Kids’ Programming Begins Monday, September 12th

We’re really back into the swing of things now!  Our regular kids’ programming resumes on Monday, September 12th and continue through November 19th, with all of the usual programs and a couple of new ones.

Register now for Fall Storytime sessions!  There are no fees for these programs, but registration is required. Click on the Story Times link above, or call us at 605-677-7060.

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Art Storytime (4 & up):
Mondays: 5:30
Tuesdays: 11 am
Saturdays: 11 am

Movement Storytime (birth – 3):
Tuesdays: 10:15 am
Saturdays: 10:15 am

An exciting new season of After School Programs are open to all elementary students, K-5, but are not appropriate for preschoolers. Snacks included!

LEGO Robotics with Lauren Hollenbeck of 4H – 1st & 3rd Mondays; 3:30-5 pm
Nutrition with Shannon Schaack of HyVee – 2nd & 4th Mondays; 3:30-4:30 pm
LEGO Club – 1st & 3rd Thursday; 3:30-5 pm
Art Club – 2nd Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm
Maker Lab – 4th Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm
STEAM Tuesdays, Code Club and VEX IQ Robotics (4th-8th grade only)  – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays; 3:30-5 pm
STEAM Tuesdays, Simple Circuits – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays; 3:30-5 pm
Homework Helpers – Tuesdays and Thursdays; 3:30-4:30 pm
*Ukelele Lessons Beginning Fridays at 4 pm (*Call or stop by the Circulation Desk for more information)

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FOR TEENS:
Short Stories of Poe Book Club – Sundays, Sept 25 at 1 pm, Oct 23 at 1 pm, and Nov 20 at 1 pm

Learn to Play the Ukulele

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the ukulele? Just love to get together with others and play music?
Beginning with our Fall line-up of programs, the Library is pleased to offer Free Ukulele lessons to patrons aged 7 & up. No musical experience or background necessary; the ukulele is easier to learn than the guitar (and more affordable too). No ukulele? No problem – we will have some ukuleles for you to borrow. These lessons will officially begin on Friday, September 16th at 4 pm, and Saturday, September 17th at 3:30 pm.

The sessions are as follows:
Fridays – 4-4:45 pm (7 & 8 yr olds)
4:45-5:30 pm (9 & 10 yr olds)
Saturdays – 3:30-4:15 pm (11 & 12 yr olds)
4:15-5 pm (13 & up)
These sessions are free, but space is limited! Call or stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up.

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Instructor Joseph Ahuna is a USD graduate student from Kaneohe, Hawaii. He played the ukulele in a Hawaiian band that traveled around the world, as well as playing the ukulele at the 2002 Winter Olympics. He has over 20 years of experience performing and playing the ukulele, and has an entire season of fun curriculum planned that will teach the basic chords, songs, and history of the ukulele. There are even plans to put on a simple recital at the end of the term, which ends December 17th. For more information, feel free to call the Library at 605-677-7060.

Artists & Authors Returns with noted Author visit

Patrick Hicks is the author of over ten books, including The Collector of Names, Adoptable, and This London. He will appear at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library to read from his newest novel, The Commandant of Lubizec, on Tuesday, September 13th, at 7 pm.

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His work has appeared in such journals and magazines as Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, The Missouri Review, The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Salon, Chronicle of Higher Education, Commonweal, Christian Science Monitor, The London Magazine, Huffington Post, The Utne Reader, and many others. He has been nominated seven times for the Pushcart Prize, he was recently a finalist for the High Plains Book Award, the Dzanc Short Story Collection Competition, and the Gival Press Novel Award. His poetry has appeared on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac, The PBS Newshour, and his work with PBS’s “Over South Dakota” was nominated for an Emmy. His first novel held company among only 20 books selected for National Reading Group Month and it was listed as a Top Pick for First Year College Programs. A winner of the Glimmer Train Fiction Award, he is also the recipient of a number of grants and fellowships, including awards from the Bush Artist Foundation, the South Dakota Arts Council, the Loft Literary Center, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A dual-citizen of Ireland and America, he is the Writer-in-Residence at Augustana University as well as a faculty member at the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College. He has lived in Northern Ireland, England, Germany, and Spain, but has returned to his Midwestern roots. When not writing, he enjoys watching thunderstorms roll across the prairie with his British wife and he is a sucker for playing in the backyard with his seven-year-old son, who was adopted from South Korea. Light saber battles happen in their house all the time—there are a lot of scorch marks in the living room.

