An interesting series of travel, informational, and historic books has included areas of South Dakota. The Images of America Series, issued by Arcadia Publishing Company, celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community or area today.
The library has acquired Gregory and Charles Mix Counties, Lakota Sioux Missions: South Dakota, and Mitchell's Corn Palace, all by author Jan Cerney, and Wind Cave National Park, by Peggy Sanders. Cerney, a retired teacher, lives on a ranch west of Kadoka. Sanders is a lifelong resident from Fall River County. These books can be found in the South Dakota section of the new book shelves, located beyond the circulation desk.
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 March 6:
BUSINESS: PyroMarketing, by Greg Stielstra.
FICTION: The Undomestic Goddess, by Sophie Kinsella.
GOOD NEWS: The Preacher's Daughter, by Beverly Lewis.
MYSTERY: Scarecrow, by Matthew Reilly.
NON-FICTION: In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote.
ROMANCE: Haven, by Bobbi Smith.
TEEN: Invisible Enemies, by Jeanette Farrell.
Library activities calendar
The first 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.
The monthly meeting of the Vermillion Public Library Book Club is scheduled for Thursday, March 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. This month's selection is My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult. This is an emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs with insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Picoult has received the 2003 New England Book Award, and is a New York Times Bestselling author of 10 previous novels. Copies of this book can be obtained at the circulation desk.