Share your creative projects at Sip & Share. This month, stitch an animal-inspired craft with these two books: Knitted Animal Scarves, Mists, and Socks by Fiona Goble and I Love My Dog Embroidery by Oksana Kokovkina. Discuss your projects with other arts and crafts enthusiasts at a Zoom meeting while enjoying tea provided by Tea in Terre Haute and a new mug.
Aloof, independent, and a little mysterious, cats and their owners embody a unique philosophy of mutual respect and unconditional love. Explore this philosophy with the following books: The Karma of Cats, a collection of stories and poems by cat owners and edited by Diana Ventimiglia; The Little Book of Bob, in which author James Brown describes how his friendship with an orange tabby changed both their lives; and in the Fandex Family Field Guide: Cats by Kathryn Petras, Ross Petres, and Tetsu Yamazaki, which explores the history and quirks of the various breeds of cats. This kit will include an invitation to both a virtual and an outdoor discussion, as well as a list of recommended reading.
Can people live respectfully alongside wild animals? Explore the hazards that humans present to other species, from the dangers poaching and war to effects of climate change with these three books: Ivory, Horn, and Blood by Ronald Orenstein details the chilling crime and illegal trade that has decimated elephant and rhinoceros populations; Alex Dehgan's The Snow Leopard Project looks at conservation efforts in post-war Afghanistan; and On Thin Ice by Richard Ellis discusses how glacial ice loss has caused the number of polar bears to shrink by half in just twenty years. You will find additional resources from hoopla® and an invitation to both a virtual and an outdoor discussion in your kit. Kit registration and pickup begins Monday, July 5.
All Ages: Cool off this summer with a free Kona Ice and a new book! Kona Ice and Vigo County Public Library will be teaming up to pass out treats at the West Vigo IGA at 1:00 p.m. and the South 7th Street Park at 1:30 p.m. before heading to West Branch Library for outdoor games, music, and activities. Attend at one location or all three! Limit one Kona Ice and book per person.
Ages 9 & Up: Sew your own cuddly friend-which animal you get is a surprise! Contact 812.232.1113 for more information. Registration begins Thursday, July 1; kit pickup begins Thursday, July 15 while supplies last.
Share your creative projects at Sip & Share. This month, let nature inspire you with help from these titles: Crafting with Nature by Amy Renea and Nature Art Workshop by Katie Brooks, Sarah Lorraine Edwards, Allison Hetzell, and Mikko Sumulong. Discuss your projects with other arts and crafts enthusiasts at a Zoom meeting while enjoying tea provided by Tea in Terre Haute and a new mug. Kit registration and pickup begins Monday, June 28.
While millions of pets are adopted from shelters and animal rescue facilities every year, many new owners don't expect the transformational impact their new furry family members will have on their lives. In these three books, experience the emotional and physical benefits rescue pets can provide: Heather Green's memoir To Catch a Cat about how three rescue kittens altered the course of her life; Happily Ever Esther, Steve Jenkins' and Derek Walter's chronicle of their lives with a 600-pound micro-pig; and Mutual Rescue by Carol Novello, which dives into the benefits of animal adoption through people's experience and scientific evidence. You will find additional recommended books and an invitation to both a virtual and an outdoor discussion in your kit. Kit registration and pickup begins Monday, June 21.
Ages 5-19: These adorable treats aren't for the dogs! Bake your favorite cupcakes, cookies, or cake with your child, then follow along with the informational video to decorate them using icing and a piping bag. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information. Kit registration and pickup begins Saturday, June 5 while supplies last.
All Ages: As the curtain rises, this classic tale of a family of bears & a young trespasser comes to life with vibrant scenery & hand-carved marionettes presented by Stevens Puppets. Library outdoor events will be socially-distanced and masks will be required.