It’s Earth Days in Vermillion

Come check out the beautiful display of children’s Earth Week art in our Kozak Room, up through Thursday, April 27th! All part of the Earth Days celebration happening all around the community. Find out more here:

http://www.greeningvermillion.org/earthdays2017

Coming Soon

Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa, on Saturday, April 29th at 1:00pm. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. You’ll want to arrive early for best seating.

Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the 21 stringed West African Kora. The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The Kora is a melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is somewhat contrary to its musical repertoire. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande Empire. While the Kora is only 300 years old, some commonly played songs can be traced back 800 years to the Mande empires’ founding. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh of Brikama, The Gambia, and Kane Mathis of Brooklyn, NY. Gaskell has been featured at numerous festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal. Find out more at: www.seangaskell.com.

This performance is being generously supported by the Board of Trustees of the Vermillion Public Library.

There’s Still Time…

The VPL will host a discussion of Hidden Figures, facilitated by Teresa Chasing Hawk, on Thursday, May 4th at 1 pm. Copies of the book are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk starting… NOW! We will also screen the film adaptation after our discussion;)

Don’t miss your chance to discuss the season’s most talked about book-to-screen adaptation.

Children’s Programming Wrapping Up

April is our final month of spring for children’s programs – don’t miss your chance to participate. These programs are open to all elementary students, K-5, but are not appropriate for preschoolers. Snacks included!

Nutrition – 2nd & 4th Mondays; 3:30-5 pm

LEGO Robotics – 1st & 3rd Mondays; 3:30-5 pm

LEGO Club – 1st & 3rd Thursday; 3:30-5 pm

Art Club – 2nd Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm

Maker Lab – 4th Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm

Code Club/VEX IQ Robotics – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays; 3:30-5 pm

Simple Circuits – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays; 3:30

Homework Helpers – Every Tuesday & Thursday; 3:30-4:30 pm

Edie’s is Open

You will not believe the finds (and the deals) to be found at Edie’s Book Shop Sale, the first Friday and Saturday (roughly) of each month. Treat yourself, and support library programming at the same time! What are you waiting for?
Edie’s is open today and tomorrow, 10 am to 4 pm.

Spring Book Club

Have you read Hidden Figures yet?
The VPL will host a discussion of the book on Thursday, May 4th at 1 pm. Copies of the book are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk starting… NOW! If the movie has been released by then, we will also screen the film;) Don’t miss your chance to discuss the season’s most talked about book-to-screen adaptation.