The Big Library Read

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will take part in the Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital Book club through public libraries that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time. For a two-week period beginning June 23, VPL patrons will be able to borrow the eBook, A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (Pegasus Books), from southdakota.lib.overdrive.com and participate in a worldwide version of a local book club. There will be no waitlists for this popular mystery. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

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A Murder in Time is an intricate mystery about a brilliant FBI agent, Kendra, who finds herself transported back in time to the 1800s. Relegated to the servant class, she stumbles across a gruesome murder, and she alone recognizes they have a serial killer in their midst. Kendra scrambles to solve the case before it takes her own life – 200 years before she was ever born. At its core, Julie McElwain’s debut novel is a puzzle, a hunt for a murderer and a quest for justice.

“Throughout my life, I’ve loved all genres of books – mystery, romance, paranormal and historical,” said author, Julie McElwain. “Maybe that’s why I’ve included a little bit of all those elements in A Murder in Time. I sincerely hope readers enjoy Kendra’s story as much as I enjoyed researching and writing it.”

Big Library Read is a free program. To get started reading, all that is needed is a VPL library card. A Murder in Time can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle® [U.S. libraries only]. The eBook will be available with no wait lists and will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees. The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between the Vermillion Public Library, OverDrive and Pegasus Books, publisher of A Murder in Time. The title was selected based on a survey of more than 20,000 library readers.

Books & Brews Returns

On Friday, June 17th, from 7-9 pm our popular new series Books & Brews continues!

Capitalizing on the success of our introductory event, as well as the enthusiasm of participants, we will resume reveling in the perfect marriage of books and beer. This month, participants are encouraged to bring their favorite craft beers or wine to imbibe as we learn about tasty beer/food and wine/food pairings.
21 and up only, please. Takes place in the Kozak Community Room.

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SRP Kick-Off Party is Almost Here!

Help us celebrate the start of another great Summer Reading Program, ‘On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!’ Program participants of all ages are welcome to drop by and join in the fun – pick up your program packet, race through our obstacle course, enjoy some crafts, bounce in the bouncy castle, and enjoy some cool treats.

The 2016 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young-adult, with programs, weekly reading prizes, Storytime sessions, reading clubs, and more. Did you know that children score higher in reading and math when they participate in summer reading programs! Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me program; adults are encouraged to register for the “Exercise Your Mind: Read” adult reading program, with prize drawings available.

Registration for all summer reading programs will begin on May 16th, via the ‘Summer Reading Program’ link on our website, www.vermillionpubliclibrary.org, and are free of charge.

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Summer Reading is Around the Corner

Join the fun! Our 2016 Summer Reading Program kicks-off on Monday, June 6th.
Follow the Summer Reading Program link on our website to register.
vermillionpubliclibrary.org/2016-summer-reading-program/

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Interlibrary Loan Changes coming

We will soon be connected to other SD libraries via South Dakota Share-It, beginning July 1st, 2016. This will allow patrons to search library catalogs and request interlibrary loans from anywhere!

To facilitate this transition, it will be necessary for the library to temporarily suspend its current interlibrary loan process beginning June 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Last Artists & Authors presentation of the season

Poet and teacher Lindy Obach will visit the library to share her work with the public on Tuesday, May 10th, at 7 pm.

Lindy Obach was raised on the farm her Ukrainian immigrant ancestors established in 1908 in southwest North Dakota and has taught in the USD English department since 2006. Lindy’s poetry has been published in The South Dakota Review, Midwestern Gothic, The Blue Bear Review, Scurfpea Press, (605) Magazine, The Ukrainian Cultural Institute, and more. She has been a teacher-consultant with the Dakota Writing Project since 2007. Lindy loves to plant old-fashioned flowers like hollyhocks and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the Great Plains.
Free and open to the public.

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Edie’s Book Shop Sale returns

It’s time, once again, for Edie’s Book Shop Sale. It’s your opportunity to score some great books, and support the library’s Summer Reading Program at the same time. How cool is that?
Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd, 10-4 pm.

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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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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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