Intro to Podcasting

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, April 21 4:00 pm to 6:00 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.

The High Cost of Fast Fashion

Main Library
LifeLong Learning Center
Thursday, April 23 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Megan Stoner, Regional Coordinator for The South at Fashion Revolution USA, founder of Thryfted, and up-cycling designer for Stoner Drive, will join us over Skype from Texas to share the cost of fast fashion on the environment, those that produce these materials, and on our wallets. This event is in-conjunction with Fashion Revolution Week, which is an annual event that challenges consumers to consider who made their clothing. 

First Friday - Seeds for Change

Main Library
LifeLong Learning Center
Friday, May 1 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Make seed bombs from native flower seeds. Plant and take home your own helpful friends garden and explore where seeds come from. Snack on some tasty treats grown from seeds.

Sew, you need a machine....

Sewing Machine Foot with Blue Cloth
Main Library
Haute Create
Saturday, May 2 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.

Explore Beyond the Classroom

Two Girls with Safety Glasses Looking at Beakers
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, May 12 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Make seed bombs from native flower seeds! Plant and take home your own helpful friends garden and explore where seeds come from! Snack on some tasty treats grown from seeds!

Teen Advisory Board

Teenagers Taking a Group Selfie
Main Library
VCPL Conference Room
Wednesday, May 13 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.

Fandom Prom

Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C, & D
Friday, May 15 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages 12- 19:  Are you a Jedi, a Whovian or something else entirely?  Break out your best fandom-inspired costume and celebrate as your favorite character at the 5th Annual Fandom Prom.  Dance the night away with your friends and DJ Danny Wayne or hit up the game room for tabletop and card gaming.  Cosplay is encouraged, but please leave your realistic weapons at home.  Prizes will be awarded for Scariest, Funniest, Best Duo/Group and Best Individual Costumes.  Pick up begins promptly at 8:00pm.  Please register all participants separately.

Read to Rover

Young Girl Reading with a Dog
Main Library
Youth Services Multipurpose Room
Saturday, May 16 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.

Intro to Podcasting

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, May 22 3:30 pm to 5:30 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.

Through Another Lens: Rent

Main Library
Meeting Room B
Wednesday, May 27 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Ages 12-19: Originally written by Jonathan Larson - a playwright who often tackled issues surrounding the queer community - as a stage play in the early 90's, Rent (rated PG-13) was released as a film in 2005. It follows a group of impoverished artists as they struggle to make a living in New York City during the lingering effects of the HIV/AIDS crisis that began in the early 80's. Half of the main characters are explicitly queer, with inclusive representation for both gender and sexual orientations within the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Through the experiences of several main characters, the film also does well in showing the effects of living with HIV during a time when modern HIV medication was not yet developed.

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