September 2021

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Wonder Boxes

Wonder Boxes

Wednesday, September 1 at (All day)

Ages 0-19: All Wonder Boxes have been claimed for this month! We're sorry if you missed them, but more will be available next month. Wonder Boxes are back! Surprise your infant, child, or teen with a custom Wonder Box full of books, movies, music, and more-tailored to their age and interest. Visit www.vigo.lib.in.us/events to sign up for an age-appropriate Wonder Box. You will be emailed a form to complete with your or your child's preferences. Your Wonder Box may include board books, games, crafts, and more. Every box will include items for you or your child to keep, Library materials you will need to return, and instructions on how to return your Wonder Box. Due to high demand, you may register for one Wonder Box during the fall. A valid Library card is required.

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Holiday Closing
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Holiday Closing
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Wonder Boxes

Wonder Boxes

Monday, September 6 at (All day)

Ages 0-19: Surprise your infant, child, or teen with a custom Wonder Box full of books, movies, music, and more-tailored to their age and interests. Visit www.vigo.lib.in.us/events to sign up for an age-appropriate Wonder Box. You will be emailed a form to complete with your or your child's preferences. Your Wonder Box may include board books, games, crafts, and more. Every box will include items for you or your child to keep, Library materials you will need to return, and instructions on how to return your Wonder Box. Due to high demand, you may register for one Wonder Box during the fall. A valid Library card is required.

(All day)
 
 
Ready to Read Outside Storytime

Ready to Read Outside Storytime

Mother and young child, reading
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Tuesday, September 7 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-5: Capture your child's imagination and inspire their love of reading at Ready to Read Outdoor Storytime. You and your child will sing along to music, listen to stories, meet new friends, and dance with egg shakers and scarves while enjoying time outside together. Dress for outside activities and don't forget to put on sunscreen!

10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
 
 
 
One-to-One Tech Tips

One-to-One Tech Tips

Person holding cellphone
Main Library
Wednesday, September 8 at (All day)

Do you want to check out a new ebook on your smartphone or stream a movie to your tablet? Or maybe you want to use Microsoft Excel to balance your budget, but you're not sure where to start? Learn how to install, troubleshoot, and perform many common tasks with One-to-One Tech Tips. During each half-hour session, you'll be able to ask questions about Libby®, hoopla®, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft PowerPoint. Please bring your questions, account information, smartphone, tablet, or laptop to your session.  Call 812.234.2647 to register for a thirty-minute session

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
SSOS: Social Services Organizations & Supports

SSOS: Social Services Organizations & Supports

Digital Programs
Zoom
Wednesday, September 8 at 10:00 am

Discuss the many challenges people face in your community and discover local organizations addressing these issues. This month, the Wabash Activity Center shares updates and opportunities for you to get involved. A Family Development Specialist from Western Indiana Community Action Agency (WICAA) will address the services offered to assist your family, including: budgeting, education, employment, health care, addiction, and housing. At the end of the sessions, Bree Inman from the Wabash Activity Center and WICAA's Family Development Specialist will be available to answer your questions in two break-out sessions. Learn more about the Wabash Activity Center at wabashactivitycenter.orgor WICAA at www.wicaa.org.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
Books & Brews: Project Hail Mary

Books & Brews: Project Hail Mary

Cover: Project Hail Mary
Community Locations
Terre Haute Brewing Company
Wednesday, September 8 at 6:30 pm

Ages 21 & Up: Grab a beverage at the bar and join a discussion of Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. In Weir's latest novel, Ryland Grace hurtles through space in a tiny ship, his crewmates dead, his memories gone, and an impossible task before him: to prevent an extinction-level event that threatens humanity's existence.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Community Locations
Terre Haute Brewing Company
 
 
Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

Teenager writing in notebook with headphones on
Digital Programs
Wednesday, September 8 at 6:30 pm

