Paula Bosco Damon

visits the EBSVPl next Wednesday for our May Artists & Authors presentation, May 6th at 7 pm.

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Paula Bosco Damon is an award-winning writer whose works have won numerous honors, including First-Place in National Federation of Press Women, South Dakota Press Women and Iowa Press Women writing competitions. Her stories breathe life into mundane day-to-day experiences and skillfully deconstruct some of the most complex life-altering moments into a language and narrative with universal appeal. Her work has been described as thought-provoking, whimsical, comical, lyrical and entertaining. Paula writes a weekly column for the Vermillion Plain Talk and the Carroll Times Herald titled “My Story. Your Story.” A popular keynote speaker, Paula has conducted readings of her work to audiences in New York, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Free and open to the public.

Earth Days are Happening Now!

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is just one of dozens of organizations participating in this year’s Earth Days! There are numerous, exciting things happening each day.

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Award-winning Documentary Film and Film Subject come to Vermillion

The wait is almost over! Two nights from now we will screen the amazing documentary ‘Alive Inside’, and follow it up with a facilitated community discussion with the subject of the film, Dan Cohen.

Wednesday, April 8th 6:30-9 pm

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Alive Inside highlights a ground-breaking wellness program called ‘Music & Memory’, developed by social worker Dan Cohen. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the amazing results from engaging with dementia patients, and others, through the use of music. The film offers illuminating interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks and musician Bobby McFerrin, among others.

Ariadne Albright, of Sanford Arts Vermillion, will facilitate a community discussion with Mr. Cohen, via Skype, following the film.

This film screening and facilitated community discussion is proudly supported by the Dakota Hospital Foundation, Sanford Arts Vermillion, and the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library Board of Trustees.

This event is free and open to the public. Please arrive early for best seating.

 

Fiber Artist Phyllis Packard

joins us for our March Artist & Authors presentation. She will share her work with us tomorrow evening, Wednesday, March 4th, at 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room.loom

Phyllis is a working artist residing in Vermillion. She has been a long-time small business owner, director of the Solid Waste Department for the City of Vermillion, and currently serves on the Clay County Commission. She uses the ancient tools, a multi-harness loom and shuttles to combine warp and weft in a mix of tapestry, pattern, and plain weave.

Her artistic imagery is primarily landscape interjected with seascape and mindscape. Recently she has been fascinated by the feel, structure and color of weaving and creating shawls and scarves that are highly utilitarian.

VITA Sessions continue tomorrow afternoon

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Tuesday, Feb. 24th, 4-8 pm, Kozak Community Room
Saturday, Feb. 28th, 10-5 pm, Small Conference Room
Monday, Mar. 16th, 4:30-9 pm, Small Conference Room
Wednesday, Mar. 18th, 4:30-9 pm, Small Conference Room
Sunday, Mar. 22nd, 1-5 pm, Kozak Community Room
Thursday, Mar. 26th, 4:30-9 pm, Small Conference Room
Saturday, Mar. 28th, 10-4 pm, Kozak Community Room
Tuesday, Apr. 7th, 4:30-9 pm, Kozak Community Room
Saturday, Apr. 11th, 1-4 pm, Small Conference Room
Monday, Apr. 13th, 4:30-9 pm, Kozak Community Room

One Team, One Dream

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We were so honored to host the Jolley third graders as they stopped in for a visit this morning. In their “One Team, One Dream” goal of reading a million minutes during the school year, they are traveling to different reading spots around our community.
Now that’s a goal we can get behind!
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VITA sessions start in just over one week!

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Volunteers from the IRS VITA program will be present to provide tax assistance at the library on the following dates:

Sunday, Feb. 8th, 1-5 pm, Kozak Community Room
Sunday, Feb. 22nd, 1-5 pm, Kozak Community Room
Tuesday, Feb. 24th, 4-8 pm, Kozak Community Room
Saturday, Feb. 28th, 10-5 pm, Small Conference Room
Monday, Mar. 16th, 4:30-9 pm, Small Conference Room
Wednesday, Mar. 18th, 4:30-9 pm, Small Conference Room
Sunday, Mar. 22nd, 1-5 pm, Kozak Community Room
Thursday, Mar. 26th, 4:30-9 pm, Small Conference Room
Saturday, Mar. 28th, 10-4 pm, Kozak Community Room
Tuesday, Apr. 7th, 4:30-9 pm, Kozak Community Room
Saturday, Apr. 11th, 1-4 pm, Small Conference Room
Monday, Apr. 13th, 4:30-9 pm, Kozak Community Room

Today is National Readathon Day!

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You might take for granted how easy it is for you to read this sentence, but millions of Americans still struggle with basic literacy. 40% of American adults are either at or below basic reading proficiency, and 14% are fully illiterate. But the trouble doesn’t stop there. Each year, millions of Americans — especially our youth — are losing touch with the power and importance of reading books. As Malcolm X said, “People don’t realize how a whole life can be changed by one book.”

Help change lives this winter by celebrating National Readathon Day with Penguin Random House, GoodReads, Mashable, and the National Book Foundation. Together with your support, we hope to help fund their efforts to educate, tutor, create and sustain a lifelong love of reading.

You can get involved by joining readers across America in a marathon reading session on Saturday, January 24. From Noon – 4 PM in our respective time zones, we will sit and read a book in our own home, library, school or bookstore.

Get started now by creating your own Firstgiving Fundraising page, and inviting friends and family to donate, or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

You can find out more here:
http://www.nationalbook.org/2015_readathon.html

If you represent a bookstore, library or school, we invite your venue to host a “reading party” during the Readathon, so your local community can gather and read together. You can also create a fundraising team (named for your bookstore or library), enabling your community to fund raise together as a group to contribute to the National Book Foundation’s efforts to promote reading in America. Visit our Readathon Resources page for supporting materials and information on how to get started.

And be sure to share your experiences and photos using the hash tag, #timetoread!

Need Tax Assistance?

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Volunteers from the IRS VITA program will be present to provide tax assistance at the library on the following dates:

Sunday, Feb. 8th, 1-5 pm, Kozak Community Room
Sunday, Feb. 22nd, 1-5 pm, Kozak Community Room
Tuesday, Feb. 24th, 4-8 pm, Kozak Community Room
Saturday, Feb. 28th, 10-5 pm, Small Conference Room
Monday, Mar. 16th, 4:30-9 pm, Small Conference Room
Wednesday, Mar. 18th, 4:30-9 pm, Small Conference Room
Sunday, Mar. 22nd, 1-5 pm, Kozak Community Room
Thursday, Mar. 26th, 4:30-9 pm, Small Conference Room
Saturday, Mar. 28th, 10-4 pm, Kozak Community Room
Tuesday, Apr. 7th, 4:30-9 pm, Kozak Community Room
Saturday, Apr. 11th, 1-4 pm, Small Conference Room
Monday, Apr. 13th, 4:30-9 pm, Kozak Community Room

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