Close up of caprese salad
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Tuesday, July 19 at (All day)

Try your hand at the art of cheese-making with one of the easiest cheeses to create at home: mozzarella. Non-perishable supplies will be included—you just need to supply the milk. When your cheese is ready to eat, add tomato, basil, and a bit of olive oil to enjoy a simple, refreshing, and classic Italian salad! Visit bit.ly/vcpl_flavor to follow along with an instructional video.

Detail of Le Port. Pierre Célice. Lithographic. 1965.
Main Library
Special Collections
Saturday, July 16 at 1:00 pm

Spend an afternoon surrounded by art from the ISU Permanent Art Collection, ISU Special Collections Department, and Vigo County Public Library’s Special Collections Department. Works from these three collections featuring maritime themes will be on display for the general public at this one-day-only exhibit. Relax and enjoy the art at your own pace, or speak with representatives from ISU and Vigo County Public Library about the artwork, preservation, and curation of their collections. Pieces will include works by John Walley, Pierre Célice, and Neng Chiang Yang.

Cover: Skin of the Sea by Natasha Brown
Community Locations
623 National Avenue
Thursday, July 14 at 3:00 pm

Grab a cup of coffee and a locally-made treat while discussing this month’s book with the Westside Book Club at Macksville Coffee Company! In Natasha Brown’s Skin of the Sea, Simi has left behind her human life to serve the gods as a Mami Wata—a mermaid—whose duty is collect the souls of those die at sea and bless their journeys home. When she discovers a living boy who has been thrown overboard, she goes against an ancient decree, saves his life, and angers the gods she serves. In order to make amends and protect the other Mami Wata, Simi must make a dangerous journey of her own.

Poster: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Thursday, July 14 at 5:00 pm

Elizabeth Swann, the daughter of Port Royal’s governor, is kidnapped by the crew of the Black Pearl who believe she is the key to reserving the curse of the Isla de Muerta. In order to rescue her, blacksmith Will Turner must free the eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow. Refreshments will be served. Rated PG-13.

Illustration of mermaid tails
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Monday, July 11 at 6:00 pm

Ages 9 & Up: Sew your own magical mermaid rag doll and learn how to stitch by hand or with a machine at Maker Hour! All supplies will be provided.

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.

Example of paper quilling
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Friday, July 1 at (All day)

Thought to have originated in Ancient Egypt, paper quilling gained popularity in the Renaissance and flourished throughout the 18th century on decorative boxes, picture frames, and furniture. Today, quilling is seeing a resurgence in popularity and can be found on wedding invitations, holiday cards, and scrapbook pages. Try this beautiful art form and turn paper strips into intricate designs with the centuries-old art of paper quilling.

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.

Woman practicing speech
Digital Programs
Wednesday, June 15 at (All day)

Do you get anxious at the thought of giving a presentation to a large group? You’re not alone; public speaking is one of the top five fears people experience. Learn how to overcome this common fear, develop your voice, and prepare for a speech with help from Curt Simmons, a best-selling author, trainer, and multi-media expert. Visit bit.ly/vcpl_publicspeaking to register or browse more than 300 other courses.

Illustration of woman wearing Pan-African flag blowing in the breeze
Main Library
Lobby
Thursday, June 30 at 12:00 pm

Even though Juneteenth has only recently been recognized as a federal holiday, observations of this date has played an important role in the development of American culture. Dr. Kimberly Stanley, assistant history professor at Indiana State University, will explain the history of Juneteenth and the impact that its celebration has had over the past 150 years.

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