Three college buddies, two ravishing shipmates, a wealthy yachtsman, and plenty of Mexican tequila combine and combust in a thrilling tale of search for sunken treasure. In Dark Gold by David Angsten, the group may have discovered the fabled Diablo Blanco who is guarding the 19th-century wreck laden with gold.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Dogs of Babel, Carolyn Parkhurst, brings her fans another great read. Lost and Found pulls the reader by the hand to witness the inexpressible tenderness and cruelty of real emotion on a new reality show named "Lost and Found."
In a masterful blend of Christian scholarship and pure thrilling adventure, author Matilde Asensi has written a novel about the race to find the secret location of the Vera Cruz, the True Cross on which Christ was crucified. In The Last Cato, holy relics are disappearing from sacred spots around the world and the Vatican will do whatever it takes to stop these thieves.
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 Sept. 11:
AUDIO BOOK: Consent to Kill, by Vince Flynn.
BUSINESS: How to Sell to an Idiot, by John Hoover.
FICTION: 72 Hour Hold, by Bebe Moore Campbell.
GOOD NEWS: Attic Treasures, by Brunstetter, Shuttlesworth, Spaeth, and Tracy.
HORROR: Guilty Pleasures, by Laurell K. Hamilton.
MYSTERY: Monday Mourning, by Kathy Reichs.
NON-FICTION: Explorers House, by Robert M. Poole.
PRE-PUB: Scoop, by Rene Gutteridge.
ROMANCE: Pleasuring the Prince, by Patricia Grasso.
SCIENCE FICTION: Maiden Voyager, by R. Edward Main.
TEEN: Invisible, by Pete Hautman.
Starting on Sunday, Sept. 10, the library will return to its school-time hours and can accommodate patrons from 1 to 5 p.m.
One Book South Dakota 2006 presents the novel Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. Jamie Sullivan, from Mount Marty College, will lead a discussion of this book on Sunday, Sept. 10 starting at 3 p.m. in the library. Sign up for the afternoon talk, sponsored by the Vermillion Public Library, the South Dakota Center for the Book, and the South Dakota Humanities Council. A copy of this novel is available to borrow at the library.
Scrabble Scrimmage for adults and young adults ages 12-18 will be on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room. Come challenge others to Scrabble fun at this spelling social. Extra Scrabble boards and Scrabble dictionaries are welcome.
Vermillion Public Library Story Time is starting the week of Sept. 25. Toddler Story Time is scheduled for Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. and 7 p.m. The Preschool Story Time is scheduled for Mondays starting at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. Participants must be pre-registered. For more information please stop by the library or call librarian Joyce Moore, at 677-7060.