November 2021

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Teen Take & Make

Teen Take & Make

Colorful Embroidery Thread
Main Library
Monday, November 1 at (All day)

Ages 12-19: Express your creative side and experiment with new artistic mediums! With the supplies in this kit, you can create your own string art decor, woven bracelets, and scratch art postcards. Registration, kit pick-up, and home delivery begin Monday, November 1 while supplies last.

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
 
Wonder Boxes

Wonder Boxes

Monday, November 1 at (All day)

Ages 0-19: All Wonder Boxes have been claimed for this month! We're sorry if you missed them, but more will be available next month. Wonder Boxes are back! Surprise your infant, child, or teen with a custom Wonder Box full of books, movies, music, and more-tailored to their age and interest. Visit www.vigo.lib.in.us/events to sign up for an age-appropriate Wonder Box. You will be emailed a form to complete with your or your child's preferences. Your Wonder Box may include board books, games, crafts, and more. Every box will include items for you or your child to keep, Library materials you will need to return, and instructions on how to return your Wonder Box. Due to high demand, you may register for one Wonder Box during the fall. A valid Library card is required.

(All day)
 
 
DIY All-purpose Cleanser Kit

DIY All-purpose Cleanser Kit

Basket of Cleaning Tools and Products
Main Library
Monday, November 1 at (All day)

Looking for a cheaper alternative to expensive cleaning products? Homemade cleansers can be just as effective as their store-bought counterparts, but require just a fraction of the cost to make and can be more environmentally friendly! Mix up your own all-purpose cleanser with the supplies in this kit and find tips for keeping your home clean and organized with Becky Rapinchuk's Simply Clean. Registration, kit pick-up, and home delivery begin Monday, November 1 while supplies last.

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Infant with Book
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Monday, November 1 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
 
 
Robot Obstacle Course

Robot Obstacle Course

Small Wooden Robot
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Monday, November 1 at 5:30 pm

Ages 12-19: Compete in teams of four to build an obstacle course which will stump your opponents and test your own skills when you navigate your opponents' obstacle courses by coding your own robot. Space is limited; please register individually.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
 
Wiggle Worm Storytime

Wiggle Worm Storytime

Mother and Toddler Reading
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, November 3 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
 
 
Books & Brews: The Twisted Ones

Books & Brews: The Twisted Ones

Cover: The Twisted Ones
Community Locations
Terre Haute Brewing Company
Wednesday, November 3 at 6:30 pm

Ages 21 & Up: Grab your favorite beverage at the bar and settle in for a discussion of T. Kingfisher's otherworldly horror The Twisted Ones. In The Twisted Ones, Mouse agrees to clean out the remote house of her recently-deceased grandmother, a cruel woman and hoarder whose home is packed with useless junk. While Mouse expects cleaning to take some time, she doesn't expect to find her step-grandfather's diary or to discover the terrifying truth to his ramblings.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Community Locations
Terre Haute Brewing Company
 
 
 
 
Friends of the Library Welcome Back Sale

Friends of the Library Welcome Back Sale

Books in a Bag with a Fall Leaf
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Saturday, November 6 at 9:00 am

Stock up on your winter reading list at the Friends Welcome Back Fill-A-Bag Sale for great prices on hundreds of books! You can fill a Friends tote bag with as many books as you can fit for just $10.00, or fill a grocery bag for $5.00. Chose from your favorite fiction, biographies, cookbooks, kids' books, and more. You'll also find audiobooks and DVDs for a special price: 2 for $1.00. Proceeds raised at the Friends Book Sales provide funding for Library programs and services.

9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Friends of the Library Welcome Back Sale

Friends of the Library Welcome Back Sale

Books in a Bag with a Fall Leaf
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Sunday, November 7 at 1:00 pm

Stock up on your winter reading list at the Friends Welcome Back Fill-A-Bag Sale for great prices on hundreds of books! You can fill a Friends tote bag with as many books as you can fit for just $10.00, or fill a grocery bag for $5.00. Chose from your favorite fiction, biographies, cookbooks, kids' books, and more. You'll also find audiobooks and DVDs for a special price: 2 for $1.00. Proceeds raised at the Friends Book Sales provide funding for Library programs and services.

1:00 pm to 4:00 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, November 8 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
 
 
 
 
Board Game Night @ West

Board Game Night @ West

Board Game Pieces
West Branch Library
Monday, November 8 at 5:30 pm

All Ages: Challenge your friends and family to the ultimate bonding experience at Board Game Night! A wide selection of new and classic board games will be available for all ages, including Kodama: The Tree Spirits, Santorini, Boggle, Wingspan, and The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel.

