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.
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.
It’s almost time for Edie’s Book Shop to return!
Edie’s Book Shop Sale, the Public Library’s basement bookshop run by the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library, returns after its summer hiatus on Friday and Saturday, September 8th and 9th, from 10 am to 4 pm each day. Don’t miss the great deals – everything from the newest bestsellers, to the hottest mysteries, vintage books, children’s and YA, and much, much more. All of Edie’s sales go right back to the Library (and you) in the form of Summer Reading Program support, purchase of needed library materials and equipment, and special library projects, so you can feel good about your purchases!
AND, for the second year in a row, Edie’s and the Library will have tons and tons of FREE books up for grabs outside the Library’s main entrance. While you’re downtown for Ribs, Rods, and Rock & Roll, drop by Edie’s and the lawn outside the Library – you’re sure to find book treasures for everyone.
Edie’s Book Shop will then be open once each month for the remainder of the Fall:
October 13 & 14, November 3 & 4, and December 1 & 2.
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.
Everyone’s favorite Ukulele teacher returns to the Library this Fall!
Joseph Ahuna will offer free ukulele lessons to interested participants, 10 & up, beginning September 16th. SPACE IS LIMITED, and registration is REQUIRED. Don’t have a ukulele? No problem. We’ve got some to loan. Just call or stop by our Circulation Desk to sign up, and check-out a ukulele.
But don’t wait; hurry!
THANK YOU to the supporters of our 2017 Summer Reading Program:
Lauren Hollenbeck Angela Anderson Shannon Schaack
Lauren & Caiden Mandernach Sandy Pederson
John Lushbough Susan Port Daniel Peterson, NPS
Marina Sereda Asli & Ali Dag Musheera Anis
Julia Hellwege Jose Dominguez Shane Griese
Dennis Steffen, Vermillion Optimists Club Pete Jahn
Brian Steffen Vermillion HyVee Vermillion Walmart
ACE Hardware Jason Thiel and Vermillion Theaters
Vermillion Civic Council USD Women’s Basketball
Theta Omega, ESA Chapter Vermillion Rotary
American Legion Aux., Wallace Post #1 Yankton Literacy Council
Catholic Daughters FOE Sunshine Aux.
Friends of the Vermillion Public Library Vermillion Lions
Delta Kappa Gamma, ETA Chapter Matt Taggart, Fire Marshal
Matt Davis, Vermillion Police Todd Halverson, Vermillion Light & Power
Monty Monkvold, Vermillion Light & Power Jill Macy
Tom & Nancy Nelson Barb Rickord
Sharon Ross Jan & Gary Small Pat & Jerry Pratt
William & Cyndi Dendinger F. Arlene DeVany
Cathy Beard & John Davidson Heidi & Clark Bennett
Jan Chapman Darlene Farabee Karen Farris
Carol & Tom Geu Pat & John Gors Janet Hoffman
Patricia & Roger Holmes Shirley & Bill Huber
Fern Kaufman Patricia Kozak The Bean
Amanda Hofland Bali Summers Jenna Wilhelm
Katie Keitges Abby VanPeursem Ethan Simmons
Did you know that you can now make your room reservation requests online? Simply scroll up to the ‘Room Reservations’ link to get started.
In addition, you can view our public calendar to look for openings in the schedule by clicking on the ‘View Full Schedule Button’.
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.