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Spark your sense of wonder as you explore the happenings of EVPL. Our staff and partners will share ideas, passions, and projects through blog posts. Get to know us, the work we do, and the work we want to do with you. This is where you can dig deeper to learn how and why we do what we do. We hope that you will find inspiration from the sharing of our stories and the sharing of ourselves.  

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IR Books
Read it, see it, live it with IR Books at EVPL
Art Summer 2024
Take a look at the art exhibited around our system
Latino Resource Day
EVPL será el anfitrión organizador de agencias en feria de recursos • EVPL hosting local agencies for resource fair
TBR in July 2024
Here's what we're reading in July
HL: MT M.
Honorary Librarian MT shares titles about the Women of World War II
Teacher Locker ’24
Help local teachers through Seasons of Sharing
HL: Jessica S.
Honorary Librarian Jessica shares books that inspire her craftiness
Juneteenth Trivia, Programs
Take our Juneteenth Trivia quiz for the chance to win a prize
Summer ’24 Programs
Take a look at what's happening around EVPL this summer
Firefly Award
Vote for your favorite Firefly Award-nominated books
Historic Buildings
Take our Guess the Historic Building quiz
Splash into Summer
Donate swimwear and accessories for children and families to use at local pools this summer
Financial Literacy
Learn about financial literacy this April
NLW 2024
Celebrate National Library Week at EVPL
HL: Stephanie Terry
Introducing our first Honorary Librarian: Evansville Mayor Stephanie Terry
Early Voting @ EVPL
Cast your Spring 2024 ballot early at four EVPL locations
McCollough Mural
Submit a design for a mural in EVPL McCollough
Be Kind for Ollie
Donate items to make comfort bags for Be Kind for Ollie
BHM 2024
EVPL invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us
Remembering the Holocaust
See featured events, displays, exhibits and collections on Sat., Jan. 27
2024 AARP Tax Aide
Tax help with AARP trained professionals
Staff Art Show
View art created by EVPL staff
Hearts for Heroes
We invite the community to share a special valentine for a community hero with EVPL's Hearts for Heroes.
Black History Art Show
Students invited to take part in Black History Month Art Show
Stories with Santa
Meet Santa at EVPL for stories, songs, and crafts
Día de los Muertos 2023
Celebrate Evansville's Día de los Muertos
Early Voting @ EVPL
Cast your ballot early at four EVPL locations Fall 2023
SleevesUp
Pledge to donate blood during our next Seasons of Sharing
Veterans Day 2023
Honor veterans during these EVPL programs
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Learn about and observe Indigenous Peoples' Day
Fall 2023 Programs
Take a look at what's happening around EVPL this fall
Banned Books Week 2023
Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week
TeenTober 2023
Celebrate TeenTober at EVPL this month
Trail with a Tale
Enjoy nature and a story at Trail with a Tale
Canary in the Coal Mine
Author visit: Dr. Will Cooke, "Canary in the Coal Mine"
Latino Resource Day
EVPL hosting local agencies for resource fair / EVPL será el anfitrión organizador de agencias en feria de recursos
Piñata Contest ’23
Students are invited to take part in the 2023 Piñata Contest
Labor Day ’23
Learn about the history of Labor Day with these EVPL resources
Summer 2023 Programs
Take a look at what's happening around EVPL this summer
Teacher Locker ’23
Help local teachers through Seasons of Sharing
TALK
Get tips to help your little ones get ready for school success
Earth Day 2023
Celebrate Earth Day with EVPL
NLW 2023
Celebrate National Library Week with EVPL
Early Voting @ EVPL
Cast your ballot early at four EVPL locations Spring 2023
Move to Libby
Find eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more on Libby
WHM 2023
Celebrate Women's History Month this March at EVPL
#TBT Jan. 2023
Revisit local history with these Throwback Thursday posts
#TBT Feb. 2023
Revisit local history with these Throwback Thursday posts
Baby Items
Support the youngest in our community through Seasons of Sharing
Educator Crates
Supplemental resources for your classroom
IDOWAGIS
Here's how we're celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The Abolitionists
Watch THE ABOLITIONISTS during Black History Month
BHM: Sheila Huff
A guest post from EVPL Board Member, Sheila Huff
Hearts for Heroes
We invite the community to share a special valentine for a community hero with EVPL's Hearts for Heroes.
