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September 2022 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 September is Library Card Sign-up Month! We know we are "speaking to the choir" when we talk about signing up for a library card. You are receiving this newsletter email because you already HAVE your card. Thank you for being an active patron and using the resources the "lifelong learning card" affords you. What we do ask of you is to spread the word about the advantages of having a library card and visiting your library. Here are just a few you can share: : : Books galore - way more books than one could ever read. : : Access to databases -- all part of lifelong learning where you can upgrade professional skills, do genealogy and research, learn a new language, find business advice, seek out jobs and so much more : : More than books - you can check out magazines or movies, or peruse through hours of microfilm. : : Digital access - most everything mentioned is available on your digital device from the comfort of your own home with your library card. : : Computer Access - desktop computers with internet access are available for public use. : : Quiet Space - and a newspaper to enjoy in a quiet space : : Someone to help you -- our librarians are here to help with your research, your questions, to make suggestions and give support when needed. It's that time of year again... The Fall 2022 book is available at the front desk or for download for the ALL (Adult Lifelong Learning). We have a number of great programs that are sure to educate and motivate to get to the Library. Pricing structure is the same as the Spring classes, and we have more to choose from this time.

Registration starts on Monday, September 12 with the first class beginning on Monday, October 3. The Fall classes will span 6 weeks and end just before Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 17. No library card is needed, so this is the perfect opportunity to share your love for your Library by asking a friend who may be unfamiliar with the program to join you. Sampling of programs: Secrets of the White House and The Little Red Schoolhouse, Learn to Knit or Crochet, Ohio Shipwrecks, Lions and COVID and Monkey Pox, Oh My!, Genealogy at the Marion Public Library...and many more. LinkedIn Learning brush up on skills for school or work This is a one of those resource databases you can access with your Library card which was covered in Gary's article above, and it is at no cost to you. Whether it is for personal or professional reasons, LinkedIn Learning is here to help you learn a new skill and expand your knowledge. LinkedIn Learning has many expert-led video tutorials for your business, technology, and creative endeavors. You can improve your photography skills, conquer Microsoft Excel, figure out exactly what is website design, and so much more. Access from home or at the library with your library card and pin number from Book Discussions stop by, pick up a book, read and join the discussion. FICTION: September 6 @ 6pm The Italian Teacher: a novel by Tom Rachman NONFICTION: September 20 @ 6pm The Sum Of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee Full 2022 Book Discussions List Check our website CALENDAR for all of these program details:

Let's talk books. Our September 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 September. September 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. Speaking Volumes with Author Ruth Ozeki The BookMarks annual author-visit fundraiser will welcome Ruth Ozeki to Marion Public Library on Friday evening, October 28. Ozeki is the author of The Book of Form and Emptiness. The evening consist of: 6:00 pm: Social Hour - Mingle with the author before the main presentation. A limited number of tickets available for $75 per person (includes General Program + Book Signing). 7:00 pm: General Program - Tickets for the main speaking presentation are $30 per person (includes Book Signing). 8:00 pm: Book Signing - Books can be purchased at the event. Hear Ruth Ozeki talk about her years of writing. Enjoy the Library's space with desserts, beverages, and a cash bar. Tickets go on sale for BookMarks members Thursday, September 1 and the general public Monday, September 12. All proceeds support the operations of the Marion Public Library. Get your tickets from the Library front desk or online at

We are almost there..... Look for Ribbon Cutting news on the Let's Read 20 and Marion Public Library facebook pages for the permanent Book Walk at Marion Tallgrass trail. The stanchions are in, the book is being laminated, and the pages will be placed soon. And we are planning a celebration Ribbon Cutting with community friends. This fun project was made possible through a grant from Marion Community Foundation for Let's Read 20. We are connecting readers with active ways of learning and literacy and have had the pleasure of working with a few community partners on this project. All for the good of the community. 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 Unsubscribe {recipient's email} Update Profile | Constant Contact Data Notice Sent by powered by Try email marketing for free today!