Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall Showcased Book of the Week

The best selling author of The Professor and the Madman and The Map That Changed the World examines the enduring and world changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java. Krakatoa is considered the Earth's most dangerous volcano. This legendary destruction in 1883 of the volcano-island was followed by a Tsunami that killed nearly 40,000 people. Simon Winchester brings his knowledge of history and geology to his latest book Krakatoa: the Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883.

Adult Books on CD

Summer is coming and it's time for those long or short trips to exciting places. It's also time for Books-on-CD for listening as the scenery flies by. The most current selections include Small Town, by Lawrence Block. This grand master of the mystery writers of America thrills audiences with a heart stopping novel of a deranged man who crusades to bring about the rebirth of New York City after Sept. 11 through a series of sacrificial killings.

Three Weeks in Paris, by a true storyteller, Barbara Taylor Bradford is the story of four young women reunited after graduating from a prestigious art academy in Paris.

Crimes, Trial and Punishments is a non-fiction selection by Dominick Dunne who has covered some of the most famous trials of our time for Vanity Fair.

The master of horror, Stephen King, now takes listeners on a ride they will never forget with one of his latest suspense tales, From a Buick 8.

More than 8 million copies of Iris Johansen's books are in print. In Body of Lies, a forensic sculptor must root out a conspiracy that delivers a dose of chilling excitement before the CD is finished.

These Books-on-CD can be found with the Books-on-Tape selections just beyond the circulation desk in the adult area.

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://v, and clicking on the book club logo. Selections for the week of May 19 will be:

Audio Books: No selection for this week.

Business: Dream Crafting, by Paul Levesque.

Fiction: A Cup of Light, by Nicole Mones.

Good News: A Rush of Wings, by Kristen Heitzmann.

Horror: Veniss Underground, by Jeff Vandermeer.

Mystery: No Man Standing, by Barbara Seranella.

Non-Fiction: The Mystery of Flight 427, by Bill Adair.

Pre-Pub Book: No selection for this week.

Romance: Bare Necessity, by Carole Matthews.

Science Fiction/Fantasy: Sleeper Talon, by Steven Harriman.

Teen Books: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry.

Celebrate Life, Literacy, & Learning

Available every month to our patrons is a complimentary copy of Book Page. In easy to read newspaper form the Book Page gives interested readers information on newly published materials, authors, and publishers. Pick up your free copy for May at the circulation desk, and find out what is new in the world of books.

If you missed the summer activities sign-up at the armory, please stop by the library to register for Laugh It Up @ Your Library, the 2003 Summer Reading Program. This year the activities start at noon on Monday, June 9 and end at noon on Friday, Aug. 1. The kick-off party is scheduled for June 9 featuring a lunch at the library. This program, for beginning readers through adult readers, is free to all participants. Look for a list of activities in the Vermillion Recreation booklet, available at the library.

Don't forget summer Story Time that starts June 9 for children 3 years through 6 years old. Space is limited and registration is required. Stop by the library to sign up or call for more information at 677-7060.

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