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
West Branch Library
 
 
The Force is Strong with Star Wars Trivia

The Force is Strong with Star Wars Trivia

Young Man Dressed as Jedi with Light Saber
Digital Programs
Zoom
Tuesday, November 9 at 6:00 pm

Are you a Jedi Master? Challenge others in your quest for bragging rights as the ultimate Star Wars fan! Answer trivia questions, match characters to their quotes, and identify characters from pixelated images. To play along, you will need two devices-one to view the Zoom meeting and one to answer trivia questions at kahoot.it. Register to receive a Zoom link.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
Wiggle Worm Storytime

Wiggle Worm Storytime

Mother and Toddler Reading
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, November 10 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
 
 
SSOS: Social Services Organizations & Supports

SSOS: Social Services Organizations & Supports

Senior Woman with Nurse
Digital Programs
Zoom
Wednesday, November 10 at 10:00 am

Discuss the many challenges people face in your community and discover local organizations addressing these issues. This month, the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) will share updates. 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 sessions, Judy Gainey from SHIP and WICAA's Family Development Specialist will be available to answer your questions in two break-out sessions. Learn more about SHIP at in.gov/ship or WICAA at wicaa.org.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

Teenger Writing in Notebook
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, November 10 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 tab@vigo.lib.in.us to become a member.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
 
 
Fall Festival of Writers

Fall Festival of Writers

Woodcut Illustration of Books with Quill Pens and an Ink Well
Main Library
Parking Lot
Saturday, November 13 at 9:00 am

Meet and support local authors at the Fall Festival of Writers! Books from Vigo County writers will be available for purchase, with subjects ranging from local history and children's books to humor and suspense. Children can experiment with writing and learn how to bind their own book to take home, while you can bring your own written work to share at the writers' roundtable at 10:00 a.m. Hot chocolate and apple cider will be freely available to all attendees.

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
Parking Lot
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Infant with Book
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Monday, November 15 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
 
 
 
 
Genealogy Basics with Gale Courses

Genealogy Basics with Gale Courses

Sepia Photographs
Digital Programs
Wednesday, November 17 at (All day)

Do you want to take a journey through your family's history? In Genealogy Basics, you will learn how research your family tree and interpret the information you find. Visit bit.ly/gale_genealogy to register or browse more than 300 other courses.

(All day)
Digital Programs
 
 
Wiggle Worm Storytime

Wiggle Worm Storytime

Mother and Toddler Reading
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, November 17 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
 
 
 
 
 
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Terre Haute and the Wabash River in the Late 19th Century

Terre Haute and the Wabash River in the Late 19th Century

Red Steamboat Paddle
West Branch Library
Monday, November 22 at 6:00 pm

Between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of World War I, steamboat traffic on the Wabash River at Terre Haute expanded dramatically, helped by interventions from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The commercial boom was accompanied by an extensive houseboat community along the city's waterfront, widespread leisure boating, and a community of people living on the river bank-all roughly in the area of today's Fairbanks Park.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Branch Library
 
 
 
Pearls of the Wabash

Pearls of the Wabash

Freshwater Mussel Underwater
West Branch Library
Tuesday, November 23 at 12:00 pm

Learn about the Smithsonian Water|Ways exhibit and the significance of the mussel industry in Indiana.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
West Branch Library
 
 
Early Closing

Early Closing

Cornucopia with Fall Squash
All Library Locations
Wednesday, November 24 at (All day)

All Vigo County Public Library Locations will close at 6:00 P.M. for the Thanksgiving holiday.

(All day)
All Library Locations
 
 
Holiday Closing

Holiday Closing

Cornucopia with Fall Squash
All Library Locations
Thursday, November 25 at (All day)

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

(All day)
All Library Locations
 
 
 
 
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Rehabilitating Streams to Reduce Non-Point Source Pollution in Stormwater Runoff

Rehabilitating Streams to Reduce Non-Point Source Pollution in Stormwater Runoff

Storm Drain with Water Flowing Out of It
West Branch Library
Monday, November 29 at 7:00 pm

Non-point source pollution occurs across our landscapes and is mobilized by stormwater that runs across the land surface. These pollutants then make their way to receiving water bodies, decreasing the water quality of lakes and rivers. Learn how stream rehabilitation techniques can be implemented to reduce the amount of non-point source pollutants entering our natural water bodies.

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
West Branch Library
 
 
 
What Can We Learn from Mussel Shells in the Wabash River?

What Can We Learn from Mussel Shells in the Wabash River?

Freshwater Mussels Underwater
West Branch Library
Tuesday, November 30 at 6:00 pm

During the early 20th century, the Wabash River was home to a vibrant community of river mussels. Due to the high population of mussels in the Wabash, a pearl fishing industry originated around 1900 and operated until 1930. Researchers determine the age of the mussels using similar techniques to tree-ring dating because mussels gain one layer per year. Scientific methods also aide researchers in examining the chemical make-up of the shells which indicates the water quality of the Wabash River. Based on current findings, a random sample of old mussel shells demonstrates that these organisms are between 27 and 50 years of age.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Branch Library