Check It Out

Check It Out By Anne Marshall New Adult Non-Fiction

Few thrills can compare to weather at its worst. We often hear on the news that the day was the hottest, coldest, wettest, or snowiest on record. Is the climate really becoming more extreme as a result of global warming? Extreme Weather: A Guide & Record Book, by Christopher C. Burt, is the ultimate book for weather enthusiasts and anyone interested in the oddities and extremes of nature.

Gilgamesh is considered one of the masterpieces of world literature, and although previously there have been competent scholarly translations of it, until now there has not been a version that is a superlative literary text in its own right. Acclaimed translator Stephen Mitchell�s rendering, Gilgamesh: A New English Version, allows readers to enter an ancient world as if for the first time.

�The only way to gain power in a world that is moving too fast is to learn to slow down. And the only way to spread one�s influence wide is to learn to go deep. The world we want for ourselves and our children will not emerge from electronic speed but rather from a spiritual stillness that takes root in our souls.� This is taken from the introduction of The Gift of Change, by best selling author Marianne Williamson, as she delves deeply into the powerful role of change in our lives today.

Your pet�s feelings hold the key to his health and happiness. Dr. McMillan, D.V.M., shares his insights from over 25 years of commitment to and study of his animal patients. Pick up Unlocking the Animal Mind, by Franklin D. McMillan, with a foreword written by animal activist, Bob Barker.

Explore the subterranean world of the antiquities trade, from the cadaver-littered pits of professional grave robbers in Sipan to the glittering collections of wealthy buyers in the world�s capitals. Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World, by Roger Atwood, is an immensely compelling and disturbing tale of greed, destruction, and woe.

DearReader.com Book Club

The DearReader.com Book Club offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book will run five days (Monday � Friday), each new book starting on Monday, with some of the genre offering 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.supportlibrary.com/su/su.cfm?x=470596.

The following selections for the week of May 30 are:

AUDIO BOOK: No selection for this week.

BUSINESS: Branded Customer Service, by Janelle Barlow & Paul Stewart.

FICTION: Aloft, by Chang-rae Lee.

GOOD NEWS: Stain Guilt, by Brandilyn Collins.

HORROR: No selection for this week.

MYSTERY: The Devil of Nanking, by Mo Hayder.

NON-FICTION: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, by J. McIver

Weatherford.

PRE-PUB: No selection for this week.

ROMANCE: Master of Ecstasy, by Nina Bangs.

SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week.

TEEN: Overnight, by Adele Griffin.

Discover Your Library � 2005

Do you have an e-mail address? The Vermillion Public Library is encouraging patrons to share their e-mail addresses to enable the library staff better communication with you. Current information, activities, and overdue announcements could then be sent directly to our patrons. Stop by or call the library to sign up for this service at 677-7060.

Sign up for VPL Summer Story Time. Preschool Story Time is open to all children ages 3 to 5 years old. The Toddler Story Time is open to all children ages 1 to 3 years old. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information, please call the library at 677-7060.

�Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds� is the theme of this year�s Summer Reading Program. The program begins at noon on Monday, June 6 and runs through noon, Friday Aug. 5. There is no fee charged for activities and all programs are open to the public. Registration is required, with packets and details given out at the Kick-Off Party scheduled for noon on June 6. Call the library to sign up at 677-7060.

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