Library Activities and Info
Sign-up for fall Storytimes. Registration is required, as space is limited. Stop by the circulation desk to register or for more information. Preschool Storytime is open to children from age three to five years old. The Toddler Storytime is open to children from one to three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Monday: 6:30 p.m. � 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:15 a.m. � 11:45 a.m.
Thursday: 11:15 a.m. � 11:45 a.m.
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. � 11 a.m.
Or 6 p.m. � 6:30 p.m.
�The Pillars of the Earth, Mini Series,� by Ken Follett is the fall 2011 book club selection. This epic mini series of kings and peasants centers on the building of a magnificent church in 12th-century England. The library will be showing the movies on Wednesdays starting at 7 p.m. in October and November. Watch for more details.
Also, this fall the library is hosting the One Book South Dakota Program with the South Dakota Humanities Council. This year�s book is �The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History,� Joseph Marshall III. The discussion will be facilitated by Jamie Sullivan from Mount Marty College. More information will be available later this month.
The Fun & Games program will return this October. Patrons are invited to play board games and constructing puzzles on Saturday afternoons. Refreshments will be provided.
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 Aug. 22, are:
AUDIO BOOK: Check on-line for this selection.
BUSINESS: Start With Why, by Simon Sinek.
FICTION: Call Me Irresistible, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
GOOD NEWS: The House On Malcolm Street, by Leisha Kelly.
MYSTERY: The Informant, by Thomas Perry.
NON-FICTION: The White House Doctor, by Connie Mariano.
PRE-PUB: Check on-line for this selection.
ROMANCE: Lord of the Isles, by Debbie Mazzuca.
SCIENCE FICTION: Dues Ex, by James Swallow.
TEEN: M.C. Higgins, the Great, by Virginia Hamilton.
THRILLER: The Cobra, by Frederick Forsyth.
New Adult Fiction � Bestselling Authors
From the Number one New York Times bestselling author, Ann Brashares comes the welcome return of four characters whose friendship became a touchstone for a generation. Now the �traveling pants� girls have grown up, starting lives on their own. Join Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget in �Sisterhood Everlasting.�
New York Times bestselling authors, E. Lynn Harris and RM Johnson, have united to produce an insightful and emotional project that tackles themes of family, loyalty, and identity in �No One in the World.� Character Cobi Winslow, a handsome, well-educated district attorney, knows nothing about the life of his estranged twin brother, a career criminal raised in the foster care system. Following their parent�s death, Cobi searches for and finds his brother, hoping to regain the lost years.
From the author of the acclaimed best seller �The Gates of the Alamo,� comes a new novel that confirms and enlarges Stephen Harrigan�s reputation as a major voice in American fiction. �Gil� Gilheaney is a sculptor of boundless ambition. But bad fortune and his own prideful spirit have driven him from New York City into artistic exile in Texas just after World War I. Remember Ben Clayton vividly depicts a rich swath of American history, from the days when Comanche ruled the Southern plains to the final brutal months of World War I.
Over the course of a 30-year career, National Book Award finalist, Jean Thompson has been celebrated by critics as �a writer of extraordinary intelligence and sensitivity.� Her latest novel, �The Year We Left Home� begins in 1973 when the Erickson family of Grenada, IA gathers for the wedding of their eldest daughter, moves readers to suburban Chicago, and then to the coast of contemporary Italy.