The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion — A South Dakota Decision

Two Informative Sessions!
Monday, November 4th
3 pm and 7 pm
Kozak Community Room

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How will the Affordable Care Act work in South Dakota? What difference will it make if South Dakota decides to expand Medicaid? Joy Smolnisky, Director of the SD Budget & Policy Project and Lizzy Bolander of the Rural Office of Community Services will be presenting a non-partisan explanation of health care reform in South Dakota. They will discuss details of buying insurance and look at the option to expand Medicaid and how it would affect health care providers and consumers in the state.

Call the Library with any questions at 677-7060.

 

New Databases Available!

We are pleased to be able to offer two new databases to our patrons, with access made available through the State Library — Mango Languages and Chilton Library. You can utilize these and many of the other databases here in the Library or on your home computer. Some of the databases, such as Learning Express, will require you to set up a free account and others may ask you for patron verification, which will be your library card barcode and last name as password. Be sure to explore all the databases under the Reference tab here on the Library website.

New Databases!

MANGO LANGUAGES
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Offers courses in more than 60 languages to allow users to learn, listen and
speak their chosen languages. Courses for English learners begin in the
student’s native language and teach English. The courses focus on four key areas
of language learning: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and culture.

CHILTONLIBRARY

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Provides authoritative manuals online with monthly updates. Thousands of
domestic and imported car, truck, van and SUV models from 1940-present and
includes repair, maintenance and specification tables.

Last Chance to Sign-Up for Junk Journals Workshop

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Learn to make a keepsake journal from a recycled book in a two-day workshop with Darla Tassler. The workshop will be held in the Kozak Community Room on the following two Saturday afternoons (October 19th and 26th) from noon to 5 pm. Books will be provided at the event.

Registration at the event is required, so call the library at 677-7060 or stop by to sign up. Class size is limited to 12 and you must be 13 years of age or older to participate! Necessary supplies, such as paper and adhesive, can be purchased at the event from the instructor, but let us know when you sign up whether you’ll be bringing your own or not. Should be great fun…hope to see you there!!

Jim Stone on Clay County Barns

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Preservation Wednesday
Clay County Barns with Jim Stone
Wednesday, October 16th, 7 pm
Kozak Community Room

Jim Stone has been researching and documenting the rich heritage of barns in Clay County. Learn more about their fascinating history in his talk at the Library in the upcoming talk. Preservation Wednesday is co-sponsored by the Clay County Historic Preservation Commission and the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library!

Call the library at 677-7060 for more information!

 

Artists and Authors : Susan Heggested

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“Variations on a Theme”
by Susan Heggestad

Wednesday, October 2nd, 7 pm
Kozak Community Room

Susan will feature her mixed-media works on paper utilizing collagraph, monotype, screenprinting and relief processes, as well as sculptural and installation works.

Susan M Heggestad received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from
the University of South Dakota, and her Masters of Fine Arts degree, with an
emphasis in Printmaking, from SUNY at Buffalo. Her work has been showcased
at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences in Sioux Falls, the Haydon Art
Center in Lincoln, Neb., North Dakota State University in Fargo, as well as
numerous other venues. In addition, she is the recipient of several awards,
including a South Dakota Arts Council Artist Grant in 2007 and 2011, and is
currently on the Artists in Communities and Schools roster for the South Dakota
Arts Council.  She is director of the Messy Hands Summer Art Camp for children
hosted by the Vermillion Area Arts Council. Susan lives with her large family in
Vermillion, where she maintains a private studio.

Worst Hard Time Books Still Available

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There is still time to check out one of the copies of this month’s book club selection, which are available at the Circulation Desk. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, by Timothy Egan is the fascinating story of the Dust Bowl, a devastating period in the country’s history. The book discussion, led by Betsy Simons, will be held Wednesday, September 25th at 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room. We have quite a few copies of the book available and we encourage you to check one out, whether or not you are able to make it for the discussion. Once you start, you won’t want to put it down!

Next month’s Books In Context selection is: Beethoven’s Hair : An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Scientific Mystery Solved, by Russell Martin. Copies will be available in the next week or so!

Used Book Sale Begins This Week!

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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