Check It Out

At the Vermillion Public Library
By Anne Marshall

New Adult Fiction

Give + Take, by author Stona Fitch is part crime caper and part satire.  Keep your eyes on the road and your hand on your wallet as Fitch's novel rethinks the classic American road tale.

Dorothea Benton Frank is a native of the South.  Lowcountry Summer, her latest novel, vividly captures the wild beauty, laid-back atmosphere, earthy characters, and charming eccentricities of life in South Carolina.

Bestselling author, Steve Martini, brings his fans another Paul Madriani novel with The Rule of Nine.  Defense attorney Paul Madriani, still reeling from the trauma of a near nuclear explosion, becomes involved in another situation that strikes at the heart of downtown Washington, DC.

Are fairytale endings only in the movies?  Author Karen Kingsbury brings her readers another "Above the Line" series in the final novel with Take Four.

Antarctica is a vortex that draws you back, season after season. Life on the ice intensifies relationships and jacks up all emotions.  Check out The Big Bang Symphony, by Lucy Jane Bledsoe.

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. 9 are:
AUDIO BOOK: Defiance: The Bielski Partisans, by Nechama Tec.
BUSINESS:  Maestro: A Surprising Story About Leading by Listening, by Roger Nierenberg.
FICTION: Joe Speedboat, by Tommy Wieringa.
GOOD NEWS: Menu for Romance, by Kaye Dacus.
MYSTERY: Paganini's Ghost, by Paul Adam.
NON-FICTION: The Sure Thing, by Eric Adelson.
PRE-PUB:  Please check online for this week's selection.
ROMANCE: Every Time We Kiss, by Christie Kelly.
SCIENCE FICTION: Rift in the Sky, by Julie Birmingham.
TEEN: Jekel Loves Hyde, by Beth Fantaskey.
THRILLER:  Silent Screams, by Carole Bugge aka C.E. Lawrence.

Upcoming Events and Activities

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.

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

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 a.m. 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.

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