Used Book Sale Begins This Week!

2013 Book Sale Flyer

Members Only Preview: Wednesday, September 11th, 5 – 8 pm
Friends of the Library memberships available at the door!

Public Sale:
Sept. 12, 10 am – 9 pm
Sept. 13  10 am – 6 pm
Sept. 14  10 am – 5 pm

Audiobooks, VHS tapes, DVDs, Art prints
Books for kids & teens too!
$5 box sale / 50 cent paperbacks / 75 cent hardcover
Special buys priced as marked.

Sale in the Library basement. Please use the elevator or west stairs to access.

Learn How to Relax….Anytime, Anywhere!

As part of the new Live and Learn evening series, we’re pleased to have Sandi King here on Wednesday evening, September 11th at 7:30 pm with a session sure to be a hit!

EASY YOGA AND MEDITATION BREAKS FOR BUSY PEOPLE

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Head to toe ways to relax, breathe, center and calm your active (or over-active) mind and body while seated or standing anywhere!

Kozak Community Room, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, September 11th

Sandi King has been teaching Hatha yoga at the USD Wellness program for 9 years, specializing in beginner and intermediate levels, and also loves teaching yoga for relaxation.

Artists and Authors Series: Jerry Wilson on September 4th

The new adult programs are beginning this week. We have many new series that offer a host of opportunities for learning and engagement. Our Artists and Authors series is held the first Wednesday of the month. We are pleased to be hosting Jerry Wilson tomorrow evening, Wednesday, September 4th at 7 pm.waiting-for-coyotes-call-small

Jerry will read selected passages and talk about his highly acclaimed book Waiting For Coyote’s Call: An Eco-Memoir from the Missouri River Bluff. Jerry will have copies of the book available for sale at the event. Hope to see you here at the Library for inauguration of our new series.

This program is made possible by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.South_Dakota_Humanities_Council_Logo_Horizontal_Color

September Programs Set to Begin

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The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is going to bustling this fall with programming designed for folks of all ages. Pick up a copy of our newsletter or any of the program fliers at the library entrance on the south side off the parking lot.
Also, information about programs geared for each age group can be found on the appropriate tabs (Adult, Teens, Kids) here on the website. Feel free to call the Library for further information at 677-7060.

One of the new adult programs is a book discussion group called Books in Context, which seeks to make relevant connections for the monthly selection through possible films or events at other venues in Vermillion, such as the National Music Museum or the University Galleries.

The Books in Context book selection for September is The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan. A limited number of copies are available now for checkout at the Library for those interested in participating in the discussion, which will be facilitated by Betsy Simons on Wednesday, September 25th at 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room.

The tie-in events this month include the following:
Dust Bowl film Ken Burns

The Dust Bowl: A Film by Ken Burns will be shown in four 1-hour segments in
the Kozak Community Room on Tuesdays (3rd, 10th, 17, 24th) throughout the month of September at 2 pm.

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Dust, Metal and Stone: Graphic Art of the 1930s / A Gallery Talk
Alison Erazmus, Director of the University Galleries will do a gallery walk through the current exhibition on view at the University Galleries related to prints of the Dust Bowl era. This event will surely help provide some visual reference to the text of the book under discussion.

Event will be held Thursday, September 5th from 6-7 pm at the John A. Day Gallery in the College of Fine Arts on the USD campus.

Changes in the Missouri River Valley Landscape Since the Lewis & Clark Expedition

Changes in the Missouri River Valley Landscape Since the Lewis & Clark Expedition
A Program by Tim Cowman

Wednesday, July 24th, 7 pm
Kozak Community Room

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Tim Cowman is the Director of the Missouri River Institute. The University of South Dakota established the Missouri River Institute to develop and promote research, education, and public awareness related to the natural and cultural resources of the Missouri River Basin.

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One Book SD Author At The Library Tuesday, July 23rd!

It’s Not Too Late to sign up and get a copy of Long-Shining Waters, the One Book South Dakota….stop by the Library to pick up a copy and don’t miss Tuesday’s event!

One Book South Dakota 2013 Presents*
Author-Led Book Discussion and Reading
Danielle Sosin

The Long-Shining Waters by Danielle Sosin

Tuesday, July 23rd Kozak Community Room, 7 pm
Long Shining Waters

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.

Water, Water — South Dakota’s Ground Water

South Dakota’s Ground Water / A Program by Derric Iles, State Geologist

Thursday, July 18th
7 pm, Kozak Community Room
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It’s probably safe to say that many of us take our drinking water for granted. This presentation will show why ground water is important to South Dakota and will briefly examine the major sources of ground water in the state. Some potential sources of ground-water contamination will be mentioned and an example of the vulnerability of one of the state’s major aquifers to contamination will be shown. Lastly, some results of testing from one of the best ambient ground-water quality monitoring networks in the country will be given.

Derris Iles is the State Geologist and Administrator of the Geological Survey Program, South Dakota Department of Environmental and Natural Resources.

Look forward to seeing you Thursday evening, July 18th. Please feel free to call the Library with any questions at 677-7060.

Lewis & Clark : The Journey of the Corps of Discovery

LEWIS & CLARK: THE JOURNEY OF THE CORPS OF DISCOVERY
Film by Ken Burns
Wednesday, July 10th, part 1
Wednesday, 17th, part 2
6:30 pm
Roger Kozak Community Room
Lewis and Clark film

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.

One Book South Dakota Event in July

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

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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.