October 2021

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Staff Institute Closing
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Pyramids on the Wabash

Pyramids on the Wabash

Front of a Highland Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum
Community Locations
Highland Lawn Cemetery
Saturday, October 2 at 2:00 pm

You expect to see obelisks, pyramids, and lotus-topped columns while touring the architectural displays in a museum or when visiting Egypt, but what about while visiting a local graveyard? Take a guided walking tour through Highland Lawn Cemetery to discover why Egyptian symbols have been incorporated into gravestones and mausoleums and what these symbols mean.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Community Locations
Highland Lawn Cemetery
 
 
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Eco-Kits: Easy Costume Creation

Eco-Kits: Easy Costume Creation

Woman Dressed as Witch, Holding Jack-O-Lantern
Main Library
Monday, October 4 at (All day)

Save the planet and your money by making your own costume this Halloween! Use tulle and fabric paint to create a lace-like mask or sew your own custom costume with instructions from Gillian Conahan's The Hero's Closet: Sewing for Cosplay and Costuming.

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Infant with Book
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Monday, October 4 at 10:00 am

Ages 0-2: Introduce your infant or toddler to new books, experiences, and skills while you strengthen your bond with them at Tiny Tot Time! In this group setting, your child will interact with children their age, learn to listen to others as a librarian reads to them, and strengthen their hands through fingerplays, shakers, and scarves. You will also discover tips to continue building these skills at home. After storytime, you and your child can spend an additional half hour socializing with other parents and their children!

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Tai Chi For Stress

Tai Chi For Stress

Senior Woman Doing Tai Chi
West Branch Library
Monday, October 4 at 6:00 pm

Relax your mind, body, and spirit with Tai Chi for Stress, taught by Walden's Dojo. This gentle form of exercise will help you increase strength and flexibility while reducing your stress levels through tranquil, meditative movements. Please register only if you will be able to attend all sessions; attendance is necessary to learn the entire form.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Branch Library
 
 
 
One-to-One Tech Tips

One-to-One Tech Tips

Person Holding Smartphone
Main Library
Tuesday, October 5 at (All day)

Do you want to check out a new ebook on your smartphone or stream a movie to your tablet? Or maybe you want to use Microsoft Excel to balance your budget, but you're not sure where to start? Learn how to install, troubleshoot, and perform many common tasks with One-to-One Tech Help. During each half-hour session, you'll be able to ask questions about Libby®, hoopla®, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft PowerPoint. Please bring your questions, account information, smartphone, tablet, or laptop to your session. Call 812.234.2647 to register for a thirty-minute session

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
CyberSuccess: Digital Citizenship

CyberSuccess: Digital Citizenship

Young Girl on Computer
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, October 5 at 5:30 pm

Ages 5-8: Good manners and empathy towards others are just as important in the virtual world as they are in the real world. In this two-session workshop, your child will learn how to be a good digital citizen, why etiquette is important online, and how to avoid or navigate negative interactions through songs, storytime, and discussion. Please register for each session separately.

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
One-to-One Tech Tips

One-to-One Tech Tips

Person Holding Smartphone
Main Library
Wednesday, October 6 at (All day)

Do you want to check out a new ebook on your smartphone or stream a movie to your tablet? Or maybe you want to use Microsoft Excel to balance your budget, but you're not sure where to start? Learn how to install, troubleshoot, and perform many common tasks with One-to-One Tech Help. During each half-hour session, you'll be able to ask questions about Libby®, hoopla®, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft PowerPoint. Please bring your questions, account information, smartphone, tablet, or laptop to your session. Call 812.234.2647 to register for a thirty-minute session

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
Wiggle Worm Storytime

Wiggle Worm Storytime

Mother Reading to Young Girl
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, October 6 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills through listening, reading and discussing stories, practicing the alphabet, and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half hour session of free-play for you and your child to socialize with others.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
CyberSuccess: Digital Citizenship

CyberSuccess: Digital Citizenship

Young Girl on Computer
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, October 6 at 5:30 pm

Ages 5-8: Good manners and empathy towards others are just as important in the virtual world as they are in the real world. In this two-session workshop, your child will learn how to be a good digital citizen, why etiquette is important online, and how to avoid or navigate negative interactions through songs, storytime, and discussion. Please register for each session separately.

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Books & Brews: The Starless Sea

Books & Brews: The Starless Sea

Cover: The Starless Sea
Community Locations
Terre Haute Brewing Company
Wednesday, October 6 at 6:30 pm

Ages 21 & Up: Grab your favorite beverage at the bar and join a discussion about The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. In this award-winning fantasy novel, graduate student Zachary Ezra Rawlins discovers a mysterious book and a series of clues that lead him from a masquerade party in New York to an ancient library in a hidden, magical realm.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Community Locations
Terre Haute Brewing Company
 
 
 
One-to-One Tech Tips

One-to-One Tech Tips

Person Holding Smartphone
Main Library
Thursday, October 7 at (All day)

