Staff Picks, New Books, & Bestseller Express

cover of Chasing King's Killer
cover of Just Mercy
cover of The Sun Does Shine
cover of The Woman in the Window
cover of another good dog
cover of Reading with Patrick
cover of The Perfect Mother
cover of The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes

Discover Upcoming Events at VCPL

Art Hacks

Framed Painting of a Branch on Chair with a Plant
Main Library
LifeLong Learning Center
Saturday, January 18 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hygge Series: Art Hacks. Create a piece of Nordic framed art to bring the Hygge lifestyle home. Invite a teen or another adult family member to join you and learn more about this holistic life concept.

Read to Rover

Girl Reading to Small Dog
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, January 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.

Jim Gill's Sing-a-thon of Celebrated Songs!

Jim Gill with Banjo
Community Locations
Saturday, January 18 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Jim Gill is a musician and author known for celebrating active play. At this concert you will see Jim strum energizing rhythms on his banjo while everyone sings, claps, dances and spins along to his silly and inspiring musical games.  Each concert is more than a show to watch - it is an opportunity for family play! This event will be hosted with the United Way of the Wabash Valley and the Vigo County School Corporation's Preschool program in January.

Workshop with Jim Gill

Jim Gill with Banjo
Main Library
LifeLong Learning Center
Saturday, January 18 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
In this energizing session for adults, Jim Gill will share examples of his work - both books and songs - that teachers and care providers can bring back to their classrooms, playrooms, and family rooms. Most importantly, Jim will discuss how his unique creations in music play inspire young children not only to move, but to regulate their movements, and not only to sing, but to make connections between the words they sing and the printed word and the world of numbers.

Tiny Tot Time

Whale Reading to Baby Whale
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, January 20 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0-24 months: Listen to books, rhymes, songs, and finger-plays while letting your baby experience a group setting for the first time. After thirty minutes of storytime, babies and parents can engage in free play.