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.
The 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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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.
The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library and USD are teaming up to help K-8th graders with their homework.
Come visit us in the Craft Room (Children’s Area) at the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm.
We are excited to host what is sure to be a lovely discussion this Wednesday evening with community member Kaiya Ansorge. Her presentation, part of our Long Overdue series, is entitled “Spirit and Soul Care in our Daily Lives”, and takes place at 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room.
This session will begin with a guided meditation followed by a discussion of some of our practices and rituals. The goal is to help each of us learn new approaches to soul care as well as bring to awareness those rituals that help us center and calm ourselves in order to bring energy and delight into the world. Please wear comfortable clothing.
Kaiya Ansorge holds a Master’s degree in philosophical theology and a PhD in Religion with a specialty in spirituality.
On Wednesday, October 15th, at 7 pm we will be discussing the intriguing new novel by author T.C. Boyle, “When the Killing’s Done”.
Principally set on the wild Channel Islands off the coast of California, T.C. Boyle’s new novel is a gripping adventure with a timely theme. Alma Boyd Takesue is a National Park Service biologist spearheading the efforts to save the islands’ native creatures from invasive species. Her antagonist, Dave LaJoy, is a local businessman who is fiercely opposed to the killing of any animals whatsoever and will go to any lengths to subvert her plans. As their confrontation plays out in a series of scenes escalating in violence, drama, and danger, When the Killing’s Done relates a richly humane tale about the dominion we attempt to exert, for better or worse, over the natural world.
A limited number of copies of When the Killing’s Done 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. For more information, call us here at the library -677.7060.
Wednesday, October 1st, at 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room.
Join us as we host local artist Michele Mechling, as she discusses her techniques and subject matter.
Michele is a working artist residing in Vermillion, SD. She has been a long-time small business owner, as well as art instructor. Watercolor painting has always been an important part of her artistic process especially when used in mixed media pieces.
She received her BFA in painting from USD.
And then on Saturday, October 4th, from 2-4 pm, Michele will lead us in an exciting watercolor painting workshop, during our Picture This workshop series. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Please call us at 677.7060, or stop by our circulation desk to sign up.
for this 1st place trophy!
Namely, the wonderful VHS students who gave it their all on Volunteer Day to paint our expansive windows. And to the VHS Boosters for recognizing the students’ wonderful talent. Kudos to our Youth Services Librarian, Beth Knedler, for her creative design.
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*Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association