Edie’s Book Shop

February 7th (10 am -5 pm) and February 8th (10 am -4 pm)

book-heartThe Friends of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library are excited to now have a permanent home for selling used books — Edie’s Book Shop — named in honor of Edith B. Siegrist. Located on the lower level, the book Shop will be open the first Friday and Sturday of every month (except Jan. and D-Days weekend).

Be sure to come in and check out our new space as we move from having one book sale a year, to a year-round book store. Access the Book Shop using either the elevator or the adjacent stairs located to the left of the main entrance on Church Street.

  • New items will be added each month
  • Watch for Special Monthly Sales
  • Featured Selected Titles and Best Sellers
  • Bookmarks and other Gift Items for Sale

Edie’s Book Shop Upcoming Dates
Hours: Fridays 10-5 and Saturdays 10-4

February  7 – 8
March 7 – 8
April 4 – 5
May 2 -3
June 6 – 7



Winter Herbals with Grace Freeman Tonight!


Wednesday, January 15th, 7 pm
Kozak Community Room

An exploration of teas, tonics and tinctures to help keep you healthy through the cold winter days and the long winter nights. The evening will include discussion as well as sampling.

Grace Freeman is a Registered Nurse and has studied herbs for 17 years. She is the owner/operator of Prairie Moon Herbs and is a Certified Lactation Consultant and a Master Gardener.

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.