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October Events and Activities at Your Library

The library's card catalog has a new look.  The South Dakota Library Network has updated its system to Aquabrowser.  This new card catalog has great features that make searching for items easier.  Many of the results illustrate the book covers.  Ask the library staff to assist you with your searches.  

Fun & Games is back on Saturday, Oct. 23 starting at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. Patrons ages 12 and up are invited to play board games or put together jigsaw puzzles.  Drinks and snacks are available.

Don't forget to wear your Halloween costume to Storytime during the week of Oct. 25-28 for trick or treating at the library.

Upcoming November activities

Watch for the Prairie Bud Award books for children on Nov. 4 and The Chronicles of Narnia program on Nov. 18.

On Thursday, Nov. 18, celebrate the release of the new Harry Potter movie with a Harry Potter party. The YA Book Club will be discussing the book, The Alchemyst.

Also, on Nov. 18, the Adult Book Club is reviewing the novel, The Emigrants.  The November Fun & Games is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 20.

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 Web site, http://vpl.sdln.net and clicking on the book club icon.  The Online Book Club is asking its 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 Oct. 25 are:
 AUDIO BOOK: No selection for this week.
BUSINESS: The Leap, by Rick Smith.
FICTION: Gentleman Captain, by J.D. Davies.
GOOD NEWS: They Almost Always Come Home, by Cynthia Ruchti.
MYSTERY: The Fourth Assassin, by Matt Beynon Rees.
NON-FICTION:  The Great Depression: A Diary by Benjamin Roth.  
PRE-PUB:  No Selection for this week.
ROMANCE: Moonlight Road, by Robin Carr.
SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week.
 TEEN: Another Faust, by Daniel & Dina Nayeri.
 THRILLER:  No selection for this week.  
CLASSICS UPCOMING BOOK FOR NOVEMBER:  The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime.

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