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Virtual Reality has made its way to Shake Library! Click the button above to make a reservation.
Learn more about the VR rooms:
Room 149 and Room 150
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Paws and Popcorn

More Than Show and Tell : How Writing Matters

Free Lemon Shake-Ups at Shake Library

Paws and Popcorn


March 15th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm Robotics Presentation with Isaac Bennett

The Advanced Manufacturing Automation Technology Program will perform a demonstration of the Collaborative Robot, or Cobot. A Cobot is a robot that is designed to physically interact with humans in a shared workspace. Students of the Advanced Manufacturing Technician Internship program will be there to answer questions and demonstrate how the Cobot works.

Robotics Night 2023

Paws and Popcorn


Does the end of the semester leave you feeling stress? Pet your cares away at Shake Library at one of our five nights of Paws & Popcorn! Spend time with the visiting therapy dogs from Heart to Heart Hospice, or create something with the VU Counseling Center's make-and-take items.


Knox County Public Library & Vincennes University Shake Library host a conversation with Axton Betz-Hamilton

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award honoree joins community as part of statewide speaker program

Axton Betz-Hamilton spoke virtually at Knox County Public Library and Shake Library on October 20, 2022 at 11:00am. The conversation with the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award honoree is part of the Indiana Authors Awards Speaker Program, powered by Indiana Humanities and made possible through the generosity of Glick Philanthropies.

Axton Betz-Hamilton is the author of The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity, which details her family’s struggle with identity theft and received the 2020 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime.

Betz-Hamilton earned a B.S. in agricultural economics and an M.S. in consumer sciences and retailing, both from Purdue University. She also earned a Ph.D. in human development and family studies from Iowa State University and a graduate certificate in family financial planning from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Currently, she is an assistant professor of consumer affairs at South Dakota State University.

About Indiana Authors Awards Speaker Program

Indiana Humanities awarded 30 nonprofit organizations (libraries, schools, museums, etc.) the opportunity to host an honoree of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards. This program is powered by Indiana Humanities and made possible with the support of Glick Philanthropies.

About Indiana Authors Awards

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards celebrate the best books by Indiana authors written in eight different categories and published during the previous two years. Winners receive a $5,000 prize, a physical award featuring Indiana limestone and the opportunity to make a $500 gift to an Indiana public library. Winning and shortlisted books were selected by panels of judges, including former winners, writers, educators, scholars, local bookstore owners and librarians.

About Indiana Humanities

Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. Learn more at

Visiting the Beyond

Wisconsin-based professional speaker Curt Strutz will be bringing his Visiting the Beyond paranormal/haunted property presentation. Strutz mixes original photography, history, stories, humor, and haunted happenings with audience involvement.

Lemon Shake Ups

Top 9 @ 9: Navigating Semester Stressors with Useful Resources on Campus & Self-Care Tips
Has the start of the new semester left you feeling stressed?
The Counseling Center staff shares helpful resources to navigate the start of semester as well as helpful self-care tips to decrease stress. Shake Off Semester Stress with Shake Library & the VU Counseling Center!

Top 9 @ 9: Navigating Midterm Stress


Has the thought of midterms left you feeling stressed? 

The Knowledge Market shares helpful campus academic resources to help with your studies at VU.

Shake Off Semester Stress with Shake Library & the Knowledge Market!


Paws and Popcorn

Celebrate National Library Week at Shake Library


Celebrate National Library Week at Shake Library! Stop by the Library on Thursday, April 8, between 11:00am - 1:00pm for our free giveaways. Click here to learn more about National Library Week.

This video is designed to inform students at Vincennes University of health services available to them both on and off campus.

Virtual Health Fair


Need a Study Break? Check out Shake Library's Online Escape Adventures! Click here!


The Vincennes University Counseling Center and Shake Library bring you the exhibit "What Were You Wearing?".  This installation is presented by Voices United -- an effort on campus to raise awareness around issues of sexual violence.


Please take our survey after viewing the installation. Click here!

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (September 27 - October 3, 2020) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Click the banner above to learn more about Banned Books Week or watch the video below to discover the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2019.  Below the video is a crossword you can play to learn more about some of the books that people have tried to challenge or ban in libraries across the country. You can also check out our map of books that have been banned or challenged in Indiana and Illinois. Celebrate Your Freedom to Read @ Shake Library.

On September 2nd, Shake Library is collaborated with Knox County Public Library, the Fortnightly Women's Club, Knox County League of Women Voters, and Frances Vigo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, to celebrate the Indiana Women's Suffrage Centennial. Marsha Miller delivered the talk From Amanda to Zerelda; Hoosier suffragists Who Raised a Ruckus.

The chronological history of women’s suffrage in Indiana was explored through historical costume and a suffragist song, or two! Marsha Miller introduced Hoosier women who helped shape the movement, including Amanda Way, Grace Julian Clarke, Mary Garrett Hay, Helen Cougar, Zerelda Wallace and May Wright Sewall with a special focus on Ida Husted Harper and Eugene and Kate Debs. Her talk also explored coverage of the little known 1917 Maston-McKinley Partial Suffrage Act, the Legislative Council of Women, and the words of Governor Goodrich upon signing ratification.

Click here to watch the recording of this event on the Knox County Public Library's Facebook page.

This program is presented in partnership of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial with the support from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Hillenbrand Industries.

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