BHM 2023
EVPL invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us
2023 AARP Tax Aide
Tax help with AARP trained professionals
Lunar New Year
Learn more about the Lunar New Year
BHM Art Contest
Participate in EVPL's Black History Month Art Contest
Winter Solstice
Seven ways you can celebrate the Winter Solstice
Deals for Days
EVPL’s LIBRARY OF THINGS has deals for days to save you money
Tech. Literacy
Keep up with technology by using EVPL's resources and services
Simple Science: Melting Skittles
Use your STEAM skills while playing with candy
IN Library Passport
Check-in at EVPL Central for a chance to win prizes
Early Voting @ EVPL
Cast your ballot early at five EVPL locations
TeenTober 2022
Celebrate TeenTober at EVPL this month
Ghost Hunting
Utilize EVPL's resources to start your ghost hunting adventures
Simple Science: Balloon Rockets
Blast off with this experiment testing air propulsion and thrust
Simple Science: High Dive
Experiment with gravity during this Simple Science experiment
New York Times
Access the New York Times with your EVPL card
Banned Books Week 2022
Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week
Paws for Comfort
Enjoy time with Jack the Therapy Dog during Paws for Comfort
LCSUM 2022
Pursue your passions and dreams with an EVPL card
Hispanic Heritage Month
Learn more about and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Piñata Contest
Students are invited to take part in the Piñata Contest
Grow with Google
Find training, tools, and resources to help further your career
August Movies
Check out the movies we'll be showing around EVPL in August
Simple Science: Noise Maker
Explore vibration and sound while imitating bugs with these noise makers
Mometrix Test Prep
Prepare for upcoming exams and tests with this new EVPL resources
Simple Science: Kaleidoscope
Combine art and engineering to create your own kaleidoscope
Juneteenth
Learn the history of Juneteenth, get resources from EVPL
TV Show Pride
Watch these shows during Pride Month
Teacher Locker
Help local teachers through Seasons of Sharing
National Donut Day
Celebrate National Donut Day with EVPL resources
Dungeons & Dragons
Join EVPL for quests and adventures during Dungeons & Dragons
Internship Experience
Learn about Kanada's experience as an EVPL intern
Simple Science: Catapult
Use your engineering skills to create a catapult
Multifactor Authentication
Make your accounts safer with multifactor authentication
Lucia Blount
EVPL home to marker dedicated to local suffragist
Sit. Stay. Read.
Young readers can practice their reading skills with a therapy dog
Mental Health
Take time to take care of yourself during Mental Health Awareness Month
Travel Reading
Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week with these reads
Spring Seasonal Snapshots
Capture memories at EVPL's next Seasonal Snapshots
Simple Science: Cloud Dough
Create a sensory experience with this Cloud Dough
Computer Knowledge
Boost your computer knowledge with EVPL
Alien
Celebrate the iconic film "Alien" with food, movie showing
EPA Air Sensors
Learn about our new Air Sensor program
Animal Control
Make a difference in the lives of community animals
Minority Health Month
April is National Minority Health Month
Heart Health
Find out how to keep your heart healthy
Early Voting @ EVPL – 2022
Early voting will take place at five EVPL locations.
Recipe Swap
Share a favorite recipe and pick up a new one to try
Newspapers
Keep up with current (and historical!) topics with EVPL's newspaper access
Financial Lit. Month
Celebrate Financial Literacy Month with these EVPL resources and reads
Simple Science: Parachute
Explore science with this gravity-defying experiment
WHM 2022
EVPL invites you to celebrate Women's History Month with us
Auction
The EVPL Foundation is auctioning off office furniture, supplies
Teen Advisory
Become a member of EVPL's Teen Advisory Group
Simple Science: Snowballs
Bring winter inside with these snowball shooters
BingePass
BingePass is access to all things science and nature
Black History Database
Browse primary source documents spanning African American experiences
BHM 2022
EVPL invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us
Simple Science: Gummy Bears
Use your STEAM skills while playing with gummy bears
Tech Programs Spring ’22
EVPL is here to here for all of your technology education needs this spring
BHM: TV Shows
Check out these television shows during Black History Month
Time Travel Fiction
Take a trip to another time during these reads
Hearts for Heroes
We invite the community to share a special valentine for a community hero with EVPL's Hearts for Heroes.
