Beginning Crochet Workshop in January

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!

Community Christmas Open House at the Library

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

The Mysterious Written Language of the Gamelan : A Method for Decoding


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.


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.

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

Planning for Fall

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:
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. 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.