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Michael Jackson (born August 29, 1958) died five years ago today.  His influence as a musician still resonates today. Since his passing, his estate has earned over $700 million dollars according to Forbes Magazine. A recent release of some of his unfinished songs went to number 1 on the music charts in over 50 countries.  The album “Thriller” remains one of the top selling releases of all time and its epic short film/music video is generally considered the finest production of its kind ever made. Stop by your local library and checkout some of Michael’s CDs or read the book Michael by the editors of Rolling Stone owned by Marion.  Many of our branches also own the concert DVD made from the rehearsals for his planned but never started This is It tour.

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Don't Be Overwhelmed by Overdrive!

See our website (www.sbrl.org) for full instructions on how to download your favorite e-books and audio books! Seeing (and hearing) is believing!

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A variety of new titles will soon be coming to One Click Digital.  While exact availability of specific titles may differ from library to library, some of the downloads you may see on our OCD link on the webpage will include:

Unshaken by Francine Rivers

Splintered Bones by Carolyn Haines

Little Failure by Gary Shreyngart

To Paris With Love by Carl Weber

Wireless by Charles Stross

Strike of the Mountain Man by William Johnstone

The Forsaken by Ace Atkins

The Last Bride by Beverly Lewis

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Teen Program Tonight!

Don’t miss tonight’s Teen Tuesday program at 6:00 p.m. @ your local Marion library!  If you don’t come, none of the cool kids in the picture below will ever speak to you again and you’ll probably have to take your cousin to the junior prom!  (You’ll sit home alone during the senior prom because even your cousin won’t go with you by then!)  Join these great kids at the program and have plenty of fun as well. What a real social life may eventually cost your parents in terms of a prom gown or tux will be made up for in terms of how much fun you actually have!  Feel the raw peer pressure and race down here before it is too late!

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Storytime Fun!

Even as you read this post, a large group of kids are having summer fun with Miss Tracey and her helpers! Don’t miss out on all the excitement to be found at our library summer reading programs!  There may even be cowboys riding dinosaurs at one of the programs!

(It could happen! Wouldn’t you hate yourself if you missed it? ) Don’t take any chances! Come to Storytime every single week!

 

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You may have grown up reading about Bruce Banner- The Incredible Hulk.  You remember him from books that told the story of how he was a brilliant scientist who accidentally altered his metabolism so that whenever he became angry, he turned into a super powered green humanoid who became a hunted and haunted figure known as the Hulk.  (Don’t you hate it when that happens?)  He was loved by Betty Ross and hated by her father General Ross who wanted to destroy him. You might want to stop by the graphic novel collection in the downstairs section of Youth Services and check out a book by Jeph Loeb called Red Hulk. It tells the story of how two very different red colored “hulks” show up and present several challenges to Banner and his own allies.  The mysterious male Red Hulk is a sarcastic brute who is far more dangerous than the original Hulk ever was.  The female Red She Hulk is equally crafty. Ultimately,  the Red Hulks are revealed to be the two Rosses and the story of how they became Hulks and what their new roles mean for Bruce Banner makes a very creative narrative that will appeal to fans of the old Hulk and new readers as well.  So you could think of it like this, they aren’t your father’s green hued giants!  This book is only one of the selections to be found in the library’s graphic novel collection!

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