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 Feb. 26 are:
AUDIO BOOK: What Remains, by Carole Radziwill.
BUSINESS:Virtuoso Teams, by Andy Boynton & Bill Fischer.
FICTION: The Days of Summer, by Jill Barnett.
GOOD NEWS: Letter Perfect, by Cathy Marie Hake.
HORROR: The Farm, by Scott Nicholson.
MYSTERY: Havoc, by Jack Du Brul.
NON-FICTION: A Life in Secrets, by Sarah Helm.
PRE-PUB: Black Ice, by Linda Hall.
ROMANCE: The Bachelor Trap, by Elizabeth Thornton.
SCIENCE FICTION: The Thirteenth House, by Sharon Shinn.
TEEN: Life As We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer.
Upcoming Calendar and Events
Word Games is again scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. This program is for adults and young adults, ages 12 to 18 years and can pit your word skills against others. Games include Balderdash, Boggle, Hangman, Scrabble, Scattergories, and Word Yahztee. Other word games are welcome.
The Young Adult Book Club will meet on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the South Dakota Room of the library. The book for discussion is Bel Canto, a novel by Ann Patchett. The YA club is for students in grades six through 12. To obtain the book, please contact Joyce Moore at 677-7060.
Celebrate the Cat in the Hat's 50th birthday and Read Across America Day. Our program is on Friday, March 2 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. We will share Seuss stories and trivia, have treats and enjoy the antics of the Cat in the Hat.
Volunteers from the USD School of Law and School of Business will again be available to help with tax returns at the library. You may qualify for this free service if you are low income, elderly, or a foreign filer. This service starts on Feb. 5 and runs through April 12 on Mondays and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Adult Book Club is scheduled for March 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the South Dakota Room of the library. March's selection is the novel, Buffalo for the Broken Heart, by Paul O'Brien. O'Brien is a veteran writer, rancher, and environmentalist. This book chronicles his personal experiences on his ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Free-range Internet is available at the library. Just bring in your wireless ready laptop and boot up during library open hours. There is no time limit.
While you are in the library please pick up a free copy of the Winter Weather Preparedness Guide by the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management. These guides are located on the front of the circulation desk.
Collections needed! The library staff is asking to borrow interesting collections for display in the case behind the circulation desk. Any patron with items for use may contact Joyce Moore, the children's librarian, at 677-7060 during the day.
Please note the current display of Hedgehogs donated by Janice Kitzler, which can be viewed through February.