Check It Out

Check It Out By Anne Marshall Showcased Book of the Week

"My dear Noel,

I don't know what to write to you so I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits whose names were � Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter."

So begins Beatrix Potter's most celebrated letter written in 1893 to a young friend, Noel Moore, when he was ill. It was also the first time she told what was to become The Tale of Peter Rabbit, a classic story cherished by children young and old.

Letters to Children from Beatrix Potter, collected and introduced by Judy Taylor, is a compilation of Potter's letters and copiously illustrated drawings to the many children she knew throughout her lifetime. The result of this work is an intriguing and attractive book that reveals much new information about Beatrix Potter.

New Adult Non-Fiction

What Color Is Your Parachute? is still one of the essential and popular business books. The 2005 edition by Richard N. Bolles is the classic job-hunting guide and has been chosen by the Library of Congress, Center for the Book as one of 25 books that have shaped reader's lives.

James S. Hirsch, author of Hurricane, brings his readers the shattering account of the long, horrific ordeal of two very brave men. Two Souls Indivisible: The Friendship That Saved Two POWs in Vietnam is a moving story of men whose courage, sense of duty, and love proved greater that the depravity of their captors.

From the Caribbean to the China Sea, the CSS Alabama inflicted havoc on Union commerce for over two years during the American Civil War. Two Years on the Alabama: A Firsthand Account of the Daring Exploits of the Infamous Confederate Raider, by Arthur Sinclair, an officer onboard the ship.

All New Adult Books can be found on the new book shelves just beyond the circulation desk.

DearReader.com Book Club

The DearReader.com Book Club offers many selections to Internet patrons. 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.supportlibrary. com/su/su.cfm ?x=470 596.

The following selections for the week of March 7 are:

Business: Business Under Fire, by Dan Carrison.

Fiction: Twisted, by Jonathan Kellerman.

Good News: Footsteps, by DiAnn Mills.

Mystery: Melancholy Baby, by Robert B. Parker.

Non-fiction: Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow.

Romance: A Texan's Luck, by Jodi Thomas.

Teen: Swollen, by Melissa Lion.

Discover Your Library � 2005

VITA has returned to the Vermillion Public Library. Through April 14, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be scheduled for Monday and Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room. Bring your 2004 tax information.

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. Please check for more details in the next "Check It Out" article.

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.

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