One Book SD Author At The Library Tuesday, July 23rd!

It’s Not Too Late to sign up and get a copy of Long-Shining Waters, the One Book South Dakota….stop by the Library to pick up a copy and don’t miss Tuesday’s event!

One Book South Dakota 2013 Presents*
Author-Led Book Discussion and Reading
Danielle Sosin

The Long-Shining Waters by Danielle Sosin

Tuesday, July 23rd Kozak Community Room, 7 pm
Long Shining Waters

Lake Superior, the north country, the great fresh-water expanse. Frigid. Lethal. Wildly beautiful. The Long-Shining Waters gives us three stories whose characters are separated by centuries and circumstances, yet connected across time by the place they inhabit.

Sign up and borrow a copy of the book at the Vermillion Public Library. Once you return the book, put your name in a drawing to keep the book. Drawing will be done at the author event. Refreshments will be served.

*Sponsored by the VPL Library, SD Center for the Book, and the SD Humanities Council.

Water, Water — South Dakota’s Ground Water

South Dakota’s Ground Water / A Program by Derric Iles, State Geologist

Thursday, July 18th
7 pm, Kozak Community Room
drinking water image

It’s probably safe to say that many of us take our drinking water for granted. This presentation will show why ground water is important to South Dakota and will briefly examine the major sources of ground water in the state. Some potential sources of ground-water contamination will be mentioned and an example of the vulnerability of one of the state’s major aquifers to contamination will be shown. Lastly, some results of testing from one of the best ambient ground-water quality monitoring networks in the country will be given.

Derris Iles is the State Geologist and Administrator of the Geological Survey Program, South Dakota Department of Environmental and Natural Resources.

Look forward to seeing you Thursday evening, July 18th. Please feel free to call the Library with any questions at 677-7060.

One Book South Dakota Event in July

One Book South Dakota 2013 Presents*

Author-Led Book Discussion and Reading
The Long-Shining Waters by Danielle Sosin

Tuesday, July 23rd Kozak Community Room, 7 pm

 Long Shining WatersDanielle Sosin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Superior, the north country, the great fresh-water expanse. Frigid. Lethal. Wildly beautiful. The Long-Shining Waters gives us three stories whose characters are separated by centuries and circumstances, yet connected across time by the place they inhabit.

Sign up and borrow a copy of the book at the Vermillion Public Library. Once you return the book, put your name in a drawing to keep the book. Drawing will be done at the author event. Refreshments will be served.

*Sponsored by the VPL Library, SD Center for the Book, and the SD Humanities Council.

Ancient Soils and Modern Science: How Not To Treat Your Soil Like Dirt!

soil

Thursday, June 27th
Roger Kozak Community Room
7 pm

Join Dean Spader in the Kozak Community Room for a fascinating look at the intricate world of soil!

Numerous scientific disciplines using electron microscopy are discovering why “many modern agricultural and urban landscapes mean dead dirt.” What is killing our soil? Why is dead soil so compacted with hardpan, and why does it erode so easily? Why are certain weeds and pests taking over? If we want to reverse these trends, how do we restore life to our dead soil? The same science is beginning to provide answers to these questions. This presentation offers two forms of soil management and suggests that one is better for our lawn, garden and farm soils.

Attend the session and enter the drawing to win a free copy of Teaming with Microbes : The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web by Jeff Lowenfels

Teaming With Microbes

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.