The Wire - March 2019

March 2019 Director’s Note Gary Branson Executive Director It’s only March and plans are already well underway for Sum- mer Reading Club. This year’s theme is AUniverseof Stories, so look for some great space- themed programs. Our goal is to have even more participation than last year, which topped 1,000 participants. Here are some events we’re excited about: June 8: SRC Kickoff Event featuring the Armstrong Air & Space Museum July 13: Dr. Dave and the Whiz Bang Science Show July 19: After-hours Teen Silent Dance Party (because sound doesn’t travel in space!) July 27: SRC Finale Party Special thank you goes out to the MarionStar and the Gannett Foundation for a grant to support the 2019 Summer Reading Club. We also thank the Marion Rotary Foundation for their support of the 2018, and again this year, for 2019’s Summer Reading Club programing. For more program information and updates, visit or call 740-387-0992 Marion Public Library will host this year’s ReadLocal Author Fair on Saturday, March 23 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The readlocal Author Fair is a unique opportunity for readers to engage with authors and the event highlights the talent in our own backyard. It also serves as an excel- lent networking op- portunity for aspir- ing writers to con- nect with others who share their passion. Quickly becoming a signature event for MPL, the 2019 readlocal Author Fair will be headlined by Dayton area novelist Sharon Short She will give a keynote presentation at 1:00 pm at the March 23 event, which will cover her experiences getting her work published, along with the successes, trials, and tribulations of being an author. This year’s event will feature over 20 brand new authors whose works span many genres of fiction and nonfiction writing. Attendees will be able to pur- chase copies of books from participating authors who will be happy to sign copies. The event will run from 1:00 to 3:00 pm with the keynote presentation at 1:00 pm. for more information and to see the full list of authors participating. ReadLocal Author Fair Returns With Many New Authors Local Author Sharon Short (aka Jess Montgomery ) to speak at readlocal Author Fair Saturday March 23 @ 1:00 pm