Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall Showcased Book of the Week

Where do you leave your books? Stacked in a messy pile on the floor? Strewn across the table? Maybe heaped in a chair? Living With Books, by Alan Powers, teaches how to incorporate books into your home and life without letting them take over. Living With Books, a beautiful reference filled with 180 color photographs and 36 color artworks, embraces and speaks to every book collector's view of their home as a brimming oasis of knowledge and wonder. This guide is brimming with ideas for storing, displaying, and caring for every bibliophile's treasures.

Adult Non-Fiction

Managers today are understandably skeptical of the promises of new technology. A leading business strategist, John Hagel, has a refreshing message for managers burned by over-hyped technologies, yet pressured to find innovative ways to deliver more value with fewer resources. Pick up Out of the Box: Strategies for Achieving Profits Today and Growth Tomorow Through Web Services.

Maximize your Palm's potential by accessing essential and in-depth information on all your handheld PC's features. How To Do Everything With Your Palm Handheld, by Dave Johnson and Rick Broida is an easy-to-use guide to discover fun and practical accessories and applications for your Palm.

Feng Shui: Principals for Building and Remodeling, by Nancilee Wydra and Lenore Weiss Baigelman is a guide to creating a space that meets your need and promotes well-being. Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of designing spaces to improve quality of life in a home.

Roger Angell, considered to be baseball's greatest writer, offers a collection of his own favorite pieces on the game, including new, never-before-published material. Step up to the plate and batter-up with Game Time, by Roger Angell, with an introduction by Richard Ford.

Online Book Club

The Online Chapter-a-Day offers many 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 June 9 will be:

Audio Books: Money, Money, Money, by Ed McBain.

Business: Proactive Selling, by William Miller.

Fiction: Cold Springs, by Rick Riordan.

Good News: Where Yesterday Lives, by Karen Kingsbury.

Horror: Silk, by Caitlin Kiernan.

Mystery: The Best Revenge, by Stephen White.

Non-Fiction: Where Is the Mango Princess?, by Cathy Crimmins.

Pre-Pub Book: She's Not There, by Jennifer Finney Boylan.

Romance: A Man With Many Talents, by Deborah Simmons.

Science Fiction/Fantasy: Cold Streets, by P.N. Elrod.

Teen Books: Sword of the Rightful King, by Jane Yolen.

Celebrate Life, Literacy, & Learning

Are you ready for "Laugh It Up @ Your Library," the 2003 Summer Reading Program? Activities start at noon on Monday, June 9, with everyone invited for hot dogs, chips, and lemonade. Information for Beginning Readers is scheduled for 1 p.m. The informational packets for Intermediate Readers will be distributed at 2 p.m. Information for Advanced and Adult Readers is planned for 3 p.m.

Story Time starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 9. There are two sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. Registration is necessary for this program. Please call the library to sign-up at 677-7060.

We have a reminder to our patrons of the Vermillion Public Library's summer hours. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day the library will be closed on Sundays. Please use the book and A/V drops located on the south side of the building for after hours returns.

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