Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall Showcased Book of the Week

There is a plethora of Lewis and Clark books in print, and here is another one designed for the bicycle tourist.

Retrace the historic Lewis and Clark trail on the ultimate touring machine, your bike. From Hartford, IL, to Astoria, OR, at the mouth of the Columbia River this adventure passes through 11 states and winds more than 3,200 miles.

Bicycling the Lewis & Clark Trail is a collaborative effort by outdoor and travel writer Michael McCoy, cycling photographer Dennis Coello and the Adventure Cycling Association. This guide includes 40 daily ride sections ranging from 45 to 113 miles in length, each with a route map and mileage log, details on each section of the ride, vivid descriptions of attractions and points of interest, and more than 50 scenic color and black-and-white photographs.

Adult Non-Fiction

The start of school will be here all to soon. If you are a teacher, you know your time is stretched among lesson planning, parent conferences, staff meetings, grading papers and organizing (and reorganizing) your classroom.

Lifelong educator Dr. Robert D. Ramsey offers you hundreds of practical ideas for your classroom that will spark creativity and relieve teaching burnout in 501 Tips for Teachers.

Salt in Your Sock and Other Tried and True Home Remedies, by Lillian M. Beard with Linda Lee Small. Dr. Beard, a pediatrician, selects parents' favorite treatments for more than 90 minor childhood ailments.

Where did the moon come from? It's a question most children ask, but until recently scientists could not agree on an answer. The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came To Be, by Dana Mackenzie relates for the general audience how lunar scientists arrived at a theory of the moon's birth that fits all the available facts.

Increasing numbers of people with type 1 diabetes, all of whose lives depend on insulin, as well as type 2 diabetics, are adopting the insulin pump. This device replaces a regimen of insulin shots with a continuous delivery of insulin. Author Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer gives the reader an essential guide titled Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified.

Thinking about changing the outside color of your house, but are stumped as to the color or colors to use? The Perfectly Painted House by professional paint-color consultant Bonnie Rosser Krims is a foolproof guide for choosing exterior paint colors.

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 July 21 will be:

Audio Books: Refer Madness and Other Tales From the Underground, by Eric Schlosser.

Business: Primal Leadership, by Daniel Goleman.

Fiction: Beginner's Luck, by Laura Pedersen.

Good News: Woodlands, by Robin Jones Gunn.

Horror: The Vampire's Violin, by Michael Romkey.

Mystery: Fireplay, by Suzanne Chazin.

Non-Fiction: Madame Sadayakko, by Lesley Downer.

Pre-Pub: Grass For His Pillow, by John Taliaferro.

Romance: A Question of Honor, by Nita Abrams.

Science Fiction-Fantasy: No selection this week.

Teen Book: Firegold, by Dia Calhoun.

Celebrate Life, Literacy & Learning

Laugh It Up @ Your Library on Monday, July 21 with the Zoo Man. Join the Vermillion Public Library for an afternoon of zoological fun and interesting animals when the zoo visits the community room for two performances at 1 and 2 p.m.

The Vermillion Public Library Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, July 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Activity Room. Author David Sedaris' book Me Talk Pretty One Day will be discussed. Life of Pi, by Yann Martell, and the 2003 winner of the Booker Prize will be discussed on Aug. 28. Copies of this selection are available to pick-up at the library. This book club is open to all who are interested. For more information please stop by or call the library at 677-7060.

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