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News for Adults

As of August 23rd, the library has issused an RFQ for construction management.  For further details, please see this document:  cm_rfq_2019-mpl_v.1.pdf
Posted: Aug 26, 2019
Brave Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani. Kelly says, “A good book for women to own their worthiness but not perfection.” Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. Kimberly says, “An interesting read but it would be the best fit for a working woman with a family.” The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell. Kelly says, “A chilling tale of a woman who believes she has the power to hurt with the garments she sews. A story of loss and the strength of a woman who has gone through suffering.”
Posted: Jul 30, 2019
Amanda Recommends: The Mapmaker’s Apprentice and The Apothecary’s Poison by C.J. Archer The Mapmaker’s Apprentice: This book follows the Watchmaker’s Daughter. We learn more about the London guilds and their efforts to thwart craftsmen who are magical. The search for Chronos also continues and we learn more about Matt and India’s past. A good second book in the Glass and Steele series.
Posted: Jul 25, 2019
Adults Teens
A Short Story Dispenser has been making a tour of Iowa libraries before it returns to its home at the University of Iowa. Marion Public Library will serve as the last stop on the literacy kiosk’s “Creative Corridor” tour. The kiosk will be hosted at MPL throughout the month of April.  Users can choose the timeframe they’d like to read (anywhere from 1-5 minutes) and then a free short story or poem will print out on eco-friendly paper for them to enjoy. The dispenser is located at the front of the library, near the self checkout area. 
Posted: Apr 10, 2019
Adults Teens
Grant will allow Librarians to Lead Book Clubs with Underserved Teens Marion Public Library has been selected as one of 100 libraries nationwide to take part in the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for underserved teens. This competitive grant is offered by the American Library Association (ALA) with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Posted: Sep 13, 2018
Adults Children Teens
Supporting a culture of safety and health through awareness, education, and skill-building, Marion Public Library is standing up against violence. On Sept. 1, 2018, Marion Public Library will become a No Hit Zone and will join a growing number of organizations and communities across the nation that have put similar programs in place.     A No Hit Zone is an environment that supports a culture of safety and health where: No adult shall hit another adult   No adult shall hit a child   No child shall hit an adult  
Posted: Sep 1, 2018
Please join the library staff and Board of Trustees as we welcome new library director Hollie Trenary. Learn the details here. 
Posted: Aug 10, 2018
We encourage you to share the library's newly completed 3-year strategic plan; we hope this will help us cross the bridge to a new library facility. In the meantime, stop in to the Friendliest Library in the World and let us share our staff and services with you! 
Posted: Jul 16, 2018