Nov 2022

November 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 Thankful to be promoting lifelong learning for 136 years. The history of your library is a rich one. We have roots that go back to Edward Huber, who established the first public library in Marion called the Mechanics Library, in 1886. Use of the Library required a subscription. By 1891, the Library was free and open to the public, being funded by tax levy. In 1905, Andrew Carnegie donated $28,500 to build a Library building in the signature style associated with the thousands of libraries he funded across the country. That building was completed and opened in 1907. After several expansions, the library then moved to its current location, the site of the old Greenwood School, in 1978. A new addition was added in 1997, resulting in the current building layout being enjoyed today. We have seen many faces behind the multiple service desks fulfilling the needs of the patrons. Obviously, the needs have changed with the times, and the staff commitment to serving has adapted as well. Marion Public Library is YOUR Library, and we are here to serve you. This history moment reminds me...have you visited our Local History Room lately?

We will close at 5pm on November 23 and be CLOSED on Thanksgiving, November 24. Library Surplus Equipment Sale Looking for cabinets or retired computer equipment, check out the surplus sale at the Library on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. All furniture and computer equipment will be sold "as is" and on a first come, first served basis. Stop in at 10:00am for the best selection. *All sales are final with no returns* Research Military Records with Fold3 Did you have relatives that served in the Revolutionary War? Or more the more recent Vietnam War? You may be able to find registration cards, service records, images, and more for the men and women who served. Millions of records to search from the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and United Kingdom. Access at the Library or from home with your Library Card at . Need help with your research? Book-a-Librarian or call (740) 387-0992. Book Discussions stop by, pick up a book, read and join the discussion. FICTION: November 1 @ 6pm We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker NONFICTION: November 15 @ 6pm The splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson Full 2022 Book Discussions List Click our calendar to see the full month of programing.

ADULTS Investing 101 Have you ever wondered about investing? If you have questions, check out our Basic Investment Seminar to find out what it is all about. Wednesday, November 30 @ 5:30 TEENS November offers more fun. We have Dungeons and Dragons (November 1 @ 3:15pm), Book Safes (November 15 @ 3:15pm) with regular TeenTime on the other Tuesdays. FAMILIES/KIDS Air and Space Family Fun Night where the whole family can make rockets with balloons and experiment with parachutes. November 14 @ 5:30pm ADULTS Surplus furniture and computer equipment at MPL Saturday, November 19. Starts at 10:00am and runs till 1:00pm. All items as is and on a first come, first serve basis. Library closes 5:00pm Nov 23 CLOSED Thanksgiving KIDS Story Times continue on Thursdays @ 10:00am and 11:00am. FAMILIES Parenting Program Workshop Independent Eating Tuesday, November 15 @10:00am

Let's talk books. Our November Books In Focus We love talking about our NEW books during our Books In Focus program. We 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 November. November Books In Focus Selections | Watch The Video 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.

Connecting at Marion Chamber Business Expo We enjoyed seeing the over 200 attendees at the Regional Chamber Business Expo. Patrick, Adult Services Librarian chats with an attendee about the numerous online resources the Library offers, including LinkedIn Learning (learn a new skill with their online tutorials), Data Axle (search business and residential data), and Libby (borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from most mobile devices). All of these resources and more are available at the Library or from home using your Library Card. 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 powered by Try email marketing for free today!