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 11: Craft Day.  Join us at 1:30 or 2:30 p.m. to create European Windmills.

Tuesday, July 12: Children�s showing of The Hunchback of Notre Dame starts at 1:30 p.m. (90 mins., rated G).

Wednesday, July 13: Native American program starts at 1:30 p.m.

Global Creations starts at 4 p.m.

Thursday, July 14: World Travelers� Club (Europe) at 1:30 p.m.

Multicultural Mapping starts at 3 p.m.

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.

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 July 11 are:

BUSINESS: Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork, Start the Work That Matters, by Michael Bungay Stanier.

CLASSICS for JULY: Celestina, by Fernado de Rojas.

FICTION:  The Virgin Widow, by Anne O�Brien.

GOOD NEWS: Plain Wisdom, by Cindy Woodsmall.

MYSTERY: Deadly Threads, by Jane K. Cleland.

NON-FICTION: Lego: A Love Story, by Jonathan Bender.

ROMANCE: To Desire a Wicked Duke, by Nicole Jordan.

SCIENCE FICTION: Eureka: Substitution Method, by Chris Ramsay.

TEEN: Dead is Not an Option, by Marlene Perez.

THRILLER: Running Dark, by Jamie Freveletti.

New Adult Non-Fiction

�Brothers, Rivals, Victors,� by Jonathan W. Jordan tells the true story of friendship and rivalry among the greatest American generals of World War II.  Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, General George S. Patton, and General Omar N. Bradley engineered the Allied conquest that shattered Hitler�s hold over Europe.

In the beginning, the World Wide Web was exciting and open to the point of anarchy, a vast and intimidating repository of un-indexed confusion. Many books have chronicled the phenomena of Google�s rise, but �The Googlization of Everything (and Why We Should Worry),� by Siva Vaidhyanathan, looks broadly, soberly, and entertainingly at the implications of this giant new global fact of life.

What does the tradition of marriage really look like?  �In A History of Marriage,� lauded historian and best-selling author Elizabeth Abbott paints an often surprising picture of this most public, yet intimate institution.

From the best-selling author of �The Working Poor,� comes an impassioned, incisive look at the violations of civil liberties in the United States that have accelerated over the past decade and have had a direct impact on our lives. �The Rights of the People: How Our Search For Safety Invades Our Liberties,� by David K. Shipler is a brilliant, immeasurably important book for our time.

Join the flock to create your own aviary of charming, beautifully detailed, one-of-a-kind fabric bird sculptures.  Artist Abigail Patner Glassenberg presents a gallery of 16 birds with step-by-step instructions in her guide, �The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends to Make and Sew.�

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