Tax Aide Resources 2022 Tax Aide Resources
Tax forms, help, and important documents
AARP Tax Aide 2022 AARP Tax Aide
Tax help with AARP trained professionals
Acorn TV
Stream titles from Acorn TV with your EVPL card
Comfort Food
Enjoy some comfort food this holiday season
Simple Science: Airplane
Take to the sky with this Simple Science experiment
Holiday Programs 2021
Join us for a variety of holiday programs at EVPL
Writing & Universal Class
Use EVPL's resources to reach your NaNoWriMo goals
One and Done TV
Binge these tv shows that lasted only one season
Simple Science: DIY Slime
Use your STEAM skills to create slime
Penguins
Celebrate the new Humboldt Penguins at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden!
National Diabetes Month
Learn about National Diabetes Month
International Games Week
Enjoy gaming with the community during International Games Week
Simple Science: Boo-lloons
Create a spooky chemistry experiment with this Simple Science project
Cozy Spots
Find a cozy spot to read in EVPL's locations
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Check out these titles for young readers to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day
TeenTober 2021
We're highlighting our resources and services for teens during TeenTober
Observe the Moon
Take a moment to look at the moon on October 9 & 16
Family History Month
Celebrate National Family History Month by using ancestry and genealogy resources
Dental Health
Remember your dental health during Healthy Aging Month
Banned Books Week 2021
Celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week
Stephen King’s Birthday
Celebrate the birthday of author Stephen King
Hispanic Heritage Month 2021
Celebrate and learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month
National Book Festival
Learn more about the 2021 National Book Festival
Digital Collections 101
Learn more about EVPL's digital resources and services
#BookTok
Check out some of the popular titles on #BookTok
LCSUM 2021
Pursue your passions and dreams with an EVPL card
Women’s Equality Day
Learn more about Women's Equality Day with these titles
Business Education
Check out these Universal Class courses to advance your business education
Kanopy Spotlight X
Learn more about one of the most critically acclaimed British shows, "The Prisoner"
Coloring Books
Color your world with and celebrate National Coloring Day
TV Sci-Fi Highlights
Explore the world of sci-fi with these TV shows
Ice Cream
Learn the history of ice cream
Food Facts
Learn more about where your food comes from
EVPL Friends Book Sale History
Discover the history of EVPL's Friends group and their book sales
Pride Month
Here are some titles to check out during Pride Month
Kanopy Spotlight IX
In honor of Pride Month, check out these films with LGBTQIA+ characters and stories
4th of July
Celebrate Independence Day by checking out these titles
Page Turner Adventures
Discover stories, crafts, and summer fun with PageTurner Adventures
Food Drive
Donate to local college students experiencing food insecurity
Face the Music
Listen to some new and classic tunes available from EVPL
Preserve Memories
Use EVPL's Preservation Studio to digitize your mementos
EVPL’s TBR List
Here's what the EVPL staff have on our "To Be Read" list
Audiobook Month
Listen to some great titles during Audiobook Month
Summer Programs
Join EVPL for some awesome virtual and in-person summer programs!
Kanopy Spotlight VIII
Get some laughs while watching horror movies
WPA Furniture
Check out the historic WPA Doll Furniture at EVPL
Text says Mental Health Awareness Month - YA Materials YA | Mental Health
Check out these YA titles during Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health
May is Mental Health Awareness; learn more
EVPL History
Dive into the history of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
CBW 2021
EVPL will be joining libraries, booksellers, and schools throughout the country this week to celebrate the 102nd anniversary of…
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Learn how to be kind to the environment every day
Yoga & Mindfulness
Explore the world of yoga and mindfulness with your little one
Earth Science
Learn more about the Earth with these books full of activities and experiments
Kanopy Spotlight - Asian Cinema Kanopy Spotlight VII
Check out these films out of Japan, South Korea, and China, available on Kanopy
Popsicle Stick Puzzle
Create your own puzzle from popsicle sticks
Text says Book Spine Poetry with an image of stacked books Book Spine Poetry
Create poetry using books and a little creativity
National Library Week
Celebrate National Library Week with these books about libraries
National Garden Month
April is National Garden Month; learn about its several benefits
Walking for Health
Try walking for exercising to improve health, mood, and energy
Education @ EVPL
From print and digital collections to online tutoring, EVPL is here to support your education
Quarantine Hobbies
Here's the hobbies we developed during quarantine
Earth Day 2021
Learn more about our planet and the environment this Earth Day
Narrative Skills
Help your little one develop narrative skills
Women in Comics
Female characters and the women who bring them to life
Block Party
Building with blocks fosters learning in all areas of development such as cognitive, physical, and social-emotional
Digital Magazines
Everything you need to know about the new home of digital magazines
Mosaic Knitting
Learn how to knit a new pattern with EVPL and Creativebug
Festival of Nations
Learn more about the 2021 Virtual Festival of Nations
Kanopy Spotlight VI
A dive into the world of female filmmakers available on Kanopy
Keyboards @ EVPL
Borrow a piano keyboard and learn how to play
Hand Pi
Celebrate Pi Day with this delicious recipe, pie resources
Women of EVPL
A look at the leaders of EVPL in honor of Women's History Month
STEAM Experiment
Bring science to life with these STEAM books full of experiments
March Nonfiction
Here's what's new in Nonfiction for March 2021
Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month
Women’s History Month
Celebrate Women's History Month with these titles
Free Streaming
Discover new titles with these free streaming services
eMagazines
Browse and borrow magazine issues on your smart device
History Expanded
Read deeper into American history
Book to Film
Check out these books that have made it to the big screen
Fine Motor Development
Check out these activities to strengthen fine motor skills
STEAM: Valentine’s Science
Use your STEAM skills for fun Halloween experiments
2021 AARP Tax Aide
AARP tax professionals will be at five of our EVPL locations between February and April to help navigate tax…
Ukuleles @ EVPL
Borrow a ukulele from EVPL and learn how to play
Kanopy Spotlight V
A dive into the world of Black cinema available on Kanopy
Black History Month
EVPL invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us.
