Check It Out at the Vermillion Public Library

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

The citizens of Pickax are starstruck when Thelma Thackeray returns to native Moose County after spending six decades with a career in Hollywood. She has great plans for everything 400 miles north of everywhere. With a few key words any mystery reader who loves cats will recognize this featured book. Lilian Jackson Braun is "a master of mystery who knows exactly when to let the cat out of the bag." The Cat Who Brought Down the House is Braun's 25th "Cat Who" book. This book can be found on the new book shelf.

Adult Mysteries

Stay warm with another new mystery from author Laura Lippman. In legal hot water and court ordered therapy for assaulting a potential child molester, P.I. Tess Monaghan is more than ready for a distraction. Join Tess for a crime fiction read in The Last Place.

With a magical passport into Victorian England, Ann Perry gives her fans yet another mystery. In Seven Dials, Perry starts this new tale of Thomas Pitt, the mainstay of Her Majesty's Special Branch, as he is summoned to Connaught Square mansion where the body of a junior diplomat lies huddled in a wheelbarrow.

Pick up the 15th novel in the Stanley Hastings mystery series, Manslaughter, by Parnell Hall. This new read finds P.I. Hastings on familiar New

York City turf when an actual client turns up at his office door.

Online Book Club

The Online Book Club Chapter-a-day offers 10 selections to Internet patrons. Starting this week the Book Club will introduce the two newest areas for our readers. Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site, http://vpl.sdln

.net, and clicking on the book club logo. Selections for the week of Feb. 17 will be:

Fiction: Mind Catcher, by John Darnton.

Original: Secrets of the Tsil Caf�, by Thomas Fox Averill,

Romance: White Azaleas, by Margery Harkness-Casares.

Good News: Heart of Glass, by Diane Noble.

Business: Filling the Glass, by Barry Maher.

Mystery: Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday, by Nancy Atherton.

Horror/Sci-Fi: Sins of Blood and Stone, by John Urbancik.

Teen Books: Head Above Water, by S.L. Rottman.

Audio Books: The Savvy Networker, by Ronald L. Krannich.

Pre-Pub: With a Vengeance, by Eilen Dreyer.

Celebrate Life, Literacy, & Learning

February at the Vermillion Public Library brings continued celebration of our 100th year. Check out the display case full of memorabilia featuring life in Vermillion in 1903.

Display your writing ability, creativity and enthusiasm for the library by submitting an essay or drawing. Tell us what you love most about the library. Stop by the library to pick up a list of the rules. Entries must be turned in no later than Tuesday, Feb. 18. Children in first grade and up are invited to a Library Lover's Party on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of treats, crafts, and fun.

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