Ages 12-19: Teens! What do you want to see at the Library? Interact with other passionate volunteers to implement popular trends, plan incredible programs, and be a positive role model as a member of the Teen Advisory Board. TAB meets monthly and welcomes all newcomers.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Digital Programs
 
 
 
One-to-One Tech Tips

One-to-One Tech Tips

Person holding cellphone
Main Library
Thursday, September 9 at (All day)

Do you want to check out a new ebook on your smartphone or stream a movie to your tablet? Or maybe you want to use Microsoft Excel to balance your budget, but you're not sure where to start? Learn how to install, troubleshoot, and perform many common tasks with One-to-One Tech Tips. During each half-hour session, you'll be able to ask questions about Libby®, hoopla®, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft PowerPoint. Please bring your questions, account information, smartphone, tablet, or laptop to your session.  Call 812.234.2647 to register for a thirty-minute session

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
Ready to Read Outside Storytime

Ready to Read Outside Storytime

Mother and young child, reading
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Thursday, September 9 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-5: Capture your child's imagination and inspire their love of reading at Ready to Read Outdoor Storytime. You and your child will sing along to music, listen to stories, meet new friends, and dance with egg shakers and scarves while enjoying time outside together. Dress for outside activities and don't forget to put on sunscreen!

10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
 
 
 
 
Mythical Creatures with Illustrator Corinne Roberts

Mythical Creatures with Illustrator Corinne Roberts

A dragon drawn by Corinne Roberts
Digital Programs
Zoom
Saturday, September 11 at 10:00 am

Ages 5-19: Create your own imaginative mythical creature using basic shapes and simple line techniques-no prior drawing experience needed! Following along with illustrator Corinne Roberts using the supplies provided in your kit or your own pencil, paper, and eraser. Register to receive a Zoom link.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
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Maker Kit to Go: The Science of S'mores

Maker Kit to Go: The Science of S'mores

Close up of s'mores
Main Library
Monday, September 13 at (All day)

Ages 9 & Up: Turn your kitchen into a laboratory and help your child experiment with a favorite gooey treat-s'mores! Read about the chemical reactions that occur when you toast a marshmallow at bit.ly/scienceofsmores, then learn how to create some Swampy S'mores from Sarah L. Schueete's A Monster Cookbook at bit.ly/monstercookbook. Every kit includes suggested resources for more tasty kitchen science and the ingredients to create your own s'mores. Register to receive a kit while supplies last.

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
Creative Journaling

Creative Journaling

Person holding pen and writing
Main Library
Monday, September 13 at (All day)

Express your emotions, find inspiration, and reduce stress by writing down your thoughts on a regular basis. With this kit, you will receive a journal with prompts to inspire you, a colorful pen, and recommendations for reading. Kits available while supplies last.

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
Ready to Read Outside Storytime

Ready to Read Outside Storytime

Mother and young child, reading
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Tuesday, September 14 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-5: Capture your child's imagination and inspire their love of reading at Ready to Read Outdoor Storytime. You and your child will sing along to music, listen to stories, meet new friends, and dance with egg shakers and scarves while enjoying time outside together. Dress for outside activities and don't forget to put on sunscreen!

10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
 
 
 
Start Your Own Online Business

Start Your Own Online Business

Digital Programs
Wednesday, September 15 at 6:00 pm

Build your own profitable business from home with Start Your Own Online Business with Gale Courses. This six-week course will take you through the necessary steps-from building your brand and selecting your product to engaging customers through multiple online streams. Visit bit.ly/vcpl_business to register or browse more than 300 other courses.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Digital Programs
 
 
Vaccinate the Valley: COVID-19 Q&A Session with the Vigo County Health Department

Vaccinate the Valley: COVID-19 Q&A Session with the Vigo County Health Department

Senior Woman Getting Vaccine from Nurse
Main Library
Library Lawn
Wednesday, September 15 at 6:30 pm

