One Book South Dakota

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.

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Famed Quartet to Present Mini-Concert for Kids

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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.

Film Screening & Community Discussion

Coming next week!
Film and community discussion on human trafficking – Tuesday, March 8th at 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room. Find out more about this important social issue, and ways to become involved in fighting it.

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Special Guests at the Library!

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!

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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:
http://vermillionpubliclibrary.org/