All Programming

Upcoming Events:

Oct
21
Sun
Mindfulness & Meditation
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Oct
24
Wed
Recorder Group
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
25
Thu
Mexican Train Dominoes
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The public is welcome to join this casual group domino session! Weekly in the Small Conference Room (occasionally in the South Dakota Room).

Oct
28
Sun
Mindfulness & Meditation
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Oct
31
Wed
Trunk or Treat
Oct 31 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for our 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat!

Trunk or Treat is like Trick or Treating, but involves walking from car to car, rather than house to house. We’ll have treats available from the ‘trunks’ of multiple cars in our parking lot, and we strongly encourage costumes! All ages are welcome!

If you are interested in helping out, contact our Youth Librarian at beth.samenus@vermillionpubliclibrary.org.

Recorder Group
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
1
Thu
National Novel Writing Month
Nov 1 – Nov 30 all-day

November 1st marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. All over the world, participants begin the process of working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 pm on November 30th.

NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. During NaNoWriMo the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is participating in the Come Write In (CWI) program, which connects libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces with their local NaNoWriMo participants to build vibrant writing communities. Every November, thousands of writers around the world congregate at CWI spaces to pursue their creative dreams and write the first draft of their novel.  The VPL is the perfect location for settling into your creative project, with comfy chairs, a fireplace, and plenty of tables to spread out on!

We are also holding a prize drawing for National Novel Writing Month! Check in at the VPL on Facebook or Instagram, or tag the VPL (@VermillionPublicLibrary) in a picture of yourself writing in the library, during the month of November to be entered to win a book-themed prize pack! The winner will be announced in the first week of December.

Mexican Train Dominoes
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The public is welcome to join this casual group domino session! Weekly in the Small Conference Room (occasionally in the South Dakota Room).

Nov
2
Fri
Edie’s Book Shop Sale
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The monthly book sale of the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library. Thousands of titles to choose from, in every genre, from gently used to practically new! The prices are right (super cheap) and every penny is used to support Library programming. It’s a win-win for everyone. Sale occurs on the first Friday and Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted. In the basement of the library.

Lunch & Learn: The Country Side of Care
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The independent documentary ‘The Country Side of Care’ is about people with disabilities who struggle with a lack of work and purpose and who are trying out something new. Several farmers in Montana are pioneering a new business: care farms. They offer people with disabilities the opportunity to spend time at their farms. No caregivers around. This turns out to be both challenging and fulfilling.

View this film as part of our Lunch & Learn program! Refreshments will be provided, and you are welcome to bring your own lunch.

Book Chatter
Nov 2 @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Join us for this “Un-Book Club” at the Library! This casual meetup is for anyone who wants to share what they’re reading, or to find inspiration for their next read! Join us for some refreshments and gather around the table to talk about books – or even movies and TV shows! In the Small Conference Room.

Nov
3
Sat
Edie’s Book Shop Sale
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The monthly book sale of the Friends of the Vermillion Public Library. Thousands of titles to choose from, in every genre, from gently used to practically new! The prices are right (super cheap) and every penny is used to support Library programming. It’s a win-win for everyone. Sale occurs on the first Friday and Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted. In the basement of the library.

Nov
4
Sun
Mindfulness & Meditation
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Nov
5
Mon
LSS Financial Counseling
Nov 5 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Neither Wolf nor Dog
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Vermillion Public Library is partnering with University of South Dakota Native Student Services and the Vermillion Cultural Association to show this free film at the Coyote Twin Theatre!

Adapted from the acclaimed novel ‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ by Kent Nerburn the story follows a white author who gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakota’s by a 95 year old Lakota elder and his side-kick.

First published in 1994 and winner of the Minnesota Book award in 1996, no other novel is seen to so successfully bridge the gap between white America and the Native American world. Kent Nerburn draws the reader 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. Readers meet vivid characters like Jumbo, a 400-pound mechanic, and Annie, an 80-year-old Lakota woman living in a log cabin. 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. As the story unfolds, Dan speaks eloquently on the difference between land and property, the power of silence, and the selling of sacred ceremonies.

 

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