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Adult Take ‘n Make Craft: Tissue Paper Pom Poms

Learn how to make tissue paper pom poms with Rachelle! A few free take home kits will be available at the Vermillion Public Library, while supplies last.

Materials needed:

  • 14 sheets of 12 x 20″ tissue paper
  • 1 pipe cleaner, or chenille stem
  • Scissors

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

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Tissue Paper Pom Poms

Learn how to make tissue paper pom poms this Monday with the Adult Take ‘n Make Craft video! We will have limited supplies available here at the library so you can make your own tissue paper pom pom at home! While they last! Video will be available to watch anytime after 7:00 am CT.

One Book South Dakota

The most recent selection in the 17-year history of the One Book South Dakota program is “Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church” by Megan Phelps-Roper. Learn about and discuss the book via Zoom during your lunch break! Friday, September 4th at 12:00 pm Central. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the Vermillion Public Library. Registration is required: bit.ly/onebookvpl. The first 30 people to register will each get a free Reader Guide and a South Dakota Humanities Council sticky pad!

About the book:

The activist and TED speaker Megan Phelps-Roper reveals her life growing up in the most hated family in America.

At the age of five, Megan Phelps-Roper began protesting homosexuality and other alleged vices alongside fellow members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Founded by her grandfather and consisting almost entirely of her extended family, the tiny group would gain worldwide notoriety for its pickets at military funerals and celebrations of death and tragedy. As Phelps-Roper grew up, she saw that church members were close companions and accomplished debaters, applying the logic of predestination and the language of the King James Bible to everyday life with aplomb―which, as the church’s Twitter spokeswoman, she learned to do with great skill. Soon, however, dialogue on Twitter caused her to begin doubting the church’s leaders and message: If humans were sinful and fallible, how could the church itself be so confident about its beliefs? As she digitally jousted with critics, she started to wonder if sometimes they had a point―and then she began exchanging messages with a man who would help change her life.

A gripping memoir of escaping extremism and falling in love, “Unfollow” relates Phelps-Roper’s moral awakening, her departure from the church, and how she exchanged the absolutes she grew up with for new forms of warmth and community. Rich with suspense and thoughtful reflection, Phelps-Roper’s life story exposes the dangers of black-and-white thinking and the need for true humility in a time of angry polarization.

Register below to access the Zoom session, hosted by the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, and lead by SDHC Scholar, Dr. Marilyn Carlson Aronson. Please register by September 3rd, 2020: bit.ly/onebookvpl.

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

Science Bonus Saturday

Celebrate the end of the 2020 Summer Reading Program with just one more Science Bonus Saturday video!

Brought to you by Absolute Science and the Vermillion Public Library.

Rick Eugene Magic Short Show #2: The fun continues with Magician Rick Eugene showing you ropes, cards, and coins. Rick will teach you how to perform some of these simple magic tricks for yourself to Amaze Your Friends! (12 minutes)

Eisner Award Nominees

The Eisner Awards are prizes given for creative achievement in American comic books. Check out some of the 2020 nominees from the Vermillion Public Library today!

2020 Eisner Awards Nominees Available at the Vermillion Public Library

Best Publications for Early Readers:

Best Publications for Kids:

Best Publications for Teens:

Best Reality-Based Work:

  • They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker (GRAPHIC Takei)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium:

Hansel & Gretel

The series finale of Dollhouse Fairy Tales tells the tale of two lonely children abandoned in the forest and left to the devices of an evil witch!

Watch Hansel and Gretel, performed by the Dollhouse Theatre Players. Rated PG for attempted cannibalism and murder.

And enjoy the entire season streaming now on Facebook and YouTube!