Do you even need to be vaccinated if you've already had COVID-19? Do mRNA vaccines affect your DNA? Concerns and questions about these vaccines are actively circulating as COVID-19 continues to spread in the Wabash Valley. At this Vaccinate the Valley Q&A Session, trained professionals from the Vigo County Health Department will provide information about the virus, listen to your concerns, and answer your questions. Refreshments will be available.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Main Library
Library Lawn
 
 
Ready to Read Outside Storytime

Ready to Read Outside Storytime

Mother and young child, reading
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Thursday, September 16 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-5: Capture your child's imagination and inspire their love of reading at Ready to Read Outdoor Storytime. You and your child will sing along to music, listen to stories, meet new friends, and dance with egg shakers and scarves while enjoying time outside together. Dress for outside activities and don't forget to put on sunscreen!

10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
 
 
Art Hacks: Straw-Blown Fluid Art
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
 
 
Vaccinate the Valley: Mobile Vaccine Clinic

Vaccinate the Valley: Mobile Vaccine Clinic

Young woman in mask rolling up sleeve to show bandage on arm
Main Library
Saturday, September 18 at 9:00 am

Protect your family and your community! Receive a free COVID-19 vaccine at the Vigo County Health Department's Mobile Vaccine Clinic. Choose either your first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, available to ages 12 and up or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine for ages 18 and up. Parental consent is required for children under the age of 18.

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
 
 
Family Learning Day

Family Learning Day

Woman blowing bubbles with her toddler
Main Library
Parking Lot
Saturday, September 18 at 9:00 am

All Ages: Discover engaging activities, meet local businesses and organizations, and create fantastic memories at Family Learning Day! Your children can complete craft projects, play games, and select free books to take home at nearly forty booths. Each booth will also introduce you to family-friendly entertainment, experiences, and opportunities available all year-long in Vigo County.

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
Parking Lot
 
 
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Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms B & C
 
 
Ready to Read Outside Storytime

Ready to Read Outside Storytime

Mother and young child, reading
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Tuesday, September 21 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-5: Capture your child's imagination and inspire their love of reading at Ready to Read Outdoor Storytime. You and your child will sing along to music, listen to stories, meet new friends, and dance with egg shakers and scarves while enjoying time outside together. Dress for outside activities and don't forget to put on sunscreen!

10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
 
 
 
Ready to Read Outside Storytime

Ready to Read Outside Storytime

Mother and young child, reading
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Thursday, September 23 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-5: Capture your child's imagination and inspire their love of reading at Ready to Read Outdoor Storytime. You and your child will sing along to music, listen to stories, meet new friends, and dance with egg shakers and scarves while enjoying time outside together. Dress for outside activities and don't forget to put on sunscreen!

10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
 
 
Vaccinate the Valley: Mobile Vaccine Clinic

Vaccinate the Valley: Mobile Vaccine Clinic

Young woman wearing mask and rolling up her sleeve to show a bandage
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, September 24 at 3:00 pm

Protect your family and your community! Receive a free COVID-19 vaccine at the Vigo County Health Department's Mobile Vaccine Clinic. Choose either your first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, available to ages 12 and up or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine for ages 18 and up. Parental consent is required for children under the age of 18.

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
Family Film Night at Collett Park

Family Film Night at Collett Park

Poster: Up
Community Locations
Collett Park
Friday, September 24 at 7:30 pm

Go on an adventure with Carl, Russel, and Dug as they try to reach Paradise Falls in Disney and Pixar's 2009 classic animated film Up. Bring your blankets, chairs, and family to enjoy this outdoor screening at Collett Park. Presented by the Collett Park Neighborhood Association, the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department, and Vigo County Public Library.

