Check It Out at the Vermillion Public Library by Anne Marshall Showcased Book of the Week
Moving Out: A Nebraska Woman's Life is the autobiography and intimate portrait of small-town life in the mid-20th century. The descendant of Irish settlers, Polly Spence began her life in a conservative town of puritan values located in south-central Nebraska. Her family moved to a cow-town in northwestern Nebraska when she was a teenager. She vividly contrasts the cultural differences between these areas of the same state. Moving Out intertwines the events that characterize her time and place with the love, death, and sorrows that touch many families.
Online Book Club
The Online Book Club Chapter-a-Day offers many selections to Internet patrons. Starting the week of April 7, the Book Club will make a change in the Original Book Club. This club will then offer only Non-Fiction books to our patrons. Due to many reader requests, also starting this week the Horror/Science Fiction Club will split into two separate clubs. The Science Fiction/Fantasy Club will run every other week. 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 March 31 will be:
Audio Books: December 6, by Martin Cruz Smith
Business: Everyone is a Customer, by Jeffrey Shuman
Fiction: Housewrights, by Art Corriveau
Good News: Thin Air, by Bette Nordberg
Horror/Sci-Fi: Thunderland, Brandon Massey
Mystery: Criminal Intent, by Sheldon Siegal
Original: If I Never Get Back, by Darryl Brock
Pre-Pub Book: Luck Stars, by Jane Heller
Romance: Deadly Affairs, by Brenda Joyce
Teen Books: First Landing, by Robert Zubrin
Children's New Books
All the three little pigs want to do is move out of their crowded home and build a new little house. But it isn't that easy. Why is there orange juice on the first pig's house? Why is the second pig turning green? Why do the pigs keep hearing a mysterious voice? Find the answers to these questions in author/illustrator Bruce Whatley's new read, Wait! No Paint!
Sarah and her siblings plan lots of fun ways to keep their grandparents from getting bored. Enjoy a unique storybook containing fun-filled activities for children and adults to share. Check out 38 Ways to Entertain Your Grandparents, by Dette Hunter and Deirdre Betteridge.
Author Virginia Hamilton is back with another beautifully illustrated picture book for children and adults. Read the spin to the European folktale Rumplestiltskin in The Girl Who Spun Gold.
Celebrate Life, Literacy & Learning
Check out National Library Week, April 6 through 12, @ VPL. The Friends of the Vermillion Public Library will hold their annual Literary Luncheon on Tuesday, April 8. Drink, Dames and Droppers: The Making of The Vermillion Public Library is the topic. Historian Steve Ward is writing the upcoming book about VPL's history. Tickets for the luncheon are available at the library for $6.50 each. Serving of lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Call the library or stop by for more information.
April may bring showers, but it also brings amnesty month at the library.
Return overdue materials, or lost items to the library with no fines being charged to your. Fines already accrued will still be on your record, but during the month of April, no fines will be added.
There will be after school activities during National Library Week for all children in first grade and older. For more information call the library at 677-7060.
The Friends of the Library is sponsoring the spring Scholastic Book Fair beginning Thursday, April 10 and running through Sunday, April 13.
Book Sale items will be available during regular library hours. Come see the new books for spring and summer.
The Vermillion Public Library Book Club will have their next meeting on April 24 at 7 p.m. at the library.
If you haven't signed up for the April meeting, or need more information, please call the library.