Season’s Greetings from the Staff
Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library!
The Library will be closed
December 24th and 25th
Enjoy the holiday season!
We are finalizing our winter/spring schedule of events for all ages, but wanted to let you know about a Beginning Crochet Workshop led by Carol King that requires registration. The workshop will be held Saturday, January 11th from 12:30 to 3:30 in the Kozak Community Room. The class if free, but participation is limited to 6 very beginners, so that new learners can have lots of hands-on help. If you’ve every wanted to learn to crochet, now is your chance!! Call the Library at 677-7070 or stop by to sign-up for the Beginning Crochet Workshop. Bring medium weight worsted yarn and a size G crochet hook. If you have more advanced skills, your participation is also welcome….bring a project you are already working on!
Friday, December 6th
Following the Parade of Lights at 6:30 pm and the tree lighting on the Platz
Things to do:
Visit with SANTA CLAUS by the fireplace
Make a STOCKING for a SOLDIER in front of the Circulation Desk
Frost, decorate and eat a COOKIE in the Activity Room in the Children’s Area
Make a GRINCH ORNAMENT in the Kozak Community Room
Preservation Wednesday : The Secret Life of Fruit Jars
Presentation by Holly Straub
Wednesday, November 20th, 7 pm
Kozak Community Room
Preservation Wednesday is brought to you by the Clay County Historical Preservation Commission and the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.
Join us Thursday, November 14th at 3 pm in the National Music Museum as Curator Deborah Check Reeves presents an engaging session on modern Gamelan notation, which is completely different than Western musical notation. She will share the fascinating way the written symbols relate to the instruments in the Gamelan ensemble.
The National Music Museum is located at the intersection of Clark and Yale Streets on the USD campus.
This program on written notation forms another link in the events tied together for the Books in Context series. Our book this month, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, is related to nu shu, which was a form of secret writing developed in China by women so they could communicate with one another. Copies of the book are available through the library and the book discussion will be held Wednesday, December 4th at 7 pm in the Library.
Sioux City Author
Wednesday, November 6th
7 pm, Kozak Community Room
Bruce will discuss his 2013 release of Truth in the Rivers, as well as his 2010 book, When Foxes Wore Red Vests
Copies of both books will be available at the event
through the publisher, Ice Cube Press
Members Only Preview: Wednesday, September 11th, 5 – 8 pm
Friends of the Library memberships available at the door!
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.
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.
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.
Hope you are enjoying the final stretch of summer! We’ve had a very active summer here in the library and as things wind down, we are still working hard behind the scenes to plan new programs for the fall. Stay tuned for plenty of new events for adults, kids and teens. There are many ways to find out what is going to be happening in the library. Here’s a quick run down!
Website: Keep your eye on the This Week’s Events tab for the updates posted each Saturday for the upcoming week. The Newsletter and Calendar tab will take you to links for the monthly newsletters as well as the Google calendar where we list events as they are planned.
E-mail list: We’ve started a distribution list to send out information about upcoming adult events. Let us know if you’d like to be put on the list by sending a quick e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: Our Facebook page can be found by searching Vermillion Public Library….”like” our page and catch up on the action at the Library through posts and pictures.
KVHT: Listen to this radio station (106.3) for library news, interviews and conversations with upcoming speakers.
yote.biz: a great mobile app that takes you to our website as well as listing the weekly events.
Newspapers: Look for press releases in the Vermillion Plain Talk and the Yankton Press & Dakotan.
Equalizer monthly column: Look for our column, 18 Church Street, in the Equalizer on the last Tuesday of the month.
Advertisements: Periodic advertisements in the Equalizer and the Broadcaster with event announcements.
ADVENTURES AT SEA / GRACE AND HARRY FREEMAN
Monday, July 8th
Kozak Community Room
The Freeman family spent one semester at sea while Harry taught in the Sea/Mester program. An evening of images, stories and adventures from their travels.
For more information on the Sea/Mester program visit the website: