Check It Out at the Vermillion Public Library

Check It Out at the Vermillion Public Library Adult Collection � New Books

It was the Roaring Twenties and every "no-account" drifter swarmed onto the oil rich lands of the Osage Indians in Oklahoma, who were per capita, the richest people in the United States. They wanted to get their hands on some of that money. When the rate of unsolved Native homicides sky-rockets, the Osage Tribal Council appeals to Tom White from the U.S. Bureau of Investigation to work on the investigation and the trials that result. The Years of Fear, by author Fred Grove is a gripping narrative.

It is the end of the Napoleonic Wars and England had just fought its last victorious battle against France. Gallows Thief by award-winning author, Bernard Cornwell, is a spellbinding historical novel of an ex-soldier who must rescue an innocent man from Death Row in 1820s London.

Larry McMurty's Sin Killer, the first novel of a major four-volume work, is set in the West when it was still unexplored. In 1830 Lord and Lady Berrybender abandon their home in England to explore the American frontier and broaden the horizons of their three children.

Brad Denning's nine year-old brother Petey is "long lost," and Brad is haunted by the certainty that he is responsible for the disappearance that occurred years ago. Now Brad is confronted by a stranger who claims to be his brother, and tells of tales of wandering, pain, and suffering. When the adult Petey suddenly disappears a second time, Brad's wife and child are also missing. Long Lost is another of acclaimed author David Morell's haunting suspense thrillers.

Library Activities

The library will be closed on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day, a legal holiday. Books and A/V materials may be returned to the appropriate drops on the south side of the building.

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 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. 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.

Join the Winner's Circle and over 100 registered readers for the Summer Reading Program starting June 10. The kick-off is scheduled for noon with lunch followed an information party. The Summer Reading Program sponsors four reading levels that include Beginning Readers, Intermediate Readers, Advanced Readers and Adult Readers. The program has weekly activities, prizes for the amount of reading and a grand prize for each level of reading. This event runs through Aug. 2.

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