This presentation is free and open to the public. Arrive early for best seating.

Next SRP Entertainer

Join T. Wilson King and enjoy some great music – next Monday, July 18th at 1 pm.
King will entertain with songs and stories for children. This is a great event to get the kids involved in music, as well as being our second to last Summer Reading Program entertainer! Arrive early for the best seats.

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Books & Brews in July

Did someone say ‘Brews’? That would be us! Don’t miss the Library’s coolest new program for adults, Books & Brews, this coming Friday, July 15th from 7 – 9 pm. This month we’re featuring John Jordre of Red Wagon Bread as he teaches us a little about home-brewing.
BYOB – 21 & up only, please.

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Summer Reading Program continues…

Thanks to an exuberant and active Kick-off party, generously supported by the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library, Larry Brady, and Murph’s Appliance, we ushered in the 2016 summer season with nearly 200 attendees! To view some of the highlights, visit the library’s Youtube channel and look up the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.

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The Friends of the Vermillion Public Library organization does so much to support the Summer Reading Program through their Edie’s Book Shop Sales. We’d like to send out an extra huge thank you to all of you who drop by these monthly sales to search for your fabulous book treasure. Every dollar you spent goes back into library programming! Additionally, June’s sale was matched by a generous grant from the Modern Woodmen of America – everyone who shopped on the June 3rd & 4th sale doubled their impact. THANK YOU Modern Woodmen!

You can still register for all summer reading programs via the ‘Summer Reading Program’ link on our website, www.vermillionpubliclibrary.org.
Movement Storytime (birth & up, with a caregiver), Tuesdays at 10:15 am
Art Storytime (ages 4+), Mondays at 5:30 pm and Tuesdays at 11 am
SCIENCE CLUB, Mondays at 10:30 am
ENTERTAINERS, Mondays at 1 pm
CODING CLUB, Tuesdays at 10:30 am
MOVIETIME!, Tuesdays at 1:30 pm at the Coyote Twin
LEGO CLUB, Wednesdays at 10:30 am
ART CLUB, Wednesdays at 1:30 pm
NUTRITION, Thursdays at 10:30 am
WELLNESS WORKOUT, Thursdays at 1 pm
VEX IQ ROBOTICS, Thursdays at 2:15 pm
For Teens:
TEEN BRUNCH, Wednesdays at 10:30 am in the Teen Room

Writer’s Group meets at Library

Did you know that the VLP Writer’s Group meet at the library every 1st & 3rd Monday evening? This informal group meets to support one another in their writing efforts. Tonight’s meeting takes place in the Small Conference Room.

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SRP Kick-Off Party is Almost Here!

Help us celebrate the start of another great Summer Reading Program, ‘On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!’ Program participants of all ages are welcome to drop by and join in the fun – pick up your program packet, race through our obstacle course, enjoy some crafts, bounce in the bouncy castle, and enjoy some cool treats.

The 2016 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young-adult, with programs, weekly reading prizes, Storytime sessions, reading clubs, and more. Did you know that children score higher in reading and math when they participate in summer reading programs! Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me program; adults are encouraged to register for the “Exercise Your Mind: Read” adult reading program, with prize drawings available.

Registration for all summer reading programs will begin on May 16th, via the ‘Summer Reading Program’ link on our website, www.vermillionpubliclibrary.org, and are free of charge.

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