One Book South Dakota

Dakota

One Book South Dakota
Dakota: A Spiritual Geography by Kathleen Norris
Book Discussion: Wednesday, September 24th
7 pm, Kozak Community Room
Discussion facilitated by Molly Rozum,
Associate Professor of History, USD

The One Book South Dakota is sponsored by the South Dakota Humanities Council.
We can read a book alone, but until we discuss it, the process doesn’t seem complete. Often what one person says about a book enhances our understanding and shapes our perceptions of the book’s themes and meaning. The One Book South Dakota program exists to encourage this exchange through reading one book as a community.
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“A moving and substantial contribution to the literature of the changing contemporary Midwest, and a welcome reminder of the peace that open spaces and extended silences can confer.” — Washington Post Book World

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Summer Reading Program Prize Store Now Open!!

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Parents and kids attended our 1000 minute party, with fun activities, pizza, and s’mores made in our homemade solar ovens!

The Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading program is drawing to a close.  Over the course of the summer, we had over 3000 children and adults attend program events, over 350 folks signed up for the reading program, with over 150 finishing the reading program with 1000 or more minutes read!!  In total, over 177,000 minutes were read.  Way to go, Vermillion!

For all those readers with book bucks, don’t forget to stop by the Prize Store in the Kozak Community Room, and spend, spend, spend on our fun prizes.  You earned it!

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Friday Performance!

Friday, July 18th at 2 pm.

Dakota PlayersStop by tomorrow for the final day of our Dakota Players visit.  The kids have been working hard with the Dakota Players all week, learning lots of fun stuff about creating characters, designing for theater, singing, dancing, etc.  They’ll be putting on a simple show & tell performance for parents and the public.  Come cheer them on!

This week-long residency has been generously supported by the South Dakota Arts Council, South Dakotans for the Arts, and the Board of Trustees of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.

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Vermillion Green Living Festival

Summer Reading Program
Adult/Family Events

Sustainable food

Vermillion Green Living Festival
Saturday, July 26, 2014
1 – 2:30 pm
Kozak Community Room

Join us for a short presentation by Meghann Jarchow, Sustainability Coordinator at
USD, and then an open house to visit the tables available from local vendors including:
God’s Green Earth
Greening Vermillion
Heikes Family Farm
Hy-Vee
Irish Twins Soaps
Prairie Moon Herbs
Sharing the Dream
The Tea Smith
Vermillion Community Garden
Vermillion Farmers Market
PLUS…homemade foods to sample!

This opportunity gives you to try samples and learn more about
sustainable products and foods! End your visit with a trip over to
the Community Garden!

For more information, call the Library at 677-7060.

 

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Geocaching Event This Saturday — Fun for the Whole Family!

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Interested in Geocaching?
Diane Leja and Becky Rider will share the basics and
then lead an excursion outdoors!

Saturday, June 28, 2014
1 pm til….
Edith B. Siegrist
Vermillion Public Library
 Kozak Community Room

Geocaching is a game that reveals a world beyond the every day, where the possibility of a new discovery hides under park benches, in the forest, and probably a short walk from where you are right now. The adventure begins by searching for cleverly hidden containers called geocaches. There are more than 2 million geocaches waiting to be found throughout the world, in more than 180 countries…..for more information see the website: www.geocaching.com

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Who Was Lonesome George?

Summer Reading Program
Adult Events

Lonesome George no.2

Tuesday, June 24th
7 pm, Kozak Community Room

Join Holly Straub in the commemoration of Lonesome George, recognized for decades as the last surviving Galápagos tortoise from Pinta Island. He died on June 24, 2012. The presentation focuses on human impact and conservation & repatriation efforts on the Galápagos Islands.

 

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Birds and Birding in Southeastern SD

Summer Reading Program Adult / Family Events

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Join Dr. David Swanson for an afternoon exploration of birds!
Saturday, June 14, 2014
1 pm til….

We will begin in the Kozak Room for a short program on the basics of birdwatching and a brief review of common birds found in our area. Then we’ll head out on a birding tour to Cotton Park in Vermillion to get a look at some local birds!

Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to take a nice walk….weather permitting!

This program is intended for adults, but family members are welcome! Call the library at 677-7060 for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Meet the Summer Reading Program Coordinators

The Edith B. Seigrist Vermillion Public Library would like to welcome Susan Heggestad and Beth Knedler, our Summer Reading Program Coordinators.

Susan and Beth

They are hard at work organizing and making final preparations for the big Super Science Fair and Teen Kick-off that mark the beginning of an event-packed two months of activities at the library for kid, teens and adults. The Super Science Fair Kick-off will run from 1 to 3 pm on Monday, June 2nd and the Teen Kick-off Party begins at 4 pm also on the Monday, June 2nd. The Super Science Fair will bring together scientists from the area who will share displays, exhibits and experiments at their booths. Don’t miss out on the fun and the start of the season. Kids can pick up their program bags with all the information and reading log. The Teen kick-off event will also feature fun, food and science-related events!

 

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Summer Reading Program Kickoffs!

 

FIZZ_BOOM_READ_logo PrimaryThe Summer Reading Program is about to get underway on June 2nd! Register for the Summer Reading Program on the website under the Summer Reading Program tab.

The Fizz! Boom! READ! Kickoff for kids will be a Super Science Fair….June 2, 2014 anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 pm in the Kozak Community Room.

Visit with scientists, visit the displays and have some mad scientist escapades! Enjoy a snack and pick up your program bag, complete with your reading log and all the information you will need for enjoying all the events in the Summer Reading Program!

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The Spark a Reaction Teen Kickoff will begin on June 2nd at
4 pm.
Fun with a photo booth, mad science experiments…snacks and more! Teens can pick up their program bag at the Kickoff as well.

 

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