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Library Activities and Information

Do you like to play board games or work on jigsaw puzzles?  The November Fun & Games is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19 from 1-4:00 p.m. in the library Community Room. This activity is for ages 12 and up. Learn or show others how to play Bunco, our newest game.

National Gaming Day, sponsored by the American Library Association is set for Sunday, Nov. 20 from 2–3 p.m. in the Community Room. Join us to play Wii games, board games. card games and have some snacks. The game is on @ your library!

The Vermillion Public Library will close early on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 5 p.m. and remain closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, in honor of Thanksgiving Day. The library reopens at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25. Materials may be returned to the book and A/V drops located on the south side of the building.

The next fall activity for upper elementary students is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 1.  This program, Origami Yoda and Darth Paper, runs from 3:45-5 p.m. and includes activities, crafts, and snacks.

Weekly Online book club

The 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, 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.

Check out the new version of the On-Line Book Club home page. If you have any questions, patrons can contact the Book Club at or phone 941-373-0700.

The regular features for the week of Nov. 21 are:

BUSINESS: "6 Secrets to Startup Success," by John Bradbury.

FICTION: "Enough About Love," by Herve Le Tellier.

GOOD NEWS: "Promises to Keep," by Ann Tatlock.

MYSTERY: "Bones of a Feather," by Carolyn Haines.

NON-FICTION: "Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness," by Alexandra Fuller.

PRE-PUB: No selection for this week.

ROMANCE: "The Chase," by Erin McCarthy.

SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week.

TEEN: "Between Shades of Gray," by Ruta Sepetys.

THRILLER: No selection for this week.

AUDIO BOOK CLUB: No selections for this week.

CLASSIC BOOK CLUB for November: "Paths of Glory," by Humphrey Cobb.

New Adult Non-Fiction

Far greater even than the loss of land or the relentless coercion to surrender cultural traditions, the deaths of over 600 children by the spring of 1864 were an unbearable tragedy. "Beloved Child: A Dakota Way of Life," by Diane Wilson, explores the lives of several modern Dakota Sioux people. Each of these humble but powerful people teaches children to believe in the genius and brilliance of the Dakota culture.

Get connected and start enjoying the world of Facebook.  You're older and wiser, and now ready to be more connected by joining one of those new "social networks." "The Facebook Guide for People Over 50," by Paul McFedries is the book for you.  This guide, written in short, clear chapters, will show you how to connect with relatives, old friends, colleagues, and classmates.

In June 1992, best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price stood triumphantly atop Washington State's Mount Rainier, celebrating what they hoped would be the first of many milestones in their lives as passionate young mountaineers.  "The Ledge," by Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan, tells the story of their conquest as it gave way to catastrophe when a cave-in plunged the climbers into a glacial crevasse and a pitch-black, ice-walled hell.

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