Poetry night

Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, April 1 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ages 11-19: Celebrate national poetry month with us! Middle school and high school age students can come and enjoy a coffee house atmosphere, complete with coffee, tea, and snacks, and read their own works of poetry or listen and enjoy others.

Painting with Nicole

Girl Covered in Paint with Paint Brush
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, April 1 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages 5-15: Paint a masterpiece with Nicole. Follow along step-by-step as she shows you painting techniques. Each child will take home their own painting.

Intro to Podcasting

Main Library
Meeting Room A
Thursday, April 2 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages 12-19: Step up to the microphone and get started with basic podcast equipment. Learn how to use the equipment properly, improvise a short segment with a friend, and learn to record with Audacity. Those who complete this class can reserve the podcasting equipment at the YS desk to use on their own time. No experience necessary.

First Friday -- Creating a Green Future: Purdue Extension

Main Library
LifeLong Learning Center
Friday, April 3 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Think agriculture careers just deal with cows and corn? Think again! Learn about vermicomposting with a worm sensory bin and explore water conservation through a water filtering experiment.  Explore the variety in agriculture and sustainability careers with Purdue Extension.

Sew, you need a machine....

Sewing Machine Foot with Blue Cloth
Main Library
Haute Create
Saturday, April 4 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. Staff will be available for questions or to teach you how to use a sewing machine.

Teen Advisory Board

Teenagers Taking a Group Selfie
Main Library
VCPL Conference Room
Wednesday, April 8 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.

The Price is Right: Money Smart Teens

Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Friday, April 10 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Do you know the cost of renting in Terre Haute? What about the average electric bill? Then come on down! Play games and guess the prices of practical, everyday expenses for a chance to win gift cards. This program is offered in conjunction with Money Smart Week.

Explore Beyond the Classroom - Worm World: Vermicomposting

Two Girls with Safety Glasses Looking at Beakers
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, April 14 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Dig into the world of worms! Learn about how vital they are to the ecosystem and how they can eat our waste! Hands on learning with live earthworms!

Read to Rover

Young Girl Reading with a Dog
Main Library
Youth Services Multipurpose Room
Saturday, April 18 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
All Ages: 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 that will be provided by the Library. To reserve a time slot at the Main Library, call 812.232.1113, ext 4242.

Youth Action: Confronting Ableism

Happy Teenager in a Wheelchair
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Sunday, April 19 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The CANDLES Holocaust Museum Youth Board invites the community to a half-day workshop dedicated to addressing the issue of ableism, which is definited by the Center for Disabilities Rights as, "A set of beliefs or practices that devalue and discriminate against people with physical, intellectual, or psychiatric disabilities and often rests on the assumption that disabled people need to be 'fixed' in one form or the other." This youth-led workshop will shine a light on the existence of ableism and how we can combat it with the help of real-life experiences from members of the Vigo County community. Members of the Youth Board will be in attendance to facilitate discussions on what we can do as individuals to address this issue.