December 7th After School Movie

The movie will start at 3:30 pm in the Kozak Room!

Elf

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results. (PG)

 

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn is a monthly program at the Vermillion Public Library designed to fit within your lunch hour!

In observance of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, the December Lunch & Learn will be dedicated to showing the PBS documentary, Pearl Harbor: Into the Arizona.

The USS Arizona has been resting on Pearl Harbor’s ocean floor for the past 75 years. For the first time since it was destroyed in 1941, scientists have the technology to take an in-depth look
inside the ship. Once considered the pride of its fleet, the Arizona has taken on drastic changes in the shallow waters of the Pearl. This comprehensive search of the USS Arizona sheds light on one of the darkest days in American history. The discoveries made inside the ship are a stark reminder of all those who paid the ultimate price for their country. The expedition retells personal stories of survivors who lived through Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. It also brings a survivor who was aboard the Arizona back to see the ship for what might be one last time. A sight he never thought he’d see again.

Watch this 60-minute documentary while you eat your lunch at the library on Friday, December 7th at 12:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Tech Devices Available for Checkout!

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is pleased to announce that it now has tablets, HP laptops, and Chromebooks available for checkout!

These new devices will be available for in-house use, up to two hours at a time. This service is available to adult patrons in good standing and will require a current library card and valid photo ID. Patrons will be required to read and sign the new Technology Checkout User Agreement before use, which can be found here or by visiting the Circulation Desk!

Local Author Jerry Wilson

Join local author Jerry Wilson as he discusses his new novel, Eden to Orizaba, at the Vermillion Public Library on Tuesday, December 4th at 7:00 pm.

In Eden to Orizaba, two journeys intersect at an immigration checkpoint north of the US-Mexico border in February 2009. Desperate to provide for his family and his young wife Maria, Pablo has fled the valley of his birth at the foot of Orizaba, Mexico’s highest peak, a valley ravaged by a million Smithfield Farms hogs and the swine flu epidemic they have brought. Lantry is headed the other way, dodging the wreckage of his life in Dallas and the alcoholism that has destroyed his marriage and his journalist job. Pablo gets two years in a private prison in Eden, Texas. Lantry’s stumbling quest takes him to Mexico City, and eventually to Orizaba, where after a harrowing night on the mountain, he finds and falls in love with Pablo’s wife. The two men’s paths will cross again ten months later—after Pablo’s daring escape from Eden and his return to Orizaba.

Eden to Orizaba takes readers across Mexico and the dramatic Orizaba valley. It is a love story that also sheds light on the human condition and the devastating consequences of unrestricted economic forces, specifically the impact on Mexican families and communities of poorly-regulated, NAFTA-facilitated agribusiness and industry that drives desperate workers north.

For details about Jerry Wilson’s other books, visit jerrywilson.us.

November 30th After School Movie

The movie will start at 3:30 pm in the Kozak Room!

Wreck it Ralph

Arcade-game character Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of always being the “bad guy” and losing to his “good guy” opponent, Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer). Finally, after decades of seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides to take matters into his own hands. He sets off on a game-hopping trip to prove that he has what it takes to be a hero. However, while on his quest, Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. (PG)

 

Food for Fines

During this holiday season, the Vermillion Public Library will be accepting donations of unopened non-perishable food items for the Vermillion Food Pantry! Patrons who have accumulated overdue fines, with the exception of replacement fees, will be able to have up to $15 of those fines waived in exchange for donations of much-needed items such as non-perishable foods or personal care products.

Needed items include: Food items such as dried grains, canned or packaged proteins, canned or dried fruits and vegetables, shelf-stable dairy products, oils and condiments; non-food items such as paper products, personal care and soap products, etc.

Visit the Vermillion Food Pantry’s website for a complete wish list of items you can donate at www.vermillionfoodpantry.org.