Mother reading to daughter
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, September 21 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills through listening to, reading, and discussing stories; practicing the alphabet; and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half-hour free-play session for you and your child to socialize with others.

Mother reading to daughter
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills through listening to, reading, and discussing stories; practicing the alphabet; and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half-hour free-play session for you and your child to socialize with others.

Mother reading to daughter
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, September 28 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills through listening to, reading, and discussing stories; practicing the alphabet; and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half-hour free-play session for you and your child to socialize with others.

Girl showing a book to a dog
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, September 17 at 10:00 am

All Ages: Share a book with a furry friend from Love on a Leash. These good-natured therapy dogs are eager to listen to your child practice reading aloud in a stress-free setting, complete with cuddles, belly rubs, and ear scratches! Please call 812.235.2121 or 812.232.1115 to register.

Happy toddler girl
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, September 14 at 10:00 am

Ages 2–5: Introduce your child to American Sign Language at Wiggle Worm Storytime and help them expand their vocabulary, develop body and spatial awareness, and build early literacy skills through stories, songs, and activities. Each storytime ends with a half-hour free-play session for you and your child to socialize with others.

Whimsical tree drawn by Corinne Roberts
Digital Programs
Zoom
Thursday, September 8 at 6:00 pm

Ages 5-19: Improve your observation skills and practice sketching techniques meant to quickly capture your environment and collect memories with illustrator and artist Corinne Roberts. Learn techniques to develop your style, identify the patterns around you, and increase your muscle memory when you have a pencil in hand. Register to follow along at home or visit the Teen Space to participate in a group session. Supplies will be provided.

Empty canoe on river bank
Main Library
Special Collections
Saturday, September 3 at 10:00 am

Ages 3 & Up: Travel back in time and share Indiana history with your family with myths, legends, and stories from Native Americans and early European settlers of the Wabash Valley. Start your trip with the exhibit in the Special Collections Department to learn about the people and places of the Valley’s early history.

Beginning at 10:15 a.m., you and your family can listen to three folktales: the story of the Terre Haute Madstone, a mysterious “cure-all” from the 1800s that drew people from across the country; the story of the Little Prairie Hen and the Big Indiana, two ships that competed in a boat race when the Wabash and Erie Canal opened; and the story of Bear’s short tail as told by the Potawatomi people, one of the first tribes of Native Americans to live in Indiana.

At 11:00 a.m., the Special Collections Department will host a brief presentation on the history of the Wabash Valley and Vigo County.

Young boy playing with plastic building blocks
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, September 1 at 6:00 pm

Ages 5-11: Challenge your child’s construction skills, teamwork abilities, and creativity at Lego® Lab! Every month, your child can attempt the monthly challenge’s theme or build their own designs. At the end of the evening, spend a few minutes touring everyone’s designs and learn how others solved problems in their own builds. Your child’s design will be part of a month-long display in Youth Services.

Parents and caregivers with children under 9 should assist with building.

Little boy dressed as astronaut with rocket-shaped helmet and a starry background
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Thursday, September 1 at (All day)

Ages 6-11: Go on an adventure in outer space and explore planets, galaxies, and stars with the Starstruck kit for kids! Learn unusual facts about “hairy stars,” what a sunset on the moon would look like, and more with Joe Rao’s Looking Up! The Science of Stargazing before you embark on an action-packed trip through the universe with glow-in-the-dark-stickers and the Know and Glow: Space Sticker Activities book. Once you’ve touched back down on Earth, create your own galactic-inspired art with the Paint Your Own Galaxy Rocks kit.

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.

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