Friday Performance!

Friday, July 18th at 2 pm.

Dakota PlayersStop by tomorrow for the final day of our Dakota Players visit.  The kids have been working hard with the Dakota Players all week, learning lots of fun stuff about creating characters, designing for theater, singing, dancing, etc.  They’ll be putting on a simple show & tell performance for parents and the public.  Come cheer them on!

This week-long residency has been generously supported by the South Dakota Arts Council, South Dakotans for the Arts, and the Board of Trustees of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.

Vermillion Green Living Festival

Summer Reading Program
Adult/Family Events

Sustainable food

Vermillion Green Living Festival
Saturday, July 26, 2014
1 – 2:30 pm
Kozak Community Room

Join us for a short presentation by Meghann Jarchow, Sustainability Coordinator at
USD, and then an open house to visit the tables available from local vendors including:
God’s Green Earth
Greening Vermillion
Heikes Family Farm
Irish Twins Soaps
Prairie Moon Herbs
Sharing the Dream
The Tea Smith
Vermillion Community Garden
Vermillion Farmers Market
PLUS…homemade foods to sample!

This opportunity gives you to try samples and learn more about
sustainable products and foods! End your visit with a trip over to
the Community Garden!

For more information, call the Library at 677-7060.


Geocaching Event This Saturday — Fun for the Whole Family!


Interested in Geocaching?
Diane Leja and Becky Rider will share the basics and
then lead an excursion outdoors!

Saturday, June 28, 2014
1 pm til….
Edith B. Siegrist
Vermillion Public Library
 Kozak Community Room

Geocaching is a game that reveals a world beyond the every day, where the possibility of a new discovery hides under park benches, in the forest, and probably a short walk from where you are right now. The adventure begins by searching for cleverly hidden containers called geocaches. There are more than 2 million geocaches waiting to be found throughout the world, in more than 180 countries…..for more information see the website:

Celebrate Earth (Every) Day


The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will participate in the Earth (Every) Day events throughout our community with a book discussion of EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want by Frances Moore Lappé on Monday, April 21st. The discussion, led by Dean Spader, will be held in the Kozak Room at 7 pm. Whether or not you have read the book, you are more than welcome to come to the discussion.

The author, Frances Moore Lappé, will be speaking at the USD campus at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 22nd. A full week in store to celebrate Earth (Every) Day with these events and more, which can be found on the Earth Day calendar at the Sustainable Vermillion website.

Be sure to check out our display case of earth-related books from the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library collection. If you’d like to check one out, feel free….just mention at the Circulation Desk that you got it from the Earth Day display. Happy Earth Day!

National Library Week


Help us celebrate National Library Week, April 13 – 19, 2014

Libraries and librarians have a powerful and positive impact on the lives of Americans on a daily basis. Your stories are key to communicating the value of libraries. National Library Week is the perfect opportunity to share with one another how the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library has changed your life! Look for the handouts at the south (parking lot) entrance table and share your thoughts with us. Feel free to sign your name or leave it anonymous….we’ll post them throughout the library!

Learn to Start Your Vegetables from Seed!

Live and Learn: Vegetable Seed Starting,
a hands-on workshop with
Master Gardener Dean Spader
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7 pm, Kozak Community Room
Learn how to start many of your vegetables from seeds in order to a) jumpstart your garden indoors b) get wider varieties of plants from organic seeds c) save money by growing your own transplants….and much more! This class will provide you with a handout listing all the necessary materials, demonstrate how to mix your own potting soil, give start times and procedures for maximum germination, along with advice for lighting, temperature and fertilization after sprouts occur. Learn how to harden off and transplant for best results.

Military Purple Up Awareness & Celebration

Military Purple Up Awareness & Celebration
Saturday, March 29, 2014
1 to 3 pm
Kozak Community Room
APRIL_MOYSES_PURPLE_UP1All are welcome to meet and greet current military, veterans, reservists and their family and friends. Join in the activities including a flag ceremony, craft activity, book readings and a sing-a-long. Snacks will be provided. Open to the public. Event sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Live and Learn: A Passion for Artist-Made Prints

Live and Learn: A Passion for Artist-Made Prints
with Johntimothy Pizzuto
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
7 pm, Kozak Community Room

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Learn to discern the difference between an artist made print and what is generically called a print. This presentation will focus on the tools and processes an artist uses to create original works of art in a variety of printmaking mediums, including etching, engraving, woodcut, silkscreen and more. You will learn to recognize the visible differences between handmade prints and commercial offset reproductions. Experience the visual impact of actual prints in this informal, enlightening evening!

Edie’s Book Shop Open Friday and Saturday!

Don’t miss the monthly book sale in Edie’s Book Shop!
book-heartFriday, March 7th: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, March 8th: 10 am – 4 pm

Edie’s Book Shop, brought to you by the Friends of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, is located on the lower level of the library, accessible by elevator or stairs. Make sure to check the shop out each month….new items continually added, new sales and bargains!