Check It Out

New Adult Mystery

Ray and his best friend, Manny, have a good scam going. With a couple of fake badges and two DEA windbreakers bought at a secondhand store, they pose as federal agents, rip off drug dealers, take their money and drugs, and disappear before anyone is the wiser.  But good things can't last forever in Dope Thief, by Dennis Tafoya.

Author P.C. Doherty is back with another Hugh Corbett medieval mystery. In The Magician's Death, Sir Hugh Corbett has been instructed to organize agents in Paris to steal a book of secrets. They do so, but pay a violent price and French King Philip IV wishes a meeting between the scholars of England and France.

Book Club

The 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, and clicking on the book club icon. 

Online patrons can also find the club at

The following selections for the week of Sept. 14 are:

AUDIO BOOK:  No selection for this week.

BUSINESS: 33 Million People in the Room, by Juliette Powell.

FICTION:  The Tricking of Freya, by Christina Sunley.

GOOD NEWS: Tender Grace, by Jackina Stark.

MYSTERY: Warning Signs, by C.J. Lyons.

NON-FICTION: Street Gang, by Michael Davis.

PRE-PUB: Please check on-line for this selection.

ROMANCE: The Shocking Lord Standon, by Louise Allen.

SCIENCE FICTION:  No selection for this week.

TEEN: The Demon Queen, by Richard Lewis.

THRILLER: No selection for this week.

PENGUIN CLASSIC BOOK FOR SEPTEMBER: Flame Trees of Thika, by Elspeth Huxley.

Upcoming Activities

and Events

Just a Reminder! The Vermillion Public Library will be opened on Sundays starting on Sept. 13. The patron hours are from 1 to  5 p.m. The Vermillion Public Library has a subscription to the Learning Express Library, a service that lets all our patrons use its services for free. A patron can use this resource to take practice tests and diagnostic tests to improve class work, prepare for standardized testing, or investigate a new career, all on-line. Check out this service by logging on to the library's Web site at Patrons should look at the bottom of the home page, click on the South Dakota State Library link, and then on "Databases for remote users with library cards."Scroll down to the Learning Express Library and log in using your library card and last name as a password.

Check out the children's area of the library in September for the Math and Science Discovery Centers. This program will include kits for four to eight year olds that contain hands-on learning activities and related books. The Fun and Games Program is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. Fun and Games features board game activities and jigsaw puzzle solving. Extra games and puzzles are welcome. This program is for adults and young adults from age 12.

The One Book South Dakota, 2009 is scheduled for Sept. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. This program highlights the book, Buffalo for the Broken Heart, by Dan O'Brien and tells the story of the author's decision to restore buffalo to his South Dakota ranch for the first time in more than a century. O'Brien interweaves his own experiences with a history of the region and his neighbors. Jamie Sullivan from Mount Marty College will facilitate the book discussion. Copies of this book are available at the library.

"Look. Don't Look.", a prose reading by Paula Bosco Damon is planned on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room. Ms. Damon will read selections from her poetry collection, many of which are centered on everyday life and her experiences from childhood. The author's work appears weekly in the Vermillion Plain Talk.

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