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News for March 2018

Lost City of the Monkey God
If not for our Customer Experience librarian Sue Gerth, I would have missed out on this treasure of a book. I first dismissed The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston because I thought it was another of his fiction books which he co-authors with Lincoln Child with great success; however, this book tells the true tale of his adventures in Honduras looking for the fabled city of the monkey gods.
Posted: Mar 31, 2018
Love Hate & Other Filters
I was able to read one of the most talked about YA books of 2018 last month! Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed is about seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz, an Indian-American Muslim girl who has her heart set on film school in New York and a certain boy at school.
Posted: Mar 30, 2018
Humor for Kids
Perhaps your child wants a book that’s just silly and strange, but you want your child to read a book with good vocabulary and lessons on getting along with family and friends. Our library has book series that will make you both happy.
Posted: Mar 28, 2018
Seed Swap
If you're itching to get out in your yard this spring after a long cold winter, here's the best place to start! Linn County Master Gardeners have one more program left in their spring series, and we have a couple of related options.  All programs are free and open to the public.
Posted: Mar 22, 2018
Steampunk Titles
I enjoy the steampunk genre. I was excited to find a book that would introduce this genre to my child. In Fog Diver by Joel Ross, a band of orphans scavenge for their livelihood on the mountaintops of earth. Their ship flies over the dangerous mist that now covers the earth. Chess bravely dives into the fog to retrieve metal while the rest of the band sail the ship.
Posted: Mar 21, 2018
All's Faire
Check out All's Faire in Middle School, by Victoria Jamieson! Homeschooled Imogene has the coolest life: her parents work at the Renaissance Faire, so in addition to her traditional education, she gets to learn dragon slaying and costume design. She is excited to start her next adventure: middle school!
Posted: Mar 20, 2018
Maria V. Snyder's Poison Study
I picked up Maria’s first book in an airport while preparing to take a very long flight – Poison Study looked like just the thing I needed to make the long in-flight hours “fly” by. Little did I know that this dynamic fantasy novel would suck me in to a wonderful series about Yelena, a young woman facing a death sentence for the murder of a leader, who has nothing left to fear.
Posted: Mar 15, 2018
Orange Carts
A new addition to the Marion Public Library is bright orange carts labeled “Recently Returned” and located next to the Circulation desks. These carts hold the latest materials that patrons have checked out and returned; they give you the opportunity to see what’s popular in the community. Best of all, you can check out those materials before they are re-shelved. Patrons are excited to see the carts and have commented on finding materials they wouldn’t have discovered otherwise. We encourage you to browse the carts; they are updated daily with newly returned materials.
Posted: Mar 12, 2018

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