2021 Tax Aide
Tax forms, help, and important documents
Meet Your Legislators
Track legislation, contact local officials, learn about the legislation process
Clean Eating
Explore clean eating and its benefits
More Book Bundles
Explore new books, movies, and CDs - bundled up!
STEAM: Candy
Create Maple Sugar Snow Candy while using STEAM skills
Hygge
Appreciate the art of pausing with hygge
Illustration & Kids
Explore your illustration skills and be inspired by these artists
COVID Vaccine FAQ
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs: eligibility, sign-up info, what you need to know
2020 Staff Favorites
Take a look at EVPL staff's favorite 2020 reads, watches, and listens
Khan Academy
Resource Spotlight: Khan Academy provides educational experiences
Discover Poetry
Discover the impact of poetry, how to read it, how to write it
January Nonfiction
Here's what's new in Nonfiction for January 2021
Historic Recipes
Get inspired by these historic recipes from around the state
“The Queen’s Gambit”
Check into the world of chess
Kwanzaa
Learn about the history of Kwanzaa, how it's celebrated
Draw
Get creative in 2021 with EVPL
Winter Wonderland
Step into a Winter Wonderland with these titles
New Year, New Goals
Ring in the New Year with new goals
Holiday Movies
Ring in the holidays with these festive movies
Christmas Audiobooks
Get in the festive holiday spirit with these audiobooks
Kanopy Spotlight IV
Check out the works by film company, A24
Celebrate Hanukkah
Learn more about the history of Hanukkah
Mathematical Art
Create art using math
Winter Solstice
Learn how communities around the world celebrate the during the Winter Solstice
Pumpkin Twists
Bake with your little ones to develop new skills
Louise Penny
Discover the devils of Louise Penny's latest novel
Job Search Tips
Creative job search ideas for when you’re at the end of your rope
Digital Yearbooks
Browse local high school yearbooks
Get “Inspire”d
Browse the resources available from the Inspire database
DIY Recycled Notebook
Create a notebook from upcycled materials
National Adoption Month
Learn more about and celebrate adoption
Carrot Cupcakes
Best served with a side of EVPL's Storytimes
Kanopy Spotlight III
Check out the works of filmmaker George A. Romero
DIY Cat Tent
Make a comfy place for your fur friends
Election Resources
Check out these election resources
ECRR III
Learn how to develop your child's early literacy skills
’90s Halloween Movies
Celebrate Halloween with a trip to the 1990s!
Health Literacy Month
October is Health Literacy Month
Kanopy Spotlight II
Check out the works of filmmaker Dario Argento
EVPL’s TeenTober
Celebrate teen services at the library
Colorful Picture Books
To help young readers celebrate their heritage or learn about Hispanic culture, check out some of these colorful picture…
Banned Books Week
Learn more about Banned Books Week
Be Creative
Spark creativity with a variety of EVPL resources
Hispanic Heritage Month
Celebrate and learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month
Library Card Sign-up Month
Pursue your passions and dreams with an EVPL card
Suffrage Centennial
Learn about the suffrage movement during the Virtual Suffrage Centennial Block Party
Kanopy Spotlight
Check out the films of Taika Waititi
Fall 2020 Early Voting
Early voting will take place at five EVPL locations.
