Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall Showcased Book of the Week

The Lewis and Clark Expedition ranks among the history's greatest adventures. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, along with the Corps of Discovery, traveled into the unknown and mapped a route across the country and back. Today modern-day explorers can retrace this route with Traveling the Lewis and Clark Trail.

In this expanded, and updated bicentennial edition, veteran guide and travel author Julie Fanselow provides comprehensive information on activities, attractions, visitor amenities, and more for every state along the route. The reader will find a history of the trail, suggested itineraries, and detailed maps. Let this handy guide show you the way to a great travel adventure.

Adult Mystery

It's up, up and away with sleuth Regan Reilly in a lively new caper from beloved New York Times bestselling author, Carol Higgins Clark. The L.A.-based private detective flies to Las Vegas to help an old school chum, who is producing the pilot for a reality T.V. show. Someone is trying to sabotage the show before the final scene is shot at the Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark's latest mystery, Popped.

A Rendezvous With Death completes W.Y. Boyd's World War II trilogy that began with The Gentle Infantryman. Amidst the chaos and combat of World War II, a young American soldier and a beautiful civilian woman are found murdered. Second Lieutenant Charles Donnelly is assigned to conduct an unofficial investigation and, in the process, discovers the dark secrets lurking within his infantry unit.

Zoe Templeman is a Londoner who works in the seemingly respectable world of antiques. One horrible day she discovers Max Loudon-Fryer, her boss, hanging from the high rafter in his studio. As Zoe begins to realize who might be responsible for the ensuing death, she is left feeling confused and very alone. Pick up Vivian Armstrong's Smile Now, Die Later for a mystery that is the perfect combination of plot and personality.

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 Oct. 13 will be:

Audio Book: Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood.

Business: Perfect Enough, by George Anders.

Fiction: Breath of Fresh Air, by Amulya Malladi.

Good News: The Rose Legacy, by Kristen Heitzmann.

Horror: Riverwatch, by Joseph Nassise.

Mystery: 12 Bliss Street, by Martha Conway.

Non-Fiction: Learning to Fall, by Phillip Simmons.

Pre-Pub: A Farewell to Legs, by Jeffrey Cohen.

Romance: The Man I Should Have Married, by Pamela Redmond Sattan.

Science Fiction-Fantasy: No selection for this week.

Teen Book: Zipped, by Laura and Tom McNeal.

Celebrate Life, Literacy & Learning

The Vermillion Public Library will be open during the Dakota Days Parade on Saturday, Oct. 11, but will be closed on Monday, Oct. 13 in observance of Native American Day, a legal holiday. Books and materials may be deposited in the book drop or the A/V drop on the south side of the library building.

The children's department of the library will host a Fall Party for school-age children on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. This autumn celebration will be located in the Community Room of the library.

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

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