The Wire - September 2018 (print quality)

Bestselling author Paula McLain will visit Marion on Friday, October 26th for the 3rd Annual Speaking Vol- umes event at Marion Public Library. She is scheduled to speak at 7:00 pm and will be available to sign copies of her books afterward. McLain is the author of The Paris Wife , a New York Times and international bestseller, which has been published in thirty-four languages. She was born in Fresno, California in 1965. After being abandoned by both parents, she and her two sisters became wards of the Califor- nia Court System, moving in and out of various foster homes for the next four- teen years. When she aged out of the system, she supported herself by work- ing as a nurses aid in a convalescent hospital, a pizza delivery girl, an auto- plant worker, a cocktail waitress–before discovering she could (and very much wanted to) write. She now lives with her family in Cleveland. Speaking Volumes is a fundraising event coordinated by the BookMarks, a non- profit organization devoted to support- ing Marion Public Library. All pro- ceeds from the event go towards the Li- brary. Tickets go on sale October 1st. General admission is $40 per person, which includes desserts, beverages, a cash bar, and musical entertainment. A $75 (or 2 for $125) ticket is also availa- ble that also includes admission to an intimate social hour with Paula McLain before her speaking engagement. Tick- ets can be purchased at the Library, in the BookMarket, or on the BookMarks’ event website. Bestselling Author Paula McLain Coming to Marion Director’s Note Gary Branson Executive Director As always, there is plenty to be excited about @ Your Library. Most recently, an announcement was made about a first-of-its- kind agreement between LinkedIn and the entire statewide system of libraries in Ohio to provide access to online courses from What this means for our patrons is that your library card will soon give you access to over 12,000 online courses to learn business, technology, and crea- tive skills to achieve personal and professional goals. The service is scheduled to start in September and we will have much more information on how to connect to this amazing wealth of content for lifelong learning in the coming weeks! For more program information and updates, visit or call 740-387-0992 September 2018 Library Closed Monday Sept. 3 In observance of Labor Day Closing Early @ 5:00pm Thursday, Sept. 6 For the annual Popcorn Festival Parade