Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Halloween Storytime with Mrs. Blue

Friday, October 28, 2011

November Book Club

The book club will meet on Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 PM to discuss The Shawl, by Cynthia Ozick.
All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Book & Pie Sale

Please support our annual book and pie sale to benefit the Marion Friends of the Library.

 Friday, October 21 

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


 Saturday, October 22 

9:00 AM - Noon

  • Volunteers are needed to work a short shift at the book sale and/or to bake.  Visit the library, call 926-4933 or email to learn more about volunteering.

  • This is the major fundraiser for the group, which provides funding for the library’s annual summer reading program.

  • We are currently accepting donations of books in very good condition for the sale.  Please, no encyclopedias, old text books or outdated reference materials. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Creepy Stuff for Teens

Do you love a good fright? What are some of your favorite scary books to read?

You might like:
Bad Girls Don’t Die Katie Alendar 
Once upon a time, a child was mocked to a violent, sad death. Now, it seeks revenge!

Clay David Almond
A clay statue can’t REALLY come to life and kill…unless its creator wills it...

Thirsty M.T. Anderson
From the moment he knows that he is destined to be a vampire, Chris thirsts for the blood of people around him. Can he keep humanity?

In the Forests of the Night Amelia Atwater-Rhoades
“I was transformed into what I am against my will.” Risika is 17. She has been since 1684.

The Seer of Shadows Avi
It’s New York City, 1872, and Horace sees dead people—in his photographs.

Coraline Neil Gaiman
Coraline discovers a mirror world that appears to improve upon her normal world. But her new parents do seem a bit odd...

Carrie Stephen King
Carrie is an alienated teenager gifted with some interesting psychic powers. And you thought YOUR prom was a nightmare!

Blood Ninja Nick Lake
A young samurai vampire must combat the horrors of the ninja vampires who decapitated his father (yes, really).

Monster’s Proof Richard Lewis
Math is a horrific enough subject for most people, but it’s even worse when it can create evil beings and rain chaos on the world!

The Restless Dead Deborah Noyes
Afraid of undead creatures? These ten stories by well-known authors tell you why you should be!

Killing Britney Sean Olin
Ever since Britney became the most popular girl at school, her life has been touched by tragedy. And the strange deaths continue...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth [Series] Carrie Ryan
In Mary’s world, there are two types of people—humans, and the flesh-eating undead.

18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe
18 terrifying tales by the classic master of horror. The Masque of the Red Death, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and more!

Visit the library to find a new favorite or browse our online catalog and reserve something for yourself using your library card and pin numbers. Unsure of your pin? Call 926-4933. We can help.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Go, Marion Black Knights!

Good luck, MCS athletes! Enjoy the homecoming festivities, everyone and have fun and safe weekend. 

 The library will be OPEN on Monday, Oct. 10 for Columbus Day.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October Book Club

All are welcome.

October 19            6:30 PM         A Stolen Life: A Memoir, by Jaycee Dugard

In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse.
For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation.
On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t think of myself as a victim. I survived.
A Stolen Life is my story—in my own words, in my own way, exactly as I remember it.