Horror Movies
Check out these hidden horror movie gems on Hoopla
About Kanopy
Stream movies, documentaries, classics and more with Kanopy
Get Crafty
Bust your boredom with these crafting websites
Video Tips
Utilize these tips when creating video content
Educator Resources
As we reach the starting line of another school year, I think it is safe to say we all…
DIY Pot Tower
Create your own planter pot tower
Collaborative Storytelling
Learn the basics of Dungeons and Dragons
STEAM Challenge VII
Expand your STEAM skills with these challenges
Nature Writing II
Let nature be your creative guide
Nature Writing
Be inspired by nature to get creative
Healthcare Professionals
Celebrate the healthcare professionals with these titles
Indoor Camping
Bring the fun of camping inside
Your Job Search
Use (free!) EVPL resources to find your next job
Watch Hoopla
Watch titles from Hoopla on the big screen
Inspiring Courage
Check out these stories that inspire courage
STEAM Challenge VI
Expand your STEAM skills with these challenges
Historic Newspapers
Search for local history in our Evansville Historical Newspapers database
Ice Cream
Beat the heat this summer by creating your own sweet treat
Friendship Day
Celebrate friendship with these books and movies.
Laura Numeroff’s Birthday
Celebrate author and illustrator Laura Numerhoff's birthday with storytime, songs, and rhymes.
STEAM Challenge V
Expand your STEAM skills with these challenges
Eric Carle’s Birthday
Celebrate the birthday of author and artist Eric Carle!
STEAM Challenge IV
Expand your STEAM skills with these challenges
Alphabet Scavenger Hunt
Find the entire alphabet in in your community, in your house, or in your favorite book
STEAM Challenge III
Expand your STEAM skills with these challenges
Early Literacy: Music
Build early literacy skills in young readers with music
Book Bundles
Explore new books, movies, and CDs - bundled up!
STEAM Challenge II
Expand your STEAM skills with these challenges
Racial Inequality Statement
The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library issues the following statement regarding racial inequity.
STEAM Challenge
Expand your STEAM skills with these challenges
Another Option
Participate in Our Summer by giving us a call!
Careers & Business
EVPL has always had a large selection of books to help with career planning, job hunting, and starting and…
RBdigital Expansion
More materials for all ages in RBdigital.
EVPL and Coronavirus
Here's how EVPL is addressing concerns over Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Bouncy Egg
Learn how to turn a raw egg into a bouncy ball.
Preservation Week
Preservation Week is a chance to learn about the preservation work done by libraries and museums.
Cloud Dough
Create a fun sensory activity and develop fine motor, math, and reading skills
Early Voting @ EVPL
Early voting will take place at five EVPL locations.
Earth Day Fun
Try out one of these crafts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day
National Library Week
National Library Week is celebrated April 19 - 25, 2020.
Digital Cookbooks
Spark your cooking creativity with these digital cookbooks
Feel Good Movies
Check out these movies to boost your mood during this time.
Virtual Travel
Go on a fictional journey throughout the world.
Biblio-Poetry Therapy
Learn about the history and practice of using words to heal.
Bingeable Series
Get lost in a complete series from the EVPL digital collection.
Instant Digital Card
Even if you haven't had a chance to get an EVPL card, you can still borrow from our digital…
Collections Expansion
We've added more than 4,000 titles to our Digital Collection
Quarantine Resources
Here are a few resources to check out for kids, teens, adults, and families during this time.
Spring Break
EVPL is the place for fun Spring Break activities.
Server Migration
EVPL servers will be down on Tuesday, March 3.
Black History Month
EVPL invites you to celebrate Black History Month with us.
Valentines for Veterans
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library invites the community to create a valentine for a local veteran.
2020 AARP Tax Aide
AARP tax professionals will be at five of our EVPL locations between February and April to help navigate tax…
True Crime
Learn more about the True Crime genre.
Genealogy 103
Dive deeper into your family tree with EVPL's resources
Easy Reader Collection
Explore the Easy Reader collection at EVPL North Park
Hoopla Titles
Stream titles instantly with Hoopla
Gale Courses
Expand your knowledge by taking a Gale Course
Service Highlight
Utilize the power of Brainfuse JobNow to bolster your resume, practice your interview, and get that job.
Get More
Two EVPL patrons describe what the library, and its services, mean to them
Museum Passes
Check out a family pass to the Evansville Museum from EVPL.
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