Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn returns in time for Black History Month! Join us in the Kozak Room for lunch and a PBS Independent Lens documentary film by Shukree Hassan Tilghman, MORE THAN A MONTH.

The young African-American filmmaker sets out on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Through this thoughtful and humorous journey, he explores what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a “post-racial” America. 

Tilghman’s campaign to end Black History Month is a provocative gambit to open a public conversation about the idea of ethnic heritage months, and whether relegating African American history to the shortest month of the year – and separating it from American history on the whole – denigrates the role of black people and black culture throughout American history. But it is also a seeker’s journey to reconcile his own conflicting feelings about his own identity, history, and convictions. 

After School Movie

Our after school movie for Friday, January 25th is Ratatouille!

Remy dreams of becoming a great chef, despite being a rat in a definitely rodent-phobic profession. He moves to Paris to follow his dream, and with the help of hapless garbage boy Linguini he puts his culinary skills to the test in the kitchen but he has to stay in hiding at the same time, with hilarious consequences. Remy eventually gets the chance to prove his culinary abilities to a great food critic but is the food good? A Pixar animation.

Movie starts at 3:30 pm in the Kozak Room!

Volunteer to be a Human Library Book!

Our next Human Library event will be hosted at the I.D. Weeks Library at the University of South Dakota! If you are interested in volunteering to be a book, please apply soon! Apply here.

Anyone can be a Book. Locally we’ve even had requests for Human Library Books that are or have been farmers! Examples of other Human Library Books from around the world are: Autism, Brain Damaged, Molested, Polyamorous, Muslim, ADHD, Body Mod Extreme, HIV, Deafblind, Homeless, Bipolar, Convert (Religious), Sexually Abused, Alcoholic, Soldier (PTSD), Unemployed, Refugee, Young Single Mother, Naturist

Apply at if you are interested in helping out!

Human Library

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


December 14th After School Movie

3:30 pm in the Kozak Room!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things. The village is sure to have a sad Christmas this year. (G)