May 2016

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Internet Safety: Privacy & Passwords
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
VCPL Computer Lab
 
 
Vigo County Authorized Voting Site

Vigo County Authorized Voting Site

Hand Dropping Paper into a Ballot Box
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
Tuesday, May 3
6:00 am to 6:00 pm
The VCPL was selected as an authorized voting site.  The Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Registered voters may use their State ID card or valid Drivers license to vote.
6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
 
Internet Safety: Privacy & Passwords
10:00 am to 11:00 am
West Branch
 
 
 
 
Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play Class

Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play Class

Illustration of Mother Hugging Infant
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, May 3
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Baby signs helps babies ages 6-18 months to communicate their wants, needs and special requests before they can speak using sign language. This series of six, theme-based classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, getting dressed, park and pet signs. Each week families learn useful signs through fun songs, books and activities. This series of programs is open to the first 6 parent and child groups that preregister.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
HeritageQuest Hacks
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Main Library
VCPL Computer Lab
 
 
Introduction to the Internet
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
VCPL Computer Lab
 
 
Family Place Parent/Child Workshop

Family Place Parent/Child Workshop

Little Girl with Toys
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A & C
Wednesday, May 4
10:00 am to 11:15 am
It's play time at the Vigo County Public Library! Join us for a 75 minute play-based program that gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to spend time with their infants and toddlers in a group setting. Librarians and community resource professionals will be available for questions and consultations during the program.
10:00 am to 11:15 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A & C
 
 
 
Nature Tales
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Email Basics

Email Basics

Envelope with @ Symbol
Main Library
VCPL Computer Lab
Thursday, May 5
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Please bring your email address and password with you to learn how to send, reply, and forward emails.  You will also learn tips to avoid spam and viruses. Please be familiar with the skills in the Basic Computing classes.
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Main Library
VCPL Computer Lab
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose Logo
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, May 5
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more! Children ages 0-2 will be from 10-10:30. (Families with children of multiple ages may pick either storytime.)
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose Logo
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, May 5
11:00 am to 11:30 am
Join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more! Children ages 0-2 will be from 10-10:30. (Families with children of multiple ages may pick either storytime.)
11:00 am to 11:30 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Friday, May 6
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Various tablets are available for browsing and questions, or bring your own device to get your questions answered.  Information on ebooks, streaming video, and online classes are also provided.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
 
 
Create Club

Create Club

Create Club Logo
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Friday, May 6
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Teens ages 12-19 can explore their creative side in Create Club! May 6- Tye DyeBring white or light-colored pieces of clothing to create your unique tye-dye. Be prepared to get messy on the North Library Lawn.  Rain plan to be determined.
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 0-2 Saturday Morning

Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 0-2 Saturday Morning

Mother Goose on the Loose Logo
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, May 7
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more! Children ages 0-2 will be from 10-10:30. (Families with children of multiple ages may pick either storytime.)
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 3-5 Saturday Morning

Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 3-5 Saturday Morning

Mother Goose on the Loose Logo
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, May 7
11:00 am to 11:30 am
Join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more! Children ages 3-5 will be from 11-11:30. (Families with children of multiple ages may pick either storytime.)
11:00 am to 11:30 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
Afternoon with the Force

Afternoon with the Force

Field of Stars
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, May 7
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Every year fans around the galaxy gather to cheer their favorite force-using heroes. Youth Services decided it was time we joined the Galactic Republic in rejoicing and hosted our own Star Wars celebration. Games and crafts begin our afternoon focused around George Lucas' galaxy far, far away, with a Star Wars film showing directly after our celebration.
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Afternoon with the Force

Afternoon with the Force

Poster: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Saturday, May 7
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Every year fans around the galaxy gather to cheer their favorite force-using heroes. Youth Services decided it was time we joined the Galactic Republic in rejoicing and hosted our own Star Wars celebration. Games and crafts begin our afternoon at 1:30pm in the Youth Services Program room follow by a showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the meeting rooms at 2pm.
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Watch This! Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Watch This! Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Poster: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Saturday, May 7
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Join us for a showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the newest movie in the epic saga.  Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.Refreshments will be served.
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Facebook 101

Facebook 101

Facebook Logo
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Monday, May 9
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Learn how to sign up for an account, navigate the website, and how to update your status.  Bring your email address with you.  Please be familiar with the skills from the internet classes.
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
 
 
Craft & Chat

Craft & Chat

Pinwheel Flowers
Main Library
Meeting Room D
Monday, May 9
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Craft & Chat with friends.  Make our craft or bring your own projects.  Refreshments provided.
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Room D
 
 
 
 
Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play Class

Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play Class

Illustration of Mother Hugging Infant
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, May 10
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Baby signs helps babies ages 6-18 months to communicate their wants, needs and special requests before they can speak using sign language. This series of six, theme-based classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, getting dressed, park and pet signs. Each week families learn useful signs through fun songs, books and activities. This series of programs is open to the first 6 parent and child groups that preregister.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Craft & Chat

