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Upcoming Events

Sep
01 to 30
(All day) | Lobby
Adults Children General Teens
Thousands of individuals in Eastern Iowa are in need of a warm winter coat. To serve this need, KCRG-TV9 volunteers and our Show You Care sponsors work to collect and distribute new and gently used coats each fall. Coats in sizes infant through adult are donated at locations throughout Eastern Iowa, collected and cleaned by Citywide Cleaners in Cedar Rapids, and are then distributed to the children who need them by area family service organizations and volunteers. Through our 25 years of collecting and distributing Coats For Kids, many more kids will stay warm each winter as a result of the... Continue Reading
Sep to Oct
05 to 31
(All day) | Friends Book Store and Fall Book Sale
Adults General
The Friends are selling 2018 Book Lover's calendars! The calendars are for sale in the bookstore and will also be available for sale at the fall book sale September 29-October 1. Each calendar is just $10.00: a different book is featured for every day of the year. The calendars make great gifts for all the book lovers on your Holiday gift list! (Don’t forget to get one for yourself.)
Sep
20
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM | Meeting Room A
Children General
Join us for a fun, unstructured social play time for you and your youngest children! This event is sponsored by our wonderful friends at Wit's End Coffeehouse in Marion; they provide delicious, fresh-brewed coffee for the grown-ups to enjoy while they children socialize with others and play with our age-appropriate early literacy toys. This program is drop-in so no sign-up is required!  
Sep
20
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Meeting Room A
General Teens
Gear up for some friendly competition every Wednesday at the Marion Public Library! We've got Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros Brawl, and Minecraft, as well as some awesome new board games like Betrayal at House on the Hill, Oregon Trail the Card Game, Catan, Pandemic, and more. Come ready to play!
Sep
20
6:30 PM | Meeting Room A
Adults General
Educator and Iowa Holocaust Council Member Brad Wilkening will share lessons of the Holocaust and relate them to our current world.   
Sep
20
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM | Conference Room
Adults General
Our Evening Genealogy Junkies group provides an opportunity for anyone interested in genealogy to get together with peers to learn and to share research tips and tricks. The group meets weekly. Bring a laptop or tablet computer, or check out one of the library's laptops from the Information Desk. Explore our online resources such as Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, and our historical newspapers. Everyone is welcome! Contact Jo at the library at jpearson@cityofmarion.or with questions.
Sep
21
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM | Conference Room
Adults General
Our Morning Genealogy Junkies group provides an opportunity for anyone interested in genealogy to get together with peers to learn and to share research tips and tricks. The group meets on Thursday morning each week. Bring a laptop or tablet computer, or check out one of the library's laptops from the Information Desk. Explore our online resources such as Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, and our historical newspapers. Everyone is welcome! Contact Jo at the library at jpearson@cityofmarion.org with questions.
Sep
21
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM | Meeting Room A
Children General
Join us for a fun and social story time geared especially for children ages 0-18 months. We read a story and then do bounces and songs to get your baby's mind and body working and then allow everyone to wind down and socialize while playing with fun early literacy toys. Program usually runs 15-30 minutes!

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