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Badger Clark is arguably one of the best of the traditional cowboy poets. In addition to his poetry, Clark was also known for his excellent short stories and thought-provoking essays. Cowboy Miner Productions and Greg Scott present the most comprehensive collection ever in Cowboy Poetry: ClassicPoems & Prose by Badger Clark. This work includes all of his short stories, more than two dozen previously unpublished or long out-of-printpoems, some of his bestessays and letters, and a saddle bag full of his best known and most frequently performed poetry.

New Adult Non-Fiction


Whether you are an early Boomer who wore a Beany-Copter hat, or you are a late Boomer who played Rock'em Sock'em Robots, relive the carefree days of childhood as you browse through Warman's 101 Greatest Baby Boomer Toys. This guide includes individual listings and toy values for up-to-date prices and a fascinating background about the impact of culture and events on Baby Boomer toys.

The Best New American Voices 2006 is a collection of stories by American writers from distinguished writing programs. This edition includes work from 15 new American writers whose pieces were chosen from hundreds of nominations submitted by writing programs such as the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Johns Hopkins, and the Sewanee and Bread Loaf summer conferences.

Finding a job can be the hardest, most frustrating, and ego-bruising work you ever do. To improve your success, check out a new guide by Ron and Caryl Krannich, Ph.Ds, titled Job Hunting Tips for People with Hot and Not-So-Hot Backgrounds. This guide will help you discover 150 tips for landing the perfect position.

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 are for the week of Feb. 27:

AUDIO BOOK: Desolation Island, by Patrick O'Brian.

BUSINESS: The Future of Work, by Thomas W. Malone.

FICTION: Vanishing Acts, by Jodi Picoult.

GOOD NEWS: Precious Things, by Andrea Boeshaar.

HORROR: The Demonologist, by Michael Laimo.

MYSTERY: The Tarnished Eye, by Judith Guest.

NON-FICTION: Emotional Design, by Donald A. Norman.

PRE-PUB: A Most Uncommon Degree of Popularity, by Kathleen Gilles Seidel.

ROMANCE: The Cobra and the Concubine, by Bonnie Vanak.

SCIENCE FICTION: Buried Deep, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

TEEN: Karoo Boy, by Troy Blacklaws.

Library Activities Calendar

The February meeting of the Vermillion Public Library Book Club is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the South Dakota Room of the library. In honor of National African-American History Month, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry is this month's selection. This award winning book portrays an African-American family in a Chicago ghetto in the mid-1950s, and explores themes of family conflict, poverty, and racism. Copies are available at the circulation desk.

You are invited to view the movie version of A Raisin in the Sun on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. Popcorn will be provided. This activity is scheduled for adults and young adults ages 12 to 18 years old.

Young adult activities also include celebrating Mardi Gras. Join the party on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the library. The February meeting of CCSB will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. to discuss plans for the Saint Patrick's Day activity.

The first time event of Scrabble Scrimmage will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room for adults and young adults. Challenge others to a Scrabble match that is designed to improve your word knowledge. Extra Scrabble games are welcome.

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