Dec 2022

December 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 Our favorite reads of 2022. All of our staff members enjoy reading and sharing about what they have read. So don't be afraid to ask them about their most recent reads or about their favorite authors. Two times a month we gather for a Staff Readers Advisory meeting where we share our current reads and a little about the book. Many times, we are challenged as a group to read something out of our normal genera to get a taste of what and why others love what they read. This allows us to discover a new author, series or collection to add to our own reading list. During our most recent Readers Advisory we asked our staff to share their favorite read(s) from 2022. We invite you to peruse the book list below and see how many you can say you have read. Or how many of the books you might put on your 2023 reading list after seeing it was a staff member's favorite. Then, the graph below staff photos shows the top circulations of the year across the collections. Always very interesting to see what was most popular. PLEASE REMEMBER we will be CLOSED December 23-26 The Echo Chamber by John Boyne The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau The Shadow People by Graham Masterton

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles Sinkable by Daniel Stone Legendborn by Tracy Deonn Invisible child by Andrea Elliott Exhalation Stories by Ted Chiang Lark Ascending by Silas House Carpenters The Musical Legacy by Mike Cidoni Lennox & Chris May, with Richard Carpenter The Book Woman's Daughter by Michele Richardson Any Other Family by Eleanor Brown The Storyteller Not That Kind of Guy by Andie J. Christopher Tracy Flick Can't Win The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict It Ends With Us

by Dave Grohl by Tom Perrotta The Storyteller by David Grohl by Colleen Hoover Out of ideas for your Holiday Shopping? Search Consumer Reports for Inspiration. Consumer Reports’ Holiday Gift Guide has tips and deals for the upcoming holiday season. Find the best stocking stuffers for under $25, top tech gifts for under $100, and so much more. Already know the gift you are getting that special person on your shopping list? Research it on Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports has rigorously and independently tested thousands of consumer goods so you can find the best products for your holiday. Access in the library or from home at with your library card and pin. Book Discussions stop by, pick up a book, read and join the discussion. FICTION: December 6 @ 6pm Last Couple Standing - A Novel by Matthew Norman NONFICTION: December 20 @ 6pm The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio Full 2022 Book Discussions List Click our calendar to see the full month of programing

for December 2022 Library Calendar ADULTS Dementia Conversations Led by professionals at Marion Area Council On Aging, Wednesday, December 7 @ 5:30 FAMILY Tis the season to Build a snowflake!! We will have the toothpicks and marshmallows for you to be creative as a family. December 21 @ 5:30pm KIDS Adventure Authors specifically for kids 8-13. Bring your adventurous ideas to life by working together to come up with a story. December 7 @ 4pm ADULTS Woodland Elves return with another book release. Join the big elf and purchase the new book. Wednesday, December 14, 6:00pm Library CLOSED Dec 23, 24, 26 KIDS School Age Story Times added to the afternoon schedule Monday December 19 @ 4:30pm.

Let's talk books. Our December 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 December. December 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.

BookMarket offering Gift Certificates for stocking stuffers Let the reader in your life choose the books they love by giving a gift certificate to the BookMarket. The BookMarket offers gently used books at very reasonable prices. BookMarks volunteers man the shop on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 10am to 4 pm, and also two Saturday's a month. Check for a current listing of open hours. 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!