Griffin Bike Park

Silhouette of Bike on Simple Landscape
Main Library
VCPL Main Library Lawn
Saturday, October 15
9:30 am to 1:30 pm
We will be heading out to explore the newly opened Griffin Bike Park. Bus transportation to and from the park will be provided by the library. 10-11 a.m. will include a demonstrations and music. Following that there will be a ceremony which will include the Governor and a free lunch provided by Frontier and Chick-Fil-A.  Please call and make a reservation in advance for seating arrangements. 

Baby Bookworms

Cover: Giraffes Can't Dance by Andreae
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, October 17
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Bring your babies to this lap-sit programming full of bonding time, engaging stories, songs, and activities. A 30 minute optional playtime will be offered afterwards. Please call 812-232-1113 for additional information. 

Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play

Illustration of Mother Hugging Infant
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, October 18
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Baby signs helps babies ages 6-18 months to communicate their wants, needs and special requests before they can speak using sign language. This series of six, theme-based classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, getting dressed, park and pet signs. Each week families learn useful signs through fun songs, books and activities. This series of programs is open to the first 6 parent and child groups that preregister.

Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play

Illustration of Mother Hugging Infant
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, October 18
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Baby signs helps babies ages 6-18 months to communicate their wants, needs and special requests before they can speak using sign language. This series of six, theme-based classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, getting dressed, park and pet signs. Each week families learn useful signs through fun songs, books and activities. This series of programs is open to the first 6 parent and child groups that preregister.

Handwriting Without Tears

Hand Drawn Smiley Face
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, October 18
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Handwriting Without Tears teaches beginning literacy and fine motor skills through multisensory activities perfect for those with physical disabilities and kids on the spectrum. Instructors are prepared to adapt the lessons to meet specific needs.  This program is a collaboration between ISU's Community School of the Arts; ISU's Occupational Therapy program and Saint Mary of the Woods Music Therapy program. Dr. Paula Jarrard (supervisor) and Occupational Therapy graduate students, along with Prof Sharon R. Boyle (supervisor) and Music Therapy undergraduate students, will facilitate sessions. To register or for more information, please call the Community School of the Arts at (812) 237-2528. Early registration is advised, as enrollment is limited to 14 students. 

Afternoon Adventures: Family Gaming

Board Game with Two Players
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, October 18
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Did you know playing games as a family creates stronger bonds, increases problem-solving skills, and enhances motor skills? Families can battle it out at the library with board, card and computer games. 

Preschool Story Time

Cover: Owl Babies by Waddell
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, October 19
10:00 am to 11:00 am
There will be stories, songs, hand-on learning and art projects! This program is created with children ages 3-5 in mind.  Along with parents and caregivers, we do a half hour librarian- led story time and a half hour of free choice play. Registration is not required for this program. If you have questions, please call 812-232-1113 for more information. 

Music Makers

Children Playing Musical Instruments
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, October 20
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Get up and move! Little ones ages 1-6 will love dancing to music, singing songs and moving with their favorite Youth Services librarians.

Going Batty

Cheerful Bat
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, October 20
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Come learn about bats!  Professor Joy O'Keefe will present how these mammals fly, live, hear, eat, and avoid dangers in our everyday world.  Come see pictures, a bat house, and more!  An exciting question and answer session will follow.   Echolocate this program, spread your wing, and fly in for a fun and informative hour that will leave you "batty" for bats!

Toddler Tales

Cover: Magic Opposites by George
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, October 21
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Parents and caregivers, bring your toddler to join us for fun, engaging stories, songs, and crafts. A 30 minute optional playtime will also be offered at the end of storytime. Please call 232-1115 for additional information.

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