January 2022

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Holiday Closing

Holiday Closing

Fireworks
All Library Locations
Saturday, January 1 at (All day)

All Vigo County Public Library locations will be closed for the holiday.

(All day)
All Library Locations
 
 
Holiday Closing

Holiday Closing

Fireworks
All Library Locations
Sunday, January 2 at (All day)

All Vigo County Public Library locations will be closed for the holiday.

(All day)
All Library Locations
 
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Early Literacy Kit: Letter Recognition

Early Literacy Kit: Letter Recognition

Young Boy Holding up Written Letter A
Main Library
Monday, January 3 at (All day)

Ages 0-5: It is important for your child to know the names of letters and their related sounds when they learn to read and write! Teach them the alphabet, improve their letter recognition, and increase their fine motor skills by using playdough or dry erase markers to practice creating letters.

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
Kids Take & Make Kit: Polar Animals

Kids Take & Make Kit: Polar Animals

Felt Penguin in Snow
Main Library
Monday, January 3 at (All day)

Ages 6-12: The North and South Poles are unique environments-and the animals that live in these regions have had to adapt to extremely cold, dry temperatures and abnormal day and night cycles. Sew your own cuddly animal friend and learn more about the lives of seals, penguins, and polar bears with 100 Facts: Polar Lands by Steve Parker and The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar-El.

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
Eco-Kits DIY Beauty

Eco-Kits DIY Beauty

Olive Oil Pouring into a Bowl
Main Library
Monday, January 3 at (All day)

Upgrade your skin care game and treat yourself to a DIY spa day. Make your own simple, all-natural body scrub with the ingredients included in this kit and find more ideas for creating your own money-saving beauty products with Ina De Clercq's DIY Beauty. Limit one kit per household.

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
Teen Take & Make Kit: Color Me Calm

Teen Take & Make Kit: Color Me Calm

Colored Pencils
Main Library
Monday, January 3 at (All day)

Ages 12-19: Relax your mind, release stress, and express yourself through a creative outlet. Coloring and journaling are two easy practices that you can incorporate into your day to increase your mindfulness and feel less overwhelmed. Start reducing your stress with Be Happy. Be Calm. Be You., a collection of journaling prompts by Sara Katherine, and A Million Mermaids: Magical Creatures to Color by Lulu Mayo. Colored pencils and a squishy animal stress ball are included!

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
 
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Young Mother Reading to Toddler
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, January 7 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-5: Whether you're looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child's imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
Art Hacks

Art Hacks

A Rainbow of Colored Paper
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Saturday, January 8 at 10:00 am

Paperchain-a classic childhood craft-has gotten an upgrade! Use the simple techniques you mastered as a kid to create a beautiful piece of wall art which you can proudly display in your home or office.

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
 
2022 Legislative Crackerbarrel

2022 Legislative Crackerbarrel

Indiana State House
Main Library
Lobby
Saturday, January 8 at 10:00 am

Hear from Vigo County's state legislators about the committees they serve on, the bills they have sponsored, and the impact upcoming laws will have on your business, civic, and social priorities. Bring your questions regarding your legislators' 2022 initiatives for a respectful discussion with the panel during the audience question and answer session.

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
Lobby
 
 
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Maker Hour: DIY USB Charger

Maker Hour: DIY USB Charger

Teenage Girl Using Soldering Iron
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Monday, January 10 at 6:00 pm

Ages 9 & Up: Soldering is an easy-to-learn skill that will open up a wide range of electronics projects for your young maker to create! Your child will learn the basics of using a soldering iron safely while they build a solar-powered mini USB charger.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Young Mother Reading to Toddler
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Tuesday, January 11 at 10:00 am

Ages 0-5: Whether you're looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child's imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Individual Excellence with Gale Courses

Individual Excellence with Gale Courses

Silhouette of Mountain Climber
Digital Programs
Wednesday, January 12 at (All day)

Start your new year by setting realistic goals, becoming more organized, and taking control of your time with this six-week course focused on personal development from Gale Courses. Each session will cover topics which range from improving your creative abilities to minimizing conflict in your life. Visit bit.ly/vcpl_excellence to register or browse more than 300 other courses.

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Digital Programs
 
 
Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

Two Teenagers Walking Together
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, January 12 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 ys@vigo.lib.in.us to become a TAB member.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Young Mother Reading to Toddler
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, January 14 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-5: Whether you're looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child's imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
 
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Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Young Mother Reading to Toddler
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Tuesday, January 18 at 10:00 am

Ages 0-5: Whether you're looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child's imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting

Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting

West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Tuesday, January 18 at 5:30 pm

Due to Martin Luther King Day the VCPL Board of Trustees meeting has been moved to Tuesday this month. The meeting will be held at the Vigo County Public Library West Branch this month and is open to the public. Immediately following the Regular meeting the Board of Finance meeting with be held.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
Read to Rover

Read to Rover

Girl Reading to Dog
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Wednesday, January 19 at 5:30 pm

All Ages: Share a book with a furry friend from Love on a Leash. These good-natured therapy dogs are eager to listen to your child practice reading aloud in a stress-free setting, complete with cuddles, belly rubs, and ear scratches!

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Young Mother Reading to Toddler
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, January 21 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-5: Whether you're looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child's imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
 
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Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Young Mother Reading to Toddler
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Tuesday, January 25 at 10:00 am

Ages 0-5: Whether you're looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child's imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Young Mother Reading to Toddler
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, January 28 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-5: Whether you're looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child's imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop their fine-motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
 
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