January 2020

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Youth Podcasting 1

Youth Podcasting 1

Young Girl with Headphones & Microphone
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, January 2 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ages 9-12: Step up to the microphone and get started with basic podcast equipment. Plan your topic, name it, and learn to record with Audacity. Learn to use the equipment properly and safely. Youth who complete this class can then reserve the equipment to use on their own time. No experience necessary.
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Books Before Bedtime

Books Before Bedtime

Owl in Crescent Moon Reading to Two Owlets
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, January 2 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages 0-5: Interact with engaging books, songs, lap bounces, and finger-plays as your children build their early literacy skills.
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, January 3 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories, and participate in crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers can participate with their children during storytime.
10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
 
Youth Podcasting 1

Youth Podcasting 1

Young Girl with Headphones & Microphone
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, January 3 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ages 9-12: Step up to the microphone and get started with basic podcast equipment. Plan your topic, name it, and learn to record with Audacity. Learn to use the equipment properly and safely. Youth who complete this class can then reserve the equipment to use on their own time. No experience necessary.
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
 
First Friday - Ice, Ice, Baby

First Friday - Ice, Ice, Baby

Illustration of a Penguin
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A & B
Friday, January 3 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
All Ages: Traverse the oceans with virtual reality and see the inside of a glacier. Explore an arctic habitat sensory bin and hop from iceberg to iceberg while enjoying some frosty treats at this drop-in event.
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A & B
 
 
Saturday Stories

Saturday Stories

Dinosaur Reading Book
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, January 4 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Ages 0-5: Start your Saturday morning with stories, songs, and conversation. Caregivers can learn creative ways to encourage interaction and pre-reading skills, improve motor coordination, and foster speech development with their children. 
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Whale Reading to Baby Whale
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, January 6 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0-24 months: Listen to books, rhymes, songs, and finger-plays while letting your baby experience a group setting for the first time. After thirty minutes of storytime, babies and parents can engage in free play.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, January 8 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 2-5: Interact with engaging books, songs, and body movements while building early literacy skills. Thirty minutes of free play will follow storytime.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Storytime at Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market

Storytime at Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market

Illustration of a Barn with Farm Animals
Thursday, January 9 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Join the Vigo County Public Library for storytime filled with stories, songs, and conversation at Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market! Caregivers can participate and learn ways to encourage interaction and pre-reading skills with children while also improving motor coordination and speech development. Breakfast food will be provided by Fresh Thyme starting at 10:00am as well. 
10:00 am to 11:00 am
 
 
Books Before Bedtime

Books Before Bedtime

Owl in Crescent Moon Reading to Two Owlets
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, January 9 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages 0-5: Interact with engaging books, songs, lap bounces, and finger-plays as your children build their early literacy skills.
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, January 10 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories, and participate in crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers can participate with their children during storytime.
10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Whale Reading to Baby Whale
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, January 13 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0-24 months: Listen to books, rhymes, songs, and finger-plays while letting your baby experience a group setting for the first time. After thirty minutes of storytime, babies and parents can engage in free play.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
 
Explore Beyond the Classroom

Explore Beyond the Classroom

Two Girls with Safety Glasses Looking at Beakers
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, January 14 10:00 am to 11:00 am
In this family-oriented program for all ages, families will explore and create while learning about science, art, history, and other subjects. Free-play will also be available for younger children.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, January 15 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 2-5: Interact with engaging books, songs, and body movements while building early literacy skills. Thirty minutes of free play will follow storytime.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Books Before Bedtime

Books Before Bedtime

Owl in Crescent Moon Reading to Two Owlets
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, January 16 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages 0-5: Interact with engaging books, songs, lap bounces, and finger-plays as your children build their early literacy skills.
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, January 17 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories, and participate in crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers can participate with their children during storytime.
10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
 
 
Read to Rover

Read to Rover

Girl Reading to Small Dog
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, January 18 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
All Ages: Therapy dogs from Love on a Leash will provide a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere in which kids of any reading level can practice their reading skills. Bring your favorite reading material or choose from books and magazines that will be provided by the Library. To reserve a time slot at the Main Library, call 812.232.1113, ext 4242.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Jim Gill's Sing-a-thon of Celebrated Songs!

Jim Gill's Sing-a-thon of Celebrated Songs!

Jim Gill with Banjo
Community Locations
West Vigo Elementary School - VCSC Conference Center
Saturday, January 18 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Jim Gill is a musician and author known for celebrating active play. At this concert you will see Jim strum energizing rhythms on his banjo while everyone sings, claps, dances and spins along to his silly and inspiring musical games.  Each concert is more than a show to watch - it is an opportunity for family play! This event will be hosted with the United Way of the Wabash Valley and the Vigo County School Corporation's Preschool program in January.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Community Locations
West Vigo Elementary School - VCSC Conference Center
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Whale Reading to Baby Whale
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, January 20 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0-24 months: Listen to books, rhymes, songs, and finger-plays while letting your baby experience a group setting for the first time. After thirty minutes of storytime, babies and parents can engage in free play.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Osmo: Digital learning in the real world - Tangrams & Coding
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Creative Writing Workshop with Leah Singer

Creative Writing Workshop with Leah Singer

Child Flying Airplane Made of Pencils
Main Library
Meeting Room A
Tuesday, January 21 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 9-14: Do you dream of being an author? Do you have family stories you want to share with the world? Do you have a lot of ideas that you want to put on paper, but you're not sure where to start? Let freelance writer and editor Leah Singer teach you how to conquer the blank page with writing exercises in fiction and non-fiction and with creative techniques that will get your wildest ideas out of your head.
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Main Library
Meeting Room A
 
 
Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, January 22 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 2-5: Interact with engaging books, songs, and body movements while building early literacy skills. Thirty minutes of free play will follow storytime.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Osmo: Digital learning in the real world - Words & Coding
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Main Library
Haute Create
 
 
Books Before Bedtime

Books Before Bedtime

Owl in Crescent Moon Reading to Two Owlets
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, January 23 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages 0-5: Interact with engaging books, songs, lap bounces, and finger-plays as your children build their early literacy skills.
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, January 24 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories, and participate in crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers can participate with their children during storytime.
10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
 
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Tiny Tot Time

Tiny Tot Time

Whale Reading to Baby Whale
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, January 27 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 0-24 months: Listen to books, rhymes, songs, and finger-plays while letting your baby experience a group setting for the first time. After thirty minutes of storytime, babies and parents can engage in free play.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
 
Maker Hour

Maker Hour

Colorful Plastic Parts
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Monday, January 27 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
All Ages: Utilize the Maker Cart to create the suggested project. Or, take elements from the cart and design your own.
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
 
 
 
Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Wiggle Worm Wednesdays

Three Colorful Worms with Books
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, January 29 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Ages 2-5: Interact with engaging books, songs, and body movements while building early literacy skills. Thirty minutes of free play will follow storytime.
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Books Before Bedtime

Books Before Bedtime

Owl in Crescent Moon Reading to Two Owlets
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, January 30 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ages 0-5: Interact with engaging books, songs, lap bounces, and finger-plays as your children build their early literacy skills.
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
 
 
Ready to Read Storytime

Ready to Read Storytime

Mother Bear Reading to Bear Cub in Grass
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Friday, January 31 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 0-5: Sing along to music, move your bodies with egg shakers and scarves, hear stories, and participate in crafts or playtime. Parents and caregivers can participate with their children during storytime.
10:30 am to 11:30 am
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B