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Activities at the Library

2011 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 (1-3 years old) is scheduled for Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. and 6p.m. or 6:30 p.m. The preschoolers� storytime (3-5 years old) is scheduled on Monday at 6:30 p.m. or 7 p.m., on Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.

The library will be closed to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 17. It will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Materials may be returned to the book and A/V drops located on the south side of the building.

The January copy of �Book Page,� a book review magazine, is available at the circulation desk. This issue includes books to change your life in the New Year.

Did you receive additions to your favorite collection for Christmas? The display case behind the circulation desk is looking for interesting collectables to fill space. Contact the library to show your items at 677-7060.

An after school program, Drawing Games with Ms. Paige, is planned from 3:45-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20. This activity is for kindergarteners through eighth-grade students. Ms. Paige will show students how to turn ordinary paper and pencils into extra-ordinary fun by playing non-competitive games that sharpen drawing skills and develop the power of observation.

Ms. Paige will be hosting several drawing games and activities each month throughout the winter and spring seasons. The drawing programs include Telephone Books, Add-on Pictures, Draw What You Hear and Crayon Carbon Copies.

Book Blab is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, in the Community Room. Patrons are invited to share favorite authors and books and discover some new ones with other book lovers.

January�s Fun & Games activity runs from 1-4p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22 in the Community Room. Patrons age 12 and up are invited to play favorite board games or put together jigsaw puzzles. Learn our newest game or show others how to play Apples to Apples. The Fun and Games for February is scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 26.

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 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 selections for the week of Jan. 10, 2011, are:

Audiobook: �You Don�t Look Like Anyone I Know,� by Heather Sellers

Business: �The Wisdom of Bees: What the Hive Can Teach Business about Leadership, Efficiency and Growth,� by Robyn Freedman-Spizman & Rick Frishman

Classics for January: �Leavenworth Case,� by Anna Katherine Green

Fiction: �29,� by Adena Halpern

Good News: �A Distant Melody,� by Sarah Sundin

Mystery: �Liar, Liar,� by K. J. Larsen

Non-Fiction: �The Man Who Lied to His Laptop,� by Clifford Nass

Pre-Pub: �Beneath the Night Tree,� by Nicole Baart

Romance: �Captive Queen,� by Alison Weir

Science Fiction: �The Temporal Void,� by Peter F. Hamilton

Teen: �The Indigo King,� by James A. Owen

Thriller: �The Devil�s Punchbowl,� by Greg Iles

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