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!
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.
Don’t miss the two-part discussion on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr tomorrow, Thursday, October 1st and October 8th.
The discussions will take place at 4 pm in the Small Conference Room
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Facilitated by Nancy Zuercher.
Copies of the book are available at our Circulation Desk.
One Book South Dakota is almost here. For those who’ve been waiting, your patience is about to pay off. This coming Monday, September 21st, we will be pleased to host the following events in conjunction with One Book SD:
3:30 – 5 pm, facilitated discussion of Ordinary Grace with OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) member Cyndy Chaney
5-6:30 pm, Meet & Greet with author William Kent Krueger at Raziel’s, 13 W Main St, downtown Vermillion
7-8 pm, Author presentation, Kozak Community Room of the library
Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in this year’s premier reading/author event!
In an effort to better serve our patrons we are embarking on the production of a number of tutorial videos addressing common questions and topics.
Our first one addresses using the Online Public Access Catalog (or OPAC), and can be viewed here.
The future home of all tutorial videos, as they are created, will be under the Welcome menu (above), and then by clicking on ‘About’.
Wednesday, March 25th, 7 pm
Kozak Community Room
The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will host a discussion of Factory Girls, by Leslie T. Chang. The discussion will be facilitated by Professor Sara Lampert, USD Department of History.
An eye-opening and previously untold story, Factory Girls is the first look into the everyday lives of the migrant factory population in China.
In Factory Girls, Leslie T. Chang, a former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Beijing, tells the story of these workers primarily through the lives of two young women, whom she follows over the course of three years as they attempt to rise from the assembly lines of Dongguan, an industrial city in China’s Pearl River Delta.
A book of global significance that provides new insight into China, Factory Girls demonstrates how the mass movement from rural villages to cities is remaking individual lives and transforming Chinese society, much as immigration to America’s shores remade our own country a century ago.
Tomorrow and Thursday we will finally discuss Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand!
You have two options for participating in what is sure to be an engaging discussion:
Wednesday, Jan 28th at 7 pm OR
Thursday, Jan 29th at 4 pm
*Thursday’s discussion will be facilitated by Professor Nancy Zuercher.
Come and discuss it before you see the film. Or, come and share your experience of the film, if you’ve already seen it.
We will meet once more, today at 4 pm, to discuss the wonderful and gripping novel by Steven Galloway, The Cellist of Sarajevo.
Inspired by Vedran Smailovic, the cellist who, in 1992, played in a bombed-out Sarajevo square for 22 days in memory of the 22 people who were killed by a mortar attack, this is a novel about four people trying to maintain a semblance of their humanity in the besieged city. Kenan trudges across the city to collect water from the brewery for his family; on his way to buy bread, Dragan meets an old friend who reminds him of life before the war; Arrow, a sniper fighting against the occupation, is charged with keeping the cellist alive; and the cellist himself, in his simple act of performing, courageously brings a touch of life back to the citizens. Although Galloway’s characters weigh the value of their lives against the choices they must make, he effectively creates a fifth character in the city itself, capturing the details among the rubble and destruction that give added weight to his memorable novel. –Elliot Mandel
USD Professor Tim Schorn will be on-hand to facilitate the discussion, which will be held in the Small Conference Room.
See you then!