The 2016 Artist Exhibition will be a reflection of ISU professor Dr. Laura Bates's work as she teaches Shakespeare to maximum-security prisoners. In her book, Shakespeare Saved My Life, Bates explains that by engaging with inmates using Shakespeare, she's "introducing critical thinking to people who have never had that opportunity." In what other interesting ways can we connect with Shakespeare? We hope the theme of 'An Unconventional Shakespeare' will encourage artists of all mediums to enter and create. There is no fee to include artwork in the exhibition; and prizes will be awarded to the Best of Show, chosen by a special judge, and People's Choice, as voted by library patrons. Please visit the library exhibition during the month of March and join us for some coffee and conversation at the reception on Wednesday, March 30th from 6:00pm-7:00pm as we enjoy a taste of the artistry in our community and present awards. To enter, contact Community Connections at 812-232-1116.
Join Indiana State University First Lady, Cheri Bradley, at the Condit House on Indiana State University's campus as
she leads a book discussion about the Wabash Valley Community Read book, Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in
Solitary with the Bard, written by ISU professor, Dr. Laura Bates.
Dr. Laura Bates,
author of the Wabash Valley Community Read book, Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard,
will share her experiences of teaching Shakespeare in correctional facilities,
and she will discuss her experiences writing her book. Free parking is available on campus after 5
p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Laura Bates, author of the Wabash Valley Community Read book, Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in
Solitary with the Bard, will share her experiences of teaching Shakespeare
at an all-male correctional facility.
She will share information about challenges she faced while making
Unplug your devices and plug into
nature. Play in the park with the Vigo County Public Library and Vigo County
Parks and Recreation Department! Activities include water games, hopscotch,
fort building, mud pies, nature hike and scavenger hunt.
This special interactive
show by Wonderlab will "brighten" the mind. This visually exciting
demonstration showcases colored flames, glowing liquids, and tricks with fire that will educate and entertain.
Summer is hot! Cool off with lots of water games and fun activities on the library lawn. We will have a water balloon toss, play cold potato, frozen feet, a towel relay race and more. Bring your towel and sunscreen.
Celebrating National Handwriting Day and John Hancock's Birthday
The United States Declaration of Independence was signed in the largest of
letters by John Hancock. In this age of electronic communication and keyboards,
what is the value of handwriting and signatures? Join Theresa Ortega, Certified
Handwriting Analyst, to learn about the importance of handwriting in a digital
world, and learn to decipher a few personality traits in your own
Shakespeare's plays and poems abound with flowers and gardens.
Join VCPRD Naturalist, Amber Slaughterbeck, as we visit the beauty of planting
your own Shakespeare garden. Discussion includes garden design, plant uses, and
wildlife benefits. Advanced Master Gardener, Marilyn Miller, will elaborate on
plant selections and showcase flowers from the Apple House. Participate in our
Rose Raffle for a chance to win!