Ready to get engaged with the Marion Library Friends? We have some fun upcoming opportunities! 
Thanks for being a Friend of the Marion Public Library! The Friends Board appreciates your membership and your commitment to the library. We'd like to thank you and encourage you to participate and be engaged in other ways. We hope this newsletter will help you to be aware of volunteer opportunities and programming you won't want to miss. 
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Review a Book or Service 
for the Library
If you have a favorite book, movie, or library service that you'd like to review for the library's Footnotes blog, the staff would welcome your input! Footnotes is right on the front page at the library's website:; submit a review to Jo at The staff is always looking for new content and recommendations! Take a look to see what sorts of things have been reviewed to date.
New Lower Prices in 
Friends Bookstore!
If you haven't visited the Friends Book Store in awhile, reintroduce yourself! Friends of the Marion Library have discounted prices across the board in the store! These new prices are in effect:
  • Hardcover books - $2
  • Audio books - $2
  • DVDs - $2
  • Softcover books - $1
  • Board books - $1
  • Music CDs - $0.50
Come to a Friends Board Meeting:  New Time!

The Friends of the Marion Library meet monthly (except December) on the 4th Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. This is a new time! Please join us, we'd love to have you get involved, and attending board meetings is a great start!
Dates: Friday-Sunday, May 18-20
It's Arts Festival Weekend! We have a bonus for bargain shoppers: stop in the library for the best deals around in gently used books and media. Friday from 4-6 p.m. is open to Friends members only; but you can purchase a membership at the door for just $10! Browse all day Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. And on Sunday, come in between 2-4 p.m. and explore all the great stuff everyone else has missed all weekend: get a bag of books for $3.00; we provide the bags. Proceeds go to support programming at the library.
Historical Walking Tour  of Marion
Date: Tuesday, June 19
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Come join us for a one-hour walking tour of Uptown Marion with Mark Stoffer Hunter, research historian for the History Center in Cedar Rapids. We will gather at the library, take an informative stroll through Uptown, and then gather back at the library for a slide presentation and Q&A session. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to host Mr. Stoffer Hunter, who is known in the area as "Mr. History," or the city's "walking archive."   This program is sponsored by the Friends, and everyone is welcome! 
Golda Meir: The Journey Home
Date: Tuesday, October 16
Time: 7-8 p.m.
How does a girl born in the Ukraine and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin travel a path that will lead her to become Prime Minister of Israel? Jessica Michna, widely know for her riveting portrayals of notable women throughout history, presents this informative, entertaining program that explores Meir's rather circuitous route to fame and prestige. What roadblocks and detours did she encounter? How did she overcome them? Her journey is a fascinating one, filled with joy, sorrow, seriousness, and humor. Join us to hear Golda's story, in her own words. 

Get this one on your calendar now so you don't forget -- we promise an evening of tremendous entertainment! The program is sponsored by the Friends, and is free to all! 

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