Fall Programming Kicks off Next Week!

We are very pleased to announce that the popular series, Artists & Authors, is back, on the first Wednesday of each month! In addition, we’ve begun a new adult programming series, Long Overdue, which will cover a broad range of topics and will be on the second Wednesday. Additionally, we are quite excited to kick-off a series of hands-on workshops on the first Saturday of each month, called Picture This!

Join us as we welcome our first presenters in each of these series’:

On Wednesday, September 3, in the Kozak Community Room we will host “Dandarians and Other Poems: a Poetry Reading by Lee Ann Roripaugh”. lee roripaughBased on sources as diverse as Heian period female Japanese writers and the world of science fiction, and drawing on her own experience as a second-generation Japanese American, acclaimed poet Lee Ann Roripaugh’s fourth collection explores a series of “word betrayals”—English words misunderstood in transmission from her Japanese mother that came to take on symbolic ramifications in her early years. 7 pm.
On Saturday, September 6, in the Kozak Community Room, Beth Knedler will share with us the ancient art of paper marbling. Paper_Marbling_Tank

Sure to enthrall! All materials are provided, but registration is required. Please call us at 677.7060 for more info.


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Fall Programming is on its way…

LibraryQuotes_JaneAustenHere at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, we are busy gearing up fo another exciting season of programming. We can’t wait to share this excitement with you! Feel free to drop by or call for further information, and be on the lookout for specifics, to be posted soon.

Toddler & Preschool Storytimes start Sept. 2nd!

Toddlers (ages birth to 3 with adult) -
Tuesdays at 10:30 am
Saturdays at 11:15 am

Preschoolers (ages 4-6) -
Mondays at 5:30 pm
Wednesdays at 11 am
Saturdays at 10:15 am

Children’s Programming:
Lego Club
1st & 3rd Thursdays (Sept. – Nov.) 3:45-5pm

Art Club
2nd Thursdays (Sept. – Nov.) 3:45-5pm

Teen Programming:
Books & Authors
4th Thursdays (Sept. – Nov.) 3:45-5pm

Adult Programming:
Artists & Authors
1st Wednesdays (Sept. – Dec.) at 7pm

Long Overdue, a series of presentations and discussions on a wide range of exciting topics
2nd Wednesdays (Sept. – Nov.)

Fiction Book Club
3rd Wednesdays (Sept. – Nov.)

Non-fiction Book Club
4th Wednesdays (Sept. & Oct.)

Picture This, a series of hands-on workshops in a variety of creative techniques
1st Saturdays (Sept. – Nov.)

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One Book South 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.

“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
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!


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

Dave Swanson photo

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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