Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall A place of escape is something we all dream about. We live in an age when technology moves faster than we do, where noise levels are high, air is polluted, and our homes are often the center of this furor. No wonder we have a desire to escape and be free. Havens and Hideaways, by Jo Denbury, is about making that dream come true. Your place to escape needn't be large or grand, far from home or expensive. What is important is that it is an expression of yourself. Even if you can't tear away from the "rat race" now, just browsing through this collection of cozy cabins and rustic retreats will help you escape for an hour or two.

"Chapter-A-Day" On-line Book Club

For the week of Sept. 16, the Audio Book Club selections being offered are On Her Own Ground, by A'Lelia Perry Bundles; Himalayan Dhaba, by Craig Joseph Danner; The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory; All the Way Home, by Ann Tatlock; and Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins, by Richard Farson and Ralph Keyes. 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.

Autumn Activities at the Library

If you missed Fall Story Time registration at the Parks & Recreation sign-up in the Community Center/Armory, please stop by or call the library to register your children. The Vermillion Public Library Story Time will begin the week of Sept. 16. Preschool Story time includes 3 � or 6- year olds, and will start on Monday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., or Thursday at 10:30 a.m. or 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. Registration is required and space is limited.

All children in first grade and up are welcome to attend a library session all about making books. This activity is scheduled for Sept. 17 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Vermillion Public Library in the community room. Children will learn many different ways to create their own books.

The first of an ongoing series of nights especially for teens is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. This event is in conjunction with National Banned Books Week. Come watch a movie, play board games and enjoy free snacks with your buddies!

Banned Books Discussion Night

Many popular books are being challenged and banned throughout the country. National Banned Books Week, Sept. 22-28, is dedicated to First Amendment rights and anti-censorship. A discussion night on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. is aimed at high school students and older patrons. Participants will review different books that have been challenged. Some titles include the prominent "Harry Potter" series, Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Of Mice and Men. This is for patrons who love to read and don't want any limitations, so feel free to join us at the library and bring your banned book collection.

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