Illustration Techniques Workshop

Elizabeth Phillips will return to the library to present Illustration Techniques: Part II, this Saturday, April 2nd, from 2 to 4 pm. All materials provided, but space is limited. Registration is required; give us a call at 677.7060 to reserve your space!

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Long-Term Care Options for Vermillion

**Update**

Unfortunately, tonight’s discussion on Long-term care options has been postponed until a later date.  We will share this new date and time in the media when it is determined.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is proud to host a community discussion on Vermillion’s need for long-term care facilities. On hand to discuss the topic will be physical therapist Ruth Scott, Bill Anderson, and a representative from Sanford Vermillion; the discussion will be facilitated by Michelle Maloney.

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For those living in rural areas, a lack of long-term care facilities can present hardship and difficult choices. People in need of long-term care services and their families must decide if someone is able to provide care in their home or relocate the person to a facility outside of their community. Relocation to another community can be difficult for cultural reasons, as well as making it difficult for family members to visit frequently. The relocation of residents for long-term care also has an adverse economic effect on the community. As a community with limited long-term care options, this community discussion will aim to bring some potential solutions to light.

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.

Celebrate Pi(e) Day!

Cook the Book is wrapping up for the season by celebrating Pi(e) Day – March 14th. Join us with your favorite pie, whether savory or sweet, during our final meeting at 12 pm, in the Kozak Community Room. Participants will then decide how Cook the Book will unfold next season!

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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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Edie’s Book Shop in March

It’s time for Edie’s Book Shop Sale once again. Don’t miss your chance to stock up on fabulous book treasures, and support library programming at the same time. It’s a win-win!
Friday, March 4th & Saturday, March 5th, 10 am – 4 pm

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We Like Mondays

It’s Monday again… which we look forward to here at the Library! We’ve got Cook the Book at noon in the Kozak Community Room (regional cooking is today’s theme), and Tech Hour returns tonight at 6:30 pm. Be sure to call us at the Circulation Desk if you need an appointment for one-on-one help.

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We’re Always Busy

There is never a shortage of things happening at the VPL! Here’s our list for just the rest of this week:

Thursday, February 25th

Lutheran Social Services Center for Financial Resources continues to offer free financial counseling sessions at the VPL on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, from 10-3 pm. For information, or to set up an appointment, call 800-568-2401 or email info@LssSD.org. You may also visit their website at http://www.lsssd.org/financial_services.

Afterschool Art Club for school-age youth on 2nd & 4th Thursdays, from 3:30-5 pm.  Takes place in the Kozak Community Room and snacks are provided.

Friday, February 26th

Tech Hour; One-on-one technical assistance in a variety of topics, every Monday from 6:30-8 pm or Friday from 10:30 am – 12 pm. Call the Circulation Desk to set up an appointment.

Saturday, February 27th

Movement Storytime for children, ages birth & up with a caregiver at 10:15 am in the Kozak Community Room.

Art Storytime for children, ages 3 & up at 11:15 am in the Children’s Activity Room.