¡Bienvenidos! Join us for a
festival of nations. Use your passports and take a trip into each culture.
Booths will be set up and participants will be able to learn a little about
each county that is represented in this Día program. El día de los niños/El día de los
libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every
day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The
celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all
linguistic and cultural backgrounds.Día is a nationally recognized
initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all
backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to
diverse books, languages and cultures. The common goals of all Día programming
Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning
through books, stories and libraries.·
Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and
embrace a child's home language and culture.·
Introduce families to community resources that provide
opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.
Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful
tools for strengthening families and communities.
Macy Kalb from the the Vigo County YMCA
is joining us to offer Kids Yoga. This program is designed to honor children's more active energy
levels. Movement during class alternates between active and calm to keep young
yogis' attention. Music, dancing, and games are all incorporated as kids learn
basic yoga poses and even breathing and relaxation techniques that they can use
during their normal, daily routines. For safety, please make sure children wear shoes with non-slip bottoms.
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!
Join the Special Collections Department
and the Vigo County Historical Society for a reception showcasing the
Historical Society's "Read All About It!" newspaper exhibition. The
exhibition, made possible by a grant provided by the Wabash Valley Community
Foundation and a sponsorship by the Tribune Star Publishing Company, allows
visitors to see history unfold right before their eyes through the pages of
local newspapers. Tribune Star columnist and author Mike Lunsford will speak
of how easy it is to see history through newspapers, and he will also have
copies of his book The Bridge That Carries You Over available for purchase. Light
refreshments will be provided.
With the help of the community, the Pinwheels for Peace art project will consist of over 300
pinwheels, to be displayed at the VCPL September 21-29 with an opening
reception at the Library on International Peace Day, September 21, 5-6 pm.
Refreshments will be served. The installation will also be available for viewing at ISU's
Homecoming Festivities in Tent City at Memorial Stadium on October 1.
Endangered species need your help! Gather around
for storytime with Naturalist Amber Slaughterbeck, create endangered species
masks, and watch a short movie to learn the importance of protecting endangered
species and everyday actions you can take to help protect wildlife. This
program is offered at both locations of the Vigo County Public Library.
Come and enjoy fitness with your little one! Parents of tots ages 3-5 will learn various cardio and yoga exercise moves that can be performed
together. This program will allow for parents to get a workout in and play along with their child
at the same time, which will be a great learning experience for both parent and child!
Learn awesome skills to become an Ornithologist, Botanist, Geologist and Entomologist during this do-it-yourself program with the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department. Earn a patch with each skill completion. Patches provided by the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department. Monday 6/27 is sign up and information day. Activities run 6/28 through 7/1/16.