October 2020

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Grow Through What You Go Through

Grow Through What You Go Through

Planted Herbs with a Garden Trowel
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Thursday, October 1 at 5:00 pm

Ages 12 & Up: Purdue Extension Vigo County and Mental Health America of West Central Indiana tackle the subject of mental health and mindfulness during the current climate in this virtual program. At this event, learn how gardening reduces stress and receive tips for growing a successful herb garden. Register to receive an herb garden kit. Kits will be available for curbside pick-up or home delivery while supplies last. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
 
 
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Books & Brews: "Flight Behavior"

Books & Brews: "Flight Behavior"

Cover: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Monday, October 5 at 6:30 pm

Ages 21 & Up: Grab your favorite beverage and join a virtual discussion of Flight Behavior, a suspenseful novel by Barbara Kingsolver that addresses modern-day issues of pollution and climate change. This book examines the economic, political, scientific, and religious tensions surrounding these issues as a woman in rural Tennessee goes through unexplainable experiences. Register to receive the Zoom link.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
Beyond the Classroom: Ecosystem in a Jar

Beyond the Classroom: Ecosystem in a Jar

Terrarium in a Jar
Digital Programs
Facebook
Premieres Tuesday, October 6 at 1:00 pm

Ages 12-19: Make your own self-sustaining ecosystem in a sealed terrarium and watch nature take its course! Explore environmental systems, like the water cycle, that allow your terrarium to thrive while you fill it with soil and plants from your own backyard. This program is available to all. Register to receive a sealed terrarium kit. Kits will be available for curbside pick-up or home delivery while supplies last. Contact 812.232.1115 for more information.

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Digital Programs
Facebook
 
 
Plan Your Independence with WICAA Services

Plan Your Independence with WICAA Services

Small Wooden House in Tiny Shopping Cart
Main Library
Premieres Wednesday, October 7 at 10:00 am

Develop a plan to pay your bills and find affordable housing, child care, and health care with a Family Development Specialist in a virtual meeting. No appointment is necessary for this free service. All individuals and families are welcome. Learn more about WICAA at www.wicaa.org.

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
 
 
MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

Globe Wrapped in Film Strips
Community Locations
Moon Lite Drive-In Theater
Premieres Wednesday, October 7 at 7:45 pm

Join more than 100,000 film lovers across six continents for the 23rd annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival! Vigo County Public Library is partnering with The Moon Lite Drive-In to screen the top nine short films submitted by filmmakers around the globe. After the viewing, vote for your favorite film and actor. Your vote will be tallied with others from around the world to determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners for Best Film and Best Actor. Each car receives free admission and complimentary popcorn. Gates open at 6:45 p.m. The Film Festival begins at 7:45 p.m.

Visit manhattanshort.com for more information about the Film Festival.

7:45 pm to 10:00 pm
Community Locations
Moon Lite Drive-In Theater
 
 
 
 
Art Hacks: Land Art

Art Hacks: Land Art

Spiral Jetty by Robert Smithson (1970)
Main Library
Premieres Saturday, October 10 at 9:00 am

In Land Art, artists use twigs, rocks, and other natural materials to build temporary structures outside of the traditional museum. Robert Smithson was a leading figure of this movement; experiment with your own creation after reviewing Smithson's works. Register to receive an Art Hacks kit with supplies. This program is available to all. Kits will be available on Saturday, October 10 for curbside pick-up or home delivery while supplies last. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.

9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Main Library
 
 
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Beyond the Classroom: Plate Tectonics

Beyond the Classroom: Plate Tectonics

Volcano
Digital Programs
Facebook
Premieres Tuesday, October 13 at 1:00 pm

Ages 12-19: How are mountains made? Why do earthquakes happen? What is magma? Unearth the answers to these questions and discuss how plate tectonics affect the environment! This program is available to all. Register to receive a Plate Tectonic kit. Kits will be available for curbside pick-up or home delivery while supplies last. Contact 812.232.1115 for more information.

