From America's #1 master of suspense comes the best thriller yet. James Patterson, along with Peter De Jonge, bring fans a story about a one-man law firm located in the richest resort town in America, legendary East Hampton. Beach Road will leave readers gasping in shock in the final scenes.
The next world war draws toward its climax, but a familiar enemy from the past holds the key to victory. Join author Joe Buff in his latest novel, Seas of Crisis.
Michael Gruber delights his readers again as science and mysticism, and nature and greed collide in a new thriller. Night of the Jaguar opens deep in the jungles of Colombia when an American priest is shot dead in his makeshift church.
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.c om/su/su.cfm?x=470596. The following selections for the week of May 8, 2006 are:
BUSINESS: Begging for Change, by Robert Egger.
FICTION: The Last Kingdom, by Bernard Cornwell
GOOD NEWS: The Rats of Hamelin, by Adam McCune and Keith McCune.
MYSTERY: Jury of One, by David Ellis.
NON-FICTION: Assassination Vacation, by Sarah Vowell.
ROMANCE: Redemption, by Carolyn Davidson.
TEEN: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, by Richard Yancey.
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 S.D. School of Mines & Technology Discovery Center & Aquarium, Dahl Fine Arts Center, South Dakota State Library, and the Rawlins Municipal Library.
Dig up dinosaur books on Monday, May 15 after school, and stop by at 7 p.m. for a special dinosaur story time. Learn dino-anatomy on Monday, May 22 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Another Scrabble Scrimmage is scheduled for Saturday, May 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. Adults and young adults from 12 to 18 years of age are invited to join in the spelling fun. Extra Scrabble boards are welcome.
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.