Check It Out

Check It Out By Anne Marshall New Adult Fiction Author Charles Cumming is probably the best of the new generation of British spy writers. His newest novel, The Spanish Game, evolves around British Secret Service Agent Alec Milius whose unexpected retirement comes at a great personal cost. The character of Milius was first introduced in Cummingâ�?�?s book, A Spy by Nature.â�?¨ Best selling author Belva Plain again explores the rich tapestry of the human heart in Crossroads. Cassie Wright, owner of a successful glassworks company, must alter her quiet and focused life when a tragic accident turns her carefully ordered world upside down.â�?¨ From the acclaimed author of Pretty Little Dirty, comes a second novel, Babylon Rolling. Amanda Boyden brings her readers a glittering, gritty, and unflinching story of five families, black, white, and Native American who live along one block of Uptown, New Orleans during the summer of 2004.â�?¨â�?¨â�?¨ DearReader.com Book Clubâ�?¨â�?¨ 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 libraryâ�?�?s Web site, http://vpl.sdln.net<<a href="http://vpl.sdln.net/">http://vpl.sdln.net/> and clicking on the book club icon. Online patrons can also find the club at www.supportlibrary.com/su/su.cfm?x=470596<<a href="http://www.supportlibrary.com/su/su.cfm?x=470596">http://www.supportlibrary.com/su/su.cfm?x=470596>. The following selections for the week of Feb. 2 are:â�?¨ AUDIO BOOK: No selection for this week.â�?¨ BUSINESS: Itâ�?�?s Not About the Coffee, by Howard Beharâ�?¨. FICTION: The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square, by Rosina Lippiâ�?¨. GOOD NEWS: The One-Life Solution, by Dr. Henry Cloud. â�?¨MYSTERY: Winter Study, by Nevada Barr. â�?¨NON-FICTION: A Voyage Long and Strange, by Tony Horwitz. â�?¨PRE-PUB: No selection for this week.â�?¨ ROMANCE: Explosive, by Susan Wiggsâ�?¨. SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week.â�?¨ TEEN: Neptuneâ�?�?s Children, by Bonnie Dobkinâ�?¨. THRILLER: No selection for this week.â�?¨ Vermillion Public Library Upcoming Activitiesâ�?¨ Free tax preparation by certified community volunteers is scheduled for Saturdays on Feb.,7, Feb. 28, March 28, and April 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. For more information, please call the library at 677-7060.â�?¨ The next afternoon program for early elementary students will be Feb. 12 from 3:45 to 5 p.m. The Magic Tree House will be discussed with trivia, activities, and snacks provided.â�?¨ Enjoy an afternoon playing board games or putting together jigsaw puzzles during the upcoming Fun and Games Saturday on Feb. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m,. in the Community Room.â�?¨ View a movie and participate in a discussion during Februaryâ�?�?s Classics & Flicks scheduled for Thursday, the Feb. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. The movie is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith and the discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Sharon Ross, a retired Vermillion High School English teacher.

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