Staff Picks, New Books, & Bestseller Express

Cover of Food:  A Love Story
cover of God Help the Child
cover of knit stitch dictionary
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
cover of The Things We Keep
Cover: The Truth and Other Lies
The Terrorist's Son
Saint Anything

Discover Upcoming Events at VCPL

Toddler Tales

Cover: Bark, George by Feiffer
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, July 29
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Parents and caregivers, bring your toddler to join us for fun, engaging stories, songs, and crafts. A 30 minute optional playtime will also be offered at the end of storytime. Please call 232-1115 for additional information.

Summer Reading Finale: Block Party

Illustration of Kids in Bounce House
Main Library
Friday, July 29
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
You've read all summer, now it's time to celebrate at the Block Party Finale! Join us on Walnut Street for tons of excitement:  bounce houses, food, a family-friendly concert and tons more. We'll have activities for everyone in the family from infants to adults. Please note: In order to ensure patron safety, Walnut Street will be closed between 6th and 7th Streets during this event.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
Main Library
VCPL Main Library Lobby
Monday, August 1
5:00 pm to 7:00 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.

Terrarium Tuesdays

Illustration of Five Terrariums on Green Background
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, August 2
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Perfect for budding gardeners and animal keepers, Mr. Taylor's Terrarium Tuesdays will teach youngsters ages 5-11 to plan, create, and tend small ecosystems. This three-meeting series will focus on environment planning, water/lighting requirements, as well as plant and animal species that thrive in these habitats. In this last session, a special guest will discuss carnivorous plants, highlighting their care and feeding in addition to bringing several specimens for a close-up look at these growing wonders. Children will finish this program with the knowledge and materials to make a terrarium at home.

Windows 10 Basics

Windows 10 Logo
Main Library
Meeting Room C
Wednesday, August 3
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Learn the basics of your Windows 10 operating system.  Bring your laptop with you to class.