Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall One Book South Dakota

The Vermillion Public Library will hold a book study based on Leif Enger's Peace Like a River. Jamie Sullivan will lead this book discussion on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. Young adults and adults are welcome to attend. Please stop by the library for more information or to obtain a copy of the book. This event is sponsored by the South Dakota Humanities Council.

Online Book Club

The Online Book Club Chapter-a-Day offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book will run five days (Monday-Friday), with a new book starting every Monday. 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 Sept. 8 will be:

Audio Books: No selection for this week.

Business: The Power of Losing Control, by Joe Caruso.

Fiction: For Matrimonial Purposes, by Kavita Daswani.

Good News: Serenity, by Harry Kraus.

Horror: The Harvest, by Scott Nicholson.

Mystery: Dirty Work, by Stuart Woods.

Non-Fiction: The Growing Seasons, by Samuel Hynes.

Pre-Pub: No selection this week.

Romance: Double Take, by Brenda Joyce.

Science Fiction-Fantasy: Live Without a Net, edited by Lou Anders.

Teen Book: The Gadget, by Paul Zindel.

Celebrate Life, Literacy & Learning

Just a reminder! The Vermillion Public Library will again be open on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m. The Sunday hours will begin on Sept. 7.

Everyone is invited to join us for a special informational night about the Vermillion Public Library on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. We will be offering tours, sessions on the electronic card catalog, and activities for young children. For those "out-of-towners," win a chance to receive a library card for free. Refreshments will be served.

The library is holding a book making class for children in the first grade and up. This will be on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the library. Children will learn how to put together their own book and have a chance to actually make a book. For more information, please call the library at 677-7060.

The Book Club selection for September will be Christopher Phillips' Socrates Caf�: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy. The Book Club will be meeting Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. Upcoming book club titles include: The DaVinci Code, Running with Scissors, and Crescent. For more information, please stop by the library or call 677-7060.

This year marks the library's 100th birthday. A special celebration is planned for Sunday, Oct. 26 in honor of the official opening as a public library in 1903. Historian Steve Ward has been commissioned to put together a written history of the library, which will be published and distributed at the celebration.

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