We Are Partnering with University Libraries to Hold a ‘Human Library’ Event!

Partnering with University Libraries at USD, the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is seeking “books” for the Human Library, to be held on Saturday, April 28th, 2018, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Founded in 2001 in Denmark, the Human Library organization seeks to promote human rights and social cohesion by creating greater understanding between people. It provides an opportunity for people to learn more about each other while working through stereotypes and discrimination.

A Human Library consists of volunteers who act as “books” that can be “checked out” by “readers.” Each book decides on a title that gives a snapshot of their story: “Buddhist,” “First Generation College Student,” or “Recovering Alcoholic,” for instance. The book and reader engage in a 20-minute one-on-one conversation about the book’s life and experience, and then the book can ask questions of the reader as well, prompting discussion about shared experiences and differing perspectives. Individuals with stories they would like to share and discuss with others are encouraged to volunteer.

Apply online to be a book at www.bit.ly/USDhuman. The deadline to submit an application is March 9th.

For more information contact Rachelle Langdon at rachelle.langdon@vermillionpubliclibrary.org or Caroline Anderberg at caroline.anderberg@usd.edu.

Cook the Book: Legumes

Our Cook the Book group has spoken, and the next meeting will be about legumes! Meet us here at the library on Monday, February 26th from 12 – 1:00 pm to share your own delicious dish and recipe. Several cookbooks have been pulled and are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. You are also welcome to find your own recipe book!

Cook the Book: Pie

After enjoying the food, and discussing their books, Cook the Book participants have decided that the theme for next week is… Pie!

A selection of cookbooks featuring or including delicious pie recipes is at the Circulation Desk. These books are available for you to check out!

So if you’d like to join in on Cook the Book, the next meeting will be Monday, February 5th, from noon to 1 pm.

Bring Pie!

Free Tax Assistance at the VPL!

Tax season is nearly upon us! To help you with your tax preparations, the IRS VITA program is returning to the Vermillion Public Library. Volunteers will be here at various dates and times throughout the months of February and March (and the first week in April) to help you with your tax filing needs.