Check It Out

Check It Out By Anne Marshall DearReader.com Book Club

The DearReader.com Book Club offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book will run five days (Monday-Friday), with a new book starting on Monday and some of the genre offer selections every other week. Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site, and clicking on the book club icon. Online patrons can find the club through www.support

library.com/su/su.cfm?x=470596.

The following selections for the week of March 14 are:

Audio Book: The Manchurian Candidate, by Richard Condon.

Business: Integrity Selling for the 21st Century, by Ron Willingham.

Fiction: Eventide, by Kent Haruf.

Good News: Learning to Sing, by Clay Aiken with Allison Glock.

Horror: In the Night Room, by Peter Straub.

Mystery: A Dilly of a Death, by Susan Wittig Albert.

Non-Fiction: The Anatomy of Hope, by Jerome E. Groopman.

Pre-Pub: The Botanist and the Vintner, by Christy Campbell.

Romance: Hot Stuff, by Carly Phillips.

Science Fiction: Iron Sunrise, by Charles Stross.

Teen: Newbies, by James A. Moore.

Discover Your Library � 2005

VITA will be at the Vermillion Public Library through April 14. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is scheduled for Monday and Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. in the community room. Bring your 2004 tax information and if possible, last year's tax return when you come. Call the library for more information or to see if you qualify during the scheduled times at 677-7060.

After school movie time is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the community room of the library. This program is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Easter is just around the corner and so is the annual Egg Hunt sponsored by the Vermillion Public Library. Join us on Friday, March 25 at 11 a.m. Children age 1 to 7 are invited to bring their baskets and meet in the community room.

The Vermillion Public Library will be closed on Sunday, March 27 for Easter. The library will be open to the public at 10 a.m., on Monday, March 28. Materials may be returned in the book and A/V drops on the south side of the building.

March Book Club

Set in 1945 post-war Barcelona, The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (translated by Lucia Graves) takes the reader on a magical journey through the streets and lives of this fascinating city. The story twists and turns with a secret library, The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, where everything begins. Invited to "adopt" one of the lost volumes in the cemetery, Daniel, a young boy of 10, is whisked up by a series of unimaginable events.

This month's Book Club meeting will be held on Thursday, March 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the community room of the library. Please join the book club to discuss what some have claimed as a "great work" and others contest that it is "an overblown romance and pseudo-literature."

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