Book Day at freecomicbookday.com.
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Meeting Room D, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Sombrero with Maracas on Blue Wood Background
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Saturday, May 5 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
All ages: Experience Mexican American culture this Cinco de Mayo with hands-on exploration activities, art projects, and traditional food.
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
Friends of the Library Annual Sale

Friends of the Library Annual Sale

Books in Red Basket
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
Sunday, May 6 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Shop thousands of books, movies, music, audiobooks and more at the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale.  From Saturday, May 5 to Monday, May 7, you can browse our selection for great deals.  The average book price is just $1.00.  Friends members can have an early look at sale items after the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting on Friday, May 4.  Not a Friend?  Individual membership only costs $5.00.  Sign up at www.friendsofthevigolibrary.org/join  Proceeds raised at the Friends of the Library Book Sales provide funding for Library programs and services.
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
 
Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Books in Red Basket
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
Monday, May 7 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Shop thousands of books, movies, music, audiobooks and more at the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale.  From Saturday, May 5 to Monday, May 7, you can browse our selection for great deals.  The average book price is just $1.00.  Friends members can have an early look at sale items after the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting on Friday, May 4.  Not a Friend?  Individual membership only costs $5.00.  Sign up at www.friendsofthevigolibrary.org/join  Proceeds raised at the Friends of the Library Book Sales provide funding for Library programs and services.
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
 
Job Searching Online
10:00 am to 11:00 am Haute Create
 
 
Vigo County Voting Center

Vigo County Voting Center

Hand Dropping Paper into a Ballot Box
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
Tuesday, May 8 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
The Vigo County Public Library will be one of twenty-one county-approved voting centers for the 2018 Primary Election.  Registered voters should bring a valid Indiana driver's license or state-issued ID card.  The Main Library will open to the public beginning at 6:00 a.m. Voting polls will close at 6:00 p.m.  To check your voter registration record, preview your ballot or learn more about this year's primary election, visit indianavoters.com.
6:00 am to 6:00 pm Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

3D Printer Printing House
Main Library
Haute Create
Wednesday, May 9 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Explore the latest printing technology available at Haute Create.  Learn how to properly and safely use the equipment and how to prepare a 3D design file for print.  Customers who wish to use the Haute Create 3D printer independently must complete this class.
10:00 am to 11:00 am Haute Create
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

3D Printer Printing House
Main Library
Haute Create
Wednesday, May 9 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Explore the latest printing technology available at Haute Create.  Learn how to properly and safely use the equipment and how to prepare a 3D design file for print.  Customers who wish to use the Haute Create 3D printer independently must complete this class.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
VCPL Afternoon Book Club

VCPL Afternoon Book Club

Cover: Driving Miss Norma by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle
Main Library
Collaborative Space 6
Wednesday, May 9 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Instead of letting cancer keep her in a hospital bed for the last months of her life, Miss Norma told her doctor, "I'm ninety years old.  I'm hitting the road."  And so Miss Norma took off on a year-long journey around the country with her son Tim, his wife Ramie and their poodle Ringo.  Their journey, chronicled in Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle's memoir Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey to Saying "Yes" to Living, follows Miss Norma as she makes new friends, tries new food and shares her wisdom, courage and generous spirit.
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Collaborative Space 6
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

3D Printer Printing House
Main Library
Haute Create
Wednesday, May 9 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Explore the latest printing technology available at Haute Create.  Learn how to properly and safely use the equipment and how to prepare a 3D design file for print.  Customers who wish to use the Haute Create 3D printer independently must complete this class.
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
Just Weave It! Beginner Basket Weaving

Just Weave It! Beginner Basket Weaving

Woven Baskets
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, May 9 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Learn basic basket weaving with Arlene Jennings from Woven Wonders.  Arlene will teach you how to create a continuous trill weave and a triple twine and how to finish your project with a matchstick rim.  At the end of class, you will have a basic candle or pencil basket to take home.  All supplies are provided for free to those who register.
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Watch This! Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Watch This! Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Poster: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, May 9 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of reclusive Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of the Force within her.  Meanwhile, the Resistance struggles under an all-out assault led by Kylo Ren and the First Order.  Refreshments will be served.
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Bingo Bunch

