A Wonderful Essay by Zadie Smith

We work hard here at the Vermillion Public Library to provide library services to the members of the Vermillion community. Libaries are places of joy and discovery and it’s always heartwarming to read essays that discuss the important role that libraries play in the lives of people everywhere. A friend had come across this essay by Zadie Smith in the New York Review of Books some time ago and recommended it:

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/jun/02/north-west-london-blues/

We have a three of Zadie Smith’s books here in the library in Adult Fiction:
White Teeth: A Novel (2000)
On Beauty: A Novel (2005)
NW: A Novel (2012)

Reading Groups and Book Clubs

Vermillion is a small community, but it seems there are many book groups in the area and that’s good news! The Vermillion Public Library has an Adult Book Group and a Teen Book Group that each meet several times a year. Do you belong to a book club or reading group in the area? Perhaps you are interested in joining a group to meet people and share in the discussion of new books. Let us be a resource and gather information to connect readers to one another. If you are part of a book group, e-mail us at vplstaff@sdln.net and let us know the name of your group, along with name and info for a contact person. If you’d like, tell us a little about the focus or membership of your group and we can share the information with the community. Do you know that the Library has a very nice range of Book Club Bags for Adults and for Teens that are
ready-made for reading groups? Each bag has 10 copies of the book, along with a discussion guide….ready to go! Check out the lists of available books under the Adults and Teens tabs on this website.

Write A Novel In November

 

Ever seriously thought about writing a novel? Maybe you’ve thought about writing a novel, but talked yourself out of it before you even gave it a moment of contemplation! November 1st marks the start of NaNoWriMo….that’s short for National Novel Writing Month and if writing a novel is one of your secret dreams, you should check out the NaNoWriMo site.

You can easily sign up on the site and join the thousands of others across the globe who will be working along side you through the month to complete the goal of finishing a 50,000 word novel by 11:59 pm November 30th. The site enables you to track your progress, gives you pep talks and allows to meet fellow writers near and far….pretty cool….check it out here:

http://nanowrimo.org

FRIENDS BOOK SALE COMING SOON!

DON’T MISS IT!!
FRIENDS OF THE VERMILLION PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE!

Thursday, October 25
through Saturday October 27th
in the Community Room
Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Over 500 boxes of items to choose from!!
Hardcover books: 75 cents
Paperbacks, Texts, Media and Children’s Books: 50 cents or 3 for $1

A not-to-be-missed event! Take advantage of the Friends sale to get some great deals on hundreds of books. Proceeds benefit the Vermillion Public Library.

September Book Club Selection

Between Shades of Grays by Ruta Sepetys is the September Book Club selection.  In this historical novel, a fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl tells her story of being deported, along with her mother and brother, to a Siberian work camp in 1941.  The discussion will be held on Thursday, October 18th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Community Room.  Dave Burrow, USD Associate Professor of History will be facilitating this discussion.  Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.