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Events and Activities at Your Library

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.  Check out the display case behind the circulation desk.

Indiana Bones is returning to the library on Wednesday, Oct. 13 for a special family program.  In celebration of Native American Day, storyteller Bones will incorporate Native American tales along with other myths and legends.  This program starts at 4 p.m., is free to the public, and is open to all ages.

On Thursday, Oct. 14, upper elementary students are invited to view all of the 2010 Prairie Pasque Award nominees.  Join us for activities related to these books.  The program runs from 3:34 to 5 p.m.

A program reviewing the new YARP list and the books available at the library is on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.

The YA Book Club is currently reading The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.  Discussion is also scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 21, and starts 7 p.m.

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 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 Oct. 4, are:
AUDIO BOOK: Oprah, by Kitty Coben.
BUSINESS: Inspire!, by Jim Champy.
FICTION: The Discreet Pleasures of Rejection, by Martin Page.
 GOOD NEWS: Missing Mabel, by Nancy Mehl.
MYSTERY: Evil For Evil, by James R. Benn.
NON-FICTION: Vanished Smile, by R.A. Scotti.
PRE-PUB:  Check Online for this selection.
ROMANCE: Sex and the Single Earl, by Vanessa Kelly.
SCIENCE FICTION: The Last Theorem, by Arthur C. Clark.
TEEN:  Crazy, by Han Nolan.
THRILLER:  Dying Gasp, by Leighton Gage.  

New Adult Historical
Fiction

In her second novel, author Catherine Delors, again has demonstrated an unrivaled ability to illuminate key turning points in history.  For the King, is set in Paris in the year 1800, eight years after the execution of King Louis XVI and a year since Napoleon Bonaparte seized power.

Author Rick Moody's masterful new novel vividly imagines a low-down, darkly comic future, as inspired by the 1963 drive-in movie classic, The Crawling Hand.  The Four Fingers of Death is a rollicking romp through deep space and the Earthly state of Arizona.

 Who killed Dr. Harvey Burdell?  Though there are no witnesses and no clues, fingers point to the refined widow who manages the doctor's house and servants.  Author Ellen Horan displays an impressive fiction debut with 31 Bond Street, a novel of murder, innocence, and power in New York City.

The truth is, none of us are innocent.  We all have sins to confess.  So reveals Catherine de Medici in a brilliantly imagined novel about the last legitimate descendant of the illustrious Medici line.  The Confessions of Catherine de Medici, by C. W. Gortner is the extraordinary untold journey of one of the most maligned and misunderstood women ever to be queen.

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