Craft & Chat

Pinwheel Flowers
Main Library
Meeting Room D
Tuesday, May 10
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Make our craft or bring your own.  Enjoy visiting with friends while crafting.
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Room D
 
 
Family Place Parent/Child Workshop

Family Place Parent/Child Workshop

Little Girl with Toys
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, May 11
10:00 am to 11:15 am
It's play time at the Vigo County Public Library! Join us for a 75 minute play-based program that gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to spend time with their infants and toddlers in a group setting. Librarians and community resource professionals will be available for questions and consultations during the program.
10:00 am to 11:15 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Intermediate Internet Searching
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Main Library
VCPL Computer Lab
 
 
Book Club: The Red Heart by Thom

Book Club: The Red Heart by Thom

Cover: The Read Heart by Thom
Main Library
Collaborative Space 6
Wednesday, May 11
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
"The Red Heart" by James Alexander ThomJoin us for a lively group discussion of a wide array of genres, and styles. If you have never been in a book club before, we welcome you to the discussion.
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Main Library
Collaborative Space 6
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Wednesday, May 11
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Various tablets are available for browsing and questions, or bring your own device to get your questions answered.  Information on ebooks, streaming video, and online classes are also provided.
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
Nature Tales

Nature Tales

Children Reading in the Grass
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, May 11
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Take a break from your busy day for a nature themed storytime. Create a fun, easy craft to take home.  Program presented by Amber from the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department. Please call to register 812-462-3392
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
 
American Red Cross "The Pillow Project"

American Red Cross "The Pillow Project"

Emergency Kit with Radio
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, May 11
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Pillowcase Project, sponsored by Disney, is a preparedness education program for children in grades 3 - 5, which teaches students about personal and family preparedness, local hazards, and basic coping skills. The hour long presentation is perfect for schools, after-school programs, Girl and Boy Scout troop meetings, and more. Red Cross volunteers lead students through a "learn, practice, share" framework to engage them in disaster preparedness. Upon completion, students receive a sturdy pillowcase in which to build their personal emergency supplies kit. Presentations are customized to focus on a hazard that is important and relevant to the local community.
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Block Party-Exploring, Playing and Learning with Blocks

Block Party-Exploring, Playing and Learning with Blocks

Toy Rabbit Driving Toy Dump Truck with Blocks
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, May 12
1:00 am to 2:00 pm
Purdue Extension is coming to the library and they are bringing blocks. Lots of blocks! Playing with blocks is not only fun it also provides unique opportunities for building positive relationships and increasing early learning and school readiness skills, especially in the areas of math, science, pre-reading, physical and social skills. 
1:00 am to 2:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Folk Art in Our Own Backyard: Tree-Stump Tombstones in Indiana
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Room A
 
 
 
After School Funzone

After School Funzone

Colorful Building Blocks
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Thursday, May 12
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Students in grades K-12 can drop in any time for games, activities, and more.
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
 
 
Skype 101
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
VCPL Computer Lab
 
 
Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Thursday, May 12
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Registered Teen Volunteers are welcome to join our Teen Advisory Board. Help plan teen programs and special projects and make your opinion known! For more information, contact Hillary Rains at 812-232-1113 ext 2275.
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
 
 
Friends of the Library Members Only Book Sale

Friends of the Library Members Only Book Sale

Books in Red Basket
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
Friday, May 13
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
This is our largest sale of the year!  Thousands of books at an average price of just $1!  Movies, Music, and more!  This evening sale is for Friends members only.  Not a member?  Join at the Library or online at http://www.friendsofthevigolibrary.org/join/.  Individual memberships are just $5!Doors to the Library open at 6:30 p.m. Members are asked to participate in a short business meeting and then doors will open to the sale area until 9 p.m.
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
 
Author Accolades

Author Accolades

Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Saturday, May 14
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Steve Meeker "One Man Escaped"Close your eyes and picture September 16, 1914; a family member is murdered.
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
 
 
Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Books in Red Basket
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
Saturday, May 14
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
This is our largest sale of the year with thousands of items!  Books, movies, music, and more!Average book price is just $1!  Funds raised at our monthly sales are used to provide Library programs and services.
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
 
Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Books in Red Basket
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
Sunday, May 15
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join us for a selection of our best items: Hard and paperback books, puzzles, videos, CD's, magazines and more. Many materials for all ages. Average book price is just $1!  Now accepting all major credit cards!
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
 
Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, C & D
 
 
Turn Your Story into an eBook!
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
VCPL Computer Lab
 
 
Vigo County Public Library Board Meeting
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms B & C
 
 
Word 1

Word 1

Microsoft Word Logo
West Branch
Tuesday, May 17
10:00 am to 11:00 am
This beginning class covers creating and saving documents and includes working with text and spell checking in Microsoft Word 2010.  Please be familiar with a computer keyboard and possess basic typing skills.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
West Branch
 
 
 
