Adult Programming is Back

We’ve got two great adult events coming up this week:

Tuesday, September 1st, 10:30 am – 12 pm
Technically Speaking Series brings you eBooks & Audiobooks
This workshop will introduce participants to the eBook and audiobook resources currently available to patrons through the library catalog. Takes place in the Tech Center. Call or stop by our Circulation desk to register, as space is limited. There are no fees for this workshop.

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Also –
Tuesday, September 1st, 7 pm
Artists & Authors Series returns with visual artist Patti Roberts Pizzuto
We will host mixed media artist Patti Roberts Pizzuto as she discusses her unique approach to creating visual art.
Free and open to the public.

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Friday, September 4th, 10:30 – 12 pm
We introduce Tech Hour – our new weekly tech mentoring program! Our tech assistant is available each week to answer your tech questions and provide one-on-one assistance. Appointments are helpful, but not necessary. Call or stop by our Circulation Desk for more information.

See you this week!

Only Two Weeks of SRP Left!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. After today, there are only 2 more full weeks of the 2015 Summer Reading Program. Two more entertainers (Indiana Bones on Friday, June 17th and the Zooman on Monday, July 20th), 2 more superhero movies, 2 more LEGO clubs, science clubs, coding clubs, and all the rest of it. Catch it while you can! And don’t forget to turn in your reading logs for chances at fun prizes when it’s all over.

That goes for you adult readers, too!

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BARD mobile app

BARD MobileDo you or someone you know need braille or talking books?
Check this out – The BARD Mobile application for Android devices, version 1.0, is now available at the Google Play store. Registered patrons of the SD Braille and Talking Book Library can use the BARD Mobile app to download audiobooks and audio magazines directly to their Android devices, provided they have BARD accounts and are using devices running Android OS 4.1 or later.

The user guide is available from the bookshelf of the app and online in HTML format at https://nlsbard.loc.gov/apidocs/android/v1.0/toc.html. Help screens are also available from inside the app and may be accessed by activating the Context menu or the More Options button and selecting Help.

SD Braille and Talking Book Library patrons who have BARD accounts but need assistance with this new app should call 1-800-423-6665 (press 1, press 2) for assistance. If you do not have a BARD account and would like to download audiobooks or magazines, please call the number above and Marcia will help you get started.

FREE Season of Sesame Street Streaming Video

Head on over the SD Titles to Go, and sign in with your patron bar code and password to access a free season of Sesame Street streaming videos!
Find them by clicking on ‘Resources’ on our menu bar, then scrolling down to eResources. Once that page opens, find and click on the link for Overdrive. On Overdrive’s page you will find the videos by going to Featured Collections at the top of the page and clicking >> Streaming Videos!

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Summer Reading Program events a continuing success

Weekly events for K-5th graders:

Science Club – Mondays 11-12 pm
Entertainers – Mondays 1 pm, All ages welcome
Movietime – Tuesdays 1-3 pm
Lego Club – Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 am
Art Club – Wednesdays 1 -2 pm
Robotics Club – Thursdays 10:30-11:30 am
Coding Club – Thursdays 1 -2 pm

Most events take place in the Kozak Community Room. Snacks provided during most events.

Weekly events for Teens:

STEAMpunks– Wednesdays 10-11 am
VEX IQ Robotics Club – Thursdays 1- 2 pm

Events take place in the Teen Room. Snacks provided during most events.

LSS Financial Counseling comes to Vermillion

Are credit or money issues stressing you out? In an effort to better serve our community through life-long learning opportunities, we are pleased to announce an upcoming partnership with Lutheran Social Services Center for Financial Resources.

Beginning Thursday, June 11th, a financial counselor from the LSS Center for Financial Resources will be present at the library from 10 am until 3:30 pm, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. The sessions will run through the month of August.
Since 1984, Consumer Credit Counseling Service has been dedicated to educating and empowering individuals and families to master their finances. To fulfill this mission, CCCS provides free and low cost services including individual budget counseling, debt management, and community education. These services are specifically designed to help clients take control of their financial future.

Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota
To set up an appointment, or to get more information, you may call 800-568-2401 or email info@LssSD.org. You may also visit their website at http://www.lsssd.org/financial_services.

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party

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The ‘Local Heros’ Kick-Off Party for the 2015 Summer Reading Program is here – Monday, June 1st, from 1 – 3 pm!

Local heroes such as Vermillion Police, Fire Department and EMTs will be on hand in the parking lot from 1-2 pm, and the party will commence inside from 2-3 pm. Superhero games, crafts, photo booth, snacks and more. While you’re here, you can pick up your program calendar and reading log.

The Summer Reading Program, which takes place during the months of June and July, includes things like costume creation, group games, physical challenges, LEGO robotics, creative projects, science and engineering challenges, and much, much more.
The 2015 Summer Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story, is open to young people, preschool through young-adult, with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, reading clubs, and more. Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me program; adults are encouraged to register for the “Escape the Ordinary” adult reading program, with prize drawings available. All programs are free of charge. The schedule of events and registration is available at the Summer Reading Program link, above or to the right.

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Tutorial Videos are here!

 

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In an effort to better serve our patrons we are embarking on the production of a number of tutorial videos addressing common questions and topics.

Our first one addresses using the Online Public Access Catalog (or OPAC), and can be viewed here.

The future home of all tutorial videos, as they are created, will be under the Welcome menu (above), and then by clicking on ‘About’.