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Free Movie at Coyote Twin


Watch The Public for free for one afternoon only! At the Coyote Twin Theater at 10 E. Main Street, Vermillion. This Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Sponsored by the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.

An unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library are where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often build emotional connections and a sense of obligation to care for those regular patrons. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an “Occupy” sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what’s really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation’s most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

Watch the trailer from the original theatrical release here:

Lunch & Learn on Friday, September 6th


Join USD Professor Molly Rozum for a discussion of Neither Wolf nor Dog, by Kent Nerburn! Part of our Lunch & Learn series.

In this 1996 Minnesota Book Award winner, the reader is drawn deep into the world of an Indian elder known only as Dan. It’s a world of Indian towns, white roadside cafes, and abandoned roads that swirl with the memories of the Ghost Dance and Sitting Bull. Threading through the book is the story of two men struggling to find a common voice. Neither Wolf nor Dog takes readers to the heart of the Native American experience.

Learn about and discuss Neither Wolf nor Dog while you eat your lunch! Refreshments will be served, but guests are of course welcome to bring their own food.

Haven’t read the book yet? Stop by anyway and listen to the discussion! If you are interested in reading the book before the program, copies are available for checkout from the Circulation Desk.

This program was made possible by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Cardboard Boat Workshop


Join us August at the Second Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Prentis Plunge! Saturday, August 17th, 2019: Check-In: 5:00pm, Race Starts: 6:00 pm.

In the week leading up to this event, the Vermillion Public Library is opening up the Kozak Room for families to work on their cardboard boats! This workshop will be available daily, between August 12th and August 17th, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Some supplies available. Be sure to follow the rules! (See below.)

Book Chatter


See what Book Chatter participants recommend this month! And join us for our next Book Chatter meetup on Friday, September 6th at 1:45 pm.


Lunch & Learn This Friday!


Extraordinary American Art Happening in Unexpected Places.

A journey of artistic discovery … 100,000 miles, 1,000 destinations in the search for 100 under-recognized American artists for one unforgettable exhibition. The team of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art crisscrossed the nation to find contemporary art happening in unexpected places. State of the Art captures the personal stories of seven of the diverse artists from the groundbreaking exhibit.

Watch the PBS documentary, State of the Art, while you eat your lunch!
Refreshments will be served, but guests are of course welcome to bring their own food.