Check It Out

Check It Out
New Adult Non-Fiction

Brewing Up a Business is the exhilarating success story of a man who really likes beer, so much that he started a business of it. Starting with nothing but a home brewing kit, Sam Calagione turned his entrepreneurial dream into a foamy reality and built the country's fastest growing brewery, Dogfish Head, Craft Brewery in Delaware. Even if you are a "tea-totaller", this is a story that proves an entrepreneur must take big risks to reap big rewards.

From the author of Krakatoa and The Professor and the Madman, comes a new understanding of an extraordinary geological event, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. New York Times bestselling author, Simon Winchester, takes a look at the tumultuous subterranean world that produces the world's most sudden and destructive force. Investigate A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906.

Michael Steinberg's highly successful listener's guides, The Symphony and The Concerto, have biography, crystal clear musical analysis, and delightful humor. Steinberg brings his readers and listeners another musical adventure with Choral Masterworks: A Listener's Guide, which includes more than 50 illuminating essays on classic choral masterpieces. Book Club

The Book Club offers many selections to Internet patrons. The following selections for the week of Nov. 14 are:

BUSINESS: The Pampered Chef, by Doris Christopher.

FICTION: Killer Swells, by Jeff Shelby.

GOOD NEWS: Getting Through the Tough Stuff, by Charles R. Swindoll.

MYSTERY: A Cry from the Dark, by Robert Barnard.

NON-FICTION: Magical Thinking, by Augustine Burroughs.

PRE-PUB: No selection for this week.

ROMANCE: Chances Are, by Barbar Bretton.

SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week.

TEEN: Dark Angel, by David Klass.

Discover Your Library � 2005

The DUC Library Program is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that sends art books absolutely free to public schools and libraries in all 50 states and the American Territories. The Distribution to Underserved Communities is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation, and many other foundations and individuals.

The books are donated to the DUC in mint condition from their respective publishers and museums. More than 60 museums and publishers participate to distribute new art books for the purpose of creating access to contemporary art resources. For more information on free materials, please visit the DUC Web site at http://www.ducprogram. org/.

The Vermillion Public Library Book Club has selected Gifted Hands, an autobiography by Ben Carson for this month's discussion. This is a story of one inner-city African American kid who became on of the world's renowned neurosurgeons. The book club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. Copies of this biography are available at the Circulation Desk.

Join us for a board game and word extravaganza on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room. Play your favorite game or learn a new one. This afternoon of games, designed to stretch your knowledge of words, is for adults and young adults 12 to 18. Game choices are Balderdash, Boggle, Hangman, Password, Scattegories, Scrabble, Word Yahtzee, and Wordage.

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