Check It Out

One World, Many Stories Summer Reading Program

In keeping with the world theme, children are invited to check out a little stuffed animal for one week. During that week the child should read about a foreign country, take an imaginary vacation to that country, write a note on a postcard (provided by the library) about their adventure with their stuffed friend, and draw a picture depicting a famous landmark or area representing the country.  Returned postcards will be displayed on a world map in the Community Room throughout the summer.

The library�s summer reading adventures includes an adult program, Cultural Clips Film Festival, young reader and young adult reader programs, and preschool and toddler storytime sessions. For more information, pick up a Check It Out Newsletter and Calendar of Events pamphlet at the circulation desk. This summer is going to be your greatest adventure yet!

Monday, June 13: Books and Brunch starts at 10:00 a.m.

North American Craft activity at 1:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 14: Children�s show of the film, �An American Tail� starts at 1:30 p.m. (80 min., rated G)

Wednesday, June 15: �The Zooman� starts at 1:30 p.m.

Global Creations scheduled for 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 16: World Travelers� Club at 1:30 p.m.

Cultural Mapping starts at 3 p.m.

Activities at the Library

The Cultural Clips Adult Film Festival on Wednesday, June 15 show of �My Big Fat Greek Wedding.� This comedy shows the struggles of a Greek woman who falls in love with a non-Greek in Chicago. The showing starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the library.

Jewelry making classes are scheduled for Wednesday June 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the South Dakota Room of the library. These classes, with instructor Candi Martin, are geared for teenagers to adults.  There is a charge of $20 for the beading kits and classes. Pre-registration is needed as class sizes are limited. Payment is due at registration. Call the library at 677-7060 for more information.

During the summer the Vermillion Public Library is closed on Sundays.  Materials may be returned to the book or A/V drop boxes located on the south side of the building.

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 service.  The features for the week of June 13 are:

AUDIO BOOK: Check on-line for this selection.

BUSINESS: The Unforced Error, by Jeffrey A. Kames.

FICTION: Up From the Blue, by Susan Henderson.

GOOD NEWS: In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving, by Leigh Anne & Sean Tuohy.

MYSTERY: Bad Bird, by Chris Knopf.

NON-FICTION: The Tin Ticket, by Deborah J. Swiss.

PRE-PUB: Check on-line for this selection.

ROMANCE: Lady of Scandal, by Tina Gabrielle.

SCIENCE FICTION:  Ragnarok, by Patrick A. Vanner.

TEEN: Always a Witch, by Carolyn MacCullough.

THRILLER: Wyatt�s Revenge, by H. Terrell Griffin.

New Adult Fiction Collection

The truth only fiction can tell. �O� is a novel about aspiration and delusion, set during the presidential election of 2012 and written by an anonymous author. The author has spent years observing politics and the fraught relationship between public image and self-regard. �O� is a work of speculative fiction about the ways in which the battle for the presidency will be fought in 2012.

In 1950�s Sudan, the powerful and sprawling Abuzeid dynasty has amasses a fortune through their trading firm. With Mahmoud Bey at its helm, they can do no wrong.  But when Mahmoud�s son suffers a debilitating accident, the family is suddenly divided in the face of an uncertain future. �Lyrics Alley� is a new novel from the award winning author, Leila Aboulela.  It is rich in detail and generous is spirit with complex characters.

Three inseparable friends during their Naval Academy years are sent on three different paths after graduation, only to find changed lives by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  �Pacific Glory,� by P. T. Deutermann, is filled with wide-screen action, romance, and heroism tinged with the brutal reality of war. Pacific Glory is an old-fashioned military adventure of the first order.

When Cooper Coghlan arrives in Ireland with the cremated remains of his grandfather, Finn Coghlan, there is one final instruction.  �Let my ashes blow in the wind. You�ll know the place when you come to it. I�ll be there, telling you.� In �Bogmeadow�s Wish,� by Terry Kay, Cooper begins his search with a down-on-his-luck actor who cons his way into Cooper�s life as a guide.

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