# 1. Mary, Mary, by James Patterson. The F.B.I. agent Alex Cross tracks a Hollywood killer who announces the crimes via e-mail.
# 2. At First Sight, by Nicholas Sparks. The young couple from the book, True Believer, who are now expecting a child, receive a disturbing message.
# 3. Light from Heaven, by Jan Karon. Father Tim's bishop asks him to revive a long-closed mountain church. This is the final novel in the Mitford series.
# 4. Predator, by Patricia Cornwell. On the trail of a possible serial killer, Dr. Kay Scarpetta turns to a jailed psychopath for advice.
# 5. The Lighthouse, by P.D. James. Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called in to solve a murder (or two) on a remote Cornish Island.
DearReader.com Book Club
The DearReader.com Book Club offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book runs for five days, Monday through Friday. Some genres only offer selections every other week. Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site, http://vpl.sdln.net and clicking on the book club icon. Online patrons can find the club at www.supportlibrary.com/su/su.cfm?x=470596. The following selections for the week of Dec. 26 are:
AUDIO BOOK: No selection for this week.
BUSINESS: Return on Customer, by Don Peppers & Martha Rogers.
FICTION: Sarah, by Marek Halter.
GOOD NEWS: The Dwelling Place, by Elizabeth Musser.
HORROR: No selection for this week.
MYSTERY: The Forgotten Man, by Robert Crais.
NON-FICTION: Last Train to Paradise, by Les Standiford.
PRE-PUB: No selection for this week.
ROMANCE: He Loves Lucy, by Susan Donovan.
SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week.
TEEN: The Boyfriend List, by E. Lockhart.
Discover Your Library � 2005
There will be special December activities during the holiday break for kids of all ages. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, come play a variety of board games and on Thursday, Dec., 29 enjoy a movie. Both activities are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. Parents must remain in the library for any child under 6 years of age.
The Vermillion Public Library Book Club will not meet in December. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. The new book for discussion will be The Serpent's Trail by Sue Henry. Another mystery from an award-winning author brings back the heart warming character of Maxie McNabb, a 63-year-old retiree who has hit the road in her brand-new Winnabago accompanied by her mini-dachshund, Stretch. Maxie is on her way to visit an old friend who is terminally ill and barely conscious in the hospital. The real adventure starts when Stretch and Maxie arrive in Grand Junction, CO, to find the friend's home has been burglarized. Book Club copies of this mystery can be obtained at the library.
The library will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Dec. 26 in observance of Christmas. This is a legal holiday. We will reopen during the regular patron hours on Tuesday, Dec. 27. Materials may be returned in the book drop or the A/V drop located on the south side of the library.
The winter/spring story time will begin on Feb. 6. Registration begins on Monday, Jan. 9, at the library. Preschool story time in open to children ages 3 to 5 years and toddler story time is open for children from 1 to 3 years. Registration is required and space is limited. Stop by or call the library for more information at 677-7060.