Check It Out

Check It Out At the Vermillion Public Library

Thinking of spring? It will arrive � guaranteed! So, while we wait patiently for warmer weather, robins and tulips, here are some new selections to peruse on those cold, or lately, not so cold wintry days.

Garden Walls, Fences and Hedges, by Kathy Sheldon.

How to Build Birdhouses and Feeders, by Stephen Moss.

Planted Junk, by Adam Caplin.

Water Gardens in a Weekend, by Peter Robinson.

Gardens with Atmosphere, by Arne Maynard.

Making Garden Floors, by Paige Gilchrist.

Great Plants for Small Gardens, by Nigel Colborn.

150 Garden Ideas, by Joop Hoffmans.

The Wild Garden, by Lucy Huntington.

The Adult Fiction New Book shelves are overflowing! We need your help to empty them. Check out a good fictional read, and clear off our shelves. Here are a few titles to tempt you.

Chance Charter, the general manager of a Florida TV station, learns his grandmother is ill and he is the only heir to a million-dollar Texas ranch. He knows about Texas ranching only from the television, and must deal with a whole new world in Tie-Fast Country by Robert Flynn.

It's the beginning of Operation Restore Hope when Lieutenant Gavin Kelly's recon platoon swims ashore a Mogadishu beach under the glare of hundreds of new camera lights. This is a different war from his grandfather's and father's, and even from Desert Storm. Sharkman Six, by Owen West is mortality tale with heart pounding action and military detail.

Mindy Solomon absolutely needs to leave Miami, to fulfill dreams of a dancing career on Broadway. But once there she finds herself spending too much time at the comedy club, and then on stage in front of an audience. Tickled Pink is a comic novel by comedian Rita Rudner.

About the Author is Cal Cunningham's first person account of his rise from lowly bookstore stockboy to best-selling author. But deception, blackmail, and murder all play a role in this success. John Colapinto's novel has Hitchcock suspense combined with sly satire.

These books can be found on the Adult New Book Shelf, or ask a staff person to reserve them for you if they are checked out.

Internet Class

The library is hosting another introduction to the Internet class for Monday, Feb. 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This class is geared toward those who are unfamiliar with the use of the Internet. Students will learn the basics for surfing the Web. This adult class has a limited enrollment because of space. Reservation is necessary, so please call the library at 677-7060 to hold a spot for the evening session.

Knowing the World through Reading

There are two discussion sessions left sponsored by the South Dakota Humanities Council. Discussion of Leslie Pietrzyk's book Pears on a Willow Tree will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. in the South Dakota Room of the public library. Discussion of the second book The Vision of Emma Blau, by author Ursula Hegi, will be on Sunday, March 10 again at 3 p.m. at the library. These books and a study guide may be purchased at the library for $10. All sessions are free, but registration prior to the meeting is appreciated.

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