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Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton It’s August, and our summer reading program has been a roaring success! Part of the fun for the staff at the Marion Public Library was to have our own summer reading list. One of the suggestions was to read a book that we’d LIED about reading.  For me, that was Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.
Posted: Aug 17, 2018
All I can say is Wow! I’ve noticed this book around the library, and heard good things about Jane Harper, but hadn’t made an effort to check it out. Until a few weeks ago. And I’m hooked.
Posted: Aug 14, 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
Just finished listening to the audio book version of  Joel C. Rosenberg's The Ezekiel Option  I loved it!  I started reading the print version last Fall and was enjoying the story, but found the rapidly changing "voices" a little hard to follow. Instead of giving up on the book, I discovered the CD book this spring and was instantly impressed.  
Posted: Aug 8, 2018
  August is Read-A-Romance month, and we’ve got you covered at the library! There will be a display for the next two weeks featuring romance reads that range from sweet to steamy. A prompt of our staff summer reading program was to read a paperback romance. I picked up Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare, and it was such a fun read! Now I’ve gone down the wormhole of the genre. So if you haven’t picked up a romance in awhile, this is a great month to try. The genre has progressed in recent years to include more diverse characters and love stories. Take a look!
Posted: Aug 2, 2018
You may be familiar with Suzanne Collins because of her success with The Hunger Games, but I discovered what a great writer she is way before she published The Hunger Games.  Suzanne Collins wrote a fantastic five-book series called
Posted: Jul 31, 2018
There’s always something you forget on a road trip. Usually you’re well on your way when the clammy realization hits in that you didn’t double check the garage door, or your phone charger is safely on the dining room table.I triple checked my packing list, my doors, my windows, my burners, and more before I left for a weeklong trip yesterday. Despite my careful preparations, there is something I still forgot to prepare: suspending my library holds!
Posted: Jul 24, 2018
  Are you a fan of the Netflix show Orange is the New Black? Did you realize it all started from Piper Kerman’s memoir of the same name? Published in 2010, it quickly became a popular read on the real-life prison experience of Piper, who served a year in prison for international drug money laundering. This is her experience, serving her prison sentence in a women’s prison in Danbury, Connecticut.  
Posted: Jul 17, 2018