Check It Out

At the Vermillion Public Library
By Anne Marshall
Upcoming Events
and Activities  
Libraries are places of opportunity.  They help people of all ages and backgrounds to lead better, more satisfying lives.  People can access the Internet, check out a book or video, participate in a summer reading program, join a book discussion group, the list is endless.

On July 28, 2010, Joyce Moore, Vermillion Public Library's Children's Librarian, was recognized as one of the best children's librarians in South Dakota.  She always places children first with fun and educational programs.  Great job, Joyce!

Fall Storytime Sessions will resume on Monday, Sept. 13.  The Preschool program is scheduled on Mondays from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 7:30 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 to 11:30 a.m. The Toddler program is planned for Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m., 6 to 6:30 p.m., and 6:30 to 7 p.m.  Sign up your child soon to ensure a space in the time slot to fit your schedule.

The America's Book Review BookPage for August is available for patrons.  Pick up your copy at the circulation desk.

The Vermillion Public Library now has Facebook!  This special activity is a simple way for our patrons to be informed about events at the library.  VPL's Facebook also has links to the photos from the Summer Reading Program and our E-Resource Newsletter.  To be involved, log on to your Facebook page and search for the Vermillion Public Library.  If you do not have Facebook, follow the steps provided on their homepage.
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 Aug. 16 are:
AUDIO BOOK: No selection for this week.
BUSINESS:  Social Networking for Business, by Rawn Shah.
FICTION: Eternal on the Water, by Joseph Monninger.
GOOD NEWS: Leaving Yesterday, by Kathryn Cushman.
MYSTERY: Frames, by Loren D. Estleman.
NON-FICTION: Asleep, by Molly Caldwell Crosby.
PRE-PUB:  No selection for this week.
ROMANCE: One Night with You, by Francis Ray.
SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week.
TEEN: The Wolf at the Door, by Jack Higgins
THRILLER:  No selection for this week.
New Adult
Mystery Collection
Inspector Andy Horton's holiday peace is shattered when, stepping our across an abandoned golf course on the Isle of Wight on a cold gray January morning.  He finds himself facing a distraught woman with a gun in her hand, leaning over a corpse in one of the discarded bunkers.  Author Pauline Rowson brings her fans another "Inspector" mystery, Blood on the Sand.

Corduory Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteel, crumbling mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico neighborhood and the home turf of a captivating collection of quirky and altogether characters created from the writing skills of author Alexander McCall Smith.

Golf is a game of consistency, and after too many missed fairways, missed putts, and missed cuts, Huck Doyle's career as a tour pro is on life support.  Water Hazard, by author Don Dahler, is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed novel, A Tight Life.

During a full moon, people are quirky, but a full moon on Friday the 13th means anything is possible.  Mandrona Bay Hospital's Patient Relations manager, Robyn Kelly, is still unprepared for murder in Dirty Laundry, by Liz Osbourne.

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