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, May 10 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Bingo Bunch meets weekly at the West Branch Library.  Enjoy light refreshments as you play traditional and non-traditional Bingo.  Prizes will be offered to the first to call out, "Bingo!"  All levels of experience welcome.  Bingo cards and number markers will be provided.
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Family Fun Night at the Honey Creek Mall

Family Fun Night at the Honey Creek Mall

Young Boy and Girl Reading
Community Locations
Honey Creek Mall
Thursday, May 10 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
It's always a good time for a story. Create and illustrate your own tale, read a favorite story or even discover a new one. Celebrate National Share-a-Story month with the Vigo County Public Library.
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Honey Creek Mall
 
 
Excel 1

Excel 1

Microsoft Excel Logo
Main Library
Haute Create
Thursday, May 10 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Explore the basics of Excel 2010, including how to navigate the program and how to select and manipulate columns, rows and cells.  Please be familiar with the skills in the Basic Computing classes.
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Haute Create
 
 
Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

Main Library
Collaborative Space 6
Thursday, May 10 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Teen Advisory Board is responsible for helping to plan teen programs and volunteering at many library events.  If you are a teen and would like to join the Teen Advisory Board, contact Eric Alsip at ealsip@vigo.lib.in.us or call him at (812) 232-1113 x 2275.
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Collaborative Space 6
 
 
Staff Institute Closing
West Branch
 
 
Facebook 201

Facebook 201

Person's Hands, Using Cell Phone
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Monday, May 14 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Take your Facebook usage to the next level. Practice uploading photos, tagging your posts, checking in at your current location and visiting the Marketplace.  Please bring your Facebook account information with you.
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
State of the City with Mayor Duke Bennett
11:00 am to 1:00 pm VCPL Lobby
 
 
Family Place Parent/Child Workshop

Family Place Parent/Child Workshop

Illustration of Girl with Car and Toy Blocks
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Tuesday, May 15 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
It's play time at the Vigo County Public Library! Join us for a 75 minute play-based program that gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to spend time with their infants and toddlers in a group setting. Librarians and community resource professionals will be available for questions and consultations during the program.
11:00 am to 12:15 pm Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

3D Printer Printing House
Main Library
Haute Create
Tuesday, May 15 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Explore the latest printing technology available at Haute Create.  Learn how to properly and safely use the equipment and how to prepare a 3D design file for print.  Customers who wish to use the Haute Create 3D printer independently must complete this class.
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

3D Printer Printing House
Main Library
Haute Create
Tuesday, May 15 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Explore the latest printing technology available at Haute Create.  Learn how to properly and safely use the equipment and how to prepare a 3D design file for print.  Customers who wish to use the Haute Create 3D printer independently must complete this class.
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

3D Printer Printing House
Main Library
Haute Create
Tuesday, May 15 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Explore the latest printing technology available at Haute Create.  Learn how to properly and safely use the equipment and how to prepare a 3D design file for print.  Customers who wish to use the Haute Create 3D printer independently must complete this class.
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

3D Printer Printing House
Main Library
Haute Create
Tuesday, May 15 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Explore the latest printing technology available at Haute Create.  Learn how to properly and safely use the equipment and how to prepare a 3D design file for print.  Customers who wish to use the Haute Create 3D printer independently must complete this class.
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Wednesday, May 16 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Drop by with your tablet and learn how to borrow ebooks, movies, music and more or to get answers to other basic tech questions.  Staff cannot do repairs on your device.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm VCPL Lobby
 
 
Robotics - Sphero SPRK+
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
Bingo Bunch

