TGIF

It’s Friday morning!
Which means it’s time for some delicious Bean Coffee for the adults, and Parent Tot Dance (10:15 am) for the little kiddos.
This afternoon brings a movie time (with snacks!) for grade school children at 3:30.

We’re Still ‘Outside the Lines’

In recent years, libraries have changed into dynamic centers for engagement to accommodate the growing needs of their local communities. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library invites the residents of Clay County to experience the library in a whole new way. Come join your community outside the Library as we host some special events:

Our children’s after school programming returns for the Fall this week, with new programs in the line-up and tons of fun activities during Story Times. Art, Music and Movement Story Times are open for registration now, which can be found at vermillionpubliclibrary.org/storytime/. For school-aged children, we are extremely proud to share that we’ve expanded our afterschool programs to every day of the week! Afterschool programs are open to those aged 5 & up (except Tuesday Robotics, which is open to those in 2nd grade & up), are free of charge, and require no registration. Most programs occur twice per month, and include: Nutrition/Yoga, Minecraft, LEGO Robotics & VEX IQ Robotics, Cursive Class, Chess Club and LEGO Club. Additionally, we offer Origami Club and Art Club once per month. Every Friday we offer a free movie (with popcorn!). For the full listing, visit our children’s programming page at our website: vermillionpubliclibrary.org/kids/.

Tuesday, September 12th at 7 pm we will preview an hour of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR. It tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. The screening will be followed by a panel
discussion featuring South Dakotans who were active in protesting the War. Afterward, SDPB will be conducting video interviews with interested veterans, their family members and others who witnessed the Vietnam War as part of efforts to collect stories for historic preservation.

On Friday, September 15th at 7:30 pm the final Books & Brews of the year will feature a ‘Drive-In’ behind the library of the cult classic 80’s film, The Breakfast Club. We’ll have the movie and popcorn and a limited selection of craft beers to sample, and participants are encouraged to bring their own favorites, as well as a chair. Adults aged 21 and up only, of course.

And on Saturday, September 16th at 7:30 pm, families are invited to join us for our second annual ‘Outside the Library Drive-In Movie Night’ as we enjoy Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Patrons of all ages are welcome to participate in viewing a family-friendly movie and munching on popcorn. Bring your own chairs and beverages.

These events – and more – are a part of Outside the Lines, a global initiative designed to reintroduce libraries to their local communities. From Sept. 10-16, 2017, organizations will host events and campaigns worldwide designed to get people thinking – and talking – about libraries in a whole new way.

Now in its fourth year, Outside the Lines takes many of the concepts, such as creativity, customer curiosity, culture, community and creative spaces, and puts them into action where they count – in our local communities. Learn more at getoutsidethelines.org.

Looking for film sponsorships

Over the past year the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, the Vermillion School District Foundation, the Vermillion Booster Club, the Vermillion School Board, and Maloney Real Estate all supported a new series of early-out films at the Vermillion Theaters for area school children. These free, afternoon films are intended as an option for families needing activities for their children to participate in on early-out days. The Library and the Vermillion Theaters intend to continue the program this year, and we are in need of sponsors for this year’s six early-out school days.

Film licensing, popcorn, bottles of water, and theater supervision will cost $350 per film. Potential sponsors, and others wanting to contribute toward the overall costs, are invited to send their donations care of the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library, 18 Church Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. Questions can be directed to Beth Knedler, Youth Services Librarian, by calling our Circulation Desk, 677-7060.

The first of these scheduled early-out films will be Thursday, September 14th at 2 pm. in celebration of Roald Dahl Day, we will be screening Fantastic Mr. Fox! Open to all school-aged children and their caregivers; seating begins at 1:45 pm.

Bueller… Bueller… Bueller?

This month’s Books & Brews will see the return of a favorite VPL event: a ‘drive-in’ movie! Our screening, which takes place on Friday, July 21st, is just for adults. We will watch ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ on the big screen – er, water tower – while enjoying
movie-style popcorn, adult beverages, and a beautiful summer night. Bring your own chairs, and favorite beverages, if desired.
Adults 21 & up only, please.

“Oh, he’s very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads – they all adore him. They think he’s a righteous dude.”
See you in the parking lot this Friday night.

Children’s Programming Schedule

Now that the Summer Reading Program has begun, our days are pretty packed around here. There’s still plenty of time to join in the fun. Just follow our Summer Reading Program link on the menu bar, above, to register for the reading program. Here’s the line-up of exciting programs:

There’s Still Time…

The VPL will host a discussion of Hidden Figures, facilitated by Teresa Chasing Hawk, on Thursday, May 4th at 1 pm. Copies of the book are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk starting… NOW! We will also screen the film adaptation after our discussion;)

Don’t miss your chance to discuss the season’s most talked about book-to-screen adaptation.

Early-Out Movie

We’ve teamed up with the Vermillion Theaters, once again, to provide an early-out movie opportunity for school-aged kids this coming Thursday, March 23rd, at 2 pm.
Trolls will be screened at the Coyote Twin Theater for free! Arrive early for best seats.
Sponsored by the Vermillion School District.

Documentary Film Screening

We are pleased to host a screening of the documentary Death by Design on Monday evening, February 27th, at 7pm. Please arrive early for best seating.

Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone.

But this revolution has a dark side, hidden from most consumers. In an investigation that spans the globe, filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. From the intensely secretive factories in China, to a ravaged New York community and the high tech corridors of Silicon Valley, the film tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.