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Home Design Guidebooks

Want to know everything about adding the right finishing touches to your home improvement project or new construction? Author Nancy E. Berry has been writing about home improvements for more than 15 years and brings her expertise to homeowners in Architectural Hardware. This is a practical guide to handles, hinges, knobs, and pulls for the home.

Farmhouses evoke nostalgic memories of a simpler life and a deep connection to the seasons and the land. Jean Rehkamp Larson brings interested readers a book explaining the appeal of today's American farmhouse. The Farmhouse is a remarkable collection celebrating 20 new and remodeled homes with over 300 photographs, floor plans, historical sidebars, and up-close details.

The world of home entertainment is rapidly changing and consumers now have a wide range of options. Home Theater Design, by Krissy Rushing will guide readers through the aspects of creating a beautiful and comfortable home that elegantly takes advantage of emerging media-related technologies and furnishings. 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, and clicking on the book club icon. Online patrons can find the club at The following selections for the week of March 19, 2007 are:

AUDIO BOOK: No selection for this week.

BUSINESS: How to Recognize & Reward Employees, by Donna Deeprose.

FICTION: Piece of Work, by Laura Zigman.

GOOD NEWS: The Brushstroke Legacy, by Lauraine Snelling.

HORROR: No selection for this week.

MYSTERY: Baby Shark, by Robert Fate.

NON-FICTION: If You Could See Me Now, by Michael Mewshaw.

PRE-PUB: No selection for this week.

ROMANCE: Play With Me, by Janice Maynard

SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week.

TEEN: Sleeper Code, by Tom Sniegoski

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.

Come play your favorite word game and learn new games at the next Word Games Extravaganza! The board games include Balderdash, Password, Scattergories, and Scrabble. This program will be held on Saturday, March 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. Extra word games are welcome and be sure to wear green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

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.

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 to 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 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 you 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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