Every suburban idyll has its own secrets. Vince and Kate are new to the tree-lined suburbia of Tabbett Drive and have found the neighbors to be remarkably friendly. But what is beneath the fa�ade of this perfect life? Author Bill James, who also writes under the name of David Craig, gives readers a perfect mystery in Letters from Carthage.
From the acclaimed author of Knit One, Kill Two and Needled to Death returns with another wild and woolly mystery. Holiday knitters have bombarded the House of Lambspun, but the holiday season certainly turns cold in Fort Connor, CO when an alpaca rancher is found dead. Sometime sleuth Kelly Flynn is intent on solving another mystery in A Killer Stitch, by Maggie Sefton.
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 7, 2007 are:
Audio Book: The New American Workplace, by James O'Toole and Edward E. Lawler III
Business: Brewing Up a Business, by Sam Calagione
Fiction: Edward Trencom's Nose, by Giles Milton
Good News: Three Deep Breaths, by Thomas F. Crum
Horror: A House Divided, by Deborah Leblanc
Non-Fiction: Blood Struggle, by Charles F. Wilkinson
Mystery: Acqua Alta, by Donna Leon
Pre-Pub: And Murder for Dessert, by Kathleen Delaney
Romance: Captive of My Desires, by Johanna Lindsey
Science Fiction: Mammoth, by John Varley
Teen: Corydon and the Island of Monsters, by Tobias Druitt.
Upcoming Calendar and Events
The Young Adult Book Club will be meeting on Sunday, May 6 at 3:30 p.m. at the library. The book to be discussed is Serpent's Tail, by Sue Henry.
Word Games is again scheduled for Saturday, May 19 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. 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 old.
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.
The Volin Turtle Races parade is at 10 a.m. June 23. All parade entrants must incorporate the theme "It's Raining Turtles" into their entry.
Please pre-register by June 15 by calling 267-2437, 267-7045, or 267-2049.
This year there will be prizes for the children parade. First place – $75 and a trophy, second place – $50, and third place ��$25.
Officers for the 2007 Volin Turtle Races are: Director, Julie Oien; Secretary, Kari Jensen; and Treasurer, Jason Vollmer.