The Wire - January 2020

Marion Public Library 445 East Church Street Marion, OH 43302 740-387-0992 Gary Branson, Executive Director Board of Trustees Jennifer Donelson President Patrick Carey Blake Gates Malcolm Goodman Carol Lathrop David Williamson Phyllis Butterworth Main Library Hours Monday-Thursday : 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (Labor Day to Memorial Day) Branch Hours: 3:00-7:00 p.m. <NEW<<< Caledonia Public Library Monday & Wednesday Henkle-Holliday Memorial Library, LaRue Tuesday & Thursday Prospect Public Library Monday & Thursday @MarionPublicLib @MarionPublicLib FOLLOW us on: MarionPublicLib MPL Mission Statement: The Marion Public Library enhances the quality of life in our community by encouraging reading and the pursuit of lifelong learning. DeathbyCannoli Sat., Feb15@7pm get tickets at front desk or online Written by Vicky Branson $ 22 /$ 25 member nonmember My First Library Card # staffpicks Kristinne enjoyed this humorous adventure about teens who question motives of a reform school when a friend is sent there. Katie praises this story about 4 teens whose lives collide when dark sides of the Franco dictatorship are revealed in 1956 Madrid. Nicole highly recommends this story full of humor and heart about a list-making bookstore owner set on notability. Kenny enjoyed this historical biography about the wife of Claudius, mother of Nero, and matriarch of three Roman generations. My First Library card offers special privileges to patrons age 0-5 . for more information and an application. January 2020 For more program information and updates, visit or call 740-387-0992 2020 @ Your Marion Public Library Kicks Off with a Focus on Finances Director’s Note Gary Branson Executive Director Looking ahead to 2020, we are excited about what we already have planned for the new year. Many favorite programs return and many more are sure to delight and surprise our patrons. One announcement I’m excited to make is that we’ve already secured the featured author for our annual Speak- ing Volumes event. Bestselling author Craig Johnson is the creator of the Walt Longmire mystery series, the basis for the hit Netflix drama, Longmire . He’ll be joining us all the way fromWyoming on Friday, October 30 . Mark your calendars now! While deciding to get your finances in order is never a bad idea, there’s something appeal- ing about starting the year off with a fresh focus on making improvements. The Library will be partnering with local financial experts and hosting a series of Thursday programs that will focus on specific areas of personal finance. January 9 & 23 The first of these is a series geared towards women, titled Investing Basics for Women. Lisa Bush from Merrill will present two evening programs that will build on each other, covering topics such as Learning the Basics, Recognizing Your Investing Strengths, and How to Get Started. January 16 Another program will focus on small, practical Strategies for Saving. Daniel Bradshaw from the Marion Community Credit Union will show how implementing small changes can help you build funds to protect against unexpected but common financial difficulties. January 30 Credit scores are also a hot topic for those looking to enhance their finances. This Credit Explained program from Daniel Bradshaw will help demystify the concept of the credit score, what goes in to calculating it, and how you can improve yours. This is another area of finances that plays a large role in long-term financial success. You won’t want to miss this one! $