At the Vermillion Public Library
By Anne Marshall
The library will be closed on Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5 in celebration of Independence Day. Materials may be returned in the book and A/V deposit boxes located on the south side of the building.
A new service being offered at the library is The Digital Talking Books. This free audio book service is for South Dakota residents who are unable to read or use standard print materials as the result of a temporary or permanent visual impairment or physical limitation. If you or someone you know is interested in this program, please contact Linda Calleja, adult services specialist, to verify eligibility qualifications and undergo application procedures.
Make a Splash
On Tuesday, July 6, starting at 1 p.m., the reading program will feature the video, The Little Mermaid. This animated film runs for 83 minutes and is rated G.
Join the fun with a performance by Anne Doherty Stephan, on Wednesday, July 7 also starting at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
The "Splashy Summer Shows" film for Wednesday, July 7 is The Hunt for Red October. The film stars Sean Connery and Stephen Baldwin. This adult program starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
The book clubs are scheduled for Thursday, July 8. The Super Splashers starts at 1:30 p.m. and Water Wizards will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
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 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 website, http://vpl.sdln.net 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 Susan@DearReader.com.
The following selections for the week of July 5 are:
AUDIO BOOK: No selection for this week.
BUSINESS: Go-Givers Sell More, by Bob Burg and John David.
FICTION: Nothing but a Smile, by Steve Amick.
GOOD NEWS: Finding Martha's Place, by Martha Hawkings.
NON-FICTION: The Candy Bombers, by Andrei Cherny.
PRE-PUB: No selection for this week.
ROMANCE: Lead Me On, by Victoria Dahl.
SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week.
TEEN: Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld & Keith Thompson.
THRILLER: No selection for this week.
UPCOMING CLASSICS FOR JULY: A Hero of Our Time, by Mikhail Lermontov.
The Online Book club is offering several new services. New Book Alerts are automatically sent to patrons for information about new materials and includes a BookNews subscription. BookTweets automatically sends "Tweets" for staff and volunteer tweets. This is included through the Online Book Club. The last new feature is Facebook. This service displays the weekly Book Club information, BookNews, New Book Alerts and widgets on your Facebook.
New Adult Non-Fiction
Political Awakenings: Conversations with History, by Harry Kreisler. This book includes 20 interviews with the world's most influential writers, thinkers, and activists.
Women at the Reins: From Mules to Microwaves, by LaRayne Meyer Topp. History books generally ignore or minimize the contributions of women n the development of agriculture; however many farms and ranches would have gone belly-up without the strong faith, undying spirit, and stubborn determination of women.
Publish This Book, by Stephen Markley. Markley writes his unbelievable but true story of how he wrote, sold, and published this very book.
The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart, by Daphne Rose Kingma, is an emotional and spiritual handbook to give your soul a place to rest.
American History Revisited, by Seymour Morris, Jr. This is a collection of 200 startling historical facts that never made it into the textbooks. This interesting information has been organized into ten thematic chapters and shows the reader numerous inconsistencies, twists, and turns in our history.