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February is Library Lover's Month! What do you love about your library? There are pink information forms located at the circulation desk for you to fill out and share your thoughts. Do you have suggestions that will improve the Vermillion Public Library?  Responses will be used for a display to be set up later.

The Online Book Club is asking its readers to write and tell what they enjoy about this special library. E-mails can be sent to Susan@DearReader.com

The Young Adult Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. to discuss Burying the Sun, by Gloria Whelan. Books are available for checkout at the circulation desk.

February is also the Winter Olympics month. On Thursday, Feb. 18, come participate in the Library Olympics After-School Program for upper elementary students. Learn about the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, have a snack, make a craft item, and test your skill in the special Library Games.

The Friends of the Vermillion Public Library Used Book Sale is scheduled to start on Thursday, Feb. 25 and runs through Feb. 28. 2009 Summer Reading Program participants who earned Book Bucks may stop by earlier on Wednesday, Feb. 24 after 5 p.m. to use your Book Bucks to purchase a great selection of items.

If you have a special collection you would like to share with the community, the library has a display case located behind the circulation desk just waiting for your treasures. Please stop by or call the library at 677-7060 to inquire about scheduling a date.

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 Feb. 15 are:
AUDIO BOOK: No selection for this week.
BUSINESS: CATS: The Nine Lives of Innovation, by Stephen C. Lundin.
FICTION: City of Strangers, by Ian MacKenzie.
GOOD NEWS: Rose House, by Tina Ann Forkner.
MYSTERY: Fist Family, by David Baldacci.
NON-FICTION: The Lassa Ward, by Ross I. Donaldson.
PRE-PUB: Please check on-line for this selection.
ROMANCE: The Murder's Club, by P.D. Martin.
SCIENCE FICTION:  No selection for this week.
TEEN:  On Beale Street, by Ronald Kidd.
THRILLER:  No selection for this week.

New Adult Fiction from Bestselling Authors

In the Caribbean of 1665, on a remote island colony of the English Crown, Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish Empire. Port Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses. In this steamy climate there is a living to be made, a living that most likely will end swiftly by disease or by dagger. From one of the best-loved authors of all time comes an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates in the New World. Pirate Latitudes is a classic story of treasure and betrayal.

Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver brings fans her most accomplished novel ever, The Lacuna. This epic journey takes readers from the Mexico City of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover.

 The action begins six days after a series of explosions devastate Washington, DC, targeting the National Counterterrorism Center and killing 185 people. It was a bizarre act of extreme terrorism that calls for extreme measures on the part of Mitch Rapp and Mike Nash, members of an elite counterterrorism team. Author Vince Flynn returns with his most exhilarating political thriller to date, Pursuit of Honor.

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