Dollar-A-Day Boys: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps

Bill Jamerson CCC BOYS

Bill Jamerson will be here Thursday, June 6, 2013 in the Community Room at 6:30 pm!! Join us for a delightful evening of song and storytelling!
The text below is from Bill’s website. More information can be found there!

Imagine, you’re 17 years old trying to survive during the Great Depression. Life is tough in Chicago. Food is scarce, jobs are non-existent and you’ve turned to petty crime to eke out a living. One day you hear about a new job works program created by the federal government that pays a “dollar-a-day.”  You soon find yourself in the Wisconsin northwoods spending long days planting trees and building roads.   Over the next year, you put on 20 pounds, develop good work habits, gain confidence and make life-long friends.  The job skills you learned help you find a job when you leave camp.  Your experience in the CCC turns out to be the most important event in your life. It turned you from a boy into a man.

Since 1992, Bill Jamerson has researched the CCC. He produced a documentary for Michigan PBS, recorded a CD of songs, and wrote a historical novel.  He presents “Dollar-A-Day Boys” all across the Midwest. Over 2.5 million men enlisted in the corps and today, their children and grandchildren have a keen interest in it. They often show up with CCC photo albums and memorabilia; they also share wonderful stories about their relatives with the audience.  The story of the CCC has universal appeal because it’s about underdogs who are given a second chance.  Bill also presents CCC motivational assemblies at middle and high schools.  Students love stories about teens and the struggles they experienced during The Great Depression.

Children’s Book Week : A Family Story Time

Childrens Book Week

A FAMILY STORY TIME

Thursday, May 16th 7 pm
Community Room

Do you have fond memories of favorite books from childhood? We would love for you to share them! Bring a special book (or contact us and we’ll try to locate it for you), dress up as a favorite character if you like, and come to a very special event at the library! In celebration of Children’s Book Week, we are hosting a Family Story Time. It’s an evening of book sharing for people of all ages — be sure to bring the kids if you have some, but that is not a requirement!

On Thursday May 16th at 7 pm, we will gather in the Community Room to share a summary or short reading from our favorite children’s books. We are hoping to get readers from all generations. Kids, cousins, neighbors, moms, dads, grandpas and grandmas are all invited to share, or just come listen and reminisce.

There will also be special Story Times for toddlers and preschool kids that morning!

Toddler Story Time 10:30 am

Preschool Story Time 11:15 am

 

 

Let’s Move South Dakota

It’s here at the Vermillion Public Library! Let’s Move South Dakota is a traveling hands-on exhibit that will inspire children and families to get active, eat healthy and feel good.

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Six interactive stations highlight the habits that can result in a healthy weight. Stop by and spend some time learning and interacting with the exhibit….it will be here in the Children’s area through Saturday, May 25th!

Celebrating National Library Week!

 

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Craft Project during “Minute to Win It” Early
Elementary After School Program on Monday, April 15th

There are still two more programs scheduled to help us celebrate National Library Week here at the Vermillion Public Library. Today (Tuesday, April 16th) from 3:45 to 5:00, join us for a fun-filled program for Upper Elementary kids. “The Amazing Race” will feature a scavenger hunt race through the new library to earn craft supplies for a project. Snacks will be provided.

On Thursday, April 18th from 3:45 to 5:00, a program for Teens….“So You Think You Can Dance?” will feature library trivia combined with the latest dance moves!

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK April 14th – 20th

The Vermillion Public Library will celebrate National Library Week with some special events planned for kids of all ages. Our theme, “It’s TV Game Show Week @ Your Library” will include programs for Early Elementary, Upper Elementary and Teens. Check out the Kids Special Events and Teen pages for specific information. Each event will run after school from 3:45 to 5:00!

If you haven’t been in to visit since we’ve reopened, we’ll look forward to showing you around. Bear with us as we continue to fine tune our shelving and services.