Check It Out

Check It Out At the Vermillion Public Library
By Anne Marshall New Adult Historical Fiction Novels A Christian citadel in the Albanian mountains is confronted by envoys of the Ottoman Army with the message to accept their terms of total submission or suffer the inevitable violence.  From the winner of the 2005 Man Booker International Prize, author Ismail Kadare, brings readers a gripping, brilliant portrait of human cunning and battlefield strategy.  His novel, The Siege, is recently available in English. Upon the death of her father, King Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the throne after a long and bitter wait.  Her first order of business is to wed the devout Prince Philip of Spain, creating a powerful alliance that will transform Mary's fanatical dream of ridding England of Protestantism into a terrifying reality.  The King's Daughter, by Barbara Kyle, is filled with lavish period detail and fascinating characters that will mesmerize readers and take them into a riveting world of riches, pageantry, passion and danger. Top Ten Reasons to Support Libraries #6. Libraries help us lead better lives.  Libraries inform citizens.  The public library is the only institution whose purpose is to guard against the tyrannies of ignorance and conformity.  Its existence indicates the extent to which a democratic society values knowledge, truth, justice, books, and culture. Look for the other reasons to support you library in the next article. 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 also find the club at www.supportlibrary.com/su/su.cfm?x=470596. The following selections for the week of April 20 are: AUDIO BOOK: The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation BUSINESS: Jewish Wisdom for Business Success, by Rabbi Levi Brackman and Sam Jaffe FICTION: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, by Rebecca Miller GOOD NEWS: The Bell Messenger, by Robert Cornuke with Alton Gansky MYSTERY: Collision, by Jeff Abbott NON-FICTION: Listening is an Act of Love, by Dave Isay PRE-PUB:  The Sign, by Raymond Khoury ROMANCE: Accidentally Yours, by Susan Mallery SCIENCE FICTION: Planet of the Damned, by Harry Harrison TEEN: Genesis Alpha, by Rune Michaels THRILLER: Forgotten, by Mariah Stewart Vermillion Public Library Upcoming Activities Do you like playing board games or putting together jigsaw puzzles?  Come to the Fun & Games activity on Saturday, April 18 from 1- 4 p.m. in the Community Room.  This program is for patrons 12 years old and up.  Extra Games and puzzles are welcome. The USD chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), in conjunction with the Vermillion Public Library, will sponsor a discussion for the book, Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire, on Sunday, April 19 from 3-5 p.m. in the Community Room.  Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. A memoir is a piece of autobiographical writing that often tries to capture certain highlights of one's past.  Greg Dyer, University of Sioux Falls professor and consultant for the Dakota Writing Project, will be facilitating a memoir-writing workshop in honor of Vermillion's sesquicentennial celebration.  The last two meetings of a three-part workshop will be held in the Community Room at the library on the Saturdays of April 18 and May 16 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Classics & Flicks is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, from 6–9 p.m. in the Community Room of the library.  Join us for the movie, O Pioneers, by Nebraska author Willa Cather and the book discussion.  The discussion will be facilitated by Jim Zuercher, a writing specialist from Morningside College. For any information concerning these activities, please call the library at 677-7060.

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