Being Mortal Book Discussion

The first discussion session for our latest Book Club selection, Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, happens tomorrow –
Thursday, October 15th at 4 pm in the Small Conference Room.
The discussion will continue for the following two Thursdays, and will be facilitated by Dean Spader.

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All The Light We Cannot See

Don’t miss the two-part discussion on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr tomorrow, Thursday, October 1st and October 8th.
The discussions will take place at 4 pm in the Small Conference Room
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Facilitated by Nancy Zuercher.

Copies of the book are available at our Circulation Desk.

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It’s right around the corner…

One Book South Dakota is almost here. For those who’ve been waiting, your patience is about to pay off.  This coming Monday, September 21st, we will be pleased to host the following events in conjunction with One Book SD:

3:30 – 5 pm, facilitated discussion of Ordinary Grace with OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) member Cyndy Chaney
5-6:30 pm, Meet & Greet with author William Kent Krueger at Raziel’s, 13 W Main St, downtown Vermillion
7-8 pm, Author presentation, Kozak Community Room of the library

Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in this year’s premier reading/author event!

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Only Two Weeks of SRP Left!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. After today, there are only 2 more full weeks of the 2015 Summer Reading Program. Two more entertainers (Indiana Bones on Friday, June 17th and the Zooman on Monday, July 20th), 2 more superhero movies, 2 more LEGO clubs, science clubs, coding clubs, and all the rest of it. Catch it while you can! And don’t forget to turn in your reading logs for chances at fun prizes when it’s all over.

That goes for you adult readers, too!

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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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Factory Girls

Tonight!
Wednesday, March 25th, 7 pm
Kozak Community Room

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will host a discussion of Factory Girls, by Leslie T. Chang. The discussion will be facilitated by Professor Sara Lampert, USD Department of History.

An eye-opening and previously untold story, Factory Girls is the first look into the everyday lives of the migrant factory population in China.

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In Factory Girls, Leslie T. Chang, a former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Beijing, tells the story of these workers primarily through the lives of two young women, whom she follows over the course of three years as they attempt to rise from the assembly lines of Dongguan, an industrial city in China’s Pearl River Delta.

A book of global significance that provides new insight into China, Factory Girls demonstrates how the mass movement from rural villages to cities is remaking individual lives and transforming Chinese society, much as immigration to America’s shores remade our own country a century ago.

Special Presentation Tonight!

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is proud to host nationally recognized author Ben Mikaelson as he shares his presentation “Finding the Heart of the Story” tonight, March 9th, 6:30 pm, in the Kozak Community Room.

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