Ages 5-11: Could you tell time in Emily St. John Mandel's post-apocalyptic world? Learn how to create a sundial with limited resources! Kits will be available for curbside pickup or home delivery. A list of supplies for at-home participation will be available at facebook.com/vigolibrary. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.
Ages 17 & Up: The Road is a post-societal journey following a father and son as they face a harsh, desolate reality where everyone must fend for themselves to survive. Gates open at 7:00 p.m. Each car receives free admission and the first 100 cars receive complimentary popcorn. Rated R.
Ages 21 & Up: Grab your favorite beverage and join a virtual discussion of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Twenty years after a widespread pandemic and the collapse of civilization, a group of actors and musicians known as "The Traveling Symphony" visit various settlements trying to keep the arts alive in this altered world. The story moves back and forth in time contrasting each of the character's pre-pandemic normalities to their post-apocalyptic lives, revealing the twist of fate that connects the troupe. The 2021 NEA Big Read selection questions fame, friendship, and obsessions while displaying the importance of art.
Celebrate the Boy Who Lived with two easy and delicious Harry Potter-inspired recipes: pumpkin hand pies and butter beer. Non-perishable, non-staple ingredients will be provided to registrants. A list of all ingredients will be available in advance. Visit www.vigo.lib.in.us/events or call 812.232.1113 to register and receive a Zoom link.
Use watercolor resist to create special effect artwork. Contemporary artist John Lovett will be featured in this virtual program. Painting kits will be available for curbside pickup beginning Wednesday, July 15. The video will be posted on the Library's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vigolibrary.
Journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy with Harry Potter, a first-year student who's learning the truth about himself, his family, and an unspeakable evil in search of the legendary Sorcerer's Stone. Each car receives free admission to the Moon Lite Drive-In and a complimentary popcorn. Gates open at 8:00 p.m. The movie begins at 9:30 p.m. Rated PG.
Dorothy might have avoided the tornado if she had learned about the power of wind and how to detect it! Young scientists will be blown away as they discover ways to "see" air, and experiment with measuring wind through this Leap Into Science hands-on lab. This lab can be done at any time at your own pace; with access to a fun instructional video, common materials, and ability to view the video until 7/28/20.
Yo ho, yo ho, is the pirate life for you? Pirates were some of the best engineers, astronomers, and innovators of their time. Train to be captains and experience just how much science it takes to navigate the high seas. This program can be done at any time at your own pace; with access to a fun 15-minute instructional video, common materials, and ability to view the video until 7/14/20.
In collaboration with the Swope Art Museum, experience "Shadows Searching for Light" a site-specific installation by artist Angela Fraleigh. Fraleigh is inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and his relationship with his wife, Josephine (Jo) Nivison Hopper. Please join us in an interactive virtual tour of the exhibition at the Swope and then make art inspired by Angela Fraleigh. You will play
with color and work with the process of creating and being lost in the moment. Each family that registers will receive a kit of supplies to follow along with this virtual program. Kits can be picked up during curbside service at the library or please contact the library for other arrangements. Zoom meeting information will be sent out to those who register.
It's a special Pete the Cat day with Dora. Practice singing, reading, talking and playing at your convenience. If this time doesn't work for your schedule, you can view this video on the Vigo County Public Library Facebook page for the remainder of the summer! The first 40 families to register for this storytime will receive a kit including a free copy of Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoesby Eric Litwin and two colorful scarves. The scarves will help you participate in many other virtual storytimes from home. Kits can be picked up during VCPL curbside hours or contact the library for further assistance.