Children’s Programming Resumes

We’re back – for all of our children’s programming, that is. Join us for Storytimes, STEAM Tuesdays, and afterschool clubs on Thursdays. The schedule is below:

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

Register now for Spring Storytime sessions! There is no fee for these programs, but registration is required. Visit our website at vermillionpubliclibrary.org, and click on the Storytimes link, or call us at 605-677-7060. Each session is open until full (12 per class). Sessions run Jan 11 – Apr 30.
LEGO Club – 1st & 3rd Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm
Art Club – 2nd Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm
Code Club – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays; 3:30-5 pm
Robotics Club – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays; 3:30 (ages 7 & up)

An exciting new season of After School Programs begins in mid-January and continues through April 30th. These programs are open to all elementary students, K-5, but are not appropriate for preschoolers. Snacks included!

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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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.

Dragons Are Too Seldom, but they are almost here…

While today is all about One Book South Dakota, we are still busy putting the pieces together for tomorrow’s arrival of Dragons Are Too Seldom Puppet productions. Bring your kiddos and friends to either of the fun performances scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 am, in the Kozak Community Room.

ALSO – don’t miss the exciting opportunity to build your own puppets! School-aged children are encouraged to attend the puppet-making workshop on Tuesday afternoon, 3:30-5 pm!

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Storytime & Afterschool Programming Returns

Storytimes and afterschool clubs return this week! We know you all have been anxiously awaiting their start, and we are so happy to welcome you back. Be sure to let your favorite schoolkid know that this week we’ll start with STEAM Tuesday tomorrow at 3:30 pm (VEX & LEGO Robotics) and LEGO club on Thursday at 3:30 pm.

Art Storytime (4 & up):
Mondays: 5:30
Tuesdays: 11 am
Saturdays: 10:15 am

Movement Storytime (birth – 3):
Tuesdays: 10:15 am
Saturdays: 11:15 am

Homework Helpers! – Every Tues & Thurs; 3:30-4:30 pm

LEGO Club – 1st & 3rd Thursday; 3:30-5 pm
Art Club – 2nd Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm
Code Club – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays; 3:30-5 pm
Robotics Club – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays; 3:30

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Picture This Workshop series returns this Saturday

Artists, crafters, tinkerers and creative-minded folks are encouraged to register for our free mixed media workshop with innovative artist Patti Roberts Pizzuto! This hands-on visual arts workshop, Drawn to Stitch, will expose participants to wide variety of techniques of working with mixed media on paper, including hand drawing, stitching, using wax, and much, much more.
Patti has lived in South Dakota since 2005 when she and her husband relocated from Florida. They currently have a home and studios on the banks of the Missouri River in Burbank. In addition to showing in exhibitions, Patti maintains an online shop, MissouriBendStudio, on Etsy and a website at www.robertspizzuto.com. Her work has been seen in exhibitions across the country and has been featured in The Briar Cliff Review, FiberArts, Somerset Sew and Somerset Studio, as well as recent books 500 Paper Objects and The Mixed Media Artist.

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Most materials will be provided, but registration is required, and space will be limited to 15 participants.
Call or stop by the Circulation Desk to register, or for more information.
The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is located at 18 Church Street in Vermillion. For more information call the Library at 605-677-7060.