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 April 7, 2008 are:
Audio book: The Painted Veil, by W. Somerset Maugham. Business: Move the World, by Dean M. Brenner. Fiction: Articles of War, by Nick Arvin. Good news: Take the Risk, by Dr. Ben Carson, M.D. Horror: Ghoul, by Brian Keene. Mystery: The Commission, by Michael Norman. Non-fiction: The Good, The Bad, and Me, by Eli Wallach. Pre-pub: Check the Web site for this week's selection. Romance: Feels Like Family, by Sherryl Woods. Science fiction: 1634: The Baltic War, by David Weber & Eric Flint. Teen: The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World, E.L. Konigsburg.
A program on bicycling basics is being presented by Barbara and Dr. Charles Yelverton at the library on Saturday, April 5th from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The presentation will include bicycling skills, tips, and safety.
The USD Pre-Med Chapter of the American Medical Student Association and the Vermillion Public Library are sponsoring a Health Book Club. A discussion of Dr. Jerome Groopman's book, How Doctors Think, will be held on Wednesday, April 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. Groopman offers insight into the relationship between doctors and their patients. Copies of the book can be found at the circulation desk.
Word Games is back on Saturday, April 19th from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room. Patrons can play their favorite word games, such as Boggle, Password, Balder-dash, Scrabble or Scattergories. This program is open to adults and young adults from ages 12 to 18.
The Vermillion Public Library Book Club Discussion for April is scheduled on the 24th, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room. This month's book selection is Tallgrass, by Sandra Dallas. The author presents ethical and emotional dilemmas in this coming of age WWII story in a small Colorado town where a Japanese internment camp is located. Copies of the book can be picked up at the circulation desk.