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Jim Reese: 12 Years in Prison

The recorded Zoom program from October 15th, 2020 featuring Jim Reese, author of Bone Chalk. Jim discusses running a prison creative writing program with his essay entitled 12 Years in Prison and What Inmates Teach Me. Hosted by the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Enter the Vermillion Public Library’s first ever Pumpkin Carving Contest! Pick up a free pumpkin, or use one of your own. Free pumpkins will be available starting October 19th. One per household, please. Available while supplies last.

Carved pumpkins can be returned starting October 28th. All pumpkins must be returned by 3:00 pm on Friday, October 30th in order to be entered into the voting contest. Winners will be announced the following week!

You can join in on the community voting during Trek-or-Treat at the library between 3:30 – 4:30 pm on October 30th.

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Children’s Take ‘n Make Craft: Spooky Spider Webs

Learn how to make a spooky and colorful spider web! A few free take-home kits will be available at the Vermillion Public Library while supplies last.

Materials needed:

  • Coffee filter
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • 2 black pom poms of different sizes
  • 1 black pipe cleaner, to be cut into 8 pieces
  • Water
  • Spoon, dropper or spray bottle

Share your creations with us! Email a photo to [email protected], or post to Facebook or Instagram and tag @VermillionPublicLibrary.

Teen Take ‘n Make Craft: Skull String Art

Learn how to make skull string art! A few free take-home kits will be available at the Vermillion Public Library while supplies last.

Materials needed:

  • Black foam board (at least 8”x10”)
  • Approx. 9 feet of white embroidery floss or string
  • 64 straight pins (anywhere from ½”-1” in length)
  • Skull outline for template
  • Scissors

Share your creations with us! Email a photo to [email protected], or post to Facebook or Instagram and tag @VermillionPublicLibrary.

Adult Take ‘n Make Craft: Recycled Book Pumpkins

Learn how to make recycled book pumpkins with Rachelle!

A few free take-home kits will be available at the Vermillion Public Library while supplies last.

Materials needed:

– Paperback book with cover removed
– Paper and pencil for tracing
– Sharp scissors or x-acto knife
– Glue (hot glue preferred, regular okay if patient!)
– Stick
– Scrap of ribbon or fabric

Share your creations with us! Email a photo to [email protected], or post to Facebook or Instagram and tag @VermillionPublicLibrary.

Cook the Book – Zoom

Do you love browsing through cookbooks or trying new recipes and cooking techniques? Do you miss being able to gather with fellow foodies for Cook the Book at the library? Join us for a virtual session of Cook the Book online!

We will meet for our first online session on Tuesday, October 6th at 12:00 noon. Come prepared to talk about a recipe you tried over the summer! Was it comfort food? Something cooling? Something fun? You are welcome to prepare the recipe to show us how it turned out! Unfortunately we won’t be able to partake in a shared meal, but we can at least show off our creations and talk about food and books featuring food!

Follow this link to register for the Zoom session: bit.ly/cookthebookvpl.

If you have any questions, please email Rachelle at [email protected].

Johnathan Celestin (Featuring VPL Staff!)

Johnathan Celestin’s concert is available now! The video will also be accessible via our Facebook page, and will be available for the next month. You can watch any time until then! Feel free to share it with anyone you think would enjoy the positive messages and love that Johnathan Celestin promotes. This video covers issues such as self-love, empathy, and fighting mental illness.

Keep an eye out in this video for your friends here at the library! Many of us are wearing our masks, but I bet you can make out who is who! We’ve got Rachelle, Sophia, Dan, Wendy, Jeff, Mackenzie, and Nicole! And some of us are even dancing.

Thanks for watching!

Monday Entertainer Registration

Register online to receive links to this event and other Monday performers as they approach: bit.ly/vplperformers

Coming up on Monday, June 1st, we’ll be sharing not just one, but TWO videos featuring fun with science! “Fire and Ice”, hosted by Professor Rick, and “Big Bang Bubbles” starring Professor Toto!

Absolute Science videos will be shared on our website and Facebook at the designated time.