Learn to Play the Ukulele

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the ukulele? Just love to get together with others and play music?
Beginning with our Fall line-up of programs, the Library is pleased to offer Free Ukulele lessons to patrons aged 7 & up. No musical experience or background necessary; the ukulele is easier to learn than the guitar (and more affordable too). No ukulele? No problem – we will have some ukuleles for you to borrow. These lessons will officially begin on Friday, September 16th at 4 pm, and Saturday, September 17th at 3:30 pm.

The sessions are as follows:
Fridays – 4-4:45 pm (7 & 8 yr olds)
4:45-5:30 pm (9 & 10 yr olds)
Saturdays – 3:30-4:15 pm (11 & 12 yr olds)
4:15-5 pm (13 & up)
These sessions are free, but space is limited! Call or stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up.

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Instructor Joseph Ahuna is a USD graduate student from Kaneohe, Hawaii. He played the ukulele in a Hawaiian band that traveled around the world, as well as playing the ukulele at the 2002 Winter Olympics. He has over 20 years of experience performing and playing the ukulele, and has an entire season of fun curriculum planned that will teach the basic chords, songs, and history of the ukulele. There are even plans to put on a simple recital at the end of the term, which ends December 17th. For more information, feel free to call the Library at 605-677-7060.

Story Time is Coming…

Story Times and regular Children’s programming will return on Monday, September 12th.  They’ll be here before you know it!  So take a minute to click on our Story Time link, above, and sign up for the Story Time session that works best for you.  These programs are free, but space is often limited.

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We’re Always Busy

There is never a shortage of things happening at the VPL! Here’s our list for just the rest of this week:

Thursday, February 25th

Lutheran Social Services Center for Financial Resources continues to offer free financial counseling sessions at the VPL on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, from 10-3 pm. For information, or to set up an appointment, call 800-568-2401 or email info@LssSD.org. You may also visit their website at http://www.lsssd.org/financial_services.

Afterschool Art Club for school-age youth on 2nd & 4th Thursdays, from 3:30-5 pm.  Takes place in the Kozak Community Room and snacks are provided.

Friday, February 26th

Tech Hour; One-on-one technical assistance in a variety of topics, every Monday from 6:30-8 pm or Friday from 10:30 am – 12 pm. Call the Circulation Desk to set up an appointment.

Saturday, February 27th

Movement Storytime for children, ages birth & up with a caregiver at 10:15 am in the Kozak Community Room.

Art Storytime for children, ages 3 & up at 11:15 am in the Children’s Activity Room.

 

Children’s Programming Resumes

We’re back – for all of our children’s programming, that is. Join us for Storytimes, STEAM Tuesdays, and afterschool clubs on Thursdays. The schedule is below:

Art Storytime (4 & up):
Mondays: 5:30
Tuesdays: 11 am
Saturdays: 11 am

Movement Storytime (birth – 3):
Tuesdays: 10:15 am
Saturdays: 10:15 am

Register now for Spring Storytime sessions! There is no fee for these programs, but registration is required. Visit our website at vermillionpubliclibrary.org, and click on the Storytimes link, or call us at 605-677-7060. Each session is open until full (12 per class). Sessions run Jan 11 – Apr 30.
LEGO Club – 1st & 3rd Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm
Art Club – 2nd Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm
Code Club – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays; 3:30-5 pm
Robotics Club – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays; 3:30 (ages 7 & up)

An exciting new season of After School Programs begins in mid-January and continues through April 30th. These programs are open to all elementary students, K-5, but are not appropriate for preschoolers. Snacks included!

STEAM Tuesday is back!

It’s the first Tuesday of the month, which means it’s time for STEAM Tuesday Robotics, 3:30 – 5.

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Youth in Kindergarten and up are welcome in these fun afterschool sessions of LEGO Robotics or VEX IQ Robotics. Learn about engineering and coding with these awesome and user-friendly kits. No robotics experience necessary.

Dragons Are Too Seldom, but they are almost here…

While today is all about One Book South Dakota, we are still busy putting the pieces together for tomorrow’s arrival of Dragons Are Too Seldom Puppet productions. Bring your kiddos and friends to either of the fun performances scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 am, in the Kozak Community Room.

ALSO – don’t miss the exciting opportunity to build your own puppets! School-aged children are encouraged to attend the puppet-making workshop on Tuesday afternoon, 3:30-5 pm!

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