Two women looking at laptop
Digital Programs
Wednesday, August 17 at (All day)

Give your business a boost and learn how to reach more customers with Gale Courses’ Marketing Your Business on the Internet. Instructor Lisa Adams, an expert in marketing, user experience, and e-commerce, will guide you from establishing a web presence to optimizing your website for search engines and establishing your marketing plan. Visit bit.ly/vcpl_internetmarketing to register or browse more than 300 other courses.

Paper craft robot
Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, August 1 at (All day)

Revisit three popular Create This! projects or experience them for the first time. This month, you can learn to sew by making a whimsical coaster, experiment with electrical circuits and make a paper circuit robot, or animate an undersea creature using Krita. Create This! introduce you and your family to easy STEAM activities that require no previous experience and are completely self-directed.

Young woman wearing VR headset and reaching for holographic lights
Main Library
Haute Create
Saturday, July 30 at 1:00 pm

Ages 12 & Up: Dive into a virtual world with the HTC Vive™ VR headset. Plunge into the murky depths and solve interactive puzzles as you try to escape a capsized research vessel in FREEDIVER: Triton Down or come face-to-face with the mysterious and awe-inspiring creatures found deep in the ocean with theBlu.

Child's hand using alligator clip to light up a small bulb
Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, July 25 at 8:00 am

Ages 7 & Up: Can you make a playable piano with clay, coins, or a pencil drawing? Find out when you experiment with a Makey Makey®! Use a Makey Makey® to experiment with conductive and non-conductive materials to create your own instrument. You can even bring non-perishable items from home. You can visit Haute Create during Library hours to try out a Makey Makey® for yourself—no instructions needed! Kits will be available on a first come, first served basis for self-guided play and may only be used in Haute Create.

Child's hands placing pizza toppings
Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, July 18 at (All day)

Ages 7-11: Show off your entrepreneurial spirit when you open your own Pizza Company using Osmo® and augmented reality! Learn how to run a business by completing customer orders, providing them with exact change, and earning tips for speedy service. As you gain more experience, the demand for your shop will increase. Can you keep up with the orders? You can visit Haute Create during Library hours to try out the game for yourself—no instructions needed! Kits will be available on a first come, first served basis for self-guided play and may only be used in Haute Create.

Young boy dressed as a detective
Main Library
Haute Create
Monday, July 11 at (All day)

Ages 7-11: Travel to famous cities, look for clues, and solve crimes with Detective Agency from Osmo®! This seek-and-find game will introduce your child to new locations, famous landmarks, and different cultures from around the world! You can visit Haute Create during Library hours to try out the game for yourself—no instructions needed! Kits will be available on a first come, first served basis for self-guided play and may only be used in Haute Create.

Male hands using laptop with HTML on the screen
Digital Programs
Wednesday, July 13 at (All day)

Create your own website with Gale Courses! Instructor Alan Simpson, author of more than 100 books on computers and the internet, will take you through the basics of building a website from scratch using HTML and CSS, introduce you to liquid layouts to create mobile-friendly pages, and discuss ways to make your website stand out in search results. Visit bit.ly/vcpl_webpages to register or browse more than 300 other courses.

Main Library
Haute Create
Friday, July 1 at (All day)

Tour a vast, underwater world and meet unusual sea creatures using a green screen. Create This! projects introduce you and your family to easy STEAM activities that require no previous experience and are completely self-directed. An iPad with a compatible app and a collection of images will be provided, but you are welcome to download the app to your device to practice with the green screen.

Young woman using VR headset; reaching out to touch colorful light.
Main Library
Haute Create
Saturday, June 25 at 1:00 pm

Ages 12 & Up: Dive into a virtual world with the HTC Vive™ VR headset. Plunge into the murky depths and solve interactive puzzles as you try to escape a capsized research vessel in FREEDIVER: Triton Down or come face-to-face with the mysterious and awe-inspiring creatures found deep in the ocean with theBlu.

Close-up of laser cutter
Main Library
Haute Create
Thursday, June 23 at 4:00 pm

Ages 13 & Up: Soldering is a multi-purpose technique which will allow you to build electronics, make repairs, and create crafts! In Intro to Soldering, you will pick up this valuable skill and learn how to use the Haute Create soldering stations safely by making your own DIY synthesizer.

Customers who wish to use the Haute Create soldering stations independently must complete this class.

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