Check It Out By Anne Marshall Adult Books-on-Tape
Books on audiocassette tapes are perfect to pass the time on those long summer trips. Check out the new additions to our adult selection.
Nick Conover is the CEO of a major corporation, a local boy made good, and once the most admired man in a company town. But that was before the layoffs, a stalker menacing his family, and a company conspiracy. Company Man, by Joseph Finder, has been recorded on 10 cassettes to play for approximately 18 hours. It is read unabridged by Scott Brick, a film, television, and radio performer.
After eight years in jail for selling narcotics, Lorenzo Brown is happy to have his freedom and a job protecting dogs for the Humane Society. But his parole officer, Rachel Lopez, has a life that is crumbling around her. Drama City, an emotional journey through the lives of two damaged people, is written by best selling author George Pelecanos. This Washington, DC drama is recorded on six cassettes for eight and a half hours of listening and is narrated by J.D. Jackson.
Fans of the "Miss Julia" series will be delighted to have this graceful Southern lady on tape. Best selling author, Ann B. Ross, has captured the hearts of readers with a character who has a penchant for problem solving. Miss Julia's School of Beauty is now recorded on cassette for approximately 10 hours of listening time. This book-on-tape is narrated by Cynthia Darlow, a veteran of many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.
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 June 20th are:
AUDIO BOOK: Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux.
BUSINESS: Think Like Your Customer, by Bill Stinnett.
FICTION: Pirates of Pensacola, by Keith Thomson.
GOOD NEWS: Salt Garden, by Cindy Martinusen.
HORROR: Bride of the Fat White Vampire, by Andrew Fox.
MYSTERY: Vertical Coffin, by Stephen J. Cannell.
NON-FICTION: Breaking Ground, by David Libeskind.
PRE-PUB: Check the WEB site for this selection.
ROMANCE: Exes and Ohs, by Beth Kendrick.
SCIENCE FICTION: The Assassin's Dream, by J.D. Townsend.
TEEN: The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer.
Discover Your Library � 2005
"Dragons, Dreams, and Daring Deeds." Join us during the week of June 20-23 for the Vermillion Public Library's Summer Reading Program. On Monday, June 20, Mr Twister the balloon man, is scheduled to visit at 1 p.m. in the Community Room. Tuesday is crafts/projects day for the budding artist. Wednesday is movie day with a children's film to be shown from 1 to 3 p.m. and young adult films scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. All are invited for the Reading Round Table on Thursdays, from 1 to 5.
Great Plains, a national bestseller by Ian Frazier, is this month's book club selection. Frazier is a former writer for the The New Yorker Magazine. In an engaging use of travelogue, geography, and folklore, one can participate in the author's 25,000 mile journey. He captures the history, legends, people, and wide-open landscapes of the Great Plains. Join the Vermillion Public Library Book Club for discussion of this book on Thursday, June 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. The club will meet in the Activity Room of the library. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.
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.
The Vermillion Public Library would like to thank the high school sophomores and their advisors from the HOBY Community Service Project. On Saturday, June 11 they planted flowers, cleaned chairs, and swept sidewalks for the library. We would also like to thank Jacquie Lonning, Student Action Coordinator from The University of South Dakota, for making this project possible.