Check It Out

At the Vermillion Public Library
By Anne Marshall

Events and Activities at Your Library
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.  The Vermillion Public Library and the American Library Association wants to remind parents that a library card is the most important card a child will ever need.  At VPL anyone over the age of 7 can sign-up for a free pass to their knowledge and imagination.  Stop by the circulation desk for more information.

 The BookPage magazine for September is available for patrons.  Pick up your copy at the circulation desk.  This edition includes six inspiring new novels of faith and family.

The Story Time Program starts the week of Sept. 13.  If you are registered, check for exact day and times for your child with the children's librarian, Joyce Moore, at 677-7060.

The Upper Elementary After School Program is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 16 from 3:45 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. The book for discussion is Guardians of Ga'Hoole.

The Young Adult Book Club is also planned for Sept. 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 7:30 p.m.

One Book South Dakota 2010 presents the novel, What is the What, by author Dave Eggers.  Discussion will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. Copies of the novel are available to borrow at the circulation desk. This program is sponsored by the South Dakota Humanities Council.

A Playaway is the first all-in-one audiobook that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and goes anywhere you do.  The library currently has over 100 different Playaway titles for patrons.

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 Sept. 13 are:
AUDIO BOOK: No selection for this week.
BUSINESS: Working For You Isn't Working For Me, by Katherine Crowley & Kathi Elster.
FICTION: Something Missing, by Matthew Dicks.
GOOD NEWS: Love Is a Battlefield, by Annalisa Daughety.
MYSTERY: Double Back, by Wendy Clinch.
NON-FICTION: Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne, by James Gavin.
PRE-PUB:  No selection for this week.
ROMANCE: Icy, by Stephanie Rowe.
SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week.
TEEN: Claim to Fame, by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
THRILLER:  No selection for this week.
CLASSICS BOOKS for September: Tevye the Dairyman, by Sholem Aleichem.

New Adult Non-Fiction list of new books

The Fletchers' beautiful new house is everything they dreamed.  Built between two churches in a small village on the moors, it ought to be paradise for the young family of five.  At first there are silly pranks and then the threats become increasingly serious and threatening.  Author S. J. Boulton shows her remarkable talent as a storyteller, a master of thrills, and the mistress of the modern gothic tale in Blood Harvest.

Mystery readers will love the new Mickey Spillane novel, The Big Bang.  In the midst of the swinging sixties, well known character Mike Hammer swings into action when he happens upon drug dealers assaulting a young hospital messenger.  Collaborating author, Max Allan Collins brings vintage Spillane mysteries back to life.

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