Do you want to check out a new ebook on your smartphone or stream a movie to your tablet? Or maybe you want to use Microsoft Excel to balance your budget, but you're not sure where to start? Learn how to install, troubleshoot, and perform many common tasks with One-to-One Tech Help. During each half-hour session, you'll be able to ask questions about Libby®, hoopla®, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft PowerPoint. Please bring your questions, account information, smartphone, tablet, or laptop to your session. Call 812.234.2647 to register for a thirty-minute session

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Infant with Book
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Monday, October 11 at 10:00 am

Ages 0-2: Introduce your infant or toddler to new books, experiences, and skills while you strengthen your bond with them at Tiny Tot Time! In this group setting, your child will interact with children their age, learn to listen to others as a librarian reads to them, and strengthen their hands through fingerplays, shakers, and scarves. You will also discover tips to continue building these skills at home. After storytime, you and your child can spend an additional half hour socializing with other parents and their children!

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Tai Chi For Stress

Tai Chi For Stress

Senior Woman Doing Tai Chi
West Branch Library
Monday, October 11 at 6:00 pm

Relax your mind, body, and spirit with Tai Chi for Stress, taught by Walden's Dojo. This gentle form of exercise will help you increase strength and flexibility while reducing your stress levels through tranquil, meditative movements. Please register only if you will be able to attend all sessions; attendance is necessary to learn the entire form.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Branch Library
 
 
Flavor Bytes - Apple Crisp and Vanilla Ice Cream
10:00 am
Digital Programs
Youtube
 
 
CyberSuccess: Online Safety

CyberSuccess: Online Safety

Young Girl on Laptop
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Tuesday, October 12 at 4:00 pm

Ages 8-11: Almost everything your child does-from talking to their friends to playing their favorite games-can be done online. As more of your child's time is spent on the internet, their risk of exposure to scams, misinformation, and privacy violations increases. Teach them how to protect themselves and their personal information with games, activities, and discussion at this two-session workshop. Please register for each session separately.

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Wiggle Worm Storytime

Wiggle Worm Storytime

Mother Reading to Young Girl
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, October 13 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills through listening, reading and discussing stories, practicing the alphabet, and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half hour session of free-play for you and your child to socialize with others.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
CyberSuccess: Online Safety

CyberSuccess: Online Safety

Young Girl on Laptop
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, October 13 at 4:00 pm

Ages 8-11: Almost everything your child does-from talking to their friends to playing their favorite games-can be done online. As more of your child's time is spent on the internet, their risk of exposure to scams, misinformation, and privacy violations increases. Teach them how to protect themselves and their personal information with games, activities, and discussion at this two-session workshop. Please register for each session separately.

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
How to Get Started in Game Development with Gale Courses

How to Get Started in Game Development with Gale Courses

Female Gamer with Headphones and Computer
Digital Programs
Wednesday, October 13 at 6:00 pm

Do you want to create a hit indie game or join a large game development studio? Prepare for your dream career with How to Get Started in Game Development, a six-week course taught by 20-year industry veteran Chad Walker. In How to Get Started in Game Development, Walker will cover interface design, production and planning, common development tools, and other fundamental skills. Visit bit.ly/vcpl_gamedev to register or browse more than 300 other courses.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Digital Programs
 
 
Maker Hour: Fabric Pumpkins
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Branch Library
 
 
Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

Teen with Headphones Taking Notes
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, October 13 at 6:30 pm

Ages 12-19: Teens! What do you want to see at the Library? Interact with other passionate volunteers to implement popular trends, plan incredible programs, and be a positive role model as a member of the Teen Advisory Board. TAB meets monthly and welcomes all newcomers. Email kbailey@vigo.lib.in.us to become a TAB member.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
 
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Infant with Book
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Monday, October 18 at 10:00 am

Ages 0-2: Introduce your infant or toddler to new books, experiences, and skills while you strengthen your bond with them at Tiny Tot Time! In this group setting, your child will interact with children their age, learn to listen to others as a librarian reads to them, and strengthen their hands through fingerplays, shakers, and scarves. You will also discover tips to continue building these skills at home. After storytime, you and your child can spend an additional half hour socializing with other parents and their children!

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms B & C
 
 
Tai Chi For Stress

Tai Chi For Stress

Senior Woman Doing Tai Chi
West Branch Library
Monday, October 18 at 6:00 pm

Relax your mind, body, and spirit with Tai Chi for Stress, taught by Walden's Dojo. This gentle form of exercise will help you increase strength and flexibility while reducing your stress levels through tranquil, meditative movements. Please register only if you will be able to attend all sessions; attendance is necessary to learn the entire form.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Branch Library
 
 
CyberSuccess: Online Influence

CyberSuccess: Online Influence

Teenager Taking Selfies with a Smartphone
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Tuesday, October 19 at 5:00 pm

Ages 11-15: Does your child know what rights they have on the internet? Can they tell when it's safe to make a purchase from a website? Do they know how to balance their time online against their mental and physical well-being? Over the course of three sessions, introduce your child to the fundamentals of their digital rights, safeguards for online shopping, and methods to balance their screen time with their health and well-being. Please register for each session separately.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Wiggle Worm Storytime

