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Check it out at by Anne Marshall A new adult mystery by author Marsha Muller is now on the "new" bookshelves. Riveting crime fiction is back with another Detective Sharon McCone mystery. McCone is pressured into tackling a chilling investigation that has more twists than the streets of her San Francisco home. In Dead Midnight she must face more personal crisis after her brother Joey takes his own life.

In Stranger in Paradise, bestselling author Eileen Goudge introduces unforgettable characters struggling with life and love in Carson Springs, CA. In her latest novel, Taste of Honey, Goudge brings back this sunkissed valley town and its characters centering on Claire Brewster, a successful attorney who must confront her past and the daughter she gave up 28 years ago.

Author Martin Walker has created a new novel that combines the elements of Jean Auel's The Clan of the Cave Bear, and Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth into a multifaceted tale of love, art, courage and war. The Caves of Pergord is a brilliant and ambitious thriller.

James Patterson is back, co-authoring his latest novel with author Peter de Jounge. The Beach House introduces the reader to Jack Mullen, a law student from New York City, who has learned that his brother just drowned in the ocean off East Hampton. The police say it was an accident, but Jack senses someone wanted his brother dead.

Darling?, by Heidi Jon Schmidt is an inventive collection of love stories that are less concerned with how we find love than what we do with it. This collection is filled with frustrating, hilarious, embarrassing and transcendental business of living with love.

Jackie Collins, international best-selling author, returns with another fast-paced tale of dangerous passion and suspense in Deadly Embrace. At the center of this powerfully erotic story is Madison Castelli, the beautiful and street-smart journalist first introduced in the L.A. Connections series.

Find these adult titles on the "New Book" shelves, or if they are already checked-out, our staff can place a hold on your selection.

Happy Fourth of July

The library will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day, a legal holiday. We will reopen Friday morning at 10 a.m.

Library Update

Please excuse our mess! The front courtyard is again undergoing construction activity. Weather permitting we will see completion of the brickwork by the end of the summer. To avoid the construction, please use the south entrance to the library.

Summer Reading Program

Join the Winner's Circle on Monday, July 1 at 1:30 p.m. for a winning time. Try your hand at a variety of board games and activities in the Community Room of the library. Renew your books, check out new materials, and visit the SRP table located in the Children's Area to turn in your reading goal information.

On-Line Book Club

The Vermillion Public Library is offering a free Online Book Club available to anyone who has e-mail, The "Chapter-A-Day" program is more than just general adult books. Participants can select genre that includes adult fiction, adult romance, good news books, business books, teen books, and a selection of audio books.

Monday through Friday, club members will receive a portion of a book via e-mail, with new selections offered every week. To receive more information or to register, visit the library's Web site at http://vpl.sdln.net, and click on the book club logo.

The readings for the week of July 1 include Lucky Man, by Michael J. Fox, Hard Eight, by Janet Evanovich, Emma's Folly, by Carolyn Brown, Empty Coffin, by Robert L. Wise, The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell, by Oren Harari, and the teen selection is Shiva's Fire, by Suzanne Fisher Staples. The audio book club sample for the week of July 8 is Evening Class, written by Maeve Binchy, and narrated by Kate Binchy.

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