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Digital Programs
Facebook
 
 
Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

Digital Programs
Premieres Wednesday, October 14 at 6:00 pm

Ages 12-19: Teens! What do you want to see at the Library? Join 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.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Digital Programs
 
 
 
 
 
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Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
 
Plan Your Independence with WICAA Services

Plan Your Independence with WICAA Services

Small Wooden House in Tiny Shopping Cart
Main Library
Premieres Wednesday, October 21 at 10:00 am

Develop a plan to pay your bills and find affordable housing, child care, and health care with a Family Development Specialist in a virtual meeting. No appointment is necessary for this free service. All individuals and families are welcome. Learn more about WICAA at www.wicaa.org.

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
 
 
Beyond the Classroom: Painting Lab

Beyond the Classroom: Painting Lab

Child Cleaning Paint Brush
Digital Programs
Facebook
Premieres Wednesday, October 21 at 1:00 pm

Ages 5-11: Introduce art terms to your child as their creativity flourishes in this painting lab! This program is available to all. Register to receive a Painting Lab kit. Kits will be available for curbside pick-up or home delivery while supplies last. Contact 812.232.1115 for more information.

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Digital Programs
Facebook
 
 
 
From Snow White to Present Day: Disney Trivia

From Snow White to Present Day: Disney Trivia

Magic Lamp
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm

Ages 12 & Up: Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who's the biggest Disney fan of all? Rewatch your favorite Disney animated films and test your knowledge with this virtual game of trivia. You'll need two devices: one to view the Zoom meeting and one to answer trivia questions at kahoot.it. Register to receive the Zoom link.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
 
Art Hacks: Scrape Painting

Art Hacks: Scrape Painting

Scrape Painting in Blue, Green, and Yellow
Main Library
Premieres Saturday, October 24 at 9:00 am

Scrape paintings, like those created by artist Joe Bauer, use tools to pull acrylic paint across a surface and give artwork a layered, abstract effect. This program is available to all. Register to receive an Art Hacks kit with supplies. Kits will be available on Saturday, October 24 for curbside pick-up or home delivery while supplies last. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.

9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Main Library
 
 
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Beyond the Classroom: Elephant's Toothpaste

Beyond the Classroom: Elephant's Toothpaste

Elephant's Toothpaste
Digital Programs
Facebook
Premieres Wednesday, October 28 at 1:00 pm

Ages 5-11: Become a chemist with your child and let them produce their own chemical reaction with a small number of ingredients! Also known as the "marshmallow experiment," elephant toothpaste is a foamy substance that will spark your child's inner scientist. This program is available to all. Register to receive an Elephant's Toothpaste kit. Kits will be available for curbside pick-up or home delivery while supplies last. Contact 812.232.1115 for more information.

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Digital Programs
Facebook
 
 
Flavor Bytes: Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Flavor Bytes: Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffin
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Wednesday, October 28 at 6:00 pm

Celebrate the flavors of fall with this easy and delicious vegan pumpkin muffin recipe! Register to receive a kit of non-perishable, non-staple ingredients. This program is available to all. Kits will be available for curbside pick-up or home delivery one week prior to the program while supplies last. Contact 812.235.2121 for more information.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
 
 
 
 
Movie Night at Home

Movie Night at Home

Main Library
Premieres Saturday, October 31 at (All day)

Experience a "drive-in" movie and enjoy popcorn while relaxing at home with your family! Stream movies on hoopla® or check out DVDs from the Library and build your own makeshift car using provided and on-hand materials. This program is available to all. Register to receive a Movie Night at Home kit. Kits will be available from October 1 - October 31 for curbside pick-up or home delivery while supplies last. One kit per family. Contact 812.234.2647 for more information.

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
Terre Haute Terror Tales

Terre Haute Terror Tales

Candlestick Telephone
Main Library
Premieres Saturday, October 31 at 7:30 pm

Have you heard of the terror of Sheet's Mausoleum or the tales of the Dewees-Preston House? Watch a frightful retelling of these local hauntings in the Library's parking lot as they're projected on Halloween night. Following the short film, the 1959 version of House on Haunted Hill will be shown. Please bring your own refreshments for the evening.

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Main Library