Check It Out

Check It Out By by Anne Marshall Showcased Book of the Week

Is America the land of George Washington and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who rallied the country's spirit for unity in wartime, or is it a land in which Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Martin Luther King Jr. remind us of our duty to protect our most fundamental freedoms? A Patriot's Handbook, by Caroline Kennedy is a collection of poems, songs, speeches, letters and historical documents that remind us of the foundations on which America was built. This valuable resource asks us to examine what it truly means to be a patriot even when our beliefs are challenged along the way.

Adult Mysteries

Paul Fischer wants nothing more than to get a fresh start teaching at a small Main private college. He tries to put aside the recent, ugly divorce, only to find someone is desperate enough to beat up an elderly woman for information on his past. Pick up a good mystery, Katie's Gold, by award-winning author Tom Mitcheltree.

Author John Connolly thrills readers with his best selling novels. He now delivers spellbinding suspense as Charlie Parker races to unravel a brutal crime committed in South Carolina. He teams up with Elliot Norton, an ex-detective from the NYPD in The White Road.

First in a series, Murder in St. Marts introduces the likeable and boyish Gendarme Charles Trenet. A new entertaining tale of murder and redemption by author Glenn Meganck, aka J. R. Ripley.

Award winning author Rupert Holmes brings his readers a sexy, witty, and intriguing mystery. Where the Truth Lies is a neo-Dickensian thriller in which a latter-day Alice careens through the seductive Wonderland of New York and Los Angeles in the 1970s.

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, and clicking on the book club logo. Selections for the week of July 28 will be:

Audio Books: No selection for this week.

Business: How To Use What You've Got To Get What You Want, by Marilyn Tam.

Fiction: These is My Words, by Nancy E. Turner.

Good News: The Fifth Man, by John B. Olson and Randall Ingermanson.

Horror: No Sanctuary, by Richard Laymon.

Mystery: Winterkill, by C.J. Box.

Non-Fiction: Exit Row, by Tammy King.

Pre-Pub: No selection for this week.

Romance: Blue Bayou, by JoAnn Ross.

Science Fiction-Fantasy: Drowning World � A Novel of the Commonwealth, by Alan Dean Foster.

Teen Book: A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park.

Celebrate Life, Literacy & Learning

Join the library staff an some of the cast of the Vermillion Community Theater's play Robin Hood as they show us how "safe combat" is performed on stage and screen. So Laugh It Up @ Your Library on Monday, July 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the community room.

The Friends of the Vermillion Public Library will hold another used book sale. The fun starts early at the library in the community room on Wednesday, July 30 at 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and continues through Thursday, July 31 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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