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Real Live Reindeer

Real Live Reindeer

Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Friday, December 1 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Celebrate Miracle on 7th Street with a visit from a real live reindeer. At 10:00 a.m.,  enjoy Arctic Animals with one of Santa's very own elves.  At 4:00 p.m.,  meet and greet with a real reindeer.  Take your picture with this seasonal icon at both events.  Bring in your camera and dress warmly as pictures will be taken outside.
10:00 am to 11:00 am VCPL Lobby
 
 
 
Real Live Reindeer

Real Live Reindeer

Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Friday, December 1 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Celebrate Miracle on 7th Street with a visit from a real live reindeer. At 10:00 a.m.,  enjoy Arctic Animals with one of Santa's very own elves.  At 4:00 p.m.,  meet and greet with a real reindeer.  Take your picture with this seasonal icon at both events.  Bring in your camera and dress warmly as pictures will be taken outside.
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm VCPL Lobby
 
 
Friends of the Library Annual Holiday Book Sale

Friends of the Library Annual Holiday Book Sale

Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
Friday, December 1 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Shop one of the largest Friends' sales of the year.  Thousands of items will be available, including books with an average price of $1.00, gift items, DVDs, CDs, magazines and more.  The Friday evening sale is open to Friends members only.  To become a Friend, join at the Library or online at www.friendsofthevigolibrary.org/join.  Individual memberships are just $5.00.  The Saturday, Sunday and Monday sales are open to the public.
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
 
Author Accolades

Author Accolades

Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Saturday, December 2 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Mike Lunsford Field Notes and Other StoriesField Notes and Other Stories is Mike's 6th collection of stories offered by Shade Tree Press.  Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner says of Field Notes, "...akin to poetry; a wise and beautiful book."Meet the author, purchase a copy of his book and have your copy personalized.
9:00 am to 2:00 pm VCPL Lobby
 
 
Friends of the Library Annual Holiday Book Sale

Friends of the Library Annual Holiday Book Sale

Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
Saturday, December 2 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Shop one of the largest Friends' sales of the year.  Thousands of items will be available, including books with an average price of $1.00, gift items, DVDs, CDs, magazines and more.  The Friday evening sale is open to Friends members only.  To become a Friend, join at the Library or online at www.friendsofthevigolibrary.org/join.  Individual memberships are just $5.00.  The Saturday, Sunday and Monday sales are open to the public.
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, December 2 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Ages 0-5: 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.
10:00 am to 10:30 am Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Experience Virtual Reality

Experience Virtual Reality

Main Library
Haute Create
Saturday, December 2 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Test drive the HTC Vive virtual reality headset by immersing yourself in a 3D environment! Play a game or visit a faraway destination. No experience or registration necessary. Ages 12 and up.
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
West Terre Haute Community Santa Stop

West Terre Haute Community Santa Stop

West Branch
Saturday, December 2 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
All ages: Join Westside Hometown Holidays and West Branch at Excalibur Catering for family crafts and activities.  For a timeline of events, including a tree lighting ceremony, visit the Westside Hometown Holidays on Facebook.
West Branch
 
 
Friends of the Library Annual Holiday Book Sale

Friends of the Library Annual Holiday Book Sale

Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
Sunday, December 3 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Shop one of the largest Friends' sales of the year.  Thousands of items will be available, including books with an average price of $1.00, gift items, DVDs, CDs, magazines and more.  The Friday evening sale is open to Friends members only.  To become a Friend, join at the Library or online at www.friendsofthevigolibrary.org/join.  Individual memberships are just $5.00.  The Saturday, Sunday and Monday sales are open to the public.
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
 
Friends of the Library Annual Holiday Book Sale

Friends of the Library Annual Holiday Book Sale

Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
Monday, December 4 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Shop one of the largest Friends' sales of the year.  Thousands of items will be available, including books with an average price of $1.00, gift items, DVDs, CDs, magazines and more.  The Friday evening sale is open to Friends members only.  To become a Friend, join at the Library or online at www.friendsofthevigolibrary.org/join.  Individual memberships are just $5.00.  The Saturday, Sunday and Monday sales are open to the public.
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
 
Hour of Code: Kodable

Hour of Code: Kodable

Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, December 4 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0-5: Little ones can explore the building blocks of code and help the Fuzzballs follow the correct path.Hour of Code is held each year during Computer Science Education Week.  For more information visit www.hourofcode.com
10:00 am to 11:00 am Haute Create
 
 
Hour of Code: Swift Playgrounds by Apple

Hour of Code: Swift Playgrounds by Apple

Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, December 4 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Learn basic coding by helping Byte travel to collect gems.  This program uses Apple's Swift Playgrounds app.Hour of Code is held each year during Computer Science Education Week.  For more information visit www.hourofcode.com
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
Take a Ride on the Holiday Train

Take a Ride on the Holiday Train

Community Locations
Deming Park
Monday, December 4 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
All ages: Kick-off First Financial Bank's Christmas in the Park with a ride on the holiday train.  Enjoy free hot chocolate and the displays throughout Deming Park, including the Library's Tale as Old as Time.  Be sure to bundle up for a chilly night.
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Deming Park
 
