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: vplstaff@sdln.net
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.

Dollar-A-Day Boys: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps

Bill Jamerson CCC BOYS

Bill Jamerson will be here Thursday, June 6, 2013 in the Community Room at 6:30 pm!! Join us for a delightful evening of song and storytelling!
The text below is from Bill’s website. More information can be found there!

Imagine, you’re 17 years old trying to survive during the Great Depression. Life is tough in Chicago. Food is scarce, jobs are non-existent and you’ve turned to petty crime to eke out a living. One day you hear about a new job works program created by the federal government that pays a “dollar-a-day.”  You soon find yourself in the Wisconsin northwoods spending long days planting trees and building roads.   Over the next year, you put on 20 pounds, develop good work habits, gain confidence and make life-long friends.  The job skills you learned help you find a job when you leave camp.  Your experience in the CCC turns out to be the most important event in your life. It turned you from a boy into a man.

Since 1992, Bill Jamerson has researched the CCC. He produced a documentary for Michigan PBS, recorded a CD of songs, and wrote a historical novel.  He presents “Dollar-A-Day Boys” all across the Midwest. Over 2.5 million men enlisted in the corps and today, their children and grandchildren have a keen interest in it. They often show up with CCC photo albums and memorabilia; they also share wonderful stories about their relatives with the audience.  The story of the CCC has universal appeal because it’s about underdogs who are given a second chance.  Bill also presents CCC motivational assemblies at middle and high schools.  Students love stories about teens and the struggles they experienced during The Great Depression.

Children’s Book Week : A Family Story Time

Childrens Book Week

A FAMILY STORY TIME

Thursday, May 16th 7 pm
Community Room

Do you have fond memories of favorite books from childhood? We would love for you to share them! Bring a special book (or contact us and we’ll try to locate it for you), dress up as a favorite character if you like, and come to a very special event at the library! In celebration of Children’s Book Week, we are hosting a Family Story Time. It’s an evening of book sharing for people of all ages — be sure to bring the kids if you have some, but that is not a requirement!

On Thursday May 16th at 7 pm, we will gather in the Community Room to share a summary or short reading from our favorite children’s books. We are hoping to get readers from all generations. Kids, cousins, neighbors, moms, dads, grandpas and grandmas are all invited to share, or just come listen and reminisce.

There will also be special Story Times for toddlers and preschool kids that morning!

Toddler Story Time 10:30 am

Preschool Story Time 11:15 am