January 2019

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Chill Out with Winter Crafts

Chill Out with Winter Crafts

Snow Man with Blue Scarf, Gloves and Hat
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, January 3 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Chill out at the library!  Kids will have snow much fun decorating clothespin snowflakes and creating crystallizing ice paintings along with other winter activities.
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
West Gamers' Alliance

West Gamers' Alliance

Girl Playing Video Game
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, January 3 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Test your gaming skills on West's game systems. Challenge your friends to Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart, and more. Or, play cooperatively towards a common goal.
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose / Mamá Gansa

Mother Goose on the Loose / Mamá Gansa

Goose with Two Goslings
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, January 3 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mother Goose now in Spanish and English! Join Mother Goose for an interactive bilingual storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.¡Mamá Gansa ahorra en Español e Inglés! Únete a Mamá Gansa para un rato de cuentos interactivos bilingües con libros, canciones, rimas, e instrumentos musicales. Usted y su niño(a)podrán jugar juntos y desarrollar destrezas tempranas de aprendizaje.
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
Make your own Snow Globe

Make your own Snow Globe

Snow Globe Containing House and Evergreens
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, January 4 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ages 5-11: Make your own hand-held winter wonderland while escaping the snowy season! Children can use their imagination to create their own shakeable scene to overcome those winter blues in this interactive crafting program.
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
First Friday: Loco for Hot Cocoa

First Friday: Loco for Hot Cocoa

Cup of Hot Cocoa
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Friday, January 4 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Warm up on this frosty Friday with hot chocolate art projects, games and play with themed play dough. We'll have free hot cocoa for attendees and provide sweet fixings so you can customize your own.
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose / Mamá Gansa

Mother Goose on the Loose / Mamá Gansa

Goose with Two Goslings
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, January 5 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Mother Goose now in Spanish and English! Join Mother Goose for an interactive bilingual storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.¡Mamá Gansa ahorra en Español e Inglés! Únete a Mamá Gansa para un rato de cuentos interactivos bilingües con libros, canciones, rimas, e instrumentos musicales. Usted y su niño(a)podrán jugar juntos y desarrollar destrezas tempranas de aprendizaje.
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
 
Wabash Valley Coder Dojo
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, January 7 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0 - 3: Bring your baby or toddler to the library for stories, songs, dance, and activities from 10:00 am - 10:30 am. There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30 am - 11:00 am.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
Exploration Creations

Exploration Creations

Girls with Beaker and Safety Glasses
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, January 8 10:00 am to 11:00 am
In this family-oriented program for all ages, families will explore, create and have fun learning about science, art, history and other subjects. Free-play will also be available for younger children.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, January 9 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 3-5: Bring your preschooler to the Library for interactive stories, songs, dancing, crafts and play from 10:00am to 10:30am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30am to 11:00am
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Books Before Bedtime

Books Before Bedtime

Infant Sleeping on a Crescent Moon
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, January 10 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 0-5 years.  Bring your child for this evening storytime.  Wear your pajamas to the library for stories, songs, and crafts before bedtime! This event will vary each week from traditional story time, to art-based activities, to music-making, and everything in between!
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, January 14 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0 - 3: Bring your baby or toddler to the library for stories, songs, dance, and activities from 10:00 am - 10:30 am. There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30 am - 11:00 am.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Sensory Snow Day

Sensory Snow Day

Snowman with Black Hat and Red Scarf
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, January 15 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Too cold to go outside? Did it not even snow at all? Make your own kinetic snow to build snowmen, snow castles, and more.
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, January 16 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 3-5: Bring your preschooler to the Library for interactive stories, songs, dancing, crafts and play from 10:00am to 10:30am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30am to 11:00am
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Tap Into Your Creative Side and Get Writing

Tap Into Your Creative Side and Get Writing

Young Girl Writing
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, January 16 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Are you dreaming of being a writer? Got lots of ideas in your head you want to put on paper? This hands-on class will introduce students to the process and techniques of creative writing. Students will experiment with writing in fiction or non-fiction, and will leave the class with completed writing exercises and lots of ideas to keep them writing outside of class. Ages 8 - 14. 
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Books Before Bedtime

Books Before Bedtime

Infant Sleeping on a Crescent Moon
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, January 17 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 0-5 years.  Bring your child for this evening storytime.  Wear your pajamas to the library for stories, songs, and crafts before bedtime! This event will vary each week from traditional story time, to art-based activities, to music-making, and everything in between!
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, January 21 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0 - 3: Bring your baby or toddler to the library for stories, songs, dance, and activities from 10:00 am - 10:30 am. There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30 am - 11:00 am.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Girl Using VR Headset
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, January 21 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Experience the world of virtual reality!  Kids ages 12 and up can speak whale to a passerby in theBlu.  Get a rhythm with Beat Saber! Repair BB-8 and his droid pals in Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay.  Enjoy all of these new places with the HTC Vive VR System at VCPL.
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose

West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, January 22 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Join Mother Goose for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes and musical instruments.  You and your child will play together and develop early literacy skills.
11:00 am to 11:30 am
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, January 23 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 3-5: Bring your preschooler to the Library for interactive stories, songs, dancing, crafts and play from 10:00am to 10:30am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30am to 11:00am
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Books Before Bedtime

Books Before Bedtime

Infant Sleeping on a Crescent Moon
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, January 24 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 0-5 years.  Bring your child for this evening storytime.  Wear your pajamas to the library for stories, songs, and crafts before bedtime! This event will vary each week from traditional story time, to art-based activities, to music-making, and everything in between!
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, January 28 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0 - 3: Bring your baby or toddler to the library for stories, songs, dance, and activities from 10:00 am - 10:30 am. There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30 am - 11:00 am.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Winter Fairy Garden

Winter Fairy Garden

Fairy in Garden
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Tuesday, January 29 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Design a magical fairy garden using miniatures, recycled materials, and more.
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
 
 
Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, January 30 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 3-5: Bring your preschooler to the Library for interactive stories, songs, dancing, crafts and play from 10:00am to 10:30am.  There will be 30 minutes of free play offered from 10:30am to 11:00am
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Books Before Bedtime

Books Before Bedtime

Infant Sleeping on a Crescent Moon
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, January 31 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 0-5 years.  Bring your child for this evening storytime.  Wear your pajamas to the library for stories, songs, and crafts before bedtime! This event will vary each week from traditional story time, to art-based activities, to music-making, and everything in between!
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room