Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall Showcased Book of the Week

The first photograph to appear in National Geographic was published in 1890, marking the modest start of magnificent tradition. Between the closing years of the 19th century and the dawn of the 21st century, National Geographic has repeatedly broken new ground and set new standards in the art of photojournalism.

Though the Lens: National Geographic Greatest Photographs draws from the

extraordinary photographic archives, which houses a unique and priceless record of the world's history, plus a brilliant record of man's journey into the universe.

This new book can be found on the adult new book shelves beyond the circulation desk.

New Adult Non-Fiction

Around the world, continent by continent, here is a list of the best places the world has to offer a traveler. 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, by Patricia Schultz, guarantees to show the traveler sacred ruins, grand hotels, wildlife preserves, hilltop villages, snack shacks, castles, festivals, reefs, opera houses, museums, and much more. Each entry tells why it's essential to visit, along with addresses, phone and fax numbers, web sites, and the best times to visit.

Revered as a symbol of fertility, sexuality, purity, and childhood, beloved as a children's pet and widely represented in the myths, art and collectibles of almost every culture, the rabbit is one of the most popular animals known to man. Stories Rabbits Tell: A Natural and Cultural History of a Misunderstood Creature, by Susan El.. Davis and Margo Demello is an extraordinary book, long overdue and extremely informative.

A traditional house is a house meant to last. Today, however, we need practical guidelines to help recover the practices that were so intuitive to master builders in the past. Creating a New Old House, by Russell Versaci, guides the homeowner with the familiar forms and harmonious proportions of tradition that are tailored for modern living.

Online Book Club

The Online Book Blub 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 Jan. 12 will be:

Audio Book: No selection for this week.

Business: Sandbox Wisdom, by Tom Asacker.

Fiction: Money to Burn, by James Zagel.

Good News: Fire by Night, by Lynn Austin.

Horror: The Awakening, by L.A. Banks.

Mystery: Sacrament of Lies, by Elizabeth Dewberry.

Non-Fiction: Journal of the Dead, by Jason Kersten.

Pre-Pub; No selection for this week.

Romance: Duel of Heart, by Diane Farr.

ScienceFiction-Fantasy: Shadow Puppets, by Orson Scott Card.

Teen Book: Left for Dead, by Peter Nelson.

Celebrate Life, Literacy & Learning

Join the library for Family Night on Monday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. Learn more about the Vermillion Public Library, where materials are located, and how to search for materials on the WebPals systems. Tours will be conducted, and a raffle for a free out-of-town library card to the lucky winner. There will be a story time for children. If you are a longtime patron of the library, just stop by for refreshments.

The library will be closed to patrons on Monday, Jan. 19 for cleaning and maintenance. The staff will take phone calls, and materials may be returned in the book and A/V drops located on the south side of the library. The library will be open again to patrons on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at the normal time.

Story Time starts on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Please call the library for scheduled times and more information at 677-7060.

In celebration of its 100 years of service, the Vermillion Public Library has commissioned Stephen K. Ward to research and write a book of the library's history. Wine & Women: The Making of the Vermillion Public Library in a Man's World will be perfectbound and include many photographs. The finished product will be available in early 2004 for $10 per copy. Sign up at the front desk to reserve your copy.

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