Check It Out at the Vermillion Public Library

Check It Out at the Vermillion Public Library by Anne Marshall Showcased Book of the Week

"All eat from the bowl of life. Tiger Woods just has a bigger spoon." In Chasing Tiger author Curt Sampson exuberantly charts the state of the game as the new century unfolds. Tiger Woods has changed golf forever. His mix of power and skill combined with his extraordinary business savvy make Woods the biggest global sports figure since Michael Jordan. Check out a fascinating and utterly truthful depiction of Tiger and the world he helped create.

New York Times Best Seller List

September 22, 2002

1. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold. A 14-year-old girl looks down from heaven as she describes what happens in the aftermath of her kidnapping and murder. (on order)

2. Red Rabbit, by Tom Clancy. In the early 1980s, when he is a novice in the C.I.A., Jack Ryan must act to thwart a Soviet plot against Pope John Paul II.

3. Dark Horse, by Tami Goag. As she searches for a kidnapped teenage girl, a disgraced former policewoman discovers the unsavory side of Palm Beach's glittering equestrian set.

4. Standing in the Rainbow, by Fannie Flagg. Life in Elmwood Springs, MO, from 1946 to the present.

5. The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Morgawr, by Terry Brooks. The third volume in a fantasy series.

Children's Non-FIction

More than 400 different American tribal nations can be found in what is now the United States. One common thread they hold is the concept of the circle. Author and Abenaki Indian, Joseph Bruchac, brings the reader a beautifully illustrated book, Seasons of the Circle: A Native American Year.

Americans almost lost Thanksgiving. When skirts were long and hats were tall, Americans were forgetting this time to give thanks, and no one seemed to care. Thankfully, Sarah Hale, more steadfast than Plymouth Rock, came up with a recipe to rescue one of my favorite holidays. Check out a nice read that will also throw in a little history, Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving, by Laurie Halse Anderson.

On-line Book Club Selections

Join VPL and the On-line Book Club by registering at the library's Web site,, and click on the book club logo. Featured books for the week of Oct. 21-25 include: The Revenge of the Pequots, by Kim Isaac Eisler; The Way to Somewhere, by Angie Day; A Will of Her Own, by Patricia DeGroot; Second Opinion, by Hannah Alexander; and Weird Ideas That Work, by Robert Sutton. The Teen Book Club selection is Simon Says, by Elaine Marie Alphin.

October at the Library

Teen Read Week is Oct. 13-19. "Get Graphic" is this year's theme, and is based on the popular graphic novels. Participate in a contest and possibly win a $5 gift certificate from On-Cue. Stop by the library on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. for a fun Internet experience.

Join ad library staff for a brown bag lunch activity to meet the candidates on Monday, Oct. 21 from 12 to 2 p.m. We will provide the coffee, juice and cookies. This is a great opportunity for new residents to the area to know your candidates better.

All children in first grade and up are invited to a fall party at the library to celebrate National Cookie Month. Food and fun for everyone after school on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

There is a meeting for those interested in starting a book club in Vermillion. Get in on the ground floor to discuss which books the group will read and coordinate a convenient time to meet. Join us on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. or call the library at 677-7060 for more information.

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