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One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus   Four students are falsely placed in detention. Within minutes, the school gossip is poisoned and dies in front of them. As the police look through suspects, they find a Tumblr post queued for the next day, exposing all four students’ deepest secrets--or potential motives. Friendships are on high strain, no one confesses, and one of them is lying…
Posted: Sep 17, 2018
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
Are you looking for something really different? Are you in a reading rut? Here are a few books that are very different from anything else I have read or heard about, but they are still quite good. These books stayed with me long after I finished reading them.
Posted: Sep 11, 2018
This was a fun quick read and I loved it! I first saw the author, Beck Dorey-Stein, doing an interview on one of the cable news shows. She was quirky, confident, and engaging. Plus, who doesn't want a sneak peek into the inner workings of the Oval Office? If you're looking for deep dark secrets or details on the Obamas, this is not for you.
Posted: Sep 5, 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
Marion Public Library receives Great Stories Club grant from the American Library Association 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: Aug 31, 2018
I am a big fan of historical fiction, and recently I have discovered a new author who has a unique hook for her novels: she writes fiction that focuses on New York City landmarks.
Posted: Aug 27, 2018
An oldie but a goodie, highly lauded by young adult authors like Leigh Bardugo and Cassandra Clare, The Thief  by Megan Whalen Turner is the first book in the Queen’s Thief series. It follows Gen, a thief who claims he can steal “anything.” This boast lands him in the king of Sounis’ prison, where he would spend his years wasting away if not for the king’s advisor, the Magus, and a secret mission to recover a lost relic of the gods known as Hamiathes’ Gift.
Posted: Aug 20, 2018

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