July 2021

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Holiday Closing
12:00 am
 
 
Holiday Closing

Holiday Closing

Sparkler in Front of US Flag
All Library Locations
Sunday, July 4 at (All day)

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

(All day)
All Library Locations
 
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Ignite Kit: Sparking Conversation about Animal Rescue

Ignite Kit: Sparking Conversation about Animal Rescue

Cat Insides Crate with Human Hand Stroking It's Cheek
Main Library
Monday, July 5 at (All day)

While millions of pets are adopted from shelters and animal rescue facilities every year, many new owners don't expect the transformational impact their new furry family members will have on their lives. In these three books, experience the emotional and physical benefits rescue pets can provide: Heather Green's memoir To Catch a Cat about how three rescue kittens altered the course of her life; Happily Ever Esther, Steve Jenkins' and Derek Walter's chronicle of their lives with a 600-pound micro-pig; and Mutual Rescue by Carol Novello, which dives into the benefits of animal adoption through people's experience and scientific evidence. You will find additional recommended books and an invitation to both a virtual and an outdoor discussion in your kit. Kit registration and pickup begins Monday, June 21.

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
Little Sprouts - What is Compost?

Little Sprouts - What is Compost?

Hands Holding Soil
Digital Programs
Youtube
Monday, July 5 at 11:00 am

Ages 2-8: Recycle plants, kitchen scraps, and yard cuttings to create a nutrition-rich fertilizer for your garden. Learn how to create your own compost and why it benefits your plants with this short, informational video available at bit.ly/VCPLYouTubeGardening.

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Digital Programs
Youtube
 
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose via Zoom
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
 
Juneteenth Film: No Time to Waste

Juneteenth Film: No Time to Waste

Juneteenth Freedom Day in Black, Red, and White Text
Community Locations
Hawthorn Park
Friday, July 9 at 7:30 pm

"What gets remembered is determined by who is in the room, doing the remembering," says Betty Reid Soskin, a ninety-nine year-old National Park Ranger who has made it her mission to restore the missing fragments of America's African American history. In No Time to Waste, Soskin shares her life experiences as a Black woman in the United States: her time working in a World War II segregated union hall; her roles as mother, activist, singer, and legislative representative; and her current position as a ranger at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. No Time to Waste is presented in partnership with the Vigo County Parks Department to celebrate and commemorate JuneteenthLearn more at notimetowastefilm.com. Activities and discussion will begin at 7:30 p.m.; film screening will begin at 9:30 p.m.

7:30 pm
Community Locations
Hawthorn Park
 
 
 
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Sip & Share: Art Inspired by Nature

Sip & Share: Art Inspired by Nature

Watercolor Sunflowers
Main Library
Monday, July 12 at (All day)

Share your creative projects at Sip & Share. This month, let nature inspire you with help from these titles: Crafting with Nature by Amy Renea and Nature Art Workshop by Katie Brooks, Sarah Lorraine Edwards, Allison Hetzell, and Mikko Sumulong. Discuss your projects with other arts and crafts enthusiasts at a Zoom meeting while enjoying tea provided by Tea in Terre Haute and a new mug. Kit registration and pickup begins Monday, June 28.

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
Little Sprouts - What is Good Soil?

Little Sprouts - What is Good Soil?

Dirt Pudding with Gummy Worms
Digital Programs
Youtube
Monday, July 12 at 11:00 am

Ages 2-8: Don't be afraid to play in the dirt! Dirt-and a special top layer called soil-are a vital part of the ecosystem that life on Earth needs on to survive. Find out how to identify if your dirt is healthy and what four elements you need to improve the soil in your garden while you enjoy a cup of dirt pudding with this informational video at bit.ly/VCPLYouTubeGardening. Kit registration and pickup begins Monday, June 28.

