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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.

On Thursday, Feb. 11, we will be celebrating Valentine's Day for early elementary students. Stop by after school to read valentine stories, play a game and create valentine crafts. Snacks will be provided.

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 February 8, 2010 are:
AUDIO BOOK: Voluntary Madness, by Norah Vincent.
BUSINESS: Inside Drucker's Brain, by Jeffrey A. Krames.
FICTION: The Grift, by Debra Ginsberg.
GOOD NEWS: When You Need a Miracle, by Ann Spangler.
MYSTERY: Evil At Heart, by Chelsea Cain.
NON-FICTION: The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment, by A.J. Jacobs.
PRE-PUB: Please check on-line for this selection.
ROMANCE: His Captive Lady, by Anne Gracie.
SCIENCE FICTION:  The Sword of the Lady, by S.M. Stirling.
TEEN:  Lifting the Sky, by Mackie d'Arge.
THRILLER:  Collision of Evil, by John J. Le Beau.

New Adult
Historical Fiction

On a stifling, hot afternoon in September 1901, a young anarchist, Leon Czolgosz, who has been stalking President William McKinley, waits in line to meet the president. Inside a handkerchief is concealed a .32-caliber revolver.  When he greets the president, Czolgosz fires two shots. The Anarchist, by John Smolens, brilliantly renders a haunting and belligerent twentieth-century landscape teeming with corrupt politicians, kindhearted prostitutes, dissidents, and immigrants eager for a fresh start.

It is the time of the Crusades. The Islamic world is divided and the Franks have captured the Holy Land. As the mighty Saladin struggles to unite the warring clans of Arabia against the invaders, a young Bedouin woman faces danger. Sand Daughter, by Sarah Bryant, author of The Other Eden, brings readers an epic filled with emotion and rich atmosphere.

As the Russian Revolution is breaking all around him, Charlie Doig must fight a private war even if he dies in the attempt. He is going to track down and kill Prokhor Glebov, the Bolshevik who murdered his wife, Elizaveta. The chase takes place across Russia in Cold Blood, by James Fleming, who is one of modern fiction's great novelists.

One of the most renowned figures in medieval history, Richard the Lionhearted, inspired by a vision of the Holy Land, led his knights onto the battlefields of the Third Crusade.  During the years of fighting and intrigue, his life was intertwined with the lives of two strong, vibrant, and drastically different women, Berengaria, princess of Navarre, and his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine.  Norah Lofts, one of the best known historical novelists brings her fans another mix of historical fact and a perfect story in The Lute Player: A Novel of Richard the Lionhearted.

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