Check It Out at the Vermillion Public Library by Anne Marshall VLP Showcased Book of the Week
From the ancients who charted the stars, to Jules Verne and Flash Gordon, The X-Files, Apollo 13, and Armageddon, subjects of the heavens and outer space have intrigued people through the ages. But most of us look up into the night sky and are really in the dark when it comes to the basic facts about the heavens. Kenneth Davis, a New York Times best selling author has taught us about history, geography, the Civil War and the Bible. He proves once again that learning can be fun with Don't Know Much About the Universe: Everything You Need to Know About the Cosmos but Never Learned.
New Adult Non-Fiction
Sweater weather is the last thing on your mind in August, but summer can be a good time to start knitting a sweater. Dogs in Knits, by Judith L. Swartx is packed with 17 easy projects for our best friends, and proves that every loving "knit one, pearl two" going into a sweater for your pet is paid back many times in companionship and devotion.
Shinto, by C. Scott Littleton, provides an authoritative and accessible introduction to one of the great religious traditions. This book is organized around nine key themes: origins and historical development, aspects of the divine, sacred texts, sacred time, death and the afterlife, and society and religion.
Several great reads from best selling authors have just been processed from our patrons. Judith Gould is back with a stunning new novel of love, loss, and one woman's triumph. In The Best is Yet to Come, Carolina Mountcastle has everything she could ever want. But when her husband, an international businessman suffers a fatal heart attack, she discovers he was having a long term affair with a woman from Amsterdam.
For more than five decades, best selling author Harold Robbins has thrilled readers with tales of action, ruthless characters, and international intrigue. He now takes us to Las Vegas with hero Zack "Lucky" Riordan. In Sin City, characters, the saving graces of the once-maligned middle classes and small Zack the illegitimate son of Howard Hughes, is anything but lucky.
Fannie Flagg, the author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is back in Elmwood Springs, MO, to give us a story of richly human town life, and the daily contest between laughter and tears. Standing in the Rainbow starts in 1946 in the midst of the mostly joyous transition from war to peace when the country is aiming toward a bright future.
Best selling author Belva Plain hits home again in a new novel of fathers and daughters, lovers and families, acts of love and acts of betrayal. Beginning in the spring of 1968, Her Father's House brings together a relationship between Donald Wolfe and his daughter Tina.
These selections can be found on the new bookshelves behind the circulation desk. If they are unavailable, please ask a staff person to place your choice on hold.
"Chapter-A-Day" On-Line Book Club
Internet book selections for the week of Aug. 26-30 include Beauty and the Beasts, by Kirstin Von Kreisler and Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson; The Thunder Keeper, by Margaret Coel; For Better, For Worse, by E. Mavis Hetherington; It Had To Be You, by Linda Windsor; and First Among Equals, by Patrick J. Mckenna and David H. Maister.
Registration will begin for fall story time on Sept. 4 at the Parks & Recreation fall sign-up in the Community Center/Armory, on the corner of Princeton and Franklin. Preschool story time includes 3- to 6-year-olds, and will start on Monday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. or Thursday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Toddler story time for 1- to 3-year-olds with parents, will be held on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. The Vermillion Public Library story time will begin the week of Sept 16. Registration is required and space is limited.