You will be drawn into the Jackson's lives through their struggle to know themselves and each other when Mildred Jackson unearths an aluminum Christmas tree from 1958. A simple, homespun story, The Aluminum Christmas Tree, by Thomas J. Davis, author of The Christmas Quilt, will nurture your spirits as it furnishes insights on how people can act and yet maintain their capacity for love.
Thomas Kinkade, one of America's most collected living artists, and fiction author Katherine Spencer have teamed up to bring readers A Christmas to Remember. The citizens of Cape Light are getting ready to deck the halls in their beautiful seaside hamlet – but not everyone is having an easy time of it. When curmudgeonly Lillian Warwick is confined to her bed with pneumonia, she lets her thoughts drift back to 1955 and a magical time when she first met the man who would become her husband.
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 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 for the week of November 13, 2006 are:
Audio Book: No selection for this week.
Business: Performance Without Compromise, by Charles F. Knight.
Fiction: Sweetwater Creek, by Anne Rivers Siddons.
Good News: Carly, by Lyn Cote.
Horror: No selection for this week.
Mystery: No Nest for the Wicked, by Donna Andrews.
Non-Fiction: Garlic and Sapphires, by Ruth Reichl.
Pre-Pub: No selection for this week.
Romance: Squeeze Play, by Kate Angell.
Science Fiction: No selection for this week.
Teen: Defining Dulcie, by Paul Acampora
The library will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. This is a legal holiday. The library will reopen on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m.
The library will also be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving, and will reopen on Friday, Nov. 24 for patrons at 10 a.m. Library materials may be returned in the book and A/V drops located on the south side of the building.
Join us to celebrate Children's Book Week, Nov. 13 through 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. There will be crafts, a storyteller, book carnival and the CBW party.
The Vermillion Public Library Book Club discussion is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the South Dakota Room of the library. This month's book is West of Kabul, East of New York, by Tamin Ansary. It is the passionate, personal account of the struggle to reconcile two cultures in conflict.
Come challenge others to Scrabble games at the November Scrabble Scrimmage on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. This program is open to adults and young adults, ages 12 to 18 years. Extra Scrabble boards and Scrabble dictionaries are welcome.
The Vermillion Public Library is sponsoring an event to celebrate National Game Week starting on Sunday, Nov. 19. Card games and board games will be available at the library from 1 to 4 p.m. Extra game boards are welcome.