Check It Out at the Vermillion Public Library

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

A pleasing little book for the lovers of the Frank Lloyd Wright tradition will enjoy thumbing through this new addition to the library. Prairie Houses: Frank Lloyd Wright at a Glance, by Abby Moore is just the book to spend a few quiet moments reviewing many of his famous buildings, with photographs of interiors, exteriors, and detail works. Wright was very much a part of the modernist movement in architecture in the United States and around the world.

Adult Non-Fiction

Pearls of Country Wisdom, by Deborah Tukua combines old-fashioned common sense and modern-day ingenuity. This collection offers hundreds of ways for anyone to enjoy a simpler, more natural lifestyle with hints on keeping a garden and home. When the author left a suburban home in Florida for life on a rural Tennessee farm, she turned to her neighbors for those little insights of wisdom they might be willing to share.

Mothers and Other Heroes, by Laura Pulfer is a collection of over 50 short stories about people's lives. People who generally go unnoticed, but are heroes with humility and good common sense.

The formation in 1976 of the National Fishing Lure Collectors Club marked the beginning of the fishing lure collecting hobby. Fishing Lure Collectibles, by Dudley Murphy, one of the founders of the NFLCC, is an identification and value guide to the most collectible fishing lures made since 1940.

Whether you want to save for your children, grandchildren, spouse, or yourself, The 529 College Savings Plan, by Richard A. Feigenbaum and David J. Morton is the book to check out. This guide can lead you through the savings process, cut through the legal and financial language, and answer those frequently asked questions.

Cook and author Emma Parry brings us a cookbook without trendy cooking, and no sun-dried tomatoes with balsamic vinegar. Home on the Range: Cast Iron Recipes for Success is wittily illustrated with cartoons of canine chefs Mango and Pickle, who claim to have eaten this book from cover to cover!

Designer Vivia Chen and the design staff at Ethan Allen offer a much-needed alternative to the intimidating, decorating gurus. Check out Ethan Allen's New American Style for decorating that's completely accessible and affordable without sacrificing flair or personality.

Online Book Club.

The Online Book Club Chapter-a-Day offers 10 selections to Internet patrons. Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site,, and clicking on the book club logo. Selections for the week of March 16 will be:

Fiction: Crow Lake, by Mary Lawson.

Original: The Day the World Came to Town, by Jim Defende.

Romance: Family Album, by Patricia Kay.

Good News: The Sister Circle by Vonette Bright and Nancy Moser.

Business: Unnatural Leadership, by David L. Dotlich.

Mystery: A Visible Darkness, by Jonathan King.

Horror/Sci-Fi: Night Watch, by Terry Pratchett.

Teen Books: Charlie's Story, by Maeve Friel.

Audio Books: No selection this week.

Pre-Pub Book: No selection this week.

Celebrate Life, Literacy & Learning

The new Book Club will hold its next meeting on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. If you haven't registered for the March book discussion, please call the library for more information at 677-7060.

The Vermillion Public Library will celebrate National Library Week during April 7-11. Watch for these special events in later articles.

For Internet fun try This is a directory for state government publications and information with specialized searches across all of the South Dakota state government.

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