Coffee and Coloring

Join us for a new and relaxing coloring activity!

We are combining our weekly coffee and tea delivery from The Bean with a selection of Adult coloring pages and colored pencils to be used in the quiet environment of the Library.

Starting Friday, January 19th.

8:30 am until about 10:30 am (or whenever the coffee runs out!).

This activity is meant just for adults, because we like to color too!

Food in Film Series Coming to the Public Library

Food is more than mere sustenance – it is a major means of communicating culture, unspoken messages, and family values. In this 4-session series, we will view four iconic food films from several cultures to explore the role of food as communication.
Discussion will follow!

 

Films included in this series: “Babette’s Feast” (Denmark), “Eat Drink Man Woman” (Taiwan), “Tampopo” (Japan), and “What’s Cooking” (USA).

 

The first film will be shown Monday, January 22nd at 6:00 pm in the Kozak Room!

 

Cook the Book Returns!

Cook the Book is returning to the Vermillion Public Library!

Do you love browsing through cookbooks or trying new recipes and cooking techniques? The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is pleased to resume our most popular book club – Cook the Book! On Mondays at noon, beginning on January 22nd and continuing through February 26th, 2018, our tastiest adult program will introduce fellow foodies to new tastes, cooking techniques, and great books about cooking.

This unique book group brings together patrons who love to cook for a shared meal and conversation about cooking. To participate, drop by the Library Circulation desk before January 22nd and pick up a book from our pre-selected assortment of cookbooks. Participants will choose recipes inspired by their chosen books to prepare and share for the first meeting. It will only be necessary to make one regular-sized recipe – no need for doubling! Subsequent meetings will be themed according to the group’s choices.

For more information, drop by the Library Circulation Desk, or call us at 605.677.7060.

Qigong at the Library

Om Sweet Om presents Qigong!

Qigong is an integral aspect of traditional Chinese medicine, and typically involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and calm meditative state of mind.

No experience necessary! Sessions will build upon one another; consistent attendance is encouraged but not required.

Classes will occur Sundays, starting January 21st, 2018 and going through February 11th. From 2:00 to 2:45 pm in the Kozak room.

The cost is free, but donations are accepted. Anything you can offer will be used to ensure well-being and mindfulness programs can continue in our community.

Hot tea will be provided, courtesy of The Bean.

Edie’s Book Shop 50% Off Sale

Edie’s Book Shop will return for 2018!

Edie’s Book Shop, operated by the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library, is open to the public once each month. This year the spring season will start up the first weekend in January, and to celebrate this special early opening, books will be 50% off! Edie’s can be found in the basement of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.

Stop by and shop for fantastic literary finds on Friday, January 5th & Saturday, January 6th, from 10 am to 4 pm. Take advantage of this half-price book sale while it lasts! You’re sure to find something you’ll love, and all proceeds from book sales go right back into Library programming.

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is located at 18 Church Street in Vermillion. For more information call the Library at 605-677-7060.

Salem Press/Grey House resources Free for patrons

As a patron of the VPL, we want you to be aware that you have free online access to a wide variety of historical and sociological titles via the Salem Press online platform. Series access includes: This Is Who We Were, The Value of a Dollar 1860-2014, America’s Top-Rates Cities, and The Older American Information Directory, as well as Civil Disobedience, Social Justice, and Nationalism & Populism titles.

As with all our eResources for patrons, access to Salem Press from within our library requires no login; remote access can be gained with your library card.

 

Got Something to Display?

Looking for a different spot to share your organizations latest news or an intriguing collection of items? The Library regularly offers its display case to outside organizations and individuals for month-long periods, and they are interested in booking new displays for 2018.

If you have information or items you’d like to showcase to the community, please visit the Circulation Desk in person, call us at 677.7060, or email us at vplstaff@vermillionpubliclibrary.org for more information. There is no charge for this service, and the Library will book displays on a first-come, first-served basis.

NaNoWriMo is Here!

November means NaNoWriMo. What’s that, you ask?
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.
On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will participate in the Come Write In (CWI) program, which connects libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces with their local NaNoWriMo participants (or Wrimos) to build vibrant writing communities. Every November, thousands of writers around the world congregate at Come Write In spaces to pursue their creative dreams and write the first draft of their novel. What better place to settle into the creative task than in one of our comfy chairs in front of the fireplace? You can even bring your latte.

We’ve got some extra motivation to offer: whenever you ‘check-in’ on Facebook at the VPL, or post a picture of yourself writing at the VPL on facebook, you’ll be entered into our drawing for a fun prize pack, which includes 2 beautiful blank journals donated by Pressing Matters, a $5 gift certificate for The Bean, and ‘A Book that Takes its Time’, by Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst.

ACA Enrollments Coming

The Rural Office of Community Services, Inc. will have a representative present to provide
informational materials and assist citizens to enroll in the Affordable Care Act and the Health
Insurance Marketplace on the following dates:
Tuesday, October 17th, 10 am – 3 pm
Thursday, November 9th, 10 am – 8 pm

Both sessions take place in the Small Conference Room. The Rural Office of Community Services, Inc. (ROCS) is a private, non-profit Community
Action Agency located in Lake Andes and Mitchell, South Dakota. CSBG funded programs service 20 counties including Aurora, Bon Homme, Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Clay, Davison, Douglas, Gregory, Hanson, Hutchison, Jerauld, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Sanborn, Todd, Tripp, Union and Yankton. Find out more about them at http://rocsinc.org.

Edie’s This Month

Don’t worry – you didn’t miss Edie’s October Book Shop Sale – it starts tomorrow!

Friday and Saturday, October 13th and 14th, the fantastic book deals return. The shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm each of those days, and the book treasure to be found is sure to please. Plus, every purchase goes right back to the Library in the form of support for Library programs and equipment. Super sweet:)