The Wire - February 2020

February 2020 For more program information and updates, visit or call 740-387-0992 Director’s Note Gary Branson Executive Director With this year already moving along quickly, make sure your calendar includes all of the great events happening at your Library. One of our signature events, the ReadLocal Author Fair, is coming up on Saturday, March 21 from 1pm—3pm. The authors are still being finalized and there are already nearly 20 signed up. Our keynote speaker, Susan Petrone, is a Cleveland author whose fiction and nonfiction work has been nominated for and won several literary prizes. She’s also a co-founder and past president of Literary Cleveland ( ). She’ll present her keynote address at 1pm, discussing her adventures in writing and publishing. For more details, check out ALL Classes Starting Back Up in March Marion Public Library’s incredibly popular Adult Lifelong Learning program will begin accepting registrations for Spring classes starting Monday, February 3. The Spring 2020 session runs from March through May and will feature a wide variety of classes taught by local subject experts as well as those from farther afield. A complete course list for Spring 2020 is currently available at Those interested can also subscribe to our ALL email list on that webpage.  Cybersecurity for Parents and Grandparents  DNA Testing: What’s All The Fuss About?  Wetlands Ecology Adventure  Marion Public Library Book Buzz  America’s First Impeachment Trial  Beginning Drawing  Podcasting 101  Herbs In Literature  Marion History Series Spring courses will feature these topics and more: Fall 2019: Discover Robotics 1939: At the Movies Discover Dinosaurs