Check It Out By Anne Marshall New Adult Non-Fiction
How much truth is there in the blockbuster book The Da Vinci Code? Historian Bart D. Ehrman shows readers in an informative and witty book, Truth and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code, that numerous mistakes have been made. He separates fact from fiction and historical realities from the flights of literary fantasy. Readers of Dan Brown's best seller who would like to know the truth about the beginnings of Christianity and the life of Jesus will find this book riveting.
Iran's Islamic Revolution is slowly fading. Men and women who kicked out the Shah, spent eight years fighting Saddam's Iraq, and terrified the West with its militancy and courage are now the worn-out generation. In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs, by Christopher de Ballaigue, readers hear the voices and enlightened with the memories of these wistful revolutionaries. This book is a subtly intense revelation of the hearts and minds of the Iranian people, and what it is to live among them.
Nearly 20 years after making the world's most famous underwater discovery, Robert D. Ballard returns to the Titanic to record the most dramatic images of the wreck yet seen. In Return to the Titanic, Ballard documents what remains and what is lost with diagrams, maps, archival images, and digital photography.
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 16 are:
AUDIO BOOK: No selection for this week.
BUSINESS: Category Killers, by Robert Spector.
FICTION: The Art of Mending, by Elizabeth Berg.
GOOD NEWS: Season of Life, by Jeffrey Marx.
HORROR: No selection for this week.
MYSTERY: Broken Dishes, by Earlene Fowler.
NON-FICTION: The Island at the Center of the World, by Russell Shorto.
PRE-PUB: No selection for this week.
ROMANCE: Masquerading the Marquess, by Anne Mallory.
SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week.
TEEN: Airborn, by Kenneth Oppel.
Discover Your Library � 2005
Linda Calleja, the library's outreach coordinator, is speaking on the services offered through the Outreach Program. Anyone interested may stop by the Senior Citizen's Center on Monday, May 16 at 1 p.m.
Celebrate Pets in May! Join us for special activities dedicated to your furry, feathered, finned, and scaled loved ones this month at the Vermillion Public Library. There will be a special pet Story Time for preschool age children on Thursday morning, May 19, at 11:15 a.m. in the Community Room. From 3:30 to 5 p.m. on that same day come meet Dr. Al Pravecek, a Vermillion veterinarian, who will tell us about taking care of our precious friends, and introduce his own very special animals.
The Vermillion Public Library Book Club will be held on Thursday, May 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the activity room of the library. The Butches of Madison County, the 1996 winner of the Lambda Award for Best Humor, is written by author Ellen Orleans and will be the discussion book for the May meeting. This book, a witty parody of a classic romance, is about the relationship stages of a wandering lesbian writer and a straight Iowa farmwife.