Spring Storytime sessions begin next Monday, January 12th – which is right around the corner!
If you’ve not yet registered your child, there is still time (but not much). Registration is required and space is limited! Register online by clicking on the Storytime link above, and then on the ‘Register Here’ link beside the desired date/time slot.
You may also call the library at 605-677-7060, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop in at the library to register for Storytime.
SPRING ART STORYTIMES
Mondays: 5:30 pm
Wednesdays: 11 am
Saturdays: 10:15 am
SPRING MOVEMENT STORYTIMES
(ages birth to 3 with adult)
Tuesdays: 10:15 am
Saturdays: 11:15 am
Have you noticed a new ‘friend’ among the stacks? We recently received this lovely gift from Senator Johnson. Along with the statue came a letter that read:
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
November 19, 2014
My wife Barbara and I have many cherished memories of going with our children to the Vermillion Public Library. It was there that our children’s love of reading blossomed, and ours grew as well.
To honor these fond memories, Barbara and I are donating this statue as a thank you to the Vermillion community.
I received this statue from the School Administrators of South Dakota in recognition of my steadfast support and commitment to education. Literacy plays a critical role in giving children the skills they need to succeed in school and in their future careers. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is a place where children and adults can broaden their horizons through books, educational programming, technology, and guidance from library staff.
Over the years, I have proudly displayed this statue in my Senate office in Washington, D.C. It has greeted countless South Dakotans, public officials, foreign dignitaries, and other guests as they visited my office, and it has served as a constant reminder of the importance of education. I am glad this statue has found a new home and hope it will help inspire young readers.
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.
Art Storytime (ages 4-6)
Movement Storytime (ages birth to 3, with adult)
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!
on Tuesday, November 11th in honor of Veteran’s Day.
We will reopen on Wednesday, November 12th at 10 a.m.
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!
Saturday, November 1st
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.
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.
The 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.
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.
The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library and USD are teaming up to help K-8th graders with their homework.
Come visit us in the Craft Room (Children’s Area) at the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm.
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.