Check It Out

At the Vermillion Public Library
by Anne Marshall

We want your ideas! The Vermillion Public Library is changing and the building committee is asking for your input.  Starting in the spring of 2011, the building will undergo a major renovation and expansion project.  This project will help to improve our effectiveness in providing services to you, our patrons.  A variety of floor plans are on display in the entry area of the library, along with comment sheets for your suggestions.

Make a Slash Summer Reading Program Activities

The 2010 Summer Reading Program started this week.  On Monday, June 21st join in the fun with craft activities scheduled at 1:30 pm in the Community Room of the library.

Enjoy the movie, Surf's Up, rated PG on Tuesday, June 22nd starting at 1:00 pm and be entertained with a sing-a-long hosted by Tom King on Wednesday, June 23rd, also starting at 1:30 pm.

The "Splashy Summer Shows" film for June 23rd is On Golden Pond. This adult program starts at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.

On Thursday, June 24th the kindergarten – 1st grade book club will meet at 1:30 pm and the 2nd grade – 5th grade book club starts at 2:30 pm.  The Young Adult book discussion will start at 3:30 pm.

Children going on vacation this summer may check out a little stuffed sea turtle to take with them.  With this sea turtle, the child will receive a special postcard that they can mail back to the library to tell us about their trip and activities.  

Check out the display case behind the circulation desk for the summer reading prizes.

Weekly Online 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.  The Online Book Club is asking it's readers to write and tell what they enjoy about this special library.  E-mails can be sent to  

The following selections for the week of June 21, 2010 are:
AUDIO BOOK: No selection for this week.
BUSINESS: Just Listen, by Mark Goulston
FICTION:  Home Safe, by Elizabeth Berg
GOOD NEWS: The Swiss Courier, by Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey
MYSTERY: Virtually Dead, by Peter May
NON-FICTION: Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong, by Terry Teachout
PRE-PUB:  No selection for this week.
ROMANCE: Along Came Trouble, by Sherryl Woods
SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week.
  TEEN: The Hollow, by Jessica Verday
  THRILLER:  No selection for this week.

New Adult Fiction
Late one afternoon in a passport and visa office in an unnamed American city, when most people have come and gone, nine people remain. An earthquake rips through the afternoon lull, trapping these nine characters and their focus first jolts to their collective survival.  One Amazing Thing, by author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, is a passionate creation about survival and the reasons to survive.  Divakaruni is the author of the bestselling novels Sister of My Heart, The Palace of Illusions, and The Mistress of Spices.

What would you do if you lost everything, your job, your home, and the love of your life?  When it happens to Seattle ad executive Alan Christoffersen, he's tempted by his darkest thoughts.  New York Times bestselling author, Richard Paul Evans has written a life-changing journey, both physical and spiritual with his latest novel, The Walk.

On a languid midsummer's day in the countryside, old Adam Godley, a renowned theoretical mathematician, is dying.  His family is gathered around the bedside.  But the Godley family is not alone in their vigil, as a family of mischievous immortals, Zeus, Pan, and Hermes are starting to stir up trouble. The Infinities, by John Banville, is an earthly romp and wise look at the terrible, wonderful plight of being human.

New Adult Mystery
 Author Michael Wiley's first novel, The Last Striptease, was nominated for a Shamus Award and hailed as riveting.  He is back with another exciting, fast-paced page-turner starting Chicago P.I. Joe Kozmarski.  When an unassuming bookkeeper appears to have torched his wife's Mercedes, killed his boss, and then shot himself all in the space of an hour, the police think they know how to put together this ugly puzzle.  Kozmarski is on another case in The Bad Kitty Lounge.

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