Tickets on Sale at the Library!
The Friends of the Edith B. Siegrist
Vermillion Public Library Presents
24th Literary Lunch in Honor of
National Library Week
“Judge Rusch on Judge Kidder”
Thursday, April 3, 2014 Lunch served at 11:30 am Program begins at 12:10 pm Tickets: $9.00 Available at the Library now through March 30th
Judge Art Rusch is a long-time Vermillion resident and avid local historian, having published, “Portrait of a River Town: Vermillion Before the Flood of 1881” in South Dakota History, as well as research on courthouses. He practiced law for 27 years, serving twelve years as States Attorney, and seventeen years as presiding judge of the First Judicial Circuit.
Judge Rusch is a recipient of the Richard Cropp Award for amateur historians from the Augustana College Center for Western Studies. He is currently working on a biography of Judge Jefferson Kidder who was involved in politics in Vermont and Minnesota before coming to Vermillion, Dakota Territory in 1865 as a Federal Judge appointed by Abraham Lincoln. Kidder also served as Territorial Delegate to Congress and was the leader of the movement to establish the University of Dakota at Vermillion.
Artists & Authors: Environmental Poetry by Normal Wilson
(with Nancy Losacker)
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
7 pm, Kozak Community Room
Norma Wilson, Vermillion poet author and USD Professor Emeritus, will read and discuss her environmental poetry from a recent book Under the Rainbow, as well as her collaboration with Nancy Losacker in an exhibition Rivers, Wings and Sky, for which they received a South Dakota Arts Council grant. Nancy Losacker will participate in the discussion of their collaborative project. Copies of Norma Wilson’s books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Call the Library for more information: 677-7060
Tech Session: Growing Business with Social Networking
Tuesday, January 14th at 7 pm
Kozak Community Room
So many networks to choose from and so little time. What is a person to do? Take a rational look at social networks and selecting the right one for your business.
Session led by Mark Winegar.
Feel free to bring a laptop, tablet or smart phone to the session!
Have a Happy (and Safe) New Year!
The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library
will be closing at 5 pm December 31st and
will remain closed on January 1, 2014.
See you at 10 am on January 2nd!
In the spirit of building community, the Music Department at the University of South Dakota is participating in our Books in Context Linked Events by presenting a short Beethoven piano concert on Wednesday, October 30th at 7:30 pm. The Books in Context selection for October is: Beethoven’s Hair: An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Scientific Mystery Solved by Russell Martin. Whether or not you have read or plan to read the book, please join us at Colton Recital Hall in the College of Fine Arts on the USD campus for this concert of Beethoven music presented by students in the Music Department at the College of Fine Arts. Please call the Library with any questions at 677-7060.
Join us for Preservation Wednesday with Jim Wilson
“Architects and Architecture of Vermillion and Clay County”
Wednesday, September 19, 2013 at 7 pm
Kozak Community Room
After a very busy two weeks, the Vermillion Library will reopen the doors Monday, April 8th at 10:00 am. Thanks so much for your patience….we look forward to seeing you!
Winter’s chill is here and we’re pleased to tell you that January is National Hot Tea month….a perfect way to warm up! Exploring hot tea opens a whole new world of discovery. You may already be a tea lover and have explored loose teas from different regions of the world. If you’re only familiar with the basic orange pekoe teabag, you may be interested in charting some territory. Tea provides amazing health benefits, cooking opportunities, not to mention taste sensations. The tea trade is a fascinating part of history. Here’s a website that provide lots of links for you explore. And, there is still plenty of January left to celebrate the wonders of tea!
Why not take a peek at a few of the books from the Library collection while you are
enjoying your tea!
Tea : the recipe for stress-free living / Ratanjit S. Sondhe
Complete book of herbal teas / Marietta Marshall Marcin
Tea with friends / Elizabeth Knight
Yak butter and black tea : a journey into forbidden China / Wade Brackenbury
Come on in to the library and pick up a few books or movies to keep you going when the library closes for a few days from December 24th through the 26th. We’ll also close at 5:00 pm on New Year’s Eve, December 31st and be closed for New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2013. Wishing you all a warm, safe holiday season!