This year’s One Book South Dakota is ‘Some Luck’ by Jane Smiley. We’ve got copies of the book available for checkout here at our Circulation Desk, courtesy of the South Dakota Humanities Council. A discussion of the book is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th at 3 pm, hosted by Betsy Simons.
Election Day is Tuesday, June 7th.
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Tug Collective arrives tomorrow, June 3rd, with their traveling project ‘Who Eats at Taco Bell?”. Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar, Co-Artistic Directors, will ceremoniously bike into town and make their way to the library, where they will set up their ‘Taco Encampment’.
During their stay, they will make tacos with people, prompt dialogue, exhibit interactive art, and invite innovative forms of engagement around the question: What is it going to take for us to truly live inter-culturally?
Join us, and the Tug Collective, for Tacos and conversation Saturday morning at the Vermillion Area Farmer’s Market, at the Platz, 9 – 12.
We will follow that up with a bike jaunt out to Spirit Mound, to visit this locally infamous spot along the Lewis & Clark Trail. We will depart from the Library at 2 pm. All are welcome!
The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will host a performance of Renaissance music by famed quartet Ayreheart on Friday, March 18th at 10:30 am, to celebrate the Shakespeare Folio exhibition at the National Music Museum. Children of any age, and caregivers, are welcome to attend this mini-concert aiming to introduce children to the music of Shakespeare’s time.
The quartet, composed of members Ronn McFarlane, Brian Kay, Will Morris, and Mattias Rucht, performs Renaissance concerts with voice, two lutes, colascione (a kind of bass lute) and hand percussion. These historically informed concerts give a glimpse into the lute’s past, and the expressiveness that prompted Renaissance writers to call the lute “The Prince of Instruments.”
This March, one of the most valuable books in history — the Shakespeare First Folio — will arrive at the National Music Museum on the campus of the University of South Dakota, in Vermillion. The historic 17th-century volume will be on view March 7 – April 2, 2016, within a special multi-panel, interactive display. The Folger Library traveling exhibit, titled First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, will also ignite a series of Shakespeare-related events in the Vermillion community. Concerts, movies, lectures, and family events are planned. All will be free to the public — including admission to the National Music Museum itself during the 27 days of the First Folio exhibition at USD.
The Shakespeare Folio is almost here -and we will have some very special guests dropping by the library on Wednesday, March 9th at 3 pm for a photo op with kids. Don’t miss the surprise!
To find out more about what’s going on around the community during the Folio’s exhibit at the National Music Museum, head over to our website and click on the ‘Shakespeare!’ tab at the top of the page:
There’s still time to support your local, community Theaters! Check out the recently-launched Kickstarter for the Vermillion Theater renovation project: