Book Signing Event Tonight

Rusch - County Capitols

Tonight, October 16th, 7-9 pm
Kozak Community Room

Local historian, author, and judge Arthur L. Rusch will be present to discuss and sign copies of his new book County Capitols: The Courthouses of South Dakota.

Using county records, period newspapers, and other archival materials, Arthur L. Rusch shows how the “courthouse fights” between rival communities turned into outright battles, including bidding wars, midnight forays to steal county records and even buildings, and the destruction of courthouses—all in the cause of community survival.

Vermillion Green Living Festival

Summer Reading Program
Adult/Family Events

Sustainable food

Vermillion Green Living Festival
Saturday, July 26, 2014
1 – 2:30 pm
Kozak Community Room

Join us for a short presentation by Meghann Jarchow, Sustainability Coordinator at
USD, and then an open house to visit the tables available from local vendors including:
God’s Green Earth
Greening Vermillion
Heikes Family Farm
Irish Twins Soaps
Prairie Moon Herbs
Sharing the Dream
The Tea Smith
Vermillion Community Garden
Vermillion Farmers Market
PLUS…homemade foods to sample!

This opportunity gives you to try samples and learn more about
sustainable products and foods! End your visit with a trip over to
the Community Garden!

For more information, call the Library at 677-7060.


Geocaching Event This Saturday — Fun for the Whole Family!


Interested in Geocaching?
Diane Leja and Becky Rider will share the basics and
then lead an excursion outdoors!

Saturday, June 28, 2014
1 pm til….
Edith B. Siegrist
Vermillion Public Library
 Kozak Community Room

Geocaching is a game that reveals a world beyond the every day, where the possibility of a new discovery hides under park benches, in the forest, and probably a short walk from where you are right now. The adventure begins by searching for cleverly hidden containers called geocaches. There are more than 2 million geocaches waiting to be found throughout the world, in more than 180 countries…..for more information see the website:

Lego Robotics Teen Event


Saturday, May 3rd
2 – 4 pm
Kozak Community Room
Lego RobotTeens from 6th-12th grades are invited to join Andy Jensen, 4-H Youth Program Advisor, for an afternoon of Lego Robotics! This event is limited to 20 people and requires registration….sign up today! Call 677-7060 or stop at the Circulation Desk at the Library to register.

Live and Learn: A Passion for Artist-Made Prints

Live and Learn: A Passion for Artist-Made Prints
with Johntimothy Pizzuto
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
7 pm, Kozak Community Room

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Learn to discern the difference between an artist made print and what is generically called a print. This presentation will focus on the tools and processes an artist uses to create original works of art in a variety of printmaking mediums, including etching, engraving, woodcut, silkscreen and more. You will learn to recognize the visible differences between handmade prints and commercial offset reproductions. Experience the visual impact of actual prints in this informal, enlightening evening!

Edie’s Book Shop Open Friday and Saturday!

Don’t miss the monthly book sale in Edie’s Book Shop!
book-heartFriday, March 7th: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, March 8th: 10 am – 4 pm

Edie’s Book Shop, brought to you by the Friends of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, is located on the lower level of the library, accessible by elevator or stairs. Make sure to check the shop out each month….new items continually added, new sales and bargains!

TED Talks on Tuesday

TED Talks on Tuesday
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
7 pm, Kozak Community Room
Open and informal discussion facilitated by Jim Wilson


TED Talks are wonderful short video talks on a vast array of topics. It’s a great way to learn and engage with others to explore new ideas. For more information and to check out Ted Talks on your own, visit
Do join us Tuesday for a delightful evening of exploration.
Call the Library at 677-7060 with any questions.

An All New Book Sale….


Don’t Miss the Grand Opening of Edie’s Book Shop February 7-8
Friday Hours: 10 – 5 pm
Saturday Hours: 10 – 4 pm

Register for Door Prizes and Grand Opening Gift Basket!

The 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 library lower level, the Book Shop will be open the first Friday and Saturday 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

Edie’s Book Shop Upcoming Dates:                          Hours:

Feb. 7-8                                                                          Fridays  – 10-5

Mar. 7-8                                                                          Saturdays  – 10-4

Apr. 4-5

May 2-3

June 6-7

Proceeds from Edie’s Book Shop go to support The Summer Reading Program and other library events and activities.  Thanks for shopping with us!

Learn About the Library Databases

February is Library Lovers Month….here’s chance to learn about the online databases available to our library patrons. Expand your love of the Library offerings!
Which State Library databases would you like to get to know better? Which ones haven’t you met yet? Now’s your chance to …kindle a relationship and see which e-resource sparks your interest.

This hands-on session with Jane Healy from the State Library offers time for you to explore the databases, learn what’s new, and consider databases you haven’t tried.
Session will be held in the Tech Center at the Library Tuesday, February 11th, 1-4 pm
Seats are limited and registration is required! Follow the link below to register.

Speed-date the SDLS e-Resources
Call the Library with any questions: 677-7060