Colorful Candy and Lollipops
VCPL Main Library Lobby
Main Library
Friday, May 3 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Ages 12- 19:  Are you a Jedi, a Whovian or something else entirely?  Break out your best fandom-inspired costume and celebrate as your favorite character at the 4th Annual Fandom Prom.  Dance the night away with your friends and DJ Danny Wayne or hit up the game room for tabletop and card gaming.  Cosplay is encouraged, but please leave your realistic weapons at home.  Prizes will be awarded for Scariest, Funniest, Best Duo/Group and Best Individual Costumes.  Pick up begins promptly at 8:30pm.  Please register all participants separately.
Cover: Ms. Bixby's Last Day by Anderson
Woodrow Wilson Middle School Auditorium
Main Library
Wednesday, April 10 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
The Battle of the Books is almost here!  Join the Vigo County Public Library, the Vigo County School Corporation and the Indiana Humanities for a novel conversation with Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee John David Anderson.  Dave, as he prefers to be called, will talk about the forces of inspiration and imagination and the need for young readers and writers to be the heroes of their own stories. This Special event is being held at the Woodrow Wilson Middle School Auditorium.  Speaker starts at 6pm with book signing to follow.   
Green Pipes on Grass
West Branch Meeting Room B
West Branch
Friday, March 29 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Do you have what it takes to outsmart Bowser? Work with your team to interpret clues and solve puzzles from Mario's extensive history to escape Bowser's Castle before it's too late. Registration is required - please call 812-235-2121. Ages 10 and up.
NEA Big Read 2019: The Big Smoke Logo
VCPL Conference Room
Main Library
Thursday, March 28 6:00 pm to 7:30 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.
Snow Globe Containing House and Evergreens
Youth Services Program Room
Main Library
Friday, January 4 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ages 5-11: Make your own hand-held winter wonderland while escaping the snowy season! Children can use their imagination to create their own shakeable scene to overcome those winter blues in this interactive crafting program.
Poster: The Hurricane
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Main Library
Monday, March 4 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Denzel Washington is Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a young black boxer who is set to become the world's greatest boxing champion until he is wrongly imprisoned for a triple murder. Carter is set to serve a lifetime in prison until help comes from an unlikely source. Rated R. Refreshments will be served.
Girl with Paint on Her Face, Clothes and Hand
Youth Services Program Room
Main Library
Thursday, December 27 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ages 5-15: Paint a masterpiece with Nicole. Follow along step by step as she shows you painting techniques.  Each child will take home their own painting.
Picnic Basket with Red Gingham Blanket Sticking Out of It
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
West Branch
Monday, March 25 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Grab a snack and explore free verse, rhymes, limericks, and haiku poems at this Big Read event for kids inspired by Adrian Matejka's book of poetry The Big Smoke. Write, share and read poetry at this drop-in event.
Photo of Adrian Matejka
VCPL Main Library Lobby
Main Library
Friday, March 1 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Adrian Matejka, our keynote speaker and author of The Big Smoke, will kick-off our 2019 Big Read program. Refreshments will be served.
Pancake with Skillet
Haute Create
Main Library
Monday, January 21 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
All ages: Design your own pancake on a computer and then watch it print on the world's first 3D food printer: ThePancakeBot.