Check it Out at the Vermillion Public Library

Check it Out at the Vermillion Public Library by Anne Marshall Adult Collection � New Books

Several new titles are processed and just waiting on the new book shelves across from the circulation desk. Check out The Rover, a fantasy by Mel Odom. Edgewick Lamplighter (Wick to his friends) is a humble librarian in the halls of Greydawn Moor until dreams of wanderlust and a bit of dereliction in his duties result in his being shanghaied to a far-off land. Can a timid adventurer overcome rival gangs, goblin marauders, evil wizards and monstrous dragons?

Marian Keyes is back with her best novel yet. Join Tara, Katherine, and Fintan, three friends who shared life during their wild 20s, and who are now experiencing a slightly more serious 30s. Keyes has created heroines so real you will feel like you are also sitting in the Last Chance Saloon.

Gary Jennings is a master among historical novelists, and he brings the reader another example in Aztec Blood. The Aztec people have been conquered and now live in what is called New Spain. They are enslaved on great estates where the Spanish lords rule as kings, treating Indian men as work animals and Indian women as their personal property.

Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson are back with the final chapter in the unforgettable saga begun with Dune: House Atreides, and continues with Dune: House Harkonnen. In Dune: House Corrino the authors have created a fitting conclusion to a great science fiction trilogy and an invaluable addition to Herbert's immortal Dune.

When a family picks up a hitchhiker during the worst blizzard in living history, they think they are doing him a favor. But as he becomes threatening, and disturbing, he asks them for something they cannot give: a moment of their time. Brand, who may or may not really be a man, infiltrates their relationships, obsesses them, and forces the family to realize some painful truths. Tim Lebbon, winner of the British Fantasy Award brings the reader a story of horror named Face.

Library Activities

The library and the city of Vermillion will be commissioning an artist to design, create and oversee the installation of an exterior public art work. The library invited the public to view many submissions in late April. The final selection should take place this summer, with the goal for completion and dedication in August 2003.

Join the Winner's Circle and over three hundred registered readers for the Summer Reading Program starting June 10. The kick-off is scheduled for noon with lunch followed by an information party at 1 p.m. for beginning readers. The intermediate readers' information session will start at 2 p.m., with the advanced and adult reader's session starting at 3 p.m. If you cannot attend these sessions, you may receive your informational packets starting on Tuesday, June 11.

The library's Storytime Program is open to children ages 3-6 years old. There is no fee for this program. Sessions will begin Monday, June 10, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Daytime sessions are scheduled for Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 to 11;45 a.m. Children must be registered previous to the start of sessions. Please call the library at 677-7060 or stop by to sign-up.

GET A RIDE TO READ!

Starting May 28, the Vermillion Public Library is offering free transportation from your home to the library of the library to home with Southeast Transit. Rides are available to readers of all ages who have a VPL Patron Card in their name. To ride one must show their card to the driver. Call 624-4978 for a ride or 677-7060 for more information. This new service is courtesy of SE Transit, the Vermillion Public Library and The Friends of the Vermillion Public Library.

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