Check It Out at the Vermillion Public Library

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

This week the Vermillion Public Library is pleased to introduce its newest magazine subscription. Creating Keepsakes is an exciting and creative look at ideas, tools, techniques and the latest materials and products for the experienced or novice scrapbooker. The March 2003 issue's featured article is "Boys Will Be Boys," showing the reader 21 boy-inspired layouts for any memory book. A handy Web site is also available at www.creatingkeepsakes.com.

Adult Books on CD

Books on CD just added to the collection include The Balkans: A Short History, by Mark Mazower. Professor Mazower of Birkbeck College in London has a specialty in 20th Century European history. This fascinating work, winner of the Wolfson Prize for History, traces the Balkans' past with detail and clarity. This selection is narrated by Robert O'Keefe.

New York Times best-selling author Nevada Barr is again on CD with a thrilling mystery. In Flashback, a proposal of marriage has sent the intrepid park ranger, Anna Pigeon, all the way to an island group 70 miles off Key West. This reading of Flashback is performed by Barbara Rosenblat.

The American Revolution signaled a great change in the course of world history and progress. The American Revolution: A History is authored by Brown University Professor, Gordon S. Wood. This audiobook is narrated by Jack Garrett.

Author Phillip Margolin, a criminal defense attorney for many years, uses his experience to create riveting insider's views of criminal minds in his novel, Ties That Bind. From drug dens to the corridors of Congress, Ties That Bind moves at breakneck speed, and is read by George Guidall.

Nationally known author Robert B. Parker brings us another psychological suspense mystery with Shrink Rap. Boston P.I. Sunny Randall is working as a body guard when she begins to see evidence of medical foul play and murder. This unabridged book on tape is performed by Deborah Raffin.

The author of The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment, Larry McMurty, has thrilled readers around the world. Sin Killer, is the first installment of a series that explores the untamed American West in the 1830s. Henry Strozier is the narrator.

Dublin, Ireland and Richmond, VA are separated by an ocean, yet Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta has uncovered a gruesome connection. On compact discs, author Patricia Cornwell brings her fans another breathtaking mystery. Unnatural Exposure is read by actress, C.J. Critt.

Online Book Club

The Online Book Club Chapter-a-Day offers many selections to Internet patrons. 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 April 21 will be:

Audio Books: No selection for this week.

Business: Less Is More, by Jason Jennings.

Fiction: Standing in the Rainbow, by Fannie Flagg.

Good News: Home Song, by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer.

Horror: The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling.

Mystery: Scarecrow, by Robin Hathaway.

Original: Voyages of the Pyramid Builders, by Robert M. Schoch.

Pre-Pub Book: No selection for this week.

Romance: A Man Most Worthy, by Marcus Major.

Science Fiction/Fantasy: No selection for this week.

Teen Books: A Taste-Berry Teen's Guide to Setting & Achieving Goals, by Bettie Youngs and Jennifer Leigh Youngs.

Celebrate Life, Literacy & Learning

With only two weeks left, don't forget Amnesty Month at the library. Return overdue materials, or lost items to the library with no fines being charged to you. Fines already accrued will still be on your record, but during the month of April, no fines will be added.

Celebrate spring with an Easter Egg Hunt at the Vermillion Public Library. This event is open to children ages 1 to 10 years old, and will be held on Friday, April 18 at 11 a.m. Registration is in the library's community room.

The Vermillion Public Library Book Club will have their next meeting on April 24 at 7 p.m. in the library. If you haven't signed up for the April meeting, or need more information, please call the library.

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