KKK History Explored at Local Library 

The Vermillion Library held an event on Nov. 1 called the “‘…Strengthening Our Democracy by Remembering Our History’: Shining a light on the KU Klux Klan in South Dakota.”  The adult service supervisor at the Vermillion Public Library, Kendra Brewer, said the whole point of this presentation was to inform people about the history of […]

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Vermillion Public Library Hosts One Book South Dakota Discussion

The Vermillion Public Library is hosting an in-depth discussion led by historian Dr. Brad Tennant about Diane Wilson’s Book, “The Seed Keeper.” Wilson’s book was selected as the One Book South Dakota, a program from the South Dakota Humanities Council. “The South Dakota Humanities Council is just a resource that really anybody can use to […]

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Hidden Gem: The Vermillion Public Library

Many USD students are familiar with the on-campus library, but few are aware of the vast resources that the Vermillion Public Library has. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library was established in 1902 with funds from Andrew Carnegie.  Edith B. Siegrist, whom the building is named after, worked at the University of South Dakota […]

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‘StoryWalks’ Returns For Spring Season

The Vermillion community continues to come together in many ways to create special events for the residents that build connections and create fun. The Vermillion Public Library put together an event called StoryWalks where anyone can walk outside and read a book through downtown Vermillion. They use picture books so people can read a story […]

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Vermillion Library’s “Book Chatter” is back together

Book Chatter is a Vermillion book club where members of the community come together to discuss their thoughts on books they’ve read each month. Kendra Brewer, the new adult programmer for the Vermillion Public Library, said they meet on the second Friday of every month at 2 p.m. The group is once again being held […]

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Vermillion Public Library digitizes microfilm, opens online news archive

In order to make historical news records more accessible to the public, the Vermillion Public Library recently digitized its collection of Vermillion Plain Talk microfilm. Rather than viewing these records on a big microfilm viewer, patrons can now access these records from an online archive.  Daniel Burniston, the Library Director, said the move to digitization […]

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South Dakota’s paranormal history

South Dakota is home to many old, traditional stories and landmarks. However, some may wonder about the true history of these places. Experienced paranormal activity researcher, Chad Lewis, braves the adventure to find the true history of historic places in South Dakota. On Friday, Oct. 2, the Vermillion Public Library hosted a lecture presentation by […]

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