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Digital Programs
Youtube
 
 
Books & Brews: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Books & Brews: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Cover: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Digital Programs
Zoom
Monday, July 12 at 6:30 pm

Ages 21 & Up: Grab your favorite beverage and join a virtual discussion of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. To escape an arranged marriage, twenty-three year-old Addie LaRue makes a desperate bargain with a devilish creature: to live forever. However, bargains like this do not come without costs. For Addie, this means that everyone she meets will forget who she is. Forced to find creative ways to leave her mark on the world, Addie wanders through three centuries until she stumbles upon the first person who remembers she exists.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
Flavor Bytes: Gazpacho

Flavor Bytes: Gazpacho

Bowl of Gazpacho
Digital Programs
Youtube
Tuesday, July 13 at 8:00 am

Beat the summer heat with a cold, refreshing vegetable soup from southern Spain-no cooking necessary! Contact 812.232.1113 for more information. Kit registration and pickup begins Tuesday, July13.

8:00 am to 9:00 am
Digital Programs
Youtube
 
 
Leap Into Science: Light and Shadows- Preschool Workshop
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
SSOS: Social Services Organizations & Supports

SSOS: Social Services Organizations & Supports

Sad Little Girl Resting Chin on Mother's Shoulder
Digital Programs
Zoom
Wednesday, July 14 at 10:00 am

Discuss the many challenges people face in your community and discover local organizations addressing these issues. This month, receive updates from the Chief Counsel Region 8 Family Recovery Court and suggestions on how you can assist. A Family Development Specialist from Western Indiana Community Action Agency (WICAA) will address the services offered to assist your family, including: budgeting, education, employment, health care, addiction, and housing. At the end of the informative sessions, Mary Pierce from Region 8 Family Recovery Court or WICAA's Family Development Specialist will be available to answer your questions in two break-out sessions. Learn more about WICAA at www.wicaa.org.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
Online Blogging and Podcasting with Gale Courses

Online Blogging and Podcasting with Gale Courses

Digital Programs
Wednesday, July 14 at 6:00 pm

Plan, create, and maintain your own blog or podcast with advice from Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners by Gale Courses. Hands-on exercises will introduce you to free software, content planning strategies, and techniques to make professional-quality audio and video for your audience. Visit bit.ly/vcplblogging to register or browse more than 300 other courses.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Digital Programs
 
 
Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

Teenage Girl with Headphones, Writing in a Notebook
Digital Programs
Wednesday, July 14 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
Digital Programs
 
 
 
Maker Kit To Go: These Tails are Sew Sweet!
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Main Library
 
 
Leap Into Science: Light and Shadow Elementary Workshop

Leap Into Science: Light and Shadow Elementary Workshop

Child Tracing Shadow Outlines
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Thursday, July 15 at 1:00 pm

Ages 5-11: Hunt for shadows and cast your own using a variety of objects as you and your child explore the way light interacts with the environment. Library outdoor events will be socially-distanced and masks will be required. Children should dress for outdoor activities.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
 
 
 
West Summer Celebration

West Summer Celebration

Close Up of Colorful Shaved Ice
West Branch Library
Saturday, July 17 at 2:00 pm

All Ages: Cool off this summer with a free Kona Ice and a new book! Kona Ice and Vigo County Public Library will be teaming up to pass out treats at the West Vigo IGA at 1:00 p.m. and the South 7th Street Park at 1:30 p.m. before heading to West Branch Library for outdoor games, music, and activities. Attend at one location or all three! Limit one Kona Ice and book per person.

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
West Branch Library
 
 
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Ignite Kit: Sparking Conversation about the Threat of Humans

Ignite Kit: Sparking Conversation about the Threat of Humans

Close Up of an Elephant's Trunk and Tusk
Main Library
Monday, July 19 at 8:00 am

Can people live respectfully alongside wild animals? Explore the hazards that humans present to other species, from the dangers poaching and war to effects of climate change with these three books: Ivory, Horn, and Blood by Ronald Orenstein details the chilling crime and illegal trade that has decimated elephant and rhinoceros populations; Alex Dehgan's The Snow Leopard Project looks at conservation efforts in post-war Afghanistan; and On Thin Ice by Richard Ellis discusses how glacial ice loss has caused the number of polar bears to shrink by half in just twenty years. You will find additional resources from hoopla® and an invitation to both a virtual and an outdoor discussion in your kit. Kit registration and pickup begins Monday, July 5.

