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One of the most dynamic and globally recognized entertainment forces of our time opens up fully about his life, in a brave and inspiring book that traces his learning curve to a place where outer success, inner happiness, and human connection are aligned. Along the way, Will tells the story in full of one of the most amazing rides through the worlds of music and film that anyone has ever had.

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Another Round Book Group

Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center
4500 N. 10th St, Marion, IA 52302

Third Tuesday of Each Month
Year Round

6 PM

Virtual Book Group

Join the Marion Public Library community through reading and discussing various lifelong learning, personal growth, fiction, and non-fiction book selections. Participation is free!


Another Round Book Group

The Marion Public Library is pleased to host Another Round Book Group which meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6pm-7pm. October’s meeting will be in the Uptown Artway, and meetings November-March will be held in the lobby of the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center at 4500 10th St., Marion. Masks are required for indoor library programs.

Each month, we pick a theme, and everyone chooses and reads a book that fits that theme. There is no required book to read—everyone is encouraged to pick a book—fiction or non-fiction—that fits that month’s theme. Discussion will be informal, with a chance for everyone to talk about what they’ve read, what they thought about it, and how the book fits into that month’s theme.

This is an adult book group, built on the idea that cocktails, mocktails, and books go together, and create a fun and lively atmosphere for book discussions. Participants are welcome to bring beer or wine to sip at Lowe Park, and coffee and tea will be provided. Participants must be 18 or over. Please email Shanel Slater at the Marion Public Library with interest and questions:

Monthly Themes (contact Shanel or any librarian if you need help finding a book!): 

  • October 19: re-read a favorite
  • November 16: read a cozy mystery
  • December 21: free choice, read whatever
  • January 18: read a collection of short stories
  • February 15: read a book set in Latin America and/or written by a Latin American author
  • March 15: read a book set in a warmer location or about vacation