Calling all committed makers and techies! Earn volunteer hours by assisting staff and customers in our creation spaces. Build your resume while perfecting your teaching and tech skills! Ages 14 +. Contact your branch for further details. Application forms are available at the service desk or online.
Need a place to study for exams? VPL's study hall is open late for university students who want to study alone or in small groups. Hours: 9 p.m. to midnight on Mon. - Thurs., 6 to 9 p.m. on Fri., and 5 to 9 p.m. on Sat. and Sun.
This program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. For ages 18 months-3 years with a parent or caregiver.
Books are beautiful! Explore letterpress, calligraphy, bookbinding and typewriters, along with repurposed books turned into quirky works of art. Take in a screening of the documentary California Typewriter.
Suminagashi (Japanese paper marbling)
Demonstration of Japanese bookbinding
Chinese calligraphy demonstration
Western calligraphy exercise
Hand Pressed Type activity station
Printing with Styrofoam blocks
Calligraphy activity station
Button making station
Make an kusudama flower station
Display of objects made from repurposed books, vintage typewriter and other notable items
Make a book activity
2 p.m. California Typewriter movie screening 2 p.m. Letterpress demonstration Other activities run all afternoon