Jan 2022

12/17/21, 3:47 PM Customize Your Email https://em-ui.constantcontact.com/em-ui/em/page/em-ui/email#edit/activity/89168a3b-a087-4426-9336-58238fd9f7d2 1/5 January 2022 OUR MISSION: The Marion Public Library enhances the quality of life in our community by encouraging reading and the pursuit of lifelong learning. Click here to place your online reserves Director's Note Gary Branson, Executive Director Building community partnerships and connecting students to literacy. The Marion Public Library partnered with the Peace and Freedom Committee to bring New York Times Bestselling Author Nic Stone as the speaker for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Program on Monday, January 17, 2022. The MLK Breakfast, in the Palace May Pavilion, at 9am is a ticketed event and tickets are presale only. Tickets can be purchased for $15 by contacting any Peace and Freedom Committee member. Stone's keynote presentation in the Marion Palace Theatre at 10:30am is open to the public at no charge. Theatre doors will open at 10am. She will take part in a book signing later in the day at Marion Public Library from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be 200 copies of Fast Pitch, Nic Stone’s most recent book, available free to students age 9 to 14 at the signing event. Marion Public Library received support to bring the author to Marion through a Racial Equity & Justice Grant from Marion Community Foundation. Nic Stone is an author of young adult and middle-grade fiction, best known for her novels Dear Martin and Clean Getaway. She had her most recent book, Fast Pitch, published in August 2021. It is a challenging and heartwarming coming-of-age story about a softball player looking to prove herself on and off the field. Stone lives and writes in Atlanta, Georgia. We will be closed for general business on January 17 but opening at 2pm for Nic Stone Book Signing.

12/17/21, 3:47 PM Customize Your Email https://em-ui.constantcontact.com/em-ui/em/page/em-ui/email#edit/activity/89168a3b-a087-4426-9336-58238fd9f7d2 2/5 Thankful for our Community Supporter Marion Area Council on Aging Audio and Large Print Books are a mainstay of our Library. We see the need every day and so does Marion Area Council on Aging. In 2021 we received a grant to supplement our large print and audio collection to better meet the need. We posted isle indicators throughout these collections to show our appreciation. Thank You Marion Area Council on Aging for your continued support. New Year, New Skill with LinkedIn Learning Whether it is for professional or personal reasons, LinkedIn Learning is here for you to increase your skills and knowledge in 2022. LinkedIn Learning has many expert-led video tutorials for your business, technology, and creative endeavors. Let this be the year you improve your photography skills, conquer Microsoft Excel, figure out exactly what is website design, and so much more. Access from home or at the library with your library card and pin number from https://www.marionlibrary.org/dbases/l Book Discussions stop by, pick up a book, read and join the discussion. FICTION: January 4 @ 6pm Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie NONFICTION: January 18 @ 6pm Hidden Valley Road Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker Click to see the full 2022 Book Discussions List Check our web calendar for programs: Library Closed Jan 1, 2022 Music Time -- Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 - 9:30am & 10:30am Fiction Book Discussion -- Jan 4, 6pm Storytimes -- Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 10am & 11am Peace & Freedom Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Finals Jan 8, 11am Books In Focus -- Jan 11, 3pm Create with Kristin - Mini Fairy Gardens -- Jan 11, 5:30pm registration required Nic Stone Keynote and Book Signing -- Jan 17 Nonfiction Book Discussion -- Jan 18, 6pm Book Show and Tell -- Jan 25, 3pm

12/17/21, 3:47 PM Customize Your Email https://em-ui.constantcontact.com/em-ui/em/page/em-ui/email#edit/activity/89168a3b-a087-4426-9336-58238fd9f7d2 3/5 Let's talk books. Our January Books In Focus We love talking about our NEW books during our Books In Focus program. We will highlight a few books from the lists of FICTION and NONFICTION coming soon to our collection. Check out the new titles hitting our shelves within the month of January. January Books In Focus Selections | Watch The Video All children age 0-5 can be registered in Marion Imagination Library! Once a child is registered they will receive a book a month mailed directly to them from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library at no cost to them. Twelve books in the first year and the possibility of getting 60 for their home library if they are registered at age 0. Literacy success starts at home with daily reading. Help them form a habit of reading and lifelong learning. We are getting there. We currently have 1,589 children registered in Marion County of the 3,863 eligible children. We want the number to continue to grow to make sure ALL children under age 5 in Marion County have books in their home. Support Marion Imagination Library! The end of the year is the perfect time to show your financial support for this community literacy initiative. It continues because of the financial support of local individuals, groups, and organizations who share the same vision as Marion Imagination Library. Though any amount is welcome, $25 will cover the cost for one year and $125 for a child in the life of the program. To register a child or find donation details: MarionLibrary.org/ImaginationLibrary

12/17/21, 3:47 PM Customize Your Email https://em-ui.constantcontact.com/em-ui/em/page/em-ui/email#edit/activity/89168a3b-a087-4426-9336-58238fd9f7d2 4/5 New titles for younger readers - Browse Teens Check out a full list and when they may be available. Please remember you can always place a reserve if the book has not arrived yet or is currently checked out. BookMarket offers gently used books! Books are being donated as we speak and they could end up on the BookMarket shelves or in a box waiting for you to purchase them. All are at book sale prices. Sometimes we find some true gems...so stop by often to browse. Hours are posted on the BookMark's web calendar at MarionOHBookmarks.org or on their facebook page. >> New Year's Resolution << Volunteer in the BookMarket a few hours a week. Stop by to get an application. Biweekly recap with Wowbrary Love books as much as we do? Get your biweekly update on new titles coming to our shelves and other noteworthy book news from Marion Public Library every other Saturday. Sign up for Wowbrary Monday - Wednesday - 9am-7pm; Thursday & Friday - 9am-5pm; Saturday - 10am-3pm; FACEBOOK . TWITTER . INSTAGRAM . YOUTUBE Marion Public Library | 445 E. Church Street, Marion, OH 43302 740-387-0992 Unsubscribe {recipient's email} Update Profile | Constant Contact Data Notice Sent by thewire@marionlibrary.org powered by

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