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Upcoming Events

May
21
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM | Meeting Room A
Adults Children General Teens
Best ever sale of gently used books, music, and movies! Come today to get the deals everyone else has missed. Nab a bag of books for just $3.00. 
May
22
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM | Meeting Room A
General Teens
Stop by to play video games and board games in Meeting Room A. We've got Mario Kart, Minecraft, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Pandemic, Twister, Apples to Apples, and lots more! Bring your friends and stake out a corner of the room for an epic game.
May
23
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM | Meeting Room A
Adults Children General
  Join us for a fun, unstructered 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!
May
23
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM | Conference Room
Adults General
Food for Thought is the library's longest-standing book club. Meetings are held at noon on the 4th Tuesday of the month from March through October; in May the group meets at the Kettel House Bakery. Discussion leaders are Elizabeth Belden, Voanne Hansen, and Maryh Klingler. Everyone is welcome to join this dedicated group and to spend a lunch hour talking about books!  2017 Topics March 28 - My Best Books of 2016 April 25 - 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years May 23 - All Iowa Reads (Bottomland, by Michele Hoover) or Linn Area Reads (A Wrestling Life, by Dan Gable). We'll meet, eat, and... Continue Reading
May
23
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM | Conference Room
General Teens
  Come to the library every Tuesday after school for some quality creative time! You'll do writing exercises, play games, make crafts, think outside the box, and--if you want--share what you've been working on. We're all about support and encouragement, no matter what or how you make. Join us!
May
23
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM | Meeting Room B
Adults General
The Friends of the Marion Library Board of Directors meets monthly except December on the fourth Tuesday at 6:45. These meetings are open to all Friends members and to the public! Stop in and get involved! 
May
24
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM | Meeting Room A
General Teens
It's Wednesday afternoon... Are you bored? Waiting for a ride? Looking for something fun to do with your friends? Come to the library! Here you can play games, watch videos, and hang out with other teens. For two hours this is your room: make it what YOU want it to be! Teen Space @ The Park (Meets at City Square Park across from the library.) Wednesday, May 10th, 4:00-5:15pm: play with Cedar Rapids Rampage soccer players! Wednesday, May 17th, 4:00-5:15pm: play with Cedar Rapids Titans football players!  
May
24
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM | Meeting Room B
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.

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