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Upcoming Events

Dec 02 to Dec 31
(All day) | Marion Public Library
Adults
We have been chosen by the Marion Hy-Vee store director to receive the funds from the reusable bag and giving tag program for the month of December. $1.00 from each my heart environmental shopping bag sold at the Marion Hy-Vee store will benefit MPL. The bags retail for $2.50.  If you shop at another Hy-Vee location, you can still support us by using the Giving Tag. The Giving Tag is attached to each bag and allows you to go online and select which organization receives your donation. This program is ongoing, so you can take advantage of it the entire year long. If you purchase your bag at... Continue Reading
Dec 14
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM | Lobby/Taube Park/City Square Park
Adults Teens
Each Saturday morning, at least one City Council member will be ready to chat with you about City issues and questions. Please stop by and share your thoughts and opinions! Summer office hours will change to align with Farmers' Markets. Beginning May 4th, office hours will be held at Taube Park from 9-10:30 the first Saturday of May-August and at City Square Park from 9-10:30 the second Saturday of June-August.   
Dec 16
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM | Community Room
Adults
Open to anyone interested in playing card games, board games, puzzles, and brain teasers. Everyone is welcome, regardless of your skill and knowledge level.
Dec 16
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM | Meeting Room
Adults
    Register in advance!  Here is the December Menu.  This new and innovative cafe' will feature a menu with dishes ranging from turkey and mashed potatoes to pasta and tacos. You are bound to find something to satisfy your taste buds! Programming will be included following lunch (e.g., chronic disease self-management workshops, Tai Chi, stepping on, water aerobics, nutrition counseling, games & socialization, much more!). Encore Cafe' is your one-stop shop for nutrition, health education, and socialization time with friends!  Suggested fee for lunch is $5 for those age 60... Continue Reading
Dec 16
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM | Children's Area
Children
Go ahead and get those pajamas on, and bring your cozy blankets and the entire family in for some sleepytime stories, soothing music and gentle movements. 
Dec 17
10:00 AM to 10:20 AM | Meeting Room
Children
This interactive story time is geared for ages 18 months to 3 years (little ones and big kids are welcome, too). Each session will last 20 minutes and include stories, songs, rhymes and other fun activities.     
Dec 17
10:45 AM to 11:15 AM | Community Room
Children
Fall's Doodlebugs Series is inspired by the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art's exhibition UP ALL NIGHT: ART OF THE DARK.  Preschoolers with their adult companions can explore and create art about the night sky.  10/22: Scared of the Dark. Are there creepy creatures lurking in the dark? We'll find out in today's not-so-scary-after-all story. You can even make a creeper to take home!  11/26: Day & Night. We're learning opposites today, like day and night, dark and light, black and white. And making artwork that's a delight!  12/17: Moonlight Masterpiece. Today we'll read a super-cool story about... Continue Reading
Dec 17
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM | Wit's End Coffeehouse
Adults
This fiction group meets at Wit's End Coffeehouse (630 10th St.). Please email Berlinda at bowens@marionpubliclibrary.org if you're interested in joining us!  We'll get a round of treats; beverages are available for purchase. Out of respect to the proprietor, please do not bring in your own food and drinks. Jen's shop is a fun, casual and comfy place to talk books and we would love to see you for this great discussion group.  More details here: https://marionpubliclibrary.org/adults/book-groups  September: Becoming by Michelle Obama October: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple ... Continue Reading

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