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Library Activities and Information

Book Page: America's Book Review for January is available at the circulation desk. The Book Page features new and well-known authors and their books, reviews in the areas of fiction, nonfiction and children's materials, information about audio books and book clubs. Pick up your January copy soon.

The Young Adult book Club is scheduled to meet on Sunday, Jan. 29 starting at 3 p.m. in the community Room of the library. Join in the fun with a book discussion, food and games.

The Sanford PRIDE committee has created a cookbook, "The Healing Garden." They are selling this book with the proceeds to be donated to the Vermillion Public Library's new Young Adult Room as part of the expansion and renovation project. Recipes were submitted by employees, families, residents/ tenants and friends of Sanford-Vermillion Campus. The cost is $15. Stop by the circulation desk to purchase your copy. For any questions concerning this book, call Jill Christopherson at (605) 638-8465. Checks may be made to the Sanford Vermillion PRIDE Committee.

Are you revising an essay for a teacher but not sure how to start, working on a resume, struggling with how to organize your writing piece, or English is not your first language? The Vermillion Community Writing Center and the Vermillion Public Library have joined together with a free service, available to anyone, to help with writing skills. A trained, experienced writing consultant from the USD Writing Center will work with you. Help is "first come, first served". Bring your writing, assignment sheets, and relevant materials and be prepared to work. This program is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the library.

Mark your February calendar for the next Fun & Games Saturday on Feb. 25 from 1- 4 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. You can learn or show others how to play our newest game, Blurt.

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 Jan. 30, 2012, are:

BUSINESS: "Drinking From the Firehose," by Christopher J. Frank

FICTION: "The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise," by Julia Stuart

GOOD NEWS: "The Lightkeeper's Ball," by Colleen Coble

MYSTERY: "You're Next," by Gregg Hurwitz

NON-FICTION: "Turn Right at Machu Picchu," by Mark Adams

PRE-PUB: No selection for this week.

ROMANCE: "The Ideal Man," by Julie Garwood

SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week.

TEEN: "Wherever You Go," by Heather Davis

THRILLER: No selection for this week.

The Audio Book club has expanded. Now every other week patrons will be able to sample a small clip of five different books each day. There are no selections for the week of Jan. 30 through Feb. 3.

New Adult Fiction

Ed Clancy and Joe Shelby are reporters for The Paris Star, an English-language newspaper based in Paris. Survivors of missions to Vietnam, Beirut, Kosovo, and beyond, they are in shock at being ambushed by the Internet age and a 24-hour news cycle. "The Paris Correspondent," by author Alan S. Cowell, is a tribute to journalism, love and liquor in a turbulent era.

East coast transplants to a small Oregon town, Naomi and Scanlon Pratt are on the threshold of a new life. Scanlon has a position at a local University and Naomi, a fragrance designer whose sense of smell has inexplicably vanished, is expecting the couple's first child. "The Oregon Experiment," by Keith Scribner, is a contemporary civil war between desire and betrayal and explores a minefield of convictions and complications.

Best-selling author Clive Cussler is back, teamed up with author Graham Brown to bring fans another Kurt Austin adventure. A Japanese cargo ship, cruising the eastern Atlantic near the Azores, bursts into flames and a gang of pirates speeds toward the ship to take advantage of the disaster. "Devil's Gate" is filled with high-stakes suspense and boundless adventure and is one of the most thrilling Cussler novels yet.

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