Check It Out

One World, Many Stories Summer Reading Program

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 story time 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, July 25: Books and Brunch starts at 10 a.m. Craft Day.  Join us at 1:30 p.m. for the Indiana Bones program.

Tuesday, July 26: Children�s showing of Rescuers Down Under starts at 1:30 p.m. (77 mins., rated G)

Wednesday, July 27: Create Australian necklaces and boomerangs starting at 1:30 p.m. Global Creations starts at 4 p.m.

Thursday, July 28: Zooman! Two programs at 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. Multicultural Mapping starts at 3 p.m.

Friday, July 29: World�s Fair from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Family Swim Party from 5 to 6 p.m.

The Prize Store will be open starting Monday, Aug. 1.

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 July 25 are:

AUDIO BOOK: Check online for this selection.

BUSINESS: Beyond Viral: How to Attract Customers, Promote Your Brand, and Make Money with Online Video, by Kevin Nalty.

CLASSIC BOOK CLUB FOR JULY: Celestina, by Fernando de Rojas.

FICTION:  You Know when the Men Are Gone, by Siobhan Fallon.

GOOD NEWS: All for One, by Melody Carson.

MYSTERY: Sticky Fingers, by Nancy Martin.

NON-FICTION: Stuff: Compulsive Hording and the Meaning of Things, by Gail Steketee and Randy Frost.

PRE-PUB: Please check online for this selection.

ROMANCE: Passion Becomes Her, by Shirlee Busbee.

SCIENCE FICTION:  Counterstrike, by Dayton Ward.

TEEN: The Vespertine, by Saundra Mitchell.

THRILLER: Cold Shot to the Heart, by Wallace Stroby.

The library is raffling off a brand new iPad, donated by Janet Hoff and Vermillion Dakota PC Warehouse.  The proceeds will benefit the 2011 and 2012 Summer Reading Programs.  Purchase one ticket for $5 or six tickets for $25. The drawing will be held on Friday, July 29 at 3:30 p.m. Participants need not be present to win.

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.

VPL Book of the Month

It�s 1960, Eisenhower�s White House is planning an end to Castro, and the Mob is pleased to assist. The Mob wants its Havana casinos operational again, and serving as the CIA�s hired guns is keeping the Feds off their backs.  But President Kennedy�s inauguration brings his brother, Bobby, into office as Attorney General, and he begins a relentless pursuit of the Mob and its teamster puppet Jimmy Hoffa.

�The Camelot Conspiracy,� by E. Duke Vincent, links factual events, historical characters, and the hard truths of November 1963.  A master storyteller, Vincent creates a gripping and multi-layered portrayal of the tragic power struggles, the betrayals among federal agencies, Mob capos, Cuban exiles, and Castro�s inner circle.  This novel will forever change what you thought you knew about the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the day John F. Kennedy died.

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