We Like Mondays

It’s Monday again… which we look forward to here at the Library! We’ve got Cook the Book at noon in the Kozak Community Room (regional cooking is today’s theme), and Tech Hour returns tonight at 6:30 pm. Be sure to call us at the Circulation Desk if you need an appointment for one-on-one help.

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We’re Always Busy

There is never a shortage of things happening at the VPL! Here’s our list for just the rest of this week:

Thursday, February 25th

Lutheran Social Services Center for Financial Resources continues to offer free financial counseling sessions at the VPL on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, from 10-3 pm. For information, or to set up an appointment, call 800-568-2401 or email info@LssSD.org. You may also visit their website at http://www.lsssd.org/financial_services.

Afterschool Art Club for school-age youth on 2nd & 4th Thursdays, from 3:30-5 pm.  Takes place in the Kozak Community Room and snacks are provided.

Friday, February 26th

Tech Hour; One-on-one technical assistance in a variety of topics, every Monday from 6:30-8 pm or Friday from 10:30 am – 12 pm. Call the Circulation Desk to set up an appointment.

Saturday, February 27th

Movement Storytime for children, ages birth & up with a caregiver at 10:15 am in the Kozak Community Room.

Art Storytime for children, ages 3 & up at 11:15 am in the Children’s Activity Room.

 

Altered Book Workshop almost here!

Our Altered Books workshop is just around the corner, and there’s still room for participants. Join us this Saturday from 2-4 for a fun afternoon of mixed media techniques with books! No experience necessary, and many materials are provided. Call or stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up.

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Cook the Book

Coming next Monday, February 1st, 2016, 12 -1 pm
Cook the Book!

Do you love browsing through cookbooks or trying new recipes and cooking techniques. We are very excited to introduce a new kind of book club – Cook the Book! This unique book group will bring together patrons who love food over a meal and conversation about cooking and recipes. Our introductory book for the season will be Voracious, by Cara Nicoletti. In it, Nicoletti marries her love of literature with her love of food in a truly tasty way. To participate, drop by the Library Circulation desk in mid-January to pick up a copy of the book. Participants will choose recipes from the book to prepare and share for the first meeting. Subsequent meetings will be themed according to the group’s choices.

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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.