December 2020

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Beyond the Classroom: The Science of Popcorn

Beyond the Classroom: The Science of Popcorn

Bowl of Popcorn
Digital Programs
Facebook
Premieres Tuesday, December 1 at 1:00 pm

Ages 5-11: How do water and heat turn a tough kernel into a tasty snack? Find out as you cook a delicious treat with your child. Kits will be available for curbside pick-up or home delivery while supplies last. A list of supplies for at-home participation will be available at facebook.com/vigolibrary. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Digital Programs
Facebook
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Books & Brews: The Cold Millions

Books & Brews: The Cold Millions

Cover: The Cold Millions with Jess Walter
Digital Programs
Zoom
Premieres Monday, December 7 at 6:30 pm

Ages 21 & Up: Grab your favorite beverage and join a virtual discussion of The Cold Millions by Jess Walter. Set in the early 20th century, the Dolans, two orphaned brothers, survive in Spokane, Washington by using their wits, jumping trains, and working for crooked job agencies. But increasing social unrest and a growing rift between the rich and the poor put the brothers at odds with each other: the elder Gig fights for a better world while Rye yearns for stability in the face of a coming storm.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Digital Programs
Zoom
 
 
 
Beyond the Classroom: Invisible Ink

Beyond the Classroom: Invisible Ink

Young Girl Dressed as Spy and Using a Magnifying Glass to Look at Paper
Digital Programs
Facebook
Premieres Wednesday, December 9 at 1:00 pm

Ages 9-19: Create hidden messages using methods implemented by real-life spies. You and your child will make your own invisible ink with simple ingredients and discover how chemical acids and bases react to reveal your secrets. Kits will be available for curbside pick-up or home delivery while supplies last. A list of supplies for at-home participation will be available at facebook.com/vigolibrary. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Digital Programs
Facebook
 
 
Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

Teenage Girl with Headphones and Notebook
Digital Programs
Premieres Wednesday, December 9 at 6:00 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. Email kbailey@vigo.lib.in.us to become a TAB member.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Digital Programs
 
 
 
 
Hour of Code: Blast Asteroids

Hour of Code: Blast Asteroids

Spaceship Control Panel with Asteroids
Digital Programs
Premieres Friday, December 11 at 4:00 pm

Ages 5-11: Code a video game with your child using Scratch 3.0, an easy-to-use programming language that helps children think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Follow along with the video tutorial on Niche Academy to create the game Blast Asteroids, then create other projects with advice from your copy of Coding with Scratch 3.0. Books will be available for curbside pick-up or home delivery while supplies last. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Digital Programs
 
 
 
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Winter Crystals

Winter Crystals

Close Up of Alum Crystals
Digital Programs
Facebook
Premieres Friday, December 18 at 1:00 pm

Ages 12-19: Grow beautiful crystalline sculptures overnight using pipe cleaners, alum, and water! Kits will be available for curbside pick-up or home delivery while supplies last. A list of supplies for at-home participation will be available at facebook.com/vigolibrary. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Digital Programs
Facebook
 
 
Art Hacks: Reverse Silhouette

Art Hacks: Reverse Silhouette

Colorful Silhouette Against Black Background
Digital Programs
Premieres Saturday, December 19 at (All day)

Combine silhouette masking with watercolor paint to create an abstract portrait. Kits will be available for curbside pick-up or home delivery while supplies last. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.

(All day)
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Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

Teenage Girl with Headphones and Notebook
Digital Programs
Premieres Tuesday, December 22 at 4:30 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. Email kbailey@vigo.lib.in.us to become a TAB member.

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Digital Programs
 
 
Wrap It Up: Sustainable Gift Wrapping

Wrap It Up: Sustainable Gift Wrapping

Package Wrapped in Burlap with Dried Orange Slices and Pine Branch
Digital Programs
Premieres Wednesday, December 23 at (All day)

Reduce waste this holiday season with alternatives to the piles of traditional wrapping paper, bows, boxes, and bags that are left over after the presents are opened. From furoshiki-a traditional Japanese cloth wrapping-to reusable gift tags, the Sustainable Gift Wrapping kit will introduce you to options to make your holiday season beautiful and environmentally friendly. Kits will be available for curbside pick-up or home delivery while supplies last. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.

(All day)
Digital Programs
 
 
Holiday Closing

Holiday Closing

Holly Berries and Pine
Premieres Thursday, December 24 at (All day)

All Vigo County Public Library locations will be closed for the holiday.

(All day)
 
 
Holiday Closing
(All day)
 
 
 
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Painting with Nicole

Painting with Nicole

Young Girl Covered in Paint
Digital Programs
Facebook
Premieres Tuesday, December 29 at 1:00 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. Kits will be available for curbside pick-up or home delivery while supplies last. A list of supplies for at-home participation will be available at facebook.com/vigolibrary. Contact 812.232.1113 for more information.

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Digital Programs
Facebook
 
 
 
Holiday Closing

Holiday Closing

Fireworks
Premieres Thursday, December 31 at (All day)

All Vigo County Public Library locations will be closed for the holiday.

(All day)