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Activities at the Library2011 Storytime Sign-up.  Registry for winter/spring Storytime will start on Jan. 24, 2011. Interested patrons can call, stop by, or e-mail the library for information and to register. Toddler storytime (1 to 3 years old) is scheduled for Tuesdays at 10:30 or 11:15 am and 6:00 or 6:30 pm.  The Preschoolers storytime (3 to 5 years old) is scheduled on Monday at 6:30 or 7:00 pm, on Wednesdays at 11:15 am, and Thursdays at 11:15 am.The library will be closed for a Christmas break on Thursday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Dec. 26.  It will reopen on Monday, Dec. 27.  Materials may be returned to the book and A/V drops located on the south side of the building.The December copy of Book Page, a book review magazine, is available at the circulation desk.  This issue includes great holiday gift ideas.Expand our library.  Show your support and sign the petition, located at the circulation desk, to make The Vermillion Public library expansion and renovation project a reality.  Signatures are needed to demonstrate the community's support for expanding resources and continuing to make the library a place of knowledge and social importance.Weekly Online Book ClubThe 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 Dec. 13 are:AUDIO BOOK: Making Rounds With Oscar, by David Dosa. BUSINESS: Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality, by Scott Belsky.FICTION: The Hole We're In, by Gabrielle Zevin.GOOD NEWS: Safe From the Sea, by Peter Geye.MYSTERY: Third Strike, by Zoe Sharp.NON-FICTION: Nothing to Fear, by Adam Cohen.PRE-PUB:  Please check on-line for this selection.ROMANCE: Destined to Last, by Alissa Johnson.SCIENCE FICTION: Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant, by Karen Travies.TEEN:  The Clearing, by Heather Davis. THRILLER:  Shimmer, by Eric Barnes.New Adult Mystery Collection Will Anderson is a drunk, heartbroken over the breakup with his fiancée.  He has barely kept his job at his father's 1910 electric automobile manufacturing company, The Detroit Electric.  Will finds one-time friend, John Cooper, crushed to death by a huge hydraulic roof press at the factory.  What follows is a fast-paced, detail-filled ride though early- 1900s Detroit, involving murder, blackmail, organized crime, the development of a wonderful relationship, and the inside story on early electric automobiles in author D. E. Johnson's new mystery The Detroit Electric Scheme.Travel to Iceland with Inspector Erlendur as he struggles to evade the ghosts of his past.  There is the ghost of a dead woman at a séance, the reemerging puzzle of two young people who went missing 30 years ago, the ghost of the detective's disastrous marriage, and his obsession over the disappearance of his young brother.  Hypothermia: An Icelandic Thriller, by award-winning author Arnaldur Indridason is one of the most haunting crime novels readers are likely to encounter this year.India Hayes is a starving artist, who pays the rent as a college librarian, the daughter of liberal activists, sister of an emotional mathematician, tenant of a landlady who has kissed the Blarney Stone one too many times, and a bridesmaid six times over.  Now she is about to step into the most challenging role of her life as an amateur sleuth. The bride, in India's most recent wedding, turns up dead in the Martin College fountain and the investigation leads India on a journey through childhood memories that she would rather forget.  Maid of Murder, by Amanda Flower is a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud mystery set in the quirky world of academia.A woman wakes up in the middle of the night, to realize a strange man is in her bedroom.  She lies there in silence, paralyzed with fear.  The woman is an author and the man one of her characters, one in a long line who waits in her driveway for the time when she'll tell their stories.  He is so desperately eager for his story to be told that he has resorted to breaking into her house and demanding that she begin.  Broken, an incisive psychological suspense thriller is the latest mystery novel by award-winning Norwegian author Karin Fossum.It is known as Protective Management, and it houses Florida state inmates who wouldn't survive in open population at Potter Correctional Institution.  Here is where ex-cop turned prison chaplain John Jordan witnesses the most baffling crime of his career, a seemingly impossible murder he swears could not have happened.  Author Michael Lister may be the author of the most unique series running in mystery fiction.  The Body and the Blood is his latest novel.

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