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Community Locations
Collett Park
 
 
Painting with Nicole

Painting with Nicole

Girl covered in paint with paint brush
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Saturday, September 25 at 10:00 am

Ages 5-11: Whether your child is a seasoned artist or a first-time painter, making their own art allows them to express complex emotions, develop hand-eye coordination, and explore creativity.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
 
 
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Painting with Nicole

Painting with Nicole

Girl covered in paint with paint brush
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Monday, September 27 at 6:30 pm

Ages 5-11: Whether your child is a seasoned artist or a first-time painter, making their own art allows them to express complex emotions, develop hand-eye coordination, and explore creativity.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
 
 
 
One-to-One Tech Tips

One-to-One Tech Tips

Person holding cellphone
Main Library
Tuesday, September 28 at (All day)

Do you want to check out a new ebook on your smartphone or stream a movie to your tablet? Or maybe you want to use Microsoft Excel to balance your budget, but you're not sure where to start? Learn how to install, troubleshoot, and perform many common tasks with One-to-One Tech Tips. During each half-hour session, you'll be able to ask questions about Libby®, hoopla®, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft PowerPoint. Please bring your questions, account information, smartphone, tablet, or laptop to your session.  Call 812.234.2647 to register for a thirty-minute session

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
Ready to Read Outside Storytime

Ready to Read Outside Storytime

Mother and young child, reading
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Tuesday, September 28 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-5: Capture your child's imagination and inspire their love of reading at Ready to Read Outdoor Storytime. You and your child will sing along to music, listen to stories, meet new friends, and dance with egg shakers and scarves while enjoying time outside together. Dress for outside activities and don't forget to put on sunscreen!

10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
 
 
 
One-to-One Tech Tips

One-to-One Tech Tips

Person holding cellphone
Main Library
Wednesday, September 29 at (All day)

Do you want to check out a new ebook on your smartphone or stream a movie to your tablet? Or maybe you want to use Microsoft Excel to balance your budget, but you're not sure where to start? Learn how to install, troubleshoot, and perform many common tasks with One-to-One Tech Tips. During each half-hour session, you'll be able to ask questions about Libby®, hoopla®, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft PowerPoint. Please bring your questions, account information, smartphone, tablet, or laptop to your session.  Call 812.234.2647 to register for a thirty-minute session

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
 
MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

Globe wrapped in film strips
Community Locations
Moon Lite Drive-In Theater
Wednesday, September 29 at 8:00 pm

Join film lovers in over 500 cities and across six continents for the 24rd annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival! Vigo County Public Library is partnering with the Moon Lite Drive-In to screen the top ten short films submitted by filmmakers from around the globe. After the viewing, vote for your favorite film and actor. Your vote will be tallied with others from around the world to determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners for Best Film and Best Actor. Each car receives free admission and complimentary popcorn. Gates open at 7:00 p.m. The Film Festival begins at 8:00 p.m. Visit manhattanshort.com for more information about the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

8:00 pm to 10:15 pm
Community Locations
Moon Lite Drive-In Theater
 
 
 
One-to-One Tech Tips

One-to-One Tech Tips

Person holding cellphone
Main Library
Thursday, September 30 at (All day)

Do you want to check out a new ebook on your smartphone or stream a movie to your tablet? Or maybe you want to use Microsoft Excel to balance your budget, but you're not sure where to start? Learn how to install, troubleshoot, and perform many common tasks with One-to-One Tech Tips. During each half-hour session, you'll be able to ask questions about Libby®, hoopla®, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft PowerPoint. Please bring your questions, account information, smartphone, tablet, or laptop to your session.  Call 812.234.2647 to register for a thirty-minute session

(All day)
Main Library
 
 
Ready to Read Outside Storytime

Ready to Read Outside Storytime

Mother and young child, reading
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Thursday, September 30 at 10:30 am

Ages 0-5: Capture your child's imagination and inspire their love of reading at Ready to Read Outdoor Storytime. You and your child will sing along to music, listen to stories, meet new friends, and dance with egg shakers and scarves while enjoying time outside together. Dress for outside activities and don't forget to put on sunscreen!

10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter