Learn about the greatest expeditions in the Northwest Passage from St. Louis to the Pacific. Follow the trails of not just Merriwether Lewis and William Clark, but also the entire Corps of Discovery, which included young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark’s African-American slave and Sacagawea and her infant son.
ADVENTURES AT SEA / GRACE AND HARRY FREEMAN
Monday, July 8th
Kozak Community Room
The Freeman family spent one semester at sea while Harry taught in the Sea/Mester program. An evening of images, stories and adventures from their travels.
For more information on the Sea/Mester program visit the website:
One Book South Dakota 2013 Presents*
Author-Led Book Discussion and Reading
The Long-Shining Waters by Danielle Sosin
Tuesday, July 23rd Kozak Community Room, 7 pm
Lake Superior, the north country, the great fresh-water expanse. Frigid. Lethal. Wildly beautiful. The Long-Shining Waters gives us three stories whose characters are separated by centuries and circumstances, yet connected across time by the place they inhabit.
Sign up and borrow a copy of the book at the Vermillion Public Library. Once you return the book, put your name in a drawing to keep the book. Drawing will be done at the author event. Refreshments will be served.
*Sponsored by the VPL Library, SD Center for the Book, and the SD Humanities Council.
Thursday, June 27th
Roger Kozak Community Room
Join Dean Spader in the Kozak Community Room for a fascinating look at the intricate world of soil!
Numerous scientific disciplines using electron microscopy are discovering why “many modern agricultural and urban landscapes mean dead dirt.” What is killing our soil? Why is dead soil so compacted with hardpan, and why does it erode so easily? Why are certain weeds and pests taking over? If we want to reverse these trends, how do we restore life to our dead soil? The same science is beginning to provide answers to these questions. This presentation offers two forms of soil management and suggests that one is better for our lawn, garden and farm soils.
Attend the session and enter the drawing to win a free copy of Teaming with Microbes : The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web by Jeff Lowenfels
Join us in the Roger Kozak Community Room
June 13th at 7 pm!
Learn the tips and tricks to turn kitchen and
yard waste into prime garden soil!
Our theme for the Summer Reading Program is
Dig Into Reading. The library contains many books to
help you with composting and gardening!
Don’t miss this event!