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.

E-Book Extravaganza

E-BOOK EXTRAVAGANZA!

E-readers

Confused as to how to get your favorite books downloaded to your hand-held device?
Let the Vermillion Public Library staff help you!

Two sessions scheduled for February:
Tuesday, February 12th, 9:00 am.
Thursday, February 21st, 7:00 pm.

Reservations required!
Call 677-7060 or email vplstaff@sdln.net

When you reserve your slot, please let us know your contact information and
what device you’ll be bringing to the session.

Volunteer Tax Assistance

The Vermillion VITA IRS-trained volunteers will be available to assist you with tax preparation and filing at the following times and locations:

Saturday, February 23rd, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm, USD Law School, Room 103
Monday, February 25th, 4:30 – 8:00 pm, USD Meunster University Center, Room 225
Saturday, April 6th, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm, USD Law School, Room 103
Saturday, April 13th, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm, USD Meunster University Center, Ballroom
2nd floor

Please bring all necessary documentation, including W-2 forms, any medical deductions, etc.

 

Book Sale Extravaganza Begins Tomorrow!

Hardbacks 75 cents
Paperbacks, textbooks, media, children’s books 50 cents or 3 for $1

So many books to choose from!!! Our community volunteers are currently hard at work, sorting massive numbers of books for the Friends of the Library Book Sale that begins tomorrow, October 25th at 10:00 a.m.

Sale runs through the weekend, so be sure to stop by!

 

FRIENDS BOOK SALE COMING SOON!

DON’T MISS IT!!
FRIENDS OF THE VERMILLION PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE!

Thursday, October 25
through Saturday October 27th
in the Community Room
Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Over 500 boxes of items to choose from!!
Hardcover books: 75 cents
Paperbacks, Texts, Media and Children’s Books: 50 cents or 3 for $1

A not-to-be-missed event! Take advantage of the Friends sale to get some great deals on hundreds of books. Proceeds benefit the Vermillion Public Library.