Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
The Marion Library wishes a very happy Thanksgiving to all of our patrons.
As a reminder, the library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th in honor of the holiday.
Look for the community angel tree starting Monday, November 23.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Bring/send finished projects to the Marion Library by Friday, Dec. 18.
Any favorite pattern will do, but if you are looking for ideas here are simple patterns for knit and crochet projects, perfect for beginners:
Suits Everyone Fits Everyone Hat
Rolled brim hat
Super simple hat
Simple Skateboarder Hat
Beginner Garter Stitch Scarf
Double Dropped Scarf
Simple Crochet Scarf
For more patterns suggestions see discussion thread on Facebook.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Chances are, if you're not on Facebook already, then you're likely to be getting on it pretty soon. Whether it's your kids or your neighbor (or those old friends you just reunited with at your high school reunion), people around you have been nagging you to sign up, set up a profile, and start "social-networking" with all your friends. Social-networking sites such as Facebook (and MySpace, Bebo, LinkedIn, etc) are increasingly turning into the first place people go when they get on the Internet, as these services offer e-mail, chat, music players, photo sharing, and so much more beyond just staying in touch with your Friends.
Sign up for the library's facebook 101 class on 11/24 and set up your profile, learn how to add pictures, send messages, deal with privacy settings, and more.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
For storytime this week children are invited to wear a costume for a little Halloween fun.
Join us this Wednesday morning, 10/28 from 10:15-11:00.
I would like to thank the community for a successful book and pie sale! Your support of the Marion Friends of the Library group is much appreciated. Thank you to those who donated and/or purchased books, and to those who baked delicious pies or other goodies. And of course, thanks to those folks who bought and ate them! : )
You know what they say, "Many hands make light work." Here's a shout out to the volunteers who set up, worked the sale and/or tore down the sale. You were very helpful and also greatly appreciated!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Setup will be Wednesday, October 21 in the evening and the book & pie sale will run Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24. Thank you for your help!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
The knitting group will kick off fall with a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 6:00. All are welcome!
Coming soon... storytime - Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00 AM beginning Sept. 23.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Storytime will resume on Wednesday mornings beginning September 23, 10:15 - 11:00 AM. The first 15 minutes are designated for acclimating the children and helping them select and check out out books.
Visit the library or call to sign up: 926-4933
Monday, August 24, 2009
Parent/Child Massage Class
Marcie, a local licensed massage therapist will teach you massage techniques to help your child deal with common childhood ailments such as earaches, growing pains, sinus/chest congestion and lymph drainage to boost immunity.
Please wear comfortable clothing (t-shirt & shorts) and bring a pillow and a blanket.
Wednesday, August 26, 6:30
Local Author, Michael Pealo will join the book club as they meet to discuss his new novel, "August Storms."
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
There are also many wonderful volunteers who helped make our programs run seamlessly. Shout outs go to Kacey Sturtz and her Girl Scouts Troops #212 and #327, Andy Sippel, Paula Rinella Matt Royer and Lacey Gardner. Oh, and thank you, Cami & Martha. : ) We would never have managed without all of you!
Julie Rinella, Broderick Walker, Amanda Ebert, Brett Gunio, Stephanie Fisher and Laura Passmore generously shared their time and talents with the kids to provide fun and enriching programs.
Thank you to local businesses for generous donations of gift certificates for terriffic weekly prizes including, Marks Pizza, Kutz Salon, Our House Restaurant and PJ's Ice Cream.
Also, many thanks go to the patrons and families who generously donated sidewalk chalk and snacks to feed the little darlings at craft-n-snack. Thank you to Seneca Foods for the donation of Apple Chips.
As you can see, this has been a community effort. Well done, everyone!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Here's a reminder about how you can download audio books for free, which was featured on the news recently.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
This little guy didn't know how magical he was!
Magical (talking!) Mrs. Write gave us tips about creative writing...
"This card will work in fffffffforty-two libraries!"
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
FREE entertainment for the whole family
- audience participation
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
We've been able to dodge the rain for the last couple of craft-n-snack sessions and hold the programs outside, which has been a good thing since we've been a bit messy!
Kids ages pre-k - 4th grade are welcome to join us next Tuesday, July 28 2:30 - 4:00 for our last craft-n-snack gathering.
