Check It Out

Check It Out
New adult fiction collection

Best selling author, Maeve Binchy is back with an enchanting book full of the wit, warmth and wisdom that have made her one of the most beloved and widely read writers today. When a new highway threatens to bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through Whitehorn Woods, everyone has a passionate opinion about whether the town will suffer. The town folk of Rossmore must decide between the traditions of the past and the promises of the future in Whitehorn Woods.

Another new book from best selling author and trial lawyer, James Grippando, is set in Florida with Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Sweteck. In When Darkness Falls, Jack tackles a case in which the life of his best friend hangs in the balance and nothing is as it seems.

New York Times best selling author, Kay Hooper, returns with a relentless thriller that brings her fans face-to-face with fear itself. In Sleeping With Fear, Riley Crane, a psychic special agent, finds herself caught up in a tangled web of secrets, lies and evil.

Writing partners and best friends for more than 20 years, Jill Gregory and Karen Tintori team up to bring readers a thriller that weaves together the Kabbala, the tarot and the forces of good and evil. Within each generation, there are 33 righteous souls. Their lives hold the key to the fate of the world and if all are dead, then the end of the world. Professor David Shepherd uncovers the knowledge that holds the fate of the world in The Book of Names. Book Club

The 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, vpl.s and clicking on the book club icon. Online patrons can find the club at The following selections for the week of March 26, 2007 are:

AUDIO BOOK: The Brothers Bulger, by Howie Carr

BUSINESS: The Bear Necessities of Business, by Maxine Clark and Amy Joyner

FICTION: Passarola Rising, by Azhar Abidi

GOOD NEWS: How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life, by Art Linkletter and Mark Victor Hansen

HORROR: After Midnight, by Richard Laymon

MYSTERY: House of the Deaf, by Lamar Herrin

NON-FICTION: The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls

PRE-PUB: Check online for selection.

ROMANCE: River's Edge, by Marie Bostwick

SCIENCE FICTION: Coyote Frontier, by Allen Steele

TEEN: Alice In the Know, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Upcoming Calendar and Events

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 runs through April 12 on Mondays and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Learn more fishing skills from expert Norman Kronick of Fisherman's Bait & Tackle in South Sioux City, NE. A "Fishing is Fun" program is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Community Room of the library.

The Friends of the Vermillion Public Library are hosting another used book sale beginning on March 29 and running through April 1.

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.

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.

Do you need help with your homework, want to ace the ACT or are searching for a career change? The Vermillion Public Library has a subscription to Learning Express Library that lets all our patrons use its services for free. You can take practice tests and diagnostic tests to improve your class work, prepare for standardized testing,or see if you might suit a new career. To utilize this subscription log into the VPL's Web site at

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