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Swope Art Museum
Community Locations
Sunday, March 18 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The urge to make art persists even during inhumane persecution.  Art made in such harsh circumstances vividly displays the depth and resilience of human creativity. 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.
Green Tea with Black Teapot
Indiana Theatre
Community Locations
Thursday, March 1 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Enjoy a cup of tea and listen to Zenshin Florence Caplow and Sherri Daily recount Caplow's experiences visiting the Manzanar Japanese internment camp in California.  Attendance costs $10.00. Reserve your place by calling 812-235-5007.  Public viewings of the Tablescapes displays will be available from Thursday, March 1 to Sunday, March 4 from 10:00am to 4:00pm for $5.00 at the door.
LifeLong Learning Center
Main Library
Saturday, February 24 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Chat with artists Roger Shimomura and Mike Sims from Lawrence Lithography Workshop about their exhibit that is on display at the Swope Art Museum.
Cover: The Underground Railroad by Nathan Hale
Woodrow Wilson Middle School Auditorium
Main Library
Wednesday, March 21 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Ages 5-11: The Battle of the Books is almost here. Join Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee Nathan Hale as he tells a hazardous tale. Refreshments will be served. 
Pancake with Skillet
Haute Create
Main Library
Tuesday, February 13 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Celebrate National Pancake Day by designing your own pancake on a computer and then watch it print on the world's first 3D food printer: ThePancakeBot.
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VCPL Conference Room
Main Library
Monday, March 26 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join us for refreshments, conversation and a taste of the artistry in our community as awards are presented. Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show and People's Choice, as voted by library customers.
Mountain with Stylized Clouds, Bamboo and Lanterns
LifeLong Learning Center
Main Library
Friday, March 23 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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.
Yellow Paper Crane
Honey Creek Mall
Community Locations
Thursday, March 8 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
All ages: Explore the Big Read novel When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka while testing out new forms of technology with the Tech Team.
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Meeting Rooms A & C
Main Library
Wednesday, March 28 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Erin Okamoto Protsman will share her family's unique connection to WWII and Japanese internment camps through her documentary Without Due Process. A question and answer session will follow.
Paper Snowflakes on Wooden Surface
Honey Creek Mall
Community Locations
Thursday, January 11 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Escape the cold and snowy weather at the Honey Creek Mall. Create artwork, play games and explore the winter season.

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