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VCPL Main Library Lobby
Friday, March 16 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Help us welcome award-winning author of this year's NEA Big Read novel and keynote speaker Julie Otsuka. Refreshments will be served.
The Indiana Reading Association, Vigo County School Corporation. and Vigo County Public Library invite you to join us for the annual Literacy Fair. Students from local schools will have literacy based projects on display for the community to enjoy.
The urge to continue creating acts of expression during inhumane persecution is a vivid display of the human desire for art even in the harshest conditions. Art Historian and CANDLES' Program Director Amy Guess will host a discussion on art created by Japanese-Americans while held captive in internment camps during World War II and how, through art, music and performance, they continued their traditions of creativity and recorded their lives both before and during internment.
Stop in to pick up for your free copy of When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka. Learn about the upcoming programs and initiatives the National Endowment of the Arts' Big Read has inspired throughout the Wabash Valley.
Explore Japanese culture with Minori Abel from the Japan-America Society of Indiana through an interactive presentation perfect for both kids and adults. Try your hand at calligraphy, origami and kirie paper art.