The library will cap off National Library Week with the biggest bash saved for Saturday, April 18th!
The Children’s Art Show & Sale, a fundraiser for the Summer Reading Program, will be open from 10 – 4 pm.
The biggest excitement takes place from 2-3 pm, when we will honor special library volunteers during a Volunteer Appreciation reception, unveil a special new #librarylove promotion, screen the video of a fun and unexpected teen event, and end the afternoon with door prizes!
We are so, so excited to be hosting a screening of the film tomorrow evening, followed by a facilitated community discussion. Come check it out! We’ll even have popcorn and treats;)
Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.
Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.
Please join us for our March Picture This workshop, this Saturday, March 7th, 2-4 pm.
Block printing is one of the oldest forms of printmaking in which a carved block is covered in ink to transfer images onto paper or fabric. This workshop is a basic course and will cover the carving and printing process. Participants will learn about different block printing tools, carve a block, and print their own images. Tools and some materials will be provided. One tote bag will be provided per participant for printing.
Registration, and a $5 fee is required. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Please stop by our Circulation Desk, or call the library at 677-7060.
The SD Code Club returns this Monday evening, February 23rd, 5:30-7 pm in the Tech Center.
Have you ever…
played a video game and thought it would be cool to design your own?
wanted to build your own website?
had an idea for the next great app?
Then the South Dakota Code Club is for you! Area teens are invited to the SDCC’s monthly meetings at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library in Vermillion, SD. Bring a friend (or two or three), hang out and learn how to code! Each month we focus on a different markup language, with the idea that we will move into project-focused meetings as we grow.
Code Club meets on the last Monday of each month, from 5:30-7 pm in the Tech Center. Feel free to bring your own laptop or other devices. Snacks will be served!
Friday, July 18th at 2 pm.
Stop by tomorrow for the final day of our Dakota Players visit. The kids have been working hard with the Dakota Players all week, learning lots of fun stuff about creating characters, designing for theater, singing, dancing, etc. They’ll be putting on a simple show & tell performance for parents and the public. Come cheer them on!
This week-long residency has been generously supported by the South Dakota Arts Council, South Dakotans for the Arts, and the Board of Trustees of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.
The Fizz! Boom! READ! Kickoff for kids will be a Super Science Fair….June 2, 2014 anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 pm in the Kozak Community Room.
Visit with scientists, visit the displays and have some mad scientist escapades! Enjoy a snack and pick up your program bag, complete with your reading log and all the information you will need for enjoying all the events in the Summer Reading Program!
The Spark a Reaction Teen Kickoff will begin on June 2nd at
4 pm. Fun with a photo booth, mad science experiments…snacks and more! Teens can pick up their program bag at the Kickoff as well.
Enjoy a quick tour of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library
in this short video made by two of our teens during Teen Tech Week!