Long Overdue Series Tonight!

Join us tonight at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library hosts Alderman Rich Holland!  Rich will lead us in a discussion entitled “The ‘Everything’ Plan for the City”.

Wednesday, November 12th, 7pm
Kozak Community Room

What really leads the decision-making in a city? The answer could be a vital document called The Comprehensive Plan. This discussion will cover the history, need, preparation and use of a Comprehensive Plan and illustrate why it is so important to the growth of Vermillion.

Rich Holland Graduated from CSU Long Beach in Electrical Engineering and worked 35 years as an Aerospace Engineer in semiconductor design and fabrication. He was elected to, and served on, the Lennox City Council for 6 years. In 2012, he was appointed to the Vermillion Planning Commission and later elected to the Vermillion City Council. He led the development team for the Lennox Comprehensive Plan and is currently working with the Planning Commission on the major revision of the Vermillion Comprehensive Plan.

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Only Three Days left…

to secure your place in our upcoming Glass Mosaic workshop with artist Nancy Losacker! You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to learn from a master; it’s an incredible deal!

mosaic example
Saturday, November 1st
2-4 pm
Kozak Community Room
$10 fee and preregistration are required prior to workshop; space is limited!
Ages 16 & up only, please.

Glass tile mosaic is an ancient and intriguing technique for creating long-lasting, colorful images. The results can be wall-hung works, table-tops, outdoor works, and much more. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to basic techniques and history, and will be able to create a small mosaic of their own.


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Opportunity for Book Clubs and Other Community Groups!

Did you know that the EBSVP Library has a Book Club in a Bag program for its patrons?


Existing book clubs, or those interested in organizing a club, can take advantage of this program designed to promote reading as a shared experience. Book Club in a Bag offers library patrons the chance to check out a bag filled with at least 10 copies of a book from a select list of titles for up to four weeks. The bag also includes discussion questions based on the title for the club to use. Could anything be more convenient or affordable since the service is free to library patrons? Book Club in a Bag currently offers over 50 titles including both adult fiction and nonfiction books, with more being added monthly.

In addition, if you are part of a book club (or any community organization), we welcome suggested titles that your group would like to read, and we can order the books and host your group’s discussion! Call our Adult Programming Coordinator, Susan Heggestad, at 677.7060 to get more information about how the library can partner with your organization to implement your group’s desire to read collectively!


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Book Club to discuss selection by regional author

Wednesday, October 22nd
7pm, Kozak Community Room

“Have you ever anxiously opened a newly-arrived letter only to discover it was meant for your neighbor two doors down? Reading Sunshine Always seems a bit like that—indulging oneself in someone else’s personal correspondence. But what a rare glimpse it is… [Sunshine Always] demonstrates the enduring beauty of the handwritten word.” – Nebraska History.

sunshine alwaysThe Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is pleased to re-introduce patrons to this South Dakota classic, in honor of Paula M. Nelson’s presentation at the annual Schell Lecture, hosted by the Department of History, USD, on Wednesday, October 29th at 7 pm in Farber Hall.

A limited number of copies of Sunshine Always are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Once you are finished with the book, kindly return it so others may have a chance to read it before the discussion.  Call us at the library – 605.677.7060, or stop by the circulation desk for more information.



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Basic Tech Skills Resources


You can now access useful resources for learning basic tech skills right from the library menu above. Click on the Helpful Links tab, and then scroll down to the addresses listed under Technological Literacy/Assistance.  The learning sites are:



Check ‘em out!

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Book Signing Event Tonight

Rusch - County Capitols

Tonight, October 16th, 7-9 pm
Kozak Community Room

Local historian, author, and judge Arthur L. Rusch will be present to discuss and sign copies of his new book County Capitols: The Courthouses of South Dakota.

Using county records, period newspapers, and other archival materials, Arthur L. Rusch shows how the “courthouse fights” between rival communities turned into outright battles, including bidding wars, midnight forays to steal county records and even buildings, and the destruction of courthouses—all in the cause of community survival.

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