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Upcoming Events

Sep to Oct
05 to 31
(All day) | Friends Book Store and Fall Book Sale
Adults General
The Friends are selling 2018 Book Lover's calendars! The calendars are for sale in the bookstore and will also be available for sale at the fall book sale September 29-October 1. Each calendar is just $10.00: a different book is featured for every day of the year. The calendars make great gifts for all the book lovers on your Holiday gift list! (Don’t forget to get one for yourself.)
Oct
21
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM | Lobby
Adults General Teens
  Each Saturday morning, at least on City Council member spends some time in the library's lobby, ready to chat with you about City issues and questions. Please stop by and share your thoughts and opinions! 
Oct
21
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM | Conference Room
Adults General
The workshop is postponed -- stay tuned for the new date in May! We are happy to welcome back always popular writer and poet Sal Marici for this afternoon's writing workshop. In our everyday life when we see, read, or hear unlike things compared in a metaphor, we need to try to make the connection. Poet Kim Addonizio says metaphors create an energy field she calls “the shimmer.” In this workshop, Marici will guide attendees to explore different types of metaphors and provide instructions for crafting, writing, and sharing metaphors.  At the end of the workshop, writers and non-writers will... Continue Reading
Oct
23
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM | Meeting Room A & B
Children General
Join us for a fun and spooky story festival where Ms Lara brings out her favorite creepy tales to puts chills (and a few giggles) into your Family Time! All ages are welcome but stories will be geared towards 4-8 years and all children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult! 
Oct
24
10:00 AM to 10:20 AM | Meeting Rooms A & B
Children General
This interactive story time is geared for ages 18 months to 3 years (little ones and big kids can come too but the materials used will be for the toddler age group!) Each session last 20 minutes and includes stories, songs, rhymes and other fun activities!
Oct
24
10:45 AM to 11:15 AM | Meeting Rooms A & B
Children General
This interactive story time is geared for ages 3-5 years (little ones and big kids can come too but the materials used will be for the preschool age group!) Each session last 30 minutes and includes stories, songs, rhymes and other fun activities!
Oct
24
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM | Conference Room
Adults General
Food for Thought is the library's longest-standing book club. Meetings are held at noon on the 4th Tuesday of the month from March through October; in May the group meets at the Kettel House Bakery. Discussion leaders are Elizabeth Belden, Voanne Hansen, and Maryh Klingler. Everyone is welcome to join this dedicated group and to spend a lunch hour talking about books!  2017 Topics March 28 - My Best Books of 2016 April 25 - 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years May 23 - All Iowa Reads (Bottomland, by Michele Hoover) or Linn Area Reads (A Wrestling Life, by Dan Gable). We'll meet, eat, and... Continue Reading
Oct
24
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Meeting Room A
General Teens
Every Tuesday we’ll be traveling the world through the Marion Public Library! Come to Anime Club at its new time: the first Tuesday of every month. Stop by for Language Club on the second Tuesday of every month to pick up some new language skills and watch foreign films. Join us on the remaining Tuesdays for crafts, food, and special guests. Special Events: Travel Through Your Tastebuds: Tuesday, November 21st Anime Club: November 7 December 5 January 2 February 6

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