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July 2024 July 1-31 calendar of events Let’s do it, Marion! We are on target to break all Summer Reading records with the current pace of registrations. With adding the adult component this year we are finding that the adults are registering near the same pace as the kids. As of this publishing, the kids are over 500 and the adults are over 400. We would like to surpass the 1,000 mark for each. Summer Reading goes through July 31. Let’s Read 20 and the Library encourage kids to read and learn throughout summer. SUMMER READING NUMBERS CLIMB Hair color challenge issued - MarionLibrary.org/SR A friendly challenge with Summer Reading registration numbers. Staff members from our Youth Services and our Adult Services are competing to see which age group can get the most participants signed up for Summer Reading! Each week June 24 through July 15, the staff will tally how many youth and how many adults sign up to participate in our Summer Reading Challenge. The “winner” is whichever group gets more participants registered that week! Then a representative from the winning group will get to dye their hair a fun, vibrant color and choose a color for a representative from the other group! As an added bonus, if the TOTAL number of registered Summer Reading participants reaches at least 1,887 (1887 is the year Marion Public Library was founded), then Director Gary Branson will dye his hair a fun color! If you are not already signed up, stop by to sign up and see the fun colors our Staff are wearing for the Summer! Special thank you to the MCF Greg and Janis Swepston Family Fund grant to supplement program costs. And to the many community businesses who contributed to the prizes that will be given away at all challenge levels. July 2 @ 6:00pm Fiction Book Discussion The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker July 4 @ Library Closed - Independence Day July 6 @ 11:00am Enchanted Expeditions Magic Show! with Dana Hill Magic Join Award Winning Comedy Magician and Storyteller Dana Hill for the Enchanted Expeditions Magic Show! This family-friendly magic show is fun for all ages, and ties into the 2024 National Summer Reading theme: Adventure Begins at Your Library! July 9 @ 3:00pm Books in Focus Join MPL staff the second Tuesday of the month at 3:00pm to hear about new books hitting our shelves in the following month. July 9 @ 5:00pm Genealogy 101 Join us for an introductory genealogy workshop with Susan Matthews, President of the Marion Area Genealogy Society. Perfect for those just getting into genealogy and hoping to learn the stories of their ancestors. We’ll look at how to get started with research, record availability and accuracy, basic family charts, and more! July 10 @ 5:30pm TEEN Trivia Series Come and test your knowledge! We will have Teen (ages 11-18) Trivia in various categories including, but not limited to: books, movies, video games, general knowledge! Individuals or teams of up to 4 are encouraged! continued on next page Program participation numbers have exceeded our expectations as well! Still many great Family Fun programs to come. Don’t miss the magic, bubbles and Swoop’s pirate birthday party.

July 22 @ 6:30pm An Evening with Author Mindy McGinnis YA psychological thriller author of Under This Red Rock will offer a program and book signing. July 24 @ 5:30pm Don’t Just Wing It: Plan a Trip that’s Absolutely “Fly” Jill Chitwood and Sherry Nelson from Sights Unseen Travel Agency will share what you need to know before you travel and what to do when you get to your destination, along with highlights of interesting places around the world to inspire your next trip. July 29 @ 5:30pm Don’t be board! Table top and board game exploration Teens 11-18 will learn more about Dungeons and Dragons and other tabletop and board games. Join us and local gamers from Thunderfury Comics! They’ll show you how to play the games, develop characters, and broaden your gaming horizons. July 30 @ 5:00pm Genealogy 102 Join us for an introductory genealogy workshop with Susan Matthews, President of the Marion Area Genealogy Society. Learn how to interview family members, the twists and turns of research, extended family relationships, and more!! Who will you discover? July 31 @ 5:30pm Rockin’ Pirate Magic Show! Help us celebrate Swoop’s Birthday with a pirate magic show from Erica Carlson and her special assistant, Sedgie the Hedgehog! Inspired by the book Who Stole the Gold by Udo Weigelt, Erica, and her pirate crew will go on a fun adventure to uncover magical buried treasure! Audience helpers, lots of full-group participation for ages 10 and below and families. MarionLibrary.org/SR calendar of events, continued July 1, 8, 15, 21, 29 @ 10:00am - 10:30am This storytime is focused on promoting early literacy skills for babies 0 - 24 months led by Miss Madison and Miss Jaymi. For 20 minutes we will be engaged in lap-sit activities involving songs, bounce rhymes, books, and finger play. Literacy starts at birth! Our simple baby time activities are designed to encourage early skills that prepare young children for reading. We’ll have songs, rhymes, activities, and stories that will be geared toward preschool age and younger, and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome to participate when the room allows! July 11, 18, 25 @ 10:00am & 11:00am July 11, 18, 25 @ 4:00pm Adventure Authors Kids, ages 8-13, bring your adventurous ideas to life by working together to come up with a story! Each 45 minute session will consist of dedicated collaborative story writing. When the story is complete, kids are welcome to share the work with their grown-ups while creating illustrations for the story. July 15 @ 4:00pm Dragon Training Academy Show Watch as inventor & time traveler Brock Barnabas visits the present time to recruit some adventurous kids to travel back to medieval times. Kids are trained to both defend against and tame dragons using Brock’s amazing science-based inventions and techniques. Brock brings elements of humor, high energy, creative play, and (of course) realistic-looking animatronic puppets to the stage! July 16 @ 3:30pm Make Your Own Map! For Teens & Tweens Ages 11-18. All of the best stories have their own maps. From story planning treasure hunting to D&D map making, join us to create a lasting work of art to enjoy or reference! July 16 @ 6:00pm Non-Fiction Book Discussion Soil by Camille T. Dungy July 17 @ 5:30pm Wand Family Fun Night Bring some magic into your summer by making your very own wand! Design and make a wand with family members for this make-and-take. Magic not included. July 20 @ 11:00am Circus Pop! Giant Bubble Show! Circus Pop! The Giant Bubble Show is a production of Suesakul Shows. Crazy circus stunts with incredible bubble artistry, and mixes of wonderful history and science facts all about bubbles! Kids and families of all ages will be amazed! At LaRue Park July 2 @ 10:00am out & about story time lapsit baby time