 
Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play Class

Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play Class

Illustration of Mother Hugging Infant
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, May 17
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Baby signs helps babies ages 6-18 months to communicate their wants, needs and special requests before they can speak using sign language. This series of six, theme-based classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, getting dressed, park and pet signs. Each week families learn useful signs through fun songs, books and activities. This series of programs is open to the first 6 parent and child groups that preregister.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Family Place Parent/Child Workshop

Family Place Parent/Child Workshop

Little Girl with Toys
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, May 18
10:00 am to 11:15 am
It's play time at the Vigo County Public Library! Join us for a 75 minute play-based program that gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to spend time with their infants and toddlers in a group setting. Librarians and community resource professionals will be available for questions and consultations during the program.
10:00 am to 11:15 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
 
 
Windows 10 Basics
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Room C
 
 
Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial Discussion

Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial Discussion

Silhouette of Geese Migrating
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Wednesday, May 18
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Migratory birds add beauty, sound and color to our natural world.  Join Vigo County Parks & Recreation Department's Naturalist, Amber Slaughterbeck, to learn about the Migratory Bird Treaty, signed August 16th, 1916.  Discussion will include Centennial goals and partnerships, as well as opportunities for engagement in conversation.  Registration required by 5/17/16.  All Ages Free!
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
 
 
Endangered Species Storytime & Movie

Endangered Species Storytime & Movie

Illustration of Tiger
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Thursday, May 19
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Endangered species need your help! Gather around for storytime with Naturalist Amber Slaughterbeck, create endangered species masks, and watch a short movie to learn the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions you can take to help protect wildlife.  All Ages Free!  Please call to register 812-462-3392 or 812-235-2121.  
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
Community Locations, Main Library
Harrison College
Thursday, May 19
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Various tablets are available for browsing and questions, or bring your own device to get your questions answered.  Information on ebooks, streaming video, and online classes are also provided.
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Community Locations, Main Library
Harrison College
 
 
VCPL Writers' Cafe

VCPL Writers' Cafe

VCPL Writers' Cafe @ Java Haute Logo
Community Locations, Main Library
Java Haute
Thursday, May 19
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Calling all creative writers! Are you interested in sharing your writing, improving your craft, and networking? Come out to Java Haute for the chance to meet and talk with fellow writers.
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Community Locations, Main Library
Java Haute
 
 
 
Endangered Species Storytime & Movie

Endangered Species Storytime & Movie

Illustration of Tiger
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Thursday, May 19
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Endangered species need your help! Gather around for storytime with Naturalist Amber Slaughterbeck, create endangered species masks, and watch a short movie to learn the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions you can take to help protect wildlife. This program is offered at both locations of the Vigo County Public Library.
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Room C
 
 
Staff Institute Closing

Staff Institute Closing

Business People Gathered Around a Table
Main Library, West Branch
All Library Locations
Friday, May 20 (All day)
All Vigo County Public Library Locations will be closed for the VCPL Staff Institute.
(All day)
Main Library, West Branch
All Library Locations
 
 
 
Community Gaming Initiative

Community Gaming Initiative

Pile of Brightly Colored Gaming Dice
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Saturday, May 21
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Calling all gamers!  If you're interested in tabletop, role playing, or card gaming, stop by between 12-4 pm to explore new games, play old favorites, and challenge new people.  Feel free to bring your favorite games (PG-13, please).  Open to community members of all ages and skills. Gamers who would like to host a table or a tournament should contact Jacob Osborn at josborn@vigo.lib.in.us or at 232-1113 ext 2023
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
 
 
Traveling Tech Station

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
Monday, May 23
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Various tablets are available for browsing and questions, or bring your own device to get your questions answered.  Information on ebooks, streaming video, and online classes are also provided.
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
VCPL Lobby
 
 
 
 
Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play Class

Baby Signs: Sign, Say & Play Class

Illustration of Mother Hugging Infant
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, May 24
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Baby signs helps babies ages 6-18 months to communicate their wants, needs and special requests before they can speak using sign language. This series of six, theme-based classes includes learning signs based on themes such as mealtime, bedtime, bath time, getting dressed, park and pet signs. Each week families learn useful signs through fun songs, books and activities. This series of programs is open to the first 6 parent and child groups that preregister.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose at West Ages 0-5
11:00 am to 11:30 am
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
 
 
Job Seeker Open Lab

Job Seeker Open Lab

Find Job on Computer Keyboard
West Branch
Tuesday, May 24
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Use the Open Lab time to search and apply for jobs on your own, get information on job fairs and popular job search websites, or drop-in to receive help with the following:Signing up for an email address.Learning to fill out a form.Learning to attach your resume to an application.Learning to design a Word document for your resume.
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
West Branch
 
 
Family Place Parent/Child Workshop

Family Place Parent/Child Workshop

Little Girl with Toys
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, May 25
10:00 am to 11:15 am
It's play time at the Vigo County Public Library! Join us for a 75 minute play-based program that gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to spend time with their infants and toddlers in a group setting. Librarians and community resource professionals will be available for questions and consultations during the program.
10:00 am to 11:15 am
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C