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Short Stories for Long Laughs
Epic stories can be very satisfying, but sometimes a silly short story can leave a reader feeling great. Short stories are good for reluctant readers, kids who have shorter attention spans, or in times when stopping and starting the story will be happening frequently. A book of short stories is nice to have in the car when running errands or when a caretaker needs a short break to themselves to get certain chores done. Here are three books, a combination of audiobooks and print books, that will lift your mood and give you a bit of brain break.
Posted: Dec 6, 2018
New Marion library still chapters away. Busy facility expected to outgrow its new space, too. By Molly Duffy, The Gazette Friday, November 30, 2018
Posted: Dec 3, 2018
Young Adult Holiday Reads: 'Tis the Season!
  With the Thanksgiving holiday in our rearview mirror, it's time to break out the holiday books! Here are a few young adult holiday books to get you in the mood for this festive season. All these books can be found within the Metro Library Network. 
Posted: Nov 28, 2018
No Need to Panic About Thanksgiving
It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is this Thursday.  If you’re like me, it’s caught me off-guard and scrambling to make a menu. No worries if you’re fresh out of ideas or want to add new dishes to your traditional Thanksgiving meal. Why? Whether you are having a large family meal, a Friendsgiving, or just an intimate dinner for two, the Marion Public Library has plenty of cookbooks to help you craft the perfect-for-you Thanksgiving meal.
Posted: Nov 19, 2018
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
If you’re going to read (or listen to) a non-fiction book this year, make it The Library Book by Susan Orlean. It’s one of my favorite books of 2018, and I’m sure you will love it, too.
Posted: Nov 15, 2018
Monday's Not Coming
Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson Monday Charles is missing and no one seems to notice except her best friend Claudia. Girls of color go missing every day in D.C., and few of the adults in Claudia's life are concerned about Monday's absence. Claudia makes it her mission to find Monday with or without anyone's help.
Posted: Nov 13, 2018
Research Your Family Military History
Fold3 is one of our newer online resources. This resource will let you discover your family’s military past. It works a lot like, but has a lot more military information. There are instructional webinars, Fold3's YouTube play list, and more to help you get started. You can browse Military Records by War or by military service as well as by name. Draft registration cards are available. There is also information on the USS Arizona Memorial, the US Honor Wall, and the US Vietnam Memorial.
Posted: Nov 8, 2018
Change is the only constant, for all of us. Here at the Marion Public Library, this truth is no different.  Have you visited us recently and found a chair in a different spot? Have you noticed that some of our displays have changed spaces? There's a reason for that and we want to talk about it.  We manage a collection of books, videos, reference materials and more. We're also constantly curating the Library to fit YOU!  What does that mean? 
Posted: Nov 6, 2018