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|The Polar Express
The 14th annual Polar Express rolls in to the Fortnightly on Tuesday, November 25, at 7 p.m. Santa's chief elf, Ricky Riggins, will read "The Polar Express" and "The Night Before Christmas." This program is free and open to the public.
The library will be closed Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Friday the 28th at 8:30 a.m.
Indiana Reindeer Reserve
Join Jingle John and a flurry of real North Pole animals on Tuesday, December 2, at 6:30 p.m., in the Fortnightly. This program is free and open to the public.
Protect Yourself From Identity Theft
On Tuesday, December 2, at 6 p.m., in the Meeting House, Tracy Carlisle, Assistant V.P. Regions Bank, will give advice on protecting your identity. This program is free and you do not need to be a customer of Regions Bank to attend.
The Friends of KCPL, along with Old National Bank, Ewing Printing, and Vincennes/Knox CVB, are sponsoring a gingerbread structure contest. Open to all ages with categories for child (0-6), youth (7-12), teen (13-18), and adult (18+). Bring decorated structures to the library December 5 through 7. Winners will be announced during our Christmas Open House Celebration on December 8. Stop by the library for further details.
A Christmas Waltz
Maryanne Meyer will present a harp concert on Sunday, December 28, at 3 p.m. in the Fortnightly. This year she will be joined by Louisville harpist Louisa Ellis Woodson. This program is free and open to the public.
Library Photo Contest
The library is sponsoring a photo contest in honor of our 125th anniversary. Cash prizes will be awarded. See the Literacy page for the full set of rules.
Mother Goose On The Loose
Parents and caregivers with children, infants to 24-months-old, are invited to a fun-filled 30 minute interactive session of rhymes, songs, puppets, and music. This nationally recognized program helps develop a baby's pre-reading skills. This program runs each Tuesday, from October 7 to December 2, at 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Department.
Knox County Public Library
502 North Seventh Street
Vincennes, Indiana 47591
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
McGrady-Brockman House Historical/Genealogical Center
McGrady-Brockman House Hours
Monday: 12-4 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5:30 p.m.
A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and millions of family trees. Access key collections: COMPLETE U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and world collections. NEW records added regularly!
John Small Lesson Plan
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