Check It Out At the Vermillion Public Library

Check It Out At the Vermillion Public Library by Anne Marshall New Adult Collection

Over the last 13 years, John Sandford has become one of the greatest selling suspense writers. He's produced another thriller in Mortal Prey. The soft-spoken hit woman, Clara Rinker, nearly dies at a sniper's hand, and she must disappear to find the killer. An old character, Lucas Davenport, is drafted by the FBI to track her down.

The Americans don't care about a cure for malaria until their own children are dying with the uncontrolled disease, but just a tiny sample so easily cultured could change the American's minds. The Mosquito War, by V.A. MacAlistar is a fast paced thriller with crooked pharmaceutical companies, a CIA plot gone awry, and a terrorist weapon that comes in small packages.

From Robert Morgan, author of Gap Creek, comes a gripping story of two brother struggling against each other and the confines of their 1920s Appalachian Mountain world. This Rock is Morgan's most ambitious and accomplished novel yet.

Can you imagine what the lives of John Smith and Pocahontas might really have been like over 500 years ago? Author William T. Vollman has produced an historical fiction with extravagant Elizabethan language, gritty realism, betrayals, disappointments, and atrocities in order to imagine what their lives might have really been like. There is a dazzling array of characters in Argall, Vollmann's fourth volume of his Seven Dream series.

James Crumley has long been a unique force in private eye fiction, blending furious action and fierce poetry. A great character, Milo Miloragovitch is back but discovers that, having outlived, outfought, and outrun his enemies, he's still far from the promised land in The Final Country.

How many people get to solve their own murder? Author Lisa Scottoline is back with another fast-paced thriller in Courting Trouble. Anne Murphy is a smart, gorgeous lawyer in a Philadelphian law firm who must find her killer when she's mistakenly reported murdered.

New Children's Collection

Rosemary Wells and Susan Jeffers have teamed up for another McDuff adventure in McDuff Saves the Day.

Don't miss Glenn McCoy's story of a girl and her T.V. when it mysteriously quits working in Penny Lee and Her T.V.

Elephantina is back in skates and she's ready to show the judges what she's made of in X.J. Kennedy's Elephantina's Dream.

Edward spends all his time reading about Tarzan and his jungle animals, until one day the stories appear to actually involve Edward. you will want to check out David McPhail's beautifully illustrated adventure of Edward in the Jungle.

When Daddy Prays is a collection of new poems by Nikki Grimes accompanied by exceptional illustrations by Tim Ladwig.

Through dreamlike sequences, a man symbolically confronts the trauma of incarceration in one of the Japanese internment camps located in the western United States during WWII. Written and illustrated by Allen Say, this provocative story, Home of the Brave, challenges the reader to look beyond the facts to a dark chapter of American history.

Library Activities

Don't forget this coming Monday, June 10. Join us in the Winner's Circle at the library for the Summer Reading Program's kick-off which starts at noon, and continues with an information party at 1 p.m. for beginning readers. The intermediate reader's information session will start at 2 p.m., with the advanced and the adult reader's session starting at 3 p.m. If you can't attend the scheduled sessions, please stop by later in the week to pick up your informational packets, between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The library's Storytime Program also starts on 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 before the start of the sessions.

Get a ride to read

Starting May 28, the Vermillion Public Library is offering free transportation from your home to the library or 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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