James L. Swanson, an attorney and Lincoln scholar, brings vividly to life one of the greatest stories in American history. Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer delves into the pursuit of John Wilkes Booth by Union cavalry and detectives through the streets of Washington DC, across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.
Affected by a rare and fatal neuromuscular disease, Mattie J.T. Stepanek, a 13-year-old boy, made a difference before he died with his poetry. His final volume of poetry, Reflections of a Peacemaker, published posthumously, became an instant New York Times best-seller. Mattie continues to impact the world featuring a collaboration work with President Jimmy Carter titled Just Peace: A Message of Hope.
By the mid-1930s Laura Ingalls Wilder's journeys had taken her from Wisconsin to South Dakota, from Missouri to California and back again. For the first time, writings from three of her most memorable trips have been collected in one edition, A Little House Traveler, featuring historical black and white photographs.
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 Aug. 21:
BUSINESS: Breakthrough Business Results with MVT, by Charles Holland.
FICTION: Every Breath You Take, by Judith McNaught.
GOOD NEWS: The Angel of Bastogne, by Gilbert Morris.
MYSTERY: Bitter End, by Christine Kling.
NON-FICTION: There and Back Again, by Sean Astin.
ROMANCE: Shadows All Around Her, by Catherine Mulvany.
TEEN: Eva Underground, by Dandi Daley Mackall.
Wireless Internet has been newly installed for our patron's use. "WiFi" is located by the reading tables in the adult section of the library and electrical plug-ins are available.
The library is pleased to announce the replacement of four of our outdated computers. These new computers are located in spots #4, #7, and two of the adult area catalog terminals. The replacements are funded in part by the city of Vermillion, the S.D. State Library and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Needed: Items for the display case located in the library's front entry. We are looking for patrons who are willing to share their collections, hobby items, or seasonal exhibits.
Anyone interested in filling the display case must set-up and clean-out their materials in a timely manner. The library has the right to approve any material to determine an appropriate exhibit. Please call Joyce Moore, Children & Young Adult Librarian, for additional information at 677-7060.
Scrabble Scrimmage is back! Come challenge other Scrabble enthusiasts and improve your word knowledge on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library. This event is open to adults and young adults from 12-18 years old. Extra Scrabble boards and Scrabble dictionaries are welcome.