Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall Showcased Book of the Week

Peter Larson and his team at the Black Hills Institute discovered the world's largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton beneath a South Dakota butte in 1990. Little did they foresee the huge problems awaiting them. FBI agents, government prosecutors, powerful museums, Native American tribes, and other paleontologist all wanted not just a piece of the action, but all of Sue, the name given to Larson's spectacular find.

Called the Indiana Jones of paleontology, Peter Larson picked up his first fossil at age four and never stopped. Founder of the world's largest independent fossil company, Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Larson's discoveries can be viewed at virtually every major natural history museum in the world. Just processed and ready to be checked out is Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law and My Life, by Peter Larson and Kristin Donnan.

Online Book Club

Featured books for the week of Nov. 11-16 include: Breaking Clean by Judy Blunt; Prisoner in a Red Rose Chain, by Jeffrey Moore; The Last Chance Caf�, by Linda Leal Miller; Tested by Fire, by Kathy Herman; The Customer Delight Principle, by Timothy Keiningham. The Teen Book Club selection is Fever 1723, by Laurie Halse Anderson. Join VPL and the On-line Book Club by registering at the library's Web Site,, and clicking on the book club logo.

November Activities

The Vermillion Public Library will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. The library will also be closed on thursday, Nov. 28 for the legal holiday of Thanksgiving, and will reopen on Friday, Nov. 29.

Vermillion Public Library is starting a book club for adults. If you have an interest in participating, please stop by the library, or call us at 677-7060 to register or obtain more information. Patrons may also email for information at Please register soon, as we need a participating number to order books.

Please join VPL as we host Million Minute Family Challenge Game Day on Thursday, Nov. 14. Board games will be available for all ages. Record the number of minutes your family members are playing while at the library, or at For more information stop by or call the library at 677-7060.

Children's Book Week

November 18-24 commemorates National Children's Book Week. This year the theme is "Book Time." The library will be celebrating with activities for children from first grade and up. Activities run from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 18: Peanut Butter Lovers' Party.

Tuesday, Nov. 19: Craft Day.

Wednesday, Nov. 20: Game Day.

Thursday, Nov. 21: Movie Day.

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