From the author of the acclaimed novel, The Gates of the Alamo, another story of what it's like to journey into space as one of today's astronauts. Challenger Park, by Stephen Harrigan, centers around Lucy Kincheloe, an astronaut married to an astronaut and the mother of two young children.
The Senate Majority Leader is brazenly assassinated in the nation's capital, a high-rise apartment complex is brought down by a suicide bomber and the most feared terrorist network is aided by a surprising enemy. Pick up The American, a thrilling read by new author, Andrew Britton.
Enter the unforgettable world of New York Times best selling author, Stephanie Laurens, creator of the phenomenal Cynster family. What Price Love is an exciting new tale of this amazing and powerful clan.
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. Selections for the week of May 22, are:
AUDIO BOOK: Hidden River, by Adrian McKinty.
BUSINESS: One Phone Call Away, by Jeffrey W. Meshel with Douglas Garr.
FICTION: Pawleys Island, by Dorothea Benton Frank.
GOOD NEWS: Heavens to Betsy, by Beth Pattillo.
HORROR: Into the Fire, by Richard Laymon.
MYSTERY: Orange Crushed, by Pamela Thomas-Graham.
NON-FICTION: Marriage, A History, by Stephanie Coontz.
PRE-PUB: The Brambles, by Eliza Minot.
ROMANCE: Always Time to Die, by Elizabeth Lowell.
SCIENCE FICTION: The Martian War, by Gabriel Mesta.
TEEN: The Summer Sherman Loved Me, by Stephie Davis.
Step into the world of Dinostories and visit an activities exhibit through May 22. Weekly programs are scheduled with special story and craft times for toddlers and preschoolers. This exhibit is created by the Hands-On Partnership for Science, Literature, and Art in South Dakota in partnership with the SD School of Mines & Technology Discovery Center & Aquarium, Dahl Fine Arts Center, South Dakota State Library, and the Rawlins Municipal Library. Stop by on Monday, May 22 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. to learn Dino-Anatomy. Learn and share what you know about different dinosaur parts.
CLAWS, PAWS, SCALES, & TALES! Get ready for this year's summer reading program at the Vermillion Public Library. Stop by the circulation desk to register or call 677-7060 to receive more information. The Kick-Off Party starts Monday, June 5 at noon.
Young Adult Open Mic Night is coming to VPL! Participants are welcome to bring their own writings or use material available at the library. Open Mic Night is planned for Sunday, May 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the library.
Learn about kayaking from an expert. Chad Cadwell from Missouri River Expeditions will be presenting a program on Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. For more information, contact Linda Calleja at 677-7060.