Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall New Adult Fiction

From the legendary best-selling author Herman Wouk comes his first novel in a decade. A Hole in Texas is a rollicking Washington tale about a media firestorm, and one obscure scientist who gets swept up in the vortex.

"Thirtyish something" parents of young children are a varied and surprising bunch. Author Tom Perrotta's new novel, Little Children brings to life the unexpectedly suspenseful world of parenthood when a convicted child molester moves to a quiet town.

Bet Me is best-selling author Jennifer Crusie's latest novel. In this happily-ever-after fairy tale the heroine never expects to fall in love with a man who asks her to dinner just to win a bet.

What turns out to be a tale of child abduction evolves into the story of Robin Kerr growing up in the wilds of the Ozarks, left to fend for herself. With is an irresistible tale full of twists and turns by Donald Harington, acclaimed as "America's greatest unknown novelist."

As a forensic artist, Paul Bern reconstructs the faces of the dead. But nothing has prepared him for the true face of fear. Check out The Face of the Assassin, by David Lindsey, as one man confronts the frightening puzzle of his own 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,, and clicking on the book club logo. Selections for the week of May 10 will be:

Audio Book: The Partly Cloudy Patriot, by Sarah Vowell.

Business: Magnetic Service by Chip R. Bell and Bilijack R. Bell.

Fiction: Family History, by Dani Shapiro.

Good News: Gifted Hands, by Ben Carson.

Horror: Sunshine, by Robin McKinley.

Mystery: If She Should Die, by Carlene Thompson.

Non-Fiction: Hunting Pirate Heaven, by Kevin Rushby.

Pre-Pub: My Therapist's Dog, by Diana Wells.

Romance: The Seduction of an English Lady, by Cathy Maxwell.

Science Fiction-Fantasy: No selection for this week.

Teen Book: Garden Angels, by Lurlene McDaniel.

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 your feedback at http://www.

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.

Children who are in first grade and older are welcome to stop by the library on Tuesday, May 11 at 3:30 for a fun and informal program on pets. We will have live animals including mini horses. Contact the library for more information.

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. This is an informal introduction to the candidates and coffee and cookies will be served. Sample ballots for the June 1 election are also available on the table in the lobby of the library.

The library's Book Club will meet 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. For more information, please stop by the library or call at 677-7060.

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. Materials may be returned to the book and A/V drops on the south side of the building. The library will be closed on Sundays during the summer months, reopening its Sunday hours after Labor Day.

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