1/31/23, 2:41 PM Customize Your Email https://em-ui.constantcontact.com/em-ui/em/page/em-ui/email#edit/activity/c6ab1593-521a-42da-b983-c879cd94a961 1/7 February 2023 OUR MISSION: The Marion Public Library enhances the quality of life in our community by encouraging reading and the pursuit of lifelong learning. Click here to place your online reserves Director's Note Gary Branson, Executive Director Growing our Outreach - to meet the need. During COVID we had to put our home and senior center Outreach deliveries on hold. Within the past year we've focused on returning and building the service to patrons who are homebound and cannot visit the Library on a regular basis. We currently have over 50 patrons taking advantage of the service. If you look at the two young ladies below, you can tell their connection with the Library makes a difference in their daily lives. Besides the social connection from the outside, the service provides the "lifelong learning" component we love, and also offers a sense of healthy independence in a stage-in-life that sometimes may feel limiting. If you know of someone who qualifies for this once-a-month delivery, have them call the library at (740) 387-0992 to request Outreach Services Home Delivery. At registration the types of materials they'd like to borrow, what they like to read and their favorite authors will be reviewed. Library staff will select items to be delivered on the next delivery date. There are no fees accrued for items in this service and materials available for delivery are books, large print books, magazines, audiobooks on CD, and DVDs. We want to take a moment to recognize a community partner who shares our passion for this service. For the past couple of years Marion Area Council on Aging has granted funds to supplement the Large Print and Audio book collections specifically with this social connection in mind. We thank them for their continued support. MarionLibrary.org/OutreachServices
1/31/23, 2:41 PM Customize Your Email https://em-ui.constantcontact.com/em-ui/em/page/em-ui/email#edit/activity/c6ab1593-521a-42da-b983-c879cd94a961 2/7 Spring Adult Lifelong Learning: a great variety of classes planned. Registration for the Spring session of Adult Lifelong Learning will begin February 20. Classes are led by subject matter experts, educators, and academic faculty. There are a wide variety of topics for spring including drawing, home organization, DNA genealogy, and gardening. The annual Book Buzz class taught by Library Staff will be back by popular demand. In addition, OhioHealth neurologist, Dr. Alex Perchuk will teach a class about brain health. There will be a presentation from The Central Ohio Fire Museum, with a tour the following week. A wine appreciation class followed by a wine tasting off site held in April. Come join others looking to gather and take a deeper dive into a number of engaging and educational classes. The initial registration fee of $25 which includes two classes. Each additional class is only $5! Note: Some classes have an additional fee for supplies. In-person registration is on a first come, first served basis. Payment can be made with cash or credit card. Download the full listing of classes to get ready for signup. Book Discussions stop by, pick up a book, read and join the discussion. FICTION: February 7 @ 6pm The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb NONFICTION: February 21 @ 6pm Africa Is Not A Country Notes on a bright continent by Dipo Faloyin Full 2023 Book Discussions List Thousands of cookbooks to explore. When it’s cold and cruddy outside, nothing will warm you up faster than good food. With over 2,000 cookbooks on the shelves and thousands more available as ebooks, we have options for every appetite and skill level! Whether you are looking for old favorites like Betty Crocker or new favorites like Shaq’s Family Style, regardless of dietary needs or preferences there are new flavors to explore.
1/31/23, 2:41 PM Customize Your Email https://em-ui.constantcontact.com/em-ui/em/page/em-ui/email#edit/activity/c6ab1593-521a-42da-b983-c879cd94a961 3/7 Settle in on a snowy night with a hearty Mexican Pork Stew from The Self-Care Cookbook by Dr. Frank Ardito (641.563 ARDI). Warm up with Beef Hot Pot (Sukiyaki) from The Gaijin Cookbook by Ivan Orkin and Chris Ying (641.5952 ORKI). Treat yourself to an Almond Lattice Brownie or two from Brownies! Favorites Recipes for Brownies, Blondies & Bar Cookies by Good Housekeeping (641.8653 BROW). The Lunar New Year...the year of the Rabbit. Follow this simple origami tutorial to make your own Rabbit for the Lunar New Year. Like and subscribe our YouTube channel to be notified of videos like this and all posted for your review. Click our calendar to see the full month of programing for February 2023 Library Calendar
1/31/23, 2:41 PM Customize Your Email https://em-ui.constantcontact.com/em-ui/em/page/em-ui/email#edit/activity/c6ab1593-521a-42da-b983-c879cd94a961 4/7 KIDS LapSit Babytime starting February 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 10am specifically for babies 0-24 months. FAMILY Things you need to think about when emergencies happen. Emergency Readiness will be offered on February 15 @ 5:00pm TEENS more D&D for Spring and Teen Times throughout the month. ALL (Adult Lifelong Learning) Registration starts Feb. 20
1/31/23, 2:41 PM Customize Your Email https://em-ui.constantcontact.com/em-ui/em/page/em-ui/email#edit/activity/c6ab1593-521a-42da-b983-c879cd94a961 5/7 Let's talk books. Our February Books In Focus We love talking about our NEW books during our Books In Focus program. We highlight a few books from the lists of FICTION and NONFICTION coming soon to our collection. Check out the new titles hitting our shelves within the month of February. February Books In Focus Selections | Watch The Video New titles for younger readers - Browse Teens Check out a full list and when they may be available. Please remember you can always place a reserve if the book has not arrived yet or is currently checked out.
1/31/23, 2:41 PM Customize Your Email https://em-ui.constantcontact.com/em-ui/em/page/em-ui/email#edit/activity/c6ab1593-521a-42da-b983-c879cd94a961 6/7 Book donations taken year-round for Annual April Book Sale. Now is a great time to make your book donations to the Library for the upcoming Book Sale. Each year this sale is one of the biggest fundraisers for the BookMarks of Marion Public Library. Your donations make a difference. Just drop them off at the Library during library hours. If you need help to get them to the door, please ask at the front desk for help. Check MarionOHBookMarks.org for a current listing of BookMarket open hours and coming events. New volunteers for the sale or BookMarket are always welcome. Stop by the front desk for an application or download one, fill out and return. Biweekly recap with Wowbrary Love books as much as we do? Get your biweekly update on new titles coming to our shelves and other noteworthy book news from Marion Public Library every other Saturday. Sign up for Wowbrary Monday - Wednesday - 9am-7pm; Thursday & Friday - 9am-5pm; Saturday - 10am-3pm; FACEBOOK . TWITTER . INSTAGRAM . YOUTUBE Marion Public Library | 445 E. Church Street, Marion, OH 43302 740-387-0992