John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has taken a position on the Sea Haven, NJ, police department. His first job is to investigate a murder of a billionaire found at the seaside amusement park. Tilt A Whirl, by Chris Grabenstein, is his first novel in a new series.
Patricia Smiley's first book, False Profits, was a runaway success that introduced a smart, feisty heroine trying to survive the cutthroat L.A. business scene. Financial whiz Tucker Sinclair returns in a thrilling new novel, Cover Your Assets, which plunges her into a seedy underworld where deadly secrets are liabilities.
C.J. Floyd, a streetwise, Denver-based, African-American bail bondsman, Vietnam vet, and reluctant investigator, is back to face his most life-threatening assignment of his career. Author Robert Greer's character, ER doctor Carmen Nguyen, hires C.J. to look for the army sergeant father she never knew 30 years after the Vietnam War in Resurrecting Langston Blue.
These new mysteries are located on the new book shelves behind the circulation desk of the library. If your selection is unavailable, please ask a staff member to hold your book.
The Vermillion Public Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 in honor of Presidents' Day. Materials may be returned to the book and A/V drops located on the south side of the library building. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Feb. 21.
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 in scheduled for adults and young adults ages 12 to 18.
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.