Discover Upcoming Events at VCPL

Books & Brews: Stardust

Cover: Stardust
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Monday, August 2 at 6:30 pm
Ages 21 & Up: Grab your favorite beverage and join a virtual discussion of Neil Gaiman's charming fairytale, Stardust. When Tristran Thorn falls in love with Victoria, the prettiest girl in Wall, he makes her a ridiculous promise: to retrieve a fallen star from the mysterious lands beyond their rural village. While in the Faire Realm, Tristan realizes that nothing-not even a fallen star-is what it seems to be.

Ignite Kit: Sparking Conversation about Cats

Gray Tabby Cat
Main Library
Premieres Monday, August 2 at (All day)
Aloof, independent, and a little mysterious, cats and their owners embody a unique philosophy of mutual respect and unconditional love. Explore this philosophy with the following books: The Karma of Cats, a collection of stories and poems by cat owners and edited by Diana Ventimiglia; The Little Book of Bob, in which author James Brown describes how his friendship with an orange tabby changed both their lives; and in the Fandex Family Field Guide: Cats by Kathryn Petras, Ross Petres, and Tetsu Yamazaki, which explores the history and quirks of the various breeds of cats. This kit will include an invitation to both a virtual and an outdoor discussion, as well as a list of recommended reading.

Sip & Share: Fiber Arts

Balls of Yarn with Knitting Needles
Main Library
Premieres Monday, August 9 at (All day)
Share your creative projects at Sip & Share. This month, stitch an animal-inspired craft with these two books: Knitted Animal Scarves, Mists, and Socks by Fiona Goble and I Love My Dog Embroidery by Oksana Kokovkina. Discuss your projects with other arts and crafts enthusiasts at a Zoom meeting while enjoying tea provided by Tea in Terre Haute and a new mug.

Flavor Bytes: Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters
Digital Programs
YouTube
Premieres Tuesday, August 10 at 10:00 am
Are you overwhelmed by the amount of zucchini your garden has produced? Are you tired of making the same recipes with this prolific vegetable, but don't want to waste your harvest? Try something different when you make zucchini fritters-a crispy, refreshing snack. Kit registration and pickup begins Tuesday, August 10.

SSOS: Social Services Organizations & Supports

Two Hands Gripping
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Wednesday, August 11 at 10:00 am
Discuss the many challenges people face in your community and discover local organizations addressing these issues. This month, the Next Step Community will discuss their referral system and provide suggestions on how you can assist. A Family Development Specialist from Western Indiana Community Action Agency (WICAA) will address the services offered to assist your family, including: budgeting, education, employment, health care, addiction, and housing. At the end of the sessions, Michael Rentfro from the Next Step Community and WICAA's Family Development Specialist will be available to answer your questions in two break-out sessions. Learn more about the Next Step Community at www.nextsteptoday.org or WICAA at www.wicaa.org.
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