Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall New Adult Non-Fiction

"Deaths After Surgery Prompt Inquiry at Hospital," "Fatal Drug Reaction at Hospital," and other headlines are all too common. A visit to the hospital does not have to be a dangerous, painful experience. Armed with Dr. David Sherer's Hospital Survival Guide: 100+ Ways to Make Your Hospital Stay Safe and Comfortable, you can emerge from your hospital visit healthier than you were before you checked in.

Take a walk down the red carpet and through the history of Oscar fashion. For 75 years the Academy Awards have celebrated the magic of film. Each year, the top actors and actresses in Hollywood have donned their finest duds to prepare for their appearance on the red carpet. Check out The Complete Book of Oscar Fashion: Variety's 75 Years of Glamour on the Red Carpet.

When Kristin Henderson's husband, a Lutheran chaplain, ships out with the Marines to Afghanistan after 9/11, Henderson struggles to reconcile her Quaker belief in pacifism with her strong feelings about the smoking rubble in her hometown of Washington, DC. Together with her German Shepherd, Rosie, she sets off in an old Corvette on a cross-country journey through America's byways. Find peace and understanding with this author in Driving By Moonlight, by Kristin Henderson.

These selections can be found in the adult new book section of the library, beyond the circulation desk.

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., and clicking on the book club logo. Selections for the week of May 3 will be:

Audio Book: No selection for this week.

Business: Hardball Selling, by Robert L. Shook.

Fiction: Someone To Run With, by David Grossman.

Good News: Tying the Knot, by Susan May Warren.

Horror: No selection for this week.

Mystery: Black Maps, by Peter Spiegelman.

Non-Fiction: Enslaved by Ducks, by Bob Tarte.

Pre-Pub: No selection for this week.

Romance: Key of Light, by Nora Roberts.

Science Fiction-Fantasy: Omnifix, by Scott Mackay.

Teen Book: Breaking Point, by Alex Fin.

The Online Book Club would love to hear from the Vermillion Public Library patrons. If you have any comments or suggestions concerning the Online Book Club, please send them you feedback at

VPL Announcements

The library has been receiving copies of The Epoch Times, a Chinese print newspaper. This new addition to our information collection is available to all patrons, and is located on the periodical wall of the library.

The library's Book Club will be meeting Thursday, May 27 at 6 p.m. to discuss featured regional author, Ann Daum from Okaton, and her book, The Prairie in Her Eyes. She will be in attendance and available for book signings.

The book club meets the last Thursday of every month at the library and is open to everyone free of charge. For more information, please stop by the library or call at 677-7060.

Meet the candidates! Candidates for the upcoming June 1 election will be available in the Community Room of the library on Wednesday, May 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. Stop by to learn more about the candidates. Sample ballots for the June 1 election are also available on the table in the lobby of the library.

The Summer Reading Program starts the week of June 7, with the theme of Discover New Trails @ Your Library. Registration is scheduled for Wednesday, May 5, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Armory across from the Vermillion Middle School. Discover your trail and sign-up for a summer of fun activities!

The Vermillion Public Library will be closed on Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day, a legal holiday. The library will continue to be closed on Sundays during the summer months, reopening its Sunday hours after Labor Day.

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