Other upcoming Activities...
Book signing TONIGHT, Wednesday July 22, 6:30 PM - local author, Michael Pealo will present his new novel, August Storms
Saturday Aug. 1, 11:00 AM - The Family Book Club will gather for discussion, activity and refreshments. There is still time to join.
Monday Aug. 3, 6:30 PM - Moreland the Magician will visit our library!
Wednesday Aug. 5 - Red Cross Blood Drive in the community room
Friday Aug. 7, 2:30 - 4:00 - Movie Day, showing High School Musical III
Monday, July 20, 2009
Congratulations to our summer reading weekly prize drawing winners for last week:
There are lots more wonderful prizes to be given away. Visit the library each week to enter the summer reading drawing! Thank you to PJ's Ice Cream, Marks Pizzeria, Our House Restaurant and Kutz Salon for their generous donations of gift certificates.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
A special thank you to Broderick Walker, who shared his time and talents with our teens and tweens yesterday. His enthusiasm for photography made a great impression on the kids and they had fun trying something new by posing as a model, experimenting with lighting and getting to compose a portrait with photo equipment they've never used before. Very cool!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Join us to learn about Michael's inspiration for his new book,
August Storms, Journey of an Abused Woman.
He will introduce his new book at the library, give us a brief overview and answer questions before signing copies.
Light refreshments will be served.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
On Wednesday we had PJ Story time with Mrs. Blue and special guest, Mrs. Rinella, who brought her guitar for sing-along fun.
Thursday was the day teens learned about graffiti style art and applied their creative skills to the sidewalks of downtown Marion. While the theme Urban Art might be a stretch for our quaint, little village... um... well, you get the idea! After the fun we cooled off and celebrated our artistry with rootbeer floats in the community room. Before the rains comes again, I hope you get a chance to see the kids' work.
Friday was a great day to hang out, munch popcorn, and watch Happy Feet.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
The library would like to thank M&T bank for their generous contribution of $500 to our summer reading program. Because of this we are able to offer more programs than ever! We're offering craft-n-snack days, story times, activities for middle-schoolers, movies days and a book club. Plus, there will be a magical guest in August with some tricks up his sleeve...
Thank you, M&T Bank!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Everyone else, better luck next time as there will be another chance for you to win a new prize basket in the fall... Keep reading and visit the library for more details.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Visit the library to sign up and each participating family will receive a complimentary copy of The Van Gogh Cafe, by Cynthia Rylant. Enjoy the book together and the club will meet on Saturday August 1 at 11:00 AM for discussion, activity and refreshments.
Please sign up by July 2 so books can be ordered.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
EXPRESS YOURSELF, for kids 5th grade and up
During the week of sign-ups kids are invited to hunt for golden paint brushes, which are hidden inside the library. Small prizes may be chosen by those lucky enough to find one. GOOD LUCK!
A special thank you goes to M & T bank, who has given the Marion Library a generous grant for our summer programs.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Share your "trail adventures" pictures with our library Facebook group or email them to me!
PASSPORTS are still available in the library.
Friday, May 1, 2009
How about joining the Book Club? This month's selection is Bread Alone, by Judith Ryan Hendricks. The group will meet on Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30 for discussion. Reserve your copy soon. All are welcome.
Storytime continues on Wednesday mornings at 10:15.
Kids Movie Day:
Friday, May 15 - after school.
We'll be showing Bedtime Stories.
Knot Only Knitters :
Mondays May 4 and 18, 12:00 noon - 2:00 PM
Tuesdays May 12 and 26, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
All are welcome.
Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 PM
All are welcome.
Kids Freestyle Friday:
Friday, May 29 - after school
Games, puzzles and unplugged fun...
We will be closed on Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Need something to listen to? Borrow or download an audiobook for your next road trip or commute.
Click HERE to browse the Pioneer Library System's OWWL 2 Go online catalog.
With downloadable books available from the library, you can listen to audiobooks on your computer, using your digital audio device (mp3 player/ipod) or by burning CDs.
The library also has a large collection of books on CD and on cassette tape to check out.
All free with your library card!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
3:30 - 5:00PM
- Bring a snack to share if you like.