Check it Out at the Vermillion Public Library

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

In the true spirit of discovery Teri Evenson, Lauren Lesmeister and Jeff Evenson send cooks and lovers of food on a journey utilizing the many wild ingredients that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark knew. This simple cookbook contains a complete menu of dishes from soups to appetizers to main courses utilizing the roots, leaves and fruits that Sacagawea cooked with 200 years ago. The Corps of Discovery taught us to explore the new, to improve upon what is and to not be wasteful. The Lewis & Clark Cookbook is a collection of recipes with many familiar flavors, but also samplings as diverse as the Corps of Discovery. This simple collection has been chosen as the "Book of the Week" not just for the unusual recipe selections, but also for the accompanying artwork and historical quotes. The potpourri of art is included courtesy of the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, the Clymer Museum of Art located in Ellensburg, WA, and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. The quotations are gathered from the Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

Popular Adult Authors

New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman brings his fans another psychological thriller starring L.A. detective Alex Delaware. In The Murder Book, Alex and his best friend Milo Sturgis, are thrown into the past when a package arrives containing an ornate album filled with gruesome crime-scene photos.

For the prostitutes of Leather Lane, nurse Hester Monk's clinic is a lifeline in Victorian London, now that their ailments have escalated to broken bones and knife wounds. Private investigator William Monk becomes involved in the plot when he acquires a new client who asks him to ascertain whether her fianc� is involved in fraudulent practices. The fianc� works for a thriving railway firm owned by Nolan Baltimore, recently found dead in a sleazy brothel. There are many twists to Anne Perry's new mystery, Death of a Stranger.

Nealy Littletree is content with her new husband, but not with her daughter, Emmie, and the way the family stables are being run. Best selling author Fern Michaels brings readers back to Blue Diamond Farms for a family reunion in Kentucky Sunrise.

From Martin Cruz Smith, author of Gorky Park and Havana Bay, comes another audacious novel of exotic locales, intimate intrigues and the mysteries of the human heart. Set in nationalistic Tokyo late in 1941, December 6 explores the coming world war through the eyes of an unforgettable rogue and lover, Harry Niles. Harry must decide where his true allegiances lie. These books are located on the new book shelf in the adult area of the library.

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. 14-18 include: The First Americans in Pursuit of Archaeology's Greatest Mystery, by J.M. Adovasio; The Making of June, by Annie Ward; Falling for You, by Julie Ortolon; Roses Will Bloom Again, by Lori Copleland; The Rule of Three, by Jagdish Sheth. The Teen Book Club choice is Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher.

Autumn Activities

"Get Graphic" is the theme for this year's Teen Read Week, Oct. 13-19 at the Vermillion Public Library. This theme is based on the hot topic of graphic novels. Don't miss the contest opportunity during this week. Also check out an evening of fun on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. for an Internet learning experience.

Join the 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.

Story Time Topics for October include Fire Prevention Week activities for the week of Oct. 7-11, "Pie" for the week of Oct. 15-18, "Turtles" for the week of Oct. 21-25 and don't miss "Bats" during the week of Oct. 28-Nov.1.

The Vermillion Public Library will be closed to observe Native Americans' Day on Monday, Oct. 14. We will reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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