Wiggle Worm Storytime

Mother Reading to Young Girl
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, October 20 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills through listening, reading and discussing stories, practicing the alphabet, and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half hour session of free-play for you and your child to socialize with others.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
CyberSuccess: Online Influence

CyberSuccess: Online Influence

Teenager Taking Selfies with a Smartphone
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, October 20 at 5:00 pm

Ages 11-15: Does your child know what rights they have on the internet? Can they tell when it's safe to make a purchase from a website? Do they know how to balance their time online against their mental and physical well-being? Over the course of three sessions, introduce your child to the fundamentals of their digital rights, safeguards for online shopping, and methods to balance their screen time with their health and well-being. Please register for each session separately.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Osmo: Run your own pizza company

Osmo: Run your own pizza company

Little Girl Topping a Pizza
Main Library
Haute Create
Thursday, October 21 at 5:00 pm

Ages 5-11: Show off your entrepreneurial spirit when you open your own Pizza Company using Osmo® and augmented reality! Learn how to run a business by completing customer orders, providing them with exact change, and earning tips for speedy service. As you gain more experience, the demand for your shop will increase. Can you keep up with the orders?

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
CyberSuccess: Online Influence

CyberSuccess: Online Influence

Teenager Taking Selfies with a Smartphone
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Thursday, October 21 at 5:00 pm

Ages 11-15: Does your child know what rights they have on the internet? Can they tell when it's safe to make a purchase from a website? Do they know how to balance their time online against their mental and physical well-being? Over the course of three sessions, introduce your child to the fundamentals of their digital rights, safeguards for online shopping, and methods to balance their screen time with their health and well-being. Please register for each session separately.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Terre Haute Terror Tales

Terre Haute Terror Tales

Poster: The Uninvited
Community Locations
Moon Lite Drive-In Theater
Thursday, October 21 at 6:30 pm

In the aftermath of the Civil War and the harrowing loss of life it caused, a new movement swept across the country. Focused on the belief that departed souls could communicate with the living, Spiritualism began in upstate New York and quickly became a point of fascination for some and derision for others. In Terre Haute, Spiritualism was championed by Dr. Allen Pence, the founder of the First Spiritualist Society in 1867. Six years later, the medium Anna Stewart and her family moved to Terre Haute where her séances drew large crowds. Learn about these two pivotal figures in local Spiritualism with a short film from Vigo County Public Library's Special Collections Department. Then enjoy the haunting 1944 film The Uninvited, where two siblings purchase an 18th-century house plagued by paranormal events.

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Community Locations
Moon Lite Drive-In Theater
 
 
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Infant with Book
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Monday, October 25 at 10:00 am

Ages 0-2: Introduce your infant or toddler to new books, experiences, and skills while you strengthen your bond with them at Tiny Tot Time! In this group setting, your child will interact with children their age, learn to listen to others as a librarian reads to them, and strengthen their hands through fingerplays, shakers, and scarves. You will also discover tips to continue building these skills at home. After storytime, you and your child can spend an additional half hour socializing with other parents and their children!

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Tai Chi For Stress

Tai Chi For Stress

Senior Woman Doing Tai Chi
West Branch Library
Monday, October 25 at 6:00 pm

Relax your mind, body, and spirit with Tai Chi for Stress, taught by Walden's Dojo. This gentle form of exercise will help you increase strength and flexibility while reducing your stress levels through tranquil, meditative movements. Please register only if you will be able to attend all sessions; attendance is necessary to learn the entire form.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Branch Library
 
 
CyberSuccess: Internet Rights & Privacy

CyberSuccess: Internet Rights & Privacy

Teens Using Smartphones
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Tuesday, October 26 at 5:00 pm

Ages 15-19: Teens spend hours streaming video, listening to music, playing games, and talking to their friends. Ensure they are practicing good digital habits with this two session workshop that covers the nine essential elements of digital citizenship. Please register for each session separately.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Wiggle Worm Storytime

Wiggle Worm Storytime

Mother Reading to Young Girl
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, October 27 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills through listening, reading and discussing stories, practicing the alphabet, and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half hour session of free-play for you and your child to socialize with others.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
CyberSuccess: Internet Rights & Privacy

CyberSuccess: Internet Rights & Privacy

Teens Using Smartphones
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, October 27 at 5:00 pm

Ages 15-19: Teens spend hours streaming video, listening to music, playing games, and talking to their friends. Ensure they are practicing good digital habits with this two session workshop that covers the nine essential elements of digital citizenship. Please register for each session separately.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
 
Halloween Book Giveaway

Halloween Book Giveaway

Three Jack-O-Lanterns on Front Porch Steps
Main Library
Lobby
Friday, October 29 at 6:00 pm

All Ages: Pick up a Halloween treat you can enjoy all year long while you're trick-or-treating downtown! Select a free book to take home, take a selfie at the photo booth, and play spooky games on the Library lawn.

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Main Library
Lobby