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Another Round Book Group 

The Marion Library is pleased to host Another Round Book Group, which meets in the Uptown Artway on the third Tuesday of each month at 6pm. Masks will be required. 

Each month, we pick a theme, and everyone chooses and reads a book that fits that theme (see this year's themes below). There is no required book to read—everyone is encouraged to pick a book—fiction or non-fiction—that fits that month’s theme. Discussion will be informal, with a chance for everyone to talk about what they’ve read, what they thought about it, and how the book fits into that month’s theme.  

This is an adult book group, built on the idea that cocktails, mocktails, and books go together, and create a fun and lively atmosphere for book discussions. No purchase is necessary to participate, but out of respect for the proprietors, please don’t carry in beverages. Participants must be 18 or over. Please email Shanel Slater at the Marion Public Library with interest and questions: sslater@marionpubliclibrary.org.

Themes for 2021:

  • May 18: Paranormal
  • June 15: A book written by a graduate of the Iowa Writers'  Workshop
  • July 20: Memoir
  • August 17: Historical fiction before 1950
  • September 21: Everyone will select a book by the same author (to be determined at the June and July meetings)
  • October 19: Re-read a favorite

Book Club Kits

Book Club Kits

For a decade, patrons have enjoyed checking out book club kits at the Marion Library. We're celebrating by bringing them out of the back room and making them more browsable for everyone! You can now find all available book club kits on their shelves next to the Adult Biography section. Titles range from classics to contemporary reads and include adult fiction and non-fiction, young adult fiction, and graphic novels. Each kit includes seven copies of the book in a clear carrying tote. Book club kits also have an extended circulation period of five weeks so clubs have a chance to read and prepare for discussions. Browse our book club kit collection today! If you have any questions or would like a recommendation, stop by the Information Desk! We're here to help.


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