Check It Out at the Vermillion Public Library by Anne Marshall

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

Block Parties & Poker Nights, by Peggy Allen is full of recipes and ideas for getting and staying connected with your neighbors. During the upcoming winter months when it's too cold to "hang-out" on the porch or across the backyard fence with your neighbors, this idea book is the perfect collection of suggestions for recipes, celebrations, family support and small gatherings. Browse through chapter four for Thanksgiving, winter season, New Year's Day and Oscar night ideas for you and your neighbors.

Adult Non-Fiction Collection

Many people know that girls who play sports tend to have higher levels of self-esteem than their non-active peers. Dr. Caroline Silby has written an informational guidebook that will enable girls to reach their full potential both on and off the playing field in Games Girls Play: Understanding and Guiding Young Female Athletes.

Master the art of astrological interpretation with a complete easy-to-follow guide that provides a solid foundation for anyone interested in practicing astrology. Check out Understanding the Birth Chart, by Kevin Burk.

Autumn is the perfect time for zucchini and squashes. Three cooks and now authors have collaborated to bring the reader and cook 225 recipes for all kinds of squash. The Classic Zucchini Cookbook even has recipes for hiding squash in a dish so fussy children won't notice, and others for making this unloved vegetable the star of any meal.

Create beautifully customized baskets to compliment any room in your home, or to enhance a gift. Suzanne Tourtillott has collected 50 fabulous projects using flowers, fabric, beads, and wire in her craftbook, Decorating Baskets.

On-Line Book Club

Featured books for the week of Nov. 25-29 include: Class Action, by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler; Autumn Leaves, by Victor McGlothin; P.S. I've Taken a Lover, by Patricia Lucas White; The God Catchers, by Tommy Tenney; and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick Lencioni. The Teen Book Club selection is 3000 Degrees, by Sean Flynn, with Christopher Walker as narrator. Join VPL and the On-Line Book Club by registering at the library's Web site, http://vpl.sdln.net, and clicking on the book club logo.

Library Holiday

The VPL will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 for the legal holiday of Thanksgiving. We hope our patrons will enjoy being together with family and friends during this time. The library will reopen during regular hours on Friday, Nov. 29.

VPL Book Club

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 e-mail for information at jpuffer@usd.edu. Please register soon, as we need a participating number to order books.

Holiday Open House

The Vermillion Public Library will kickoff the holiday season with activities over three days. On Friday, Nov. 22 join us with The Switching of the Lights at 6 p.m. and Supper With Santa from 6:15 to 8 p.m. The downtown stores will be open that night until 8 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 23, sleigh rides will originate from the library, and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons craft activities for the whole family will take place in the community room of the library from 1 to 4 p.m.

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