Friday, February 26, 2010

Snow Day

The Library will be closed today (Friday) due to snowy weather conditions.  
We plan to be open Saturday 9:00 AM - Noon, regular hours. 

Stay warm and safe.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Got Cabin Fever?

We're on the backside of winter. Daylight comes earlier and lingers a bit longer in the evenings. We've almost made it to spring! Of course they say we're in for a whopper of a snowstorm later this week. Now is the perfect time to checkout some books to pass your time indoors...

Here's just a small glimpse of what's new in the Marion library:

Family ties prove deadly in the brilliant new Jesse Stone novel from New York Times-bestselling author Robert B. Parker. 

What happens when a thirty-five-year-old average American woman spends one year following every piece of Oprah Winfrey's advice on how to "live your best life"? Robyn Okrant devoted 2008 to adhering to all of Oprah's suggestions and guidance delivered via her television show, her Web site, and her magazine. LIVING OPRAH is a month-by-month account of that year.
Some of the challenges included enrollment in Oprah's Best Life Challenge for physical fitness and weight control, living vegan, and participating in Oprah's Book Club. After 365 days of LIVING OPRAH, Okrant reflects on the rewards won and lessons learned as well as the tolls exacted by the experiment.

In this heartfelt and incisive new novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family.

The New York Times bestselling author and master of medical suspense delivers another shocker of a thriller filled with insider details and a terrifying psychopath.
Four murders.
Three accidents.
Two suicides.
One left…

Those who carry the truth sometimes bear a terrible burden...
Filled with stunning parallels to today's world, The Postmistress is a sweeping novel about the loss of innocence of two extraordinary women-and of two countries torn apart by war.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thank You, Brownies!

The Marion Library would like to sincerely thank Marion Brownie troop #1127 for their generous donation of an American Flag and stand for our community room. What an awesome contribution for all to enjoy!


The troop includes Tiffany Brugge, Morgan Henning, Danielle Milton, Carley Randall, Olivia Restey, Natalie Vernon, Alyson VanCamp, Olivia Wolanski, Elly Hepburn, Skye Smith, Ciera Randolph, leader-Laura Brugge and co-leader-Michelle Milton.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Operation Helmetliner

I've spoken informally about a worthy project with a few crafty patrons and staff members, but am thinking, the more the merrier!

Checkout Citizen SAM. Specifically, select find out more where you see Operation Helmetliner. If you'd like to join our efforts and have your handmade item included in our package, bring finished projects to the library by the end of February.

Please keep in mind:
IT MUST BE 100% Wool or it will not be sent. Acrylic and acrylic blends pose a fire/melting hazard and do not have the same insulating properties of wool. Select yarn that is black, brown, dark gray or black (preferred). Visit Citizen SAM for more details and patterns.

Knot Only Knitters groups meet in the library on Mondays from 12:00 noon - 2:00 PM and on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. You don't have to be a knitter to join. Anyone is welcome to attend and to bring whatever they are working on: knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, needlework, whatever!