November Artists & Authors

heads our way tomorrow evening, Tuesday, November 3rd at 7pm. Don’t miss your chance to hear about the work of poet Marcella Remund. She will share insights into her life in poetry and teaching.

Marcella Remund is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and a South
Dakota transplant. She teaches English courses at the University of South Dakota, where she is also the faculty advisor for the
Vermillion Literary Project (VLP), the University’s literary/creative writing student organization. She is the author of a poetry
chapbook, Small Religions, and a full-length collection of poems, Finger Bones & Other Relics. She maintains a blog at www.uncanneryrow.blogspot.com.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Holidays are Just Around the Corner!

In keeping with the season of giving, the Edith B. Siegrist Public Library is pleased to share its intention to offer amnesty to patrons owing fines in the month of December, in exchange for donations of personal care items. The “Forgiving for Giving” campaign will officially kick-off during our annual Holiday Open House, on Friday, December 4th, following the Vermillion Chamber and Development Company’s Downtown Parade of Lights, at approximately 7 pm.

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The “Forgiving for Giving” campaign will collect donations of full-sized personal care items that will then be distributed by the Vermillion Food Pantry and the Domestic Violence Safe Options Services during the holidays. Patrons who have accumulated overdue fees, with certain restrictions, will be able to have those fines waived in exchange for donations of much-needed items, such as diapers, toothpaste, body wash, shampoo, deodorant, disposable razors, hand soap, dish detergent, toilet paper, etc. A more detailed list, and further details about the amnesty restrictions, is available by stopping by our Circulation Desk or calling the library at 677.7060.

Holiday Open House visitors will be invited to participate in the creation of festive holiday gift bags, which will also be donated to the chosen charities. In addition, our open house features an opportunity to have pictures taken with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, a variety of holiday-themed crafts, and tasty treats and hot cocoa! It’s THE place to be after the downtown Parade of Lights and Tree-Lighting ceremony.
The Edith B. Seigrist Vermillion Public Library is located at 18 Church Street, Vermillion. Contact us by calling 677-7060, or by emailing vplstaff@vermillionpubliclibrary.org.

More Programs to Come!

There is all sorts of great stuff coming up next week – starting with the last Artists & Authors presentation of the year. In November, we feature poet Marcella Remund. Tuesday, November 3rd at 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room.

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Edie’s Book Shop Open This Weekend

It’s time for Edie’s to return with new, fantastic book deals. You won’t believe the book treasure that the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library have uncovered for you, and all your purchases support a great cause – the Summer Reading Program!
Don’t forget to stop by this weekend:
Friday and Saturday, October 9th & 10th
10 am – 4 pm

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Vermillion Downtown Cultural Association to Lead Community Discussion

Betty Smith, Michelle Maloney and Bill Anderson of the Vermillion Downtown Cultural Association will join us to share the exciting project behind the collaborative efforts to renovate and run the Vermillion Theaters. The discussion will include how this project came about, and its relevance to other community development efforts.
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 – 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room.
The non-profit association formed this year to invest in growing Vermillion’s downtown cultural attractions and relationship with the University of South Dakota and broader community, and to purchase the Coyote Twin and Vermillion Theaters on Main Street. The group has been raising funds in the community to accelerate renovations and to enhance the cinema experience in Vermillion.
“What we found when we began reaching out to partners such as the University of South Dakota and the Vermillion Chamber and Development Corporation (VCDC) was that everyone realized how important the theaters were for tying together this community, “says Ted Muenster, Vermillion Downtown Cultural Association Director. “Investing in purchasing the theaters and raising funds for renovation made sense to community leaders and helped us build momentum toward the purchase and – we hope, soon – a complete reimagining of the movie experience in Vermillion.”
This event is free and open to the public.

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STEAM Tuesday is back!

It’s the first Tuesday of the month, which means it’s time for STEAM Tuesday Robotics, 3:30 – 5.

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Youth in Kindergarten and up are welcome in these fun afterschool sessions of LEGO Robotics or VEX IQ Robotics. Learn about engineering and coding with these awesome and user-friendly kits. No robotics experience necessary.