 
Experience Virtual Reality

Experience Virtual Reality

Main Library
Haute Create
Tuesday, December 5 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Test drive the HTC Vive virtual reality headset by immersing yourself in a 3D environment! Play a game or visit a faraway destination. No experience or registration necessary. Ages 12 and up.
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
Hour of Code: Box Island

Hour of Code: Box Island

Main Library
Haute Create
Tuesday, December 5 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Help the inhabitant of Box Island travel around and collect stars.  Learn coding with drag and drop blocks.Hour of Code is held each year during Computer Science Education Week.  For more information visit www.hourofcode.com
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Haute Create
 
 
Hour of Code: Swift Playgrounds

Hour of Code: Swift Playgrounds

Main Library
Haute Create
Tuesday, December 5 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Learn basic coding language by helping Byte move through worlds and collect gems.  This program uses Apple's Swift Playgrounds app.  Hour of Code is held each year during Computer Science Education Week.  For more information visit www.hourofcode.com
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Haute Create
 
 
 
Family Place Parent/Child Workshop

Family Place Parent/Child Workshop

Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, December 6 10:00 am to 11:15 am
It's play time at the Vigo County Public Library! Join us for a 75 minute play-based program that gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to spend time with their infants and toddlers in a group setting. Librarians and community resource professionals will be available for questions and consultations during the program.
10:00 am to 11:15 am Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Hour of Code: Dragon Spells

Hour of Code: Dragon Spells

West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, December 6 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Use code to guide your chosen dragon through an enchanted forest and collect treasure!Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week.  Learn more at www.hourofcode.com.
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Watch This! The Hitman's Bodyguard

Watch This! The Hitman's Bodyguard

Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, December 6 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The world's top protection agent gets a new client, a hit man, who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time. Refreshments will be served.
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

Main Library
Haute Create
Thursday, December 7 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Explore the latest printing technology. Learn how to use the 3D printer at Main - Haute Create - including: * Preparing a 3D design file for print * Using the equipment properly and safely Note: Customers must complete this 3D printer certification before they can use the 3D printer independently.
10:00 am to 11:00 am Haute Create
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 0-5 Thursday Morning

Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 0-5 Thursday Morning

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, December 7 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Ages 0-5: 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.
10:00 am to 10:30 am Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Positive Link HIV Testing

Positive Link HIV Testing

Main Library
Meeting Room A
Thursday, December 7 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Positive Link provides comprehensive prevention and free testing to those impacted by HIV in south central Indiana. Test is done with a simple mouth swab and results are delivered in only fifteen minutes.
11:00 am to 1:00 pm Meeting Room A
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

Main Library
Haute Create
Thursday, December 7 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Explore the latest printing technology. Learn how to use the 3D printer at Main - Haute Create - including: * Preparing a 3D design file for print * Using the equipment properly and safely Note: Customers must complete this 3D printer certification before they can use the 3D printer independently.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

Main Library
Haute Create
Thursday, December 7 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Explore the latest printing technology. Learn how to use the 3D printer at Main - Haute Create - including: * Preparing a 3D design file for print * Using the equipment properly and safely Note: Customers must complete this 3D printer certification before they can use the 3D printer independently.
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Thursday, December 7 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Looking to buy a tablet as a gift?  Browse a variety of tablets, learn their abilities and weigh the pros and cons for yourself.  Or get questions about your own device answered and learn more about ebooks, streaming video and online classes available from the Library.
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm VCPL Lobby
 
 
 
Make and Take Holiday Gifts

Make and Take Holiday Gifts

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, December 7 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages 3-13: Charm School Creative Studio will help kids create holiday gifts that they can share with their loved ones. Children will have the opportunity to decorate tea towels, mugs, and spoons; make one or make them all for a holiday kitchen gift set. Registration required.
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Staff Institute Closing
West Branch
 
 
 
Make and Take Holiday Decorations

Make and Take Holiday Decorations

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, December 9 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ages 0-5: Visit stations to make holiday decorations.  You can visit one station or all of them and leave ready to make your home festive.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Create a Photo Card

Create a Photo Card

Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, December 11 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Practice using the selection and healing tools and more while learning to create a photo card using Adobe Photoshop Elements. Attendees are welcome to bring their own family photos on a flash drive.
10:00 am to 11:00 am Haute Create
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, December 11 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Explore the latest printing technology. Learn how to use the 3D printer at Main - Haute Create - including: * Preparing a 3D design file for print * Using the equipment properly and safely Note: Customers must complete this 3D printer certification before they can use the 3D printer independently.
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, December 11 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Explore the latest printing technology. Learn how to use the 3D printer at Main - Haute Create - including: * Preparing a 3D design file for print * Using the equipment properly and safely Note: Customers must complete this 3D printer certification before they can use the 3D printer independently.
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, December 11 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Explore the latest printing technology. Learn how to use the 3D printer at Main - Haute Create - including: * Preparing a 3D design file for print * Using the equipment properly and safely Note: Customers must complete this 3D printer certification before they can use the 3D printer independently.
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Haute Create
 
 
 
Intro to 3D Printing

Intro to 3D Printing

Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, December 11 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Explore the latest printing technology. Learn how to use the 3D printer at Main - Haute Create - including: * Preparing a 3D design file for print * Using the equipment properly and safely Note: Customers must complete this 3D printer certification before they can use the 3D printer independently.
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Haute Create