Paul Horsted: The Black Hills Yesterday & Today

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will be hosting a free slide presentation titled, “The Black Hills Yesterday and Today,” given by South Dakota photographer and author Paul Horsted.

Paul has been a photographer for 40 years, and now has a prolific photo series dedicated to locating the sites of historic images from across the USA and ‘re-photographing’ them. 

Learn more about Paul online at, and be sure you don’t miss his presentation here at the library on Monday, April 8th! He will be selling and signing copies of his books after the program. Starts at 7:00 pm in the Kozak Room.

After School Movie

The after school movie for April 5th is E.T.!

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Lunch & Learn

Join us at the Vermillion Public Library for Lunch & Learn with Speakers Bureau Scholar Roderick Brown, who will be giving a presentation on the tribal artifacts that can be found at the Dakota Discovery Museum in Mitchell, South Dakota. The presentation will focus on two factors intertwined with cultural change among Plains tribes, the introduction of glass beads, and the near extermination of buffalo (or bison). 

Lunch & Learn programs are designed to fit within your lunch hour. Refreshments will be served, and guests are also welcome to bring their own food. 

This program was made possible by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

After School Movie

The March 29th after school movie is LILO & STITCH!

A tale of a young girl’s close encounter with the galaxy’s most wanted extraterrestrial. Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts a small ugly “dog,” whom she names Stitch. Stitch would be the perfect pet if he weren’t in reality a genetic experiment who has escaped from an alien planet and crash-landed on Earth. Through her love, faith and unwavering belief in ohana, the Hawaiian concept of family, Lilo helps unlock Stitch’s heart and gives him the ability to care for someone else.

After School Movie

The March 15th after school movie is Disney’s HERCULES!

Disney tackles Greek mythology in this animated feature. Hercules (Tate Donovan), a son of gods, was snatched as a baby by Hades (James Woods) and forced to live among mortals as a half-man, half-god. Now a teenager, Hercules needs to perform a rite of passage on Earth to prove himself worthy of living with the gods on Mount Olympus. With his plucky satyr sidekick, Philoctetes (Danny DeVito), along for the ride, Hercules must learn how to use his strength to defeat a series of evil creatures.

Kim Clodfelter

Join us at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 5:00 pm as we welcome home Kim Clodfelter, author of the new book, Cloddy: Coach Dwane “Cloddy” Clodfelter, a Pioneer in the Integration of NCAA College Basketball.

Cloddy is a biography about Kim’s father Dwane “Cloddy” Clodfelter, former men’s basketball coach at the University of South Dakota. Coach Clodfelter was a pioneer in the integration of college basketball during the 50’s and 60’s.

From humble beginnings, Cloddy grew up in a small town in South Dakota during the Great Depression. After graduating from Woonsocket High School in 1936, he earned a two-year teaching degree at Southern Teachers College and then began a forty-five-year teaching and coaching career. Cloddy became the men’s basketball coach at USD in 1954. At that time, college basketball was not fully integrated. In Cloddy’s first year as men’s basketball coach, he recruited two black brothers from Brooklyn, New York. For the next thirteen years, he continued to recruit minority athletes and, along the way, met with stiff resistance. Cloddy is a testament to hard work, courage, and loyalty.

Kim Clodfelter grew up right here in Vermillion and is a graduate of USD. Learn more about him on his website at