Check It Out By Anne Marshall At the Vermillion Public Library New York Times Bestselling Authors The Philippine Sea Plate is the most unexplored realm on the planet and is surrounded by subduction zones including the seven-mile deep Mariana Trench. This area is home to an incredible anomaly of a hidden ocean that dates back 220 million years. The Panthalassa is a purgatory of existence, inhabited by nightmarish sea creatures long believed extinct. In Meg: Hell's Aquarium, by Steve Alten, the problems start when a captured 76-foot, 100,000 pound Megalodon gives birth to a litter of five. Razor Sharp, by Fern Michaels is her latest exhilarating novel featuring The Sisterhood. This includes seven formidable women who have earned a reputation for righting wrongs and outsmarting the bad guys and helping a friend in need. Michael Malone is a master story teller and his new novel, The Four Corners of the Sky is a novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. Navy pilot Annie Peregrine-Goode's father left on her seventh birthday and reappears 20 years later with a dying wish that is both absurd and mysterious. 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 June 22 are: AUDIO BOOK: No selection for this week. BUSINESS: Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office, Russ Edelman. FICTION: Roastbeef's Promise, by David Jerome. GOOD NEWS: Washington's Lady, by Nancy Moser. MYSTERY: Murder on Bank Street, by Victoria Thompson. NON-FICTION: Man vs. Weather, by Dennis Diclaudio. PRE-PUB: No selection for this week. ROMANCE: Captain Wentworth's Diary, by Amanda Grange. SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week. TEEN: Dead is a State of Mind, by Marlene Perez. THRILLER: No selection for this week. Be Creative @ Your Library Summer Reading Program Activities Monday, June 22: Debbie Reeves from the National Music Museum will visit the library at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23: Make an instrument for the Creative Crafts Program starts at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24: The movie this week is The Jungle Book, which will run for 78 minutes and is rated "G." Thursday, June 25: Ready, Set, Draw with Ms. Paige will feature "Shapes and Color in Motion" and starts at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 26: The Readers Theater Troupe for first and second graders starts at 1:30 p.m. Donations Needed! The Summer Reading Program is asking for an assortment of household items to recycle into craft materials, including any size coffee cans or cylinder oatmeal boxes, plastic margarine tubs, "all-occasion"gift wrap, and scrapbooking paper. "Reel" Activity, an adult video program will feature the film Finding Forrester about an African-American teen writing prodigy, who finds a mentor in a reclusive Pulitzer Prize winning author. The Film Festival is on Wednesday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Just a reminder: The Vermillion Public Library is closed on Sundays through Labor Day. Materials may be returned to the book and A/V drops located on the south side of the library. The Young Adult Drama Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, June 30, at 4 p.m.
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