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A New York Times Bestselling author and a master of the modern thriller, Joseph Finder, brings his fans another novel. In Vanished, P.I. Nick Heller, must find his brother, Roger, after his mysterious disappearance. Plunged into a desperate chase, Nick begins to make shocking discoveries about his brother's life.


Intellectually precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater escapes the boredom of his daily life by re-reading a series of beloved fantasy novels set in an enchanted land called Fillory. Quentin assumes magic isn't real until he finds himself on the grounds of Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy located in an isolated Brooklyn, NY alley. Lev Grossman, author of Codex, writes a sweeping epic that is psychologically piercing and magnificently inventive. The Magicians goes beyond the boundaries of conventional fantasy writing.

Fans of Garrison Keillor will be delighted with his latest novel,  Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance. Twelve Wobegonians star in this well known town's adventures written in Keillor's funny and frank style.

W.E.B Griffin's  popular Badge of Honor police series returns.  Homicide sergeant Matthew Payne is used to murder, but lately there has been a lot of it in Philadelphia.  Payne can't shake a hunch that a gangland shooting, a motel room blowing up and a headless body found floating in the Schuylkill River are related in The Traffickers.  Griffin teams up with William E. Butterworth IV with a story of murder and lawlessness as compelling as today's headlines. 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 November 2, 2009 are:

AUDIO BOOK: The Goliath Bone, by Mickey Spillane.

BUSINESS: Wowability: How to Achieve It and Why It Matters, by Imran Syed.

FICTION: A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick.

GOOD NEWS: What Southern Women Know About Faith, by Rhonda Rich.

MYSTERY: The Wandering Ghost, by Martin Limon.

NON-FICTION: The Mascot, by Mark Kurzem.

PRE-PUB: A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents, by Liza Palmer.

ROMANCE: Someone Like You, by Leigh Greenwood.

SCIENCE FICTION:  The Devil's Eye, by Jack McDevitt.

TEEN: Huge, by Sasha Paley.

THRILLER: Devil's Gold, by Julie Korzenko.



Upcoming Events at the Library

During the next few months, a series of historical films are scheduled. These adult programs will include novels with a historic emphasis and their film adaptations.  Following the film, a brief discussion will be held to examine the cultural and literary contexts of the books, as well as to share comments on the quality of the interpretations of the film versions.


The Vermillion Public Library is now on Facebook! Facebook is a social networking site that allows individuals to create profiles and interact with other Facebook members. To become a fan of VPL, log on to your Facebook page and search for the Vermillion Public Library. Scroll down to the bottom of the search page and become a fan.


The November after school programs for students in Kindergarten and first grade and from second through fifth grade will introduce the South Dakota Prairie Bud and Prairie Pasque books. After school events are held twice a month at the library, usually on Thursday from 3:45 to 5 p.m. After school treats will be provided. Registration is not required. For more information, please call Children's Librarian Joyce Moore at 677-7060.

Check out the new Discovery Center Kits in the Children's Department of the library.  These kits contain books and activities that focus on math and science skills and concepts designed to make learning fun. Kit # 1, Building and Construction and Kit #2, Patterns are available for use in the library. More kits will be added to the collection.

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