FICTION: July 2 @ 6pm The Silence of The Girls by Pat Barker NONFICTION: July 16 @ 6pm Soil: The Story of A Black Mother’s Garden by Camille T. Dungy Find the 2024 Book Discussions List: www.MarionLibrary.org/bookdiscussions Full video on our Library YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/D2CH-LZsfNo book discussion Stop by, pick up a book, read and join the discussion. books in focus Check out the new titles hitting our shelves within the month of July AUTHOR OF YOUNG ADULT BOOKS Mindy McGinnis to speak July 22 Making a connection with an author only solidifies the connection with reading. With this year’s [ IN THE AUTHOR’S VOICE ] series, MPL wanted to include a young adult author for our middle-grade and teen patrons and community. Mindy McGinnis is set to visit Marion Public Library on July 22. No ticket is necessary for this open house event. The doors open at 6:00pm, the author program at 6:30pm, and the book signing at 7:30pm. McGinnis, a ninth-generation farmer from Cardington, Ohio and is the author of multiple novels that span many genres. Her books are said to “deliver grit, truth, and an unflinching look at humanity and the world around us.” When asked why McGinnis writes YA books, she shared, “I would say I’m drawn to writing for teens because I write the types of books that I wish I would’ve had when I was growing up. Most of the titles when I was a teen were very safe, very antiseptic, so I was reading adult books at an early age.” Her most recent book Under this Red Rock will be available for purchase the evening of the program, along with A Long Stretch of Bad Days and The Initial Insult. Visit the library’s website: MarionLibrary.org/AuthorSeries Business Source Premier offers five key resources to help with your business research: 1. Harvard Faculty Seminar Series Videos: Watch related videos from Harvard Business School. 2. Company Profiles: Get information on key executives, competitors, major products and services, revenue and market value. 3. SWOT Analyses: Learn the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a company. 4. Country Reports: Get information on a country’s political climate, economic condition, government spending, gross domestic product of the region hosting the company you’re searching. 5. Industry Profiles: View profiles of the industry to which a company is related. Check the database out for yourself at MarionLibrary.org/dbases WEBSITE RESEARCH DATABASES put statistics and names at your fingertips “ I would say I’m drawn to writing for teens because I write the types of books that I wish I would’ve had when I was growing up. Most of the titles when I was a teen were very safe, very antiseptic, so I was reading adult books at an early age. ”- McGINNIS

Miranda: Heart- wrenching but hopeful; 1st person narration inspired by a 1789 midwife; themes of truth and justice, people fighting limits placed on them; well-developed, courageous main character facebook.com/mplohio instagram: @MarionPublicLib twitter: @MarionPublicLib youtube: @MarionPublicLibraryOhio linkedin: @MarionPublicLibraryOhio Marion Public Library 445 East Church Street Marion, Ohio 43302 740-387-0992 MarionLibrary.org Board of Directors Phyllis Butterworth, President Patrick Carey Jennifer Donelson Blake Gates Malcolm Goodman Dana Booker Leslie Schneider Gary Branson Executive Director #staffRA Susan: 17th-century England with an entertaining storyline; slow at times, plotted well; strong sense of place and compelling writing style; Explores life during war, family gatherings, returning home Gary B: 1917, the main character injured on the battlefield; Takes up photography to pay the bills; His photos reveal things to him with unexpected results Jenni: Richly imagined and engrossing; the story of Thomas Gainsborough’s daughters told from their perspective; from country life to city life and art’s imitation of life; atmospheric, bittersweet, descriptive; themes of sister bonds and illness Danielle: Rags to riches story of a woman overcoming; linear, sweeping story; authentic complex likable characters; dramatic with gossip; hopeful and occasionally romantic; richly detailed https://youtu.be/WjlEEoGSP0w Watch more extensive reviews on our YouTube channel. Check out a full list of books at MarionLibrary.org. Please remember you can always place a hold if the book has not arrived yet or is currently checked out. new for young readers Look what we found....gently used books from the authors who will be visiting your Marion Public Library within the next few months. The BookMarket, run by the volunteers and board members of the BookMarks Friends group, offers great prices on gently used books that have been donated to Marion Public Library. Your next read, for ANY AGE GROUP or GENRE, is within reach. Your purchase fulfills the BookMarks mission of supporting Marion Public Library. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am-4pm (with an occasional late night Wednesday), and Saturday 10:30-1:30. MarionOHBookmarks.org for a full BookMarket schedule or to become a BookMarks donor. WHAT WILL YOU FIND? There are thousands of books to peruse.

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