There is still time to check out one of the copies of this month’s book club selection, which are available at the Circulation Desk. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, by Timothy Egan is the fascinating story of the Dust Bowl, a devastating period in the country’s history. The book discussion, led by Betsy Simons, will be held Wednesday, September 25th at 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room. We have quite a few copies of the book available and we encourage you to check one out, whether or not you are able to make it for the discussion. Once you start, you won’t want to put it down!
Next month’s Books In Context selection is: Beethoven’s Hair : An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Scientific Mystery Solved, by Russell Martin. Copies will be available in the next week or so!
One Book South Dakota 2013 Presents*
Author-Led Book Discussion and Reading
The Long-Shining Waters by Danielle Sosin
Tuesday, July 23rd Kozak Community Room, 7 pm
Lake Superior, the north country, the great fresh-water expanse. Frigid. Lethal. Wildly beautiful. The Long-Shining Waters gives us three stories whose characters are separated by centuries and circumstances, yet connected across time by the place they inhabit.
Sign up and borrow a copy of the book at the Vermillion Public Library. Once you return the book, put your name in a drawing to keep the book. Drawing will be done at the author event. Refreshments will be served.
*Sponsored by the VPL Library, SD Center for the Book, and the SD Humanities Council.
Between Shades of Grays by Ruta Sepetys is the September Book Club selection. In this historical novel, a fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl tells her story of being deported, along with her mother and brother, to a Siberian work camp in 1941. The discussion will be held on Thursday, October 18th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Dave Burrow, USD Associate Professor of History will be facilitating this discussion. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.