Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the rocky foothills of the French Pyrenees, a gospel that contained her own version of the events and characters of the New Testament. When journalist Maureen Pascal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery, so revolutionary that thousands of people have been killed for it. Follow Pascal's journey in The Expected One, by Kathleen McGowan.
New York Times best-selling author of Pirate, Ted Bell, brings his fans another great novel. Intrepid MI-6 intelligence officer Alex Hawke confronts an evil like no other along the Brazilian Amazon and the U.S.-Mexican border that will bring America to its knees. Spy is Bell's most gripping espionage thriller to date.
Isabel "Izzy" Spellman is a 28-year-old private investigator with a checkered past littered with romantic mistakes, excessive drinking, and creative vandalism. Izzy wants out of the family business, Spellman Investigations, but must take on one more job to find a 15-year-old missing person's case. She accepts, only to find a disappearance case closer to home in author Lisa Lutz's The Spellman Files. This is the first novel in a winning and hilarious new series.
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 May 21 are:
Audio Book: Dollar Daze, by Karin Gillespie.
Business: The Invisible Employee: Realizing the Hidden Potential in Everyone, by A. Gostick & C. Elton.
Fiction: City of Glory, by Beverly Swerling.
Good News: Hostage, by Don Brown.
Horror: Breeding Ground, by Sarah Pinborough.
Mystery: Iron Orchid, by Stuart Woods.
Non-Fiction: The Innocent Man, by John Grisham.
Pre-Pub: City of Fire, by Robert Ellis.
Romance: Love Is in the Heir, by Kathryn Caskie.
Science Fiction: Futureshocks, edited by Lou Anders.
Teen: Under the Baseball Moon, by John H. Ritter.
Upcoming Calendar and Events
Word Games is again scheduled for Saturday, May 19, from 1-4 pm. Play your favorite word games and bring in new ones to the Community Room of the library. Extra dictionaries are welcome. This program is for adults and young adults, ages 12-18 years.
The Vermillion Public Library will be kicking off its summer reading program in June. For young readers there will be activities four times a week, with special programs on Monday afternoons. This is in addition to the usual story time sessions for toddlers and preschoolers. If you have not signed up for the summer reading program, please stop by the library and ask at the circulation desk for information.
The library will be closed on Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 in honor of Memorial Day. This is a legal holiday. Materials may be returned to the book and A/V drops on the south side of the building. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29. The library will then be closed on Sundays through the summer.