Dive into RPGs: Running the Game

Colorful Gaming Dice
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, February 25 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages 12-19: Interested in playing tabletop role-playing games, but don't know where to start? Learn how to run your own game. We'll cover how to develop your own campaigns, build challenging encounters, and create a character with the Genesys RPG system. After learning the basics, you will have time to start developing your own campaign.

First Friday: Ready, Set, Action!

Boy Playing with Puppets
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, March 6 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
All Ages: Be inspired by Thornton Wilder's three-act play Our Town and show off your theater skills. Direct your own puppet show or wear costumes for an imaginative night of playing pretend while munching on theater snacks at thisdrop-in event.

Sew, you need a machine....

Foot of a Sewing Machine with Blue Fabric
Main Library
Haute Create
Saturday, March 7 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Overflowing mending pile? Beginner sewing skills? Sewing machines will be set up in Haute Create for you to mend, repair, or alter your clean items. Staff will be available for questions or to teach you how to use a sewing machine.

Explore Beyond the Classroom

Two Girls with Safety Glasses Looking at Beakers
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, March 10 10:00 am to 11:00 am
In this family-oriented program for all ages, families will explore, create and have fun learning about science, art, history and other subjects. Free-play will also be available for younger children.

Teen Advisory Board

Teenagers Taking a Group Selfie
Main Library
Collaborative Space 6
Wednesday, March 11 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 12-19: Make your voice heard at the Teen Advisory Board. VCPL's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) plans and implements teen programs and clubs, promotes teen events, keeps staff up-to-date on the latest trends, assists with special projects, and models volunteer behavior for non-TAB members.

Read to Rover

Girl Reading to Small Dog
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, March 21 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
All Ages: Therapy dogs from Love on a Leash will provide a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere in which kids of any reading level can practice their reading skills. Bring your favorite reading material or choose from books and magazines that will be provided by the Library. To reserve a time slot at the Main Library, call 812.232.1113, ext 4242.

Dive into RPGs: Running the Game

Colorful Gaming Dice
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, March 24 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages 12-19: Interested in playing tabletop role-playing games, but don't know where to start? Learn how to run your own game. We'll cover how to develop your own campaigns, build challenging encounters, and create a character with the Genesys RPG system. After learning the basics, you will have time to start developing your own campaign.

NEA Big Read Film: Teen Movie Night

Poster: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Wednesday, March 25 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages 12-19: Ferris Bueller has an uncanny skill for cutting classes, so when he wants a day off, he comes up with the perfect plan for one last hurrah before graduation. With the help of his best friend Cameron and his girlfriend Sloane, Ferris ditches the monotony of high school to explore Chicago and shows his friends how to find the joy in life because, as he tells the audience, "[it] moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Rated PG-13. 103 minutes.

Dive into RPGs: Creating Interesting Heroes

Illustration of Fantasy Archer
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, March 31 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages 12-19: Captain Marvel. Lando Calrissian. Hermione Granger. Types of heroes are endless, but what really makes a hero interesting to us? We'll go over the archetypes of heroes, clichés and how to avoid them, and more! You'll even have time to make a character from scratch in a world of your choosing.

Intro to Podcasting

Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Wednesday, April 1 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Ages 12-19: Step up to the microphone and get started with basic podcast equipment. Learn how to use the equipment properly, improvise a short segment with a friend, and learn to record with Audacity. Those who complete this class can reserve the podcasting equipment at the YS desk to use on their own time. No experience necessary.

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