Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall Showcased Book of the Week

In 1974, as the World Trade Center was being completed, a young French aerialist, Philippe Petit, threw a tightrope between the two towers and spent almost an hour walking, dancing and performing tricks a quarter of a mile in the sky.

His high wire walk has remained part of the history of New York City and of the World Trade Center. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, by Mordicai Gerstein, captures the poetry and magic of his feat with lyrical words and dramatic ink and oil paintings that present the detail and daring of this feat. This new acquisition can be found in the children's new book section of the library.

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,, and clicking on the book club logo. Selections for the week of Oct. 27 will be:

Audio Book: Jump the Shark, by Jon Hein.

Business: Sales Just Don't Happen, by Stephan Schiffman.

Fiction: Unhinged, by Sarah Graves.

Good News: At Close of Day, by Joseph Bentz.

Horror: The Dark, by Ellen Datlow.

Mystery: The Last Witness, by K.J. Erickson.

Non-Fiction: My Invented Country, by Isabel Allende.

Pre-Pub: Going to Bend, by Diane Hammond.

Romance: The Perfect Lie, by Dinah McCall.

Science Fiction-Fantasy: No selection for this week.

Teen Book: Crossing Jordan, by Adrian Fogelin.

Celebrate Life, Literacy & Learning

Check out the new show in the display case across from the circulation desk. The items displayed, which represent the happenings of 100 years ago, show pictures of Main Street and other interests of Vermillion.

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 write a history of the library. Orders will be taken for this publication. Please call the library for more information at 677-7060.

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