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, May 17 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Bingo Bunch meets weekly at the West Branch Library.  Enjoy light refreshments as you play traditional and non-traditional Bingo.  Prizes will be offered to the first to call out, "Bingo!"  All levels of experience welcome.  Bingo cards and number markers will be provided.
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Book Chat

Book Chat

Cover: Promise to Cherish by Younts
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, May 17 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Return to Elizabeth Byler-Younts richly imagined World War II-era Amish community in Promise to Cherish.  Young and headstrong Eli is an Amish conscientious objector to the war who is trying to become a man of character by serving in a Civilian Public Service Unit.  While at the Hudson River State Hospital, he meets Christine, a nurse with a tragic past.  The two become friends, and when Christine's abusive ex, Jack, returns from the war, Eli offers her refuge within the Amish community.  But as their friendship deepens into love, Eli faces the prospect of being shunned unless Christine becomes Amish.
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm West Branch Meeting Room A
 
 
Excel 2

Excel 2

Microsoft Excel Logo
Main Library
Haute Create
Thursday, May 17 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Master intermediate Excel 2010 skills such as how to format, freeze panes and use basic formulas.  Please be familiar with the skills in Excel 1.
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
 
Fishing Free-for-all

Fishing Free-for-all

Silhouettes of Two Boys Fishing Under a Tree
Community Locations
Fowler Park
Saturday, May 19 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Grab the net, bait those hooks and get ready for a day of free fishing at Fowler Park's Brentlinger Shelter, no license required. Bring equipment and dress appropriately for the weather.  Poles will be available for use on a first-come, first-served basis and refreshments will be provided.
8:00 am to 12:00 pm Fowler Park
 
 
Harry Potter Escape Room

Harry Potter Escape Room

Blue Smokey Room with Bottles
Main Library
Meeting Room B
Saturday, May 19 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Do you have what it takes to escape? Work in teams of four or less to solve puzzles and clues from the Harry Potter Universe and free yourself in thirty minutes or less. Register by calling 812.232.1115.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Meeting Room B
 
 
Art Hacks

Art Hacks

Abstract Painting
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Saturday, May 19 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Explore the works of Impressionist painter Claude Monet and make your own modified version of this well-known painting style.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Monday, May 21 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Drop by with your tablet and learn how to borrow ebooks, movies, music & more.  Other basic tech questions can also be answered.  Staff cannot do repairs.
West Branch
 
 
Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Meeting Rooms B & C
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose with Two Gooslings
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, May 22 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 Meeting Room B
 
 
Family Place Parent/Child Workshop

Family Place Parent/Child Workshop

Illustration of Girl with Car and Toy Blocks
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Tuesday, May 22 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
It's play time at the Vigo County Public Library! Join us for a 75 minute play-based program that gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to spend time with their infants and toddlers in a group setting. Librarians and community resource professionals will be available for questions and consultations during the program.
11:00 am to 12:15 pm Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Craft & Chat

Craft & Chat

Paper Flowers
Main Library
Meeting Room D
Tuesday, May 22 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Create your own faux-ironwork decor using recycled cardboard tubes.
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Meeting Room D
 
 
Beginning Photoshop
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
Bingo Bunch

Bingo Bunch

Senior Woman with Pen and Bingo Ball
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Thursday, May 24 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Bingo Bunch meets weekly at the West Branch Library.  Enjoy light refreshments as you play traditional and non-traditional Bingo.  Prizes will be offered to the first to call out, "Bingo!"  All levels of experience welcome.  Bingo cards and number markers will be provided.
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Watch This! The Post

Watch This! The Post

Poster: The Post
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Thursday, May 24 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
A cover-up that has spanned four Presidents pushes The Washington Post's first female owner and publisher, Katharine Graham, and Ben Bradlee, a hard-driving editor-in-chief, to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the United States government.  Based on a true story.  Refreshments will be served.
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Watch This! West Paddington 2

Watch This! West Paddington 2

Poster: Paddington 2
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Friday, May 25 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Brown family to unmask the thief.  Refreshments will be served.
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
 
 
Holiday Closing
West Branch