Family Game Night: Dive into RPGs

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, February 19 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Ages 9 and up:  Explore an upside-down version of Terre Haute, where mysteries, monsters, and madness lie in wait around every corner! You'll play one character in a group of kids as they explore a spookier version of our town in the tabletop role-playing game Kids On Bikes. This will be a collaborative storytelling experience, where everyone has a chance to shape the story. The only thing you need to play is an imagination and the desire to experience cool stories - all experience levels are welcome.Registration required. Call Youth Services at 812-232-1113 ext. 4240 to register.Ages 9+:Registration required. Please call the Youth Services desk at 812-232-1113 ext. 4240 to register.

Dive into RPGs: Running the Game

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, February 25 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages 12-19: Interested in playing tabletop roleplaying games? Don't know where to start? Learn how to run your own game at home from the experts! We'll cover how to develop your own campaigns, how to build challenging encounters, and how to go through the character creation process with the Genesys RPG system. You will have time to get started on developing your own campaign after learning the basics. (And yes, there will be snacks!)Registration required.

First Friday - Ready, Set, Action!

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, March 6 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Dive into another world and show us your theater skills at this Big Read event for kids inspired by Thornton Wilder's three-act play Our Town. Direct your own puppet show or dress-up for an imaginative night of pretend while munching on theater snacks at this drop-in event!

Sew, you need a machine....

Main Library
Haute Create
Saturday, March 7 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Overflowing mending pile? Beginner sewing skills? Sewing machines will be set up in Haute Create for you to mend, repair, or alter your clean items. A staff member will be available for questions or to teach you how to use a sewing machine.

Explore Beyond the Classroom

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, March 10 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.

Teen Advisory Board

Teenagers Taking a Group Selfie
Main Library
Collaborative Space 6
Wednesday, March 11 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 12-19: Make your voice heard at the Teen Advisory Board. VCPL's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) plans and implements teen programs and clubs, promotes teen events, keeps staff up-to-date on the latest trends, assists with special projects, and models volunteer behavior for non-TAB members.

Family Game Night: Dive into RPGs

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, March 18 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Ages 9 and up:  Explore an upside-down version of Terre Haute, where mysteries, monsters, and madness lie in wait around every corner! You'll play one character in a group of kids as they explore a spookier version of our town in the tabletop role-playing game Kids On Bikes. This will be a collaborative storytelling experience, where everyone has a chance to shape the story. The only thing you need to play is an imagination and the desire to experience cool stories - all experience levels are welcome.Registration required. Call Youth Services at 812-232-1113 ext. 4240 to register.Ages 9+:Registration required. Please call the Youth Services desk at 812-232-1113 ext. 4240 to register.

Read to Rover

Girl Reading to Small Dog
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, March 21 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Therapy dogs from Love on a Leash will provide a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere in which kids of any reading level can practice their reading skills. Bring your favorite reading material or choose from books and magazines at the Library. Call the Youth Services Department at the Main library to reserve a time slot. 812-232-1113 ext. 4242 

Dive into RPGs: Running the Game

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, March 24 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages 12-19: Interested in playing tabletop roleplaying games? Don't know where to start? Learn how to run your own game at home from the experts! We'll cover how to develop your own campaigns, how to build challenging encounters, and how to go through the character creation process with the Genesys RPG system. You will have time to get started on developing your own campaign after learning the basics. (And yes, there will be snacks!)Registration required.

Dive into RPGs: Creating Interesting Heroes

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, March 31 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages 12+: Captain Marvel. Lando Calrissian. Hermione Granger. There are endless types of heroes out there, but what really makes a hero interesting to us? We'll go over the archetypes of heroes, clichés and how to avoid them, and more! You'll even have time to make a character from scratch in a world of your choosing!Registration required.

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