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Adult Program

Lunch & Learn: No Justice for Agnes

The Vermillion Public Library will be hosting Wayne Fanebust, a South Dakota Humanities Scholar and author. Fanebust will be here to talk about the events surrounding his 2020 novel, “No Justice for Agnes: The strange death of Agnes Polreis and the sensational South Dakota murder trials of Emma Kaufmann” Agnes Polries was a 16-year-old immigrant girl and live-in servant for Emma Kaufmann. Kaufmann was arrested and put on trial twice but was never convicted of murder. Join us at the library Friday, July 8th at 12:00 pm noon to find out more about these events. Wayne Fanebust’s book is available for check out at the library.

Register online at bit.ly/vplagnes to get the Zoom link and let us know if you plan on attending in person or virtually! This program will be held in person at the Vermillion Public Library, in the Kozak Room. The program is sponsored in part by the South Dakota Humanities Council.

Lunch & Learn: Small Town Life

The Vermillion Public Library will be hosting Phyllis Schrag, a South Dakota Humanities Scholar from the Speakers Bureau. Schrag will be presenting on the topic of Small Town Life. Schrag, grew up in a tiny South Dakota town that measured 4 blocks by 6 blocks. Her reminisces of life in a small town are universal.  Monday, after all, was wash day, and every self-respecting woman there knew just how to hang out that wash to dry so some things would be hidden from view.  Schrag delightfully describes life in a small town from a child’s perspective and brings listeners deep into the heart of a community whose lives revolved around the town whistle, school events, and church.  Her personal refection of that life and those times, entitled, ““If You Have To Grow Up, It Might As Well Be In a Small Town” will be held at the library Friday, June 3rd at 12:00 pm noon.

Register online at bit.ly/vpltown to get the Zoom link and let us know if you plan on attending in person or virtually! This program will be held in person at the Vermillion Public Library, in the Kozak Room. The program is sponsored in part by the South Dakota Humanities Council.

For questions email [email protected] or call 605-677-7060. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is located at 18 Church Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. We are open Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 9 pm, Fridays 8 am to 6 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm, and Sundays 1 pm to 5 pm.

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Book Chatter

Wondering what to read next? Want to talk about a book you’ve been enjoying? Join us for Book Chatter! –

On the second Friday of the month, you are invited to either join us at the library from 2pm to 3pm or to post inside the Book Chatter Facebook Group – Join and tell us about a book you’ve read this month, or just read/listen to the recommendations that others make!

The Benefits of Self-Awareness & How to Develop It

Kelley Ashby will be holding a workshop that will teach you about self-awareness and how you can develop and utilize it.

February 16th, 2022 at 7pm in the Kozak room. Let us know if you will be joining us in person or through zoom by registering: bit.ly/vplself. Registration required for the zoom link.

Reiki Presentation!

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will be having a presenter on Reiki from the local shop, Studio Muse!

Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing. The presenter will be explaining in depth of what Reiki is, how it works, give a demonstration, and answer any questions that you might have! We will be meeting at noon, for an hour, in the Kozak room Saturday on January 22nd. Register here: bit.ly/vplreiki to let us know you’re coming!

Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

Celebrate Women’s History Month by joining us for a showing of the documentary Feminists: What Were They Thinking? This documentary is for 16 and older.

Synopsis:

In 1977, a book of photographs captured an awakening — women shedding the cultural restrictions of their childhoods and embracing their full humanity. Feminists: What Were They Thinking? revisits those photos, those women and those times — and takes aim at our current culture revealing all too vividly the urgent need for continued change. The film offers candid and riveting interviews with women such as Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Judy Chicago and Laurie Anderson tackling topics ranging from identity, abortion, race, childhood and motherhood. A Netflix original documentary directed by Johanna Demetrakas.

Please register at bit.ly/VPLfeminists to let us know you are coming! Any questions please email [email protected]

Reiki Presentation

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will be having a presenter on Reiki from the local shop, Studio Muse! Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing.

The presenter will be explaining in depth of what Reiki is, how it works, give a demonstration, and answer any questions that you might have! We will be meeting at noon, for an hour, in the Kozak room Saturday on January 22nd. Register here: bit.ly/vplreiki to let us know you’re coming!