Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall Showcased Book of the Week

On Sept. 11, 2001, New York City was attacked, and the world was irreparably changed. All New Yorkers, young and old, of all ethnicities and faiths, were affected by this tragedy. People all over the country struggled in their own way to come to grips with the horrific events of that day.

New York University's Child Study Center and the Museum of the City of New York have come together to pay tribute to children's artistic responses of that fateful day. The Day Our World Changed: Children's Art of 9/11 is a photographic collection from an exhibit of artwork created by young people from 5 to 18 years of age. This is an extraordinary book with an introduction by Rudolph W. Giuliani.

Online Book Club

The Chapter-a-day now offers 10 online book clubs to give our fans a wider variety of selections.

The PrePub Book Club is the readers' "stage pass" to start reading books before they're published. Every other week you'll receive an advanced copy from a book that's not yet published. Check out the On-line Book Club by registering at the library's Web site, http://vpl.sdl

n.net, and clicking on the book club logo.

Selections for the Christmas week are Make Peace With Anyone, by David J. Lieberman; An American Summer, by Frank Deford; Leaving Ireland, by Ann Moore; Tidings of Comfort and Joy, by T. Davis Bunn; The Weather Channel, by Frank Batten with Jeffrey L. Cruikshank; and Night Terrors, by Drew Williams. The Teen Selection is Thunderland, by Brandon Massey.

Adult Non-Fiction

With another winter on the horizon, check out the Reader's Digest Complete Book of Home Decorating to fill up those cold "stay-inside" days. The stunning full-color photographs and handy hints will help you add character and style to every room of your house.

The vastness of America, its diversity of peoples, and its myriad points of view are examined over 18 traditional historical periods in a compendium of quotations. Browse through America In Quotations: A Kaleidoscopic View of American History compiled and edited by Howard J. Langer.

Quick and Fun Games for Babies is one in a series of books that offer busy parents quick, inexpensive, and exciting games to play with their children. Divided into two major groupings of indoor and outdoor ideas, this book also features a section on moving to music with your baby or small child.

Turn your research into results with the help of genealogists Linda Jonas and Paul Milner. Their valuable instruction and problem solving advice makes tracing your Scottish family history easier. Investigate A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Scottish Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage.

From the fertile flatlands in the west, to rolling domes of bluegrass in the middle state, to mist-cloaked mountains in the east, Tennessee offers an uncommon variety of landscapes and lifestyle for a place that goes by one name. Two Tennesseans, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Robin Hood and writer Barry Parker, take us on a journey of illumination and outstanding photographs in The Tennesseans: A People Revisited.

A pocket-sized book that is giant-sized in ideas to celebrate the spirit of America is 1001 Ways to Celebrate America, by Gregory J.P. Godek and Antoinette Kuriz. This is a compilation of fun-loving and creative ways to honor this beautiful land.

A Guide Book of United States Coins, by R.S. Yeoman is a fully illustrated catalog and retail valuation list from 1616 to the present. It includes a brief history of our coins, early mint issues, proofs, private, state and territorial gold, and commemorative issues.

100 Years of Life,

Literacy & Learning at the Vermillion Public Library

In 2003 the Vermillion Public Library will celebrate its 100th anniversary. We have planned special activities and programs honoring the library and our patrons. A special celebration will be held later in the year to recognize the official opening of the library in 1903. An official history will be published and distributed at that time. Watch for more information about additional programs for children and adults starting in January.

One more week to take advantage of free transportation! Get a ride to the library with the Vermillion Public Transit. Now through Dec. 31 the Vermillion Public Transit and the Vermillion Public Library are providing transportation to and from the library at no cost to our patrons. Call 624-7433 or 677-7060 for more information.

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