8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Main Library
 
 
Zoom Storytime
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
Little Sprouts - What is Biodiversity?

Little Sprouts - What is Biodiversity?

Close Up of Preying Mantis
Digital Programs
Youtube
Monday, July 19 at 11:00 am

Ages 2-8: Your garden needs more than sunlight and water to thrive-it needs biodiversity! A biodiverse garden will attract a rich variety of birds, animals, and beneficial insects that will help pollinate plants, enrich soil, and keep harmful pests away. Watch an informational video at bit.ly/VCPLYouTubeGardening to discover other ways to attract wildlife to your garden. Kit registration and pickup begins Monday, July 5.

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Digital Programs
Youtube
 
 
Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms B & C
 
 
 
 
Hallie Hound Barkery: From a Hobby to a Business

Hallie Hound Barkery: From a Hobby to a Business

Dog Biscuits on Baking Racks
Digital Programs
Zoom
Wednesday, July 21 at 10:00 am

Inspired by her rescue dog Hallie, Stephanie Pence created a career from her passion for making dog treats. Fourteen years later, Hallie Hound Barkery is Pence's full-time job. Listen to Pence discuss how she grew her business and what challenges she faced along the way. A question and answer session will follow the live event.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
 
 
 
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Ignite Kit: Sparking Conversation about our Connection to Animals

Ignite Kit: Sparking Conversation about our Connection to Animals

Blue Macaw
Main Library
Monday, July 26 at 8:00 am

Humans may not have fur, feathers, or tails, but our species has more similarities to our animal kin than differences. Discover the ways animal cultures and lifestyles overlap with humans with these books: Becoming Wild by Carl Safina takes readers inside the cultures of three non-human species; Our Symphony with Animals by Dr. Aysha Akhtar combines medicine, social history, and personal experience to show the deep connection between animal and human well-being; and Adam Rutherford's Humanimal debates how exceptional human beings are when compared to the behaviors humans share with other members of the animal kingdom. You will find additional recommended books and an invitation to both a virtual and an outdoor discussion in your kit. Kit registration and pickup begins Monday, July 12.

8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Main Library
 
 
Zoom Storytime
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
Little Sprouts - What is Photosynthesis?

Little Sprouts - What is Photosynthesis?

Little Girl Holding Potted Plant
Digital Programs
Youtube
Monday, July 26 at 11:00 am

Ages 2-8: Plants require energy to grow, and energy comes from food. However, plants don't have mouths or digestive systems, so how do they eat? Discover plants' secret to survival-photosynthesis-and the tools which they've developed to make their own food from carbon dioxide and water in this informational video at bit.ly/VCPLYouTubeGardening. Kit registration and pickup begins Monday, July 12.

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Digital Programs
Youtube
 
 
 
Jaws at the Moon Lite

Jaws at the Moon Lite

Poster: Jaws
Community Locations
Moon Lite Drive-In Theater
Monday, July 26 at 9:00 pm

Ages 13 & Up: In Steven Spielberg's 1975 classic thriller Jaws, a peaceful beach community descends into chaos when an enormous great white shark attacks beach goers. Local police sheriff Martin Brody works with an oceanographer and a professional fisherman to hunt down the killer. Each car receives free admission and the first 100 cars receive complimentary popcorn. Rated PG. Gates open at 8:00 p.m.

9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Community Locations
Moon Lite Drive-In Theater
 
 
 
What's with Animals' Tails?
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
 
 
 
Video Game Trivia

Video Game Trivia

Side-Scrolling Video Game Background with Flowers and Coins
Digital Programs
Zoom
Tuesday, July 27 at 6:00 pm

Ages 12 & Up: Level up your video gaming knowledge and compete for the ultimate power-up-bragging rights! Two devices work best for this program: one to view the Zoom meeting and one to answer trivia questions at kahoot.it.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom