Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall New Adult Fiction

Award-winning author Nora Roberts is back in a new location for her fans. Fly into Lunacy, AK, population 506, and into a colorful and compelling novel about two lonely souls who find love and redemption in Northern Lights.

Author Ingrid Hill's books are ferocious, funny, and melancholy, but always spirit-enlarging. Ursula Under takes readers to Michigan's Upper Peninsula to a dangerous rescue of a small girl who has fallen down a mine shaft. In the midst of the news reports about the rescue, Hill takes us back to the third-century B.C. China, 17th-century Sweden, and the Midwest at the end of the 19th century to understand the depth of one little trapped girl.

Blood on the Leaves by Jeff Stetson shows readers another side to James Reynolds, Mississippi's only black deputy district attorney, as he prosecutes the most dangerous case of his career.

Travel to Salt Cove, MA, when the state orders its signature wooden bridge to be replaced by a concrete monstrosity. Author Anthony Weller brings readers a deeply funny but oddly moving tale of people making a stand on principles in The Siege of Salt Cove.

Online Book Club

The Online Book Club Chapter-a-Day offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book will run five days (Monday through 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. The following selections are for the week of Nov. 8:

Audio Book: Love in the Driest Season, by Neely Tucker.

Business: The Underdog Advantage, by David Morey and Scott Miller.

Fiction: Retreat, Hell, by W.E.B. Griffin.

Good News: Shivering World, by Kathy Tyers.

Horror: A Choir of Ill Children, by Tom Piccirilli.

Mystery: The Body of David Hayes, by Ridley Pearson.

Non-Fiction: An Air That Kills, by Andrew Schneider and David McCumber.

Pre-Pub: Mississippi in Africa, by Alan Huffman.

Romance: Wanted: One Perfect Man, by Judi McCoy.

Science Fiction: Lord of Light, by Roger Zelazny.

Teen Book: Double Helix, by Nancy Werlin.

The Online Book Club would love to hear from the Vermillion Public Library patrons at the following Web address: If you have any comments or suggestions concerning the Online Book Club or the new format, please send them your feedback at

Discover New Trails @ Your Library

Celebrate Children's Book Week at the Vermillion Public Library. Throughout the week of Nov. 15-18 a variety of activities will be available for school-age children. On Monday, Nov. 15 we will be hosting a poster party to create a poster displaying your favorite book. Participants will vote for the best creation with the winner will receive a prize at the CBW party on Thursday.

Join us for snacks and quiet reading time on Tuesday, Nov. 16. Bring books, comics, etc. to read, but not homework! Board games will be set up in the community room on Wednesday for the Million Minute Family Challenge. Get set for the Finish-up CBW Party on Thursday with play story starter games, treats, prize award and more. Call the library for more information at 677-7060.

The Vermillion Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day, and Thursday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving. These are legal holidays. Materials may be returned in the book drop and the A/V drop located in the parking lot on the south side of the library building.

If you ordered the VPL book Women and Wine: The Making of the Vermillion Public Library in a Man's World, 1903-2003, please pick up your copy at the library. There are still copies available for purchase. This publication would make a great Christmas gift for that special reader!

The South Dakota Library Network has switched from PALS to a new program called ALEPH. Please be patient with us as we learn the ins and outs of the new system. Patron instruction for ALEPH will be conducted during our Family Night on Nov. 22.

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