Storytime Registrations are Open

The new, spring Storytime schedule is out, and you can now register!  Click on the Storytime link above, and follow the appropriate link for the time desired to our handy Google sign-up forms.

SPRING STORYTIMES

Art Storytime (ages 4-6)
Mondays, 5:30-6pm
Wednesdays, 11:30-12pm
Saturdays, 10:15-10:45am

Movement Storytime (ages birth to 3, with adult)
Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45am
Saturdays, 11:15-11:45amstorytime400

Want to Help Us?

We are looking for donations of hard candies (wrapped) today for our Stockings for Soldiers project.  These stuffed and decorated stockings are going to be picked up and shipped out tomorrow night after our Holiday Open House!  It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring some cheer to our men & women far from home.  Stop by our Circulation Desk if you have some to spare!soldiers

Only Three Days left…

to secure your place in our upcoming Glass Mosaic workshop with artist Nancy Losacker! You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to learn from a master; it’s an incredible deal!

mosaic example
Saturday, November 1st
2-4 pm
Kozak Community Room
$10 fee and preregistration are required prior to workshop; space is limited!
Ages 16 & up only, please.

Glass tile mosaic is an ancient and intriguing technique for creating long-lasting, colorful images. The results can be wall-hung works, table-tops, outdoor works, and much more. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to basic techniques and history, and will be able to create a small mosaic of their own.

 

Book Club to discuss selection by regional author

Wednesday, October 22nd
7pm, Kozak Community Room

“Have you ever anxiously opened a newly-arrived letter only to discover it was meant for your neighbor two doors down? Reading Sunshine Always seems a bit like that—indulging oneself in someone else’s personal correspondence. But what a rare glimpse it is… [Sunshine Always] demonstrates the enduring beauty of the handwritten word.” – Nebraska History.

sunshine alwaysThe Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is pleased to re-introduce patrons to this South Dakota classic, in honor of Paula M. Nelson’s presentation at the annual Schell Lecture, hosted by the Department of History, USD, on Wednesday, October 29th at 7 pm in Farber Hall.

A limited number of copies of Sunshine Always are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Once you are finished with the book, kindly return it so others may have a chance to read it before the discussion.  Call us at the library – 605.677.7060, or stop by the circulation desk for more information.

 

 

Book Signing Event Tonight

Rusch - County Capitols

Tonight, October 16th, 7-9 pm
Kozak Community Room

Local historian, author, and judge Arthur L. Rusch will be present to discuss and sign copies of his new book County Capitols: The Courthouses of South Dakota.

Using county records, period newspapers, and other archival materials, Arthur L. Rusch shows how the “courthouse fights” between rival communities turned into outright battles, including bidding wars, midnight forays to steal county records and even buildings, and the destruction of courthouses—all in the cause of community survival.

This Week!

We are excited to host what is sure to be a lovely discussion this Wednesday evening with community member Kaiya Ansorge.  Her presentation, part of our Long Overdue series, is entitled “Spirit and Soul Care in our Daily Lives”, and takes place at 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room.

This session will begin with a guided meditation followed by a discussion of some of our practices and rituals. The goal is to help each of us learn new approaches to soul care as well as bring to awareness those rituals that help us center and calm ourselves in order to bring energy and delight into the world. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Kaiya Ansorge holds a Master’s degree in philosophical theology and a PhD in Religion with a specialty in spirituality.

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Fine Fiction Book Club in October

On Wednesday, October 15th, at 7 pm we will be discussing the intriguing new novel by author T.C. Boyle, “When the Killing’s Done”.

whenthekillongsdonePrincipally set on the wild Channel Islands off the coast of California, T.C. Boyle’s new novel is a gripping adventure with a timely theme. Alma Boyd Takesue is a National Park Service biologist spearheading the efforts to save the islands’ native creatures from invasive species. Her antagonist, Dave LaJoy, is a local businessman who is fiercely opposed to the killing of any animals whatsoever and will go to any lengths to subvert her plans. As their confrontation plays out in a series of scenes escalating in violence, drama, and danger, When the Killing’s Done relates a richly humane tale about the dominion we attempt to exert, for better or worse, over the natural world.

A limited number of copies of When the Killing’s Done are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Once you are finished with the book, kindly return it so others may have a chance to read it before the discussion.  For more information, call us here at the library -677.7060.

 

October Artists & Authors series hosts Michele Mechling

Missouri Shower
Wednesday, October 1st, at 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room.
Join us as we host local artist Michele Mechling, as she discusses her techniques and subject matter.
Michele is a working artist residing in Vermillion, SD. She has been a long-time small business owner, as well as art instructor. Watercolor painting has always been an important part of her artistic process especially when used in mixed media pieces.
She received her BFA in painting from USD.

Senior Watercolor Painting

And then on Saturday, October 4th, from 2-4 pm, Michele will lead us in an exciting watercolor painting workshop, during our Picture This workshop series.  The workshop is free, but registration is required.  Please call us at 677.7060, or stop by our circulation desk to sign up.