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.

Cook the Book returns today

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? Do you love socializing and chatting over good food? Cook the Book is a new book club that brings together patrons who love to cook over a meal and conversation about cooking and recipes. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to participate!

Our first book is Cooked, by Michael Pollan. Each participant will choose a recipe ahead-of-time and prepare it for the first meeting to share; it’s that simple. It will only be necessary to make one regular-sized recipe – no need for doubling. Subsequent meetings after the initial meeting will all conform to a particular food theme, chosen by the group. Books will be available beginning early-January. Please contact the library’s Circulation Desk to sign up and pick up a copy of the book.

Monday, Feb 6th – Mar 27th, 12 pm in the Kozak Community Room

Cook the Book returns soon!

Cook the Book is almost here – have you read the book yet?

Mondays, Feb. 6 – Mar. 27, 12 pm in the Kozak Community Room

Do you love browsing through cookbooks or trying new recipes and cooking techniques? The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is pleased to resume our most popular book club – Cook the Book! On Mondays at noon, beginning on February 6th, and continuing through March 27th, our tastiest adult program will introduce fellow foodies to new tastes, cooking techniques, and great books about cooking.

This unique book group brings together patrons who love to cook for a shared meal and conversation about cooking. Our introductory book for this season will be Cooked, by Michael Pollan. To participate, drop by the Library Circulation desk to pick up a copy of the book.
Participants will choose recipes inspired by book to prepare and share for the first meeting. Subsequent meetings will be themed according to the group’s choices.

Cook the Book Returns

Cook the Book returns in October, beginning Monday, October 3rd at 12 pm.

Do you love browsing through cookbooks or trying new recipes and cooking techniques? We are very excited to continue the very successful, new kind of book club – Cook the Book! This unique book group will bring together patrons who love to cook over a meal and conversation. Our introductory book for the season will be Cooked, by Michael Pollan. To participate, drop by the Library Circulation desk in early September to pick up a copy of the book. Participants will choose recipes from the book to prepare and share for the first meeting. Subsequent meetings will be themed according to the group’s choices.

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One Book is Around the Corner

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, partnering with Osher Life-Long Institute, will present a discussion of this year’s One Book South Dakota on Tuesday, September 13th at 3 pm.  Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Library’s Circulation Desk.

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The 2016 One Book South Dakota selection is Some Luck by Jane Smiley.  The first volume of an epic trilogy from a beloved writer at the height of her powers, Some Luck starts us on a literary adventure through cycles of birth and death, passion and betrayal that will span a century in America. The novel is a National Book Award nominee, as well as Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Financial Times, The Seattle Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and BookPage.

1920, Denby, Iowa: Rosanna and Walter Langdon have just welcomed their firstborn son, Frank, into their family farm. He will be the oldest of five.

Each chapter in this extraordinary novel covers a single year, encompassing the sweep of history as the Langdons abide by time-honored values and pass them on to their children. With the country on the cusp of enormous social and economic change through the early 1950s, we watch as the personal and the historical merge seamlessly: one moment electricity is just beginning to power the farm, and the next a son is volunteering to fight the Nazis. Later still, a girl we’d seen growing up now has a little girl of her own.

Jane Smiley won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1992. She will appear at the South Dakota Festival of Books in Brookings, Sept. 23 at the Performing Arts Center. Her keynote begins at 7:30 pm following the mass author book signing at the PAC at 6:30 pm.

These events are made possible by the generous support of the South Dakota Humanities Council.  The South Dakota Humanities Council is a non-profit organization founded in 1972 whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota.

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This year’s One Book South Dakota is ‘Some Luck’ by Jane Smiley. We’ve got copies of the book available for checkout here at our Circulation Desk, courtesy of the South Dakota Humanities Council. A discussion of the book is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th at 3 pm, hosted by Betsy Simons.

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The Big Library Read

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will take part in the Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital Book club through public libraries that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time. For a two-week period beginning June 23, VPL patrons will be able to borrow the eBook, A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (Pegasus Books), from southdakota.lib.overdrive.com and participate in a worldwide version of a local book club. There will be no waitlists for this popular mystery. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

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A Murder in Time is an intricate mystery about a brilliant FBI agent, Kendra, who finds herself transported back in time to the 1800s. Relegated to the servant class, she stumbles across a gruesome murder, and she alone recognizes they have a serial killer in their midst. Kendra scrambles to solve the case before it takes her own life – 200 years before she was ever born. At its core, Julie McElwain’s debut novel is a puzzle, a hunt for a murderer and a quest for justice.

“Throughout my life, I’ve loved all genres of books – mystery, romance, paranormal and historical,” said author, Julie McElwain. “Maybe that’s why I’ve included a little bit of all those elements in A Murder in Time. I sincerely hope readers enjoy Kendra’s story as much as I enjoyed researching and writing it.”

Big Library Read is a free program. To get started reading, all that is needed is a VPL library card. A Murder in Time can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle® [U.S. libraries only]. The eBook will be available with no wait lists and will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees. The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between the Vermillion Public Library, OverDrive and Pegasus Books, publisher of A Murder in Time. The title was selected based on a survey of more than 20,000 library readers.

Celebrate Pi(e) Day!

Cook the Book is wrapping up for the season by celebrating Pi(e) Day – March 14th. Join us with your favorite pie, whether savory or sweet, during our final meeting at 12 pm, in the Kozak Community Room. Participants will then decide how Cook the Book will unfold next season!

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We Like Mondays

It’s Monday again… which we look forward to here at the Library! We’ve got Cook the Book at noon in the Kozak Community Room (regional cooking is today’s theme), and Tech Hour returns tonight at 6:30 pm. Be sure to call us at the Circulation Desk if you need an appointment for one-on-one help.

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Cook the Book

Coming next Monday, February 1st, 2016, 12 -1 pm
Cook the Book!

Do you love browsing through cookbooks or trying new recipes and cooking techniques. We are very excited to introduce a new kind of book club – Cook the Book! This unique book group will bring together patrons who love food over a meal and conversation about cooking and recipes. Our introductory book for the season will be Voracious, by Cara Nicoletti. In it, Nicoletti marries her love of literature with her love of food in a truly tasty way. To participate, drop by the Library Circulation desk in mid-January to pick up a copy of the book. Participants will choose recipes from the book to prepare and share for the first meeting. Subsequent meetings will be themed according to the group’s choices.

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