CANCELLED Teen Advisory Board

Main Library
VCPL Conference Room
Wednesday, April 8 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages 12-19: Plan exciting events like Fandom Prom and escape rooms with the Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Interact with other passionate volunteers to implement popular trends, create incredible programs, and be a positive role model. TAB meets monthly and welcomes all newcomers.

CANCELLED The Price is Right: Money Smart Teens

Main Library
VCPL Teen Space
Friday, April 10 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Ages 12-19: Do you know the cost of renting an apartment in Terre Haute? What about the price of the average electric bill? Play games and guess the prices of practical, everyday expenses for a chance to win gift cards.

Explore Beyond the Classroom - Worm World: Vermicomposting

Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, April 14 10:00 am to 11:00 am
All Ages: Dig into the world of worms! Experiment with live earthworms and learn how vital they are to maintaining the ecosystem.

Read to Rover

Main Library
Youth Services Multipurpose Room
Saturday, April 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 provided by the Library.To reserve a time slot at the Main Library, call 812.232.1113, ext 4242.

POSTPONED: Youth Action: Confronting Ableism

Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B, & C
Sunday, April 19 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ages 12-19: Ableism is defined by the Center for Disability Rights as, "A set of beliefs or practices that devalue and discriminate against people with physical, intellectual, or psychiatric disabilities and often rests on the assumption that disabled people need to be 'fixed' in one form or the other." In this half-day, youth-led workshop, the CANDLES Holocaust Museum Youth Board will demonstrate how ableism impacts individuals using real-life experiences from members of the Vigo County community and will discuss what individuals can do to address the issue.

Intro to Podcasting

Young Girl with Headphones & Microphone
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, April 21 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Ages 9-19: Step up to the microphone and get started with basic podcast equipment. Learn how to use the equipment properly, improvise a short segment with a friend, and record with Audacity®. Those who complete this class may reserve the podcasting equipment at the Youth Services desk to use on their own. No experience is necessary.

The High Cost of Fast Fashion

Main Library
LifeLong Learning Center
Thursday, April 23 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
In "fast fashion," cheap but trendy clothing moves from the catwalk to the store as quickly as possible to meet consumer demand. But what is the impact of fast fashion on the environment, on those that produce these items, and on consumers' wallets? Join Megan Stoner, Regional Coordinator for the South at Fashion Revolution USA, founder of Thryfted, and up-cycling designer for Stoner Drive, over Skype to discuss the impact of this demand-driven industry. This event is coordinated in conjunction with Fashion Revolution Week, an annual event that challenges consumers to consider who makes their clothing

First Friday - Seeds for Change

Main Library
LifeLong Learning Center
Friday, May 1 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
All Ages: Learn about seeds, make native flower seed bombs, and plant your own garden to take home.

Sew, you need a machine....

Main Library
Haute Create
Saturday, May 2 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Overflowing mending pile? Beginner sewing skills? Sewing machines will be set up in Haute Create for you to mend, repair, or alter your clean items. Staff will be available for questions or to teach you how to use a sewing machine.

Explore Beyond the Classroom

Two Girls with Safety Glasses Looking at Beakers
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, May 12 10:00 am to 11:00 am
All Ages: Explore and create while learning about science, art, history, and other subjects. Free-play will also be available for younger children.